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The course will allow students to gain confidence in painting, developing and improving individual styles. This term the emphasis will be on working with oil pastels and water mixable oils. Not to be mistaken with 'soft/chalk pastels, oil pastels consist of pigment, mixed with oil and wax. We often have these in our collection of art materials, but are overlooked as we are unsure how to use them! Starting with the different types, to surfaces and tools, such as 'colour shapers' used to manipulate the oil pastel. There will be exercises and projects that will enable the students to practise mark-making and blending. They can also be worked with other mediums such as water colour, where they act as a resist and water mixable oils. Subject matter will be provided, as well as information sheets, about the history of 'oil pastels' and images from current and historical artists will be available, to inspire and inform the students own work - Picasso was a keen advocate of this medium.

Art for All View details

Each session will have a theme to act as a starting point. Some sessions will introduce and be inspired by featured artists. There will be individual instruction for you when needed on composition, the use of colour, perspective etc. If students have their own idea /starting point this will be encouraged too. You will learn how to use different art materials to good effect, and you will be encouraged to display and discuss your work at the end of each session.

Art for Everyone View details

This friendly and relaxed class will provide the opportunity for you to develop your painting and drawing skills as well as your knowledge and appreciation of art. This course is designed for all levels and abilities with individual guidance from the tutor to develop your own interests and projects.

Art for Health and Wellbeing View details

To provide an intrduction to drawing and painting. Referencing artists in the Leeds Collection from an educational visit to leeds gallery or online images. Learners will use acrylics, watercolour paints, canvases, drawing techniques and other skills. Th course is aimed at learners with some of no experience of making art. We provide some materials and have some internet access. This is a general art course with a focus on painting and drawing. We will prepare work for exhibitions and aim to be part of any relevant exhibitions.

Art for Health and Wellbeing View details

This course is for all abilities. Learners can set their own and/or join in an actitvity. We will be using and exploring the materials and techniques involved with painting, drawing and mosaicing.

Art for Health and Wellbeing View details

This course is for all abilities. Learners can set their own and/or join in an actitvity. We will be using and exploring the materials and techniques involved with painting, drawing and mosaicing.

Art for Pleasure View details

The tutor will demonstrate various aspects of painting, covering areas such as skies,trees,water, etc. With development of tone, form and colour mixing. With 1 to 1 tuition from the tutor the student can build up their own version of the painting. Mediums used will be watercolour and acrylic. Developing ones own painting is very much encouraged. As the course progresses, personal feelings about the landscape around you will develop, you will see the world around you differently. This spark inside of you that makes you want to paint, will be kindled and, meeting each week with others who also have this spark, it will develop with friendships and your art will grow. Tutor comment ; 'Many,many years ago a tutor told me I had 'A gift from God', an extraordinary compliment. Over the years I have had real pleasure from helping others and I also like to think that I am repaying my tutor for seeing this spark in me'.

Art for Pleasure View details

The tutor will demonstrate various aspects of painting, covering areas such as skies,trees,water, etc. With development of tone, form and colour mixing. With 1 to 1 tuition from the tutor the student can build up their own version of the painting. Mediums used will be watercolour and acrylic. Developing ones own painting is very much encouraged. As the course progresses, personal feelings about the landscape around you will develop, you will see the world around you differently. This spark inside of you that makes you want to paint, will be kindled and, meeting each week with others who also have this spark, it will develop with friendships and your art will grow. Tutor comment ; 'Many,many years ago a tutor told me I had 'A gift from God', an extraordinary compliment. Over the years I have had real pleasure from helping others and I also like to think that I am repaying my tutor for seeing this spark in me'.

Art for Well - being View details

Explore a range of art media and styles including pen & ink, watercolour, acrylic paint and mixed media collage to create your own original artworks inspired by birds, animals, landscape and still life.

Art for Wellbeing View details

The course will allow students to gain confidence in drawing and sketching, developing and improving individual styles. This term students from the previous course will be able to continue painting on silk and fabric. Students will learn different techniques using silk paints and inktense pencils and blocks. In addition, stitch work can be added to add an extra dimension to their work. A mix of subject matter will be provided, as well as information sheets, with examples of techniques, as well as looking into the history of this art form, originating in India and Eastern Asia. Students own source material and alternative drawing styles will be welcomed.