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ART COURSES 2016
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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Pastel Course

With Dr Aidan Doyle

Saturdays 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd April 2016

Course - now Fully Booked

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Drawing for the Terrified Crash Course

With Jenny Purrett

Friday 15th April 2016

Course - now Fully Booked

 

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Creative Drawing- Pushing the Boundaries

With Jenny Purrett

Saturday 30th April

10am – 4pm (1 x 6 hours)

Course fee; £45

Exploring mark-making techniques, working from both observation and imagination, drawing collaboratively as well as independently, this day-long workshop is designed to help you break out of your comfort zone and try out new ways of working. Aimed at anyone, whatever your level of experience, who wants to spend the day taking some creative risks and learning something new.

Price includes tutor, materials and a light refreshment. Lunch not included.

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Chinese Brush Painting – Flowers

With Dr Chun-Chao Chiu

Saturday 7th May 2016

10am – 4pm (1 x 6 hours)

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.

Price includes tutor, materials and a light refreshment. Lunch not included.

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Chinese Brush Painting – Landscape

With Dr Chun-Chao Chiu

Saturday 14th May 2016

10am – 4pm (1 x 6 hours)

Course fee; £45

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.

Price includes tutor, materials and a light refreshment. Lunch not included.

 

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Summer Course Programme 2016

Creative Drawing - Intermediate

With Jenny Purrett

Fridays – 20th & 27th May, 3rd & 10th June 2016

10am – 1pm (4 x 3 hour)

Course fee; £80

This course is designed to enable you to develop your technical and observational skills. We will cover 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 those who wish to progress from the basics, or those who have not drawn for a long time.

Price includes tutor, materials and light refreshment.


 

Two Colour Lino Printing Workshop

With Tracey Bidwell

Saturday 11th June 2016

10am – 4pm (1 x 6 hour)

Course fee £50

A relaxed workshop to develop your skills and explore two colour printing. You will be shown several ways to achieve this with guidance on how to plan your piece, cut your lino and chose your two colours. All levels welcome and you are encouraged to bring your own visual aids to work from, however there will be some provided on the day.

Price includes tutor, materials and a light refreshment. Lunch not included.


Continuing Development; Watercolour painting
With Jane Murray


 

Saturday 18th & 25th June, 2nd July & 9th July 2016

10am – 1pm

Course Fee £80

A course suitable for all abilities; looking at natural forms, landscape and still life. There are opportunities to experiment with materials and subject matter in a friendly, supportive atmosphere .

Price includes tutor, materials and light refreshment.


Life Drawing
With Narbi Price

 

Wednesdays 29th June, 6th, 13th & 20th July 2016

6pm-9pm

(4 x 3 hours)

Course Fee; £120

Using a range of provided media and materials, this course provides an in-depth introduction to a selection of Life Drawing practices with artist Narbi Price. Working from an unclothed model, each class will explore a different aspect of the Life Drawing process and develop each student’s skills in drawing and looking.

Price includes tutor, materials, life model and a light refreshment



Drawing for the Terrified Crash Course

With Jenny Purrett

Friday 15th July 2016

10am – 4pm (1 x 6 hour )

Course Fee; £50

A course for anyone who has always wanted to be able to draw: you will discover you can! We will 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 a beginner or those who are out of practice.

Price includes tutor, materials and a light refreshment. Lunch not included.


Pastel Course

With Dr Aidan Doyle

Saturdays 16th & 23rd July 2016

10 am – 4pm (2 x 6 hours)

Course fee; £80

Aidan will demonstrate his free and bold style of drawing with pastel, charcoal and graphite. He will focus on pastel essentials, colour and light. Individual critiques tailored to each students needs and skill levels provide learning how to capture images successfully with pastels. Although the methods vary, our work will develop skills and techniques associated with creating representational art, and the creation of pleasing art works.

Price includes tutor, materials and a light refreshment.


Landscape Workshop

With Dr Aidan Doyle

Saturdays 30th July

10am – 4pm (1 x 6 hour)

Course fee £50

Students are invited to present images of the world through their own eyes and from their own perspectives. We will begin by examining successful paintings from a corpus of art historical images. What works? and why? There will be focus on composing the image with perspective and depth, light and shadow, and how to bring the image to life.

Price includes tutor, materials, life model and a light refreshment

 


Life Drawing

With Narbi Price

Saturday 6th August

10am – 4pm (1 x 6 hours)

Course Fee; £60

Using a range of provided media and materials, this course provides an intense introduction to a selection of Life Drawing practices with artist Narbi Price. Working from an unclothed model, you will explore a different aspect of the Life Drawing process and develop skills in drawing and looking.

Price includes tutor, materials, life model and a light refreshment. Lunch not provided.


 The Portrait

With Dr Aidan Doyle

Wednesday 27th July, 3rd, 10th & 17th August 2016

6pm – 9pm (4 x 3 hours)

Course Fee; £80

Students will learn how to produce an accurate and convincing representation of the subject using charcoal, carbon pencils and pastels on paper. Students will learn and apply the fundamental principles of representational drawing and various charcoal, carbon pencil and pastel application techniques.

Students will identify various uses of colour and tonal values to create impressions of light falling on the subject. They will study value and tones, and composition. It will broaden their understanding of portraiture in art. They will observe proportions of the head and face.

The end result of the programme is the student will be made familiar with the fundamentals of portrait drawing. They will create increasingly carefully observed and realistic portraits. These are transferable skills which students will be able to apply to their personal work.

Price includes tutor, materials and a light refreshment. Lunch not included.


Collograph Print Workshop

With Tracey Bidwell

Saturday 13th August 2016

10am – 4pm (1 x 6 hour)

Course fee £50

 This workshop will encourage the student to bring texture to their prints. They will build a printing plate that could either be illustrative or abstract. To do so they will use found objects from around the home and natural materials.

Price includes tutor, materials and a light refreshment. Lunch not included.

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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.'

 
 


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