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Art appreciation: out of the ordinary

Posted on: 21 July 2022

You will be learning about different types of Outsider Art; art done by those not constrained by the norms of culture or society. You will explore the work of specific artists, learning how to discuss… More

Autumn craft course

Posted on: 12 July 2022

Working with a variety of materials, you will create individual craft pieces with Autumnal th More

Bookbinding for all

Posted on: 4 August 2022

You will learn how to create a Mini casement bound book that can be used as a label or tree decoration. You will learn how to prepare your materials, sew your page block and build… More

Christmas Mini-books for labels or decorations

Posted on: 4 August 2022

This is a relaxed group running for 5 weeks for those who wish to explore aspects of bookbinding as a creative craft. This is a course suitable for all levels; any existing skills are welcomed… More

Christmas Print making

Posted on: 4 August 2022

You will playfully create Christmas themed prints using basic printmaking techniques that you can then apply to exploring the world of printmaking.  More

Christmas printmaking

Posted on: 7 July 2022

You will playfully create Christmas themed prints using basic printmaking techniques that you can then apply to exploring the world of printmaking.  More

Creative sketch booking

Posted on: 21 July 2022

You will be learning different creative techniques like drawing, doodling, painting, printing, collage and collection, as well as mixed media approaches. You will use a selection of these techniques that you prefer to make work… More

Creative textiles: funky bags

Posted on: 21 July 2022

You will be learning different creative textile techniques like applique, machine patchwork, fabric painting/printing, simple embroidery, and embellishment. You will use a selection of these techniques that you prefer to make a funky and unique… More

Design and make a seasonal wreath

Posted on: 7 July 2022

1. Explore design ideas and practice making sample designs using plant material. 2. Select appropriate plant material and find out methods to construct a wreath. 3. Learn how to keep the plants healthy. 4. Choose… More

Drawing and mixed media

Posted on: 6 July 2022

You will be exploring ways of looking and seeing. You will be trying a variety of activities, include using a range of techniques for painting and drawing. Mixed media involves using more than one medium… More

Drawing for pleasure

Posted on: 6 July 2022

Over the five weeks, the course will look at how to do quick sketches, how to refine your work, use shading techniques and composition, by looking at landscapes, still life and proportions of the body… More

Explore drawing

Posted on: 21 July 2022

You will be trying a variety of tasks and drawing techniques including using pencils and pens, charcoal and pastels, pen and brush with inks. You will work with the visual elements of line, tone, texture… More

Exploring bookbinding

Posted on: 7 July 2022

You will learn the core techniques that you can then apply to exploring the world of creative book-craft.  More

Get creative with art

Posted on: 6 July 2022

Each week a different theme will be the starting point for your own artwork, which you can explore in your own way or using ideas and techniques suggested and demonstrated by your tutor. You will… More

Painting pets

Posted on: 7 July 2022

These are short interactive courses aimed at building your skills and knowledge for developing your understanding around form. They include practical elements and an opportunity to have live discussions with your tutor and others on… More

Plants and seeds for free

Posted on: 7 July 2022

1. Observe how to and then practice making more plants for free from cuttings and seeds. 2. Select appropriate flower/plant material and find out methods to dry these. 3. Make a flower/plant press. 4. Choose… More

Pottery: Christmas decorations from air drying clay

Posted on: 6 July 2022

This is an interactive course. You will be learning about the basic properties of air-dry clay and how to use it to model by hand or using tools and surface decoration techniques to make a… More

Pottery for all

Posted on: 21 July 2022

You will be learning about the basic properties of clay and how to prepare it, hand techniques including modelling and building, using the potter’s wheel, decorative techniques, uses of glazes and slips, tools, tips and… More

Pottery for beginners

Posted on: 7 July 2022

This is a fun course learning how to work creatively with clay. You will learn about: Selecting materials to use. Organising your resources. Preparing your work area. Making a finished item. How to work safely. More

Pottery: have a go have a throw

Posted on: 6 July 2022

This is a two session interactive course aimed at learning the basics of using a potter’s wheel. You will be learning about the basic properties of clay, how to prepare it for use on the… More

Pottery: have a go have a throw

Posted on: 6 July 2022

This is a two session interactive course aimed at learning the basics of using a potter’s wheel. You will be learning about the basic properties of clay, how to prepare it for use on the… More

Print making: christmas cards

Posted on: 6 July 2022

You will be making several personalised Christmas cards. You will be trying a range of activities: stencil making, cutting, Printing using pressprint and monoprint techniques to make your unique cards. More

Printmaking: discover collagraph

Posted on: 7 July 2022

You will learn the core skills of a Printmaker and the application of those skills in Intaglio Printmaking. As part of this you will learn: Platemaking Inking-up and wiping techniques Paper choice and preparation Setting… More

Printmaking: discover Collograph printmaking

Posted on: 4 August 2022

You will learn the core skills of a Printmaker and the application of those skills in Intaglio Printmaking. As part of this you will learn: Platemaking Inking-up and wiping techniques Paper choice and preparation Setting… More

Printmaking: Drypoint printmaking

Posted on: 4 August 2022

You will learn how to prepare your plate through drawing onto a perspex or metal plate, before inking up and passing it through a press, to transfer your drawing on to paper. More

Printmaking: Eco printing

Posted on: 7 July 2022

These are short interactive online live courses aimed at building your skills and knowledge for developing your understanding around. They include practical elements and an opportunity to have live discussions with your tutor and others… More

Printmaking for all

Posted on: 6 July 2022

You will be making several personalised images using printmaking techniques. You will be trying a range of activities: stencil making, cutting, Printing using pressprint and monoprint techniques to make your unique prints. You will also… More

Stained glass: christmas angels

Posted on: 6 July 2022

You will be making two Christmas angels in stained glass. You will be trying a range of activities: stencil making, glass cutting and grinding, copper foiling, soldering to make your decorations. More

Stained glass: tree decorations

Posted on: 6 July 2022

You will be making two Christmas tree decorations. You will be trying a range of activities: stencil making, glass cutting and grinding, copper foiling, soldering to make your decorations More

Still life drawing

Posted on: 6 July 2022

You will be learning drawing and painting skills to make a finished painting or drawing using the media of your choice. You will be learning proportion, perspective, composition, measurement techniques to make your finished image. More

Christmas decorations with textiles

Posted on: 6 July 2022

You will be learning about varied making and surface decoration techniques to make a range of Christmas decorations using cloth, thread and trims like buttons and beads. It is an interactive one session course aimed… More