Courses beginning end of October/start of November
This mixed media art course is a great way to learn and develop your drawing and painting and explore different mediums. In each session, your tutor will guide you in fun new arty exercises using a variety of mediums. You’ll get to try your hand at drawing and painting a variety of items from animals to portraiture. By the end of the course, you will have gained some fantastic new ideas and skills to inspire you. If you have ever been curious about mixed media art this is for you. If you love everything painty and colourful come and have a go!
It could get messy so we recommend you bring an apron or wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on. Other than that all the materials are included for you.
This intensive course offers beginners and more advanced painters a unique opportunity to gain basic building blocks to produce an oil painting. You will be given practical advice such as choosing the right materials and setting out your palette.
Marcin begins by showing how to make meaningful sketches for paintings. You will be encouraged to observe the still life and experiment. Participants will focus on colour mixing, composition, form, tonal values, colour relationships and identification. This workshop is taught mostly on one to one basis with tutor coming around to each person helping them to overcome obstacles. The teaching will include looking at the work of the modern masters such as van Gogh, Matisse, Morandi, Dibenkorn to analyse their techniques and strategies.
All materials are provided.
Over the course, your tutor will (re)introduce you to the fascinating world of watercolours, including: an introduction to the materials, techniques, and use of colour. With inspiration from other artist's work, and from still life. The focus is on becoming more expressive and relaxed with your brush. It is also ideal if you have attended a watercolour series and wish to return.
This fun and informative printing course begins with two different types of printing techniques, and then gives you the opportunity to choose which one to focus on for the rest of the course. With plenty of tuition and guidance to turn your ideas into prints.
You can also explore combining Lino and Mono to develop your work.
Suitable for beginners and those with some experience who wish to develop their skills. It is also ideal if you have attended a print series and wish to return
A short intensive painting course in which each session we will explore technique tuition based on styles of old and new masters from Botticelli through Turner to Hockney.
We will mainly work in acrylic but explore traditional techniques such as stumbling and glazing, as well as more expressive, or more restrained, contemporary techniques.
This wonderful, colourful and unique art form allows you to find or develop your creativity. A unique and expressive way of creating art that can be playful as well as thought provoking. Diana will guide you through the craftsmanship of building you art piece as well as how to bring in your own personality and visual voice.
Led by Tim Bye
This is drawing with an emphasis on relaxation and fun through mark-making!
Drawing together (pun intended!) you will have room to explore ideas; try out new styles; and have space to sketch and scribble in a light-hearted and friendly atmosphere.
Throwing on the Wheel
Various times throughout the week
This is our most popular offering and places fill quickly.
Unleash your inner creative self with our project-based courses!
Suitable to both, complete beginners and more advanced potters, you’ll learn the intricacies of slabs, coils and pinch pots, exploring a range of forms, textures and colours to create your own unique works.
Learn the basics of sculpture with Loretta. Past projects have included both animal figures and human forms. You’ll work from books and online images to create lifelike, fully 3-dimensional work.
Throwing on the Wheel Saturday Workshops
2.5 Hour sessions morning or afternoon
Seasonal Friday Evening Workshops
A fun night out making something joyful
Using simple handbuilding techniques, let our tutor Natalie guide you to making your own customised, fully functional mug.
You can decorate these with coloured slips and they will be glazed and fired for you to collect in a month’s time. A perfect present!
Make your own spooky illuminator in time for Hallowe’en! Whether it’s a pumpkin, a vampire or a spider’s web (or your own creation) your illuminator will allow a tea-light to shine through creating the perfect scary window display.
This will be fully glazed and ready before 31st October
As the nights grow longer, we’ll show you how to create cosy tea-light houses using decorative slab techniques.
Fully glazed in colours of your choice, these will be ready to collect by the end of November, making it a perfect Christmas present.
Make a pair of earrings or a brooch from the finest Audrey Blackman porcelain in a range of beautiful colours.
Your work will be high-fired and sterling silver fittings will be available to complete the look. A sophisticated gift, ready by early December.
Make your very own Christmas decorations, either for hanging on the Christmas tree or free-standing.
With the expert guidance of our tutor Natalie, slip-decorate these with a range of colours and our staff will glaze and fire them in time for Christmas!