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Art & Inspiration at Sculpture by the Lakes

Contact Name: Monique Gudgeon

Telephone: 07720 637808

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Pallington Lakes
Pallington
Dorchester
Dorset
DT2 8QU

Art & Inspiration at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Art & Inspiration at Sculpture by the Lakes's Courses

£200
Dorset - Next course on 11th October 2019
On this two day botanical art course you will be introduced to the techniques and processes used to create accurate plant portraits using a variety of media. Starting with simple line drawing you will be encouraged to focus in on the form and detail of autumnal subjects such as seed heads, fir cones and fruit. You will be guided through how to depict these subjects in black and white on the first day (pencil, pen...
£200
Dorset - Next course on 28th February 2020
This two-day workshop is ideal for those who would like to improve their photography skills and capture the essence of autumn at Sculpture by the Lakes. Time will be spent photographing in the gardens and around the lakes, learning and practicing the art of producing well-composed atmospheric images. You will learn how to make the most of the mellow light to enrich vistas, plant portraits and abstract details and textures. We will take a closer...
£100
Dorset - Next course on 16th March 2019
Sculpture by the Lakes provides a vibrant and peaceful park setting for this creative writing course. Through a series of discussions and exercises, you will learn how to use sculptures and other art to stimulate ideas for stories, characters, situations and poems. During the day you will write a number of pieces and be given advice on how they might be extended or improved. This course is suitable for art and nature lovers, and for...
£200
Dorset - Next course on 21st September 2019
Taking inspiration from nature, learn how to interpret leaves and flowers into design motifs for hand knitting. After a tour of Sculpture by the Lakes you will graph out your design and then use Sasha’s intarsia technique to knit a swatch. This will then be developed using applications such as repeats, half drops, alternative colour ways and use of alternative yarns and textures. Expand your knowledge and understanding of hand knit design and processes for...
£100
Dorset - Next course on 25th January 2019
This one day drawing workshop will offer the perfect opportunity to soak up the beautiful surroundings of Sculpture By The Lakes and produce carefully considered, mindful drawings, direct from source material gathered during the day. After a walk around the grounds to gather materials, Laura will take you through drawing exercises aimed at learning to see structure and free up your mark-making. You will use some of the gathered materials to draw with, print from...
£200
Dorset
In this two-day workshop you will be looking at traditional techniques of making a full-size tassel for interior decoration, learning basic techniques such as how to roll a wooden mould with cord, cover it with yarn and include ‘stripings’. The tassel is finished off with a 3 or 4 strand suspension cord and you will learn the fascinating craft of how to spin cords using a special four-hook cord-twisting tool. Tassels and trimmings have been...
£200
Dorset
Italic: basic/flourished/experimental - including the currently popular ‘modern’ pointed pen script This course is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced as much of the tuition is on a one-to-one basis, as well as frequent group demonstrations. Italic is a key script for calligraphers, useful both in its basic form and in its many interesting variations. Exercises and projects will be given by Gaynor to lead each person forward at their own pace. The...
£200
Dorset - Next course on 1st February 2019
This two-day course, aimed at intermediate and more experienced artists, is designed to help you reach into your imagination to create comprehensively composed, balanced but expressive work. Through the medium of oil, you’ll be guided through a process of deeper personal expression, delving further into your own imagination and inner feelings to create unique scenes or landscapes. For all artists this will be an exercise in learning the techniques of being true to yourself and...
£120
Dorset - Next course on 16th March 2019
Drawing the human body from an experienced live model, this one day course will offer the chance to hone and develop your drawing and observation skills. Suitable for beginners and more experienced artists alike, you will be supported both as a group and on an individual basis and run you through a programme of drawing exercises, from warm up short gestural sketches, quick tonal studies and active poses, through to longer more considered works. An...
£195
Dorset
In this practical and fun approach to Lino Printing, you will learn the fundamentals of lino prints, from drawing and carving your image, to the inking and printing process. This will include a variety of techniques and methods including transfer of your design, safe carving techniques, types of tools and the variety of papers, the printing process and an introduction to hand burnishing. The course is suitable for beginners to intermediates. Creating linocuts and prints...
£240
Dorset - Next course on 22nd March 2019
Suitable for all levels, some prior drawing and painting experience would be helpful. This course will look at all aspects of making a well composed portrait from setting up to colour-mixing, and how tone and colour temperature can be used to describe structure, shape and proportions of the head. Through the practice of constant observation and visual enquiry you will understand the underlying anatomy and structure of the head. There will be guidance on composition,...
£100
Dorset - Next course on 2nd February 2019
On this one-day course you will get a feel for what it is like to work with silver. You will use silver sheet and wire to form shapes for pendants, bangles and rings, and also learn about soldering, adding texture to silver and using the piercing saw to cut out your designs. By the end of the day, you will have a finished piece of jewellery to wear and enjoy. Tutor Kathryn Arbon has been...
£100
Dorset - Next course on 2nd March 2019
On this one-day course the focus will be on making textured rings and bangles. Practicing on copper first, you will learn about applying pattern using texturing hammers and letter punches to personalise your work with hidden messages if you so wish. You will be able to make a stack of rings with different textures, or a Russian bangle. The choice is yours! Tutor Kathryn Arbon has been designing and making jewellery for twenty years. For...
£100
Dorset - Next course on 16th February 2019
This one day workshop is for those wanting to learn and find pleasure in discovering stone carving. You will start with an introduction to tools and types of stone, followed by direct carving to get the feeling of tools and material. You will also learn about preparation of designs and templates and how to rough-out for specific shapes. Techniques on finishing will also be covered and how tool marks can be used to enrich the...
£100
Dorset - Next course on 23rd February 2019
In this relaxed and playful one-day course for beginners you will be guided through the basics of drawing with a dip pen and india ink and learn to focus on the natural world through art. You will be taught the techniques of drawing with pen and nib, and learning mark making to create texture and depth. The group will experiment with ink and water, playing with washes to allow natural effects that will add interest...