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Summer Workshops at New Brewery Arts Cirencester

New Brewery Arts is Gloucestershire’s hub of visual and performing arts and crafts – inspiring learning and culture for the enrichment of all, regardless of age, ability or privilege. A centre for excellence, the central location makes it a must for any visitor to Cirencester. Click here for further details
Exclusive accommodation rates of £75 per room Bed & Breakfast are available to those enrolling in one of the Summer Workshops.

Please call Cotswold Water Park Reservations Team for details 01285 864000

History of Art Summer Schools

History of Art Summer Schools
Laura Mellor
£132 including lunch and refreshments

14th-15th-16th July
Why Landscapes? - The Portrait as Trade Goods - Glimpses of Interiors
Panoramas to local scenes - family values in the portrait - palaces to hovels

11th-12th-13th August
Cubism x Three: Analytic - Synthetic - Orphic
Making sense out of nonsense....order out of chaos

Picture Framing
Ivan Nicholls
Weekend: 6,7 June
This two day course is suitable for the complete beginner or students returning to expand their knowledge and experience.

3 day: 17,18, 19 July
Here is a wonderful opportunity to not only learn or revise the basics of picture framing but to also undertake projects of your own under constant supervision or expand your technique/experience and enjoy the rewards of framing

5 day 24-28 August

Feather Headpieces Weekend
Sarah Cant
Saturday 25th 10am-4.30pm
and Sunday 26th July 10am-3.30pm


Spend 2 days learning how to manipulate, dye and arrange feathers into elaborate headpieces. Participants will complete a piece of their own design and construction.

Life Drawing Masterclass
Fiona McIntyre
27th-30th July10am – 4pm each day
An intensive 4 day course to develop Colour, Mark-Making and Spontaneity

Stone Carving Masterclass
Rory Young and Richard Bossons
Monday 3rd - Friday 7th August
9am – 5pm each day

Rory Young is a self taught figurative sculptor, designer and conservator responsible for modelling the Genesis Cycle carvings on the Great West Doorway of York Minster, the life-size Millennium Pilgrim statue in Southwell Minster and many other church and private commissions.

Richard Bossons is an architectural stone carver, mason and letter cutter, with work experience in commercial and Cathedral workshops, now self employed and working to commission in all three disciplines.

From oceans to forests, mermen to green men, and all flora and fauna in between, bring a design, model or idea to carve with expert tuition. Work from a block that will lend itself to either deep relief or fully three-dimensional work, from fine detailed foliage to broad textured surfaces.

Sue Brown
18th, 19th, 20th August

Collagraph printmaking is an accessible process using everyday materials. Spend 3 days making a plate using tile cement and carborundum and printing it using several techniques. Suitable for complete beginners to printmaking and experienced artists looking for new techniques.

Beading and Wiring Weekend
Marlene Hounan
Saturday 22rd and Sunday 23rd August
£74 weekend or £39 per day

Day one - make a necklace and bracelet from new and recycled beads and then learn the basics of wiring
Day two – perfect your wiring skills to make your own unique piece of jewellery.

Colour Your Jewellery Weekend
Clare John
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August

Learn how to add colour to your jewellery using non-toxic odourless resins. We will be embedding objects and photos, using gel resins in rings, casting into silicone moulds and problem solving. You are welcome to bring your own work - blanks will also be supplied.