Artspace Outreach Programme

Adult outreach programme

Our outreach Adult Education Programme is designed to meet some of the needs of people who face barriers to participation caused by mobility problems, rural isolation and/or mental health issues.

As part of our 2018 Adult Education programme we are running art and craft classes at:

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Start The Week Singing, with Kirsty Abraham.
Start your week with a Monday afternoon sing! Singing with other people helps body and mind, lifts your mood, as well as being friendly and sociable. The more you sing, the better it really does get. Songs are taught by ear – you don’t need to read music to sing with us, or to sing on your own (unless you want to). We sing songs and harmonies from around the world that can’t be sung alone. We start with vocal and body warm-ups and activities to help us sing. 
Venue: Barnspace, Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP *Starts: Dates to be confirmed, contact for more information. Costs: TBC *

10:30am – 12:30pm
Drawing & Painting Inspired by Nature at The Pludds,
with Warren Day.
Inspired by nature and the beautiful landscape around us, we will explore a wide range of media, materials and associated techniques including painting, drawing, collage, printmaking and more.
Traditional approaches together with contemporary and experimental methods will be covered and links to other inspirational artists will be made. Towards the latter end of the course you will be able to produce a personal final outcome using one or a combination of the initial workshops previously undertaken.
Suitable for all skill levels, this is a fun, friendly, and supportive course aimed at those who wish to practice with new techniques and have a love of nature and the natural world.
Venue: The Pludds & District Village Hall, Ashdene Road, The Pludds, Ruardean, Glos GL17 9UQ
Starts: 19th September 2018. For 9 weeks with a half term break.

10.30am – 12.30pm
Drawing and Painting, with Mariette Voke
Come along to the Angus Buchanan Pavilion, Coleford, for a weekly session of drawing and painting with a professional artist. Explore a wide range of mediums, pencils, charcoal, watercolour, acrylics and oils in a friendly and encouraging environment. To include still life subjects and in good weather simple local landscapes. Basic materials provided. Beginners welcome as well as those more experienced and wishing to paint within a group.
Venue: The Pavilion Cafe. Angus Buchanan Recreation Ground, Victoria Road, Coleford, Glos. GL16 3DR
Starts: 27th September 2018. For 9 weeks without a half term break.

10:30am – 12:30pm
Weaving With Willow, with Lin Powell.
As the course name suggests we will mostly be using willow as our natural resource however, we will also explore hedgerow resources. If your interest lies in basketry we will learn different weaves and shapes to create artistic contemporary or traditional baskets. There will also be opportunities for you to make garden structures for your climbing plants (if the resources are available) or sculptures to enhance the natural beauty of the garden.  No experience necessary the course is aimed at both beginners and intermediates. Once you have learned some basic weaves your imagination will flow. If you have a favourite sharp pair of secateurs feel free to bring them along however tools will be provided.  *Venue: The Main Place, Old Station Way, Coleford, GL16 8RH. *
Starts: 21st September 2018. For 9 weeks with a half term break.

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Our Adult Education programme is organised in April for the following academic year September – July and the budget is limited. If your organisation is interested in being included in the programme you need to contact Hannah on 01594 825111.


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