Workshops

At a glance programme of all AW’s Workshops HERE

Regular life drawing sessions, untutored, full details HERE – can be booked individually.

Helena Godwin – Sculpture Workshops, a programme of 6 different sculpture workshops throughout the year, full details HERE – can be booked individually.

Individual Workshops – month by month

March 2017

Louise Blakeway Portraiture Workshop, the opportunity to work directly from a model, in a variety of both short and long poses to develop both analytical drawing skills and an expressive, experimental approach to life drawing. Tuesday 7th March. Full details HERE Includes private viewing of ‘Portrait part 1’ Exhibition.

Elena ThomasText and Textile: An exploration of memory and narrative, full day course. Thursday 30th March and Sat 1st April  Full details HERE. Includes private viewing of Elena’s Exhibition ‘Nine Women’.

April 2017

Helena Godwin –  Spring weavingSpring is the perfect time to weave using willow, a wonderful natural resource found in abundance locally. In this workshop we will be using withies as well as other materials to create fairly large light weight sculptures. April, Saturday 8th. Full details HERE

May 2017

Helena Godwin – Henry and Barbara The Inspiration for this workshop will be Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth two iconic sculptors of the last century. In this workshop we will be carving and modelling in plaster. Saturday 27th May. Full details HERE

June 2017

Helena Godwin – Carve a garden gnome/sculpture Carving in breeze block, this man made material is easy to carve and weathers well.June,Saturday 10th. Full details HERE

July 2017

Maria Boyle – Colour and Dye EffectsWorking with colour and its meaning is an important part of Maria’s practice. This workshop explores the psychology and language of colour and its use in self-expression. In addition it offers practical advice on how to use a colour wheel, mix difficult hues and ways to explore your personal colour palette. Then using pigments and dyes have fun with colour making your own pieces on cloth and/or paper. This workshop is suitable for all levels, from beginners to those a bit more experienced. Saturday 1st July and 23rd September. Full details HERE

Helena Godwin – The wonders of natureIn this workshop we’ll looking at natural forms and how different artists have responded to this theme. We will be using a range of methods and materials. July, Saturday 8th Full details HERE

Sheila Farrell – Unknown Portraits: observing the essence of character’. This workshop is aimed at anyone who writes or would like to start writing. Whether you write prose, poetry, drama, or something experimental this workshop is designed for any level of experience with beginners very welcome. Using exercises, experiences and imagery to inspire ideas it will be a playful look at making a portrait in words, finding the essence of what makes people interesting and engaging and where you might take this in your writing. Friday 14th July. Full details HERE

August 2017

Helena Godwin – Modroc MadnessPlaster impregnated bandage is a wonderful versatile material we will be having fun discovering what it can do. August, Saturday 12th Full details HERE

September 2017

Emma Safe – Life drawing with Acrobatics. Don’t expect anything to stay still for long! An opportunity to extend your life drawing practice, working from a (clothed) moving model. Warming up, tumbling, dances in air, capture the essence of movement working from a live acrobat-performer. An exciting way to loosen up your drawing approach and give new energy to your work – should be great fun. Saturday 9th September Full details HERE

Programme of workshops

Programme of workshop - date order