Spring 2023: Architectural Drawing

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects, London, This workshop ran for a half day on Wednesday 5th April 2023.
In this half-day workshop, students were given an introduction to architectural drawing techniques and technical skills used by AHMM architects including use of perspective, plans and elevations. Students were able to experiment with different kinds of architectural drawing including sketching the London cityscape from the AHMM rooftop.

Spring 2023: Sugarcraft with Kathryn Cuthbertson

Online, This workshop ran for three days from Monday 3rd April 2023 until Wednesday 5th April 2023.
In this fully interactive workshop, students learned how to create Springtime sugarcraft flowers. Learning the fundamentals of working with sugar florist paste, students created delicate woodland lily of the valley, yellow roses, and an array of green foliage to adorn their garlands.  

Spring 2023: The Hidden Geometry Of British Native Flowers

Online, This workshop ran for two days from Saturday 1st April 2023 until Sunday 2nd April 2023.
A drawing workshop exploring our relationship with Nature, The cosmos and Human Creativity. Using the traditional methods of compass and ruler, students explored Sacred Patterns of The Plant Kingdom covering topics on Mycelium, Seeds and Flowers. Tutor Stephanie drew upon the growth pattern of miraculous species by leading students through an array of British Native Flowers and their geometric formations interconnecting them to the world of a local forest.

Spring 2023: Jewellery Making

The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London, This workshop ran on Saturdays for five weeks from Saturday 25th February 2023 until Saturday 25th  March 2023.
During this workshop, students learned traditional techniques such as sawing, filing, soldering and annealing to complete a personal piece of jewellery to take home.

Spring 2023: Design for Mural Decoration

Online, This workshop ran on Saturdays for three weeks from Saturday 4th March 2023 until Saturday 18th  March 2023.
During this workshop, students learned about the commissioning process for a mural in a public building and how to work to a theme chosen by the client.

Spring 2023: Bookbinding – The Art of the Book

Shepherds, London, SW1V 1HU, This workshop ran for one day on Sunday 12th March 2023.
In this unique one day course, students learned the basics of the ancient craft, bookbinding. Students were given the opportunity to develop skills that have been employed in making books for hundreds of years, using materials from a beautiful selection of book cloth and decorative papers to create their own bespoke cover for a book.

Spring 2023: Stained Glass

National Glass Centre, Sunderland, This workshop ran for three days from Tuesday 21st February 2023 until Thursday 23rd February 2023.
During this exciting new workshop, led by TCDT tutor Gill McGinley, students learned skills including, how to design a leaded panel, cutting glass pieces to a pattern and leading and soldering cut glass and joints.

Spring 2023: Introduction To Architecture with Allies & Morrison

Allies & Morrison Architects, This workshop ran for half a day on Friday 17th February 2023.
During this half day workshop with Allies and Morrison, students were introduced to the architectural industry before finishing the afternoon with a model making session.

Spring 2023: Hand Painted Illustration

Online, This workshop ran for three days from Tuesday 14th February 2023 until Thursday 16th  February 2023.
In this three day workshop students painted either a single plant, or a group of botanicals, in three different styles. They approached their illustrations as if they had been commissioned to appear on packaging for products produced by three different brands.

Spring 2023: Perfumery

Floris, London, SW1Y, This workshop ran for three days from Tuesday 14th February 2023 until Thursday 16th February 2023.
Floris is a London-based perfumery house that has been in operation since 1730 and continues to be run by descendants of the founders. Royalty, historical figures and celebrities have long been customers of Floris, whose famed clientele includes Florence Nightengale, Winston Churchill, explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and actress Marilyn Monroe.