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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 ... Read moreHow to Draw an Elephant in Graphite Pencil – Jamie Boots
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Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm
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Add impact to your paintings with this acrylics course that focuses on the big and the bold. Imagine the piercing stare of a Golden Eagle: how much more powerful would it be on a giant ... Read moreAcrylics with Attitude – Jackie Garner
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Inspired by the decorative works of the golden age of illustration and the Arts and Crafts movement, this course will show you how to include gold-leaf with your paintings. It can be used very versatile, ... Read moreEmbellishing your Paintings with Gold-leaf – Claudia Hahn
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Energy, improvisation, gesture, spontaneity and chance are all characteristics of the Monotype / Monoprint. This two day workshop will give participants the opportunity to further their experience and skills in printmaking. This course is aimed ... Read moreAn Introduction and Exploration of Monoprinting – Nik Pollard
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This subject contains endless possibilities for creating sculptures in clay that feature toads, frogs or even newts and salamanders.  It could be toads peeping out from under a mossy log (‘ toads in the hole’!), ... Read moreToads and Frogs and Mossy Logs (Ceramic sculpture) – Jill Moger SWLA
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This course is a wonderful introduction to the world of coloured pencil techniques. Learn the art of layering and blending Derwent Coloursoft Pencils whilst using different pencil strokes to create the textures required for the  ... Read moreScottish Wildcat Portrait, Coloursoft Pencils on Mountboard – Karen Coulson
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This course is a wonderful introduction to coloured pencil and water colour pencil techniques. One method of using watercolour pencils will be explored for the watery background. Learn the art of layering and blending assorted  ... Read moreUnderwater Turtle, Coloured Pencils on Mountboard – Karen Coulson
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Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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On this 1-day course you will make Plant Climbers, Plant Supports, Trellises and decorative Garden Hurdles, all out of willow grown in Somerset and here in Gloucestershire. Helen will guide you through each stage of ... Read moreWillow Garden Structures – Helen Lomberg
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Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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This one-day workshop which will introduce you to Sumi-e, the ancient art of creating Japanese ink pictures, or Japanese brush painting. Traditionally, these paintings feature subjects from the natural world such as flowers and birds. ... Read moreJapanese Brushwork – Takumasa Ono
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The first of two one day Workshops to help you leave Auto Mode and make the most of your Digital SLR/Bridge camera. If you have only used Auto mode, or tried other settings on your ... Read more‘Get Off Auto’ – Digital Photography Workshop 1 – Alan Law
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Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm
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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 ... Read moreHow to Draw a Cheetah in Graphite Pencil – Jamie Boots
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The second of two one day Workshops to help you leave Auto Mode and make the most of your Digital SLR/Bridge camera. Build on your Workshop 1 experience or if you are comfortable using Manual ... Read more‘Get Off Auto’ – Digital Photography Workshop 2, Developing Your Skills – Alan Law
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May 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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This workshop is a riot of paper play – folding a multitude of clever, intriguing and practical little books, wallets and envelopes or wraps.  Have a lot of fun making them for yourself or as ... Read moreNatty Little Folded Books – Josie Brown
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May 11 @ 10:00 am – May 12 @ 5:00 pm
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Silk paintings are created on white silk, using brilliantly coloured dyes . These dyes can be contained to certain areas by the use of gutta, which forms a resist . Over the weekend we will practise drawing ... Read moreSilk Painting – Jackie Cox
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Creating iridescent feathers in watercolour, the subject is the peacock one of the most colourful birds. By using vivid colour and light Valerie hopes that this 2 day workshop will be fun as well as ... Read moreCreating Iridescent Feathers in Watercolour, The Peacock – Val Briggs
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During the course we will explore how to achieve realistic detail and texture, using a controlled, multi-layered approach to working in pastel.
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Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Using natural leaves, you will learn how to use the heat press, stencils and foil to create stunning, unique textile designs. You will experiment with using pre prepared dye  paper, and be shown how to ... Read moreBotanical Printing, 3 Ways – Clare Walsh
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Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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An in-depth introduction to creating art, graphics and illustrations on your iPad with Procreate. All the subjects will be of Natural History. We will create various examples in styles that utilize the amazing variety of ... Read moreiPad Nature Illustration – Ian Coleman
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Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm
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On this 2 day course participants will master the fast drying time of acrylic paint, tackle details and a variety of textures found in nature and leave with a better grasp of this very versatile ... Read morePainting Wildlife in Acrylics – Kim Thompson
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Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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A day of hands-on linoprinting which will include the use of the different cutting tools, creating and transferring a design onto the lino block and cutting to leave a relief surface.  The cut block can ... Read moreLino-printing Wildlife – Richard Jarvis
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Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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These little garden bird mosaics are designed to interact with their environment, reflecting and refracting light so that they change throughout the day. On this one day workshop you will produce a stained glass mosaic ... Read moreMosaic Garden Birds – Yvette Green
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Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm
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Discover nature’s pattern book in this course inspired by the shapes, colours and textures of natural objects. Take inspiration from Nature in Art’s extensive collection of shells, feathers, seeds, bark, leaves, and pebbles. We will ... Read morePattern in Nature – Jackie Garner
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This 2-day course will cover basic bird anatomy, sketching methods and techniques, the use and handling of watercolour and composing a picture. For the more ambitious, there will be the opportunity to have a go ... Read moreSketching Birds using Pencils & Watercolours – Trevor Smith
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Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm
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Day One You will learn about the various mosaic materials and techniques of cutting and setting.  You will make a 25cmsq panel on board on the first (or only) day. Day Two You will make ... Read moreDecorative Mosaics – Joanna Dewfall
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We see objects because of light and in order to create realistic images of plants we need to fully understand light and observe how it reacts with our subjects to describe their shapes. In this ... Read moreFocus on Form, Creating Contrast, Highlighting Highlights and Deepening Darks – Ann Swan
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The Course will focus on botanical painting, giving the learner the opportunity to work in either watercolour or gouache. The course will be taught by Simon Williams SBA. Gouache and watercolour are both water soluble ... Read moreBotanical Illustration in Watercolour/Gouache – Simon Williams
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Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Focusing on joyful expression through art, this art workshop is all about discovering and reconnecting  with your creative side.  Offering  you the chance to loosen up creatively, without expectations, in a nurturing, fun and relaxing ... Read morePainting in the Moment – Frances Whitman
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Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Drawing is a fantastic way of exploring the world around us. This one day workshop is designed to be fun it will invigorate, excite and challenge.  The morning session will be a series of short ... Read moreExploring Drawing – Nik Pollard
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Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm
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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 ... Read moreHow to Draw an Owl in Graphite Pencil – Jamie Boots
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Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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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 ... Read moreGlass Fusing – Sharon Foley
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