All Courses

A complete list of all of our courses.

The Moving Image II

January 8th - 10th 2018 (Monday - Wednesday)  

This two day intensive will be led by artist-duo Kaleidoworks - made up of Betsy Dadd and Lydia CS who both have a practice based in moving image. Part II of the moving image course is open to anyone regardless of experience, but is also a chance for those who took part in part I to immerse themselves further in the scope of film and animation. The course will explore a range of hands on drawing techniques and investigate ways to transform these into digital, projected moving image pieces. Over the course of the two days, we will experiment with ways of making drawings come to life and work with kinetic qualities. The course is suitable for anyone with a curiosity for movement, mark-making, sequence and photography, or wanting to make time-based work.

Event Date 08-Jan-2018 9:30 am
Event End Date 10-Jan-2018 4:30 pm
Capacity 12
Available places 6
Individual Price £160.00
Tutor Betsy Dadd , Lydia CS
£160.00 6
Drawing into Paint - Transposition - Term 2

Thursdays Fortnightly. This course consists of 6 sessions in the term. You can only book for a whole term. By registering here you are booking for all the weeks in the term.

The course dates are January 11th, 25th, February 8th, 22nd, March 8th, 22nd 2018

This course focuses on the how you make your paintings have the energy, atmosphere and freshness of those first studies and explorations into a subject through drawing.

Event Date 11-Jan-2018 9:30 am
Event End Date 11-Jan-2018 4:30 am
Capacity 12
Available places 0
Individual Price £410.00
Tutor Katie Sollohub, Emily Ball & Nick Bodimeade
The Drawing Lab - Term 2

Drawing with Colour

The subject of light -  the contents of light being colour, refraction, prisms. We use the beginning of Spring to draw attnetion to emerging colour coming back into the world after winter...glimpses of colour, earth colours, winter colurs and Spring greens. Students will explore natural objects and materials - flowers, stones, pigments, natural dyes, fabrics, jewels, botanical drawings, geological drawings. They will splice, slice, magnify, distort and create a kaleidoscope. They will makes slides for a microscope, OHP or slide projector.

Course dates are January 12th, 26th, February 9th, 23rd, March 9th, 23rd 2018


Event Date 12-Jan-2018 9:30 am
Event End Date 12-Jan-2018 4:30 am
Capacity 12
Available places 6
Individual Price £410.00
Tutor Katie Sollohub, Betsy Dadd and Lydia CS
£410.00 6
Colour - the language of dreams (NEW)

Course dates: January 15th & 16th 2018(Monday & Tuesday)

Colour! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams'. (Paul Gauguin)

Colour is something as artist we often feel nervous or afraid of but used correctly it can open your work up to a kaleidoscope of possibilities. After many years of experimenting with colour I have learnt there are some fundamental rules that I keep coming back to that engage the luminosity and purity of the language. During the course we will be looking at how we can use colour with a little bit of theory but mainly taking a hands on approach working applying colour liberally and making our own discoveries.. Over the 3 days we will be looking at ways in which colour can open up your own work with key lessons about pigment, pitch, under painting, layering, transparency, opacity and luminosity. 

Event Date 15-Jan-2018 9:30 am
Event End Date 16-Jan-2018 4:30 pm
Capacity 12
Available places 2
Individual Price £150.00
Tutor Julian Brown
£150.00 2
The Creative Painting Space  - Term 2

Course Dates January 17th & 18th, January 31st & February 1st, February 28th & March 1st, March 28th & 29th 2018

By registering here you are booking for all the weeks in the term.

These sessions are designed for artists who need encouragement and support to become more confident and self-motivated with their painting. Artists bring their own subject and the tutor helps them to unpack, research and create their own personal practice, in order to help their work evolve and for them to see the creative possibilities more clearly. As part of the course the tutors also do talks showing the work of other artists, as well as inviting visiting artists to show their working processes. We explore using new materials and tools to play with to refresh and add to what you are doing. In conjunction with this we create practical, creative exercises to unpack the process of painting. Each student is given individual critiques and tuition as well as benefiting from working with a group of like minded artists. Two consecutive days gives the space and time to really see progress and to get absorbed in your work.

Event Date 17-Jan-2018 9:30 am
Event End Date 18-Jan-2018 4:30 pm
Capacity 13
Available places 0
Individual Price £480.00
Tutor Emily Ball, Nick Bodimeade