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Art and Mindfulness 1 View details

Introduction to drawing and painting techniques; Drawing with a range of drawing materials such as pastels charcoal, and painting with watercolour . Start a fresh with art or improve your art practice. Come and join a group of people in a warm and friendly atmosphere and enjoy making art with time to relax and reflect, making art from observation and imagination in a mindful way.

Art and Mindfulness 2 View details

Improve on and go deeper with drawing and painting techniques; Drawing with a range of materials such as oil pastels, chalk, charcoal, mixed media and painting with watercolour. Start a fresh with art or develop your art practice. Come and join a group of people in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and enjoy making art with time to relax and reflect, making art from observation and imagination in a mindful way. Improve your well being through enjoying an art session joining with other people to make art and socialise. Develop a mindful awareness of colour and the environment around you and with guidance from the tutor start to develop your own art style.

Art Appreciation of Mantegna View details

This course will provide an introduction to Andrea Mantegna, one of the most significant painters (and engravers) of the Italian Quattrocento. Based in northern Italy- first in Padua and then in the court of Mantua, and with strong links to Giovanni Bellini and developments in Venice- Mantegna created a highly distinctive version of the new, humanist style of art that we now call 'Renaissance'. Join us in exploring this restlessly innovative and engaging creative personality, and considering his place in the wider currents of art, society and culture at the turn of the fifteenth century.

Art for All 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 All View details

Come along and learn painting and drawing skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The course is suitable for beginners or those who would like to further develop their painting and drawing skills. Designed with themed sessions that will enable you to explore effective techniques, materials and equipment at your own pace and level of experience. If you prefer, individual projects can also be undertaken within the course. The tutor will support you to develop the skills required to complete your chosen subject area and create an effective piece of artwork. You will be able to learn about different approaches to painting and drawing, how to observe and capture the essence of what you are looking at, the characteristics of painting and drawing media, and most of all, develop your own individual creative style. Join us and enjoy the pleasure of painting and drawing!

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. Do I nee

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.

Art Project View details

Over four sessions, we will look at research, experimentation and design techniques to help you explore a chosen subject. This could be realistic, expressive, decorative or abstract. You will experiment with different ideas, compositions and materials to find the best way to develop your subject.

Arts and Crafts View details

Open to all levels this course provides the support and opportunity to develop and explore personal creativity. The tutor will demonstrate an arts and crafts activity and then support participants to do the activity themselves. Participants will be shown techniques and have time to build confidence in using them. Ideas will be suggested but participants will also be welcome to choose their own.

Aspects of South Shields in the 19c through historical sources View details

We live in a world where political, economic and social developments operate in a fast moving climate but was this the same in the South Shields of the 19c This course will examine primary resource material to delve into key changes in South Shields in the 19 c relating to housing, environment and leisure.