Wood Carving Taster Workshop with Natasha Houseago

2020-03-08T11:42:09+00:00June 14th, 2020||

This is an exciting opportunity to join wood sculptor Natasha Houseago for a taster of wood carving skills on the village green. Natasha works with locally fallen green wood and you will have the chance to pick your choice of cherry, lime or perhaps ash to start your piece. Each participant will learn how to [...]

“Pre-Raphaelite Sisters: Models & Muses” Talk by Jan Marsh

2020-03-05T22:45:03+00:00June 13th, 2020|, |

Join us for an illustrated talk by Jan Marsh, curator of the recent exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, which features familiar and newly-discovered images by and of women in the movement, including Jane Morris, Marie Spartali Stillman and Jamaican-born Fanny Eaton. Dr Jan Marsh is a long-standing expert on the Pre-Raphaelite movement with books [...]

Free Standing Sculpture with Neil Wood

2020-03-08T11:44:41+00:00June 13th, 2020||

On this workshop with experienced Sculptor and teacher Neil Wood you will create a free standing sculpture. You will construct your sculpture using card, wire and polystyrene before then covering it with plaster bandage. Come along and enjoy an afternoon experimenting with this free and creative and immediate sculpting techniques.   This process allows you [...]

Life Drawing Masterclass with Simon Fry

2020-03-08T12:10:30+00:00June 13th, 2020||

The class is intended for artists with experience at working from the life model who seek an opportunity to further develop their skills and insights. I will pay particular attention to the role of anatomy and the quality of light and reflected light on the figure under controlled lighting effects. Feel free to employ your [...]

Kids Pet Animation Drawing Workshop with Ali Rice

2020-03-12T09:53:52+00:00June 13th, 2020|, |

Have fun bringing a drawing of your favourite pet to life! With Ali as your guide, your kids will complete a line drawing, trace it onto acetate with permanent pen; then paint the reverse side of the acetate. This animation cell technique was widely used by animation companies before the age of computers and guarantees [...]

Relief Sculpture with Neil Wood

2020-03-08T12:15:04+00:00June 13th, 2020||

Relief Sculpture is significant in the world of art, from ancient times to the present day and continues as a means of creative expression. This workshop will equip you with the skills and knowledge to create your own cast relief artworks- whether something from nature to something more geometric or abstract. Join experienced teacher and [...]

Life Drawing for the Slightly Nervous! Workshop with Simon Fry

2020-03-08T12:13:25+00:00June 13th, 2020||

The session is directed at keen artists willing to have a go at one of the most exciting and rewarding subjects in art. Drawing from the life-model might seem daunting but let me put your mind at rest; if you haven’t tried it before I’m sure you will find it so enjoyable you’ll wonder what [...]

Papercut workshop with Sarah Dennis

2020-03-06T14:12:46+00:00June 12th, 2020||

Paper cutting is a subtractive drawing process, using a craft knife to create negative space, allowing the remaining paper to appear as dynamic lines and shapes. The process of paper cutting is deeply therapeutic and relaxing. Removing shapes to reveal a design takes you into an almost meditative state that sharpens focus and calms the [...]

Stitched Landscape – Textiles Workshop with Ruth Parkinson-Johns

2020-03-07T13:35:02+00:00June 12th, 2020||

Ruth Parkinson-Johns is a local Textile artist and tutor who takes inspiration from her surroundings, the landscapes, wild flowers and the ever changing weather. On this workshop you’ll get the opportunity to experiment in creating your own piece of textile art - an abstract landscape using innovative techniques. You’ll colour and manipulate different materials to [...]