Claire Western Courses

SHORT COURSES FOR ADULTS

By Artist Claire Western

 

LINO PRINTING (3 Day Course)

Mon 8th, Tue 9th & Wed 10th October 2018

Time 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost £145

This is a chance to cut a relief printing block and explore this fascinating medium. Using one carved image, you will be able to produce multiple prints, experimenting with colour, surface and printing over a variety of grounds, using collage and applied colour.

All materials, lino, inks, cutters, rollers and the use of a press will be provided. Tea and coffee will also be available.

For more information or to book a space please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


COLLAGRAPH PRINTMAKING (2 Day Course)

Mon 15th & Tue 16th October 2018

Time 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost £120

This very versatile method of printing suits all, from the absolute beginner to those who wish to try more ambitious combinations of surface and colour. You will be introduced to many exciting ways of making and printing images from a metal plate, enabling you to produce a great range of prints in any one session. All that is required is the ability to cut shapes from card and a willingness to let go and experiment freely! All materials, card, inks, metal plates, rollers, collage materials will be provided. Tea and coffee will also be available.

For more information or to book a space please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


PAINTING (2 Day Course)

Tue 20th & Wed 21st November 2018

Time 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost £140

This course will suit all, from the tentative complete beginner to the more experienced artist. You will be introduced to some of the many painting and mixed media methods which I have explored in my work and teaching over many years. Acrylics, watercolour, dyes, gesso, glazes and layering techniques will all be used and the results will be rich, spontaneous and often very surprising ! All that you require is enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment! All materials will be provided, although you are welcome to bring any with which you would particularly like to work.

For more information or to book a space please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


PATTERN - SURFACE - TEXTURE (2 Day Course)

Thurs 29th & Fri 30th November 2018

Time 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost £115

This course will introduce you to many new ways of trying out new materials, colours and surfaces. You will be able to produce a series of patterns and images, from still life and representational work to entirely abstract patterns and designs. We will be using papers, texture paste, gesso, glazes, dyes, acrylics, watercolours and photographs. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to let yourself go! All materials, papers, glue, texture paste, supports etc will be provided. Tea and coffee will also be available.

For more information or to book a space please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


ETCHING (2 Day Course)

Tue 4th & Wed 5th December 2018

Time 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost £120

On this course, you will learn how to etch a printing plate. Using this initial image, we will explore the many ways of creating beautiful prints on different surfaces, adding colour, working with mixed media and producing some fascinating and often very surprising results. Etching materials, printing card and paper, etching inks and the use of a printing press will all be provided.

For more information or to book a space please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


COLLAGE & MIXED MEDIA (3 Week Course)

Wed 17th, 24th & 31st October 2018

Time 10.00am -1.00pm

Cost £85

Explore the enormous potential of creating images mixing pre- coloured papers and photographs with a wide variety of drawing and painting materials. On this course, these will all be provided, along with examples an introduction to the many imaginative and creative ways of using paint, glazes, gel, gesso and drawing media. All that is required is a willingness to experiment freely and explore new techniques. Materials will all be provided. This course is suitable for all, from the complete novice to more experienced artists and painters.

For more information or to book a space please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


DRAWING (6 Week Course)

Fri 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th October 2018

Fri 9th & 16th November 2018

Time 10.00am -1.00pm

Cost £160

This course is suitable for all, from the complete novice to the more experienced artist. The aim is for all to try new materials and techniques, to experiment, combine and explore all the expressive potential of a wide range of media. Methods will include rubbing graphite into a surface and drawing with an eraser, drawing with bleach into an ink surface, layering and scraping oil pastel....and many more. Materials will be provided and all that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to let go!

For more information or to book a space please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


PAINTING (6 week Course)

Thurs 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October 2018

Thurs 8th & 15th November 2018

Time 10.00am - 1.00pm

Cost £160

This course will suit all, from the tentative complete beginner to the more experienced artist. You will be introduced to some of the many painting and mixed media methods which I have explored in my work and teaching over many years. Acrylics, watercolour, dyes, gesso, glazes and layering techniques will all be used and the results will be rich, spontaneous and often very surprising ! All that you require is enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment! All materials will be provided, although you are welcome to bring any with which you would particularly like to work.

For more information or to book a space please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790