Creative Portraits 1

Sensory Drawing Self Portrait Workshop

Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 July, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£90)

This self-portrait class explores drawing through touch and sensation as well as the visual senses. We will work using mirrors, trying a range of different drawing techniques, as well as collage. The course will encompass using the tactile elements of collage to feed back into the drawing process. In this two day course we will tune into our senses to explore a range of drawing techniques based on touch and feeling.

Tutor: Gabrielle Lockwood Estrin

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Summer Atelier Conservatoire

Thursdays & Fridays, 22, 23, 29 & 30 July, 10am - 3.30pm (4 sessions, £150)

Like the term time Atelier Conservatoire, this course is based on the traditional European system of artists coming together as a group to work in a serious studio environment on personal projects, with the support and guidance of a tutor. Participants need to be self-motivated and have an idea of what they would like to do. Many make painting projects based around photographs as source material as well as their own research and drawings. Others work from observation - the still life or interior - as well as imaginatively on abstract compositions.  The course runs in the spacious Studio 1 for two consecutive days over two weeks. It is an opportunity to continue developing projects already begun in the Atelier Conservatoire, or to begin something new and see it as an intense self-contained period of work.  Some experience of painting and drawing is essential. 

Tutor: David Webb

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Making On Mondays

Art for Well-being

Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 July, 9.15am - 3.45pm (3 sessions, £120)

Over this three day course you’ll learn about traditional art forms; some working with clay and some abstract expression. Make and create all with the idea of relaxation and well-being at the forefront of our mind, from mindfulness in art to immersing yourself into creation.

Tutor: Salina Jane

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Botanical Illustration

Painting Summer School

Monday 2, 9, 16 and 23 August, 10am - 4pm (4 sessions, £150)

Working through a host of traditional skills, this course will move from drawing through to painting over a four week period. Starting each session with an in-depth slide share discussion of technical instruction and relevant examples from art history, this course will equip students with the basics of working from direct observation, photographic material as well as the imagination.

Tutor: Simon Willems

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Mindful Kids 1

Mindfulness For New Mums - Taster Session

Thursday 5th August, 10am - 11.30am (£30)

A supportive, nourishing, welcoming meditation and mindfulness session for new mums. In this one off taster session Cat will guide you through easy, simple ways to incorporate mindfulness into everyday life with your baby. (You’re welcome to bring your baby to the class.)

Tutor: Cat Flannery

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