Basic materials, equipment and kiln firings are included in the price. There may be small additional charges for specialist materials and some materials such as watercolour paper and canvases we can sell to you at cost. We generally need at least 8 people for a course to run. Dates of courses are subject to change and courses may be withdrawn if they are not viable.
ENROLMENT - Please contact us for availablity of places - we run on a term by term basis and we have many returners - so some courses may already be full. However, we'll always do our best to fit you in or at least get you on the waiting list for places so do contactus even if the course says 'FULL'. It is often possible to start a course mid-term subject to availability.
Easy Payment - We aim to make our courses as affordable as possible whilst maintaining high standards. Please ask for options to spread your course fees if it helps to make payment easier for you
To enquire about places Email: [email protected] Call : 01422 843519
Basic materials are included in the price
Higher priced courses reflect higher materials costs, technical input, model fees and ceramics firings
Its always best to email us about availability as many courses fill very quickly
ART FOUNDATIONS with Tina Foran Mon 9.30am-12.00 from 14th Sept 12 weeks £160
A course for the not so terrified and those with some previous experience. Work from a variety of source material and use different media, you’ll develop knowledge in colour theory, techniques and applications including painting, (acrylic/ink/watercolour) drawing, printing and mixed media. Then time for self directed study with full tutor guidance.
ART FOR THE LESS TERRIFIED! with Tina Foran Mon 1pm-3.30.pm from 14th Sept 12 weeks £160
A broad course that will build on your skills and interest in using a variety of media. Structured sessions with plenty of demonstrations on techniques and approaches including painting(acrylic/ink/watercolour) drawing, printing and mixed media. Also time for self directed studywith full tutor guidance.
CERAMICS EVENING CLASS with Katch Skinner Mon 7pm-9pm from 28th Sept 10 weeks £160
inc materials & firings
Evening sessions aimed at all levels who want to grasp the essential techniques of building forms and vessels, making tiles, glazing and surface effects. Open to beginners and those with some experience
CREATIVE STAINED GLASS with Karl Theobald Mon 7pm-9pm 14th Sept 12 weeks £180 inc lead, solder
Individual pricing for glass used
Working with master stained glass artist Karl Theobald, you will learn the basics of making leaded glass panels, foil techniques and glass painting, leading to designing a project of your own. Specialist tools provided
THE ART OF TEXTILES with Emma Wilkinson Tues 10am-12.30pm from 15th Sept 12 weeks £160
This term there’s Textiles Marbling techniques, Shibori dyeing, and stitching, and Fabric Book making! Experiment and work towards making your own textile artworks. Suitable for beginners
ART FOR THE TERRIFIED - ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS! with Tina Foran Tues 10am-12.30pm from 15th Sept 12 weeks £160
Supportive and structured sessions where you will learn skills that will include painting,(acrylic/ink/watercolour) drawing, printing and mixed media. Try out different approaches, experiment with a variety of media and above all, have fun!
LIFE DRAWING TECHNIQUES with Simon Manfield Tues 7pm-9pm from 15th Sept 12 weeks £160
Tutored by artist Simon Manfield this course focuses on honing observational skills to gain a greater practical and theoretical understanding of drawing the human figure. With one-to-one tutor feedback throughout. All levels are welcome
ART FOR THE TERRIFIED EVENINGS with Tina Foran Tues 7pm-9pm from 15th Sept 12 weeks £140
This course offers structured exercises giving you the skills and encouragement to experiment with different approaches and materials. Techniques include painting, (acrylic/ink /watercolour) drawing, printing and collage.
YOUNG NORTHLIGHT Practical artist led sessions for young artists
Tues 4-5.30pm £60 for a 6 session block
AT THE MOMENT WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER THESE SESSIONS BUT WE WILL START AGAIN AS SOON AS WE CAN
Aged 9-15 and interested in Art?
These sessions are aimed at developing your confidence and trying different approaches - from drawing and painting to ceramics, printmaking and experimentation with 2D and 3D media.
We have two groups - ages 9-11 and 12-15
PAINTING TOWARDS ABSTRACTION with Dominic Vince Weds 10am-12.30pm from 16th Sept 12 weeks £160
Come to terms with abstract concepts that are fundamental to all painting in this popular painting workshop
EVENING PAINTING WORKSHOP with Dominic VinceWeds 7pm-9pm from16th Sept 12 weeks £140
A broad painting workshop using oils or acrylics. Learn about seeing, mixing and relating colours, what to look for and how to see more in your subject. Work from observation and develop an understanding of figurative and abstract concerns. All levels welcome
CERAMICS EVENING CLASS with Katch Skinner Weds 7pm-9pm from 31st Sept 10 weeks £160 inc materials & firings
Evening sessions aimed at all levels who want to grasp the essential techniques of building forms and vessels, making tiles, glazing and surface effects
CERAMICS WORKSHOPS with Katch Skinner
Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm or 1.30 pm-4.30pm from 1st OCT 10 weeks £180 inc materials and firings
Working with professional ceramic artist Katch Skinner these busy sessions give you the chance to develop
your own ideas with technical support and artistic advice.
Hand build, throw or use plaster moulds to produce both sculptural and functional items.
All levels welcome.
PAINTING - APPROACHES TO LANDSCAPE with Dominic Vince Thurs 10.00 am-12.30pm from 17th Sept
12 weeks £160
A painting class with an emphasis on landscape. Work in oils or acrylics and join a like minded group who are on the same journey - solving the diverse problems that present themselves when dealing with landscape or townscape as a subject
THURSDAY PAINTING WORKSHOP with Don Myers & Dorothy Simister Thurs 1.30pm-4pm from 17th Sept
12 weeks £160
This busy workshop will give advice on formal and technical painting concerns and gives the chance to develop your own projects within a supportive group. The workshop encourages imaginative and personal approaches and will help you to find the means of visual expression to successfully interpret your ideas
LEARNING TO DRAW with Don Myers & Dorothy Simister Thurs 7pm-9pm from 17th Sept 12 weeks £140
Aimed at improving your drawing confidence, Don Myers and Dorothy Simister will lead you through a series of exercises that will help you to understand what you see and to develop your drawing skills. Use a full range of drawing materials and experiment with a variety of techniques and approaches
PRINTMAKING EVENING CLASS with Rachel Red Thurs 7pm-9pm from 17th Sept 12 weeks £140
A new evening class giving the opportunity to explore exciting printmaking media. Try a range of techniques - this term focusing on woodcut and mono printing
PRINTMAKING CLASS with Rachel Red Fri 10am-12.30pm from 18th Sept 12 weeks £160
Suitable for beginners and those with some experience, this ongoing class will help develop your skills and ideas. This term concentrates on woodcut and mono printing
RELAXING WITH WATER MEDIA with Jayn Barker Fri 10am-12.30pm from 18th Sept 12 weeks £160
Relax and enjoy the chance to “play” as we explore the potential of water soluble media. Watercolour, Gouache, Brusho/Ink, Water soluble Pencils, Inktense & Graphite will be some of the materials we will be using. Suitable for all skill levels. Some materials provided
PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP with Rachel Red Fri 1-3.30pm from 18th Sept 12 weeks £160
A session for more practiced printmakers to develop their own projects with technical and critical support
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Courses and Workshops
We hope to be able to offer the following courses from 14th September if the lock down and social distancing restrictions allow. wwe shall be restricting group sizes to 6 or 8 depending on the room they are taught in
WE HAVE NOW CLOSED THE ART SCHOOL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
WE INTEND TO RESTART OUR COURSE PROGRAMME IN SEPTEMBER SHOULD THE RESTRICTIONS ON SOCIAL DISTANCING ALLOW. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR LATEST DETAILS AND TO EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST IN ANY OF OUR COURSES