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We are delighted to announce details of our PMC Studio France September 2018 Masterclasses !

Our guest trainer is the very talented Polish Karolina Stefanska coming to France to teach us her wonderful ancient carved rings as well as NEW WORKSHOPS she has not taught before! Techniques include carving, gold plating, stone setting, and soldering just to name a few !

Why not make this a wonferful all-inclusive holiday in stunning SW France enjoying the gastronomy, flowing French wines and visits to Château and French markets.
The all-inclusive holiday option is from 31st May to the June 7th. Total price 1.400 euros
Reserve your place now by contacting Caroline Bray

31st May

Arriving Thursday afternoon at Agen train station you will be greeted by your hosts before being driven to Baron-Figués, a gorgeous 150-year old farmhouse with beautifully appointed private bedrooms.

Settle into your charming room before getting to know your fellow students over aperos by the pool. Enjoy a social evening with a 3 course gourmet dinner served in the farmhouse kitchen along with a short introduction from your hosts about what to expect over the next few days.

The following morning, after croissants and coffee by the pool you will begin your chosen workshops.

All meals and refreshments (wine, tea, coffee etc.) are included for this course. Also included are all materials needed for the course.

The workshops offerred are
June 1st   New workshop Carved Horse head not taught elsewhere and designed to help all levels
June 2nd and 3rd  Day 3 and 4 Ancient carved ring
Two days class introducing micro carving tools for metal clay designs while working on an ancient patterns open ring. You can follow the carving process step by step, learning tips and tricks specially for
using metal clays in this project. This class is about making your own lucky ring, ornamented in old style with symbols and decorative design. You will also learn about setting stones and matching the ring size, adding precision to your piece, using ancient patterns or creating your own version based on your preferred style. Adding a final touch will be using a pen plater to decorate your design with gold, copper or rhodium.
June 4th   New workshop not taught elsewhere TBA

June 5th and 6th  : Open studio Days or Free days
This days are free for you to use the studio and finish pieces at your leisure or just enjoy creating using any materials you may wish to bring. You may decide to relax by the pool or go for a walk in the beautiful countryside.

June 7th– After breakfast depart

Reserve your place now and make a holiday out of it in stunning SW France. This is an All-inclusive learning holiday including a wine tasting excursion in local Chateau as well as visits to stunning French market towns. The wine will be flowing and delicious fresh produce cooked for you. There is use of all the on-site facilities from cycling, walking, swimming and many more.

These courses have been priced to make sure you have everything you need and EVERYTHING is included once you arrive. These are FULL DAYS learning with all you could possibly want to eat and drink, with the comfort of enjoying time with trainers and guests as well as seeing some of the stunning surroundings here in SW France. You can learn so much more by being on-site for your training.

We are offering several booking options to suit your needs including a monthly saving option.  Those travelling long distances have the opportunity to add on other training or holiday days with tutors to make the most of their trip.

When we say all- inclusive this means plentiful great wines and French cuisine, pool and all facilities on site set in 50 acres for you to enjoy, all materials and wonderful jewellery to take home with you.

Pay only 10% now to secure your place. The remaining balance is due by April 2018.

Contact caroline@pmcstudiofrance.com if you have any questions.

About the artist Karolina Stefanska

I was born in Krakow in Poland and I luckily still live here today, I love this place - the old king’s capital with all its history and beauty. I graduated from PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow and I work in a theatre here as an actress. I was always interested in painting, costumes and scenography, sort of like creating different worlds from scratch. But I was born in times of communism and I still remember how different it was - there were not many things you could buy, if you wanted something different it had to be made. I remember my mother sewing me colorful dresses from dyed diapers, then my friends from first fantasy conventions learning different crafts to make their costumes, all with no access to internet :) When I saw first very unusual store with jewelry made with beading technique I was like 23. It was very expensive so I stood there and watched how this lady took some pliers and with a few moves made a pearl necklace - my first thought was "so easy?! I bet I could do it myself" - that's how it started, I tried beading, strings, stones, all that I was able to find. Searching through internet became my routine and I was really good at it, but also somehow very lucky and by one of those lucky accidents I saw this strange description of some clay that was silver.... I just couldn't believe it, all my childhood was back, everything I ever imagined about jewelry was suddenly possible because I could just make it :) I was obsessed and it never changed, it was just a hobby but I couldn't stop making it. I never took one jewelry class in my life, all I know or ever tried I learned searching through internet, watching, figuring it out myself.