Workshops and Lectures

Writing Fiction Workshop

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Tutor: Rosemary Hayes
Friday 19th Jan from 09:30 to 16:00
Cost £35

Everyone is welcome at this fun, relaxed and mutually supportive full day’s workshop aimed at firing your imagination and releasing your inner novelist! Students who attended the Autumn course will also be offered short one-to-one sessions with the tutor during the day to discuss their work in progress. Bring writing materials and a packed lunch.

New Year Spring Time Floral Workshop

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Tutor: Helen Allen
Saturday 20th Jan from 10:00 to 13:00
Cost £36

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED. A morning creating a lovely New Year floral arrangement using spring flowers, bulbs, foliage and twigs. All materials are included in the course fee. You just need to bring strong scissors, a Binbag and wipes for your hands. An apron is advisable. Note: please let us know of any plant allergies or medical needs when you enrol The images are for general reference. The completed design will vary due to materials available on the day.

Visual Magic in the Musicals

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Tutor: Christopher Budd
Thursday 25th Jan from 10:30 to 12:30
Cost £10

Forget futuristic cities and giant apes - the true pioneers of visual effects in the movies were the musicals. In the glory days of the studio system Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly were involved in an artistic arms race to put the most ingenious dance routines on screen. Join writer, teacher, and musician Christopher Budd for an appreciation of blue screens, rotating stages, and two extraordinarily talented men.

Mosaic Taster

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Tutor: Claire Costello
Saturday 27th Jan from 10:00 to 13:00
Cost £30

This taster session is a great introduction to the art of mosaics. Students will mosaic a shape such as hearts, flowers or fishes. These can be used as hanging decorations or mounted in a frame. No experience necessary and all materials are provided.

Making Your Writing Sparkle

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Tutor: Elizabeth Barber
Monday 12th Feb from 10:00 to 15:00
Cost £25

Do you have a piece of writing that could be improved? Even if you have no writing of your own to bring, you can come along and enjoy working with others in a supportive and friendly group. It is an opportunity to have fun with editing by adding that extra sparkle. We look forward to welcoming you whether you are a beginner or an experienced writer. Bring a packed lunch. Beverages and cakes will be provided. For more information contact Elizabeth Barber on [email protected]

Introduction to Dry Point on Acetate - including Chine Colle

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Tutor: Curwen Print Study Centre Tutors
Saturday 24th Feb from 10:00 to 15:00
Cost £70

Create an A5 image using acetate. Learn how to use a drypoint needle to incise line and textured marks into the acetate, creating detailed images. Experiment with sanding, cutting and layering your acetate plate to create varied experimental images. Learn how to use chîne collé to add new shape and colour. Suitable for all abilities. Cost includes all materials. To enrol visit: www.curwenprintstudy.co.uk or call 01223 892380

Ikebana Workshop

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Tutor: Yukiko Isono
Saturday 24th Mar from 10:00 to 13:00
Cost £25

You will be introduced to Ikebana, the Japanese Art of Flower arrangement, both shoinbana, traditional Koryu Seika style ikebana, and jiyuuka freestyle ikebana, how Ikebana relates to nature and the four seasons. Your tutor will discuss Ikebana and Western flower arrangement and demonstrate different style of ikebana. By the end of the workshop you will have the opportunity to: ?learn about ikebana ?learn to practice and enjoy basic ikebana ?take your own ikebana arrangement home

Floral Topiary Cone Workshop

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Tutor: Helen Allen
Saturday 12th May from 10:00 to 13:00
Cost £38

A fashionable floral cone topiary in a pot including early summer flowers, moss and succulents. You will learn some gluing and wiring skills as part of the design. All materials are included in the course fee. You just need to bring strong scissors, a Binbag and wipes for your hands. An apron is advisable. Note: please let us know of any plant allergies or medical needs when you enrol The images are for general reference. The completed design will vary due to materials available on the day.

Further Monoprinting using Textures and Found Objects

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Tutor: Curwen Print Study Centre Tutors
Saturday 12th May from 10:00 to 15:00
Cost £70

Learn how to use found textured objects and materials to create original multi coloured and layered A4 sized image. Experiment with ghost or shadow prints, masking, reduction prints, counter proofs and building layered images for unique results. Learn how to add Drypoint pieces to produce hybrid prints. Suitable for all abilities. Cost includes all materials. To enrol visit: www.curwenprintstudy.co.uk or call 01223 892380

Cardboard Cut Printing

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Tutor: Curwen Print Study Centre Tutors
Saturday 13th Jul from 10:00 to 15:00
Cost £70

Investigating the qualities of card for relief printing by cutting and tearing the board to make your own unique print. Use the layered textures to print beautiful varied and subtle images. Print by hand or use the press. Cost includes all materials. To enrol visit: www.curwenprintstudy.co.uk or call 01223 892380