Courses

New courses for January

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Beginners Watercolour

 

This course, which covers the basics of handling watercolour creating simple landscapes as well as sketches and sample sheets exploring technical methods of applying paint to paper. By the end of the course students will be able to paint a simple beach scene. Initially Jason will provide materials for the first couple of weeks while the learners put together a basic painting kit.

Length of the course – 6 weeks

Starts – February12th

Refreshments – tea and coffee is included.

Level – beginners

Time – 11:00 am – 1pm

2 hours per lesson

Paint medium – watercolours

Costs £72

Dates to attend:

February  12th, 26th,   [ not the 19th as this is half term]

March  5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Beginners drawing

Jason believes that anyone with reasonable sight and co-ordination can learn to draw. In the 27 years he has been teaching drawing to adults, he has never had a student who did not improve their skills in a matter of weeks. Students who have jokingly stated they ‘could not draw a straight line’ at the start of a course have often drawn recognisable portraits from photographs in under 6 weeks. This good quality drawing was created by just such a learner who found they had a skill for portraiture they did not know they posessed before attending a beginners drawing course.

So why not release your creativity and gain skills you did not know you could possess

Length of the course – 6 weeks

Starts –  12th of February

Refreshments – tea and coffee is included.

Level – beginners

Time – 1:45 – 3:45pm

2 hours per lesson

Costs £72

Dates to attend:

February  12th, 26th,   [ no class on the 19th as this is half term]

March  5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Artists studies – The methods of Monet

Artist study courses are designed to show you something of the working methods and approaches used by a great master of painting from the past, so that you know how to create similar effects to the great painters whilst gaining a deeper understanding of their art.

Anyone who is looking to create vibrant paintings will at some point look to the works of Monet for help and inspiration. His use of colour and paint is inventive and delightful. So why not sign up for this course and put a little more colourful impressionism into your own paintings.

Starts the 10th of January 2019

Five week course

Time –  Thursdays from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Free tea and coffee

Location – Gosforth Parish Church Hall

Dates to attend:
January  10th, 17th, 24th, 31st,

Feb 7th,

Costs  £75

Artist studies – John Singer Sargent

Artist study courses are designed to show you something of the working methods and approaches used by a great master of painting from the past, so that you know how to create similar effects to the great painters whilst gaining a deeper understanding of their art.

John Singer Sargent was a master of distilling a scene into its most basic elements. His colour use is often colourful and impressionist. His brushwork masterful.  In this five week course we will look at ways to emulate this look with daring in that colour use and scupting forms through directional brushwork

Starts the 28th of February 2019

Five week course

Time – Thursdays from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Free tea and coffee

Location – Gosforth Parish Church Hall

Dates to attend:
February 28th

March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Costs  £75

Colour – how to mix the colours you want time after time

….a course in the art of colour mixing and colour use.


Subject – The course is designed to help you improve your colour mixing. It will also provide you with a grounding in colour theory to help you make informed choices when you plan and paint your pictures.

Length of the course – 5 weeks

Starts 10th of January 2019
Refreshments – tea and coffee is included.
Level  – would suit a relative beginner to painting or someone who has been painting for some time who is looking for colour guidence.
Time –  Thusday from 10:00 until 12:30

2.5 hours per lesson

Paint medium – this course can be undertaken using watercolours or acrylics

Costs  £75

Dates to attend:

10th , 17th, 24th, 31st of January 2019
7th of February 2019

Colour – Making Colours Sing

…..ways to use colour to make your painting come alive.

Subject – The course is designed to help you improve your colour use within your art. Knowing how and when to best use colours to create striking art is key to truly getting to grips with painting. This course will help you plan harmonious colour choices or help you see which colours are needed to bring your painting alive.

Length of the course – 5 weeks

Starts 28th of February 2019
Refreshments – tea and coffee is included.
Level  – beginners and experienced painters
Time –  Thusday from 10:00 – 12:30

2.5 hours per lesson

Paint medium – this course can be undertaken using watercolours or acrylics

Costs  £75

Dates to attend:

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

Acrylics – Fast and effective landscape painting

This course is designed to help you speed up the production of your landscape painting, by showing you how to plan and layer your pictures like a professional artist.

Length of the course5 weeks

Starts 16th of Jan 2019

Costs £68 includes tea and coffee – provided by Newcastle Arts Centre cafe.

Level – suited to those who have a little experience of acrylic painting.

Time – Wednesday from 1:30 till 3:30pm

Dates to attend:

16th, 23rd, 30th of January

6th, 13th of February

Moving away from realism with buildings – watercolour.

This course is designed to help you make watercolour paintings of building and achitectural details that are modern, colourful, playful and inventive.

Length of the course – 10 weeks

Starts 18th of January 2019

Costs £120

Level – suited to those who have some experience of watercolour painting . Not recommended for total beginners

Time – Fridays from 10:00 till 12:00 

Dates to attend:

 18th, 25th of January 1st, 8th, 15th of February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th of March

Please note: There will be no class on the 22nd of February – half term

Moving away from realism in garden painting

The location – Newcastle Arts Centre

This course is designed to help you make flower and garden images that are modern, colourful, playful and inventive.

Length of the course10 weeks

Starts 16th of Jan 2019

Costs £136 includes tea and coffee provided by Newcastle Arts Centre cafe.

Level – suited to those who have some experience of watercolour painting . Not recommended for total beginners

Time – Wednesday from 10:15 till 12:15

Dates to attend:

16th, 23rd, 30th of January

6th, 13th, 27th of February

half term on 20th of February – no class that week.

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th of March

 

 

 

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