General courses

I like to think of my general courses as 'your choice' courses. In effect, that means that you can choose to do whatever you like. 

Some people bring their dollshouses to electrify. Others like to decorate and learn to mitre their coving and skirting boards, or make a fireplace from wood mouldings. These pics may give you an idea of some of the things we do on General Courses. 



 You could learn to use power tools to make furniture or make a fireplace from wood mouldings. If you do not have a dollshouse, or it is too big to bring with you, there are any number of things you could do, from making a roombox scene, to making furniture in wood or wicker, which is very popular as it will fit into any dollshouse.  I have lots of patterns you could use or you may bring our own... 

I enjoy making a room look 'lived in' and this means not just the building but everything that goes into a room including the furniture and soft furnishings such as rugs and curtains. You could choose to change your existing rooms and put some life into them.

How do you feel about using power tools? I have everything you are likely to need in my workshop and you could learn to use them, while working on your project.

How many unfinished projects do you have?  We all do it - start something and then get stuck and start something new.  You could bring all those projects on a General Course - just think how good you’ll feel when you finish them. 

I have recently done the following scenes to give you some ideas of what you could do on a General Course.




The book was done by hollowing out an actual book but a great illustration of any book can be done using one of the papier mâché books you can get at hobby stores.   The watermill will be done from scratch . Mine is about 1/24th scale but you could do it bigger if you prefer.  You have more ideas from the pictures below too.


© Lorna Payne 2015