The courses are held in Wanna's beautiful Pavilion style kitchen overlooking
the Oxfordshire countryside at Shotover Park.
The delicate art of airbrushing and hand painting are undertaken in Restoration
Works' well equipped studio at the top of the house with up to date equipment
and a spacious and well ventilated environment with a north facing aspect
which gives perfect light.
Hannah and Wanna will be running two separate courses
each a week long. Each course will have to be limited to a small group
so that each individual gets maximum attention and opportunity to try
out the various techniques being demonstrated.
The first course will be geared towards absolute beginners
and will cover the rudimentary skills. Each student will be provided with
a very comprehensive set of notes to take home with them at the end of
each of the courses.
- Day 1: Preparation of china
eg cleaning, removing old glues and rivets, stain removal, examining
prior to restoration.
- Day 2: Sticking simple
and multiple breaks eg handles knobs fixing cracks.
- Day 3: Learning to make
fillers of different colours, removing set glues and rubbing down
- Day 4: Modelling and moulding
- Day 5: Painting hand and
airbrush techniques - demonstrated, and guilding
- Students should bring with them
an apron, rubber gloves, pieces of china stick up or with rivets in
them and a cup with cracks.
This course will give the student the basic skills to enjoy restoring
for their own pleasure at a non-professional level.
The second week will
enable the student to explore the techniques in much more detail and focus
on more demanding skill such as moulding and airbrushing and colour matching.