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Tours and courses 2018

Stencil Library tours and courses
STENCIL TECHNIQUES with tour - day class 9:45am - 5pm - April 7 2018, May 20 2018 £80.00
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 £40.00 which includes brushes.
STENCIL TECHNIQUES FOR FURNITURE - day class 9:45am - 5pm - April 8 2018 £95.00
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 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.
MIRROR IMAGE - day class - No dates yet, contact us if interested £95.00
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.
**NEW** CHINESE FAKEAWAY - HOW TO CREATE CHINOISERIE WALLPAPER STYLE WITH STENCILS - day class 9:15am-5:30pm - May 26 2018, September 8 2018 £140.00
Fake your own Chinoiserie walls with stencils. We will explore ways of using stencils to create the look of hand painted Chinese wallpapers from the 1700's to the present day. Decorative panels with corner treatments form part of the class along with simple gilding and broken colour techniques. Students take home an exclusive stencil set to help create their murals and panels, discount will be given on the day if further stencils are desired.
**NEW** STENCIL TECHNIQUES FOR FABRIC - half day 9am-1pm - May 27 2018, September 9 2018 £72.00
This class gives you the knowledge, experience and technique to successfully stencil fabrics for home decoration and clothing. Using an elaborate, Moroccan style, square stencil and matching borders we will decorate a length of fabric. During the class you will learn how to apply colour, repeat the patterns, how to measure for symmetry and connect corners in your project. The stencil set is yours to take home, along with your project, and is suitable for walls, floors and furniture decoration not just fabric.
INFORMATION FOR ALL CLASSES
Total beginners and those with previous stencilling experience should benefit from any 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. Refreshments, lunch (vegetarian) and materials are provided on full day classes. Please advise us if you have any allergies or dietary requirements. Refreshments and materials are provided on half day classes. We offer a price reduction of £5.00 per class per person when two or more classes are booked at the same time (does not apply to House Tours).
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 those places. 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 last about 2.5-3 hours.

DATES: May 25 2018 7pm, June 24 2018 10am, June 27 2018 7pm, July 7 2018 10am, Sept 7 2018 7pm. PRICE £12.00 per person.
**NEW** TOUR OF THE STENCILLED HOME, TEA & STENCILLING A CUSHION
A variation on our standard 'Tour of the Stencilled Home'. You get the full guided house tour around The Stencilled Home, Northumbrian Afternoon Tea, and instead of the demo, everyone gets to 'Make and Take' a stencilled cushion cover (they take little room in luggage). Ideal for a treat to yourself or a group of friends. Allow 3-4 hours.

DATES: May 23 2018 1pm, June 7 2018 1pm, July 8 2018 1pm PRICE: £38.00 per person.
GENERAL
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 (4 on Chinoiserie and Fabric due to the size of the projects) and House Tours to a maximum of 15 persons, House Tours with Cushion Making a maximum of 8 persons (minimum 4). 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 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, but reserve the right to do so.

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