11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Adult Painting Workshops Exploring the Use of Water Based Paint
Saturday 7th August, 2021 – Saturday 11th September, 2021 ( Six consecutive weeks)
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Teacher: Graeme Walker
£40 per session.( The complete course fee must be paid when booking a place on the course)
The course is designed to teach the basics of painting…preparation of surfaces, brushwork, colour theory, form, structure, tonality, perspective etc by studying the works of the Great Masters in water based media.
Aims of Course
To enable, to engage, to excite, to promote experiments in the use of water based paints AND to unlock artistic potential, even in people who would never previously have dared to describe themselves as painters.
The course is designed to create a structured progression in knowledge and practical skills and attendance for the duration of the course is recommended.
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Join the ESC for 6 evenings in the studio and learn how to make your own clothes.
Choose any garment you’d like to make!
Using a shop bought pattern you will learn to navigate and read the sewing instructions, you will be taught and guided by a dressmaker and sewing tutor with over 25 years experience and learn how to adjust and fit garment effectively.
Spaces Limited, please book in via website:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
This is an exhibition of recent, largely introspective, work by three very different artists who have joined forces to reflect on how they perceive their own emotions and the world around them.
Nicky Beckett has been experimenting with woodcuts and mixed media, including words, to communicate and enforce the idea of the amalgamation between the inner and the outer worlds. Her work depicts faces that reveal complex identity.
Jacki Higgs’s paintings and drawings of the coastline and the sea include swimmers, surfers and brightly coloured beach huts as she observes nature and the life around her. On display are also sketch-books of her journeys.
Irina Stancheva works with kiln-formed glass and her brightly coloured glass pieces are inspired by the natural world – plants, animals, microbes and the change of seasons. The shadows and reflections produced by the glass as light passes through it are also intrinsic part of her work.
The works included have all been produced over the course of the pandemic. They are a combination of abstract and semi-abstract collage, and gel pen drawings, developed from live online life-drawing sessions.
This is an online exhibition only.
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
If you are new to fused glass, but would like to design and make few pieces of your own bespoke jewellery, then this class is for you. You don’t need any prior skills or knowledge, just imagination and creativity. We will use colorful glass, which incorporates metals and is perfect for making sparkling jewellery, and both microwave and larger glass kilns.
In this workshop you will learn:
• the basics of fusing glass
• how to cut and layer glass in preparation for fusing
• how to fuse glass in a kiln
• post-fusing processing, such as grinding and polishing
• how to attach jewellery findings to glass
At the end of the workshop you should be able to take home a finished pendant (or two) and a pair of earrings (or two) of your own design. You are welcome to bring your own ideas or follow a pre-designed project. The skills that you will learn will help you start making glass jewellery at home or in a studio setting. Tools, and materials will be provided, but please bring an apron with you.
The class is limited to two people.
To inquire or book a place, email Irina to: firstname.lastname@example.org
11:00 am - 3:00 am
This is aimed at adult beginners
Course will include
1. Stretching paper on to board
2. Basic info on brush types and brushstrokes
3.tonal painting using 4 or 5 tones of black or Paynes Grey.
4. Applying simple washes, graduated washes, two tone washes with acrylic paint, drying each
successive layer before adding the next.
5, Form, structure and composition.
6. Recognising negative space and how to create the illusion of three dimensions on a flat surface.
7. Colour theory and colour mixing including ways to achieve colour harmony by restricting the palette
three or four colours
7.perspective as applied to landscapes
8. working with mixed media using thickening gels, tissue paper, gesso to create texture