About the Course
Exploring Artists and Art History can offer a wealth of joy and inspiration from examining Art in its historical context to the motivations and materials used by all of these wonderful creative people. This course gives us a brief look and understanding of the Russian Artist Wassilly Kandinsky and the opportunity to use his paintings and colour palette as a spring board to inspire our own ceramic vessel forms.
The format ensures this course is accessible to complete beginners as well as those with greater ceramic expertise and will encourage participants to use a sketchbook as a tool for investigating and developing ideas.
With gentle and supportive step by step guidance we will use slab building to create a vessel form and scraffito as the main method of decoration. As ideas progress the project can be taken in a variety of directions with technical advice available as required.
This course promises to be informative and enjoyable allowing everyone no matter what your ability the opportunity to discover their creative self and explore a wealth of ideas.
You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in our stylish boutique hostel located in the centre of Cirencester in the Cotswolds right next door to New Brewery Arts. Our former 19th Century Cotswold stone brewery barrel store has been beautifully transformed into 21st century accommodation, light and well-appointed with a craftsman’s attention to detail. We offer guest accommodation for up to 43 people over two floors in 14 rooms, with a choice of single, bunk, family and double bedrooms, 12 with en-suite facilities. A ground floor disabled-friendly room is also available. The hostel provides a stylish communal dining and relaxation area, self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities and lockers for your bike. As with all our courses and workshops these are led by experienced tutors and as you will be part of a small group there is plenty of time to focus on you.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
You will have access to tea, coffee and biscuits in the studio.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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