Joan MacKarell - Enamel Courses at West Dene

Joan Mackarell is an enameller and maker of smallwork and jewellery. She has taught at London Metropolitan University and is a founder-member of the British Society of Enamellers.
Joan is teaching courses at West Dean College through the year from July 2011 - May 2012

Enamelled sculpture for the garden
Suitable for all • 23 – 29 July • £597 (incl all dinners)
SS22096 summer school

Work with enamel and metal on a larger scale on the theme of ‘fantastical flora and fauna for display in a garden’. The first day is spent making enamel samples developing colour, texture and pattern using non- traditional techniques. On the second day you develop complex three dimensional forms in copper sheet with Mike Savage in the Forge. After you have chosen your final design you will be able to spend time in either area as required and should complete at least one finished piece short courses.

This is a link to some pictures that were taken at last year's summer school with images of the sculpture course as well as some other courses.

EnamellIng on precIous metals
25 – 28 November • £281 • LW2401
11 – 14 May 2012 • £281 • LW2687
Create personal designs in coloured enamels on silver. Designed for those with some experience of working with precious metals, you will enhance your work with the expert tuition in the techniques of cloisonné, champlevé, plique-à-jour and the use of foils.

West Dean College runs an imaginative programme of inspiring short courses in art, craft, music, photography, creative writing and gardening. Courses take place in well-equipped workshops and studios and in the magnificent West Dean House, where students may stay if they book a residential option.

These courses are included in the Short Course Programme. To see the full programme, please contact the College on the details below. For the full programme and booking details please contact:

West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester,
West Sussex, PO18 0QZ
T 0844 4994408 F +44 (0)1243 811343
charity reg no. 1126084


The fees listed overleaf are the non-residential fees and include course tuition, lunch, tea and coffee and the use of all the College facilities. Accommodation fees include breakfast and dinner. Standard and Superior rooms are available on a single and double occupancy basis. See table of fees in our full programme or visit to download a fees table and a booking form.

Why not stay an extra night before or after your course and explore all that West Dean has to offer or bring a friend on a residential-only basis?

Course Deposits and Cancellation Protection Course Deposits from £95 (per place) or full cost of course if less than £95 Cancellation protection from £9 (per place)
If you pay in full online you will receive a 5% discount for courses.