Claire Western Courses

SHORT COURSES FOR ADULTS 2019

By Artist Claire Western

 

All Autumn / Winter courses now fully booked

Details still available for times and dates on Claire Western’s website

www.clairewestern.co.uk

NEW COURSES FOR JAN/FEB/MARCH 2020

 

DRAWING THE LINE (4 Week Course)

Thursdays

9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th January 2020

Time 10.00am - 1.00pm

Cost £130

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This is a drawing, painting and mixed media course which will explore the tremendous power of line as an element of Art. Linear forms,bold shapes, texture and tone with line will all be created. We will look at some of the great works which depend on drawn, painted and printed lines and use ideas to inspire the creative process. Materials will include many different drawing media, such as pen and ink, charcoal, pencil, working with brushes, sticks and printed line.

This course will suit all, from the complete to novice to more experienced artists. It is especially useful to anyone wishing to explore new and often spontaneous, free ways of working. 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


LIGHT, LANDSCAPE & LIQUID COLOUR (3 week course)

Fridays

17th, 24th & 31st January 2020

Time 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost £130

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This is a course on which we will be exploring the most powerfully expressive ways of working from 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. The emphasis will be on using opaque and transparent layers of paint to create impressions of space and distance.

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


BUILDING THE LAYERS (4 Week Course)

Wednesdays

5th, 19th, 26th February & 4th March 2020

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Cost £130

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Following on from the great success of previous mixed media and painting courses, this will be a chance to produce a whole series of

vibrant paintings which will be built in layers. We will be applying paint with brushes, spatulas, card strips and an unusual range of tools. We will be exploring the endless possibilities which can be exploited, such as impasto techniques, gels and gesso. This course will suit all, from the complete to 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 more conventional drawing and painting. 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


FISH - FEATHERS - FOSSILS

HOW BIG A BRUSH (3 Week Course)

Thursdays

6th, 20th & 27th February 2020

Time 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost £130

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A cautious approach and being timid with scale, colour and fine brushes so often inhibits artists from creating their most dramatic work. This course will offer a chance to work freely and to explore the power of colour, form and composition in creating strong images which are created by bold brush strokes and working on a variety of scales. Large, colourful paintings will be created with experiments in shape, texture, colour and surface. We will start by looking at the work of some of the great exponents of both abstract and representational painting and using their ideas and working methods to inspire and inform.

It is designed to 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


SEEING THROUGH THE COLOUR (4 week Course)

Fridays

21st, 28th February, 6th & 13th March 2020

Time 10.00am - 1.00pm

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 using opaque and transparent acrylic paint, inks and dye. We will be looking at the work of

some great contemporary painters and finding the most innovative and powerful ways in which to work.

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 please contact

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


COLLAGE, COLLAGRAPH, CONNECT (4 week course)

Thursdays

5th, 12th, 19th & 26th March 2020

Time 10.00am - 1.00pm

Cost £130

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Following on from the great success of previous collagraph printmaking courses exploring pattern, surface and texture, this course will be all about the exploration of intaglio and relief printmaking, using cut forms, found materials and printing from metal plates. Embossing and experimenting will be all part of the creative process. The resulting experiments will be stitched and collaged together to form a whole.

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


SHIFTING SHAPES (3 day course)

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

1st, 2nd & 3rd April 2020

Time 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost £130

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Following on from the great success of a previous course entitled ‘Fresh Approaches to Still Life’, this course explores ways of creating a final image using novel techniques of collage, paint and mixed media. Composition and the arrangement of shapes will be all part of the creative process. The wide-ranging experiments will be collaged together to form a whole.

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

clairewestern2@gmail.com or Tel. 07518 753790


STUDENT ENRICHMENT ART SESSIONS (14 -18 years)

Saturdays

New Term Dates to be Announced

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