Claire Western Courses

SHORT COURSES FOR ADULTS 2019

By Artist Claire Western

 

A BIGGER SPLASH (6 week Course)

Fridays

18th & 25th January, 1st, 15th & 22 February, 1st March 2019

Time 10.00am - 1.00pm

Cost £160

This is a chance to work with guidance on a big, statement painting. Over the course of 6 weeks, you will work from your chosen image / images and be guided in ways of using great contemporary artists’ work to enrich and inform your own. You will have a variety of techniques and combinations of media demonstrated and will then create a spectacular large format painting on a professional quality canvas.

Canvases can be supplied at a discounted cost. All other materials will be provided.

For more information or to book a space please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


BLACK & WHITE (3 Week Course)

Wednesdays

6th, 13th & 20th March 2019

Time 10.00am - 1.00pm

Cost £90

This course will be an exploration of the power of black and white imagery through experiments with ink, charcoal, dye, paint, collage and monoprinting. You can build on drawing skills in a tutored group and work on differing scales from tiny, intricate pen and ink work to huge gestural drawings and paintings.

This course will suit everyone, from the complete novice to more experienced artists. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment!

All materials will be provided.

For more information or to book a space please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


BRILLIANT WATERCOLOUR (3 Week Course)

Tuesdays

12th, 19th & 26th February 2019

Time 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost £115

This course will offer insights into the use of brilliant, powerful colour in watercolour. You will be working in layers and using bleach, resist and colour over texture. We will be looking at the way in which watercolour has ceased to be the medium for pale, washed out imagery and will learn from the work of the many great contemporary artists whose vibrant work can inform and enrich our own.

All materials will be provided

For more information or to book a space please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


COLLAGE - CUT, TEAR, ASSEMBLE (4 Week Course)

Thursdays

28th February, 7th, 14th & 21st March 2019

Time 10.00am - 1.00pm

Cost £110

Explore the great potential of creating images with pre-coloured papers and photographs combined with drawing and painting. This will be a chance to explore exciting ways of combining media to create strong and often very surprising results!

All that you require is enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment.

All materials will be provided.

For more information or to book a space please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


COLLAGRAPH & RELIEF PRINTMAKING (3 Week Course)

Thursdays

31st Jan, 14th & 21st February 2019

Time 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost £130

This is a chance to create a series of beautiful, subtle prints using cut forms, found objects and card shapes on metal plates. You will also make relief printing blocks from a variety of textures and forms. These will all be printed using top quality professional printing inks and a press.

All that you require is enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment.

All materials will be provided.

For more information or to book a space please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


EXPRESSIVE LANDSCAPE (5 Week Course)

Wednesdays

23rd & 30th January, 13th, 20th & 27th February 2019

Time 10.00am - 1.00pm

Cost £120

Working from your own best land and or seascape photographs, explore the many ways of combining a range of surfaces and pigments to create evocative, powerful paintings and drawings. You will be introduced to many exciting ways of painting and using mixed media. Acrylics, watercolour, dyes, inks, gesso, glazes and layering techniques will be used to expressive effect, with reference to some great contemporary artists’ work.

All that you will require is enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment.

All materials will be provided.

For more information or to book a space please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


ENRICHMENT ART SESSIONS (14 -18 years)

Saturdays

26th January, 2nd & 16th February, 2nd March 2019

Time 10.00am - 2.00pm

Cost £20 (per session)

These courses are designed for students of 14 – 18 who are interested in Art, possibly studying it for GCSE or A level and who would like to expand their knowledge and experience.

We will be making monoprints, collagraphs, etchings and printing over a range of prepared surfaces. Students will also be introduced to working with mixed media and exploring all the expressive possibilities of unusual combinations of surface and colour.

Subjects will be provided, but individual choices may be prompted by GCSE or A level themes and focus.

This is a great opportunity to add to the range of work in a portfolio for exams and Foundation portfolios.

All materials, papers, painting supports and the use of a press will be provided.

For more information or to book a space please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790