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Artists at War: World War 1 View details

A vast amount of images were produced during World War One. Along with photography and film, painting, drawing and sculpture were instrumental in creating a compelling record of the war. We will explore artists’ attitudes towards the war. Four main types of pictures will be discussed: sketchbooks filled by soldiers at the front; paintings and sculptures done by official war artists; war memorials; and works in which avant-garde artists addressed the war from a critical stance. As they were confronted with a totally new type of warfare and unprecedented destruction, artists had to find new ways to visually translate their wartime experiences. Although we will focus on British art and artists (such as Nevinson, Paul Nash, and Muirhead Bone) we will draw comparisons with the works of German, French and Italian artists.

Arts & Crafts View details

I will work with students to improve confidence in their ability to develop artistic skills and creativity. learning the skills of many crafts by watching and following step by step demonstrations. With one to one help and guidance you will make unique, dimensional projects, learning how to use a multitude of skills and resources, to include making a scrap book, stamping and embossing, parchment craft, painting and colouring techniques, glass painting, mixed media, sewing and mosaics. We will explore and try crafts of your choice to meet your individual needs and expectations during the course. This is a fun course for everyone from the complete beginner to those wanting to improve their skills, no prior knowledge is needed just a desire to learn and develop your skills and creativity, gain confidence meet new friends have fun and make something wonderful.

Arts & Crafts View details

I will work with students to improve confidence in their ability to develop artistic skills and creativity. learning the skills of many crafts by watching and following step by step demonstrations. With one to one help and guidance you will make unique, dimensional projects, learning how to use a multitude of skills and resources, to include making a scrap book, stamping and embossing, parchment craft, painting and colouring techniques, glass painting, mixed media, sewing and mosaics. We will explore and try crafts of your choice to meet your individual needs and expectations during the course. This is a fun course for everyone from the complete beginner to those wanting to improve their skills, no prior knowledge is needed just a desire to learn and develop your skills and creativity, gain confidence meet new friends have fun and make something wonderful.

Arts & Crafts View details

I will work with students to improve confidence in their ability to develop artistic skills and creativity. learning the skills of many crafts by watching and following step by step demonstrations. With one to one help and guidance you will make unique, dimensional projects, learning how to use a multitude of skills and resources, to include making a scrap book, stamping and embossing, parchment craft, painting and colouring techniques, glass painting, mixed media, sewing and mosaics. We will explore and try crafts of your choice to meet your individual needs and expectations during the course. This is a fun course for everyone from the complete beginner to those wanting to improve their skills, no prior knowledge is needed just a desire to learn and develop your skills and creativity, gain confidence meet new friends have fun and make something wonderful.

Arts & Crafts De-Stress Saturday View details

Come along to this relaxing fun session where you will have the opportunity to make a beautiful decorative bird hanging, using the skills of collage and drawing. No experience is needed, just a willingness to 'have a go'.

Arts Brittanica View details

This course will use seven artefacts from different periods as a springboard to explore the historic backgrounds and chronology of British art history. Beginning with the Wilton Diptych (c. 1395, National Gallery), and moving via Hans Holbein's painting of 'The Ambassadors' (1533, National Gallery), Josiah Wedgewood's copy of the Portland Vase (1790, Wedgwood Museum), and closing with Tracey Emin's controversial autobiographical 'My Bed' (1998, private collection), we shall gain an overview of the key stylistic and historic developments of British art.

Aspects of Prehistory View details

Prehistory is shrouded in mystery. What was the purpose of Stonehenge? How did our ancestors view the stars? What are hillforts for? Why did they leave images in caves and on rocks? These and many other fascinating subjects will be explored over a series of five lectures.

Aspects of the Western View details

The Western was a staple genre right from the start of the cinema and it has frequently been characterised as America's foundation myth. But what does this mean? And what are the set of conventions it embodies and sometimes subverts. We will look at six classic westerns and analyse how it draws on the traditions created by the genre and what they do with them. At their best westerns are very entertaining and the course will also ask what the pleasures of a western are and why the genre has had such longevity.

Assertiveness View details

this 6 week course will look at a selection of assertiveness techniques to enable the person to feel more in control and able to cope with their challenging lives in this changing world we all live in.

Assertiveness and Conflict Management View details

This course will enable people to understand how to manage conflict and to become more assertive..