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Summer 2019 courses in Wellington

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AT THE OLD BRICK WORKSHOP,

WELLINGTON, TA21 9HW

ARTWORK IN THE LANDSCAPE

summer 1This is a course on which we hope to work directly from the landscape en plein air (weather permitting). 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. 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

Dates:Thursday; April 25th, May 2nd, 9th

Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Cost: £115

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

 

EXPRESSIVE & GESTURAL PAINTING

summer 2 Following on from the success of several previous painting courses, this is going to be an exploration of 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. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment.

All materials, papers, glue, texture paste, supports etc will be provided. Tea and coffee will also be available.

Five-week course:

Dates: Thursdays; May 16th & 23rd, June 6th, 13th, 20th

Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm

Cost: £120

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

 

RELIEF PRINTMAKING

summer 3This will be a chance to spend three full days experimenting with this fascinating way of creating artwork. Cut forms, found objects and built up surfaces will be combined to create a whole series of inventive and experimental prints. We will use collagraph blocks on board and metal plates, printing with brilliantly-coloured professional-quality inks. 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.

Threeweek course

Fridays: June 14th, 21th, 28th

10.00 am – 3.00 pm

Cost £130

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

 

INVENTIVE & CREATIVE PRINTMAKING

summer 4Following 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. 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.

Fiveweek course

Fridays: May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th; June 7th

10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Cost £120

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

 

FRESH APPROACHES TO STILL LIFE

IMG_4068This course will be all about creating strong compositions and imagery, using the shapes of familiar objects as a starting point. We will be combining a rich mixture of materials, colours and many techniques to make a mixed media painting. Using paint, ink, dye and collage materials, a finished painting will emerge over the three days. Inspiration will come in part from such powerful exponents of this form of painting, such as Ben Nicholson, Henri Matisse and Georges Braque.

The course will suit all, from the complete novice to more experienced artists. The emphasis will be on experimentation and combining unlikely and powerfully expressive materials. No great drawing skills will be required – simply plenty of enthusiasm!

All materials will be provided

Three day course Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 25th, 26th and 27th June 2019

10.00 am  – 3.00 pm

Cost £125

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