TOURS OF THE STENCILLED HOME
Morning or evening tours £17.00 per person.
(Weekday evening dates start at 7pm. Weekend morning dates start at 10am.)
Wednesday 17th May 2023 (evening), Wednesday 7th June 2023 (evening)
All of the rooms in Stocksfield Hall are decorated with stencils. The house has been featured on television and in many books and magazines. The tour visits 12 rooms and the guide will explain the decoration of the different surfaces. After light refreshments a demonstration of basic stencil techniques is given. It is a fun and informal event. Duration 2.5 hours approx.
Private tours for groups of ten or fewer can be arranged and cost £160.00.
TEA AND STIPPLE
Tea, Tour, Make and Take (2pm to 6pm) - £47.00
Friday 19th May 2023
After a guided tour around The Stencilled Home, enjoy tea, cake and a stencilling session. Participants decorate and take home a cushion cover. Ideal for a treat to yourself or with friends. Allow 4 hours.
Private classes of four or fewer can be arranged on mutually acceptable dates. Price per group £170.00
INFORMATION FOR ALL CLASSES
Total beginners and those with previous stencilling experience should benefit from any class. Also, the classes may be useful for those that are already teaching paint related workshops and want to add some extra skills to their repertoire. We will start with the basic stencil skills then build. Once the techniques have been demonstrated the students will work and experiment to their own level. Bring a note book, tape measure and an overall/apron. Refreshments, lunch (vegetarian) and materials are provided on full day classes. Please advise us if you have any allergies or dietary requirements. Refreshments and materials are provided on half day classes. We try to schedule different classes on consecutive days to help people when travelling; if a student is attending two or three classes we will offer a £5 discount on each class booked.
Full day course (9:45am to 5pm) - £85.00
1st April 2023, 13th May 2023, 10th June 2023
This class gives a good base to develop stencilling skills along with plenty of inspiration for using them. The day involves practical work, demonstrations and a visit to 12 of the stencilled rooms at Stocksfield Hall. Students will learn to cut a stencil and experiment with different media and surfaces including fabric. Participants gain confidence, knowledge and skills to tackle projects such as walls, floors and soft furnishings. Students take home completed samples and a starter kit worth around £45.00 which includes brushes.
STENCIL TECHNIQUES FOR FABRIC
Half day course (9am to 1pm) - £80.00
This class gives you the knowledge, experience and technique to stencil fabrics for home decoration and clothing. Using an elaborate, Moroccan style square stencil and matching borders we will decorate a length of fabric. During the class you will learn how to apply colour, repeat the patterns, how to measure for symmetry and how to connect corners in your project. The stencil set worth £62.00 is included and yours to take home. The design is suitable for walls, floors and furniture decoration as well as fabric.
STENCIL TECHNIQUES FOR FURNITURE
Full day course (9:45am to 5pm) - £95.00
14th May 2023
Students will experiment with a collection of corners, borders, repeat and spot motif stencils to create panels, circlets and overall pattern. Special attention is given to corners, symmetry and contrast panels. Simple fantasy finishes and decoupage will be demonstrated. Students will practice with paint and metal leaf. Many of the skills learned will apply to larger projects too. Participants should gain skills and confidence to customise pieces of furniture and other small-scale projects. Students take home completed samples of work on paper along with notes to accompany the class and more than £50.00 worth of stencils.
Full day course (9:45am to 5pm) - £95.00
11th June 2023
Students will create a decorative mirror finish on a framed acrylic panel (size approx 30 x 40cms). Students will explore stencilling reverse colour onto a transparent surface before gilding it. A unique water gilding process and metal leaf will be employed. This technique can transform flat glass or acrylic into a silver leaf effect mirror suitable for wall panels, splash-backs and furniture. The mirror frame will be decorated using a different gilding process. Students keep stencil, framed panel, stencil and notes.
MOROCCAN STYLE PANEL
Full day course (9:45am to 5:30pm) - £110.00
3rd April 2023
A fun and challenging project; Students will create a decorative panel using repeat and border designs. You will leave with knowledge, experience and a fabulous set of stencils that will enable you to create further projects.
Two and a half day course (2 x 9:45am to 5pm and 1 x 10am to 1pm) - £250.00
20th to 22nd May 2023.
Fake your own Chinoiserie wallpaper with stencils. We will explore ways of using stencils to create the look of hand painted Chinese wallpapers from the 1700's to the present day. We will create at least one decorative panel and practice simple gilding and broken colour techniques. Students use and take home an exclusive stencil set to help create their murals and panels; discount will be given on the day if further stencils are desired.
We are a short train ride or a longer bus ride from the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne and the historic market towns of Hexham and Corbridge. There is accommodation to suit various budgets in those places. There is also B&B accommodation in Stocksfield village but you will need to walk or drive from this. We have a car park for visitors to the Stencil Library. Newcastle upon Tyne, is 17 miles away and has an airport, rail, bus and coach station.
The classes and tours take place in a private home, there are uneven floors and stairs. The house can be cold, even in summer, so wear layers!
Classes are limited to a maximum of 6 students (4 on Chinoiserie and Fabric due to the size of the projects) and House Tours to a maximum of 15 persons, House Tours with Cushion Making a maximum of 8 persons (minimum 4). We can also host private classes or tours on other dates by request.
All classes and tours must be booked in advance; full payment is required with your booking and confirmation will be sent upon receipt. Cheques made payable to The Stencil Library at the address below. Credit card payments are accepted by phone or PayPal. In the event of customer cancellation, no money will be refunded unless 14 days notice has been given or we can fill your place on the class. We will endeavour not to cancel a class unless unavoidable, but reserve the right to do so.
The Stencil Library, Stocksfield Hall, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7TN, United Kingdom
Telephone +44 (0) 1661 844 844 - Email: email@example.com