Visual art

October

  • Drawing the portrait - painting of old mans face
  • Drawing the portrait: A creative approach

  • Mondays, 2 October – 11 December (except 16 October),
  • 10am – 1pm, £131 / £68 for 10 sessions. TUTOR: Geoff Beasley
  • A course that offers an opportunity for all learners of all levels to explore and investigate the many ways of drawing the face.
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  • travel journal - lady making a book
  • Painting problems: Focus on composition

  • Wednesdays, 4 October – 13 December (except 18 October),
  • 10am – 1pm. £131 / £68 for 10 sessions. TUTOR: Jenny Grevatte
  • Create interesting and unusual paintings by focusing on composition. Learn how to tackle subjects including still life, landscape, the model, and abstract concepts.
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  • mixed media adventures - college of a city
  • Mixed media adventures: Exploring coast and countryside

  • Wednesdays, 4 October – 13 December (except 18 October), 1.45pm – 4.45pm
  • £116 / £66 for 10 sessions. TUTOR: Peter Clayton
  • Explore the use of a wide variety of painting and drawing media to express ideas inspired by the coastal and rural landscape.
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  • problem and criticism - abstract blue and white drawing
  • Problem and criticism

  • Thursdays (fortnightly), 11am – 12.30pm
  • 5 October – 14 December
  • 12 October – 14 December
  • 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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  • painting landscapes in oils - lady painting on an easel
  • Painting landscapes in oils

  • Thursdays, 5 October – 14 December (except 19 October), 1.30pm – 4pm
  • £131 / £68 for 10 sessions. TUTOR: Jane French
  • Let the sea, snow, skies, trees and more inspire and develop your oil painting techniques. Different themes will be studied each week, culminating in a final piece showcasing your new skills.
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  • botanical drawing and painting - botanical gardens
  • Botanical drawing and painting

  • Fridays, 10am – 1pm, 6 October – 15 December (except 20 October)
  • 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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  • Introduction to water colour - watercolour of water lilies
  • Introduction to watercolour

  • Wednesday 18 – Thursday 19 October, 10am – 4pm
  • £61 / £41 for 2 sessions. TUTOR: Maria Collingham
  • Gain new skills and get to grips with watercolour and its practical application in a course that aims to demystify watercolour painting.
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  • Investigating drawing - pencil drawing of bottles
  • Investigating drawing

  • Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 9pm, 24 October – 12 December
  • 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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November

  • starting in abstract painting - lady painting
  • Starting in abstract painting

  • Wednesdays, 29 November – 13 December, 6pm – 8pm
  • £36 / £21 for 3 sessions. TUTOR: Neil Freeston
  • Learn how to form ideas for abstract painting and express yourself, creating concepts using a variety of mark making techniques.
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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.
  • Book now
  • 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.
  • Book now
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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.
  • Book now

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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