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Willow Sculpture - Faux Taxidermy - Stag's Head

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Willow sculptor Anthea Firth will guide you through this workshop where you will use willow and other plant materials to create a beautiful Stag's Head to mount on the wall inside or outdoors....

£85

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0 spaces available

NEW

Sew an Upcycled Patchwork 'Woodgie' Cushion

Sat, 19 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Durham based artist Betty Brown for a fun day breathing new life into colourful second hand fabrics. Betty's "Woodgie" Cushion creation is the comfort cushion to end all comfort cushions! It's quite...

£75

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0 spaces available

Make a Gorgeous Herdwick Sheep Doorstop

Fri, 25 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join needlefelt maker Annis McGowan to create a heavy-weight and highly unique Herdwick Sheep doorstop. This beautiful object is made of a blended wool mix, including iconic Herdwick fleece. It is formed into...

£75

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0 spaces available

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Folk Art Tile in Picassiette Mosaic

Sat, 26 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Picassiette is from the French phrase 'Pique - Assiette', meaning 'stolen from plate' and is a wonderful way of using up broken/damaged ceramics and china, old unused tiles and other ephemera such as...

£75

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0 spaces available

Rag Rugging for Christmas - Trees + Wreaths

Wed, 6 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The 3D textures that can be achieved with Rag Rugging means some really fabulous foliage and colour effects are possible. So, what better medium for a festive wreath that can go indoors or...

£75

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Christmas Ceramics - Contemporary Handmade Decorations

Sun, 10 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Design and make your own unique and beautiful porcelain Christmas decorations. Your work will be fired and posted to you after the course all in good time for the Christmas tree. - Identify...

£75

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0 spaces available

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Beautiful Birds in Willow + Translucent Paper

Wed, 13 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create a decorative bird or two from willow and translucent paper applying traditional lantern building techniques and based on traditional Indian fighter kite construction and form. Decorate with your own collage design to...

£70 £85

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3 spaces available

Making + Using Handmade Paper

Wed, 13 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore some of the techniques involved in making fabulous handmade paper from scratch - make 10 sheets of paper with many different effects then gain ideas and techniques for using them. In the...

£75

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0 spaces available

Sew Your Own Cushion Cover

Fri, 15 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Grab your sewing machine and join Claire Humphries for a great day learning how to make cushion covers with a professional looking finish. Using a range of fabrics and trims, you will be...

£75

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0 spaces available

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Flowers in Fused Glass - Plaques + Light-Catchers

Fri, 22 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Zoe Simon of Uredale Glass for a day making gorgeous flower-inspired designs in fused glass. You will be introduced to different ways of using colour to create fabulous tiles and plaques, you...

£85

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Pattern Design - Unique Worktop Saver + Coasters

Wed, 27 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join textile artist Georgia Wilkinson for an exciting day learning about repeat pattern design. Georgia will introduce you to the world of repeat patterns providing you with some of the core design principles...

£0

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All Levels

-4 spaces available

Perfect Gifts in Polymer Clay - Scarf Pin + Pendant or Earrings

Thu, 28 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover techniques for creating stunning accessories in polymer clay (Fimo) with artist, designer, and jewellery-maker Jane Burnley. Polymer clay is a wonderful ‘plastic’ type clay which comes in bright vibrant colours, is easy...

£60 £75

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All Levels

2 spaces available

NEW

Tin Can Christmas Decorations - Baubles, Stars & Sparkles

Thu, 5 Dec 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop with Michelle Pilkington is a great introduction to experimenting with and repurposing metal. It's an adventurous day, using old baked beans tins, sweet or biscuit tins and reworking them to create...

£75

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0 spaces available

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Christmas Robin Tile in Mosaic

Fri, 6 Dec 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The robin, beloved of many, give us a darting flash of cheery red throughout the year, but more so on frosty, snowy days at Christmas time. Create your own 2 resident robins to...

£75

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0 spaces available

Traditional Christmas Wreaths plus Lunch!

Fri, 6 Dec 2019

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This is a fun half day workshop where Sue will show you how to make a traditional Christmas wreath. From fairly minimal designs to sumptuous foliage and flowers, you will be guided through...

£50

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0 spaces available

Festive Fairy Lights in Wire + Paper

Sat, 7 Dec 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Joanna Coupland is well known for her unusual lighting range and other quirky sculptures formed from paper and wire. Join her for an introduction to her techniques using paper and wire to create a...

£75

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0 spaces available

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Ceramics - Porcelain Tealights + Bud Vases

Thu, 13 Feb 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dedicate this day with ceramicist Charlotte Morrison, to creating the art of cylindrical shapes in porcelain. Create translucent porcelain tealight holders, perfect for the summer months in your home or garden. Or, beautiful...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

An Introduction to Mosaics

Fri, 14 Feb 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mosaic decoration - assembling small pieces of glass, ceramic or stone, has been used since ancient times to decorate homes, gardens and places of worship - both inside and out. This workshop, with...

£85

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Novice

8 spaces available

Roman Blind Making by Machine

Fri, 14 Feb 2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

If you've got a sewing machine and some basic sewing skills, you can learn to make your own machine made Roman Blinds. This workshop is both intensive and fun but as one of...

£85

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All Levels

5 spaces available

NEW

Fused Glass - Yorkshire Dales Landscape in Glass

Thu, 20 Feb 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Everyone loves glass - the gorgeous colours and the effect of the light streaming through it. Fused glass has a particular quality - the shapes are softened, melted and fused when compatible glass...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Mosaics - Design + Unique House or Door Sign (3 day series)

Wed, 26 Feb 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dates: Wed 26 Feb, 04, 11 Mar 2020 During this series of 3 days with Julie Hand, you can reflect your love of nature, art, pattern, landscapes, or any other imagery you like...

£235

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

A Wall Mounted Animal Head in Papier Mâché (2 days)

Sun, 1 Mar 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dates are two non-consecutive days : Sun 1st & 8th March 2020 This is a chance to create your own Papier Mâché animal head on this two day workshop with Papier Mâché sculptor,...

£170

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All Levels

8 spaces available

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Ceramics - Springtime Decorations

Wed, 18 Mar 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join ceramicist Charlotte Morrison and have some fun with a springtime theme! Using fine white porcelain clay, you can experiment with textures and glazes to create stunning ceramic decorations inspired by springtime all...

£85

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All Levels

10 spaces available

NEW

Stained Glass + Copper Foil - Copper Foil Flowers & Butterflies

Fri, 27 Mar 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Everyone loves stained glass and the gorgeous effect of the light streaming through it. Now you can learn how to create your own small glass decorations using stained glass with the copper foil...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Garden Ornaments in Copper Wire + Beads

Fri, 3 Apr 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This relaxed and fun workshop will be a great introduction to working with copper or galvanised wire and beads. Creating stunning dragonflies and allium heads to decorate the garden or patio using very...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Make Beautiful Easter Bunnies in Needlefelt

Fri, 3 Apr 2020

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

If you loved Annis's needlefelt Herdwick sheep doorstop, you'll love these Easter bunnies. Sculpt a classic cutie for Easter using Annis's needlefelt techniques. Your Easter bunny will measure approximately 22.5cm in length. Make...

£85

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All Levels

10 spaces available

Make a Gorgeous Needlefelt Hare

Sat, 4 Apr 2020

10:00 am - 5:30 pm

If you loved Annis's needlefelt Herdwick sheep doorstop, you'll love this gorgeous hare. He's a large scale needlefelt hare but not as hefty as the sheep so not suitable as a doorstop. Join...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Design + Print a Pair of Lush Cushions

Wed, 29 Apr 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Gillian for a fun workshop designing and printing your own pair of cushion covers. This workshop will be a wonderful journey into design composition and fabric printing. Using a great selection of...

£85

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All Levels

9 spaces available

NEW

Dot Pictures & Coasters in Polymer Clay

Wed, 29 Apr 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Be inspired by dots - whether its the stories depicted in Aboriginal dot paintings or the paint effects of pointillism. During this one day workshop with artist, Jane Burnley, you will discover how...

£85

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All Levels

10 spaces available

NEW

African-Style Frame Basket in Plant Fibres

Sat, 9 May 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During this one day workshop, Averil will help you explore the beauty and versatility of fibre basketry techniques. By the end of the day you will have created a small frame basket in...

£85

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All Levels

10 spaces available

Ceramics - Porcelain Pouches, Pockets + Envelopes

Sat, 16 May 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have a go at making a selection of beautiful and quirky creations in beautiful porcelain with ceramicist Charlotte Morrison. Learn techniques for working porcelain clay successfully to create cute and unusual containers perfect...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Mastering Knife Skills in Wood– Spoon Carving

Fri, 22 May 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Start knife carving in wood - it's amazing what you can do with just a small axe and a couple of knives. Working with green unseasoned wood you will learn to use really...

£85

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Novice

8 spaces available

NEW

Make a Gorgeous Herdwick Sheep Doorstop

Sat, 23 May 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join needlefelt maker Annis McGowan to create a heavy-weight and highly unique Herdwick Sheep doorstop. This beautiful object is made of a blended wool mix, including iconic Herdwick fleece. It is formed into...

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

10 spaces available

NEW

Birds, Real or Imagined - Sculpted in Wire + Paper

Sun, 24 May 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Joanna Coupland is well known for her quirky sculptures formed from paper and wire. Join her for this 1 day workshop to find out how she creates these funky forms. Your subject will...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Make a Gorgeous Herdwick Sheep Doorstop

Sun, 24 May 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join needlefelt maker Annis McGowan to create a heavy-weight and highly unique Herdwick Sheep doorstop. This beautiful object is made of a blended wool mix, including iconic Herdwick fleece. It is formed into...

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

10 spaces available

No-Fuss Furniture Painting Using Annie Sloan Paint

Sun, 31 May 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Be inspired by Melanie's fresh, friendly and practical approach to furniture painting . Develop your own personal style as you gain confidence in choosing the colours to match the finish. Express your own individual...

£85

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All Levels

6 spaces available

Flowers in Fused Glass - Plaques + Light-Catchers

Sun, 7 Jun 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Zoe Simon of Uredale Glass for a day making gorgeous flower-inspired designs in fused glass. You will be introduced to different ways of using colour to create fabulous tiles and plaques, you...

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

Pattern Design - Unique Worktop Saver + Coasters

Fri, 11 Sep 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join textile artist Georgia Wilkinson for an exciting day learning about repeat pattern design. Georgia will introduce you to the world of repeat patterns providing you with some of the core design principles...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Lampshade Making Morning

Sat, 12 Sep 2020

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Spend a fun and relaxing morning with fabric designer Georgia Wilkinson and create a beautiful drum lampshade to take home. Choose from a selection of Georgia's unique and fun fabrics or even use...

£40

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Novice

10 spaces available

Lampshade Making Afternoon

Sat, 12 Sep 2020

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Spend a fun and relaxing afternoon with fabric designer Georgia Wilkinson and create a beautiful drum lampshade to take home. Choose from a selection of Georgia's unique and fun fabrics or even use...

£40

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Novice

10 spaces available

NEW

Wise Owls in Needlefelt

Thu, 17 Sep 2020

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join needle felt maker Annis McGowan to create a beautiful wise owl. Whether you're new to needle felting or have done some before, this workshop will be suitable for you. You can express...

£85

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All Levels

10 spaces available

Coiled Baskets in Plant Fibre

Fri, 18 Sep 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During this one day workshop, Averil will help you explore the beauty and versatility of fibre basketry techniques to include coiled baskets made from pine needles, sedge and other decorative grasses. A coiled...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Ceramics - Creating Small Decorative Dishes

Sat, 19 Sep 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join ceramicist Charlotte Morrison and create small dishes for all those little needs! Learn how to use various ceramic decoration techniques - inlay, scraffitto, paper resist and much more. Find out the pros...

£85

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All Levels

10 spaces available

Fused Glass - Sheepish Designs!

Wed, 23 Sep 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Everyone loves glass - the gorgeous colours and the effect of the light streaming through it. Fused glass has a particular quality - the shapes are softened, melted and fused when compatible glass...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Pewtersmithing - Spoons Using Sheet Metal

Thu, 1 Oct 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join pewtersmith Ella McIntosh for this great day using traditional metalwork techniques to create pewter spoons and scoops ideal for sugar, condiments or to give as a gift for a baby or christening...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Contemporary Cloth Doll Making - "Winter" - A Magical Creature

Fri, 2 Oct 2020 - Sat, 3 Oct 2020

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The art of cloth doll making is a creative area to work in. Join textile artist, costume designer and cloth doll maker, Ray Slater, and learn some of the many techniques she uses...

£170

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Pewtersmithing: Experimental Spoons with Found Objects

Fri, 2 Oct 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A fun day of pewtersmithing inspired by Ella's love of spoons and found material, this experimental spoons workshop will allow you to make adventurous pewter spoons. During this 1 day workshop you will...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Mosaics - Create Peacocks in Picassiette

Sat, 10 Oct 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Peacock is a stunningly beautiful bird of richly riotous colours, often symbolising eternal life, good luck and prosperity. Create your very own mosaic Peacock using a glorious variety of shimmering mirror /...

£85

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All Levels

10 spaces available

Ceramics - Paperclay Lanterns + Tea Lights

Sun, 11 Oct 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create beautiful translucent porcelain tealight holder. Using a range of clays including porcelain and paperclay, which both show the light through beautifully, you can expect to create 5-6 tealight lanterns in a variety...

£85

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All Levels

10 spaces available

Willow Sculpture - Festive Reindeer

Sun, 18 Oct 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Willow sculptor Anthea Firth will guide you through this intensive day of willow weaving. You will use willow and other plant materials to create a beautiful festive reindeer to take home and install...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Make a Gorgeous Needlefelt Hare

Fri, 23 Oct 2020

10:00 am - 5:30 pm

If you loved Annis's needlefelt Herdwick sheep doorstop, you'll love this gorgeous hare. He's a large scale needlefelt hare but not as hefty as the sheep so not suitable as a doorstop. Join...

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

10 spaces available

Sew an Upcycled Patchwork 'Woodgie' Cushion

Sun, 8 Nov 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Durham based artist Betty Brown for a fun day breathing new life into colourful second hand fabrics. Betty's "Woodgie" Cushion creation is the comfort cushion to end all comfort cushions! It's quite...

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Mosaics - Create a Christmas Robin Trivet

Fri, 13 Nov 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mosaic decoration - assembling small pieces of glass, ceramic or stone, has been used since ancient times to decorate homes, gardens and places of worship - both inside and out. This workshop with...

£85

Info & Book

Novice

8 spaces available

Christmas Ceramics - Contemporary Handmade Decorations

Sat, 14 Nov 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

It's that time of year again! Make your Christmas unique this year and design your own collection of beautiful ceramic and porcelain Christmas decorations. Your work will be fired and posted to you after the course all in good time for the Christmas tree.

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

10 spaces available

Festive Willow - Wreaths + Decorations

Sat, 28 Nov 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Willow sculptor Jess Wilkinson will guide you through the process of designing and making a stunning willow wreath along with a range of smaller willow decorations - stars, hearts and other motifs. -...

£85

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All Levels

10 spaces available

NEW

Have a Stab at Needlefelt - Christmas Decorations

Sun, 29 Nov 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and have a stab at needlefelting and get in the mood for Christmas with us! Join Susie and have a go at needle felt hanging decorations for the festive season. Tangerines, apples,...

£85

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Novice

10 spaces available

Tin Can Christmas Decorations - Baubles, Stars + Sparkles

Thu, 3 Dec 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop with Michelle Pilkington is a great introduction to experimenting with and repurposing metal. It's an adventurous day, using old baked beans tins, sweet or biscuit tins and reworking them to create...

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

Traditional Christmas Wreaths plus Lunch!

Thu, 3 Dec 2020

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This is a fun half day workshop where Sue will show you how to make a traditional Christmas wreath. From fairly minimal designs to sumptuous foliage and flowers, you will be guided you...

£55

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Freehand Machine Embroidery - Christmas Decorations

Sat, 5 Dec 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Freehand Machine Embroidery - Christmas Decorations. Anyone who has a sewing machine can have a go at freehand machine embroidery. Kirstie Allsopp called it the "the crack cocaine of the crafting world" so...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

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