Visual art

February

  • 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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New Term - Weekend Courses

May

  • adventurous watercolour - watercolour of a abstract landscape in purples
  • Watercolour: Big and bold with mixed media

  • Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 May. 10am – 4pm
  • £61 / £41 for 2 sessions. Tutor: Maria Collingham
  • Learn the secrets of creating lively and fresh contemporary watercolour paintings. This course will encourage you to loosen up, play and use an experimental approach with confidence.
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June

  • oil painting for beginners - two ladies painting
  • Portraiture Painting: An introduction to oils

  • Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 June. 10am – 4pm
  • £61 / £41 for 2 sessions. Tutor: Abigail Robinson
  • Over the weekend we will explore colour, composition and paint application culminating in the creation of an oil painting from a favourite photograph of someone special.
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September

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  • Dynamics of Colour

  • Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 September. 10am – 4pm
  • £61 / £41 for 2 sessions. Tutor: Maria Collingham
  • Be guided through a process of discovery that will enable you to gain the skills and confidence to unleash the power of colour within your art practice.
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Mid week Courses

April

  • Investigating drawing - pencil drawing of bottles
  • Investigating Drawing

  • Tuesdays, 7pm – 9pm. 17 April – 26 June (except 29 May)
  • £83 / £53 for 10 sessions. Tutor: Steph Knowles
  • For the curious, the adventurous, the out of practise and those who simply want more drawing in their lives! Join us in this friendly class where no particular experience is necessary.
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  • starting in abstract painting - lady painting
  • Exploring the World of Abstract Art

  • Wednesdays, 6pm – 8pm. 18 April – 23 May
  • £61 / £41 for 6 sessions. Tutor: Neil Freeston
  • Explore the therapeutic techniques of Abstract Art in this friendly midweek session.
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  • drawing and painting the portrait - painting of young boys face
  • Developing a Personal Direction in Portraiture

  • Mondays, 10am – 1pm. 23 April – 9 July (except 7 and 28 May)
  • £131 / £68 for 10 sessions. Tutor: Geoff Beasley
  • After experimenting with portrait drawing and painting techniques of key artists over five weeks, learners will be encouraged and guided in finding a personal direction over the following five weeks.
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  • A self portrait in oils - close up of ladies face in oil paints
  • Portrait Painting Step by Step

  • Thursdays, 1.30pm – 4pm. 19 April – 28 June (except 31 May)
  • £131 / £68 for 10 sessions. Tutor: Jane French
  • This Workshop is for those who want to develop their skills in painting a portrait in oils. Each week there will be a different and challenging focus to the session. This will result in learners feeling better able to handle the medium, and more confident in selecting compositions, depicting colours and creating a likeness.
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May

  • problem and criticism - abstract blue and white drawing
  • Problem and Criticism

  • Thursdays, 11am – 12.30pm. 3 May – 12 July (fortnightly)
  • Thursdays, 11am – 12.30pm. 10 May – 12 July (fortnightly except 31 May)
  • £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 you 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 to create a number of pieces using a variety of materials and approaches.
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  • mixed media adventures - college of a city
  • Mixed Media Collage

  • Thursdays, 7pm – 9pm. 3 May – 12 July
  • £83 / £53 for 10 sessions. Tutor: Stephen Coley
  • Come on an exciting and creative journey into the eclectic and colourful world of mixed media collage art.
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  • Botanical Drawing and Painting
  • Botanical Drawing and Painting

  • Fridays, 10am – 1pm. 4 May – 13 July (except 1 June)
  • £121 / £71 for 10 sessions. Tutor: Georgia Danvers
  • Be led 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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June

  • starting in abstract painting - lady painting
  • Using Landscape as a Self-Portrait

  • Wednesdays, 6pm – 8pm. 6 June – 27 June
  • £41 / £23 for 4 sessions. Tutor: Danielle Vaughan
  • Create a landscape as a portrait from a photo using collage techniques including ripped papers and selecting texts in content of the image.
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  • starting in abstract painting - lady painting
  • Mixed Media Adventures: Garden Collections

  • Wednesdays, 1.45pm – 4.45pm. 13 June – 11 July
  • £58 / £33 for 5 sessions. Tutor: Peter Clayton
  • Enjoy experimenting with a wide variety of media and approaches to picture-making inspired by the garden environment.
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July

  • starting in abstract painting - lady painting
  • Crash course in Oil painting

  • Monday 16 – Friday 20 July. 10am – 4.30pm
  • £190 / £85 for 5 sessions. Tutor: Greg Harris
  • This five day intensive oil painting course will guide you with different uses of colour, varied mark-making, and conclude with you using these techniques to create a finished piece.
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August

  • starting in abstract painting - lady painting
  • Portraits in Print

  • Wednesday 8 – Thursday 9 August. 10am – 4pm
  • £61 / £41 for 2 sessions. Tutor: Danielle Vaughan
  • Create a portrait from a photo using collage techniques such as ripped papers and selecting texts that will be used in context of the image.
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  • pencil drawing of a foot on pink background
  • Investigating Drawing: Summer School

  • Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 August. 10am – 4pm
  • £96 / £51 for 3 sessions. Tutor: Steph Knowles
  • For the curious, the adventurous, the out of practise and those who simply want more drawing in their lives – immerse yourself in three days of intensive workshops exploring key aspects of drawing to challenge, develop and extend your drawing practice. No particular experience necessary.
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