Visual art

New Term

Weekend workshops and courses

October

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  • Getting Started with Watercolour

  • Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 October. 
    10am – 4pm
  • £71 full / £41 concession for 2 sessions
  • Tutor: Maria Collingham
  • Develop your skills in watercolour painting techniques within a supportive and friendly environment. Ideal for beginners and those wishing to become more confident.
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  • A Monochrome Portrait

  • Sunday 14 October. 10am – 4pm
  • £41 full / £23 concession for 1 session
  • Tutor: Jane French
  • Progress your portrait painting in oils by focussing on tonal values and being guided on composition, mark-making and depicting a likeness.
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November

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  • Life Drawing Masterclass Pattern and Colour

  • Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 November. 10am – 5pm
  • Meet and greet the tutor Friday 2 November, 6pm – 8pm
  • £200 full / £100 concession for 2 sessions
  • Tutor: Andy Pankhurst
  • Spend a weekend exploring the interaction and relationship between model and colour within a pictorial composition and decorative setting. Meet Andy to get to know the format of the weekend over drinks on the Friday evening.
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February

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  • A Still Life in Oils

  • Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 February. 10am – 4pm
  • £61 full / £41 concession for 2 sessions
  • Tutor: Jane French
  • Develop your skills in figurative oil painting by producing a selection of finished pieces that focus on still life.
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  • Exploring Colour

  • Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 February. 10am – 4pm
  • £61 full / £41 concession for 2 sessions
  • Tutor: Maria Collingham
  • Learn the secrets of successful colour composition in painting. Combine an intuitive approach to the subject with an exploration of colour theory and colour mixing to enable you to create mood and atmosphere.
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March

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  • Creating Patterns Through Nature

  • Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 March. 10am – 4pm
  • £61 full / £41 concession for 2 sessions
  • Tutor: Georgia Danvers
  • Develop original linear images to create a pattern or design in the style of William Morris.
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  • Illustrating the Past

  • Sunday 10 March. 10am – 4pm
  • £41 full / £23 concession for 1 session
  • Tutor: Debbie Miles-Williams
  • Explore the history of Antiquarian Illustration and techniques used in recording ‘real’ archaeological artefacts from Prehistory to Medieval periods.
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  • Investigating Making

  • Saturdays, 1pm – 5pm. 16 March – 30 March
  • £61 full / £41 concession for 3 sessions
  • Tutor: Steph Knowles
  • Making for the curious – explore unusual and inventive approaches to working in three dimensions with inspiration from art and artists throughout the world.
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  • Painting Seas and Skies

  • Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 March. 10am – 4pm
  • £61 full / £41 concession for 2 sessions
  • Tutor: Jane French
  • Develop skills in figurative oil painting to produce a selection of finished pieces depicting the sea and the sky.
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Weekday courses

October

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  • Painting a Modern Portrait

  • Mondays, 10am – 1pm
  • 1 October – 10 December (except 22 October)
  • £131 full / £68 concession for 10 sessions
  • Tutor: TBC
  • Explore iconic artists from the late 19th century and early 20th century to create innovative ways of painting the portrait.
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  • Watercolour Course

  • Mondays, 2pm – 4.30pm
  • 1 October – 10 December (except 22 October)
  • 28 January – 8 April (except 18 February)
  • £103 full / £53 concession for 10 sessions
  • Tutor: Maria Collingham
  • Practice and improve your watercolour skills on this friendly and supportive course. Develop confidence to use new techniques and develop your own style, suitable for all levels from beginners to experienced artists.
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  • Painting Problems: Still Life Re-imagined

  • Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm
  • 3 October – 12 December (except 24 October)
  • £131 full / £68 concession for 10 sessions
  • Tutor: Jenny Grevatte
  • Explore a contemporary take on the traditional subject of still life by engaging with various media.
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  • Exploring Means of Expression

  • Wednesdays, 1.45pm – 4.45pm
  • 3 October – 12 December (except 24 October)
  • £116 full / £66 concession for 10 sessions
  • Tutor: Peter Clayton
  • Exploring elements of line, shape, pattern and texture, be inspired by artists past and present and experiment with a wide variety of media.
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  • Figurative Oil Painting

  • Thursdays, 1.30pm – 4pm
  • 4 October – 13 December (except 25 October)
  • 31 January – 11 April (except 21 February)
  • £131 full / £68 concession for 10 sessions
  • Tutor: Jane French
  • Develop your skills in oil painting with different weekly challenges and gain confidence in selecting compositions, depicting colours and tackling a variety of different subject areas.
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  • Mixed Media Collage

  • Thursdays, 7pm - 9pm
  • 4 October – 13 December (not 25 October)
  • £83 full / £53 concession for 10 sessions
  • Tutor: Steph Coley
  • Join us on an exciting and creative journey into the eclectic and colourful world of mixed media collage art.
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  • Problem and Criticism

  • Thursdays, 11am – 12.30pm
  • 4 October – 13 December
  • 11 October – 13 December
  • 24 January – 11 April
  • 31 January – 11 April
  • £53 full / £28 concession for 6 sessions
  • Tutor: Diane Hall
  • Join with other artists to develop your critical skills and become more confident in your ability to develop your own style. These friendly, supportive classes are devoted entirely to discussion and criticism of work done at home. The six sessions are based around a focus and specific creative problems set by the tutor. You will be required to work outside of the class using your own materials, resulting in a number of pieces using a variety of materials and approaches.
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  • Botanical Drawing and Painting

  • Fridays, 10am - 1pm
  • 5 October – 14 December (except 26 October)
  • 1 February - 12 April (except 22 February)
  • £121 full / £71 concession for 10 sessions
  • Tutor: Georgia Danvers
  • Develop your process of observing, drawing, colour studies, and compositions to achieve a final painting of your chosen subject.
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  • Investigating Drawing

  • Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 9pm
  • 30 October – 18 December
  • 29 January – 26 March (except 19 February)
  • £83 full / £53 concession for 8 sessions
  • Tutor: Steph Knowles
  • For the curious, the adventurous, the out of practice and those who simply want more drawing in their lives. Broaden your approach to drawing through experiment and sheer inventiveness. No particular experience necessary.
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November

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  • Discovering Abstract Art

  • Tuesdays, 6pm – 8pm
  • 6 November – 11 December
  • £61 full / £41 concession for 6 sessions
  • Tutor: Neil Freeston
  • Explore techniques and methods used within abstract art that would traditionally be used on a Fine Art course.
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January

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  • Exploring Ways of Expression

  • Wednesdays, 1.45pm – 4.45pm
  • 30 January – 10 April (except 20 February)
  • £116 full / £66 concession for 10 sessions
  • Tutor: Peter Clayton
  • Exploring elements of colour, space and surface qualities, be inspired by artists past and present to experiment with a wide variety of media.
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  • Painting Problems: Aspects of Colour

  • Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm
  • 23 January – 3 April (except 20 February)
  • £131 full / £68 concession for 10 sessions
  • Tutor: Jenny Grevatte
  • Take a fresh look at using colour in your paintings! Try new approaches and learn the aspects of colour.
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  • Developing Colour in Your Portraits

  • Mondays, 10am – 1pm
  • 28 January – 8 April (except 18 February)
  • £131 full / £68 concession for 10 sessions
  • Tutor: TBC
  • Explore the importance of colour in portraits, especially in relation to colour schemes, colour mixing systems, skin tones and the emotional power it yields.
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  • Pen & Ink

  • Thursdays, 7pm – 9pm
  • 31 January – 11 April (except 21 February)
  • £83 full / £53 concession for 10 sessions
  • Tutor: Steph Coley
  • Explore the use of pen and ink within your art. Push your artwork further and discover the work of other artists using this popular medium.
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February

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  • Investigating Drawing 3 Day Intensive

  • Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 February
  • 10am – 4pm
  • £81 full / £51 concession for 3 sessions
  • Tutor: Steph Knowles
  • For the curious, the adventurous, the out of practice and those who simply want more drawing in their lives. Explore key aspects of drawing with a view to developing, challenging and extending your practice. No particular experience necessary.
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March

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  • Leicester in Print

  • Mondays, 6pm – 8pm
  • 4 March – 8 April
  • £71 full / £41 concession for 6 sessions
  • Tutor: Johanna Shearer
  • Explore the iconic buildings of Leicester through relief, mono and lino printing and experiment with the printing process.
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  • Marbling Paper Art

  • Tuesdays, 6pm – 9pm
  • 5 March – 9 April
  • £81 full / £51 concession for 6 sessions
  • Tutor: Gulizar Subay
  • Come and have a go with a new medium in a friendly environment. Experiment with traditional techniques in Marbling Art (Turkish Ebru Art) to develop your own style.
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