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Art for Relaxation Taster View details

If you have ever wondered about 'mindfulness' this is the course for you. 'Art for Relaxation' is a taster to suit everyone. You don’t need to be good at art! We will be exploring different materials and ideas during this taster. Ali, our tutor, will introduce you to the idea of using art materials to promote relaxation and meditation. Once in the flow of creativity you will be amazed how fast time flies.

Art for Textiles: part 2 View details

This practical course explores ways of applying a range of techniques introduced in Part 1 (Creative Textile Art) to develop your creative ideas self expression and practice using print, dyes and stitched textile art. Work will be presented in sketchbooks for developing a portfolio.

Art for Wellbeing View details

The course will allow students to gain confidence in painting, developing and improving individual styles. Initially the emphasis will be on working with 'Brusho'. A water-soluble pigment, that comes in powder form. The colours are intense and often unpredictable because speckles of other colours often appear in the main colour. There will be exercises to enable students to practise techniques. These include sprinkling and spritzing directly onto wet or dry paper and also using as a palette mixed paint and worked similar to traditionally watercolour. We will also be using other products such as salt and granular medium for special effects. Information sheets, demonstrating these methods will be available. All art materials and subject matter will be provided and students can bring their own. There will be images from current artists, to inspire and inform the students' own work. Advice will be available for framing completed works.

art for Wellbeing View details

The course will allow students to gain confidence in painting, developing and improving individual styles. Initially the emphasis will be on working with 'Brusho'. A water-soluble pigment, that comes in powder form. The colours are intense and often unpredictable because speckles of other colours often appear in the main colour. There will be exercises to enable students to practise techniques. These include sprinkling and spritzing directly onto wet or dry paper and also using as a palette mixed paint and worked similar to traditionally watercolour. We will also be using other products such as salt and granular medium for special effects. Information sheets, demonstrating these methods will be available. All art materials and subject matter will be provided and students can bring their own. There will be images from current artists, to inspire and inform the students' own work. Advice will be available for framing completed works.

Art Herstory View details

ART HERSTORY – women in art, representation and practice How have women traditionally been represented in art? How does this representation affect us today? Who were the women artists in history? Why do we know little about them? How has the historical treatment of women in art directed the practice of women artists today? Building on the recent local exhibitions The Enchanted Interior (Laing Art Gallery) and Judy Chicago retrospective (Baltic), this series of workshops aims to explore the place of women in art as both subject and practitioner.

Art in Churches View details

The Church has historically been a major patron of the arts. From lavish medieval altar pieces to contemporary installations in Cathedrals, this course looks at the variety of art commissioned by the Church, and discusses where good examples can be seen in the region.

Art in the Landscape (Off the Page) View details

Art in the Landscape ( Off the page) A practical introduction to Land Art. This friendly, supportive course will challenge our cosy notions of what art can be. Taking art ‘Off the page’ we will use the physical landscape as our palette and find ways to express our relationship to the natural world. The tutor, Jim Roseveare is an artist and tree surgeon; he brings to the course his knowledge of the complex woodland environment. Through walking, discussion and practical engagement we will use all our senses to explore and make art in the dynamic surroundings of Summerfields Woods. Expect to get dirty! A basic level of fitness is required.

Art Journaling Taster View details

We will develop ideas around keeping an art journal. You will be encouraged to try out some techniques to free yourself up creatively and you will be shown some examples to inspire you to go on and set up an art journal for yourself.

Art Making for Health and Well-being View details

Art making for health and wellbeing: Making art with free-expression, using a variety of materials to create a visual voice. Pictures and images can communicate more than the spoken word. Connect mind and body experience through the process of art making to help generate clarity and order.

Art of the 19th and 20th Centuries View details

‘Modern Art’ arouses strong feelings - like it or loathe it! This course traces the development of painting and sculpture from Impressionists such as Monet and Renoir, via the artistic revolutions caused by Cezanne and Picasso, to the diversity of Jackson Pollock and the contemporary British artists.