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Introduction to Cob BuildingMA. B. 01 May-02 May. Tue-Wed. £170. £125This course provides participants with anintroduction to building with cob walls,with a load-bearing capacity. It will enableparticipants to gain knowledge of thematerials needed, how to locate them andcreate a good cob mix. It will cover thepractical skills involved in building plumbwalls and sculptural decoration and how togo about building a suitable shelter,foundation and finishing. Jen McKennaisa member of the Down to Earth ProjectTeam, a social enterprise specialising inSustainability Education and NaturalBuilding.Making a Stained Glass PanelMT. O. 04 May-07 May. Fri-Mon. £375. £269This course gives you the opportunity tocreate a panel of stained glass for yourself,with inspiration drawn from thesurrounding landscape of Malham Tarn,using the traditional method of combiningcoloured glass with lead. Suitable foranyone, no prior experience is needed.Jackie Huntis a professional stained glassartist, working from her home studio in theYorkshire Dales. She has recently designedand built a window for Malham Tarn FieldCentre.Coracle WorkshopKD. O. 14 May-18 May. Mon-Fri. £320. £240Coracles are traditionally woven boatscovered with hides. They were used forfishing in estuaries or for floatingcommercially produced timber down river.During the course you will make theframework of a Boyne coracle (the westcoast of Scotland or Irish style) and cover itwith canvas and, time permitting, paint thecanvas with bitumen. You will have theopportunity to paddle your own or thetutor's coracle in a local loch. JaneWilkinsonis an experienced tutor who hasbeen weaving baskets, hurdles, sculptureand coracles for 12 years. Fly Fishing in the Dales WeekendMT. O. 18 May-21 May. Fri-Mon. £375. £269Malham Tarn holds an excellent stock ofgenuinely wild brown trout. This weekendcourse provides the opportunity to enjoy theexperience of fly fishing for them on the Tarnand for brown trout and grayling in theRiver Wharfe. You will learn the manytechniques involved in fishing stillwatersand rivers, and will learn something of thelife of the trout and the food it eats. Therewill be plenty of individual instruction forthose new to fly fishing who need to acquirethe basic skills and techniques. StephenCheetham, an experienced fly fishinginstructor and fly dresser, is a fully qualifiedmember of the Game Anglers InstructorsAssociation (GAIA) and a member of theAngling Development Board (ADB).Landscapes in StitchMT. O. 18 May-21 May. Fri-Mon. £340. £234Learn how to create a stitched textileartwork, inspired by the wonderfulsurroundings of Malham Tarn. Theembroidery you create may be by hand ormachine, on any fabric, using any type ofthread. It could be a wall hanging, picture ora piece of stitched fabric that can be madeinto an item such as a cushion or a bag.Come and be adventurous! Jan Hicksobtained her degree in ContemporaryApplied Arts at Carlisle, and was a finalist inthe 2011 Craft and Design Magazine Awards.She teaches a wide range of crafts, includingembroidery. Bookbinding and Book Repairs forBeginners and ImproversFM. O. 03 Jun-08 Jun. Sun-Fri. £548. £388See course description 12 Feb-17 Feb.George Davidson.Calligraphy for Beginners and ImproversFM. O. 08 Jun-10 Jun. Fri-Sun. £224. £158See course description 02 Mar-04 Mar.Gaynor Goffe.Stained Glass for Beginners and ImproversFM. O. 30 Jul-03 Aug. Mon-Fri. £438. £310This course is equally suitable for beginnersand improvers, since there will be time foreveryone to practise the skills they need todesign and create at least one leadedstained glass panel. Glass and othermaterials are provided but please expect toreimburse for the amounts you use. CaroleGrayuses traditional techniques practisedby stained glass artists over the centuries tocreate highly contemporary and decorativework. See also 03 Aug-06 Aug for a follow-on course. If you attend both courseswithin the week, we offer you a 10%discount on each of them.Stained Glass for Beginners and ImproversFM. O. 03 Aug-06 Aug. Fri-Mon. £338. £240See course description 30 Jul-03 Aug, butplease note that this course is a day shorter.If you attend both courses within the week,we offer you a 10% discount on each ofthem. Carole Gray.Introduction to NeedlefeltingMT. O. 03 Aug-06 Aug. Fri-Mon. £360. £251Create beautiful shapes from wool! Thisshort course will introduce you to thesimple basic tools used for needlefelting,and will teach you how to create bothinteresting two dimensional surfaces, andsmall three dimensional objects. Explorethe potential for creating graphic andpainterly textiles within this medium, usingfelting needles to sculpt shapes, and ideasand techniques for embellishment. LynneSteinis a well-known textile artist wholargely uses rag rugging and needlefeltingtechniques and processes within her work,which has been exhibited widely. Lynne isan experienced teacher who has workedwith groups of all ages.Fly Fishing in the DalesMT. O. 10 Aug-17 Aug. Fri-Fri. £750. £535Learn to fish more successfully during thisweek long fly fishing course in theYorkshire Dales. Malham Tarn holds anexcellent stock of genuinely wild browntrout, this course provides the opportunityto enjoy the experience of fly fishing forthem in the Tarn and the surroundingwaters, including the River Wharfe. Learnthe techniques involved and something ofthe life of the trout. Plenty of individualinstruction for those new to fly fishing whoneed to acquire the basic skills andtechniques. Stephen Cheetham, anexperienced fly fishing instructor and flydresser, is a fully qualified member of theGame Anglers Instructors Association(GAIA) and a member of the AnglingDevelopment Board (ADB).Introduction to Dry Stone WallingMA. B. 14 Aug-15 Aug. Tue-Wed. £170. £126See course description 16 Apr-17 Apr.Andrew Rickman.Care and Repair: Best Practice with LimeMA. O. 14 Aug-15 Aug. Tue-Wed. £180. £140This two day residential course provides aninsight into the skills required when usingNEWNEWNeedlefelting Lynne Stein18BLBlencathra .DFDale Fort .EFEpping Forest .FMFlatford Mill . KDKindrogan .MTMalham Tarn .MAMargam .OROrielton .PMPreston Montford .RCRhyd-y-creuau .SLSlapton Ley

www.field-studies-Crafts & Traditional Skills The course comprises mainly ofpractical workshops where attendees enjoya great deal of trowel-time. Skills such aslime-pointing, plastering, lime-washingand roughcasting are explored in depth.Interaction is encouraged throughout theday so be prepared to get stuck in. CliffBlundelland Chris Wrightare historicbuildings experts based in Pembrokeshireand founders of The Lime Company ofWest Wales (TLC). They are members ofThe Building Limes Forum and lecture atcourses throughout the UK run by TheSociety for the Protection of AncientBuildings, The National Trust and the RoyalInstitute of Chartered Surveyors. Introduction to Cob BuildingMA. B. 20 Aug-21 Aug. Mon-Tue. £170. £125See course description 01 May-02 May. Jen McKenna.Sculpture: An ExplorationMT. O. 24 Aug-27 Aug. Fri-Mon. £355. £249A wonderful opportunity, through the useof clay, to explore different methods ofsculpture, both building and removing,studying form and mass. The beauty ofnature and the unique surroundinglandscape will be used to improveobservational skills. There will be a numberof activities encouraging deeper thoughtand sensitivity and you will work towardscompleting one or two clay sculptures readyfor kiln firing. The course is suitable for allabilities, including complete beginners.Sarah Smith, a former student of theElizabeth Frink School, is a professionalsculptor working in stone and clay.Woolcraft WeekendMT. O. 31 Aug-02 Sep. Fri-Sun. £245. £170Transform fleece and explore the creativepotential of wool. This weekend gives youa wonderful opportunity to try outspinning, weaving, dyeing and feltmakingusing traditional methods. The structure ofthe weekend will be as flexible as we canmake it - we would like you to be able to tryeverything, but if you want to concentrateon one craft you will be able to. Jan Hicksobtained her degree in ContemporaryApplied Arts at Carlisle, and was a finalistin the 2011 Craft and Design MagazineAwards. She teaches a wide range of crafts,including feltmaking. Marion Woolcottisan experienced spinner, weaver, knitter andcrocheter as well as being a tutor anddesigner.Green Woodworking at Malham TarnMT. O. 31 Aug-02 Sep. Fri-Sun. £245. £170For thousands of years craftsmen haveworked wood using simple tools - axes,chisels, a pole lathe and shaving horse.During this weekend in the woods atMalham Tarn, learn how to select wood andmake a shrink pot, a container traditionallymade in Scandinavia. The simple methodof making gives plenty of design freedomfrom simple to complex pots. No previousexperience needed. Richard Lawworksfrom an outdoor shelter at Bolton Abbey,using traditional tools and locally sourcedunseasoned woods. As well as teachingcourses, Richard takes commissionsmaking artefacts including spoons, vesselsand furniture.Introduction to Keeping Chickens at HomeMA. O. 31 Aug-02 Sep. Fri-Sun. £210. £143The course is designed to cover all the basicskills for keeping chickens. The aim of thecourse is to help make the decision ifchicken-keeping is applicable for yourlifestyle and if so, how to do it. The coursewill also cover issues such as maintainingyour flock's health, seasonal jobs and evenhatching your own eggs. This course is forthe complete beginner and will include'hands-on time' with chickens, chicks, eggs,housing and more. Gareth Barryis a fieldteacher at the Margam Discovery Centre.Gareth graduated with a Masters in NaturalScience from Cambridge University. Hehas been working with chickens for the lastfive years and has been breeding his ownfor two years.Calligraphy for Beginners and ImproversFM. O. 07 Sep-09 Sep. Fri-Sun. £224. £158See course description 02 Mar-04 Mar.Gaynor Goffe.Stained Glass for Beginners and Near BeginnersFM. B. 21 Sep-23 Sep. Fri-Sun. £240. £172See course details 24 Feb-26 Feb. RosellaChester.The Rustic Gardener: IntroducingPractical Woodcraft FM. O. 12 Oct-14 Oct. Fri-Sun. £224. £158This course explores how you can grow andharvest your own materials from woods,hedgerows, gardens or allotments anddevelop practical woodworking skills tocreate a range of useful tools and furniture.The emphasis will be on demonstrating awide range of rustic woodworking skills.The course is definitely designed for peoplenot used to using tools! Geoff Sinclairis aprofessional forester and rustic craftsman,keen to encourage greater use of local woodproducts.Hedgerow BasketryKD. O. 12 Oct-15 Oct. Fri-Mon. £189. £142This weekend course will concentrate onthe use of willow in combination with otherfound materials such as dogwood, birch,hazel and broom. In fact any pliablematerials that can be collected in andaround the beautiful grounds of the Centre.You will have the chance to maketraditional baskets from these materials orto make more sculptural forms. There willbe a short evening session on makingChristmas crafts in willow. Jane Wilkinsonis an experienced tutor who has beenweaving baskets, hurdles, sculpture andcoracles for 12 years. Old House InteriorsMA. O. 30 Oct. Tue. Non-residential. £100This one-day course explores the aestheticand functional delights found inside oldhouses. The course examines the'atmosphere' particular to old buildingsand suggests ways to repair interiorssuccessfully. The course is ideally designedfor people who have already attended atleast one of the Care and Repair courses.Cliff Blundelland Chris Wrightarehistoric buildings experts based inPembrokeshire and founders of The LimeCompany of West Wales (TLC). They aremembers of The Building Limes Forum andlecture at courses throughout the UK run byThe Society for the Protection of AncientBuildings, The National Trust and the RoyalInstitute of Chartered Surveyors. Introduction to HedgelayingMA. O. 30 Oct-31 Oct. Tue-Wed. £170. £125Hedgerows are a vital part of the Britishcountryside, as both a field boundary and avaluable wildlife habitat. This course aimsto introduce the practical skills oftraditional hedgelaying management andhow best this can be done to conserve thewildlife that rely on them. The Down toEarth Project Teamis a social enterprisespecialising in Sustainability Education andNatural Building. The members of staffinvolved specialise in sustainable andtraditional training of which hedgelaying isa major part.Hedgerow BasketryFM. O. 16 Nov-18 Nov. Fri-Sun. £224. £158This weekend course introduces thetraditional craft of basket weaving usingnatural materials found in wild places andgardens. We will explore the localwoodlands and hedgerows to identify andgather suitable cuttings, and then show youhow to build your own traditional framebasket. Jo Hammondis a local artist withwide-ranging interests in arts and crafts.Bookbinding and BookRepairs for Beginners and ImproversFM. O. 02 Dec-07 Dec. Sun-Fri. £548. £388See course description 12 Feb-17 Feb.George Davidson.NEWNEWNEWNEWDiscounts for shared accommodationShared accommodation is usually available on our residential courses at a discounted price. The cost is(see page 2)normally around £10 per night less than sole occupancy price. Please contact the Centre for an exact price.centreleveldatesdayssole occupancynon-residentialfee FM . O . 01 Feb-03 Feb . Fri-Sun . £174 . £13519