Introduction to Printmaking
Join us for informal introduction to printmaking which promises to be experimental and playful and tons of fun. Each session will concentrate on a different printmaking techniques: mono-printing, collograph, lino and etching as a way of developing drawing skills and understanding of colour, composition and contrast. Working from a range of motifs, subjects will include line, gesture, tone, form, composition and colour
Printmaking produces unique and unexpected results which can range from a bold statement to ghostly impressions. Come and explore the incidental qualities and textural possibilities of printmaking and discover a new vocabulary of mark-making.
This course is suitable for all abilities and levels.
£100 (+£3.22 bf)
This course will introduce you to the basics of using colour, working from both still life as well as a life model in order to discover your own inspiring colour palette.
Over the 6 sessions of this course you will learn how to lay out a palette and mix colour so that your paintings have a sense of balance and harmony. You will also gain an understanding of hot and cool colours, complimentary colour and working with greys. You will explore colour through collage, printmaking, as well as oil and acrylic learning a variety of techniques for applying the paint.
The course will give you confidence to use colour and brighten up your artworks.
Suitable for all levels .
£165 (+£3.22 bf)
Back to Basics
Drawing is the simplest way of establishing a picture vocabulary. Making marks on the paper has infinite possibilities and it is these marks that make up the alphabet from which a drawing is constructed. Essential to drawing is the ability to look and engage with the subject matter and to explore the world visually through this process of mark making.
This 6 week course will focus on drawing the basics; texture, form, light, gesture and space. Breaking down each subject into a series of short drawing exercises designed to help you to intuitively develop your mark making and drawing ability whilst also challenging your understanding of what drawing is. Classes will be based both inside
The course will also give the opportunity to work with a wide range of drawing materials from graphite, charcoal and inks. Each of these materials posses unique qualities that effect its mark making capabilities.
Lines are infinitely variable, and each instance of their use is unique and particular to the individual who made them. They are auto-graphic and their uniqueness is expressed most clearly in our signature and handwriting.’ Jack Southern
Join us and explore your own unique and personal language of mark making.
£140 (+£3.22 bf)
Life into the Figure
Working from the life model in the studio this 6 week block will enable you to develop your drawing skills and your own unique language of marks through experimentation with different techniques and drawing media.The class provides a structured and supportive environment comprising of drawing exercises designed to inspire authentic and creative responses to the human form. Each session will concentrate on a different approach to drawing and over the six sessions we will cover: line, tone, gesture, shape and form. We will use a range of drawing materials and you will gain confidence in working with wet and dry materials from charcoals and graphite to ink and brushes.
Each class will begin with a short slide talk looking at the work of artists relevant to what we will be doing in that session.
The sessions are fully instructed and suitable all abilities.
All are welcome to join whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned drawer.
£140 (+£3.22 bf)