Visual art

January

  • drawing and painting the portrait - painting of young boys face
  • Drawing and painting the portrait

  • Mondays, 8 January – 19 March (except 12 February), 10am – 1pm
  • £131 / £68 for 10 sessions. TUTOR: Geoff Beasley
  • Explore different ways of painting and drawing the human face.
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  • Stop – Look – Make (Part of DeStress Festival)

  • Mondays, 8 January – 19 March (except 12 February), 2pm – 4pm
  • £103 / £53 for 10 sessions. TUTOR: Darren O’Brien
  • This friendly, supportive group takes us on a journey through art, nature and the sublime. Designed to sharpen the senses through exploring the art of looking, connecting and making via studio and field activities that support mindfulness and wellbeing. Includes outdoor activities and short local walks.
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  • painting problems pattern and texture - a class of people painting on easels
  • Painting problems: Pattern and texture

  • Wednesdays, 10 January – 21 March (except 14 February), 10am – 1pm
  • £131 / £68 for 10 sessions. TUTOR: Jenny Grevatte
  • A course for painters who want to experiment with elements of pattern and textural approaches by using various paints, collage, and mixed media methods.
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  • mixed media adventures - abstract collage of trees
  • Mixed media adventures: in artists’ footsteps

  • Wednesdays, 10 January – 21 March (except 14 February), 1.45pm – 4.45pm
  • £116 / £66 for 10 sessions. TUTOR: Peter Clayton
  • Be inspired by the ideas and work of artists past and present, to explore with an exciting variety of painting and drawing media and techniques.
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  • pen and ink - lady drawing with black pen
  • Pen and ink

  • Thursdays, 11 January – 22 March (except 15 February), 7pm – 9pm
  • £83 / £53 for 10 sessions. TUTOR: Stephen Coley
  • Explore the use of pen and ink within art. Push your artwork further and discover the work of other artists using this popular medium.
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  • problem and criticism - abstract blue and white drawing
  • Problem and criticism

  • Thursdays (fortnightly), 11am – 12.30pm
  • 11 January – 22 March
  • 18 January – 22 March
  • £53 / £28 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 - botanical gardens
  • Botanical drawing and painting

  • Fridays, 10am – 1pm,
  • 12 January – 23 March (except 16 February) £121 / £71 for 10 sessions.
  • TUTOR: Georgia Danvers
  • This course is designed to take the student through the whole process of observing, drawing, colour studies, compositions and preparing to achieve a final painting of the chosen subject.
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  • A multi-sensory world (Part of DeStress Festival)

  • Mondays, 22 January – 19 March (except 12 February), 7pm – 9pm
  • £103 / £53 for 8 sessions. TUTOR: Carise Zangerle Murray
  • Enter a world of creativity where you are seeing with your eyes, ears and hands. We will explore and create with textures, forms, sounds and colours. Suitable for all ages.
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  • Investigating drawing - pencil drawing of bottles
  • Investigating drawing

  • Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 9pm,
  • 30 January – 27 March (except 13 February)
  • £83 / £53 for 8 sessions. TUTOR: Steph Knowles
  • For the curious, the adventurous, the out of practise and those who simply want more drawing in their lives. The emphasis is on investigation over outcome, broadening your approach to drawing through experiment and sheer inventiveness. No particular experience necessary.
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February

  • investigating drawing three day intensive - pen drawing of a tree
  • Investigating drawing: three-day intensive

  • Monday 12 February – Wednesday, 14 February, 10am – 4pm 
  • £81 / £51 for 3 days. TUTOR: Steph Knowles
  • For the curious, the adventurous, the out of practice and those who simply want more drawing in their lives - three days of intensive workshops exploring key aspects of drawing with a view to developing, challenging and extending your practice. No particular experience necessary.
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  • oil painting for beginners - two ladies painting
  • Oil painting for beginners

  • Tuesdays, 20 February – 20 March, 2pm – 4.30pm
  • £83 / £53 for 5 sessions. TUTOR: Maria Collingham
  • Gain the confidence to acquire new skills in oil painting in a relaxed and supportive environment, perfect for beginners.
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  • creating patterns in nature - botanical gardens shot through a sculpture
  • Creating patterns through nature

  • Saturday 24 February – Sunday 25, February, 10am – 4pm
  • £61 / £41 for 2 sessions. TUTOR: Georgia Danvers
  • Using artist William Morris as a basis,participants will use images, natural subjects or their own work to create patterns and designs.
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March

  • adventurous watercolour - watercolour of a abstract landscape in purples
  • Adventurous watercolour

  • Saturday 10 March – Sunday 11 March, 10am – 4pm
  • £61 / £41 for 2 sessions. TUTOR: Maria Collingham
  • This course will foster an experimental approach to the surprisingly expressive medium and provide an opportunity for learners to push the boundaries and break the rules.
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  • A self portrait in oils - close up of ladies face in oil paints
  • A self-portrait in oils

  • Monday 26 March – Tuesday 27 March, 10am – 4pm
  • £66 / £41 for 2 sessions. TUTOR: Jane French
  • Extend your knowledge and practice of oils, focusing on how to use tonal values and mark-making techniques to create striking self-portraits.
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