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11th July - 7th August 2021

Adult Courses

Arts and Crafts

Art is a journey on which anyone can travel. The breadth and variety of courses available this year provides a feast for those wishing to be creative in a wide variety of media, watercolours, oils, pastels, textiles, wood, metal, glass and so many more. All art materials are provided unless stated in the course notes.

 

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Floral Inspiration with Acrylics

Floral Inspiration with Acrylics

COURSE No. 26

TUTOR: Lynne Windsor

Do you love flowers and wish you could create beautiful images inspired by their vibrancy and shapes? On this course, your tutor will provide flowers to paint from in the form of a central still life. You will be encouraged to express yourself, interpreting what you see in a more abstract manner and freeing yourself from the bounds of too much detail....

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Loosen up with Acrylics

Loosen up with Acrylics

COURSE No. 27

TUTOR: Stuart Roper

Have you previously painted with acrylics and now wish to experiment further with this versatile medium? This course will take you out of your comfort zone through experimentation with different techniques and methods, mark making using a variety of implements from palette knives to corrugated cardboard and incorporating other materials to create collages and mixed media pieces. You will also consider the...

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Abstract Painting

Abstract Painting

COURSE No. 28,29

TUTOR: Michael White

Immerse yourself in the wonderful, mysterious and unreal world of abstract painting and be free of the constraints of reality. Abstraction gives you a chance to explore a world where nothing is what it seems, presenting visual and intellectual puzzles that keep you captivated forever. The tutor will endeavour to transport you seamlessly into this world while employing the skills you already...

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Dramatic Sea, Sky and Landscapes in Pastel

Dramatic Sea, Sky and Landscapes in Pastel

COURSE No. 30

TUTOR: Kim Vines

This pastel course is for all abilities, including complete beginners. Using your own selection of printed A4 sized images of dramatic seascapes, skyscapes and urban or rural landscapes, you will go through a unique and exciting process in easy, well-defined stages. Alongside demonstrations in the unusual use of art materials, these stages will include tuition in the principles of observational drawing, composition and...

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People or Animal Portraits in Sepia, Charcoal or Pastel

People or Animal Portraits in Sepia, Charcoal or Pastel

COURSE No. 31

TUTOR: Kim Vines

This portraiture course is for all levels of ability, including complete beginners. Using your own selection of printed A4 sized 'head shot' photos of people, pets or wild animals, you will go through a unique and exciting process in easy well-defined stages. Tuition will include the principles of traditional drawing techniques needed to recreate a convincing and pleasing likeness, through to the...

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Atmospheric Landscapes and Seascapes in Pastels

Atmospheric Landscapes and Seascapes in Pastels

COURSE No. 32

TUTOR: Kevin Scully

Creating drama and atmosphere can add another dimension to your artwork. During this course, you will examine the different techniques that enable you to produce some exciting and evocative effects. Mood can be established in a variety of ways, including lighting, composition, viewpoint, contrast and by organising a suitable colour scheme. Using soft pastels, you will be depicting different seasons and weather conditions...

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Capturing the Landscape in Pastel and Watercolour

Capturing the Landscape in Pastel and Watercolour

COURSE No. 33

TUTOR: Maureen Bond

During this new course, you will investigate and develop your own interpretation of landscape. Mornings will focus on sketching in both the College grounds and the beautiful ancient landscape around Avebury and the Vale of Pewsey. In the afternoons, you will develop these sketches into finished paintings using watercolour and pastel. You will be encouraged to work in a way that is...

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Exploring Tree Textures, Colour and Context

Exploring Tree Textures, Colour and Context

COURSE No. 34

TUTOR: Fiona McIntyre

This exciting course, from a highly experienced arboreal artist, will improve your observational skills and help you to develop an expressive approach to drawing and colour. Using a variety of graphite, charcoal, acrylic ink and gouache, you will create works on paper inspired by the organic and man-made differences within a garden environment. Your focus will be representing the texture, pattern,...

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Painting Gardens in Watercolour and Acrylic

Painting Gardens in Watercolour and Acrylic

COURSE No. 35

TUTOR: Susanna Bailey

Some of the greatest pleasures in life occur in a garden. This course will help you to understand why gardens are so important, both historically and artistically. You will paint the overall design features, the light and shadows, the details, the many greens and natural complementaries and all the wonderful colour. As well as enjoying a little bit of art history, you...

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Painting Panoramas

Painting Panoramas

COURSE No. 36

TUTOR: Caro Woods

Expand your thinking outside the usual 'landscape-shaped' box. Learn to draw and paint in a panoramic format using extensive vistas both near and far, either as your subject matter or simply as a means to create an extended visual journal. You will learn how to make your own portable concertina sketchbooks and expand your repertoire of mark making as the tutor helps...

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Drawing Animals with Graphite Pencil

Drawing Animals with Graphite Pencil

COURSE No. 37,38

TUTOR: Jonathan Newey

This course will show you how to draw domestic and wild animal portraits with the easy and versatile medium of graphite lead pencil on paper. No previous drawing experience is necessary as the tutor will be demonstrating and guiding you through each exercise in a relaxed and friendly manner. Using the photographs supplied, you will learn how to draw animals such...

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Life Study

Life Study

COURSE No. 40,41

TUTOR: Stephen Pierce-Smith

This course will cover an in-depth study of the human form while standing, sitting, reclining and moving. You will use a range of materials, including pencil, charcoal and chalk and study highlights, tonal values and mass, gaining accuracy through use of verticals, horizontals, proportions, measurements, planes and negative space. Your examination of anatomy will lead you to the clothed figure and all its...

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