Classes/Workshops

Teaching Room

Summer Term Programme

To book a place on the course please click on the course title or tutors names, which will take you to the Contacting the tutors page to make your booking. 


 

Quick Start Art™ Oil Painting Workshop

Sat 23rd April  - 10am – 5pm
£75 per workshop (10% discount for
returning students) materials inc.
Tutor: Rob Lunn

Capture the beauty of everyday objects in oils. Perfect for the complete beginner or experienced hobbyist, the workshop guides you through each stage of the alla prima painting process, breaking it down to easily digestible chunks. Just turn up in clothes you don't mind getting a bit messy and walk away with a painting - armed with the knowledge necessary to continue your own painting journey. Course includes a complementary full-colour handbook covering the entire workshop to enable you to carry on at home, an overview of which materials to use and why and a buyer's guide to help you make the right choices first time and save money.
 

Quick Start Art™ Oil Painting +PLUS Workshop

Saturday 24th April – 10am  - 5pm
£60 per workshop inc. materials
Tutor: Rob Lunn

 

Capture the beauty of everyday objects in oils with the alla prima painting process. Build upon the lessons learnt in the one-day Quick Start Oil Painting Workshop with a more complicated composition. All materials included, but students are encouraged to choose and bring along their own still-life subjects to paint. Only open to previous Quick Start Art Oil Painting students.

Quick Start Art™ Life Drawing Workshops

£50 per workshop inc. materials (10% discount for returning students)
Tutor: Rob Lunn

Follow the lesson all day or choose to go freestyle in the afternoon, it’s up to you!
 

Life Drawing Workshop 02: Cross-hatching (the art of form without smudging!)

Sat 26th March  – 10am  - 5pm
Tutor: Rob Lunn

 
Gain greater control of your shadows by learning to shade your drawings with cross-hatching. Each of the 9 Life Drawing workshops is standalone and focuses on a different technique. Combined they give a breadth of experience that gives you a formidable foundation of knowledge. As with my other workshops ALL materials are included for the day. There are even some specially designed tools and cheat-sheets for you to take away. The day is split into a morning session and an afternoon session. Focusing on a technique in the morning session, the longer afternoon pose is where you can choose to go freestyle. The choice is yours!
 

Life Drawing Workshop 03: Perspective and foreshortening (stacking it)

Sat 21st May  – 10am  - 5pm
Tutor: Rob Lunn

Sign-up and support Alzheimer’s Society! All profits from this workshop go to the charity. Extended to 24 places. Book now!.
Each of the 9 Life Drawing workshops is standalone and focuses on a different technique. Combined they give a breadth of experience that gives you a formidable foundation of knowledge. As with my other workshops ALL materials are included for the day. There are even some specially designed tools and cheat-sheets for you to take away.The day is split into a morning session and an afternoon session. Focusing on a technique in the morning session, the longer afternoon pose is where you can choose to go freestyle. The choice is yours!
 

Life Drawing Workshop 04: Dramatic lighting (chiaroscuro)

Sat 25th June  – 10am  - 5pm
Tutor: Rob Lunn 

Add emotion and intensity to your drawings by learning to use dramatic lighting in your compositions. Each of the 9 Life Drawing workshops is standalone and focuses on a different technique. Combined they give a breadth of experience that gives you a formidable foundation of knowledge. As with my other workshops ALL materials are included for the day. There are even some specially designed tools and cheat-sheets for you to take away.The day is split into a morning session and an afternoon session. Focusing on a technique in the morning session, the longer afternoon pose is where you can choose to go freestyle. The choice is yours!
 

Life Drawing Workshop 05: Flowing forms (capturing movement with line)

Sat 30th July  – 10am  - 5pm
Tutor: Rob Lunn 

Loosen-up your style and depict the essence of the moving form in simple but expressive drawings. Each of the 9 Life Drawing workshops is standalone and focuses on a different technique. Combined they give a breadth of experience that gives you a formidable foundation of knowledge. As with my other workshops ALL materials are included for the day. There are even some specially designed tools and cheat-sheets for you to take away. The day is split into a morning session and an afternoon session. Focusing on a technique in the morning session, the longer afternoon pose is where you can choose to go freestyle. The choice is yours!
 

Life Drawing Workshop 06: Working in reverse (rubbers and negative space)

Saturday 20th August  – 10am  - 5pm
Tutor: Rob Lunn 

Start your drawings with a different approach and learn to rethink the way you observe the subject.Each of the 9 Life Drawing workshops is standalone and focuses on a different technique. Combined they give a breadth of experience that gives you a formidable foundation of knowledge. As with my other workshops ALL materials are included for the day. There are even some specially designed tools and cheat-sheets for you to take away. The day is split into a morning session and an afternoon session. Focusing on a technique in the morning session, the longer afternoon pose is where you can choose to go freestyle. The choice is yours!
 

Life Drawing for All Levels

Tues 19th April – 12th July (Half Term 31st May)
2pm – 4.30pm
£195 or £90 for 6 weeks inc. materials exc. paper
Tutor: Felicity Bowers

This class is suitable for all abilities and provides a friendly environment that supports and encourages absolute beginners, creatively challenges those who want to improve their drawing and gives a framework for artists who want to further their creative practice. Individual attention is given to assess each student's needs and provide them with the appropriate level of instruction. I use a range of exercises and games designed to develop eye to hand coordination and enhance the process of seeing. Tuition also includes some information on anatomy. Over the term there is a variety of models and different lengths of poses ranging from 5 minutes or less to an hour or more.

 

Saturday Life Drawing Workshop

Sat 16th April  -  10.30am – 4.30pm
£38 inc. materials
Tutor: Felicity Bowers

 

 
A whole day of drawing with a variety of lengths of poses. I offer a range of exercises and games designed to develop eye to hand coordination and enhance the process of seeing. There is also the opportunity to make some longer and more considered drawings. Basic materials provided, plus a small charge for paper.
 

Summer School in Life Drawing and Painting

Fri 15th July – Sun 17th July 
10.30am – 4.30pm daily
£110 or £38 per day inc. materials
Tutor: Felicity Bowers

 

 Three days of intensive life drawing and painting. A chance to really get to grips with the subject and make real progress.

 

Life Drawing and Painting Class

 

Mon 18th April – 18th July (Half Term 30th May)
7pm – 9.30pm
£12.00 per class not inc. materials
Tutor: Charlotte Edge

Drawing and painting from the Life model offers time to explore your creative abilities in a supportive and energetic atmosphere. The class opens with quick studies before settling down to a period of quiet, concentrated work for the main pose; this main pose is held over the following one or two weeks. Tutoring is available to the individual, either to help beginners or as useful feedback for the competent artist. All abilities are welcome.


Mandala Painting Workshop

Sat 7th May
10.30am – 4.30pm
£40.00 inc. materials
Tutor: Sally Pucill

Mandalas are circular geometric designs often used for contemplation and meditation. Be through the traditional principles of geometry to design your own Mandala on paper using ruler and compass, followed by colour application using fine brushes with watercolour and gouache. Full tuition will be given and all tools and materials provided. Suitable for all levels, although an ability to work with detail is important.

Mexican Portrait Painting Workshop

Sun 17th April
10.30am – 4.30pm
£40.00 inc. materials
Tutor: Sally Pucill

In this practical workshop, we will be exploring the colourful world of Mexican painting, creating small painted portraits in the distinctive style of Frida Kahlo and the votive paintings that inspired her work. Bring with you a portrait photograph of yourself, some photos of personal mementos and events, plus a favourite text or poem. Full guidance will be given and all materials will be provided. Suitable for all levels.

Indian Miniature Painting Workshop

Sunday 26 June 2016
10.30am - 4.30pm
£40 incl. all materials
Tutor: Sally Pucill

Explore the colourful world of Indian miniature painting with full instructions in traditional painting methods and brush techniques. Complete the day with a beautiful miniature of your own. 

Long Pose Class

Tue 19th April – 5th July (Half Term 27th May)
10am – 1pm
£10 per session materials not inc.
Tutor: Sue Larner

This is an untutored friendly life drawing class. The Life Model holds the one pose for one whole session and is heavily lit. All abilities are welcome. No need to book, this is a drop in class. Bring your own materials.
 

Life Drawing Workshop 1

Sun 8th May
10.30am – 3pm
£40 inc. materials 
Tutor: Sue Larner

This is an intensive drawing class using the Life Model as inspiration to make ART. We will be discovering new ways to make marks and respond to the pose using many exercises to enhance our normal practice & introduce new confident ways in to drawing the human form. This workshop will benefit artists who regularly draw from life, artists who don't and complete beginners. All materials are provided including paper. Be prepared to work hard!  Bring lunch to share, hummus salads bread etc

Life Drawing Workshop Dance and Colour

Sun 12th June
10.30am – 3pm
£40 inc. materials
Tutor: Sue Larner

The life model will be dancing and we will use colour and instinctive marks to interpret the human form in movement In the last part of the workshop one drawing will be worked on using ink, paint and collage All abilities are welcome. Bring lunch to share, hummus salads bread etc

Drawing from Life

Mon 18th Apr – 4th July (Half Term 30th May)
10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm
£220 for the course not inc. materials 
Tutor: Saied Dai and Charlotte Sorapure

Intensive drawing classes for those keen to learn. The course is aimed towards those who are looking to establish a firm and intelligent foundation for a lifetime of creative practice. The subject is presented so that real benefit will be available to the least experienced whilst also extending the most gifted.

 

Ceramics and Sculpture

 Trevor Lillstone and Lorna Bode.  Simple throwing and handbuiilding workshops.  At least 2 pots fired and glazed for you.

Tutor: Trevor Lillistone  

 

Creative Ceramics with Lorna Bode

Flexible dates and times; £20 per hour
Tutor: Lorna Bode

 

Lorna provides individual or group tuition in a variety of hand building techniques. Come and play with clay. You can learn slabbing, coiling and use moulds to make objects. Prices include all materials and firing. 

Intro to Pottery Workshops, Handbuilding & Throwing

Fri 6th May 1pm – 4pm,
Sat 7th May 10am – 1pm
£40 per workshop inc. materials
Tutor: Trevor Lillistone and Lorna Bode

Half day introductory workshops suitable for complete beginners and covering both throwing and hand building techniques. Max. 4 students for each workshop.

Life Sculpture

Wed 20th April – 6th July
10am – 1pm or
1.45pm – 4.45pm
£198 + £12 materials 
Tutor: Sue Larner

 
The Life Model holds the one pose for 3-4 weeks. Clay, direct ciment fondu and wire are used to discover the human form in three dimensions. We will also tackle the portrait head, the relief and casting our sculpture. All abilities are welcome. All materials are provided.
 

Sculpture

Wed 20th April – 6th July
6.30pm – 9.30pm
£144 + £16 materials 
Tutor: Sue Larner

 

This is an untutored sculpture class for experienced Sculptors who want to experiment using the human form as a starting point.
 

Printmaking

Printmaking by Hand

Sat 11th June
10.30am – 4.30pm
£43 inc materials
Tutor: Felicity Bowers 

Explore the art of printmaking with a minimum of equipment.



Applied arts and mixed media

Photogrpahy and Film Processing - Taster Sessions/tutored workshops 

£15 per hour/£12 students Materials inc.  
Max 2 people per session
Times and Dates negotiable
Tutor : Jez Truelove

Taster Sessions provide a hands on introduction to film processing and basic printing techniques.  Alternatively, itis possible to focues on an aspect of darkroom work, such as basic split grade printing or toning. 

 

Professional development

Mentoring Service for Students of Painting
Tutor: Brian Elwell

First session free with no obligation to follow up. Subsequent sessions £20 an hour. If you need help with all aspects of your work. Advice about materials, subject matter, colour and composition, or your current practice.

Children

Children’s and Teen Summer Art Club

8th August - 12th August
Monday to Friday
9.30am – 3.30pm (early and late pick up available)
Tutor Name: Funky Art House

Children’s Art Club £35 per day inc. Materials
Teen Art Club: £38 per day inc. Materials
Early bird discounts available as well as discounts for booking the full week.

Keep the kids and teens entertained over the holidays by exploring a variety of arts and crafts in a real Artists’ Studio Centre - mosaic, clay, textiles, print, drawing, painting, felting and more. Pupils will learn about local and historical artists and take inspiration from these to produce their own unique pieces of art. A great way to spend the holidays having fun, making new friends & learning new creative skills. Teen Art Club covers more advanced artistic techniques and projects.

Special Offers: £20 Discount for booking the full week. Pupils will also receive a sketchbook to document their creations and will get the chance to work towards a special showcase of their work. Early bird discounts also available. 

Children’s After School Art Club, Ages 7-11

Thursday 21st April - 14th July
Half Term Date: 26/06/16 and 09/06/16 (2 weeks off)
5.30pm – 6.30pm
£66 for the full term inc. Materials
Tutor: Funky Art House

Each Term Pupils will have the opportunity to explore a different area of art and design. Artistic topics include drawing, painting, textiles, clay, paper-crafts, illustration, architecture, animation, print and more. Pupils will learn new skills, investigate a number of artists and designers work and creative professions and document their creations in their own sketchbook. Students will also get the chance to visit art exhibitions, enter art competitions and exhibit their own work in art showcases.

Children’s Saturday Art Club, Ages 7-11

23rd April, 7th May, 21st May, 11th June, 25th June, 9th July
Half Term Date: 4th June
11am – 12.30pm
£54 for the full term inc. Materials
Tutor: Funky Art House

Each Term Pupils will have the opportunity to explore a different area of art and design. Artistic topics include drawing, painting, textiles, clay, paper-crafts, illustration, architecture, animation, print and more. Pupils will learn new skills, investigate a number of artists and designers work and creative professions and document their creations in their own sketchbook. Students will also get the chance to visit art exhibitions, enter art competitions and exhibit their own work in art showcases.

Saturday Art Club, Ages 11-14

23rd April, 7th May, 21st May, 11th June, 25th June, 9th July
Half Term Date: 4th June
1.30pm – 3pm
£63 for the full term inc. Materials
Tutor: Funky Art House

Each Term Pupils will have the opportunity to explore a different area of art and design. Artistic topics include drawing, painting, textiles, clay, paper-crafts, illustration, architecture, animation, print and more. Pupils will learn new skills, investigate a number of artists and designers work and creative professions and document their creations in their own sketchbook. Students will also get the chance to visit art exhibitions, enter art competitions and exhibit their own work in art showcases.

 

Saturday Art Club, Ages 14-17

23rd April, 7th May, 21st May, 11th June, 25th June, 9th July 
Half Term Date: 4th June
3.30m – 5pm
£54 for the full term inc. Materials
Tutor: Funky Art House

Art classes for older teens interested in extending their creative studies. Students will cover a number of mediums- clay, textiles, print, painting etc, to give the pupils a chance to develop a range of creative skills. Alongside this, the tutor will also cover skills which would enhance GCSE and A-Level studies such as drawing and documentation skills. The tutor will also give guidance on skills needed for the GCSE/A’Level syllabus such as researching and taking inspiration from other artists’. (Please note you do not need to be taking GCSE or A’level art/photography to join this group but do need to be 14).

‘Home-Made’ Craft Course

Weds 20th April 0 14th July
Half Term Date: 25/06/16 & 08/06/16 (2 weeks off)
11am – 1pm
£154 for the full term inc. Materials
Tutor: Funky Art House

A unique course covering a variety of craft techniques and projects each term - mosaics, soft furnishings, seasonal decorations, clay, weaving, paper-crafts, felting, print and more. Projects have an emphasis on making one of a kind, practical items that can be used in your home, as gifts or to wear. Learn new skills and make new friends along the way in our very relaxed, popular class. Most materials included, all abilities welcome.