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BATIK FOR COLLAGE

Learn the exciting art of batik – hot wax resist- on paper and tissue paper to create interesting marks and textures. Using the samples that you will make, you will tear and cut up this work to create two or three exciting collages on paper or possibly canvas. Landscapes are an inspiring theme for this technique. Your finished pieces would also be suitable for stitching into at a later date.

Date Wed 13th June
Tutor Jenny O'Leary  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2092  
Fees £60  
   
   
INTRODUCTION TO PASTELS

This one day workshop will introduce you to the art of painting with pastels.
You will be guided through basic pastel techniques looking at both materials and equipment needed for working in this wonderful medium. The structured tuition will allow you to explore and experiment with these techniques and then apply them to a final painting of a still life.

Date Sat 28th July
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2074  
Fees £60  
   

   
WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP

A chance to explore how to use watercolours in a variety of ways to produce lively and vibrant images. You will learn skills in colour handling, contrast and brushwork and produce a painting from a given subject.
August workshop will use flowers as a theme.

Date Sun 12th August
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2103  
Fees £60  

   
MASTERING COLOUR

 

Date Tues 28th and Wed 29th August
Tutor Vicki Norman  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2122  
Fees £130  
   

   
FOLK ART

A relaxing workshop learning how to create beautiful patterns and flowers to decorate cards, hearts, boxes and even furniture.
Using a simple dotting tool and a round brush learn simple techniques to paint daisies, roses and chrysanthemums as well as a range of borders. You will create a card, hanging decoration and one other piece of your choice to take home.

Date Tues 4th September
Tutor Rachel Clements  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2039  
Fees £55  
   

   
ACRYLIC LANDSCAPES

This one day workshop will give you an opportunity to work with a range of acrylic painting techniques including washes, wet on dry and sgraffito.
The structured tuition will allow you to experiment with these techniques and then apply them to a final painting of a landscape.

Date Sat 8th September
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2072  
Fees £60  
   

   
MIXED MEDIA

Using a range of media Including watercolour, pastels and monoprinting, create vibrant and exciting images based on still life and other subjects. Demonstrations and help from the tutor mean everyone can succeed with this technique.

Date Sun 9th September
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2105  
Fees £60  
   

   
BOTANICAL PAINTING

Whether you have no experience with watercolour or just need to brush up on your skills, this is the class for you. Jeni will take you stepby- step through the basic stages of botanical painting, from careful observation to painting using seasonal flora. Through demonstrations and plenty of one-to-one tuition, learn the joys of transparent watercolour washes, focusing on simple techniques to build depth of colour and tone.

Date Wed 3rd October
Tutor Jeni Neale  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2299  
Fees £65  
   

   
CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING

Chinese brush painting is about opening the mind to a completely new way of creating imagery. Unlike in western art, simple birds, flowers, leaves and insects are created by the stroke of a brush. Working with Chinese ink and a brush, you will start by mastering the basic strokes followed by creating images of the Chrysanthemum , the Plum, the Orchid and the Bamboo, often referred to as the 'Junzi'. Display your finished work on a fan or miniature screen.

Date Tues 9th October
Tutor Leo Donaghy  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2255  
Fees £60  
   

   
LINE AND WASH

Using a range of media Including watercolour, pastels and monoprinting, create vibrant and exciting images based on still life and other subjects. Demonstrations and help from the tutor mean everyone can succeed with this technique.

Date Tues 23rd October
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2275  
Fees £60  
   

   
MAGAZINE COLLAGE LANDSCAPES

Giles will teach you how to get started with this exciting medium; from looking for the right magazine cuttings, to understanding how to use the cuttings to best effect in creating an artwork. In the morning session, you will tackle a simple stilllife exercise to establish some basic principles. After lunch, you will start work on a landscape of your choice, to be taken away and completed in your own time.

Date Wed 31st October
Tutor Giles Davies  
Time 9.30am to 4.30pm  
Ref 2253  
Fees £65  
   

   
WATERCOLOUR MADE EASY

If you like the effects of watercolour painting but don't know where to start, this is the day for you. You will learn the basics of using watercolour paints, brushes and paper. Using plenty of demonstrations, the tutor will guide you each step of the way to produce your painting, teaching you skills that you can build on in the future.

Date Sun 4th November
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2317  
Fees £60  
   

   
PASTELS MADE EASY

This one day workshop will introduce you to the art of painting with pastels. You will be guided through basic pastel techniques looking at both materials and equipment needed for working in this wonderful medium. The structured tuition will allow you to explore and experiment with these techniques and then apply them to a final painting of a still life.

Date Sat 10th November
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2271  
Fees £60  
   

   
FESTIVE FOLK ART

An exciting addition to our popular Folk Art workshops. Using simple techniques of dotting and single brush strokes, create designs that can be used to decorate cards, festive tree ornaments, candles and a variety of other items. A relaxed day, full of creativity and the opportunity to take home a card, a hanging decoration and one other piece of your choice.

Date Sat 1st December
Tutor Rachel Clements  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2238  
Fees £55  
   

   
ACRYLICS MADE EASY

Acrylics are a very versatile medium. Have fun experimenting with, and investigating, the properties of these paints. Learn how colour works, practise and develop a variety of painting techniques and, through structured tuition, produce a painting from a selection of images provided. This workshop also allows those of you who have had basic acrylics tuition to develop your skills further.

Date Tues 4th December
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2273  
Fees £60  
   

   
INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING

Using a range of media Including watercolour, pastels and monoprinting, create vibrant and exciting images based on still life and other subjects. Demonstrations and help from the tutor mean everyone can succeed with this technique.

Date Tues 11th December
Tutor Vicki Norman  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2358  
Fees £65  
   

   
PERSPECTIVE MADE EASY

Many people find the rules and terminology associated with perspective very daunting. This short course demystifies the subject and gives simple guidelines to help in all painting, drawing and design projects.

Date Wed 9th January
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-12.30pm  
Ref 2319  
Fees £35  
   

   
SIMPLE LINE AND WATERCOLOUR

Use a very simple technique to create an exciting image in just half a day. Working from a plant based subject, use strong lines and vivid watercolours to produce a vibrant, tropical inspired piece of work.

Date Wed 9th January
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 1.30pm-4.00pm  
Ref 2320  
Fees £35  
   

   
MORE CHINESES BRUSH PAINTING

This workshop is designed to take your basic skills in Chinese brush painting a little further. Unlike in western art, simple flowers, birds, leaves and insects are created by the stroke of a brush. On this workshop, you will explore flowers, insects and dragonflies. Once completed, you will display your work on either a small scroll or gold card, ready to frame. Designed as a follow on workshop to 'Chinese Brush Painting'.

Date Tues 22nd January
Tutor Leo Donaghy  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2257  
Fees £60  
   

   
BOTANICAL PAINTING

Whether you have no experience with watercolour or just need to brush up on your skills, this is the class for you. Jeni will take you stepby- step through the basic stages of botanical painting, from careful observation to painting using seasonal flora. Through demonstrations and plenty of one-to-one tuition, learn the joys of transparent watercolour washes, focusing on simple techniques to build depth of colour and tone.

Date Sat 26th January
Tutor Jeni Neale  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2300  
Fees £65  
   

   
LINE AND WASH

Using a range of media Including watercolour, pastels and monoprinting, create vibrant and exciting images based on still life and other subjects. Demonstrations and help from the tutor mean everyone can succeed with this technique.

Date Tues 29th January
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2276  
Fees £60  
   

   
COMPOSING BEAUTIFUL IMAGES

What makes an image beautiful? This workshop will teach you how to make captivating images that really stand out. Develop your eye for design and create beautiful, dynamic pictures in just one day. Through talks and exercises, learn how to employ simple principles and techniques to turn ordinary pictures into extraordinary images.

Date Thur 7th February
Tutor Vicki Norman  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2359  
Fees £65  
   

   
CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING

Chinese brush painting is about opening the mind to a completely new way of creating imagery. Unlike in western art, simple birds, flowers, leaves and insects are created by the stroke of a brush. Working with Chinese ink and a brush, you will start by mastering the basic strokes followed by creating images of the Chrysanthemum , the Plum, the Orchid and the Bamboo, often referred to as the 'Junzi'. Display your finished work on a fan or miniature screen.

Date Sat 9th February
Tutor Leo Donaghy  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2256  
Fees £60  
   

   
WATERCOLOUR MADE EASY

If you like the effects of watercolour painting but don't know where to start, this is the day for you. You will learn the basics of using watercolour paints, brushes and paper. Using plenty of demonstrations, the tutor will guide you each step of the way to produce your painting, teaching you skills that you can build on in the future.

Date Wed 13th February
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2318  
Fees £60  
   

   
PASTELS MADE EASY

This one day workshop will introduce you to the art of painting with pastels. You will be guided through basic pastel techniques looking at both materials and equipment needed for working in this wonderful medium. The structured tuition will allow you to explore and experiment with these techniques and then apply them to a final painting of a still life.

Date Tues 26th February
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2272  
Fees £60  
   

   
ACRYLICS MADE EASY

Acrylics are a very versatile medium. Have fun experimenting with, and investigating, the properties of these paints. Learn how colour works, practise and develop a variety of painting techniques and, through structured tuition, produce a painting from a selection of images provided. This workshop also allows those of you who have had basic acrylics tuition to develop your skills further.

Date Tues 5th March
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2274  
Fees £60  
   

   
PAINTING WITH A PALETTE KNIFE

A playful, relaxed and informative day spent learning the art of painting with a knife. Using either oil or acrylic paints, you will learn how to create distinctive and dynamic artworks through a series of simple, enjoyable exercises and demonstrations.

Date Thur 21st March
Tutor Vicki Norman  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2260  
Fees £65