Course – This course offers you a tour of relief printing methods and encourages you to develop both traditional and experimental techniques. Both lino cuts and woodcuts can be practiced. We will be exploring the experimental process of collagraph. As an Introductory Course you will also experience dry point etching, with the use of a portable printing press.
Venue – With views that inspire towards the poetic and profound, this Italianate Victorian manor, the Gliffaes Country Hotel, is a perfect venue for Art courses. The hotel houses “ contemporary works of Welsh art, These include Veronica Gibson’s bold local landscapes.
“ Down a rural track, Gliffaes reclines peacefully in 33 acre grounds in the shadow of the Black Mountains and on the edge of the River Usk. A hill rises steely beyond it, quilted with patchwork woods, hedges and sheep fields.” – The Daily Telegraph
This landscaped venue provides endless inspiration. The grounds are plumed with rare and beautiful trees – Japanese maples, handkerchief trees, cedars and ancient oaks. The shubbery and pond add variety.
Details – The course runs over seven consecutive Wednesday afternoons at Gliffaes Hotel, just outside Crickhowell, on the following dates:
April 19th and 26th then May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st. Starting at 2pm and finishing at 5pm each afternoon. The course costs £110 (£90 concessions) and there is a £20 early bird discount for bookings made before 22nd March)
For more details please contact Aberystwyth University on 01970 621 580 (not the hotel please) email them at email@example.com. Quote course CF306. Alternatively contact Veronica by email.
We are still unsure as to when we can re-open. I think it will be around the 24th May.
Gliffaes will not be open for outdoor dining only – I am afraid the numbers don’t stack up for us.
Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales.
This matter is further confused by the local elections on the 6th May. If Labour is returned to power he tells us that he will be minded to consider the opening of indoor hospitality on the 17th May and I guess he will give us about a week’s notice taking us to the 24th May.
Online booking is available and reception will be staffed from 9am to midday from Monday to Saturday, so please do call us.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you in May and beyond.
James & Susie Suter and all the team at Gliffaes.