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Classes and Tours at The Stencil Library 2023

Stencil Library tours and courses
Morning or evening tours £17.00 per person.
 (Weekday evening dates start at 7pm. Weekend morning dates start at 10am.)
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.
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
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.
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.
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: sales@stencil-library.com
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