Autumn courses at Nant

at Nant Studios
Autumn 2015
Essential materials are included but a list of suggested optional extras will be provided.
COPTIC BINDING 24th September  £25
This attractive method of creating books can be adapted for photo albums, books containing envelopes for precious items, scrapbooks and sketchbooks. These books open flat when laid on a table and can contain a variety of paper and card types of your own choice.

OPEN SPINE BINDING 27th September  £25
using tapes and a variety of decorative stitches. Make an A5 portrait format book with hard covers constructed using tapes and ribbons sewn with coloured stitching to secure the pages. The tapes neatly wrap around the sides of the covers adding extra interest and strength.
Create a multi-colour print using either traditional or 'easy cut' lino using the reduction method. Tips on creating a design, cutting and inking your plate, registration and printing.Materials provided. A set of beginners lino cut tools may be purchased for £5- please order when booking.(led by Carole)

DRYPOINT  October 14th £25
Competent with a pen or pencil? Exchange a 3B for a needlepoint and give drypoint a try. Incised perspex plates produce line-based prints with a character all their own. Work from one of your sketchbook studies and develop it into a print suitable for framing!
Using a professional printing press, Glenn and Carole will guide you through the process. Price inclusive of all materials required to produce [6] prints

SILKSCREEN PRINTING September 20th £35
A beginners introduction to silkscreen printing, using paper stencils and acrylic ink on paper.
Participants will be guided through the processes and techniques used to create their own print using 2 layers of ink. Guidance will be given on choosing a suitable image, mixing ink, printing, registration and trouble shooting.All specialist materials and equipment provided: just bring a scalpel with a sharp new blade and a selection of ideas.Maximum of 3 people.
MONOTYPE October 17th £25
Confident with charcoal or paint? Exchange the willow and brush for the rag and cotton bud! A tonal-based medium ideal for conveying atmosphere, light and shadow.
Using a professional printing press, Glenn and Carole will guide you through the wide range of possibilities this versatile medium offers.Price inclusive of all materials required to produce [6] prints


Portrait Drawing   from the life model September 22nd £25
Using Carole King as our model, we will investigate proportion, form and structure using drawing media of your choice graphite, charcoal,  conte etc to produce a tonal study.
Portrait painter and draughtsman Glenn Ibbitson will provide guidance and suggestions
Bring drawing media of your choice
Paper and easels provided
is essential
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Non returnable payment in advance secures your place.
Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own lunch.

Workshops for late Summer

News about a few fast approaching events: bookings are now being taken for these workshops at various locations.
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Workshops start on Sept 8th  in Tregaron with the 'INSPIRE' festival at the Talbot Hotel in the centre of the town. A new event for mid Wales, there will be an exhibition of crafts as well as a series of short workshops, covering a range of crafts. 
I will be teaching an introduction to bookbinding session suitable for beginners which wil cover simple pamphlet books and move on to concertina books suitable as sketch books, journals, photo albums or scrap books.
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Early booking is advised.
£25 for 3hr session materials included.

This will be shortly followed by a 'Make it in Wales' session in Aberporth.
Make it in Wales is a new venture bringing creative courses to West Wales, using  the wealth of knowledge at the finger tips of our artists and makers .
My workshop will be on 15th September in Aberporth. Participants will take home with them a beautiful A5 hand stitched and bound book, ready to fill with their own drawings or perhaps their family heirloom recipes. See f
or further details and booking.

In October there will be a one day drawing workshop in Crymych tutored by Glenn Ibbitson with myself as the life model.
10th October Ysgol Preseli art room. 10 -4pm  £20
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Workshops at Nant will start in October covering our usual full range of options: Leaflet ├ánd further information available soon
'Make it in Wales' course participants will be making books like these
Life drawing October 10th
image Glenn Ibbitson

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