More Experimental Mixed Media
Sat, 28 Apr 18
9.30 - 3.30
£28 (Institute members), £33 (non-members) Includes coffee and sandwich lunch.
Another workshop introducing more drawing and painting methods. You need not have attended a previous workshop - if you have, you can build on your experience.
You will explore a wide range of media, working on diverse surfaces to create images with very different characteristics.
Learn how to refine and enhance your skills, and how to exploit the potential and limitations of all kinds of materials. You will be using a wide variety of techniques for drawing and painting and expand your understanding of the materials as you modify, combine and refine methods. Demonstrations and prepared examples will introduce the methods and media and open tasks will help you explore your own picture making using conventional and unexpected materials to create distinctive pictures.
Suitable for all ability levels. A materials list is available and some specialist materials will be provided and included in the cost, with a small stock for further purchase if you wish.
Murillo (1617/18 - 1682)
Sat, 05 May 18
9.30am - 3.30pm
Cost: including lunch £17.00 Member, £19.00 Non-member
“Oh, wonderful Spain…this romantic land covered in Moorish ruins and full of Murillo!” Benjamin Disraeli
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, the last great painter of Spain’s Golden Age, is celebrated both for his expressive religious compositions and for his sympathetic childhood scenes.
This study day, marking the 400th anniversary of his birth, presents an overview of Murillo’s life, work, and legacy. To enhance our understanding, we shall also examine aspects of the artist’s world – political, economic, religious, cultural… largely through the prism of his native city, Seville.
(In connection with the anniversary, there is a small Murillo exhibition at the National Gallery until 21 May.)
Emeritus Professor Chris Green
Sat, 12 May 18
10am - 3.30pm
£20 (Institute Members £18) includes lunch.
Re-arranged from 3rd March.
A lecture based celebration of the life of Leonard Bernstein (b 1918, died 1990) – Renaissance man and musician extraordinaire.
This study day will explore Bernstein as a composer for the concert hall, as a writer of theatre works, as a conductor, as a pianist and as a communicator.
Printmaking: An Introduction to Dry Point and Collograph
Sat, 02 Jun 18
10.00am - 3.30pm
Cost (including lunch): £29.00 Member,
An opportunity to try intaglio printmaking using collography and dry point techniques. We will use dry point plastic and card to make and print small linear drawings. We will make simple collographs using collage related techniques to create small textured blocks that we can print from. The workshop is suitable for beginners and anyone who would like to try these accessible and immediate forms of printmaking.
Please bring ideas to work from, an apron and rubber gloves. Please bring your own craft knife and cutting mat if you have them, or they can be supplied by the tutor. All other materials and equipment are supplied and included in the cost.
Painter's Day - Watercolour Workshop
Sat, 16 Jun 18
9.30am - 3.30pm
Cost (including lunch) £26.00 Member, £31.00 Non-member
This workshop will focus on the absolute essentials of working with watercolours. All the basics will be covered and a few useful tricks explored too. You will learn how to apply, modify, agitate and manipulate the watercolour media to create images with different characteristics, and learn how to refine and enhance your skills.
No previous experience is required, but for those with some experience it will be a comprehensive exploration of the key techniques to build on what you may already know. Demonstrations and prepared examples will introduce the methods and media and open tasks will help you focus on and explore your own interests.
Suitable for all ability levels. Please ask for the materials list. Some specialist materials will be provided by the tutor and included in the cost.