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ART COURSES
 

BOOKING: detailed information at the end of this list

To book or enquire about any of our courses please do so in store or call 0191 2615618 (option 1)

Materials and refreshments included.
& very special student discount card


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 Urban Landscapes

Tutor: Jenny Purrett

1 x 6 hour session

Saturday 15th August

10am – 4pm

Course fee £45

Structures, perspective, texture and light are all key components of the urban landscape. Using photographic imagery we will look at a variety of ways to make dramatic, atmospheric drawings using charcoal, ink, paint and collage. The focus is on fun and experimentation. Images to work from will be provided, although if you want to works from specific images, then do bring them along. 

Suitable for all levels of drawing experience.

Materials and a light refreshment included. Lunch not included.


Painting 101 –
How paintings work
 
Tutor: Narbie Price

1 x 5 hour session

Saturday 12th September

11am – 4pm

Course fee - £35

 Part-lecture, part-workshop, part-surgery, join technical expert and self-confessed ‘paint geek’ Narbi Price for this one day event exploring all of the main painting media and have a go at making your own artists quality oil paint.

Fundamental to producing successful paintings is a good working knowledge of the materials used - this session will look at making paintings from the ground up and address common problems and pitfalls.

Covering making paint, preparing surfaces, brushes,  mediums, the paint itself and importantly, the ‘rules’ of good painting practice and how to break them!

There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask whatever technical questions you like, however unusual

Materials and a light refreshment included.
Lunch not included.


Drawing for the Terrified Crash Course

With Jenny Purrett

Saturday 19th Sept

10am - 4pm

1 x 6 hour session

Course fee - £45

A course for anyone who has always wanted to be able to draw: you'll discover that you can! We'll look at ways in which you can tap into the drawing side of your brain and then develop a few techniques to get you drawing from observation. Suitable for absolute beginners or those who have not drawn for a long time.

Materials and a light refreshment included. Lunch not included

 

Drawing Basics

With Jenny Purrett

Fridays 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd October

10am - 1 pm

4 x 3 hour session

Course fee £75

This course is designed to enable you to develop your technical and observational skills. We will cover the basics of line, tone, texture and colour as well as being shown different ways to use materials. You will be encouraged to experiment a little in order to find your own approach so that you can draw with increasing confidence and enjoyment. Suitable for absolute beginners or those who have not drawn for a long time.

Materials and a light refreshment included.

 

Watercolour Painting; Flowers and Plants

With Jane Murray

Saturdays- 3rd, 10th & 17th October

10am - 1pm

3 x 3 hour sessions

Course fee - £75

A course in watercolour painting; looking at the colours and shapes of flowers, plants, vegetables and other natural forms.Learn by looking and working directly from nature in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. All abilities are welcome, materials and a light refreshment will be provided.

 

Chinese Brush Painting - Flowers

With Dr Chun-Chao Chiu

Saturday 7th November

10am - 4pm

1 x 6 hour session

Course fee - £45

Dr Chun-Chao Chiu has taught Chinese brush painting for over 16 years and for this one day course he will help you develop a basic understanding of the techniques used in traditional Chinese flower painting, and the materials involved.

A light refreshment and materials provided. Lunch not included.

 

Chinese Brush Painting - Animals

With Dr Chun-Chao Chiu

Saturday 14th November

10am - 4pm

1 x 6 hour session

Course fee - £45

This one day course will help you develop a basic understanding of the techniques used in traditional Chinese animal painting, and the materials involved.

A light refreshment and materials provided. Lunch not included.

 

Drawing for the Terrified Crash Course

With Jenny Purrett

Saturday 21st November

10am - 4pm

1 x 6 hour session

Course fee - £45

A crash course for anyone who has always wanted to be able to draw: you'll discover that you can! We'll look at ways in which you can tap into the drawing side of your brain and then develop a few techniques to get you drawing from observation. Suitable for absolute beginners or those who have not drawn for a long time.

Materials and a light refreshment included. Lunch not included

 

Expressive faces

With Jenny Purrett

Saturday 28th November

10am - 4pm

1 x 6 hour session

Course fee £45

A day to play: using photographic imagery we will look at a variety of ways to make dramatic, expressive drawings of people. The focus is on fun and experimentation. Images to work from will be provided, although if you want to work from specific images, then bring them along. Suitable for all levels of drawing experience.

Materials and a light refreshment included. Lunch not included

 

Home Printing Workshop

With Tracy Bidwell

Saturday 12th December

10am - 4pm

1 x 6 hour session

Course fee £45

A course in basic lino printing techniques which can be recreated in the home without a press!!! Why not create a print for a Christmas card or present? All materials included and a light refreshment.

 

we reserve the right to cancel undersubscribed courses up to ten days before the start date if necessary.

 

 


Customer Testimonies;

 'Class size was perfect, tutoring was great.
They gave plenty of advice without stifling creativity'

 'Tutoring excellent! Good size class'

 'A very pleasant venue, made to feel very comfortable in the premises'

 'It has been a brain storming and eye opener course,
I did things that I am not used to doing.'

 

OTHER COURSES:

 

CERAMICS

The David Fry School of Ceramics

 

 

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