AL7512

Art matters

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone who is being supported on a day-to-day basis, but who is hoping to be more independent in their daily life.

Come along and make paintings, collages and sculptures of butterflies, owls, flowers and fish.

No experience necessary. Make unique objects to brighten your room up and make you smile. Taught in a fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere

Course content

You will be using a wide range of media, paint, fabrics, plastics, glitter, ribbons and feathers to make your unique creations

Support and feedback

The Tutor or Learning Support Assistant will talk to you at each session and discuss your progress and enjoyment with you. You or a scribe will note your feedback on an individual learning plan

Additional costs and requirements

Just bring yourself and enthusiasm

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

No, but it would be great to hear that you are enjoying trying the activities at home

About the tutor

Harry Roberts currently works on Art and Design courses and a range of Art/music based ALDD courses for Learn Devon. For two months over the summer he works for a language company at Shebbear College, teaching English and Sport to French students.

Prior to this he worked for North Devon College for 12 years as a Fine Art Lecturer and Tutor. Before this he had four artist-in-residence positions in the UK and was International Research Fellow at Exeter College of Art and Frankfurt Akademie, and Junior Fellow at South Glamorgan University.

Harry has a PGCE from the University of Reading and a BA Hons (Ist class) from the Polytechnic Wolverhampton and Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lyon.

His current area of interest is in using paper pulp, dyes and oil paint to create large constructions that straddle the line between painting and sculpture. The current series of five works has taken four years and is due for exhibition next year.

He has held one-man shows at most large cities in the UK including two in London and has won 12 awards and prizes at local and national exhibitions and was awarded the gold medal in Fine Art in Newport, Wales.

His work is in various public and private collections including; Tarmac, Granada Television and three LEA collections.

When he was a student his tutor was Anish Kapoor.

‘I love showing people new things and materials and helping them develop their skills. I believe everyone has a creative ability. We all drew before we could speak but sometimes this creative ability gets lost or buried. I like people to find what they never really knew they had.’

Harry Roberts. Art, Craft and Design Tutor, Learn Devon.

DayWednesday
Start date17 Jan 2018
End date28 Mar 2018
Start time14:30
End time16:30
Cost£60
Concessions not available