Courses


My new studio is at Black Barns Devon ( www.blackbarnsdevon.co.uk ) From here we will be running a programme of creative courses including stone carving courses sutiable for beginners. Our studios are set in the beautiful rolling landscape of Devon with views across the valley and up to the hills of Dartmoor. We are at the centre of South Devon’s ‘Creative Curve’.
All our workshops and course are taught by well qualified professionals with sound knowledge and experience in their creative subjects. Our spacious studios are well equipped with good natural light and a positive atmosphere.
Our workshops and courses offer practical skills, creative thinking and the opportunity to connect with other like-minded ‘creatives’ and aim to extend your experience of designing, thinking and making.
We offer homemade food for lunches and afternoon tea and whenever possible, make use of the fresh produce grown in our 18 metre poly tunnel. Please let us know of any allergy or dietary requirements in advance.
Please see the list of courses below. If you would like to book a place on one of our workshops or courses, or have questions, please contact us


zoe@zoesingleton.co.uk

zoe@blackbarnsdevon.co.uk
paul@blackbarnsdevon.co.uk

 

A TWO DAY COURSE   2019 dates                                                     3,  27th - 28th April, 29th - 30th June, 9th-10th November. CARVE YOUR OWN GARDEN PLANTER IN BATH STONE – A CREATIVE STONE CARVING WORKSHOP

 

This workshop will teach you a range of stone carving skills to enable you to create a contemporary garden planter pot for your home or garden

 

On day one you will learn basic skills of stone carving using a range of chisels and a mallet. Beginning by carving a block of Bath stone into a cylinder, then learning how to shape curves, and how to hollow out. We will also plan and design the decoration of your pot.

 

On day two you finish carving out your bowl then transfer your designs on to the pot and use various decorative techniques to pattern the stone. You will also learn how to finish the top to a contrasting smooth surface. Then add a plant and its ready to take home. No previous experience required.

 

Homemade lunches, tea and coffee, use of tools and materials are all included. 10am till 5pm each day.

 

Max number of participants: 6

Tutor: Zoe Singleton BA (Hons)

Workshop fee £140

 

To book your place contact me via the  "contact me" page of this website.

"What a wonderful experience this weekend course was. The spacious studio allowed a comfortable working environment for beginner students and Zoe, a very thorough and helpful teacher, guided us to our hugely satisfying outcome. A lovely stone planter each.   We were made very welcome with teas and coffee and a delicious, home cooked lunch had in friendly company each day." - Annmaree                                                                                                                                                                                                                   "It was a thoroughly rewarding time and so stimulating that I have put in an offer on some stone tools! As a teacher Zoe was empathetic, encouraging, patient and always helpful. Lunch was included which were delicious. The work was demanding in terms of concentration but it was most enjoyable and stimulating. Thank you Zoe for an absorbing experience which I would like to repeat."  - Michael                     

 

 

OTHER CREATIVE COURSES AVAILABLE AT BLACK BARNS DEVON INCLUDE

1 day workshop

PRINT YOUR OWN DECORATIVE COASTERS – A CREATIVE SCREEN-PRINTING WORKSHOP

 

1 day workshop 

PRINT YOUR OWN GIFT WRAP – A CREATIVE SCREEN-PRINTING WORKSHOP

 

Half day workshop 

MAKE YOUR OWN LAMPSHADE – A CREATIVE WORKSHOP

 

1 day workshop  

DECOUPAGE WORKSHOP – A CREATIVE STYLING AND DECORATION WORKSHOP

 

1 day workshop 

FABRIC DESIGN & LAMPSHADE MAKING – A CREATIVE TEXTILE WORKSHOP

 

1 day workshop

DESIGN AND PRINT A BEAUTIFUL TABLE RUNNER USING SHIBORI TECHNIQUES WITH INDIGO DYE – A CREATIVE TEXTILE WORKSHOP

Student Work

Garden Planters created by beginners on my two day course.

Student work

Ginkgo Planter 

Student Work

"Dark side of the moon" Planter

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