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Events & Courses

We have lots of fascinating and fun courses and Events for 2017.

June 2017

Jean Jean Genius

Jean Jean Genius in the garden

Jean Jean Genius

Thursday 1st June - Friday 30th June | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Jean Jean Genius - the longest piece of decorated denim in the world

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Secrets of Chelsea Success  with Juliet Sargeant

The Modern Slavery Garden 2016

Secrets of Chelsea Success with Juliet Sargeant

Sunday 4th June | 11:00am - 12:30am

A talk hosted at Sussex Prairies given by multi award winning designer and BBC TV presenter ,Juliet Sargeant

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Three Essentials for Perfect Planting with Juliet Sargeant

Garden Design by Juliet Sargeant.

Three Essentials for Perfect Planting with Juliet Sargeant

Friday 9th June - Friday 23rd June | 10:30am - 2:00pm

Join Juliet Sergeant for a relaxed,informative workshop and guide to creating your perfect garden over 3 consecutive weeks

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Planting a Sussex Summer Border with Juliet Sargeant

Juliet Sargeant

Planting a Sussex Summer Border with Juliet Sargeant

Sunday 11th June | 10:30am - 2:00pm

Join Chelsea Gold Winner Juliet Sargeant for a relaxed & informative guide to creating your perfect garden

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Phototransfer with Emma Taylor

Phototransfer Examples - Emma Taylor

Phototransfer with Emma Taylor

Saturday 24th June - Thursday 15th June | 10:00pm - 2:00pm

Learn some exciting and dynamic new techniques for photo transfer with artist in residence and printmaker Emma Taylor

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July 2017

The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company – The Commercial Traveller

The Commercial Traveller

The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company – The Commercial Traveller

Sunday 2nd July | 5:30pm - 10:30pm

The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company join us in the garden for some hilarious outdoor theatricals !

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Printing without a Press with Emma Taylor

Gelli printing ideas - Emma Taylor

Printing without a Press with Emma Taylor

Friday 7th July | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Course outline: Printing without a press. Exploring monoprinting and Gelli print.

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Collagraph Printing with Emma Taylor

example of Collagraph printing by Emma Taylor

Collagraph Printing with Emma Taylor

Saturday 15th July | 10:00am - 2:00pm

We will explore the many exciting possibilities of collagraph printmaking with artist in residence Emma Taylor

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Spirit of the West & The Blackfoot Lodge

Fred and Chrissie & their Tippee

Spirit of the West & The Blackfoot Lodge

Saturday 15th July - Sunday 16th July | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

A living exhibition by Native American Enthusiasts in the garden

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Shibori Tie Dye with Amanda Duke

example of Shibori tie dye - Amanda Duke

Shibori Tie Dye with Amanda Duke

Saturday 22nd July | 9:45am - 2:00pm

Explore Shibori tie dye -Using traditional and contemporary resist methods originating in Japan with Amanda Duke

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Fabric Printing with Amanda Duke

fabric printing examples by Amanda Duke

Fabric Printing with Amanda Duke

Sunday 23rd July | 9:45am - 2:00pm

Design at least two blocks and create multi - coloured repeat and irregular printed patterns onto cotton fabric with Amanda Duke.

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Creative Textile – Eco Print with Amanda Duke

Eco printing sample - Amanda Duke

Creative Textile – Eco Print with Amanda Duke

Wednesday 26th July | 9:45pm - 2:00pm

Learn how to use plant material and other available materials to print on fabric with artist in Residence Amanda Duke

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Creative Textiles – Slow Stitch with Amanda Duke

Slow stitch examples by Amanda Duke

Creative Textiles – Slow Stitch with Amanda Duke

Thursday 27th July | 9:45am - 2:00pm

wellbeing at your fingertips- stitching will help you think more clearly !

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Making Low Maintenance Easy with Juliet Sargeant

Juliet Sergeant, Chelsea Gold Medal winning designer

Making Low Maintenance Easy with Juliet Sargeant

Saturday 29th July | 10:30am - 2:00pm

Juliet will explain how to prepare your garden in order to reduce the workload in the future, how to select plants that behave and combine them for interest all year round.

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August 2017

Mixed Media- Exploring Colour with Amanda Duke

colours and leaves - example by Amanda Duke

Mixed Media- Exploring Colour with Amanda Duke

Wednesday 2nd August | 9:45am - 2:00pm

Experiment with abstract approaches and create mixed media collages exploring colour along the way.

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Creative Textiles – Eco Print with Amanda Duke

Eco print ideas by Amanda Duke

Creative Textiles – Eco Print with Amanda Duke

Thursday 3rd August | 9:45pm - 2:00pm

This is part two of a two day course. Please book both dates.Unwrap the mysteries of your previously prepared bundles, prepare some more and further develop your solar printing.

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Creative textiles- Shibori Tie Dye with Amanda Duke

Shibori ideas by Amanda Duke

Creative textiles- Shibori Tie Dye with Amanda Duke

Saturday 5th August | 9:45am - 2:00pm

Discover the wonders of Shibori -Using traditional and contemporary resist methods originating in Japan.

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Creative Textiles – Slow Stitching with Amanda Duke

some slow stitch examples by Amanda Duke

Creative Textiles – Slow Stitching with Amanda Duke

Sunday 6th August | 9:45am - 2:00pm

Stitching will help you think more clearly, ease stress, help you relax and creative ideas will start to flow.

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Creative Textiles – Eco Print with Amanda Duke

eco print ideas from Amanda Duke

Creative Textiles – Eco Print with Amanda Duke

Thursday 10th August | 9:45am - 2:00pm

This is part one of a two day course. Please book both dates. Wrap prairie leaves, flowers and rusty objects into bundles. Steam and bubble in natural dyes and leave to cure for your second day when you will unwrap the secrets stored within.

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Creative Textiles – Fabric Printing with Amanda Duke

fabric printing ideas by Amanda Duke

Creative Textiles – Fabric Printing with Amanda Duke

Friday 11th August | 9:45am - 2:00pm

Design at least two blocks and create multi - coloured repeat and irregular printed patterns onto cotton fabric

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Bazaar – An Indian Summer

a glittering array of delights ethically imported from India and Nepal

Bazaar – An Indian Summer

Friday 11th August - Monday 21st August | 10:00am - 5:00pm

An event in Marquees in Sussex Prairie Garden.Gorgeous clothes in cottons and vintage sari silk,semi precious designer jewellery,scarves,home furnishings and gifts - all ethically traded from India.

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Creative Textiles – Eco Print with Amanda Duke

eco print examples by Amanda Duke

Creative Textiles – Eco Print with Amanda Duke

Wednesday 23rd August | 9:45am - 2:00pm

This is part two of a two day course. Please book both dates. Unwrap the mysteries of your previously prepared bundles, prepare some more and further develop your solar printing

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Creative Textiles – Slow Stitching with Amanda Duke

slow stitch examples by Amanda Duke

Creative Textiles – Slow Stitching with Amanda Duke

Thursday 24th August | 9:45am - 2:00pm

Wellbeing at your fingertips. Stitching will help you think more clearly, ease stress, help you relax and creative ideas will start to flow.

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August 2017

Hampton Court Tips for a Great Kitchen Garden

Juliet Sargeant multi award winning designer

Hampton Court Tips for a Great Kitchen Garden

Friday 25th August | 11:00am - 12:30am

Following her 2016 Chelsea Gold Sucess, Juliet has been asked by the RHS to create a special garden at Hampton Court Flower Show this year. This contemporary kitchen garden will be the garden set for the broadcast of Saturday Kitchen Live from the show each day.

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Mixed Media – Exploring Colour with Amanda Duke

example by Amanda Duke

Mixed Media – Exploring Colour with Amanda Duke

Sunday 27th August | 9:45am - 2:00pm

Experiment with abstract approaches and create mixed media collages exploring colour along the way.

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National Garden Scheme – Garden Open for Charity

National Garden Scheme - Garden open for Charity 2017

National Garden Scheme – Garden Open for Charity

Monday 28th August | 11:00am - 5:00pm

National Garden Scheme - Garden open for Charity 2017

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September 2017

Unusual Plant & Garden Fair

Chris Ghyselen - garden designer & nursery from Belgium at the Fair

Unusual Plant & Garden Fair

Sunday 3rd September | 11:00am - 5:00pm

Unusual plants available to buy from specialist plant nurseries & gardenalia

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Planting a Prairie Garden – Large or Small with Juliet Sargeant.

Sussex Prairie Garden in full flower

Planting a Prairie Garden – Large or Small with Juliet Sargeant.

Saturday 9th September | 10:30am - 2:00pm

Juliet will introduce you to the stalwarts of a successful prairie garden

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Linoprint workshop with Emma Taylor

Lino print examples Emma Taylor

Linoprint workshop with Emma Taylor

Saturday 16th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

this workshop is aimed at anyone who would like to explore lino printing techniques for the first time or extend previous knowledge.

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Spirit of the West & the Blackfoot Lodge

Spirit of the West - native american exhibits

Spirit of the West & the Blackfoot Lodge

Saturday 16th September - Sunday 17th September | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Native american enthusiasts create a living exhibition in the garden

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Exploring Drypoint with Emma Taylor

printmaking technique of drypoint by Emma Taylor

Exploring Drypoint with Emma Taylor

Friday 29th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Explore the beautiful printmaking technique of drypoint with an emphasis on texture and quality of line.

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Planting for all Seasons with Juliet Sargeant

combining your plants for all year interest

Planting for all Seasons with Juliet Sargeant

Saturday 30th September | 10:30am - 2:00pm

Juliet will explain how designers use plants to create seasonal interest & introduce you to her "top performers"

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October 2017

Phototransfer on Gelliprint with Emma Taylor

example of photo transfer by Emma Taylor

Phototransfer on Gelliprint with Emma Taylor

Friday 6th October | 10:00am - 2:00pm

We will be using images of the flora and fauna around the gardens to transfer onto a different back grounds to create beautiful mixed media pieces.

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Papercutting & Sculpting with Emma Taylor

Papercutting & Sculpting with Emma Taylor

Saturday 7th October - Friday 20th October | 10:00am - 2:00pm

We will be creating fast and fun 3D paper sculptures which will introduce you to the basics of papercutting in a safe and playful manner.

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