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Art for All View details

Art for All is designed to give students an opportunity to explore a variety of arts and crafts activities in a supportive and welcoming environment. Learners will be able to try out different drawing and painting materials such as pencil,charcoal,pen and ink,pastel,acrylic and watercolour paints and be introduced to a variety of techniques for using them. In addition to painting and drawing there will also be a chance to discover working in other mediums such as clay,modroc, textiles and glass in order to gain experience in different forms of expression. Projects will be centred around a particular medium in order to gain knowledge in both materials and techniques and tasks will be broken down into a step by step approach to help them become achievable for all.

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

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to explore a variety of art and craft techniques through a series of mini projects. The sessions will be very flexible with students being given the opportunity to personalise their own learning journey at any point in the course. Students will be able to work at their own pace. Each class will be delivered in a very relaxed and informal way, offering students the chance to escape the pressures of daily life and just enjoy experimenting in a creative, fun environment.

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 Wellbeing View details

Art is a continuous, never-ending process of learning and discovery. Whatever art media you choose to work with, this course endeavours to help students to acquire certain basic skills and practices. On this course students will find an introduction to materials, equipment and techniques for drawing and painting. Working in different art media, students may learn about drawing materials, paper and canvases, brushes and painting knives and of course, how to paint. There will be simple exercises in painting techniques, which will lead students towards creating full compositions. Students will be encouraged and supported to develop their choices and to research and source their own subject matter, perhaps choosing to paint in a narrative style, reflecting personal experiences. Students can work from work sheets, printed images and photos. Students will be encouraged to study examples of paintings by both historical and current artists; to both inform and inspire.

Art History in 100 Paintings View details

This course aims to enable you to make sense of art works you might encounter in a gallery. You will fit 100 paintings into a time line of historical events, changing styles and a host of stories behind each piece.

Art History: Two Artists: Two Paintings View details

Each week students will study in-depth two works of art. The works will be by different artists who may have been contemporaries, possibly rivals, or simply members of a movement. Alternatively they may be separated by hundreds of years. The works themselves may be famous or obscure. They may share common themes or subject matter, compositional approaches, or some external link. Students will have no prior knowledge of the works and will therefore explore the possible connections between the two works and their creators from scratch. They will have access to primary sources, other works by the artists, and critical analysis to help them discuss and formulate ideas. This study in microcosm will enable them to find out about the art world these artists worked in and how their work fits into the broader trend of art history.

Art in Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges View details

The course provides an introduction to the architectural and artistic treasures of three Flemish cities. We shall explore Antwerp’s Gothic and Flemish Baroque buildings and Rubens’ paintings. Van Eyck’s masterpiece, Adoration of the Lamb, will be studied with 20th century works at the Fine Arts Museum of Ghent. The Church of Our Lady, famous for its architecture and sculpture and the Hospital of St John - with Memling’s paintings are among the works to be considered in Bruges.

Art in the Afternoon View details

Kirsty will take you on a creative journey in a relaxed and supportive environment where you will have the opportunity to explore diverse approaches to creating exciting art works with a focus on still life. We will experiment with texture and composition, studying the work of other artists for inspiration; create more unusual and contemporary compositions, such as overlapping line drawing and pattern; practice mixed media techniques and collage. You will also be developing your drawing skills, whilst working from life and photographs. We will aim to work as a group, by sharing ideas and experiences, and Kirsty will encourage you to gain confidence in your practice, offering any guidance and advise you require. We can accommodate and adapt to any level of experience on this fun art course, all that is required is a willingness to “give it a go”.