Painting for Beginners and Improvers
Apr
25
Jul 18

Painting for Beginners and Improvers

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180.00

Learn the essential skills & techniques of painting through structured practical assignments. Aimed at beginners & improvers but suitable for all levels of experience.

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Drawing for Improvers and Advanced
Apr
26
Jul 19

Drawing for Improvers and Advanced

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150.00

Developing the foundation skills & techniques of drawing with guided tuition and structured practical assignments.

This course is aimed improvers; those who have already attended our 'Learn To Draw' courses & workshops or who have some prior experience of drawing.  It will build on the foundation skills & techniques of drawing.  

Participants will be given assignments to develop over a number of sessions or they can develop their own ideas all with guided support from the tutors.

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Drawing for Beginners
Apr
26
Jul 19

Drawing for Beginners

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150.00

Learn the foundation skills & techniques of drawing through structured practical assignments. This course will develop a vocabulary of drawing in the learner. Aimed at beginners  but suitable for all levels of experience.

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Kids art club
Apr
26
Jul 12

Kids art club

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Our kids art club is a chance for your young ones to develop new skills and discover hidden talents.

Youth Art
Apr
26
Jul 12

Youth Art

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110.00

OUR YOUTH ART CLUB IS A CHANCE TO DEVELOP NEW SKILLS AND DISCOVER HIDDEN TALENTS. DELIVERED BY PRACTICING ARTIST HARRIET LAWTON STUDENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED TO A WIDE RANGE OF CREATIVE TECHNIQUES, MATERIALS AND ARTISTS.

DELIVERED IN AN AUTHENTIC ART SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT STUDENTS WILL HAVE DIRECT CONTACT WITH A WIDE RANGE OF PRACTICING ARTISTS AS WELL AS THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE PART IN EXHIBITION LINKED WORKSHOPS IN THE 1830 GALLERY. 

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Life Drawing
Apr
27
Jul 20

Life Drawing

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210.00

The course involves a number of assignments made up of carefully structured practical projects introducing the students to the fundamental techniques of drawing and painting the human figure from life.

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Summer Evening Screen Print
May
2
Jul 18

Summer Evening Screen Print

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120.00

 This is an introductory screen print three-day evening course designed specifically for beginners or advanced printers. You’ll discover a wide range of screen print processes that can be applied to both paper and fabric.

This course will provide each student with plenty of technical support from our experienced print tutor.

Materials included.

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Summer Printmaking Evening Course
May
3
Jun 21

Summer Printmaking Evening Course

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120.00

During this course you’ll be introduced into the vibrant world of printmaking. You’ll be encouraged to think like a printmaker during taught workshops. You’ll learn a variety of techniques to transform drawn marks into print. You will produce a series of prints, exploring a wide range of effects that can be achieved. 

Print techniques included; Relief print, basic etching and lino.

This course will provide each student with plenty of technical support from our experienced print tutor. Materials included.

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Drawing to Stories
May
27
10:00 am10:00

Drawing to Stories

Drawing to Stories is a special day celebrating the worlds of words and pictures.

Join us for;

Hands on artist led workshops for children of all ages £3/£5. Click here to book

A panel discussion with writers and illustrators £3. Click here to book

Portfolio review sessions £15. Click here to book

Many thanks to Great Art for supporting us with materials and resources for all Quentin Blake workshops. 

Drawing to stories, artist led workshops
May
27
10:00 am10:00

Drawing to stories, artist led workshops

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Drawing to Stories is a special day celebrating the worlds of words and pictures through hands on, family friendly workshops, panel discussions and portfolio review.

from 3.00

A BLAST OF BLAKE:  A Quick-Draw Challenge

Join us on a weird and wonderful journey through the world of Quentin Blake, as his stories are brought to life through performance and drawing.

‘A Blast of Blake’ is a fun drawing workshop for all ages and skill levels, where participants are challenged to try their hand at their own fast, loose style by capturing an ever-changing parade of poses. You are invited to look, listen and draw along to live readings of Blake’s classic works, while his colourful characters are conjured through comical costumes, performance and props.

This event will be presented by illustrator and Eisner-nominated comics creator Kristyna Baczynski and comedy actor and filmmaker Greig Johnson:

http://www.kristyna.co.uk/

https://www.youtube.com/user/greigjohnson

Many thanks to Great Art for supporting us with materials and resources for all Quentin Blake workshops. 

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Drawing to Stories, panel discussion
May
27
1:00 pm13:00

Drawing to Stories, panel discussion

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Drawing to Stories is a special day celebrating the worlds of words and pictures through hands on, family friendly workshops, panel discussions and portfolio review.

from 3.00

Drawing to Stories is a special day celebrating the worlds of words and pictures through hands on, family friendly workshops, panel discussions and portfolio review.

John Ross, director of The Artworks and former head of Graphics and Leeds Beckett together with Chris Mould local writer and illustrator will host a panel discussion with guest writers and illustrators all about Drawing to Stories.

Many thanks to Great Art for supporting us with materials and resources for all Quentin Blake workshops. 

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Drawing to stories, portfolio reviews
May
27
3:30 pm15:30

Drawing to stories, portfolio reviews

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Drawing to Stories is a special day celebrating the worlds of words and pictures. 

15.00

Portfolio review sessions with John Ross, director of The Artworks and former head of Graphics and Leeds Beckett together and Chris Mould local writer and illustrator. 

Many thanks to Great Art for supporting us with materials and resources for all Quentin Blake workshops. 

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Your Marvellous Recipe with Creative Minds
Jun
2
10:00 am10:00

Your Marvellous Recipe with Creative Minds

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0.00

A pinch of daft and a spoonful of clever, a slice of brave and a sprinkle of curiosity...just what is it that makes you so marvellous?

In this workshop you'll learn about typography and illustration to design your very own apron for wearing whilst you make the wonderful recipe of YOU, a magical gloop bottled up in a specially painted and labelled bottle.

 

These workshops are designed to support emotional health and wellbeing and are free for NHS SWYFT service users

Many thanks to Great Art for supporting us with materials and resources for all Quentin Blake workshops. 

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Get to Know Your Digital Camera
Jun
7
Jul 12

Get to Know Your Digital Camera

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75.00

In this course you will be introduced to the basics of digital photography including shutter speed, aperture and ISO. We will cover different lenses, flash and studio lighting, showing you how to get the best from your camera in different situations such as studio, classroom and on location. 

Through group practice you will learn photography and editing techniques. At the end of the course you will have a greater understanding of your camera’s functions and settings, use digital editing techniques to manipulate the levels and colours. 

For the duration of the course you will need a digital SLR camera, a note pad and a USB stick. 

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Art Textiles: Illustrative Quilting
Jun
8
6:00 pm18:00

Art Textiles: Illustrative Quilting

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20.00

THIS CREATIVE COURSE EXPLORES TEXTILES AS AN ART FORM. YOU WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH TOWARDS TEXTILES IN ORDER TO GAIN A GROUNDING IN A RANGE OF TEXTILE TECHNIQUES WHILST WORKING WITH BOTH TRADITIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS. THIS COURSE IS LED BY HARRIET LAWTON, A PRACTICING CONTEMPORARY TEXTILE ARTIST. 

In this workshop we will convert drawings from nature into textiles. We will use machine and hand-pieced block quilting to create a range of quilted samples.

 

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Invented Landscapes/Built Worlds
Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

Invented Landscapes/Built Worlds

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30.00

Quentin Blake’s drawings turn words into pictures and make stories appear magically before our eyes. Making a drawing is always kind of magic- the flat paper becomes a space, a mark becomes an object and the artist controls an arena of infinite possibilities: a constructor of worlds. In this workshop participants will make drawings of imaginary places in response to pieces of writing.

Ages 12 + 

Many thanks to Great Art for supporting us with materials and resources for all Quentin Blake workshops. 

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Art Works for Health & Wellbeing
Jun
15
11:00 am11:00

Art Works for Health & Wellbeing

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Celebrating the power of art and design to transform lives through inspirational stories, compelling case studies and hands on creative workshops.  

An event for health professionals, service users and creative practitioners. Presented by The Artworks in collaboration with NHS SWYFPT Creative Minds and The Nightingale Project.

A free event with lunch and refreshments provided hosted in The Artworks Gallery which will be showing The Bulging Portfolio of Quentin Blake. 

Many thanks to Great Art for supporting us with materials and resources for all Quentin Blake workshops. 

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Illustration Masterclass for Kids
Jun
24
10:30 am10:30

Illustration Masterclass for Kids

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Ages 7 - 12 || Parents welcome

25.00

Come and join award winning children's book illustrator Chris Mould for an exciting insight into his work and creative process and then have a go at creating your own work with scribbly ink, biro and objects.

Many thanks to Great Art for supporting us with materials and resources for all Quentin Blake workshops. 

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Art Textiles: Japanese Shibori
Jun
24
11:00 am11:00

Art Textiles: Japanese Shibori

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30.00

THIS CREATIVE COURSE EXPLORES TEXTILES AS AN ART FORM. YOU WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH TOWARDS TEXTILES IN ORDER TO GAIN A GROUNDING IN A RANGE OF TEXTILE TECHNIQUES WHILST WORKING WITH BOTH TRADITIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS. THIS COURSE IS LED BY HARRIET LAWTON, A PRACTICING CONTEMPORARY TEXTILE ARTIST. 

In this workshop we will explore traditional Japanese Shibori techniques. We will combine indigo dying, steaming and stitch techniques to create our own fabric manipulations. 

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Kiln Formed Glass Jewellery
Jun
27
10:30 am10:30

Kiln Formed Glass Jewellery

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70.00

Under the expert guidance of glass artist and jewellery maker Liz Danby, make Necklaces, Brooches, Rings, Cufflinks and more. Take away between 5 - 10 beautifully hand made pieces. Courses are delivered in the studios on the second floor. To find out more about your tutor or see some examples of the kind of work you will produce in class please visit click here

 

Included in your course costs are:

All kiln firing costs
All Incidentals
Selection of coloured and plain glass
Your choice of four of the following: 
Necklace
Pair of cufflinks
2 rings
3 brooches

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Summer Screen Print Taster
Jul
5
Jul 19

Summer Screen Print Taster

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65.00

 Come along to this one-day screen print taster this Summer and learn a new skill. This introductory screen print taster is designed specifically for those wanting to explore a new method. You’ll explore screen print processes that can be applied to a variety of surfaces.

This course will provide each student with plenty of technical support from our experienced print tutor.

Materials included.

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Jul
6
Jul 7

Art textiles, making mark with stitch

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20.00

'THIS CREATIVE COURSE EXPLORES TEXTILES AS AN ART FORM. YOU WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH TOWARDS TEXTILES IN ORDER TO GAIN A GROUNDING IN A RANGE OF TEXTILE TECHNIQUES WHILST WORKING WITH BOTH TRADITIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS. 

THIS COURSE IS LED BY HARRIET LAWTON, A PRACTICING CONTEMPORARY TEXTILE ARTIST. '

In this workshop we will explore the relationship between mark-making and stitch. We will create an abstract textile sampler using a range of hand stitch techniques and materials.

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Millinery
Sep
14
Oct 19

Millinery

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200.00

A course for those who are new to making hats as well as those with some experince. Each six week course will focus on a different millinery technique or style to create a simple but striking hat. The course will consist of simple base construction, various ways of applying netting and making free form sculptural sinamay trimmings. 

No prior experience is required, some basic sewing skills would be an advantage but not essential. You will explore Millinery fabrics and their limitations alongside trimming techniques and how to apply and adorn your creation! This course will equip you to make a hat with confidence and no doubt leave you wanting more! All materials are included. 

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Kiln formed glass jewellery
Sep
28
10:30 am10:30

Kiln formed glass jewellery

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70.00

Under the expert guidance of glass artist and jewellery maker Liz Danby, make Necklaces, Brooches, Rings, Cufflinks and more. Take away between 5 - 10 beautifully hand made pieces. Courses are delivered in the studios on the second floor. To find out more about your tutor or see some examples of the kind of work you will produce in class please vist click here

 

Included in your course costs are:

All kiln firing costs
All Incidentals
Selection of coloured and plain glass
Your choice of four of the following: 
Necklace
Pair of cufflinks
2 rings
3 brooches

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Kiln Formed Glass Jewellery
Sep
30
12:30 pm12:30

Kiln Formed Glass Jewellery

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70.00

Under the expert guidance of glass artist and jewellery maker Liz Danby, make Necklaces, Brooches, Rings, Cufflinks and more. Take away between 5 - 10 beautifully hand made pieces. Courses are delivered in the studios on the second floor. To find out more about your tutor or see some examples of the kind of work you will produce in class please vist click here

 

Included in your course costs are:

All kiln firing costs
All Incidentals
Selection of coloured and plain glass
Your choice of four of the following: 
Necklace
Pair of cufflinks
2 rings
3 brooches

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Felted Landscapes
Oct
20
10:00 am10:00

Felted Landscapes

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70.00

Working with Valérie Wartelle, resident textile artist, you will be taken through wet felting techniques to create your own felted landscape. You will develop your artwork gradually applying fibres, threads and inserts as one would paint. All materials are provided, and no prior experience of felting is required, just a desire to tap into your creative inner self.

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Millinery
Nov
2
Dec 7

Millinery

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200.00

A course for those who are new to making hats as well as those with some experince. Each six week course will focus on a different millinery technique or style to create a simple but striking hat. The course will consist of simple base construction, various ways of applying netting and making free form sculptural sinamay trimmings. 

No prior experience is required, some basic sewing skills would be an advantage but not essential. You will explore Millinery fabrics and their limitations alongside trimming techniques and how to apply and adorn your creation! This course will equip you to make a hat with confidence and no doubt leave you wanting more! All materials are included. 

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Felted Landscapes
Dec
8
10:00 am10:00

Felted Landscapes

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70.00

Working with Valérie Wartelle, resident textile artist, you will be taken through wet felting techniques to create your own felted landscape. You will develop your artwork gradually applying fibres, threads and inserts as one would paint. All materials are provided, and no prior experience of felting is required, just a desire to tap into your creative inner self.

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Feb
3
Feb 4

Expressive landscapes with Valerie Wartelle

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180.00

Working with Valérie Wartelle, resident textile artist, you will be taken through a combination of techniques including wet felting, printmaking, frottage and drawing to create your own expressive landscape. Over the course of two days you will develop your artwork gradually applying fibres, threads and inserts as one would paint. All materials are provided, and no prior experience of felting is required, just a desire to tap into your creative inner self.

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Apr
28
Apr 29

Expressive landscapes

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180.00

Working with Valérie Wartelle, resident textile artist, you will be taken through a combination of techniques including wet felting, printmaking, frottage and drawing to create your own expressive landscape. Over the course of two days you will develop your artwork gradually applying fibres, threads and inserts as one would paint. All materials are provided, and no prior experience of felting is required, just a desire to tap into your creative inner self.

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Felted Landscapes
Jun
29
10:00 am10:00

Felted Landscapes

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70.00

Working with Valérie Wartelle, resident textile artist, you will be taken through wet felting techniques to create your own felted landscape. You will develop your artwork gradually applying fibres, threads and inserts as one would paint. All materials are provided, and no prior experience of felting is required, just a desire to tap into your creative inner self.

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Letter Press Taster
May
23
10:30 am10:30

Letter Press Taster

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65.00

Come and share our love for the Letterpress. Using old school metal and grease machines and creating page layout by hand, you will enjoy one of the most aesthetically pleasing of the printing methods.   

With the support of our expert tutors, students will be introduced to the Letterpress studio, and guided to typeset and print their own piece of work. 

We have an extensive type library, proofing presses, and a beautiful Treadle Press. 

All materials included.

All of our workshops offer the highest quality tuition in a relaxed, welcoming, open and conducive atmosphere. Our workshops are structured, providing you with the necessary skills and techniques to master the craft and are flexible too, allowing you to work on different projects from traditional to contemporary. You can work at your own pace and all materials and tools are provided at the class to get you going.

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Felted Landscapes
May
19
10:00 am10:00

Felted Landscapes

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70.00

Working with Valérie Wartelle, resident textile artist, you will be taken through wet felting techniques to create your own felted landscape. You will develop your artwork gradually applying fibres, threads and inserts as one would paint. All materials are provided, and no prior experience of felting is required, just a desire to tap into your creative inner self.

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Art Textiles: Contemporary English Patchwork
May
13
11:00 am11:00

Art Textiles: Contemporary English Patchwork

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30.00

THIS CREATIVE COURSE EXPLORES TEXTILES AS AN ART FORM. YOU WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH TOWARDS TEXTILES IN ORDER TO GAIN A GROUNDING IN A RANGE OF TEXTILE TECHNIQUES WHILST WORKING WITH BOTH TRADITIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS. 

THIS COURSE IS LED BY HARRIET LAWTON, A PRACTICING CONTEMPORARY TEXTILE ARTIST. 

In this workshop we will explore the traditional technique of pieced patchwork, but with contemporary materials. We will experiment with a range of materials including fabric, plastic and paper to create our own unique quilt piece.

 

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Bookbinding
May
11
10:30 am10:30

Bookbinding

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65.00

The Artworks Bookbinding Workshops are designed to help you master the craft in the production of original handmade books, repairs and reconstruction through structured practical assignments.

All of our workshops offer the highest quality tuition in a relaxed, welcoming, open and conducive atmosphere. Our workshops are structured, providing you with the necessary skills and techniques to master the craft and are flexible too, allowing you to work on different projects from traditional to contemporary. You can work at your own pace and all materials and tools are provided at the class to get you going.

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Art Textiles: Mark Making with Stitch
May
4
6:00 pm18:00

Art Textiles: Mark Making with Stitch

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20.00

'THIS CREATIVE COURSE EXPLORES TEXTILES AS AN ART FORM. YOU WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH TOWARDS TEXTILES IN ORDER TO GAIN A GROUNDING IN A RANGE OF TEXTILE TECHNIQUES WHILST WORKING WITH BOTH TRADITIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS. 

THIS COURSE IS LED BY HARRIET LAWTON, A PRACTICING CONTEMPORARY TEXTILE ARTIST. '

In this workshop we will explore the relationship between mark-making and stitch. We will create an abstract textile sampler using a range of hand stitch techniques and materials.

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Drawing with Stitch
Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

Drawing with Stitch

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Suitable for ages 14 +

40.00

This workshop will explore the relationship between drawing and stitch through a range of processes. We will begin with a series of experimental drawing activities in order to explore the work of Quentin Blake and highlight details which we find interesting. We will then use a range of processes to build up our own textile illustration from our drawings, including textile collage, free machine embroidery and hand stitch.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the work of Quentin Blake in depth whilst exploring mixed-media illustration methods and learning new textile illustration techniques.

Many thanks to Great Art for supporting us with materials and resources for all Quentin Blake workshops. 

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*NEW* Ceramics for Beginners
Apr
27
May 25

*NEW* Ceramics for Beginners

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100.00

A structured course in ceramic hand building techniques. The course will include methods such as coiling, slab work and modelling as well as a range of decorative techniques such as burnishing, sgraffito, sprig design, and resist decoration.

Groups are small, allowing each student plenty of input and technical support from our experienced ceramics tutor.

Equipment and tools will be provided, along with basic drawing materials for research and development.

Clay can be bought from our school shop for £10 for a 10kg bag. One bag should usually last for one half term.

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Ceramics for Improvers
Apr
26
May 24

Ceramics for Improvers

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*** SOLD OUT ***

 

The improvers course in ceramics is designed to follow on from the beginners class. The course will build on students basic knowledge of ceramic hand building techniques and processes.

These classes will provide each student with plenty of input and technical support from our experienced ceramics tutor, but encourage students to develop a more individual approach to their work.

All equipment and tools will be provided, along with basic drawing materials for research and development. Clay can be bought from our school shop for £10 per 10kg bag.

 

 

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Letter Press Taster
Apr
25
10:30 am10:30

Letter Press Taster

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65.00

Come and share our love for the Letterpress. Using old school metal and grease machines and creating page layout by hand, you will enjoy one of the most aesthetically pleasing of the printing methods.   

With the support of our expert tutors, students will be introduced to the Letterpress studio, and guided to typeset and print their own piece of work. 

We have an extensive type library, proofing presses, and a beautiful Treadle Press. 

All materials included.

All of our workshops offer the highest quality tuition in a relaxed, welcoming, open and conducive atmosphere. Our workshops are structured, providing you with the necessary skills and techniques to master the craft and are flexible too, allowing you to work on different projects from traditional to contemporary. You can work at your own pace and all materials and tools are provided at the class to get you going.

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Ceramics for Beginners
Apr
24
May 22

Ceramics for Beginners

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*** SOLD OUT ***

A structured course in ceramic hand building techniques. The course will include methods such as coiling, slab work and modelling as well as a range of decorative techniques such as burnishing, sgraffito, sprig design, and resist decoration.

Groups are small, allowing each student plenty of input and technical support from our experienced ceramics tutor.

Equipment and tools will be provided, along with basic drawing materials for research and development.

Clay can be bought from our school shop for £10 for a 10kg bag. One bag should usually last for one half term.

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Transforming Illustrations Through Screen Print
Apr
22
Apr 23

Transforming Illustrations Through Screen Print

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50.00

During this fun two-day workshop you will be introduced the vibrant world of screen-print and be given the opportunity to explore unique and traditional screen print processes. Taking inspiration from Quentin Blake’s work you will transform your own drawn illustrations using traditional screen print methods onto a series of surfaces.

This workshop is suitable for beginners or advanced learners. This workshop will provide each student with plenty of technical support from our experienced print tutor.

Many thanks to Great Art for supporting us with materials and resources for all Quentin Blake workshops. 

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Bookbinding
Apr
11
10:30 am10:30

Bookbinding

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65.00

The Artworks Bookbinding Workshops are designed to help you master the craft in the production of original handmade books, repairs and reconstruction through structured practical assignments.

All of our workshops offer the highest quality tuition in a relaxed, welcoming, open and conducive atmosphere. Our workshops are structured, providing you with the necessary skills and techniques to master the craft and are flexible too, allowing you to work on different projects from traditional to contemporary. You can work at your own pace and all materials and tools are provided at the class to get you going.

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Art Textiles: Spring Florals
Apr
6
10:00 am10:00

Art Textiles: Spring Florals

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20.00

'THIS CREATIVE COURSE EXPLORES TEXTILES AS AN ART FORM. YOU WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH TOWARDS TEXTILES IN ORDER TO GAIN A GROUNDING IN A RANGE OF TEXTILE TECHNIQUES WHILST WORKING WITH BOTH TRADITIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS. 

THIS COURSE IS LED BY HARRIET LAWTON, A PRACTICING CONTEMPORARY TEXTILE ARTIST. '

In this workshop we will explore the work of artist Michael Brennand-Wood. We will use a range of techniques including textile collage and embroidery to create a mixed-media floral textile piece.

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Teach Meet
Apr
4
4:00 pm16:00

Teach Meet

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This session will introduce teachers to the Bulging Portfolio of Quentin Blake on exhibition in the gallery and explore ways in which it can be used to engage pupils through practical drawing and literacy-based activities, which can be adapted for use in the classroom.

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An opportunity for primary school teachers and arts co-ordinators to get together with practicing artists in an inspiring gallery setting. 

Through practical activities and group discussions we will share creative ideas for the classroom and provide advice. 

Sessions are free with plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits to keep us going but prior booking is required. 

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Felted Landscapes
Mar
24
10:00 am10:00

Felted Landscapes

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70.00

Working with Valérie Wartelle, resident textile artist, you will be taken through wet felting techniques to create your own felted landscape. You will develop your artwork gradually applying fibres, threads and inserts as one would paint. All materials are provided, and no prior experience of felting is required, just a desire to tap into your creative inner self.

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Letter Press Taster
Mar
14
10:30 am10:30

Letter Press Taster

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65.00

Come and share our love for the Letterpress. Using old school metal and grease machines and creating page layout by hand, you will enjoy one of the most aesthetically pleasing of the printing methods.   

With the support of our expert tutors, students will be introduced to the Letterpress studio, and guided to typeset and print their own piece of work. 

We have an extensive type library, proofing presses, and a beautiful Treadle Press. 

All materials included.

All of our workshops offer the highest quality tuition in a relaxed, welcoming, open and conducive atmosphere. Our workshops are structured, providing you with the necessary skills and techniques to master the craft and are flexible too, allowing you to work on different projects from traditional to contemporary. You can work at your own pace and all materials and tools are provided at the class to get you going.

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Introduction to Mono-printing
Mar
6
Mar 13

Introduction to Mono-printing

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60.00

This is an introductory Monoprinting course designed specifically for those with little or no experience of Monoprinting. You will learn how to produce prints using stencils and other materials and be shown how to make monotypes, often described as the ‘painterly prints’.

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This course is for two weeks and will run on the following dates:

6 March 10:00am - 1:00pm

13 March 10:00am - 1:00pm

Kiln Formed Glass Jewellery
Mar
4
12:30 pm12:30

Kiln Formed Glass Jewellery

  • The Artworks
70.00

Under the expert guidance of glass artist and jewellery maker Liz Danby, make Necklaces, Brooches, Rings, Cufflinks and more. Take away between 5 - 10 beautifully hand made pieces. Courses are delivered in the studios on the second floor. To find out more about your tutor or see some examples of the kind of work you will produce in class please vist click here

 

Included in your course costs are:

All kiln firing costs
All Incidentals
Selection of coloured and plain glass
Your choice of four of the following: 
Necklace
Pair of cufflinks
2 rings
3 brooches

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Kiln Formed Glass Jewellery
Mar
2
10:30 am10:30

Kiln Formed Glass Jewellery

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70.00

Under the expert guidance of glass artist and jewellery maker Liz Danby, make Necklaces, Brooches, Rings, Cufflinks and more. Take away between 5 - 10 beautifully hand made pieces. Courses are delivered in the studios on the second floor. To find out more about your tutor or see some examples of the kind of work you will produce in class please vist click here

 

Included in your course costs are:

All kiln firing costs
All Incidentals
Selection of coloured and plain glass
Your choice of four of the following: 
Necklace
Pair of cufflinks
2 rings
3 brooches

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Bookbinding
Feb
28
10:30 am10:30

Bookbinding

  • The Artworks
65.00

The Artworks Bookbinding Workshops are designed to help you master the craft in the production of original handmade books, repairs and reconstruction through structured practical assignments.

All of our workshops offer the highest quality tuition in a relaxed, welcoming, open and conducive atmosphere. Our workshops are structured, providing you with the necessary skills and techniques to master the craft and are flexible too, allowing you to work on different projects from traditional to contemporary. You can work at your own pace and all materials and tools are provided at the class to get you going.

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Drawing a Day with Sarah O'Boyle - Nature Family Workshop
Feb
25
10:00 am10:00

Drawing a Day with Sarah O'Boyle - Nature Family Workshop

  • The Artworks, Shaw Lodge

Children £2.50 || Adults £5 || Family Workshop 

Stuck for something creative, fun and educational to do with your children or grandchildren during February half-term?

Join artist Sarah O'Boyle at The Artworks for a drawing session inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.

Using a combination of natural objects and traditional art materials, you'll collaborate with your children to create a series of sculptural drawings.

Morning or afternoon sessions available.

For health and safety purposes children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Drawing a Day with Andy Edwards - Satanic Mills
Feb
24
10:00 am10:00

Drawing a Day with Andy Edwards - Satanic Mills

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Ages 15+ || £15

Satanic Mills

Inspired by Blake’s Jerusalem participants will explore the fascinating industrial area around The Artworks Shaw Lodge Mills, and record imagery.

Using projection and collage techniques, participants will be able to create a large scale multimedia piece which celebrates the local industrial architecture and landscape whilst also incorporating text from Jerusalem.

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Drawing a Day with Ben Hall - Alive Drawing!
Feb
22
10:00 am10:00

Drawing a Day with Ben Hall - Alive Drawing!

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Ages 11+ || £15

Alive drawings!

Animation means to give something life, and that is exactly what we will be doing in this workshop: bringing your drawings to life. We will work together on a collaborative narrative using economical methods of animation such as loops and boiling line. Results to be screened at the end of the session with popcorn!

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Drawing a Day with Kristyna Baczynski - Zines at the Ready, Set, Go!
Feb
17
10:00 am10:00

Drawing a Day with Kristyna Baczynski - Zines at the Ready, Set, Go!

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Age 14+ || £15

Zines At The Ready, Set, Go!

Create your own self-published book with zine-maker and illustrator Kristyna Baczynski. Zines can really be about anything, from outlandish and imaginary tales to confessions and secret obsessions. Whether it’s a precious pocket-sized pamphlet or a gigantic fold-out map, this workshop will help you generate zine ideas and take them from brain to paper. We will learn bookmaking techniques, experiment with writing and drawing prompts and explore reproduction methods to create a library of one-day-wonder zines made by attendees. 

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Letter Press Taster
Feb
14
10:30 am10:30

Letter Press Taster

  • The Artworks
65.00

Come and share our love for the Letterpress. Using old school metal and grease machines and creating page layout by hand, you will enjoy one of the most aesthetically pleasing of the printing methods.   

With the support of our expert tutors, students will be introduced to the Letterpress studio, and guided to typeset and print their own piece of work. 

We have an extensive type library, proofing presses, and a beautiful Treadle Press. 

All materials included.

All of our workshops offer the highest quality tuition in a relaxed, welcoming, open and conducive atmosphere. Our workshops are structured, providing you with the necessary skills and techniques to master the craft and are flexible too, allowing you to work on different projects from traditional to contemporary. You can work at your own pace and all materials and tools are provided at the class to get you going.

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Drawing a Day with Beth Dawson - Quentin Blake and Me
Feb
10
10:00 am10:00

Drawing a Day with Beth Dawson - Quentin Blake and Me

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Ages 7-12 || £7.50

Quentin Blake and Me

A paper doll and puppet workshop using Quentin Blake's best loved characters for inspiration. 

This workshop is now sold out.

 

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Primary Art and Design Teach Meet
Feb
7
4:00 pm16:00

Primary Art and Design Teach Meet

  • The Artworks
0.00

An opportunity for primary school teachers and arts co-ordinators to get together with practicing artists in an inspiring gallery setting. 

Through practical activities and group discussions we will share creative ideas for the classroom and provide advice. 

Sessions are free with plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits to keep us going but prior booking is required. 

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In this session we will focus on drawing with young people. 

Drawing a Day with Andy Black - Invented Landscapes
Feb
4
10:00 am10:00

Drawing a Day with Andy Black - Invented Landscapes

  • The Artworks

Adult £10 || Child £7.50  Family Workshop 

Invented Landscapes/ Built Worlds

Making a drawing is a kind of magic - the flat paper becomes a space, a mark becomes an object and the artist controls an arena of infinite possibilities: a constructor of worlds. This workshop aims to create a large-scale collaborative drawing. Participants will develop their own individual motifs then work together to construct an invented landscape.

 

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 Bookbinding
Jan
31
10:30 am10:30

Bookbinding

  • The Artworks
65.00

The Artworks Bookbinding Workshops are designed to help you master the craft in the production of original handmade books, repairs and reconstruction through structured practical assignments.

All of our workshops offer the highest quality tuition in a relaxed, welcoming, open and conducive atmosphere. Our workshops are structured, providing you with the necessary skills and techniques to master the craft and are flexible too, allowing you to work on different projects from traditional to contemporary. You can work at your own pace and all materials and tools are provided at the class to get you going.

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