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Tours and courses 2017

Stencil Library tours and courses
STENCIL TECHNIQUES with tour - day class (Saturdays April 29th & June 10th).
This class gives a good base to develop stencilling skills along with plenty of inspiration for using them. The day involves practical work, demonstrations and a visit to stencilled rooms at Stocksfield Hall. Students will learn to cut a stencil and experiment with different media and surfaces including fabric. Participants should gain confidence and skills to tackle larger scale projects such as walls, floors and soft furnishings. Students should leave with their completed samples and a starter kit worth around £30.00 which includes brushes.
STENCIL TECHNIQUES FOR FURNITURE - day class (Sundays April 30th & June 11th).
Students will experiment with a collection of corner, border, repeat and spot motif stencils to create panels, circlets and overall pattern. Special attention is given to corners, symmetry and contrast panels. Simple fantasy finishes and decoupage will be demonstrated. Students will practice with paint and metal leaf. Many of the skills learned will apply to larger projects too. Participants should gain skills and confidence to customise pieces of furniture and other small scale projects. Students take home more than £50.00 worth of stencils and completed samples of work along with notes to accompany the class.
MIRROR IMAGE - day class (Monday June 12th - other dates TBC).
Create a decorative mirror finish on a framed acrylic panel (size approx 30x40cms). Students will explore stencilling reverse colour onto a transparent surface before gilding it. A unique water gilding process and metal leaf will be employed. This technique can transform flat glass or acrylic into a decorative mirror effect suitable for wall panels, splash-backs and furniture. The mirror frame will be decorated using another gilding process. Students keep framed panel, stencil and notes.
FEES and INFORMATION FOR ALL CLASSES
Total beginners and those with previous stencilling experience should benefit from either class. Also, the classes may be useful for those that are already teaching paint related workshops and want to add some extra skills to their repertoire. We will start with the basic stencil skills then build. Once the techniques have been demonstrated the students will work and experiment to their own level. Bring a note book, tape measure and an overall/apron.
The cost of the Stencil Techniques for Furniture and the Mirror Image day class are £95.00 each and the Stencil Techniques with Tour is £75.00. Refreshments, lunch and materials are provided. We offer a price reduction of £5.00 per class when both classes are attended on the same weekend. Stencil days are hosted on Saturdays and furniture classes on Sundays. This is to provide better value for those that have to travel far. A student does not need to have completed our Stencil Techniques Day class before booking the Furniture or Mirror class but if an entire weekend can be spared it is well worth doing both together. Stencil brushes are provided for students attending Stencil Techniques with Tour, brushes can be bought on site for the other classes or bring your own.
Refreshments are served at 09.45, we start stencilling at 10.00 and finish at 17.00.
ACCOMMODATION
We are a short train ride or a longer bus ride from the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne and the historic market towns of Hexham and Corbridge. There is accommodation to suit various budgets in Newcastle, Hexham and Corbridge, and public transport available to Stocksfield where we are based. There is also B&B accommodation in Stocksfield village but you will need to walk or drive from this. We have a car park for visitors to the Stencil Library. Newcastle upon Tyne, is 17 miles away and has an airport, train, bus and coach station.
TOURS OF THE STENCILLED HOME
All of the rooms in Stocksfield Hall are decorated with stencils. The house has been featured on television and in many books and magazines. The tour visits most of the rooms and the decoration of the different surfaces is explained and discussion is encouraged. After light refreshments a demonstration of basic stencil techniques is given.
Tours are on Wednesday evening: 15th November 2017 - start 19.00 finish around 21.30pm. Saturday morning: December 9th 2017 - start 10am, finish around 12:30.
Cost £10.00 per person
The classes and tours take place in a private home, there are uneven floors and stairs. The house can be cold, even in summer… wear layers!
Classes are limited to a maximum of 6 students and Tours to a maximum of 15 persons. We can also host private classes or tours on other dates by request.
All classes and tours must be booked in advance; full payment is required with your booking and confirmation will be sent upon receipt. Cheques made payable to The Stencil Library at the address below. Credit card payments are accepted by phone, fax or PayPal In the event of customer cancellation, no money will be refunded unless 14 days notice is given or we can fill your place on the class. We will endeavour not to cancel a class unless unavoidable.

The Stencil Library, Stocksfield Hall, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7TN, United Kingdom
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