Claire Western Courses

SHORT COURSES FOR ADULTS 2019

By Artist Claire Western

 

ARTWORK IN THE LANDSCAPE (3 Week Course)

Thursdays

25th April, 2nd & 9th May 2019

Time 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost £115

This is a course on which we hope to work directly from the landscape en plein air (weather permitting). It will be a chance to draw and paint freely and use many different media in order to try to capture light, weather and change. We will use watercolour, acrylics and various drawing media, including pastel, conte and charcoal.

This course will suit all, from the complete to 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 place please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel 07518 753790


INVENTIVE & CREATIVE PRINTMAKING (5 week course)

Fridays

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th May & 7th June 2019

Time 10.00am - 1.00pm

Cost £120

Following on from the great success of previous collagraph printmaking courses, this will be a chance to produce a whole series of vibrant prints, both in colour and black and white. We will explore many combinations of intaglio and relief printmaking, using cut forms, found materials and printing from metal plates. Embossing surfaces and experimenting will be all part of the creative process.

This course will suit all, from the complete to 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 place please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel 07518 753790


EXPRESSIVE & GESTURAL PAINTING (5 Week Course)

Thursdays or Wednesdays

16th & 23rd May, 6th, 13th & 20th June 2019

22nd, 29th May, 5th, 12th June & 3rd July 2019

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Cost £120

Following on from the success of several previous painting courses, this is going to be an exploration of the expressive potential of unusual combinations of surface and colour. Images will be built up using layers of relief impasto, colour, glazes and paint and dye or ink. We will be looking at the work of some great contemporary painters and looking for the most innovative and powerful ways in which to work.

This course will suit all, from the complete to 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 place please contact clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel 07518 753790


RELIEF PRINTMAKING (3 Week Course)

Friday

14th, 21st & 28th June 2019

Time 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost £130

This will be a chance to spend three full days experimenting with this fascinating way of creating artwork. Cut forms, found objects and built up surfaces will be combined to create a whole series of inventive and experimental prints. We will use collagraph blocks on board and metal plates, printing with brilliantly-coloured professional-quality inks.

This course will suit all, from the complete to 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 place please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel 07518 753790


A FRESH APPROACH TO STILL LIFE (3 Day Course)

25th, 26th & 27th June 2019

Time 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost £125

This course will be all about creating strong compositions and imagery, using the shapes of familiar objects as a starting point. We will be combining a rich mixture of materials, colours and many techniques to make a mixed media painting. Using paint, ink, dye and collage materials, a finished painting will emerge over the three days. Inspiration will come in part from such powerful exponents of this form of painting, such as Ben Nicholson, Henri Matisse and Georges Braque.

The course will suit all, from the complete novice to more experienced artists. The emphasis will be on experimentation and combining unlikely and powerfully expressive materials. No great drawing skills will be required – simply plenty of enthusiasm!

All materials will be provided

For more information please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


STUDENT ENRICHMENT ART SESSIONS (14 -18 years)

Saturdays

2nd & 16th February, 2nd & 23rd 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