Stanton Guildhouse

Stanton Guildhouse

Description

The Stanton Guildhouse is a charitable trust, created in the 1960's by the entrepreneurial vision of Mary Osborn, who dedicated her life to the promotion of learning, creativity and personal development.Today a core activity of the Guildhouse is to provide courses and summer schools in arts and crafts. A wide range of skills are covered including mosaics, felt making, woodwork, pottery, stained glass, watercolours, creative writing and calligraphy.We also provide an inspiring venue for group training and conferences.

Top courses

Jewellery course in Broadway
Stanton Guildhouse
  • Short course
  • Broadway
  • 1 Day

...For beginners and more experienced jewellery makers and everyone will make at least three pieces. Learn how to add colour to jewellery using non-toxic odourless resins... Learn about: Jewellery Design... More


£ 62
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  • Course
  • Broadway
  • 5 Weeks

...held fortnightly. For beginners and advanced, these classes will use a variety of ideas to set you writing. We will focus on the short story and script writing... Learn about: Creative Writing... More


£ 50
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Pottery course in Broadway
Stanton Guildhouse
  • Course
  • Broadway
  • 11 Weeks

...throwing on the wheel, glazes and firing in our own kiln. Beginners are welcome. Get stuck in and grasp the undoubtedly therapeutic aspects of handling... More


£ 110
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  • Course
  • Broadway
  • 11 Weeks

...To gain knowledge and skills on Art Water-Colours. Suitable for beginners and improvers. For beginners and improvers. Colours, sketches and washes abound... Learn about: Water Colour Painting... More


£ 99
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  • Course
  • Broadway
  • 11 Weeks

...please inform the office and the tutor will give starting advice for your lesson. Cost of any materials provided by tutor to be paid to tutor... Learn about: Water Colour Painting, Oil Painting... More


£ 99
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  • Course
  • Broadway
  • 11 Weeks

...advised where to source your own materials. Clothing: Please wear appropriate protective clothing, including footwear. Please bring eye goggles and dust masks where appropriate... More


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  • Course
  • Broadway
  • 11 Weeks

...expressive and precise art. Coaching for traditional and abstract forms, learning to work with natural wood and work with its qualities. Teaching includes... More


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  • Course
  • Broadway
  • 11 Weeks

...Clothing: Please wear appropriate protective clothing, including footwear. Please bring eye goggles and dust masks where appropriate. The Guildhouse... More


£ 138
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  • Short course
  • Broadway

...Thereafter you will be advised where to source your own materials. Clothing: Please wear appropriate protective clothing, including footwear... More


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Teachers and trainers (6)

Alice  Shepherd
Alice Shepherd
Instructor

Cath  Humphries
Cath Humphries
Instructor

Clare  John
Clare John
Instructor

Clare John is a jeweller with over 30 years experience in using resin in her work.

Dick  Onians
Dick Onians
Instructor

Martin  Griffiths
Martin Griffiths
Instructor

Mike  Reynolds
Mike Reynolds
Instructor

History

HeritageThe house was built in the sixties, in the Arts and Crafts tradition and in the design of a country manor, from reclaimed Cotswold stone, former flagstones from the streets of London and beams from oaks on the Blenheim Palace Estate. The interior of the house features many examples of fine crafstmanship.The house is associated with many illustrious supporters of Mary Osborn's work at Stanton including Mahatma Gandhi, John Betjeman, Flora Robson, J. B. Priestly and Enid Blyton.The Guildhouse has been a place of inspiration for these people and for the many others who have visited and stayed in the house. It is still inspiring new visitors and guests from all walks of life today.Andrew Mawson, founder and president of Bromley by Bow Centre, took responsibility for the future development of the Stanton Guildhouse in 1996. The Bromley By Bow Centre is one of the United Kingdom's leading social enterprises and has built, the first Healthy Living Centre, in Britain.