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 Dates of courses are subject to change and courses may be withdrawn if they are not viable.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 to find out about 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
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 16th Sept 12 weeks £155 FULL
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 16th Sept 12 weeks £155
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 23rd Sept FULL
10 weeks £155inc 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 16th Sept 12 weeks £170 FULL
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 WilkinsonTues 10am-12.30pm from 17th Sept 12 weeks £155
This term this exciting course will cover drawing a still life with a sewing machine, Nuno Felting, Flower Printing, Paper making and much more Experiment and work towards making your own textile artworks.
Suitable for beginners
Art for the Terrified - Absolute beginners! with Tina ForanTues 10am-12.30pm from 17th Sept
12 weeks £155
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 17th Sept 12 weeks £155 FULL - please contact us to go on waiting list
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 17th Sept 12 weeks £135
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 Northlighters - Practical artist led sessions for young artists Tues 4-5.30pm £60 for a 6 session block from 17th Sept
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 10.00am -12.30pm from from 18th Sept
12 weeks £155
Come to terms with abstract concepts that are fundamental to all painting in this popular painting workshop.
Evening Painting Workshop with Dominic Vince Weds 7pm-9pm from 18th Sept 12 weeks £135
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 25th Sept note new day
10 weeks £155 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
Painting - Approaches to Landscape with Dominic Vince Thurs 10.00 am-12.30pm from 19th Sept
12 weeks £155
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
Ceramics Workshops with Katch Skinner FULL
Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm or 1.30 pm-4.30pm from 26th Sept 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.
Thursday Painting workshop with Don Myers & Dorothy Simister Thurs 1.30pm-4pm from 19th Sept
12 weeks £155
This busy workshop will give advice on formal and technical painting concerns angives 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 19th Sept 12 weeks £135
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 19th Sept 12 weeks £135 NEW
A new evening class giving the opportunityto explore exciting printmaking media. Try lino printing, drypoint, collography, simple screen printing and much more!
Printmaking Class with Rachel Red Fri 10am-12.30pm from 20th Sept 12 weeks £155 FULL
Suitable for beginners and those with some experience, this ongoing class will help develop your skills and ideas. This term includes lino printing, dry point intaglio printing and chine collé
Relaxing with Water Media with Jayn Barker Fri 10am-12.30pm from 27th Sept 10 weeks £130
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 20th Sept 12 weeks £155 FULL
A session for more practiced printmakers to develop their own projects with technical and critical support
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Courses and Workshops for Autumn Term Sept - Dec 2019
Half-term week 28th Oct- 1st Nov