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Worcestershire - Next course on 1st May 2019
Fundamental art skills, a 3 month course for absolute beginners at Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio in Kidderminster. This is a unique opportunity for Art and Craft lovers and complete beginners in Art and Craft to receive proper art education in the traditional methods by a professional artist and a tutor Raya Brown. Raya’s teaching is based on classical art education with emphasis on the importance of developing solid traditional foundation skills in drawing...
Lancashire - Next course on 12th May 2019
Introduction into Icon Painting. Let us journey together to discover secrets of this traditional artistic expression of theology and spirituality. Whether you are absolutely beginner or an advanced artist, this workshop offers an opportunity to learn and refine your techniques in this art form. The course focuses on the art of egg tempera painting. The coursework is divided into theoretical and practical part followed by individual steps; the tutor explains the principles and then demonstrates...
Greater London - Next course on 2nd May 2019
The survival and re-invention of technical skill in the Middle Ages (c800-c1400), led to the creation of remarkable works of art. Study a range of media including metalwork, architecture, manuscripts, textiles, wall paintings and sculpture. By the end of the course you will be able to Discuss the factors that contribute to the development of art throughout the medieval period and distinguish works of different styles and from different regions including England, France, Germany, Italy...
An introductory course where you will use traditional painting techniques and materials to create a unique piece of art ready for displaying in your home or on your boat. Roses and Castles is the popular name for the traditional paintwork of narrowboats. Bunches of roses and medieval castles together with hand painted signwriting were used by the working Boatmen resulting in truly unique livery for their boats. This served to make them instantly recognisable as...
Kent - Next course on 27th June 2019
Come along and spend a day paining on the Romney Marsh. We’ll enjoy a day in the studio with a splendid lunch of locally sourced ingredients. Learn about colour theory, perspective and mark making. We’ll use a limited palette of just six colours from which you’ll learn to mix an infinite variety of colours. Finally you’ll get to take your masterpieces home with you.
Greater London - Next course on 15th June 2019
Compare and contrast the exquisitely designed facades and interiors, carefully selected objects and works of art, and well-preserved gardens and estates of these two neo-Palladian houses in London. Discover how they reveal the aspirations, dreams and anxieties of 18th-century society. aspirations, dreams and anxieties of 18th-century society. By the end of the course you will be able to examine some of the relationships between architects and patrons describe at least five key characteristics of the...
Greater London - Next course on 6th June 2019
Rubens, Caravaggio, Bernini, Velázquez and other leading seventeenth-century artists have long been associated with the Baroque, a term that refers to a kind of art characterised by complexity, drama, immediacy, sensuousness and strong emotions. Baroque artists worked alongside architects, urban planners and designers of palace interiors to create multimedia artworks that engaged all the senses. This course will examine some important examples of Baroque art, viewing them through the lens of the spaces and buildings...
Derbyshire - Next course on 11th May 2019
Join a two day folk art workshop in Derbyshire. Folk art is found all over the world, created by people to mark their special moments and to celebrate things that matter; home, loved ones, marriages, work and adventures. Sue, who is an award winning contemporary folk artist, will guide you through the simple techniques to produce your own folk art celebrations in the Swedish style of 'Bonad' painting. Day one: After a short presentation about...
Greater London - Next course on 2nd May 2019
Studying in front of the actual works of art at Tate Britain, discover the history of British art from the Tudor period to the present day. From the hidden meanings in Elizabethan portraits, to the discovery of the English landscape, and on towards the effect of the Industrial Revolution on art, we will learn about the evolution of British art and its place in world culture. Fun and accessible, the course is suitable for anyone...
Greater London - Next course on 24th April 2019
Explore various contemporary art galleries and exhibition spaces, commercial galleries and museums. Each week you will visit a different exhibition exploring a variety of themes, ideas, artists and fine art practices – such as painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography and film. The focus of the course is to discuss the works on display in an informed way. Most sessions include short talks on the artist/ works and themes as well as facilitated group discussion. Although...