Articles featuring Missenden Abbey

  • Magnificent Masterpieces 14th Century to the Present Day – Part 2 – The 17th to 21st Century

    Listed on June 19, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Suitable for everyone: newcomers to art history, as well as those with a passionate interest in particular periods. Richard will introduce you to the objective, emotional and spiritual manifestations of Western art from the 14th century to the present day, exploring many aspects of paintings and sculptures through an adventure of nearly a thousand years...

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  • Magnificent Masterpieces 14th Century to the Present Day – Part 1 – The 14th to 16th Century

    Listed on June 18, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Suitable for everyone: newcomers to art history, as well as those with a passionate interest in particular periods. Richard will introduce you to the objective, emotional and spiritual manifestations of Western art from the 14th century to the present day, exploring many aspects of paintings and sculptures through an adventure of nearly a thousand years...

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  • Botanical Illustration – Wild Meadow Flowers

    Listed on June 17, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    We aim to illustrate the wild species abundant at this time of the year. If possible, we will visit them on site, but in any case there will be time to learn how to draw them, compose pictures and use watercolours precisely to produce colourful detailed flower portraits.

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  • Creative Stained Glass

    Listed on June 17, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    A practical workshop for glass enthusiasts to work on an individual project and complete a decorative panel or window. Improve and develop your skills in designing and working with glass. Guidance will be given in all techniques from cutting to glazing and soldering. Take home a completed panel!

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  • Fabulous and Fearless Free Motion Machine Embroidery

    Listed on June 17, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Spend a weekend mastering the art of free motion machine embroidery to create lines, shapes, words, patterns and appliqué designs.

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  • Woodcarving

    Listed on June 4, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    These courses take learners from complete beginners to the very advanced through a carefully planned series of projects covering traditional and modern carving styles such as foliage ornament and frame or architectural mouldings, figure and animal carving in the round, lettercutting and abstract sculpture. Design skills are also included. Learners can enrol on single courses...

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  • Chinese Brush Painting – Landscape Painting Techniques

    Listed on May 23, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Through hands-on exercises and guidance from the tutor, this one day course will introduce you to the techniques used to paint landscapes in the Chinese style, using water and ink, light colour and re-colour, as well as the basic method of painting colour.

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  • Discover your Inner Artist

    Listed on May 20, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    This course is for anyone wanting to find new ways of expressing their creativity through mixed media. It is an exciting opportunity to create ideas from surprising sources, developing them in ways that will achieve several varied and exciting outcomes using techniques such as printing, wire work, paper and textile manipulation.

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  • Chinese Brush Painting for Beginners

    Listed on May 20, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    This course will introduce you to the basic techniques of Chinese brush painting and give you the tools to paint in the traditional Chinese way: Xuan paper, ink and colour. The tutor will explain the characteristics of Chinese painting and, through a series of hands-on exercises, you will practise the techniques learnt.

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  • Moving Figures in Watercolour

    Listed on May 20, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    This is a unique opportunity to practise watercolour techniques whilst learning how to depict movement of the human figure. Through demonstrations, you will be shown how to visually express the dynamics of the figure, whilst learning the principles of motion, including impressions of dancing, exercising and other movements of the human body.

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  • Soutache – Bead Jewellery Making

    Listed on May 20, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Learn all the basics needed for bead embroidery, creating your own reference sampler as you work, and then use your new skills to finish two projects. Have fun exploring shape, form and colour and open up a world of possibilities. Additional costs will be incurred for course materials. Please refer to the Course Information Sheet.

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  • Stitching the Textured Surface

    Listed on May 20, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Create mixed-media surfaces using different techniques and prepare them ready for stitch. We will be concentrating mainly on completing the textured surfaces which will then be ready to stitch into at a later date.

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  • Design and Make Amigurumi – Crochet Toys

    Listed on May 20, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    If you have ever wondered what amigurumi are all about, join us to explore the different shapes and techniques to design and make your very own bundle of cuteness! You will only need to know how to make a chain, double crochet and slip stitch.

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  • Graphology – Explore the Personality through Handwriting

    Listed on May 14, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    The fascinating science of graphology, combined with simple psychological theories, enable understanding of the dynamics of relationships and of the criminal mind and why some people take the anti-social route. There will be practical investigation of well-known cases through handwriting samples and participants are invited to bring samples of handwriting for analysis. An ethical approach...

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  • Taking Control of your Photos on the Camera and Computer

    Listed on May 14, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Aiming to take you beyond simple snapshots, this course offers you the opportunity to capture images that have personal meaning and individuality, from people to landscapes, architecture, nature, people, still life or movement. If you want to have control over your camera and get the best results through digital manipulation using Photoshop Elements, then this...

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  • Learn to use a Sewing Machine

    Listed on May 13, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    A course for absolute beginners to learn the basic uses of a sewing machine. Learn about the machine parts and maintenance of the machine, about using the correct needles and threads and how to wind the bobbin, thread the machine correctly and adjust the tension. You will then learn how to start and finish, practise...

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  • Painting Irises in Watercolour

    Listed on May 13, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Irises come in an assortment of beautiful colours. Jill will show you how to create an accurate drawing and demonstrate how to colour mix and apply the watercolours to achieve a painting that not only pleases the eye but also demonstrates the skills learnt during the course.

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  • Print, Transfer, Stitch …

    Listed on May 13, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Gain an understanding of the way transfer paint and dyes work, using printing blocks and painted papers to build layers of colour to transfer onto synthetic fabrics. Mixing these shiny surfaces with flat dyes and cottons, we will cut and collage shapes onto a surface and use a few machine embroidery tricks to embellish.

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  • Rag Rug Making – Make a Sofa Art Cushion

    Listed on May 13, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Your sofa art cushion will be made with gorgeous reclaimed textiles that will be worked onto a hessian backcloth. Create a unique piece of work, using simple hand tools and techniques, for a looped or clippy surface that will jazz up your sofa!

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  • Silver Jewellery Making

    Listed on May 13, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Total beginners, and those with some experience, will complete two or three projects involving skills such as cutting, filing, forging, drilling, soldering, stone setting and polishing. Using hand tools, power tools, heat and chemicals, learners will transform silver and other metals to create beautiful pieces of jewellery to treasure. All materials can be bought from...

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  • Bridge – The Weak Twos (Benjamin Acol)

    Listed on May 7, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    A half-day course practising Benjaminised Acol, the system of weak twos in the majors and strong twos in the minors, which is a very popular convention for players with some experience who want to increase their competitive edge and enjoy the benefits resulting from adding this very competitive tool to their bridge knowledge.

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  • Portrait Drawing in Charcoal

    Listed on May 7, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Work alongside award-winning portrait artist Peter Keegan on this day course where you will capture unique portrait subjects in charcoal. Using photographs provided by the tutor, or ones you bring with you, you will explore a range of techniques including beginning a drawing, capturing tonal values, facial details and ultimately a likeness.

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  • Japanese Sumi-e – Traditional art form of Japanese ink painting

    Listed on May 7, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    An introduction to Sumi-e, the ancient art of creating Japanese ink pictures or Japanese brush painting. Traditionally, these paintings feature subjects from the natural world such as flowers and birds. The Japanese experience painting as a form of meditation that brings peace and harmony to the artist and the finished pieces are intended to inspire...

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  • Make an Occasion Hat for a Summer Event

    Listed on May 6, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    This course will help you complete your outfit for your special event: Ascot, weddings, the Derby etc! These require Occasion Hats - so find your outfit and come along to create your exclusive accessory, from start to finish. You will receive styling guidance on what suits you, along with help to complete your design. Only...

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  • Dyeing the Blues

    Listed on May 6, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Learn how to prepare fabric using Japanese Shibori resist techniques. After experimenting with stitching, tying, clamping and wrapping techniques you will dye the results with indigo, that most magical of dyes, to produce a range of samples for future reference or to be turned into a unique project.

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  • Chinese Brush Painting – Mist and Waterfalls

    Listed on April 30, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Through tutor demonstrations and one-to-one guidance, beginners will learn the basic skills of landscape painting in free hand style, painting trees, rocks, mountains and waterfalls and mist. More experienced artists will develop and expand skills in all aspects of landscape painting. You will also learn how to mount a picture in the traditional Chinese way.

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  • Woodcarving

    Listed on April 30, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    These courses take learners from complete beginners to the very advanced through a carefully planned series of projects covering traditional and modern carving styles such as foliage ornament and frame or architectural mouldings, figure and animal carving in the round, lettercutting and abstract sculpture. Design skills are also included. Learners can enrol on single courses...

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  • Felt Teddy Bear Making

    Listed on April 29, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Using needle felting techniques and colourful Merino fleece we will create cute teddy bears to keep or give as presents. No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided. There will be a charge of £5 per person to cover materials used, payable to the tutor. Be prepared to create a family of bears!

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  • How to Write your Life Experiences and Memoirs

    Listed on April 29, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    We all have a rich treasury of anecdotes to share. But where do you start? Enjoyable exercises will help trigger memories and tell your story in a way that's lively and engaging. Whether you're writing for publication, family and friends, or simply to understand the meaning of your own life, this course will smooth the...

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  • Tai Ji Quan

    Listed on April 29, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Tai Ji Quan and Qigong (Tai Chi & Chi Kung) stimulate the mind, balance energy levels and strengthen the immune system. Through practice and exercise, you will feel encouraged by improved vitality and feelings of well being. The work can be adapted to individual fitness and health needs.

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