THE OLD KENNELS
The Old Kennels is a flint barn, originally being part of the Stentwood Estate built by Squire Eccles in the 1890’s. At the turn of this century, The Old Kennels is our family home, shared with numerous feral cats & a breeding herd of Alpacas who are kept solely for their fibre.
Classes are held in the garden room, kitchen, studio or on the lawn, as is appropriate to the class and the weather.
Our classes are tutored by local, national and international professional craftspeople and are designed to be attended either as a single day, or to interact with other days, to allow you continuity and further development, if you so wish.
We also offer an 'open studio' facility where students are encouraged to come and experiment with thier new found skills in the comfort of our studio and without the expense of buying equipment. In addition our tutors are always contactable after the course to offer support if you havent quite finished off your work on the day (...we know it's hard to define 'finished' sometimes when it comes to creative arts, especially when you might occasionally need some additional consideration time!) Click here for open studio dates...
We hope you will enjoy the serenity of our surroundings and our programme of events.
Should you require overnight accommodation, we offer B&B in the comfortable loft above our studio, or there are a selection of pub, hotel, bed & breakfast and self catering accommodation all within a few minutes drive.
If you decide to extend your stay, the Blackdown Hills offer a wide range of attractions, including excellent dining, many varied air activities, motor and water sports, fishing, walking, cycling, the Jurassic coastline and the beautiful Blackdown Hills themselves.
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