COURSES COMING UP

Autumn 2019 courses in Wellington

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AT THE OLD BRICK WORKSHOP,

WELLINGTON, TA21 9HW

 

 

INTEGRATING IMAGES

Integrating images

Following on from the success of previous courses exploring pattern, surface and texture, this course will be all about trying unusual combinations of media such as inks, dye, glazes, pastel, acrylic and many more. We will create a wide range of coloured and textured surfaces which will then be combined using collage and stitch to create one large, dramatic final panel.

The course will suit all, from the complete novice to the more experienced artist.

All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment and have a go!

Three-week course

Dates:Friday; October 11th, 18th, & 25th 2019

Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Cost: £130

To book your place on the course, email Claire or ring her on 07518 753790

 

PURE ABSTRACTION

Pure abstractionThis course will explore the power of colour, form and composition in creating strong images which are free from description. Large, colourful paintings will be based on initial collages and experiments with shape, texture, colour and surface. We will start by looking at the work of some of the great exponents of abstract painting and using their ideas and working methods to inspire and inform.

It is designed to suit all, from the complete to novice to more experienced artists. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment.

All materials will be provided.

Three-week course:

Dates: Wednesdays;  October 9th 16th & 23rd, 2019

Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Cost: £130

To book your place on the course, email Claire or ring her on 07518 753790

 

THE POWER OF LANDSCAPE

The power of landscape

This is a course on which we will be exploring the most powerfully expressive ways of working on landscape. It will be a chance to draw and paint freely and use many different media in order to try to capture light, weather and change. We will use watercolour, acrylics and various drawing media, including pastel, conte and charcoal.

We will first be looking at some of the great current landscape painters and their working methods in order to enrich and inform our experimental work.

This course will suit all, from the complete to novice to more experienced artists. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment.All materials will be provided

Three-week course:

Wednesdays: October 30th, November 6th, 13th, 2019

10.00 am – 3.00 pm

Cost £130

To book your place on the course, email Claire or ring her on 07518 753790

 

FISH – FEATHERS – FOSSILS
DRAWING FROM NATURAL BEAUTY

Drawing from natural beauty

This is a course on which we will be looking at basic drawing skills. We will be working from the observation of beautiful and unusual natural objects and making strong images using a wide variety of expressive materials. The emphasis will be on building on existing drawing skills and exploring a variety of techniques to build expertise and confidence.

It will suit all, from the competent artist to the tentative beginner and plenty of individual help and guidance will be provided. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to have a go! All materials will be provided.

Fourweek course

Thursdays: October 31st, November 7th, 14th, 21st; 2019

10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Cost £130

To book your place on the course, email Claire or ring her on 07518 753790

 

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

Freedom of the press

Following on from the great success of previous collagraph printmaking courses, this will be a chance to produce a whole series of vibrant prints, both in colour and black and white. We will explore many combinations of intaglio and relief printmaking, using cut forms, found materials and printing from metal plates. Embossing surfaces and experimenting will be all part of the creative process.

We will be exploring the endless possibilities which printing with a press offers.

This course will suit all, from the complete to novice to more experienced artists. It is an ideal opportunity to be creative, particularly for anyone whose interest lies in experimentation with colour and composition rather than drawing and painting. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to have a go! All materials will be provided.

Four-week course

Fridays, November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd  2019

10.00 am  – 1.00 pm

Cost £120

To book your place on the course, email Claire or ring her on 07518 753790

 

EXPRESSIVE AND GESTURAL PAINTING

Expressive and Gestural painting (2)

Following on from the success of several previous painting courses, this is another opportunity to   explore the expressive potential of unusual combinations of surface and colour. Images will be built up using layers of relief impasto, colour, glazes and paint and dye or ink. We will be looking at the work of some great contemporary painters and looking for the most innovative and powerful ways in which to work.

This course will suit all, from the complete to novice to more experienced artists. It is especially useful to anyone wishing to free themselves from constraints in painting and make themselves work in a more spontaneous manner.  All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment. All materials will be provided.

Four-week course

Tuesdays, November 12th, 19th, 26th, December 3rd, 2019

10.00 am  – 1.00 pm

Cost £130

To book your place on the course, email Claire or ring her on 07518 753790

 

BLACK AND WHITE

Black and white

This course will be exploring the enormous expressive and descriptive possibilities of working purely in black and white. We will be using a wide variety of media, including charcoal, paint, graphite, conte, inks and mixed media. It will build on and extend existing drawing skills and will be suitable for all, from the complete beginner to the more experienced artist.

All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment! All materials will be provided.

Four-week course

Wednesdays, November20th, 27th, December 4th, 11th, 2019

10.00 am  – 1.00 pm

Cost £130

To book your place on the course, email Claire or ring her on 07518 753790