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: 15th January 2018. For 9 weeks with a break (later dates to be confirmed).
Costs: £45. Concessions: £25 for people on means tested benefits. Or for people with disabilities £22.50.

10:30am – 12:30pm
Inspired by British Landscape Painters.
We will make studies from details of some of the great British Landscape Paintings. Work by Constable, Gainsborough and Cotman. We will also look at 20th Century Painters including Hockney, Iven Hitchens and Eric Ravilious. Those of you who have been ‘Exploring Colour’ will appreciate working with a limited palette. We will get to grips with painting dramatic skies and convincing trees. We may have to let in a few French favourites! The aim will be to create your own Landscape painting inspired by the traditions of the past.
Venue: The Pludds & District Village Hall, The Pludds.
Starts: 17th January 2018. For 9 weeks with a half term break.
Costs: £60 course fee + £2 a week towards materials (collected weekly).

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, Gloucestershire. GL16 3DR
Starts: 18th January 2018. For 9 weeks with a half term break.
Costs: £60 course fee + £2 a week towards materials (collected weekly).

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: 19th January 2018. For 9 weeks with a half term break.
Costs: £60 course fee + £2 a week towards materials (collected weekly).

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.