COURSES COMING UP

Spring 2020 courses in Wellington

Summer 2020 course details at www.theoldbrickworkshop.com

DRAWING THE LINE

4 week course with artist Claire Western

THURSDAYS:   9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th January  2020

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Cost £130
Drawing the Line

This is a drawing, painting and mixed media course which will explore the tremendous power of line as an element of Art. Linear forms, bold shapes, texture and tone with line will all be created. We will look at some of the great works which depend on drawn, painted and printed lines and use ideas to inspire the creative process. Materials will include many different drawing media, such as pen and ink, charcoal, pencil, working with brushes, sticks and printed line.

This course will suit all, from the complete to novice to more experienced artists. It is especially useful to anyone wishing to explore new and often spontaneous, free ways of working. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment.

All materials will be provided. For more information or to book a place please contact clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel 07518 753790

 

LIGHT, LANDSCAPE AND LIQUID COLOUR

3 day course with artist Claire Western

FRIDAYS:    17th, 24th and 31st January  2020

10.00 am to 3.00 pm

Cost £130
Light, Landscape and Liquid Colour

 

This is a course on which we will be exploring the most powerfully expressive ways of working from 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. The emphasis will be on using opaque and transparent layers of paint to create impressions of space and distance.

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 novice to more experienced artists. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment.

All materials will be provided.

For more information or to book a place please contact clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel 07518 753790

BUILDING THE LAYERS

4 week course with artist Claire Western

WEDNESDAYS: 5th, 19th, 26th February and 4th March   2020

10.00am to 1.00 pm

Cost £130
Building the Layers

 

Following on from the great success of previous mixed media and painting courses, this will be a chance to produce a whole series of vibrant paintings which will be built in layers. We will be applying paint with brushes, spatulas, card strips and an unusual range of tools.

We will be exploring the endless possibilities which can be exploited, such as impasto techniques, gels and gesso.

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 more conventional drawing and painting. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to have a go!

All materials will be provided.

For more information or to book a place please contact clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel 07518 753790

 

 

 

HOW BIG A BRUSH?

3 week course with artist Claire Western

THURSDAYS:   6th February, 20th and 27th March  2020

10.00 am to 3.00 pm

Cost £130
How big a brush

 

A cautious approach and being timid with scale, colour and fine brushes so often inhibits artists from creating their most dramatic work. This course will offer a chance to work freely and to explore the power of colour, form and composition in creating strong images which are created by bold brush strokes and working on a variety of scales. Large, colourful paintings will be created with experiments in shape, texture, colour and surface. We will start by looking at the work of some of the great exponents of both abstract and representational 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.

For more information or to book a place please contact clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel 07518 753790

 

SEEING THROUGH THE COLOUR

4 week course with artist Claire Western

FRIDAYS:   21st and 28th February, 6th and 13th March  2020

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Cost £130
Seeing through the colour

 

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 using opaque and transparent acrylic paint, inks and dye. We will be looking at the work of some great contemporary painters and finding the most innovative and powerful ways in which to work.

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.

For more information or to book a place please contact clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel 07518 753790

 

COLLAGE, COLLAGRAPH, CONNECT

4 week course with artist Claire Western

THURSDAYS:   5th, 12th, 19th and 26th March  2020

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Cost £130
Collage, Collagraph, Connect

Following on from the great success of previous collagraph printmaking courses exploring pattern, surface and texture, this course will be all about the exploration of intaglio and relief printmaking, using cut forms, found materials and printing from metal plates. Embossing and experimenting will be all part of the creative process. The resulting experiments will be stitched and collaged together to form a whole.

 

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

For more information or to book a place please contact clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel 07518 753790

 

 

SHIFTING SHAPES

3 day course with artist Claire Western

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAY 1st, 2nd and 3rd April  2020

10.00 am to 3.00 pm

Cost £130
Shifting Shapes

 

Following on from the great success of a previous course entitled ‘Fresh Approaches to Still Life’, this course explores ways of creating a final image using novel techniques of collage, paint and mixed media. Composition and the arrangement of shapes will be all part of the creative process. The wide-ranging experiments will be collaged together to form a whole.

 

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

For more information or to book a place please contact clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel 07518 753790

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