Classes run on a Wednesday & Friday morning from 9.30 am - 12.30 pm at Whipsnade Village Hall.
It is a mixed ability creative course catering for beginners, intermediate & advanced.
We run a number of exciting modules in landscape, portraits, still life & life drawing in a really relaxed atmosphere. We experiment with a variety of media including: watercolours, oil pastels, charcoal,acrylics, graphite, etc.
The course is for anyone with a desire to learn and experiment. We take inspiration from the great artists and learn a number of creative techniques and skills.
The course is a marriage between skill and creativity focusing on the building blocks to enable you to be experimental and creative. If you are motivated to learn new ways of working and be challenged in a safe environment then this course is for you. Some of my students have not picked up a paint brush in years and they are loving it...others have not touched a pencil since school and they too are loving it.Those advanced students are also feeling really challenged.
We have 3 terms a year (Sept - Dec, Jan - April, May - July).
The course is great fun and we have students of all abilities and ages. We have an annual exhibition at the end of the year and we invite a visiting artist to come along and share their expertise with the students.
My aim is to inspire creativity within a relaxing and pleasurable environment. We offer free 'try before you buy' sessions during the term so please feel free to phone me or pop in and see what we do... you won't be disappointed. Though some classes are full we do take reserve bookings for next term and/or if students cancel. The classes take place at Whipsnade Village Hall.
"Anyone can be taught to draw and paint but being creative is a totally different way of seeing & perceiving the world we live in". Dr Lorna Moore (2017)
Lorna is an international independent artist/researcher/educator working in the UK and abroad. Her practice engages with interactive video performance and installation using real-time digital technologies within a multidisciplinary context. She has had a prolific number of her works exhibited nationally and internationally including; Russia, Canada, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, Norway etc and throughout the UK.
Lorna has been pro-active in many curatorial roles and coordinated and co-coordinated many international art festivals and events. She has successfully gained funding for many research and development projects in Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Canada, Venice and Berlin and she has been involved in a number of art residencies (Italy 2014).
Her 20 years teaching experience covers an extensive range of experimental media which includes: fine art, time based media, photography and film, video and performance, art & design, and digital media. She has experience of teaching in a wide variety of institutions and she has a teaching qualification in addition to her BA (hons) in Fine Art, MA in Fine Art, MA in Digital Performance and a PhD. Her practice is situated between fine art and digital media.
Lorna completed her fully funded practice led PhD at the University of Wolverhampton in 2014.Her research continues to look for ways to collapse the space between the viewer and the image through real-time digital technologies as a way to capture the participant in the moment of absorption. These methods are extending the corporeality of the self in the 'here and now' as a form of in[bodi]ment.
Her PhD directed Lorna towards real-time body swapping explorations as a way to share inter-corporeal experiences through the art practice. However through creative interactive viewing methods Lorna is currently looking to reveal the hidden world of contemplative experience when we interact with digital images and the impact this has on the subject. She is exploring these ideas through the visual metaphor and bio sensing technology as a portal to visualize experience.Her research supervisors were media artists Paul Sermon and Martin Rieser. She has attended many conferences and has work published.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The course is for 14 weeks and each session is for 3 hours. All art materials, equipment, expert tuition, visiting artist workshops & exhibition costs are totally free. Refreshments and nibbles are available.
We offer free 'catch up' sessions so if you know you are going to miss a class you can book in for another morning and come twice in one week.