ILLUMINATED LETTERS & COLOURED PENCILS – Something new, creative and exciting:

Monday, 10.30-12.30 and 1.30-3.30 (Janie Pirie)

9 May – 4 July 2022,

Half Term 6 & 13 June

Create your own stunning artwork with Janie Pirie, one of the UK’s leading and award-winning coloured pencil artists. For this shorter summer term we will be doing some medieval lettering with coloured pencil work and gold and silver leaf gilding. Full instructions and equipment list will be available at the time of booking.
(Single session or both morning& afternoon session options).
Some specialist equipment will be required for this course and will be available from Janie for a nominal sum, depending on whether you want to use 24ct gold or imitation gold leaf. Designs will be available for you to choose from, or you can source your own from the Internet. Nothing larger than 15cm square.


Tuesday, 10.00-12.00 (Steve Joyce)

26 April – 5 July 2022,

Half Term 31 May

We will explore a wide range of watercolour techniques, including different ways of applying, agitating and manipulating the media for different subjects and composition ideas.  There will be some set tasks for you to try out with extension suggestions for those more advanced.  You may bring your own images or objects to work from. Suitable for all levels.


Tuesday, 14.00-16.00 (Steve Joyce)  

26 April – 5 July 2022,

Half Term 31 May                             

We will explore a range of different techniques and also bridge the gap between drawing and painting.  Different subjects will be explored using of different media which are outlined in the available materials list.  Set tasks will lead to development in your preferred media so you may investigate subjects and ideas of your interest. Suitable for all levels.


Tuesday, 14.00-16.00 (Margaret Holder)

26 April – 5 July 2022,

Half Term 31 May

We will explore a range of textile techniques, including felt making, applique, dyeing and printmaking. You will be guided through a series of practical sessions and have the opportunity to develop your own ideas and projects. There will be some stitching involved but the emphasis will be on experimenting with a range of materials. Suitable for beginners and those wanting to explore textiles further. There will be a small charge for materials and you will be advised at the first session of the basic materials you will need.


Wednesday, 9.30-11.30 (Amy Drayson)

27 April – 6 July 2022,

Half Term 01 June

A creative and friendly class for those who would like to explore painting in acrylic. We will look at different aspects of painting and seek inspiration from various artists. The course aims to help beginners and improvers enjoy painting and gain confidence with acrylics. A suggested list of materials will be available before the start of the course.


Wednesday, 12.30-14.30 (Amy Drayson)

27 April – 6 July 2022,

Half Term 01 June

A class for beginners and improvers who like to experiment with a range of ideas and techniques. We will look at different artists’ work and use their ideas as a springboard for our own. In the past students on this course have drawn, painted, printed, made assemblages, collages and more! I like to think of it as adventures in art. All welcome.


Alternate Thursdays, 09.30-12.30 (Blue King)

28 April – 7 July 2022 (alternate weeks),

Half Term N/A

Breathe life into your drawings on this dynamic 6 session course in drawing the human form. Working with a male model we will explore the practice of observational life drawing. You will be encouraged to develop and experiment with a range of media including charcoal, monoprint and collage. During the sessions our studio space will become a gallery in which to share our ideas and approaches to drawing. Please bring a drawing board (and an easel if you have one) and sketch book. Charcoal and A2 paper will be provided.


Friday, 13.30-15.30 (Blue King)

29 April – 8 July 2022,

Half Term 03 June

Working with a male model we will have the opportunity to explore dynamic gestural poses with observational drawing. Using a variety of mediums we will make figurative drawings observing light and tone in a studio atmosphere. Suitable for beginners and practicing artists who want to work from the model. Please bring sketch book, charcoal, eraser and a drawing board.

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