Just a week after its launch, see all the winning images from this famous competition focusing on British fauna and flora. Stunning photographs and awe-inspiring nature.
Image: Detail from ‘Hitchhikers’ (lions mane jellyfish) by George Stoyle (overall winner 2016 BWPA).
Gordano Textile Artists return once more with a fresh and vibrant exhibition of textile art based on the natural world with many pieces taking a theme from the objects selected for the popular CROWD exhibition last year. The display will feature a variety of techniques using fabric, thread and paper.
Glass fusing is joining two or more layers of glass through heating in a kiln.
There are several techniques that can be adapted to this basic principle some of which give surprising results. This 1-day course will teach some of those techniques alongside glass cutting (if you are new or in need of a refresher) and consist of glass layering, use of glass frits, powders and encapsulation between layers of glass.
The course will guide you in designing and
making either 4 glass coasters or a larger, flat piece of art glass. These will then be fired in a kiln and ready for collection after the course.
Materials List All materials will be supplied by Sharon
Foley, at the cost of £25 per participant, payable directly to her on the day.
Artist’s Profile Sharon Foley began working with glass in 1999. She started making stained glass panels and quickly used lots of different processes to obtain various effects. Once she had acquired her own kiln she began experimenting with more 3-dimensional forms.
Sharon completed a Masters degree glass course at Wolverhampton University which gave her the freedom to use this transparent material in other ways. She now expresses her ideas by combining kiln formed glass with
This workshop introduces the currently very popular modern script which is quick and easy to learn, fun and light-hearted to do and useful for just about anything such as wedding stationery, cards, jam/wine labels, chalk boards, albums and journals. Suitable for everyone and with a range of things that may be produced by the end of the day, including cards or folded gift boxes or bags.
Materials List All materials will be supplied by Josie Brown, at a cost of £5 per participant,
payable directly to her on the day.
Participants are welcome to bring any suitable materials they already have that they may wish to use.
Artist’s Profile Josie is a professional calligrapher, book maker and illuminator and accredited tutor for the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society. She likes to make learning fun and inspiring so that people go away with lots of ideas to develop as a result of the workshop.
A rewarding 1-day where participants will use willow and other materials to make stars, garlands, angels, reindeer and mini Christmas trees ready forb the festive celebrations.
By the end of the day you should have been able to make a number of items to take home.
Materials List All materials will be supplied by Helen Lomberg, at the cost of £10 per participant, payable directly to her on the day of the course.
Artist’s Profile Helen has been working with willow for over 20 years. She currently teaches at Waterperry and Highgrove and has done so in Steiner Schools and Further Education Colleges as well.
In recent years she has set up the Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre based in Gloucester where county based artists and craftspeople can sell their work directly to the public on the High Street and pass on their skills through classes. Helen sells her work from her shop in 4 College Court, Gloucester.
An illustrated talk by Simon Trapnell. Our 2016 exhibition CROWD focused on some of the wonderful objects in our collection. Now that we are in our 30th anniversary year, tonight we look afresh at some of the paintings and original prints that have been added to our collection or borrowed from other collections since we opened. Personal thoughts and stories behind amazing works. An art based talk for everyone, even those who wonder whether art is for them at all! Tickets include a finger buffet.
This is a two day course that will show you how to draw African wildlife portraits with coloured pencil. Using photographs supplied by the tutor you will be shown how to draw the textures of animals such as Lions, Elephants and African birds using techniques such as blending, layering, colour mixing and shading. Each exercise will be demonstrated step by step and the tutor will be on hand to provide group and individual constructive criticism. By the end of the course you will have produce a few drawings to take home. Suitable for beginners and students with some knowledge of the medium.
Materials List All materials will be supplied by Jonathan Newey, at a cost of £20 per participant,
payable directly to him on the day.
Artist’s Profile Jonathan Newey is an award winning artist with over 20 years of experience in teaching in adult education.
He is well known nationally for his coloured pencil drawings of animals and is a founder member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society.
On this 2-day course you will learn all about working with graphite pencil from experienced artist Jamie Boots.
Graphite pencil can be used to produce so much more than just a sketch.
Jamie will show participants that. whether or not you are using a pencil that is blunt or sharp, pressing lightly or hard, or using a variety of tones, the realistic texture of skin, fur and the glassy look of an eye can be achieved.
Materials List All materials will be supplied free of charge to use during the course by Jamie Boots.
Artist’s Profile Originally from New Zealand, Jamie is a renowned, but self taught, artist whose work is produced in graphite pencil. Jamie first exhibited his work in 2004 and has won a number of awards for his artwork.
In a very short period of time a hobby became a profession and with a limited number of originals being available each year his drawings have become highly collectable.