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Stones and Sea Shells in Water Soluble Coloured Pencil

Led by Jo Hall

Bring any kind of water soluble coloured pencil to make either a very detailed or much looser study of sea shells, pebbles or even a fossil. We will use the pencils wet and dry, and also discover techniques to make different textures.

Full details on what to bring are in the information sheet.

Sat 12 Feb
11am - 4pm


Click here to download the information sheet for Jo Hall's Spring sessions, including materials details.


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Zen drawings - Christmas Card Edition (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays.

Join Amanda for this Christmas inspired drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns with a Christmas theme. Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on producing beautiful festive designs for cards to send to loved ones.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of Festive cards filled with beautiful patterned drawings - looking at several different designs each workshop.

You will need: Plain blank cards or plain paper, lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen.

Wednesday 1 December and Wednesday 8 December
11am - 12pm and 7.30pm - 8.30pm
£8 per session or £12 for 2 sessions
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session for 11am class, 6pm on the day of each session for the 7.30pm class

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Inspired by Ancient Art: 1 - The Romans

Led by Jo Hall.

Be inspired to make your own compositions from details of Roman art at Pompeii and Herculaneum in watercolour and/or pastel on a textured support. We will focus mainly on wall paintings but architectural details may also form part of your composition.

A paper with a more random surface is ideal for portraying weathered and fading frescoes.

References supplied or bring your own. Hand made Indian paper or paper roughly brushed with acrylic gesso would be suitable and some Khadi paper will be available at cost. Please bring your own materials as described in the information sheet.

Sat 11 Dec 11am - 4pm
£40

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Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.

You will need: paper (plain, no smaller than A5), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen. Optional is a black marker.

Tues 7 Sept – 5 Oct, Tues 12 Oct – 16 Nov (exc 26 Oct), Tues 23 Nov – 14 Dec
11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

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Colour and Texture with Acrylic Paint

Led by Jo Hall

With an accent on colour mixing, understanding transparency and the mediums used with acrylic paint this course is suitable for beginners and those wishing to experiment afresh with this versatile medium. We will discover the use of opaque colour, modifying colour with transparent glazes, blending colour, sgraffito and the use of different brushes and tools, referencing paintings by artists who have used colour in very different ways from the coloured greys of Morandi to the vibrant colours of Matisse and Dufy.

Please bring your own materials and equipment as outlined in the information sheet.

Tues 11 Jan - 15 Feb
12.30am - 3.30pm
£120 per 6 week course.

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Modern Calligraphy

Led by Stuart Maxwell

This course is designed for beginners and advanced students alike. It will cover the style of modern calligraphy and how it contrasts and compares with more formal and other cursive lettering systems. Students will first learn a basic monoline alphabet and then progress onto a more full bodied letter structure. Basic design principles and simple flourishing techniques will also be covered.

Thurs 13 Jan - 17 Feb
2pm – 4pm
£92 for the 6 weeks course

Students will need to provide their own materials.

Either:
• A William Mitchell size 2 nib, reservoir, and pen holder
• A Brause 66EF, Gillott 303, or Nikko G nib and pen holder
• Fountain pen (fine or medium nib)
• Pilot pen 3.8mm, or
• Ball point or fibre tip pen

Plus:
• Ink suitable for dip pens (Pelikan 4001 is recommended) or fountain pens (Quink)/pilot pens as required
• Good cartridge paper A4 or A3
• HB pencil, ruler and eraser

Students may purchase their equipment from scribblers.co.uk

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Inspired by Ancient Art 2: Ancient traces in mixed media ref John Piper

Led by Jo Hall

Paint or draw artefacts from prehistory or an ancient burial site. These may reference museum objects, cave paintings, standing stones or an ancient burial site. The focus will be on the form and texture of the objects and telling their story in mixed media. We will reference the work of John Piper using ink, watercolour, pastel and either wax crayon or oil pastel.

Please bring your own materials as detailed in the information sheet.

Sat 22 Jan
11am - 4pm

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Reflections in Pastel

Led by Jo Hall

Reflections have fascinated artists down the ages. Using the medium of pastel we will explore reflections on flat surfaces like windows. on still and ruffled waters, the distortions of reality reflected in curved surfaces like spoons and kettles, and lastly the strange world of internal reflection that occurs in small fish tanks and jars with flat sides. References will be available but you are encouraged to bring your own.

Please bring your own materials as described in the information sheet.

Tues 1 Mar - 5 Apr
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 per 6 week course.

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Landscape drawing with tinted graphite and/ or tinted charcoal

Led by Jo Hall

Dramatic landscape drawings can be achieved with the muted colours of coloured graphite and \ or tinted charcoal. This workshop is suitable for anyone who has coloured graphite or charcoals in stick, pencil or pan form and would like to start or continue exploring various techniques with them, including dry and also wet techniques.

Full details of materials, equipment and paper are in the information sheet

Sat 12 Mar
11am - 4pm

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