Thursday, 24 March 2016

We have a FABULOUS and really EXCITING
range of courses in APRIL at Artisan Studio:

DEMYSTIFYING DRAWING COURSE: Light and Shade.
2nd April
10-4pm
£42
Tutor is Sheila McGrath
Using interesting still life arrangements to develop observational skills, learn about tone; how to give your drawings form and life through use of light and shade.
Use shading as a means of expression.
Using a wide range of interesting mediums

EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP: white work
3rd April
10-4
£42
Tutor is Liz Thomas

LINO ETCHING WORKSHOP
Saturday 9th April
10 - 4
With tutor Laura Joy
£42
"Take your lino printing to the next level with this exciting technique which allows you to add texture and a number of tones to areas of your block. By the end of the day you will have produced an edition of prints and you will also have an opportunity to experiment with colour variations. Please bring an image to work from (A5 if possible), which can be a sketch, drawing, photo, image from a magazine, previous print etc. After the workshop you will be able to continue with this technique at home"

DRAWING ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE BRAIN
Saturday April 16th
10-1
Tutor is Jennette Slade
£18 all materials provided
“In this workshop, which is for everyone, both beginners and advanced artists, you will explore some helpful techniques to drawing on the right hand side of the brain. These exercises are helpful to encourage anyone that they have the ability to draw or to help break out of a block to creating artwork. While learning to draw in this way will also help you to rest in the right hand side of the brain – and to create drawings without ‘thinking’ too much about it.”

CROCHET 
16th April
1-4pm
£15

CREATIVE PAINTING Workshops 
17th April
10-1 or 2-5
with Natasha Larment

BOOKMAKING Evening Class
Commences Thursday April 21st and the following 5 consecutive Thursdays- 6 sessions in total
6.30pm - 9 pm
£80 for 6 x 2.5 hour sessions
Tutor is Susan Green of Bound by Hand http://boundbyhand.co.uk/
The course will cover folded and sewn book forms including softcover and hardcover bindings suitable for use as journals and artist’s sketchbooks or portfolios.
The class will be suitable both for beginners and those with a
little experience.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own interesting papers such as quality wrapping paper, their own artwork, plant fibre paper, pages from old magazines, maps and books (the larger the better).

SILKSCREEN PRINTING workshop
Sunday 24th April
10 - 4
£45 all materials included.
Abi Kremer
Spend a day learning or building on prior knowledge of screen printing with the guidance of artist Abi Kremer.
Please bring at least two drawings or photographs that you would like to use as a starting point, and be prepared to have a messy but fascinating time.
Watch your images transform using a hand made stencil technique, experience the thrill of colour marbling unique to the silk screen print process. Learn how chance and ‘happy accidents’ can be controlled to create interesting end results. Each student should make up to a dozen prints to take home. You may like to bring paper doilies or thin lace to add to your experiments.

Introduction to Using WATERCOLOUR PENCILS
Saturday 30th April
10-1
Tutor is Jennette Slade
£18 all materials provided
“You may have watercolour pencils or have heard of watercolour pencils but are a bit unsure on how to use them brilliantly.
In this workshop you will have an opportunity to try some techniques and create a watercolour drawing.
Please bring 1-2 photos/pictures of inspirational scenes and watercolour pencils if you have them but all materials will be provided.”

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