Courses for Adults

COURSES FOR ADULTS – TIMETABLE


MONDAY

 

Start The Week Singing with Kirsty Abraham

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Barnspace, Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP

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.

Date: TBC

Contact sue@artspacecinderford.org for more information

Cost – TBC


TUESDAY

 

Exploring Printmaking, with Melanie Ruston

10:00am – 12:00pm

Artspace Cinderford, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside St, Cinderford GL14 2NL

This is an opportunity to explore the many ways of making a print. We can try printing from a matrix made from collected  textured surfaces by hand and by using an etching press. We can make a relief block by cutting into various surfaces and printing as a single colour and to make multi coloured images. Monoprinting can be a quick way of transferring ink onto paper making a simple drawing or continue to add more than one colour to make a multi layered print. We will experiment with overprinting and layering, using different papers and scale and perhaps culminating in a collaborative piece of paper sculpture! Nothing is wrong and everyone can have a go, even if you think you can’t draw!

Starts 25th September. For 9 weeks with a half term break.

Costs – See ‘Adult Course Costs’ page


An Introduction to Screen Printing, with Rob Toomer

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Artspace Cinderford, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside St, Cinderford GL14 2NL

Screen – printing is a great process for printing all kinds of images onto a wide variety of materials, including paper, fabrics and even ceramics. There are many things that can be achieved with screen – printing that can’t be done with other printing processes. Taking a ‘DIY approach’ this course will introduce you to the basic process of screen – printing and the steps of creating your own hand printed images; from designing images to preparing your screen and making your first prints. You will be introduced to some techniques you can use to create your stencils and we will also explore multiple colour printing. this course is suitable for those new to screen – printing as well as those with previous experience of the process.

Starts 25th September 2018. For 9 weeks with a half – term break.

Costs – See ‘Adult Course Costs’ page


WEDNESDAY

3 Dimensional Ceramic Form, with Jane Spray

10:00am – 12:15pm

Artspace Cinderford, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside St, Cinderford GL14 2NL

A class best suited to those with some previous experience of using clay, this will be a chance to explore form and experiment and ‘play’ with different making and decorating techniques in a stimulating and supportive atmosphere. Please bring a sketchbook or notebook to jot down your discoveries.

Starts 26th September 2018. For 8 weeks with a half – term break.

Costs – See ‘Adult Course Costs’ page


Drawing & Painting Inspired by Nature at The Pludds, with Warren Day

10:30am – 12:30pm

The Pludds & District Village Hall, Ashdene Road, The Pludds, Ruardean, GL17 9UQ

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.

Starts 26th September 2018. For 9 weeks with a half – term break.

Costs – See ‘Adult Course Costs’ page


 Pottery Afternoons, with Jane Spray

1:15pm – 3:30pm

Artspace Cinderford, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside St, Cinderford GL14 2NL

This Pottery course is suitable for beginners and near beginners as well as the more experienced. There will be a chance to develop your hand building skills and also to practice using the wheel if you would like to. We will start with small projects to get you going, and from there on you will plan and execute your own chosen project. Please bring a notebook or sketchbook, and an old shirt.

Starts 26th September 2018. For 8 weeks with a half – term break.

Costs – See ‘Adult Course Costs’ page


THURSDAY

 

Mixed Media Drawing & Painting, with Warren Day

10:00am – 12:00pm

Artspace Cinderford, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside St, Cinderford GL14 2NL

A fun and exciting course investigating a range of drawing media such as; charcoal, inks, pastels and printmaking. From small controlled mark making with a pencil to bold marks with a decorator’s brush. We will explore different and sometimes unusual expressive and energetic drawing excerices, combining traditional observational skills with alternative experimental techniques. mark making, line, colour and composition will be covered enabling you to apply these skills to your own observational or non-representational piece of work towards the end of the course. We will also look at the work of other historical and contemporary artists for reference and inspiration. The course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience. All you need to bring is curiosity and enthusiasm!

Starts 27th September 2018. For 9 weeks with a half – term break.

Costs – See ‘Adult Course Costs’ page


New Clothes from Old! with Lizzie Godden

10:30am – 12:30pm

Artspace Cinderford, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside St, Cinderford GL14 2NL

Do you have old holey jumpers, stained t-shirts, worn out jeans, clothes that don’t fit any more, but just don’t want to throw them away or pass them on? Some clothes are old favourites we just can’t let go of! Do you fancy making something new with them? Make a scarf, a bag, a skirt, a shirt, “upcycle” those unused favourites. There’ll be items of clothing you can “upcycle” if you haven’t got any of your own. This will be great fun!

Starts: 27th September 2018.  For 9 weeks with a half term break.

Costs – See ‘Adult Course Costs’ page


Drawing and Painting, with Mariette Voke

10:30am – 12:30pm

The Pavilion Cafe, Angus Buchanan recreational Ground, Victoria Road, Coleford, GL16 3DR

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.

Starts: 27th September 2018.  For 9 weeks with a half term break.

Costs – See ‘Adult Course Costs’ page


Fun with Texture! With Warren Day

12:45pm – 2:45pm

Artspace Cinderford, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside St, Cinderford GL14 2NL

Texture is around us everywhere and artists have always been fascinated by finding ways to capture it in their artwork. During this term we will have fun exploring and experimenting with a wide range of media, materials and associated techniques to produce a self-directed final outcome. Workshops will include working with a range of dry, wet and even digital media such as paints, inks, collage, plaster and Photoshop. We will investigate ways in which we can use these media and materials to interpret textures from a variety of sources such as the natural and man-made landscapes and apply them to two dimensional or low relief conclusions.

We will explore the work of other artists to help inform and inspire our own realistic or abstract creations.  The course is suitable for both those with experience or absolute beginners.  All you will need is an inquisitive mind and an apron!

Starts: 27th September 2018.  For 9 weeks with a half term break.

Costs – See ‘Adult Course Costs’ page


Developing Ideas for Textiles, with Lizzie Godden

1:15pm – 3:30pm

Artspace Cinderford, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside St, Cinderford GL14 2NL

We’ll make our own visual ideas books. Our individual books can contain natural forms of interest (for example flowers, leaves, feathers), poems or other written pieces, pieces of fabric and thread, found items (for example tickets, wrappers, cuttings), quick drawings, photos, ideas, thoughts and feelings. We’ll have fun experimenting with varied media. Our workbooks will be stimulation for developing our ideas. We’ll identify ways of developing our thoughts and findings into a textile piece/pieces. Our textile pieces will relate to our experiments, it needn’t be a direct translation of our workbook. We’ll have a lot of fun!

Starts: 27th September 2018.  For 8 weeks with a half term break.

Costs – See ‘Adult Course Costs’ page


Creative Pottery (Evening Class) with Jane Spray

6:45pm – 9:00pm

Artspace Cinderford, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside St, Cinderford GL14 2NL

If you cannot make it to Artspace during the day, then this is the evening class for you! Relax and enjoy using clay in a creative atmosphere. A range of making and decorating techniques will be explored throughout the course and you will be encouraged to work on and develop your own projects.

Starts: 27th September 2018.  For 8 weeks with a half term break.

Costs – See ‘Adult Course Costs’ page


FRIDAY

Discover Drama, with Jo Jarratt

10:00am – 12:00pm

Artspace Cinderford, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside St, Cinderford GL14 2NL

Have you ever wanted to have a go at acting? Do you want to develop your confidence? This course offers adults the chance to explore and develop their communication and performing skills using improvisation, characterisation, vocal and physical exercises in order to challenge and excite! There will also be the opportunity to devise your own piece of theatre for performance. All levels of experience welcome.

Starts: 28th September.  For 9 weeks with a half term break.

Costs – See ‘Adult Course Costs’ page


Weaving with Willow, with Lin Powell

10:30am – 12:30pm

The Main Place, Old Station Way, Coleford, GL16 8RH

 

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.

Starts: 21st September 2018.  For 9 weeks with a half term break.

Costs – See ‘Adult Course Costs’ page


Colour in Art, with Jo Jarrett

1:15m – 3:15pm

Artspace Cinderford, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside St, Cinderford GL14 2NL

In this mixed media course we will be looking at the importance of colour in art.  Colour is not only vibrant and eye catching, it is also a very clever tool that can be used to enhance mood and feeling.  Each week we shall look at how we can use colour to strengthen our artwork.  We shall look at Artists who do this, using a range of different approaches and techniques.

Starts: 28th September 2018.  For 9 weeks with a half term break.

Costs – See ‘Adult Course Costs’ page