Workshops and Lectures

How the Romans And Greeks viewed Women - Looking at the Evidence of Sculpture and Pottery

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Tutor: Deborah Day
Wednesday 27th Mar from 10:00 to 12:00
Cost £10

Women – approximately 50% of the population then and now of course, but were they revered, or viewed as little more than chattels? Original, as well as later Roman copies, of female sculpted figures, and many everyday objects such as water jugs provide us with insight into our ancient classical ancestors. Who was the first female nude? What private amusements did women enjoy? These and other aspects of life will be considered.

Printmaking Fun - Lino Cutting

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Tutor: Anna Pye
Saturday 9th Feb from 10:00 to 16:00
Cost £35

Come along and discover the fun of lino cutting and printing. You will need an apron, your pencil case, a small wooden spoon, a pack of Everyday Value baby wipes from Tesco, a craft cutting mat if you have one and any design ideas (photos/ pictures/sketchbook). A bold and simple design works best for lino cutting. I have plenty of books and ideas to inspire you. You will learn about the papers, inks and tools used, to design and cut a lino block and to print using hand methods. Student Kit charge is £10, payable to your tutor on the day. Your kit will include all you need to use on the day.

Writing Fillers and Features for Magazines

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Tutor: Elizabeth Barber
Monday 18th Feb from 10:00 to 15:00
Cost £25

On this writing workshop we will consider how to target and write for the printed media. If you’ve always wanted to write a feature or short story for a magazine, this is an opportunity to work on something to submit. We will be looking in particular at writing in different genres including the popular 'twist in the tale' construction for short stories. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced writer, we look forward to welcoming you in a friendly and supportive group. Bring a packed lunch. Beverages and cakes will be provided.

Paper Making for Beginners

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Tutor: Lucy Sugden
Saturday 2nd Mar from 10:00 to 12:00
Cost £45

A two session workshop where we will recycle paper embedding petals, scents and colour into the pulp to make new pieces of paper. Once dried we will turn the paper into works of art, cards and gift tags during the second session on 9th March. A beginner class for those who enjoy crafting, creating and exploring new techniques and ideas. Course fee includes all materials.

Felt making for Beginners

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Tutor: Lucy Sugden
Saturday 30th Mar from 13:00 to 15:00
Cost £27

Learn how to make felt. This workshop is suitable for students who want to learn how to make felt using the wet felting process. During the workshop you will learn how to construct a piece of felt and make your own nature inspired felt art work. Course fee includes all materials.

Pierre Bonnard 1867-1947

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Tutor: Fiona Lucraft
Saturday 6th Apr from 10:30 to 15:30
Cost £25

Explore the life and work of Pierre Bonnard, a founding member of the Nabis group of artists and contemporary of Matisse who maintained “Bonnard is a great artist for our time and, naturally, for posterity.” Study Bonnard’s figurative, landscape and still life paintings, learn about his creative process, consider his influences and examine his radiant use of colour. This study day coincides with the major Tate Modern exhibition of Bonnard’s work “The Colour of Memory” (January-May 2019). Please bring a packed lunch.

Family Felt making

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Tutor: Lucy Sugden
Saturday 6th Apr from 10:00 to 12:00
Cost £27

Enjoy learning the wet felt making process together in this session aimed at adults and children aged 8yrs and above together. Perfect parent and son or daughter, or grandparent and grandchildren time together while learning something new. Working together learn how to make felt producing two Easter/Spring inspired pieces of felt. Course fee includes all materials and is per child. Limit of two children with an adult.