Visual art

Weekend workshops and courses

May

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  • Marbling paper art course

  • Sundays, 11am – 2pm
  • 5 May – 26 May, £65 / £40 for 4 sessions
  • sessions also running, 14 July, 11 August, 15 September
  • £22 / £15 for 1 session each
  • Tutor: Gulizar Subay
  • Experiment with Marbling Art and learn how to use a variety of materials and Techniques.
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June

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  • Investigating drawing

  • Sunday 9th June, 10am – 4pm
  • £33 / £23 concession
  • Tutor: Steph Knowles
  • For the curious, the adventurous, the out of practice and those who simply want more drawing in their lives - this workshop explores key aspects of drawing with a view to developing, challenging and extending your practice. No particular experience necessary.
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  • Abstract batik collage

  • Saturday 15 June
  • 10am – 4pm
  • £33 / £23
  • Tutor: Andrew Wynne
  • Experiment with collage and dischargedye batik processes on coloured tissue papers and fabrics.
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September

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  • Experimental painting weekend

  • Saturday 7 September – Sunday 8 September, 10am – 4pm
  • £60 / £40 concession
  • Tutor: Maria Collingham
  • Experiment with colour, composition and scale to create fresh, dynamic paintings. This course is ideal if you want to take painting to the next level.
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Weekday courses

April

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  • Investigating drawing

  • Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 9pm
  • 30 April – 25 June (except 28 May)
  • £83 / £53 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.
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May

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  • Figurative oil painting

  • Thursdays, 1.30pm – 4pm
  • 2 May – 11 July (except 30th May)
  • £131 / £68 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
  • 2 May – 11 July (except 30 May)
  • £85 / £53 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 & criticism

  • Thursdays (fortnightly), 11am – 12.30pm
  • 2 May – 11 July (week one)
  • 9 May – 11 July (week two)
  • £53 / £28 for 6 sessions
  • Tutor: Diane Hall
  • Join with other artists to develop your critical skills and become more confident in your ability. These friendly, supportive classes are devoted entirely to discussion and criticism of work done at home. The six sessions are based around 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 & painting

  • Fridays, 10am – 1pm
  • 3 May – 12 July (except 31 May)
  • £121 / £71 for 10 sessions
  • Tutor: Georgia Danvers
  • Develop your process of observing, drawing, composition and colour studies to achieve a final painting of your chosen subject.
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  • Portrait drawing and oil painting

  • Mondays, 10am – 1pm
  • 13 May – 15 July (except 27 May)
  • £118 / £61 for 9 sessions
  • Tutor: Jane French
  • Learn both drawing and painting skills of proportion, gesture, tone, colour and mark making.
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  • Watercolour course

  • Mondays, 2pm – 4.30pm
  • 13 May – 8 July (except 6 and 27 May)
  • £93 / £48 for 8 sessions
  • Tutor: Maria Collingham
  • Practise and improve your watercolour skills to develop your own unique style. Suitable for all levels from beginners to experienced artists.
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June

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  • Abstraction – thought and emotion

  • Wednesdays, 1.45pm – 4.45pm
  • 12 June – 10 July
  • £60 / £40 for 5 sessions
  • Tutor: Peter Clayton
  • Create pictures in a variety of media, inspired by some of the leading abstract artists of the last one hundred years.
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July

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  • Folklore linocut

  • Tuesdays, 6pm – 8pm
  • 2 July – 6 August
  • £70 / £45 for 6 sessions
  • Tutor: Johanna Shearer
  • Explore folklore stories and use them to inspire a linocut using mark making, line quality, pattern and the reduction technique.
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  • Sgraffito: scratching the surface

  • Fridays, 6pm – 8pm
  • 19 July – 23 August
  • £65 / £40 for 6 sessions
  • Tutor: Johanna Shearer
  • Explore mark making using sgraffito and relief printing techniques to create a surface pattern in this revealing course.
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August

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  • Picasso portraits

  • Friday 24 August, 11am – 2pm
  • £22 / £15
  • Tutor: Johanna Shearer
  • Create a three-dimensional cardboard portrait inspired by the work of Pablo Picasso.
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  • William Morris: creating pattern through natural forms

  • Mondays, 10am – 1pm
  • 12 August – 23 September (except 26 August)
  • £105 / £65 for 6 sessions
  • Tutor: Georgia Danvers
  • Develop original linear images to create a pattern or design in the style of William Morris.
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  • Investigating drawing: Summer school

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10am – 4pm
  • 13 August – 15 August
  • £85 / £45 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 – three days of intensive workshops exploring key aspects of drawing with a view to developing, challenging and extending your practice. No experience necessary.
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  • Sketchbook studies

  • Fridays, 2pm – 4pm
  • 16 August – 20 September
  • £65 / £40 for 6 sessions
  • Tutor: Georgia Danvers
  • Develop an adventurous approach to visual note taking, using colour, shape, form and personal written notes that will guide you towards your finished piece.
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  • Paper portraits

  • Wednesday 28 August – Thursday 29
  • August, 10am – 4pm
  • £65 / £40
  • Tutor: Danielle Vaughn
  • Create a paper portrait using magazines and discover the relaxing properties of ripping paper.
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  • Discovering abstract art

  • Thursdays, 6pm - 8pm
  • 29 August – 3 October
  • £60 / £40 for 5 sessions
  • Tutor: Neil Freeston
  • Explore techniques and methods that would traditionally be used on a Fine Art course. All abilities are welcome along to build on their artistic confidence.
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  • Kandinsky kaos

  • Thursday 19 September, 11am – 2pm
  • £22 / £15
  • Tutor: Johanna Shearer
  • Create artwork inspired by Kandinsky and his technique of using music to provoke emotion. You can develop an individual piece alongside a large-scale group piece that celebrates Kandinsky’s work.
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