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Summer Taster Workshops 


Try some summer Art! These introductions to various media  and techniques will be held on selected Saturdays during July and August. It’s an ideal way to try a medium or get yourself back into art if you’ve had a break. The sessions are:


Introduction to Oils Saturday July 27th at 10am-1pm. With Genevieve Loxton.

This is a comprehensive introduction to one of the most popular and versatile mediums, steeped in 600 years of tradition but used in innovative ways by the contemporary artists of today. Fun and informative. Suitable for beginners and improvers. £45 including materials. 


Introduction to Textile Art Saturday Aug 3rd 10am-1pm with Karen O’Shea.

A fantastic foray into the creative world of fabrics, stitch and mixed materials to make distinctive artworks full of colour, texture and meaning. £45 including most materials but feel free to bring a scrap bag of favourite fabrics, threads etc, and a textural image or photo that inspires you.


Ways into Abstraction Saturday August 10th 1.30-4.30pm with Petra Couper.

Taking inspiration from the Abstract Expressionists and the work of Barnett Newman, this is an opportunity to create bold and striking abstracts. Discover how to make Newman’s ‘zips’ and play with colour. 



 Mixed Media Contemporary Abstraction Saturday August 24th 1.30-4.30pm. With Petra Couper £45.

Build your confidence in approaching abstraction through acrylic paint and collage. Explore the process of layering painting with paper inspired by the vibrant and exciting work of British artist Barbara Rae RA

 

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Drawing 

All the essentials in a variety of media, graphite, charcoal, inks, colour pastels 

 

Tuesday Drawing (choose morning or afternoon classes.)

Tuesdays are mixed ability groups ideal for beginners and improvers,  tuition covers a range of media and establishes sound principles of classic and contemporary technique

Tuesday June 4th - Tuesday July 16th 7 weeks £91 either 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm  fully booked

Tuesday September 10th- Tuesday October 22nd 7 weeks  £91 either 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm

Saturday Morning Drawing Group 10.30am-12.30pm ideal for any age from 13 upwards (mostly includes adults) this is the only pay as you go course we offer, at £15 per 2 hour class, but there is a minimum attendance of three weeks, and we recommend you attend most weeks to gain maximum benefit. If you book for the term there is a reduction to £13 per week.

Saturday June 8th - Saturday July 20th 7 weeks £91 or pay as you go £15 per class

Saturday September 14th-Saturday October 26th 7 weeks  £91 or pay as you go £15 per class

  

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Figure (Life) Drawing

Wednesday 26th June - Wednesday 17th July. Four weeks. 10am-12pm

 Did you know that drawing the human form is possibly the fastest way to make your work more accurate! Figure Drawing workshops. Course cost includes drawing materials and professional model fee: £120 for four sessions. Suitable for beginners and the more advanced, this is a fully taught series. Places are limited so please contact us to book,  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Don't forget our courses make ideal gifts for anyone who'd love to learn but might hesitate to start a course. .

 

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Watercolours 

with Kate Lowry Weds 10am-12pm for beginners to intermediate

Popular medium, learn to create vibrant paintings with Kater Lowry, artist and former head conservator at the National Museum and Gallery Cardiff. Materials are not included, we can advise on what you will need and keep stocks in the Workshop for students at reasonable prices.

Wednesday Octobe 9th - Weds November 20th ( No class Weds 30th November as Half term)  6 weeks £90

  

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Textile Art 

 With Karen O'Shea. This course allows you to experiment with fabrics and a mix of media to create inspired art and textile pieces. Through deconstruction, reconstruction, stitch, painting, drawing, dyeing, and embroidery you will challenge yourself to explore the world of Textile Art.

 Thursday June 6th - Thursday July 18th 7 weeks 10am-12.30pm.  Fees £105

Thursday September 12th- Thursday October 24th 7 weeks 10am-12.30pm Fees £105

  

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Oil Painting

with Genevieve Loxton Friday morning 9.30am-12.00pm or afternoon 2pm-4.30pm

Learn all about this versatile medium, the favourite of professional painters.  This course takes you through a structured approach to handling materials, becoming expressive with paint  and understanding colour theory. Includes relevant art history and appreciation.

Friday June 7th - Friday July 19th 7 weeks £105 or with materials £140.  Fully booked

Friday September 13th- Friday 25th October 7 weeks £105 or with materials £140

  

 

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Experimental Acrylics

With Petra Couper A creative exploration of this versatile paint medium incorporating contemporary techniques. Suitable for beginners and the more experienced.  10am-12.30pm every Monday during term time.

Monday May 6th  - Monday July 15th 11weeks, no class Monday 27th May as half term  £165 without materials or £220 with materials at £5 per week equivalent.

Monday September 9th - Monday October 21 7 weeks £105 without materials or £140

 Half day workshops:

Ways into Abstraction Saturday August 10th 1.30-4.30pm with Petra Couper £45. Taking inspiration from the Abstract Expressionists and the work of Barnett Newman, this is an opportunity to create bold and striking abstracts. Discover how to make Newman’s ‘zips’ and play with colour. 


 Mixed Media Contemporary Abstraction Saturday August 24th 1.30-4.30pm. With Petra Couper £45.

Build your confidence in approaching abstraction through acrylic paint and collage. Explore the process of layering painting with paper inspired by the vibrant and exciting work of British artist Barbara Rae RA

 

 

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Printmaking: Collagraph, Linocuts and Monoprint

 with  Artist tutor Jackie Shackson. Create beautiful images using artists quality materials, and come away with a series of handmade prints of your own design. £45 including materials and use of the press.  Selected Saturdays,  see dates below. Three hour workshops from 1.15pm-4.15pm. Suitable for beginners and Improvers. 

Collagraph printmaking is a versatile, sensitive pint form where you can transform your designs into beautiful handmade prints, built from an etched plate with collage additions to create incredible texture and tone.

Linocuts is the modern form of woodblock engraving, but forget that tough old lino from your schooldays! Try carving into artist's quality lino which is smooth and easy, and create powerful; images with high contrast.

New: Monoprinting. the most painterly method among printmaking techniques, essentially a printed painting, and no two prints are alike. A sponaneous form of pintmaking combining drawing and painting media.

 Printmaking Workshops 2019  on selected Saturdays at 1.15-4.15pm.  Cost £45  including all materials

March 9th  Linocuts

April 6th Collagraph

May 4th Monoprint

June 15th Linocuts  SOLD OUT

 

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For Children

Junior Art Academy is an hour of inspiring and fun fine art tuition with our team of qualified art teachers. Coose either Mondays 4-5pm, Thursdays 4-5pm or Saturdays 9am-10am. Reserve your places now for Academy classes with tutors Petra Couper and Nicole Smith. Learn exciting techiques, drawing, painting, 3D and Art History, and explore a whole range of media. Develop sketchbook skills. Your child can attend a trial session for just £10.

Monday After School Academy 4-5pm

Monday January 7th - Monday April 8th 13 weeks £130 no class during half term break.

Monday April 29th- Monday July 15th 11 weeks £110  no class during half term break  Monday May 27th

 Thursday After School Academy 4-5pm

 Thursday January 10th - Thursday April 11th 13 weeks £130

Thursday  May 2nd - Thursday July 18th 11 weeks £110 no class during half term break Thurs 30th May

 Saturday Morning Art Academy 9am-10am

 Saturday January 12th - Saturday April 13th 13 weeks £130

Saturday  May 4th - Saturday July 20th 11 weeks £110 no class dring half term break Sat June 1st

Art for the Holidays
 
During Half terms and holidays the Art Workshop runs Creative Kids sessions for children between the ages of 7 and 13. These are open to all daily and are fun but well structured workshops where children learn through drawing games and creativity exercises as well as completing a finished piece in a range of media. They can experiment with appropriate materials and produce a portfolio of work to take home with the help of our team of tutors.  Fees £18 including all materials.

Summer Holiday Workshops with Hollie Roberts and the Team. Tues 30th July, Wed 31st July, Thurs 1st August, Friday 2nd August.   Tues 6th August, Weds 7th August Thursday 8th August Friday 9th August. 10am - 1pm. £18. Do book ahead as places are limited, Suitable for all abilities. Choose any dates as all sessions are individual, and different each day. email to book This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

 

 

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Other individual workshops and courses available including, birthday parties, group workshops, life drawing, Introduction to Oils, and more. Please enquire for details.


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