Europa Business Park - The School of Decorative Art Location

Courses

 

The School of Decorative Art caters for beginners (no previous experience required) and advanced students alike with both weekend and full week courses available. All courses cover the introductions to tools and materials as well as the course practice from start to finish.

Course dates are listed first, with course types and descriptions displayed below.

Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. There is cafe on site (Mon-Fri), or bring your own and enjoy it in the studio lounge or on the bowling green!

 

Students will receive handouts on each subject and be afforded the opportunity to build-up that all important portfolio of work.

A Certificate of attendance will be issued after each course.

When are the next Course Dates?

Signwriting - weekend introductory course, 29th/30th May 2021
Currently limited to 4 places - one place remaining

Signwriting - weekend introductory course, 10th/11th July 2021
Currently limited to 4 places

Graining and Marbling - weekend introductory course, 31st July/1st August 2021
Currently limited to 4 places 



 

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What Courses do you provide?

Introductory 2 Day Courses £160 per person.

2 - 4 people, priced per weekend course.

The perfect introduction to the decorative arts. Whether you choose signwriting, including an introduction to transfer gold leafing, or woodgraining and marbling, get stuck in and leave with two completed signs or panels.

 

Before you arrive plan what you'd like your signs to say!

10.00 - 16.00 (usually Saturday and Sunday)

The use of tools and materials are included.

Price includes 2 painted signs/panels to take home and a signed certificate of attendance!

Comprehensive 5 Day Courses - £400 per person.

2 - 4 people, priced per 5 day course.

Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 16:00.

The use of tools & materials are included.

A more in depth course than the weekend courses, you will learn the following processes:

Signwriting & Gold Leafing

Preparation:

Preparing signs, drawing up letters, scaling letters.

Signwriting:

Block lettering, script lettering, bash/poster lettering, letter shading.

                An introduction to gold leafing: 

 Transfer gold leafing and glass gilding.

At the end of the course you will have 4 signs (32"x 16") & 1 glass sign to take home along with a signed certificate of attendance.

Before you arrive plan what you'd like your signs to say!

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Woodgraining & Marbling

Preparation:

Preparing panels, working in both water and oil based paints and understanding the composition of woodgrains and marbles.

Woodgraining:

Oak, Mahogany.

Marbling:

Vert de Mer, Sienna, Trompe l'oeil shadings.

Working on large scale wall panels

At the end of the course you will have 5 panels (32"x 16") to take home along with a signed certificate of attendance.

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