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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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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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Drawing and Painting on the iPad for Beginners

Drawing and Painting on the iPad for Beginners

COURSE No. 42

TUTOR: Diana Seidl

This course is for absolute beginners in iPad drawing and painting. It aims to get you familiar with the technical details of the iPad, leaving you free to be highly creative and imaginative with this exciting artistic tool. A lack of any good art manuals has made it difficult for artists to get started. Aimed primarily at those already using traditional tools...

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Travel Sketching for Everyone

Travel Sketching for Everyone

COURSE No. 43

TUTOR: Erin Hill

Based on the philosophy, 'anyone can sketch', the tutor has developed a unique system of teaching students how to create an impression of what they see. Each day, you will discover some simple techniques for how to see your subjects and apply colour. You will be sketching from your very first lesson and will add to your skills every day using a...

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Travel Sketching Your Journey

Travel Sketching Your Journey

COURSE No. 44

TUTOR: Erin Hill

The key to the tutor's method of travel sketching is to simplify what one sees through observation. During this course, she will teach you exactly how to do this and you will soon be sketching whatever is around you. The joy of these sketches are that they are purely for yourself and your own pleasure, to make a moment in time unforgettable...

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Calligraphy for All

Calligraphy for All

COURSE No. 45

TUTOR: Gwyneth Hibbett

Take pleasure in learning to create beautiful writing for all sorts of uses. You will start with the basics of learning or refining a script of your choice and progress through using colour and design to develop your own projects. There will be the opportunity to try a new script, play with decorative techniques, develop layout ideas to show your writing...

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Glorious Gothic Calligraphy

Glorious Gothic Calligraphy

COURSE No. 46

TUTOR: Mark L'Argent

Glorious Gothic, also called Old English or Black Letter, was originally developed in the 11th century and is still a widely popular style today. This course takes you on a fun, historic trip from learning the basic early gothic style, to a more elaborate variety developed later in the 14th century. To begin with, you will be using calligraphy marker pens, before...

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Printing for Beginners: Linoprints and Woodcuts

Printing for Beginners: Linoprints and Woodcuts

COURSE No. 47

TUTOR: Karen Carter

Adventure into the exciting craft of printing using lino and woodblocks. You will look at a number of techniques for creating both coloured and monochrome prints, which you can easily repeat at home with a minimum of specialist equipment. There will be step by step demonstrations for every stage of the process. Then, once you have learnt the basics, time to experiment,...

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Printing for Beginners: Drypoint, Collagraph and Gum

Printing for Beginners: Drypoint, Collagraph and Gum

COURSE No. 48

TUTOR: Karen Carter

Discover the creative potential of printing using dry point etching, collagraph and Gum Arabic transfer techniques. Most of the methods you will be learning on this course are easy to repeat at home with a minimum of specialist equipment. There will be step by step demonstrations for every stage of the process then, once you have learnt the basics, time to experiment,...

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Collage, Paint and Print

Collage, Paint and Print

COURSE No. 49

TUTOR: Karen Carter

Enjoy experimenting with a variety of media and different ways to combine paper, paint and print to produce lively and interesting images. You will explore techniques for creating collaged and layered surfaces, together with simple printing methods using Gelli plates, foam, polystyrene and found objects. You will spatter, drip, glue, print and much more. No experience is necessary for this fun and informal...

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Print, Layer and Stitch

Print, Layer and Stitch

COURSE No. 50

TUTOR: Karen Carter

Explore the wonderful world of printing on fabric using lino, foam, polystyrene and mono printing. You will produce prints suitable for a range of decorative fabric items, such as wall hangings, bunting, cushions and greetings cards, which you can embellish with stitch, beads, buttons and dimensional paints. All of this is achievable using materials and techniques that you can easily repeat at home....

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Woodblock Printing with Watercolours

Woodblock Printing with Watercolours

COURSE No. 51

TUTOR: Shiho Wadabayashi

From Hokusai to Kuniyoshi, discover the exciting art of Ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking in this friendly and informative course. You will make your own unique prints with multiple woodblocks while expanding your knowledge of the medium and developing your technical skills. Each session will include a special feature of Ukiyo-e printmaking. All materials are natural and chemical free and there is no machinery involved,...

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Woodblock Printing with Watercolours for Beginners

Woodblock Printing with Watercolours for Beginners

COURSE No. 52

TUTOR: Shiho Wadabayashi

This course is designed to encourage anyone who would like to try woodblock printing with watercolours. All materials are natural and chemical free and there is no machinery involved, making it an enjoyable and safe experience. You will make your own unique prints with a single woodblock while expanding your knowledge of the medium and developing your technical skills. You will be...

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