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- 50 drawings in a dayCourse start date: Fri 2 Jun 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rod JudkinsA high energy programme of directed and self-directed drawing projects, with rapid shifts in materials, scale, subject and focus. Strictly no discards - come ready to play, risk, invent and discuss! For those with some drawing experience.
- Seasonal wreath making courseCourse start date: Fri 9 Dec 2022
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Elizabeth BonePut a twist on the classic Christmas wreath. Spend a fun day creating your own unique seasonal wreath to hang on your door during the festive period. Experiment with your choice of waste, found and / or natural materials to transform them into a beautiful and striking decorative wreath.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
- Screenprinting in a dayCourse start date: Mon 12 Dec 2022 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rolina Elsje BlokIn this fun, 1-day workshop you will be taught how to print and register a two colour screenprint using monoprint, colour blends and pre-made photographic screens. You will be taught some basic screen making process and insight into making digital artwork. This will set you up for longer and more advanced screenprinting classes.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
- Drawing and mindfulness: beginners guide to approaches and techniquesCourse start date: Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Online (other locations are available)Tutors: Clare Barton-HarveyAn introduction to drawing and mindfulness and how when practised together they can support greater confidence and creativity in drawing. Through a variety of guided exercises, explore how the two disciplines relate and how each can enrich the other. This course is suitable for beginners to drawing and/or mindfulness.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
- From inspiration to action: how to turn a creative idea into a projectCourse start date: Fri 3 Feb 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kate StoddartTurn that blue-sky thinking from a dream into reality. On this workshop, in a small group of other, similarly inspired individuals, we will show you how to take your moment of inspiration, however modest or grand, and make it happen. In one day, you will learn how to examine your idea to evaluate its strengths and weaknesses, and identify the various ways it can be expanded, attract partners, and engage with people and funding. Starting from the most basic questions (what is it, why do you want to do it, how can you communicate it easily…?), through examination of case studies, and of our own ideas, we will progress through practical, technical and budget considerations, using the framework of a simple project plan, to bring them to the point where you will be ready to plunge in!Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
- Is meaning inevitable? Intention, action and interpretationCourse start date: Fri 10 Feb 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lily MarkiewiczDoes every creative act have meaning? Is there a statement – conscious or unconscious – inherent in everything we do as artists? Should we interpret or analyse what we see, what we do, what we’ve done? In this one-day workshop, we will examine a range of specific works, considering the question of whether and how meaning has been embedded (intentionally or otherwise) and can be identified and interpreted. This will, to some degree, touch on how individuals and societies make and ascribe meaning, perhaps as an attempt to process and come to terms with, for example, otherwise seemingly arbitrary events like a natural catastrophe or suffering. We will discuss and workshop these themes in the larger group, draw on examples presented, and the experiences of the members in the group. Other questions that may be considered include: discerning meaning as an attempt to find order in chaos, and whether or what we might lose by attempting to impose meaning, by attempting to explain within the confines of critical analysis, that which may, in fact, be critical to the character or intention of a work of art.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
- Digital fundamentals: imaging for print and 2DCourse start date: Fri 17 Feb 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rolina Elsje BlokAs artists and designers, we generally tend to observe a number of fundamental 'rules' when working with digital media for print-based or other forms of 2D output. These relate to steps or settings for proceses such as scanning, saving, resolution, image or data format, colour modes, compression... To a certain extent, much of this is received knowledge, and we don't necessarily know why we follow these rules. Knowing what they are based on, and why, is, however, fundamental to technical proficiency, and expertise, and knowing what these principles are based on allows us not only to produce work to professional standard, but also to exploit them to their full creative potential. This workshop will be of value to any visual artist who uses digital technology in their creative practice, from painters and printmakers to photographers and graphic designers. Coverage includes: principles and concepts underpinning digital imaging for print/static delivery: pixel/vector; resolution, scalability, application; acquisition, modes, formats and real-world constraints; file sizes/compression/data integrity; relation to physical output (size, resolution, process).Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
- Scanning photography negatives, transparencies and printsCourse start date: Fri 18 Nov 2022 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Dominic HarrisDo you have boxes of old prints, negatives or transparencies gathering dust that you'd love to have digitised? Learn how to get your archive onto your computer using different methods from flatbed and film scanners to a digital camera.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
- Beauty photography: 1 day masterclassCourse start date: Fri 24 Feb 2023
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Ed GregoryThis is ideal as a first step into the specialism of beauty photography. This is a practical course. You will be working with the lighting and equipment that is associated with beauty photography. By the end of the one day course you will be well on the way to creating your first beauty image.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
- Drawing and mindfulness: the art of seeingCourse start date: Sun 26 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore the enriching relationship of drawing and mindfulness and how this can support new ways of seeing to stimulate new directions in your drawing. Suitable for those with experience in mindfulness and/or drawing who wish to re-fresh their practice or stimulate new approaches, as well as enthusiastic beginners.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
- T-shirt screenprinting in a dayCourse start date: Fri 31 Mar 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Adam HogarthIn this fun, 1-day workshop you will be taught how to print onto t-shirts, tote bags and other fabrics. Students will learn basic screenprinting techniques, including how to put your own designs onto screens, correct inks and printing methods and how to clean and prepare screens.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
- Portrait painting in a dayCourse start date: Fri 31 Mar 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Luke JonesPaint a portrait from life in a day. Learn quick painting methods, how to construct a painting and how to render skin tones and light and shade to make a convincing likeness.
- Art is for now: temporary and situation-specific creative practiceCourse start date: Fri 31 Mar 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amanda KnightConventional notions of artworks as physical objects, which imply considerations of authorship, ownership and the spectator, are opposed in many senses by artworks and practices that are predicated on impermanence, or which subvert expectations due to the location or context in which they are encountered. This professional practice workshop is an opportunity, through a combination of presentation, and the participatory exchange of ideas and perspectives, to consider alternative modes of practice, and the possibilities presented by art that is made in, and for, the moment. We examine different interpretations of the word ‘temporary’, including concepts of relative duration, the ephemeral, and man-made demarcations, and look at specific examples of work by artists including Fluxus, Beuys, Kaprow, Collective Actions, Brugera, Marina, Goldsworthy and Tempest. We also consider our own work and ideas in relation to a range of concepts and examples of practice in which the ‘product’ is not necessarily an ‘art object’, which prioritise the act or event over what we might call the output, or in which impermanence or mutability are significant factors. These include; Merz; auto-destructive art; actions and events; sound sculpture; performance; land art.
The workshop begins with some participatory exercises. Basic materials will be provided, but you may also wish to have a small selection of your own drawing implements to hand, and a selection of materials of your choosing (eg: paper, card, cardboard boxes, tape, string or wire…).Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
- Explore life drawingCourse start date: Fri 16 Jun 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Chris GrayDiscover new ways of drawing the human body in a fun, fast paced session that combines practical exercises with a variety of techniques. For those with some previous experience in life drawing.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
- What did narrative ever do for you?Course start date: Fri 28 Apr 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lily MarkiewiczLearn about the structure and function of narrative, and find out how it relates to your creative practice. In this workshop we will consider film, animation, moving image or other time-based practices, primarily, in which there is a clear and accessible connection to the unfolding of meaning over a linear (or non-linear) sequence, but we may also discuss examples across potentially any creative discipline, and other forms of expression. We will look at principles of narrative and narrative structures in film, the ‘conventions’ of storytelling across a range of examples, and how these have been used or subverted within the form. Storytelling is fundamental to human civilisation: across all cultures, narrative plays a central role in our understanding of our place in the world, and addressing profound questions about our existence. Children learn through stories; cultures cohere through shared narratives. We will consider the role of narrative as a fundamentally important pillar in underpinning societies, belief systems, and values, and why an awareness of these relationships is increasingly important in these ‘unprecedented’ times.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
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