Course Programme

Winter 2018

Week 1  (8 Jan 2018): Create an artwork of your own choice

Week 2  (15 Jan 2018): Landscape painting 1

Week 3  (22 Jan 2018): Landscape painting 2, followed by a crit

Week 4  (29 Jan 2018): Creating a collage artwork 1

Week 5  (5 Feb 2018): Creating a collage artwork 2

Week 6  (12 Feb 2018): The work of David Hockney

Week 7  (26 Feb 2018): Painting a portrait

Week 8  (5 Mar 2018): Painting a portrait followed by a crit

Week 9  (12 Mar 2018): Life drawing

Week 10  (26 Mar 2018): The Dutch masters 1.

Autumn 2017

Week 1  (4 Sep 2017): Create an artwork of your own choice

Week 2  (11 Sep 2017): Landscape painting 1

Week 3  (18 Sep 2017): Landscape painting 2, followed by a crit

Week 4  (25 Sep 2017): Creating a collage artwork 1

Week 5  (2 Oct 2017): Creating a collage artwork 2

Week 6  (9 Oct 2017): The work of David Hockney

Week 7  (16 Oct 2017): Painting a portrait

Week 8  (23 Oct 2017): Painting a portrait followed by a crit

Week 9  (6 Nov 2017): Life drawing

Week 10  (13 Nov 2017): The Dutch masters 1.

Week 11  (20 Nov 2017): The Dutch masters 2.

Week 12  (17 Nov 2017): Creating a winter themed card

Week 13  (4 Dec 2017): Creating an effective composition

Summer 2017

Week 1  (24 April 2017): Create an artwork of your own choice

Week 2  (8 May 2017): Create an artwork inspired by the sky and sea 1

Week 3  (15 May 2017): Create an artwork inspired by the sky and sea 2 (followed by a crit)

Week 4  (22 May 2017): Create an artwork inspired by your garden or local park 1

Week 5  (5 June 2017): Create an artwork inspired by your garden or local park 2

Week 6  (12 June 2017): Life drawing

Week 7  (19 June 2017): Create a landscape with watercolour and ink 1

Week 8  (26 June 2017): Create a landscape with watercolour and ink 2

Week 9  (3 July 2017): Drawing the moving figure with graphite and ink

Week 10  (10 July 2017): Painting outdoors

Week 11  (17 July 2017): Painting summer trees and flowers followed by a crit

Winter / Spring 2017

Week 1  (9 January 2017): Create an artwork of your own choice

Week 2  (16 January 2017): Drawing techniques for a landscape using graphite and charcoal

Week 3  (23 January 2017): Creating a flower artwork using inks 1

Week 4  (30 January 2017): Creating a flower artwork using inks 2 (followed by a crit)

Week 5  (6 February 2017): Mixed media techniques using acrylics 1

Week 6  (20 February 2017): Mixed media techniques using acrylics 2

Week 7  (27 February 2017): Painting portraits 1

Week 8  (6 March 2017): Painting portraits 2

Week 9  (13 March 2017): Painting sky and water using a palette knife 1

Week 10  (20 March 2017): Painting sky and water using a palette knife 2

Week 11  (27 March 2017): Creating an artwork inspired by an industrial landscape

Week 12  (3 April 2017): Creating an artwork using collage (followed by a crit)


Below is a listing of previous programmes.

Spring / Summer 2016

Week 1  (4 April 2016): Painting of your own choice

Week 2  (11 April 2016): Make an artwork inspired by your home 1

Week 3  (18 April 2016): Make an artwork inspired by your home 2

Week 4  (9 May 2016): Make an artwork inspired by your favourite place 1

Week 5  (16 May 2016): Make an artwork inspired by your favourite place 2 (followed by crit)

Week 6  (23 May 2016): Impressionism art

Week 7  (6 June 2016): Marterials – Acrylics and Watercolour, followed by crit

Week 8  (13 June 2016): Make an artwork inspired by your still life

Week 9  (20 June 2016): Painting people and figure drawing

Week 10  (27 June 2016): Make an artwork inspired by insects, butterflies and moths

Week 11  (4 July 2016): Painting outdoors

Week 12  (11 July 2016): Creating an artwork in pen and ink

 

Winter / Spring 2016

Week 1  (4 Jan 2016): Painting of your own choice

Week 2  (11 Jan 2016): Create an image inspired by the face 1

Week 3  (18 Jan 2016): Create an image inspired by the face 2

Week 4  (25 Jan 2016): Graphite and charcoal work

Week 5  (1 Feb 2016): Create an image from 3 found objects

Week 6  (8 Feb 2016): Basic acrylic techniques

Week 7  (15 Feb 2016): Painting drapery

Week 8  (22 Feb 2016): Abstract images with watercolour

Week 9  (29 Feb 2016): Create an artwork inspired by ‘Love’

Week 10  (7 Mar 2016): Gustav Klimt and the symbolists

Week 11  (14 Mar 2016): Create an artwork inspired by a walk 1

Week 12  (21 Mar 2016): Create an artwork inspired by a walk 2


Spring / Summer 2015

Week 1  (13 April 2015): Painting of your own choice

Week 2  (20 April 2015): Making an artwork inspired by the sea 1

Week 3  (27 April 2015): Making an artwork inspired by the sea 2

Week 4  (11 May 2015): Making an artwork inspired by nature 1

Week 5  (18 May 2015): Making an artwork inspired by nature 2

Week 6  (1 June 2015): Native American art followed by crit

Week 7  (8 June 2015): Colour mixing and other techniques with acrylics

Week 8  (15 June 2015): Making an artwork inspired by machinery

Week 9  (22 June 2015): Quick drawing, capturing the figure

Week 10  (29 June 2015): Making an artwork inspired by animals

Week 11  (6 July 2015): Painting outdoors

Week 12  (13 July 2015): Making your hands and feet followed by crit


Winter / Spring 2015

Week 1  (5 January 2015): Painting of your own choice

Week 2  (12 January 2015): Making an artwork inspired by 3 small objects

Week 3  (19 January 2015): Making an artwork inspired by an old photograph

Week 4  (26 January 2015): Taking a look at the Scottish Colourists

Week 5  (2 February 2015): Painting a design for a stained glass window

Week 6  (9 February 2015): Painting a design for a stained glass window

Week 7  (16 February 2015): Abstract portraits

Week 8  (23 February 2015): Making an artwork from recycled objects

Week 9  (2 March 2015): Old master painting techniques

Week 10  (9 March 2015): Making an artwork on an unusual object

Week 11  (16 March 2015): African art

Week 12  (23 March 2015): Making an artwork inspired by your family and friends 1

Week 13  (30 March 2015): Making an artwork inspired by your family and friends 2


Autumn 2014

Week 1  (8 September 2014): Painting of your own choice

Week 2  (15 September 2014):  Creating a painting inspired by the sky 1

Week 3  (22 September 2014):  Creating a painting inspired by the sky 2

Week 4  (29 September 2014):  Drawing with charcoal, ink and pastel

Week 5  (6 October 2014):   Taking a look at the work of Emil Nolde

Week 6  (13 October 2014):   Design, colour and structure in painting

Week 7  (20 October 2014):   Creating a painting inspired by gardens 1

Week 8  (27 October 2014):   Creating a painting inspired by gardens 2

Week 9  (3 November 2014):   Life drawing

Week 10  (10 November 2014):   Taking a look at Aboriginal Art

Week 11  (17 November 2014):   Creating a painting for your own winter postcard 1

Week 12  (24 November 2014):   Creating a painting for your own winter postcard 2

Week 13  (1 December 2014):   Making a painting to illustrate your favourite poem

Week 14  (8 December 2014):   Christmas Quiz / Still life

Spring / Summer 2014

 

Week 1  (31 March 2014): Painting of your own choice

Week 2  (7 April 2014):  Painting seascapes 1

Week 3  (14 April 2014):  Painting seascapes 2

Week 4  (28 April 2014):  Painting nature, trees and water 1

Week 5  (12 May 2014):   Painting nature, trees and water 2

Week 6  (19 May 2014):   Painting / drawing portraits 1

Week 7  (2 June 2014):   Painting / drawing portraits 2

Week 8  (9 June 2014):   Painting pigs

Week 9  (16 June 2014):   The Bloomsbury Group

Week 10  (23 June 2014):   Pen-and-ink painting a still life

Week 11  (30 June 2014):   Making a collage

Week 12  (7 July 2014):   Painting outdoors