Make your own armour

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04 March 2017
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graham-ashford-work-example-3-36585.jpeg A piece of armour created by tutor, Graham Ashford
There’s a new short course at West Dean College that will enable students to make their own armour.

The new course is called Medieval Armouring and will teach students how to create a 15th century, Italian gauntlet with armourer, Graham Ashford from 4 to 7 May 2017.

Students will learn how to make armour by creating a gauntlet. Using a world-renowned Italian design of the 15th century as inspiration, students will work with the tutor to recreate at least one gauntlet each. This will include how to hot and cold shape the metal, use leather and oil blacken the final piece.

The course takes place at West Dean College in West Sussex, with its fully-equipped studios, forge and fine-metals workshops. The course includes dinner on the first evening and lunch, tea and coffee throughout the course. Students enjoy use of all the College facilities, including the Computer Suite and Library. Course participants can stay in the beautiful, historic West Dean House, set 100 acres of glorious award-winning Gardens and Parkland in the heart of the South Downs National Park.

The course lasts three four day and is suited for beginners/intermediate and costs £392. For further information and booking go to West Dean College.

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