Charleston

Charleston, photograph by Tony Tree copyright The Charleston Trust
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‘It is not so much a house as a phenomenon’ Quentin Bell once said of Charleston. It was in 1916 that the phenomenon came into being, as Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and David Garnett made the move from Suffolk to Charleston, where Clive Bell and Maynard Keynes were also to be regular visitors. As conscientious objectors Grant and Garnett were exempted from military service providing they continued to work on the land and both found employment on a nearby farm. It was Virginia and Leonard Woolf, who lived locally, who had originally spotted the late 17th century Sussex farmhouse situated at the foot of the South Downs and encouraged Vanessa to make the move. Over the next 60 years the house was decorated by Bell and Grant, they painted walls, doors and furniture and produced decorated ceramics and needlepoint designs for their home.

After the death of Duncan Grant The Charleston Trust was formed to preserve the house and its remarkable collection, it has been described as ‘One of the most difficult and imaginative feats of restoration current in Britain’.

Charleston now hosts an active range of other associated events . Amongst these are a summer school, an annual festival, the Charleston Gallery, the quarterly Canvas publication, the Crafts Council listed shop and the continuing activities of the Friends of Charleston (who are now 1,400 strong).

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

April-October
Wed-Sun & Bank holidays

Wed - Sat 1300 - 1800 (1200 – 1800 July & August)

Sun & Bank holidays 1400-1800
Last entry 1700

Closed: Mon Tues

Admission charges

Adults £7.50
Children (6-16) £5.00
Themed Fridays (not July & August) £9.00
Disabled £5.00
OAPs (Thurs only) £6.50
Students (Thurs only) £6.50
Unemployed (Thurs only) £6.50

Charleston is the only surviving complete example of the decorative work of Bell and Grant, with walls, doors and furniture painted in their exuberant style. The house shows an evolution in decorative style throughout its different rooms. Initially only Vanessa’s bedroom (now the library), Clive Bell’s study door and window and Duncan’s bedroom were decorated. Later the designs spread throughout the house, including the spare room in 1936 and the garden room in 1945.

Charleston not only houses an impressive collection of art by its inhabitants but also a varied collection of other artist’s work including sculpture by Renoir and Gimond and paintings by Fry, Picasso, Sickert and Derain.

The collection is continually developing - recent acquisitions include Duncan Grant’s ‘Self-Portrait in a Turban’ 1909 purchased with support from The National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, The National Art Collections Fund and The Pilgrim Trust and Duncan Grant’s copy of Piero della Francesca’s ‘Portrait of Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino’ 1904/5 (this purchase was the first project to be supported by the Quentin Bell Commemoration Fund founded in 1997). Amongst recent loans are ‘Flowers against Chintz’ by Duncan Grant, 1956, from the Arts Council Collection and a bronze bust of Lytton Strachey by Stephen Tomlin, circa 1930, on loan from the Keatley Trust. The Tate Gallery have lent two pictures to the collection each season since 1993.

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Life Drawing En Plein Air

  • 15 August 2015 10am-1pm

Continuing the rich legacy of life drawing at Charleston, artist and teacher Silvia MacRae Brown leads a morning of drawing from a life model in the peaceful setting of the Charleston orchard.  Easels and all materials will be provided.

Suitable for

Admission

£40 (£35 Friends)

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/products-page/workshops-masterclasses/landscape-painting-18-july/

Experimental Drawing

  • 10 August 2015 10am-4pm

Experimentation has always been at the heart of creativity at Charleston. Explore the parameters of drawing by experimenting with medium and method. Artist Sarah Colbourne will guide you through a series of exercises designed to discover new ways of seeing. Participants will leave with a series of unique and innovative drawings, and with skills to inspire their continuing creative practice. Includes materials, tour and artisan lunch.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£100

Website

https://charleston.ktckts.com/event/ed10082015/experimental-drawing

Young Bohemians: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • 17 — 21 August 2015

Years ago, performances of a Midsummer Night’s Dream were held on the banks of the pond at Charleston on summer evenings. 

All week, the Young Bohemians will create their own production of this enchanting comedy.

Set, props and costume will be made from scratch, parts learnt, friends made, all culminating in a magical end-of –week performances for families and friends.

Suitable for ages 8 - 14.

Suitable for

Admission

£275 (£250 Friends)

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/products-page/workshops-masterclasses/young-bohemians-a-midsummer-nights-dream/

An Introduction to Drawing

  • 24 August 2015 10am-4pm

it is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character.' Camille Pissarro

This is a day of pure drawing for beginners. We focus on technique, looking at line, tone, shape and form and colour, to discover that beautiful drawing is not magic but a learnt skill.

Suitable for

Admission

£100 (£90 Friends)

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/products-page/workshops-masterclasses/an-introduction-to-drawing-24-august/

Stained Glass

  • 25 August 2015 10am-5pm

Hand craft a beautiful, leaded stained glass window panel.

Learn the traditional techniques of cutting, leading and soldering, cementing and polishing to create a decorative panel that will capture and colour the light as it streams into your home.

All tools and materials are provided.  Please wear old clothes and sturdy shoes!

Suitable for

Admission

£110 (£100 Friends)

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/products-page/workshops-masterclasses/stained-glass-25-august/

Decorative Walls Masterclass

  • 14 September 2015 10am-4pm

Experience the magic of ‘trompe l’oeil’ painting with decorative artist Lucinda Oakes. Learn the traditional techniques of the 18th century muralists. In this class you will learn about grisaille painting, image transfer, shadowing, and tonal value, enabling you to paint convincing 3-dimensional ornamental architectural details such as scrollwork, mouldings and stucco. Includes materials, tour and artisan lunch.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£110

Website

https://charleston.ktckts.com/event/dwm14092015/decorative-walls-masterclass

Drawing: Realism

  • 15 September 2015 10am-4pm

Artist Andrew Fitchett leads this day-long workshop exploring how to draw accurately from observation. Working only with pencils on paper, investigate composition, perspective, measurement, tone and line to bring a truth and clarity to your art. Open to all abilities. Includes materials, tour and artisan lunch.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£100

Website

https://charleston.ktckts.com/event/dr15092015/drawing-realism

Photography: Portraiture

  • 21 September 2015 10am-4pm

Discover what makes a strong and compelling portrait with tutor Jon Santa Cruz. Focusing on simple camera settings and natural light, see how mood and character can be portrayed, and how beautiful images can be created with the use of a few simple props, a natural pose and a good rapport with your model. Includes tour and artisan lunch.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£100

Website

https://charleston.ktckts.com/event/pp21092015/photography-portraiture

On Song

  • 23 September 2015 From 8pm

Traditional songs and stories are closely allied. Who better to explore the connection than Shirley Collins, legend in English folk music and local heroine, who turns 80 this year? In the 60s she helped kick-start the folk song revival. Her stock in trade is the classic traditional song book. Her book about the Sussex landscape and song lyrics in relation to places they celebrate and the people who wrote them is published this autumn. In conversation with editor, Justin Hopper.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£8 (£7 students)

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/events/

Lee Miller's War

  • 23 September 2015 From 6pm

Lee Miller, a freelancer for Vogue, was one of only four female photographers accredited as a US war correspondent during WW2. She covered momentous events, including the liberation of Paris and of Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps. Her work is the subject of a major exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, Lee Miller: ?A Woman’s War, from October, which focuses on a female witness to conflict. Antony Penrose and Ami Bouhassane, Miller’s son and granddaughter, present her words and photographs. Hilary Roberts, the curator of the IWM exhibition, discusses selecting images to portray the experience of women in WW2. Not recommended for children under 16.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£8 (£7 students)

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/events/

Small Wonder Creative Writing Workshop

  • 24 September 2015 10am-4:30pm

This is a very special opportunity to spend a day working on the practicalities of writing in the short form with highly acclaimed novelist, short story writer and Professor of Writing Practice and Study, Kirsty Gunn.

You will have the chance to produce a short piece of work which responds to the house, its associations and environs. The day will include a tour of Charleston, practical exercises, feedback and writing time. There is a maximum of 14 participants.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£95 (£75 students) including, lunch, tea and coffee

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/outsider-events/

Word Factory Story Salon

  • 24 September 2015 8-10pm

Literature lets its hair down at the Word Factory Story Salon. The blackly comic stories in Stuart Evers’ collection Your Father Sends His Love focus on parental love and mistakes. Janice Galloway explores the notional place of sex and the actual place of raising children in Jellyfish. Acclaimed writer Kirsty Gunn, whose new collection Infidelities explores the title issue in all its guises. Chaired by Director of the Word Factory, Cathy Galvin.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£8 (£7 students)

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/events/

The Great American Short Story

  • 24 September 2015 From 6pm

Sarah Churchwell and Vendela Vida consider whether the great American short story rivals the great American novel. Sarah Churchwell is Professor of American Literature at UEA. Her most recent book is Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of the Great Gatsby. Vendela Vida is a novelist and the editor of The Believer magazine which she founded with Dave Eggers. She launches her new novel, The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty, a psychological thriller about a woman who loses her identity, at Small Wonder.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£8 (£7 students)

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/events/

StorySLAM with The Moth: True Stories, Told Live

  • 25 September 2015 7:30-10pm

An exciting opportunity to participate in The Moth StorySLAM open-mic competition. Prepare a five-minute story with the title ‘Brief’ about something fleeting. A fly-by-night romance, a long awaited celebration, a short family reunion, a rest on the laurels of victory.

Storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth “hat”
names are picked and the storytellers take the stage. Ten featured stories are scored by judges selected from the audience. Each StorySLAM generates a StorySLAM winner. After ten SLAMs, the winners face off in The Moth’s GrandSLAM Championships.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10 (£9 students)

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/events/

BBC Radio 4 Bookclub

  • 25 September 2015 1:30-3pm

We are delighted to welcome the Radio 4 Bookclub to its first appearance at Small Wonder, presented by James Naughtie, who will be joined by Tessa Hadley to discuss her most recent collection of short stories, Married Love. Tessa is one of the UK’s leading and most versatile writers. She regularly contributes short stories to The New Yorker and other magazines. Her sixth novel, The Past, is due to be published this September. A unique chance to witness one of Radio 4’s most popular arts programmes.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/events/

Storytelling in the Garden

  • 26 September 2015

Listening to storyteller Jamie Crawford, you will journey to extraordinary worlds, laugh out loud, fall silent in wonder, grapple with riddles, join in, sing along and come back home in time for tea.

Sessions at 12:00, 13:00 and 15:00

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/outsider-events/

Illustrated Fantastical Fiction – workshop

  • 26 September 2015 3:30-6pm

Graphic novels, illustrated fiction and picture books all tell stories in both words and images. Join David Lucas in writing and drawing fantastical story ideas: creating an original character, developing a story and going on to make a finished book or comic of your own.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£15 per young person.

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/outsider-events/

Create a Picture Book – workshop

  • 26 September 2015 12-2:30pm

Author and illustrator David Lucas teaches budding writers and artists how to create characters, develop a story and make an original picture book from scratch.

A wonderful family experience!

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£15 per child.

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/outsider-events/

45 Years

  • 26 September 2015 From 8pm

Short stories frequently inspire films. The latest example is David Constantine’s story, In Another Country, which has been adapted into the film, 45 Years, starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtney, both of whom won Silver Bears for Best Actress/Actor when the film, released in the UK later this year, was premiered at the Berlinale. David Constantine will read from his story and discuss the adaptation with a guest associated with the film. David Constantine has won the BBC National Short Story Award and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. His Selected Stories and a new novel, The Life-Writer, are published this summer.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10 (£9 students)

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/events/

Raconteurs and Yarn Spinners: The Irish Short Story

  • 26 September 2015 From 6pm

Ireland’s short form literary heritage could claim to be the strongest in the English-speaking world. Deirdre Madden recently edited an anthology of contemporary Irish short fiction entitled All Over Ireland, considering the genre “in rude health”. Deirdre is joined by: Lucy Caldwell, whose story Killing Time appears in the anthology
Thomas Morris, presenting his debut collection We Don’t Know What We’re Doing
and Donal Ryan launching A Slanting of the Sun.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10 (£9 students)

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/events/

BBC 10th National Short Story Award

  • 26 September 2015 From 4pm

We are thrilled to host the BBC National Short Story Prize with Book Trust’s 10th anniversary celebrations. Sarah Hall is a prize-winning author of fiction. She won the BBC National Short Story Award in 2013. Her new novel is The Wolf Border. Tash Aw is the writer of award winning short fiction and novels including The Harmony Silk Factory and Map of the Invisible World. Chaired by Di Speirs, Editor, Books, BBC Radio and originator of the Award.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10 (£9 students)

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/events/

Tales of the Unexpected

  • 26 September 2015 From 2pm

Salley Vickers’ new collection of short stories, The Boy Who Could See Death, reveals her as a master of the sleight of hand. Inspired by real places and friends, the stories demonstrate her self-confessed ‘forensic and sometimes fantastical view of human nature’, where glimpses of the supernatural are never far away. Her novels include Miss Garnet’s Angel and The Cleaner of Chartres. Kate Clanchy’s new collection about love and loss is The Not-Dead and The Saved and Other Stories. She won the 2009 BBC Short Story Award.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10 (£9 students)

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/events/

The Caine Prize for African Writing

  • 26 September 2015 From 12pm

The Caine Prize, launched in 2000, highlights the richness and diversity of African writing, focusing on the short story. Leila Aboulela won the first Caine Prize. Her new novel, The Kindness of Enemies, is published this August. Henrietta Rose-Innes won the Prize in 2008. Her most recent novel is Green Lion. Chaired by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, distinguished editor, critic and Board Member of the Caine Prize.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10 (£9 students)

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/events/

Haiku in the Garden – workshop

  • 27 September 2015 2-3pm

Haiku are very popular, not least because of their bite-sized focus. Join writer Subhadassi in this workshop were we’ll read haiku and write some ourselves.

Sessions at 2pm and 3pm.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£6 per person

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/outsider-events/

Sussex Tales – walk & talk

  • 27 September 2015 2-5pm

On this Downland walk, Jamie Crawford will bring the landscape to life through his retelling of its age-old stories and legends.

Please wear suitable walking shoes, and dress for the weather. Includes one steep climb.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£15 per person

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/outsider-events/

Gardener’s Question Time

  • 27 September 2015 1-3pm

Charleston’s Head Gardener Mark Divall and his team of merry men and women are on hand to answer all of your gardening quandaries in this informal, drop-in clinic. They can wax lyrical on topics ranging from roses and rootstock to rock ‘n’ roll.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/outsider-events/

Make a Book Plate – art activity

  • 27 September 2015 1-5pm

Taking the many handmade examples found among the books at Charleston as inspiration, artist Anna Fewster will teach you how to design, typeset and letterpress print your own simple bookplates in this fun, drop-in workshop. You’ll leave with a book plate ready to take home.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/outsider-events/

The World of Yesterday: WordTheatre

  • 27 September 2015 From 6pm

WordTheatre presents a tribute to Stefan Zweig, the author who inspired Wes Anderson’s, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Actors will embody Zweig’s depictions of early 20th century Europe. Subject to availability, the cast includes Natascha McElhone (Californication), MyAnna Buring (Twilight Saga) and Ian Hart (Finding Neverland), directed by Cedering Fox and produced by Kirsty Peart. Updates will be announced by e-flyer, the Small Wonder website and on www.wordtheatre.com

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12 (£10 students)

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/events/

Stories from Elsewhere

  • 27 September 2015 From 4pm

Nicholas Shakespeare’s powerful collection, Stories from Other Places, travels around the world and covers several decades. They reveal his sense of drama and fascination with cultural misunderstanding. The son of a diplomat, he spent his youth in evocative places. His most recent book is the biography, Priscilla. Sara Taylor’s The Shore is a series of interconnecting stories, based on a collection of small islands in the Atlantic off the coast of Virginia, featuring various generations over the course of 250 years. It was longlisted for the Baileys Prize. She comes from rural Virginia.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10 (£9 students)

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/events/

Magic Moments

  • 27 September 2015 From 2pm

Fairy tales thread through classical to contemporary writing. Marina Warner is the acknowledged expert in the form. Her new collection, Fly Away Home, conjures wonders around love and war. Her most recent non-fiction book is Once Upon A Time: A Short History of Fairy Tales. Heather O’Neill is a Canadian writer whose story collection, Daydreams of Angels, is an imaginative re-telling of fairy tales, set in more modern times, such as WW2. Chaired by Nicolette Jones.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12 (£10 students)

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/events/

The Music of Time

  • 27 September 2015 From 12pm

The Charleston-Chichester Award for a Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction

Jane Gardam is this year’s recipient of the only award to recognise long-standing creativity and achievement in the short story genre. An acclaimed novelist, she excels in the short story form. Jane Gardam will read from her stories and will be in conversation with Di Speirs, Editor, Books, BBC Radio, who is also a member of the Award’s Advisory Panel.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12 (£10 students)

Website

http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/small-wonder/events/

Gilding Masterclass

  • 5 October 2015 10am-4pm

All that glitters… An intensive day-long workshop learning the ancient art of gilding. This hands-on workshop will give you the chance to use genuine 23k gold leaf to gild and then take home your own small softwood box. Learn the delicate craft of transferring leaf, how to apply glazes, patination and other decorative effects. With tutor Amy Douglas. Includes tour and artisan lunch.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£110

Website

https://charleston.ktckts.com/event/gm05102015/gilding-masterclass

Painted Furniture Masterclass

  • 12 October 2015 10am-4pm

Take inspiration from the painted interiors at Charleston. Learn the various paint effects and antiquing techniques that can be used to recreate the distinctive look, with scenic artist Tabitha Riley. Participants will work on a beautiful softwood jewel box, inspired by images from the House. Transform your final pieces with glazes and waxes to create heirlooms of the future. Includes materials, tour and artisan lunch.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£110

Website

https://charleston.ktckts.com/event/pfm12102015/painted-furniture-masterclass

Introduction to Oil Painting

  • 19 October 2015 10am-4pm

In this day-long workshop, learn about the particular nature and use of this most sensuous of mediums. Tutor Tom Benjamin will introduce participants to fundamental oil painting techniques, looking at tone, composition and colour to give a solid grounding in the art form. Suitable for complete beginners. Includes materials, tour and artisan lunch.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£110

Website

https://charleston.ktckts.com/event/itop19102015/introduction-to-oil-painting

Young Bohemians

  • 26 — 27 October 2015 10am-4pm

Let your own Young Bohemian’s imaginations run riot for two days this autumn half term, with our art-based holiday club, full of hands-on, arts activities and games led by talented local artists.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£90

Website

https://charleston.ktckts.com/event/yb26102015/young-bohemians

Tapestry

  • 17 November 2015 10am-4pm

Weft, warp and wedge - the language of tapestry conjures an ancient magic. Master Weaver Caron Penney will lead this beginners workshop on small ready-warped frames. Develop a clear understanding of the basic structure and materials used in the art of woven tapestry, and an overview of the key techniques. Make a selection of finished woven samples and be encouraged to find individual ways of producing woven tapestry in the future. Includes tour and artisan lunch.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£100

Website

https://charleston.ktckts.com/event/t17112015/tapestry

Hand-sewn Patchwork and Quilting

  • 23 November 2015 10am-4pm

Tutor Elizabeth Bettswill guide you through a day learning traditional patchwork techniques, looking at design, quilting and binding. Create a patchwork piece for a mat or cushion, and leave with a pattern to make a full-size quilt. Includes tour and artisan lunch.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£100

Website

https://charleston.ktckts.com/event/hpaq23112015/hand-sewn-patchwork-and-quilting

Woodcut Christmas Cards

  • 30 November 2015 10am-4pm

Drawing on the rich legacy of the Omega workshops, artist Helen Brown will guide you through the process of woodcut printmaking, from design to carving, inking to printing. Using this most beautiful and immediate of art forms, participants will come away with their own set of hand-printed cards and paper. Perfect for Christmas. Includes tour and artisan lunch.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£100

Website

https://charleston.ktckts.com/event/wcc30112015/woodcut-christmas-cards

Christmas Wreaths

  • 7 December 2015 10am-4pm

The appearance of wreaths on doors at the beginning of December is a sign of a sign of welcome and a promise of festivities within. In the morning, tutor Georgia Miles of the Sussex Flower School will teach how to make a beautiful moss -based wreath, and the afternoon will be spent making a eucalyptus garland to grace mantelpiece, wall or stairway. Includes materials, tour and artisan lunch.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£110

Website

https://charleston.ktckts.com/event/cw07122015/christmas-wreaths

Silverclay Jewellery

  • 9 December 2015 10am-4pm

Discover the alchemy of silver clay. It can be textured, stamped and molded to create an infinity of beautiful shapes. Once the clay is fired, the organic binder burns off, leaving a perfect design in 99.5% pure, fine, silver. Take inspiration from the abstract, the organic or the celestial to create a unique piece of jewellery, for yourself or for a Christmas gift. With tutor Julie Sellars. Participants will leave with a pendant, charm or pair of earrings. Suitable for complete beginners, all materials included. Includes materials, tour and artisan lunch.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£150

Website

https://charleston.ktckts.com/event/sj09122015/silverclay-jewellery

Anatomy in Oils

  • 29 February 2016 10am-4pm

From Michelangelo to Lucian Freud, artists have always been drawn to the luminosity and physicality oil paint brings to a painting. This masterclass is for painters with experience looking to take their work to a higher level. Working from a model, gain a more profound understanding of skeleton, muscle and skin to give your work substance and depth. Includes materials, tour and artisan lunch

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£100

Website

https://charleston.ktckts.com/event/aio29022015/anatomy-in-oils

Charleston
Near Firle
Lewes
East Sussex
BN8 6LL
England

Website

www.charleston.org.uk

E-mail

info@charleston.org.uk

Telephone

Visitor Information

01323 811265

Group/ school bookings

01323 811626

Fax

01323 811628

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