Claire Western Courses

SHORT COURSES FOR ADULTS 2019

By Artist Claire Western

 

PURE ABSTRACTION (3 Week Course)

Wednesdays

9th, 16th & 23rd October 2019

Time 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost £130

This course will explore the power of colour, form and composition in creating strong images which are free from description. Large, colourful paintings will be based on initial collages and experiments with shape, texture, colour and surface. We will start by looking at the work of some of the great exponents of abstract painting and using their ideas and working methods to inspire and inform.

It is designed to suit all, 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 place please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel 07518 753790


INTEGRATING IMAGES (3 week course)

Fridays

11th, 18th & 25th October 2019

Time 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost £130

Following on from the success of previous courses exploring pattern, surface and texture, this course will be all about trying unusual combinations of media such as inks, dye, glazes, pastel, acrylic and many more. We will create a wide range of coloured and textured surfaces which will then be combined using collage and stitch to create one large, dramatic final panel.

The course will suit all, from the complete novice to the more experienced artist.

All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment and have a go!

 All materials will be provided.

For more information or to book a place please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel 07518 753790


THE POWER OF LANDSCAPE (3 Week Course)

Wednesdays

30th October, 6th & 13th November 2019

10.00 am to 3.00 pm

Cost £130

This is a course on which we will be exploring the most powerfully expressive ways of working on landscape. 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.

We will first be looking at some of the great current landscape painters and their working methods in order to enrich and inform our experimental work.

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


FISH - FEATHERS - FOSSILS

DRAWING FROM NATURAL BEAUTY (4 Week Course)

Thursdays

31st October, 7th, 14th, & 21st November 2019

Time 10.00am - 1.00pm

Cost £130

This is a course on which we will be looking at basic drawing skills. We will be working from the observation of beautiful and unusual natural objects and making strong images using a wide variety of expressive materials. The emphasis will be on building on existing drawing skills and exploring a variety of techniques to build expertise and confidence.

It will suit all, from the competent artist to the tentative beginner and plenty of individual help and guidance will be provided. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to have a go!

All materials will be provided.

For more information or to book a place please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel 07518 753790


FREEDOM OF THE PRESS (4 week Course)

Fridays

1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd November 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.

We will be exploring the endless possibilities which printing with a press offers.

This course will suit all, from the complete novice to more experienced artists. It is an ideal opportunity to be creative, particularly for anyone whose interest lies in experimentation with colour and composition rather than drawing and painting. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to have a go!

All materials will be provided.

For more information please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


EXPRESSIVE & GESTURAL PAINTING (4 week course)

Tuesdays

12th, 19th, 26th November & 3rd December 2019

Time 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost £130

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Following on from the success of several previous painting courses, this is another opportunity to   explore 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 novice to more experienced artists. It is especially useful to anyone wishing to free themselves from constraints in painting and make themselves work in a more spontaneous manner.  All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment.

All materials will be provided.

For more information please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


BLACK & WHITE (4 week course)

Wednesdays

20th, 27th November, 4th & 11th December

Time 10.00am - 1.00pm

Cost £130

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This course will be exploring the enormous expressive and descriptive possibilities of working purely in black and white. We will be using a wide variety of media, including charcoal, paint, graphite, conte, inks and mixed media. It will build on and extend existing drawing skills and will be suitable for all, from the complete beginner to the more experienced artist.

All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment!

 All materials will be provided.

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


STUDENT ENRICHMENT ART SESSIONS (14 -18 years)

Saturdays

8th & 15th June 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