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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)

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Advanced Pastel Painting

 
TUTOR : Aidan Doyle

One Day Workshop

Wednesday 14th January

1 x 4 hour session

1pm - 5 pm

Course fee £37

Participants should have some understanding of pastel painting. In this four hour period, participants will be asked to review their own specific approaches to pastel work and develop sketches toward as completed artwork of their own.

Ideal for those who have attended a previous pastel course.

 


Drawing for the Terrified

TUTOR: Jenny Purrett

Four Day Workshop

Monday 19th & 26th January, 2nd & 9th February

4 x 3 hour session

1.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Course Fee £75

A course for anyone who has always wanted to be able to draw: you'll discover that you can! We'll look at ways you can tap into the drawing side of your brain and then develop a few techniques to get you drawing from observation.

Suitable for beginners or those who have not drawn for a long time.

Materials and a light refreshment included.


Life Drawing

TUTOR: Narbi price

Four Day Workshop

Wednesdays

21st & 28th January, 4th & 11th February

4 x 3 hour sessions

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Course fee - £120

This intensive and dynamic four week course is taught by artist Narbi Price. Each week will explore a different aspect of working creatively from the nude figure, covering measured drawing, using negative space, light, shade, tone, subtractive drawing and capturing movement & speed in a range of media

Materials and a light refreshment included.

 

 


Life Drawing

TUTOR: Narbi price

Four Day Workshop

Wednesdays

21st & 28th January, 4th & 11th February

4 x 3 hour sessions

6pm - 9pm

Course fee - £120

This intensive and dynamic four week course is taught by artist Narbi Price. Each week will explore a different aspect of working creatively from the nude figure, covering measured drawing, using negative space, light, shade, tone, subtractive drawing and capturing movement & speed in a range of media

Materials and a light refreshment included.


Looking at Landscape

TUTOR: Jenny Purrett

One Day Workshop

Saturday 24th January

1 x 6 hour session

10am - 4pm

Course fee £45

A day to play: using photographic imagery we will look at a variety of ways to make dramatic, atmospheric landscapes. The focus is on fun and experimentation. Images to work from will be provided, although if you want to work from specific images, then do bring them along.

Suitable for all levels of drawing experience.

Materials and a light refreshment included.


The Portrait

TUTOR: Aidan Doyle

One Day Workshop

Saturday 31st January

1 x 6 hour session

10am - 4pm

Course fee £55

Exploring portrait and figure paintings of a number of artists who have used various media and discovering hot to bring the subject to life with pastels on paper.

Materials and a light refreshment included.


The Poetics of Objects

TUTOR: Jenny Purrett

One Day Workshop

Saturday 7th February

1 x 6 hour session

10am - 4pm

Course fee £45

A drawing session exploring ways in which we can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Working with everyday objects, we will experiment with a range of techniques and approaches, and look at the work of other artists. Objects to work from will be provided, although you may wish to bring along things that are of interest or particular significance to you.

Suitable to all levels of drawing experience.

Materials and a light refreshment included.


Soft Pastels - Nature and Natural Phenomena

TUTOR: Aidan Doyle

One Day Workshop

Saturday 14th February

1 x 6 hour session

10am - 4pm

Course fee £55

Aidan will look into how atmosphere is represented in paintings - the weather, snow, rain, sky etc. Looking at the work of a number of artists and using pastels as a means of preparing for working in the open air.

Materials and a light refreshment included.


Soft Pastels

TUTOR: Aidan Doyle

Four Day Workshop

Wednesdays

18th & 25th February, 4th & 11th March

10 am - 1pm

Course fee - £75

The aim of this course is to develop confidence and competencies in pastel, and a broad understanding of the medium and its possibilities. We will examine a number of pictures, including historical works and our own personal images. The course will cover colour, underpainting, use of light, tone and combining techniques learned through these exercises to create sketches and completed works.

Materials and a light refreshment included.


An Introduction to Painting in Acrylic

TUTOR: Narbi Price

Four Day Workshop

Wednesdays

18th & 25th February, 4th & 11th March

6 pm- 9 pm

Couse fee - £95

Narbi Price will lead an in-depth introduction to painting with Acrylics; covering materials, surface preparation, colour theory & composition, painting techniques & mediums. Working from a variety of source materials on a range of supports, and suitable for all levels of experience each week will focus on developing different and diverse skills.

Materials and a light refreshment included.


Chinese Brush Painting

TUTOR: Dr Chun-Chao Chiu

Four Day Workshop

Saturdays

21st & 28th February, 7th & 14th March

10 am - 1pm

Course fee - £80

As part of Chinese New Year, Dr Chun-Chao will provide an in-depth introduction into a selection of Chinese brush painting techniques over this four week course.

Materials and a light refreshment included.


Introduction to Watercolour

TUTOR: Jane Murray

Four Day Workshop

Saturdays

21st & 28th March, 4th & 11th April

10 am - 1 pm

Course fee - 75

An introduction to the beauty and clarity of watercolour. Learn by looking and working directly from nature with leaves and flowers. There are opportunities to experiment with materials and subject matter in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

Materials and a light refreshment included.


An Introduction to Painting from Photographs

TUTOR: Narbi Price

Four Day Workshop

Thursdays

19th & 26th March, 2nd & 9th April

1.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Course fee - £95

Most representational painters use photographic reference at some point. This short course with artist Narbi Price will explore difference approaches to creatively using photographic source material, exploring how to use the photograph without becoming a slave to it!

Materials and a light refreshment included.


Creative Drawing

TUTOR: Jenny Purrett

Four Day Workshop

Mondays

9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th March

1.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Course fee £75

Aimed at anyone who wants to have fun, be challenged and experiment with different materials and approaches. Creative Drawing is a structured course suitable for all levels of drawing experience.

Materials and a light refreshment included.

 


Painting 101

TUTOR: Narbi Price

One Day Workshop

Wednesday 15th April

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. 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.

Materials and a light refreshment included.


Drawing for the Terrified Crash Course

TUTOR: Jenny Purrett

One Day Workshop

Saturday 18th April

10am - 4pm

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.


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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