Summer Atelier

Summer Atelier Conservatoire (18+)

30th / 31st July / 6th / 7th August, 10.00 - 15.30 (£150 for 4 days)

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 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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Make A Summer Kimono

Make A Summer Kimono (16+)

Saturday 30th July, 09.30 - 15.30 (£50)

Do you want to learn to sew your own clothes? Or perhaps you’re looking to return to sewing after a bit of a break? Join us for the day to make a Kimono-style wrap in cotton fabric using Vogue pattern number 8888 . Bring along your sewing machine, a basic sewing kit and kick-start your clothes sewing journey. You will learn how to decipher the pattern envelope and instructions, how to choose the correct size and how to lay out your pattern on the fabric. In addition you will need to bring with you sufficient cotton fabric and matching thread. With support from your sewing teacher you will learn the skills you need to sew your Kimono-style wrap. This is an ideal course for improvers and those returning to sewing, but it is not suitable for beginners.

Tutor: Penny Follows

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Conducting for Beginners

Conducting For Beginners (18+)

Sunday 31st July, 09.30 - 15.30 (£50)

A full day intensive conducting course for adult beginners, aimed at those who have little or no experience of conducting. You should be able to read music and/or play a musical instrument. Participants will learn basic conducting technique, to express themselves musically through the gestures of their body, as well as looking at rehearsal technique, orchestral scores, and legendary past and present conductors. Each participant will also have time each day to conduct a piano, and a chance to analyse their work. Please bring any instruments you play as well!

Tutor: Manuel Arellano Bover

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