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 Dates of courses are subject to change and courses may be withdrawn if they are not viable.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. 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
Autumn Term 2018 Regular Weekly courses
12 week term starts 17th September
Half-term week Oct 29th - Nov 2nd
Art Foundations… with Tina Foran Mon 9.30am - 12.00 from 17th Sept 12 weeks £150
A course for the not so terrified and with some previous experience. Working from a variety of source material and use different media and 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.
Creative Calligraphy with Helen Hayman Mon 10am - 12.30 from 17th Sept 6 weeks £75
Explore the exciting world of letterforms from Ancient Greece to the 21st century
Create new and exciting letters using pens, pencils and brushes and even make your own pens. Take a look at how we can use them for cards, books and anything else we wish to put letters on
Art for the Less Terrified! with Tina Foran Mon1pm -3.30.pm 17th Sept 12 weeks £150
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. Then time for self directed study with full tutor guidance.
Ceramics Evening Class with Katch Skinner Mon 7-9pm from 1st Oct 10 weeks £150 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 7-9pm from 17th Sept 12 weeks £170 inc lead, solder
Individual pricing for glass usedWorking 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 18th Sept £150
Immerse yourself into the art of textiles. Experiment with Batik, Needle felting, silk paper making and much more! Work towards making your own piece of textile artwork. Suitable for beginners
Art for the Terrified! - Absolute beginners with Tina Foran Tues 10am - 12.30pm from 18th Sept 12 weeks £150
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 above all, have fun!
Young Northlight Practical artist led sessions for young artists Led by Katch Skinner & Rachel Red
Tues 4 - 5.30pm £60 for a 6 session block from 18th 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 3Dmedia.
We have two groups - ages 9-11 and 12-15 Contact us for availability
Life Drawing Techniques with Simon Manfield Tues 7pm -9pm from 18th Sept 12 weeks £150
Tutored by artist Simon Manfield this course focuses on observation to gain a greater practical and theoretical understanding of drawing the human figure.All levels are welcome.
Art for the Terrified Evenings with Tina Foran Tues 7-9pm from 18th Sept £135
The course offers plenty of structured exercises giving you the skills and encouragement to experiment with different approaches and materials using a mixed media approach. Techniques include painting,(acrylic/ink/watercolour)drawing, printing and mixed media.
Painting towards Abstraction with Dominic Vince Weds 10.00 am - 12.30pm from 19th Sept 12 weeks £150
Come to terms with abstract concepts that are fundamental to all painting in this popular painting workshop. Work on given subjects or your own ideas in oils or acrylics
Further Abstraction with Perri Webster Weds 1.30pm - 4pm from 19th Sept 12 weeks £150 NEW!
Refine your understanding of colour, mark making and composition. Look at modernists and contemporary abstract painters to inspire and challenge our perceptions of abstract art. Relate their methods and emotional responses to our complex world to your own work.A supportive course that encourages a sharing of ideas, to further your personal art practice.
Evening Painting Workshop with Dominic Vince Weds 7pm - 9pm from 19th 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
Approaches to Landscape Painting with Dominic Vince NEW!
Thurs 10.00 am - 12.30pm from 20th Sept 12 weeks £150
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 Sue Turner & Katch Skinner
Thurs 9.30am - 12.30pm or 1.30 pm - 4.30pm from 4th Oct 10 weeks £180 inc materials and firings
Work with professional ceramic artists and develop your own ideas in a supportive and tutored workshop setting. Hand build, throw or use plaster moulds to produce both sculptural and functional items.
All levels welcome but please check for availability as these classes are very popular
Thursday Painting workshop with Don Myers & Dorothy Simister Thurs 1.30pm - 4pm from 20th Sept 12 weeks £150
As well as giving advice on formal and technical painting concerns, this busy workshop will give the chance to develop your own ideas and projects within a supportive group. The workshop will encourage imaginative and personal approaches and we will help you to find the means of visual expression to successfully interpret your ideas
Ceramics Evening Class with Katch Skinner Thurs 7-9pm from 4th Oct 10 weeks £150 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
Learning to Draw with Don Myers & Dorothy Simister Thurs 7pm - 9pm from 20th 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 Class with Rachel Red Fridays 10am - 12.30pm from 21st Sept 12 weeks £150
Suitable for beginners and those with some experience, this ongoing class will help develop your skills and ideas. This term includes collagraph, lino printing and artists books with dry point intaglio printing
Watercolour Journey with Jayn Barker Fridays 10am -12.30am from 21st Sept 12 weeks £150
Explore and practice a variety of basic watercolour techniques and then experiment with texture and colour to create sketchbook work and a small series of paintings
Printmaking Workshop with Rachel Red Fridays 1-3.30pm from 21st Sept 12 weeks £150
A session for more practiced printmakers to develop their own projects with technical and critical support
PINK = Daytime course
BLUE = Evening course
Celebrating 10 years of inspirational creative courses and workshops
Finding out sessions
Sat 8th Sept 1.30 - 4pm
Weds 12th Sept 6-8.30pm