Dillington Discoveries – Summer/Autumn Week

Art - Practical

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Dillington Discoveries

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Willow

Day course

Residential course

Three Day Course

Two Day Course

Mark Cottle, Dr Jan Cox, Gwyn Parry-Jones, Jo Sadler, Annette Bolton, David Chandler

14 August 2022 to 19 August 2022

From £274 Non-residential fee, £780 Single bedroom or shared occupancy, £890 Double bedroom single occupancy

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Description

Dillington Discoveries brings in a new Summer/Autumn week of activities, expanding on the success of 2021 with some exciting new courses and content for the start of 2022.

Summer/Autumn Dillington Discoveries can be enjoyed on a residential or non-residential basis.  In addition to the rich and varied day courses on offer there is an after-dinner event each evening.  Residents attend from dinner on Sunday, with courses running from Monday and finishing at lunch on Friday. Click on the subject titles below for more details on each course.

Resident fees include course of your choice, five nights en-suite accommodation, full board, refreshments and evening activities.

A supplement applies to some courses – see individual course descriptions for details.

Non-resident fees and day attendees may book a place of the courses – see individual course descriptions for the relevant fee.  Accommodation is only available for residents booking the complete week.   Non-residents are welcome to book dinner and the evening presentations, talks or activities at £31 per person per evening.

From St Augustine to Elizabeth I: England’s First Christian Millennium with Mark Cottle

The Mysterious Impressionists with Dr Jan Cox

Ten by Ten…More! with Gwyn Parry-Jones

Willow Dragonfly Workshop with Jo Sadler

Willow Pig Workshop with Jo Sadler

Stumpwork Embroidery with Annette Bolton

Pencil to Paint Art Courses with David ChandlerPencil: Monday & Tuesday. Paint: Wednesday to Friday morning.

 

 

Tutor information

Mark Cottle was born in the Scilly Isles, educated at Truro School in Cornwall and was a graduate of Birmingham University with a Masters Degree in late Medieval History.  Mark has spent over 20 years lecturing in Anglo-Saxon, Medieval and Tudor history in further and higher education.

Dr Jan. D. Cox was awarded a BA at Oxford Brookes University, where his work on Christopher Wood won the Jeanne Sheehy Memorial Prize, and an MA at the University of Bristol.  He was formerly chief researcher for a project that placed online Wyndham Lewis’s art criticism in The Listener, and has since been awarded a PhD scholarship by the University of Leeds.  He has lectured extensively on European and British art at the University of Bristol and the Royal West of England Academy.  He has also addressed conferences at Universities in Oxford and Montreal, and at the Danish National Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate St. Ives and the Courtauld Institute. He is on the tutor panel for both Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Gwyn Parry-Jones is a widely experienced musician, as performer, conductor and academic.  He has held posts at the universities of Oxford, Gothenburg and Reading, where he was for many years Director of Music in the Faculty of Education, and remains a visiting lecturer at Reading and Oxford.  As a performer Gwyn has played with the Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestras among others, under the batons of some of the world’s greatest conductors, including Barbirolli, Giulini and Rattle.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Reading.  Gwyn is also well known as an adjudicator and mentor for Music for Youth, and is a composer of numerous published works.

Jo Sadler has been weaving with willow for over four years now and makes a wide variety of sculptures from Chickens to Deer, Arches for Weddings, bespoke commissions and runs courses to make sculpture. She is a supplier to the National Trust and made Barrington Court a gaggle of geese for their Easter trail as well as creating winter displays for last two years in the grounds. She has several deer displayed at Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens which appeared at Dillington House last Christmas pulling the sleigh!  She is currently about to open a unit at Broadwindsor Craft Centre where she will also run future courses and sell sculptures.  Her passion for weaving is never ending and she really appreciated going on a course which just opened the door to a complete new creative world. She is learning to weld so she can expand into metal sculpture and hopes to use more materials too.

Annette Bolton studied City and Guilds in a variety of subjects covering beading, hand and machine embroidery, Stumpwork, mixed media and design.  She has been teaching for over 25 years including City and Guilds in Stumpwork. She has a great passion for her subject, a regular contributor to stitching and beading magazines, as well as being a registered tutor for the learning curve at Alexandra Palace and the Great British Bead Show.

David Chandler’s weekly art classes have been running for fifteen years and are attended by more than eighty students. He has lectured and demonstrated to art societies and groups throughout the UK and has been leading painting courses in France, Italy and Switzerland since 1999. He has painted on Channel 4, TSW and HTV and is the author and presenter of two DVD tutorials for water-colourists. In 2011, he co-founded Frome Community Education, a Community Interest Company that delivers over forty different leisure courses and workshops to adult learners in the Frome area, attracting nearly seven hundred enrolments during its first year. In 2012, he was a finalist in the Holburne Portrait Prize for artists in the Southwest. David is also the writer and presenter of SEEING THINGS, a monthly community radio programme about the visual arts for Frome FM. He co-wrote the Sony album PROMISED LAND in 1992 and previously wrote documentary for Channel 4 and biographical drama and comedy for BBC Radio. VIOLET PECK, his first venture into juvenile fiction, is available from the Kindle Store.

Your questions answered

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled by Dillington House. See our Terms and conditions for more information.