Courses

Cardiff Open Art School opens its doors again in September 2019 with a whole range of fantastic learning opportunities available. From pottery to painting, drawing to design thinking, photography, printmaking and craft courses, there is something for everyone.

It doesn't matter if you're an experienced artist or designer, are preparing a portfolio to apply for a degree or Foundation programme, or if you've never picked up a pencil before, the courses and workshops are a great way of both trying out new skills or further developing your practice.

Please note that, unless otherwise stated within the course description, our courses are open to those aged 16 or over, with the exception of courses using a life model, where the minimum age for participants is 18.

All courses are available to book now.


We have made the booking process quicker, easier and more accessible for our customers. You can now book directly onto any course you like via the Cardiff Met online store, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and places are on a first come, first served basis. We will still be able to help process bookings over the phone on weekdays, during office hours, if required.

Please note that bookings for all courses will close exactly one week prior to the start of the course.

Courses run throughout the year at our Llandaff campus, typically starting each Autumn, Spring and Summer Term. The most up to date information about what we are running and when will always be found on the courses section of the COAS website.

To sign up for our mailing list and receive updates on our programme of courses, email your contact details to coas@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

CERAMICS

Pottery: Learning to Throw on the Wheel, Wednesdays from 25 September 2019 - FULLY BOOKED

Date: Wednesdays, starts 25 September, 7:00-9:00pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £195
Tutor: Margo Schmidt
Level: Beginner (all welcome)

Learn to throw on the potter's wheel! A step-by-step class learning how to hand throw pots. This class is suitable for both complete beginners as well as those who would like to improve their throwing skills. 

Beginners will learn how to throw cylinders and bowls, and those who already have some throwing skills may want to explore handles, lids and other embellishments - whether thrown or hand built. 

 This fun-packed class will also give the choice of learning a wide variety of surface decoration techniques that can transform even the most basic pots into unique pieces! 

 Together we will glaze the pots at the end of the course, and they will be kiln fired for you to take home and keep at no extra cost. 

 Students should bring with them: Remember to bring a small towel/t-towel (we provide aprons), and wear something you don’t mind getting dirty as pottery is messy!

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Pottery: Learning to Throw on the Wheel, Thursdays from 26 September 2019 - FULLY BOOKED

Date: Thursdays, starts 26 September 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £195
Tutor: Margo Schmidt
Level: Beginner (all welcome)

Learn to throw on the potter's wheel! A step-by-step class learning how to hand throw pots. This class is suitable for both complete beginners as well as those who would like to improve their throwing skills. 

 Beginners will learn how to throw cylinders and bowls, and those who already have some throwing skills may want to explore handles, lids and other embellishments - whether thrown or hand built. 

 This fun-packed class will also give the choice of learning a wide variety of surface decoration techniques that can transform even the most basic pots into unique pieces! 

Together we will glaze the pots at the end of the course, and they will be kiln fired for you to take home and keep at no extra cost. 

 Students should bring with them: Remember to bring a small towel/t-towel (we provide aprons), and wear something you don’t mind getting dirty as pottery is messy!

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Sculptural Ceramics, Wednesdays from 02 October 2019

Date: Wednesdays, starts 02 October 2019, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Course length: 6 weeks
Price: £120
Tutor: AJ Stockwell
Level: Beginners

Learn ancient hand-modeling techniques and create your own ceramic sculptures in this 6-week course. Throughout the 2-hour sessions you will gain skills in working with clay including coiling, slab-building and pinching. There will also be the opportunity to explore surface texture and pattern, using coloured slips and simple tools. All materials and firing costs are included. By the end of the course you will be able to select up to four final pieces to be clear-glazed and fired in our on-site kilns. 

AJ Stockwell is an artist & educator based in Cardiff. Trained in Fine Art & Ceramics she has worked both nationally and internationally, developing independent and collaborative projects. 

What do students need to bring with them? Digital camera or smart phone for documentation; sketchbook and pencil for planning sculptures. 

Aprons will be provided but students are welcome to bring their own. 

Any additional Information eg useful books to read/current exhibitions to see? 

Sculpting and Handbuilding (New Ceramics) by Claire Loder 

 Contemporary Ceramics by Emmanuel Cooper

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Hand Building – Make a Large Garden Pot, Tuesdays from 01 October 2019

Date: Tuesdays, starts 01 October 2019 7:00 – 9:00pm
Course length: 8 weeks
Price: £155
Tutor: Margo Schmidt
Level: All welcome

Come and make a large garden pot! 

Learn to hand-build a large pot and add surface decoration. This is a ‘slow’ process – so take your time to roll out and join, coil by coil, a large pot (at least 30cm wide or high) and then shape and burnish it. Try out sprigging, carving and other techniques of 3D surface decoration. 

Week 1: Deciding the size; making the base, joining the first coil 

Week 2 – 4: adding coils, working the joins 

Week 5 - 6: smoothing the surface – inside and out 

Week 7 – 8: making &joining sprigs, surface coils, carving 

What do students need to bring with them? A small towel; sketches of what they want to make

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Exploring Clay, Saturdays from 05 October 2019

Date: Saturdays, starts 05 October, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Course length: 8 weeks
Price: £155
Tutor: Margo Schmidt
Level: All Welcome

Come and learn the various ways clay can be transformed - from pinch pots to throwing on the wheel! This course is designed as an introduction to the different skills of stretching, rolling, cutting, forming and assembling clay elements. Gain an understanding of how to work with clay, recycling clay, manage the drying of work, learning from mishaps and from each other. 

Week 1: Pinch pots 

Week 2: Coil pots 

Week 3: Slab pots 

Week 4: Throwing on the wheel 

Week 5: turning – practice using various turning tools, appreciate how to throw better, using the wheel to smooth hand built vessels 

Week 6: Surface texture, embellishments, deformation – how far can clay be pushed 

Please note that, due to another commitment, Margo will be taking a break between sessions 6 and 7, meaning the final session on this course will be on Saturday 30 November 2019. 

Week 7: assembling a large structure from the various elements made previously – joining, balancing, supporting, slow drying 

Week 8: creating surface texture, adding embellishments, handles, coils 

What do students need to bring with them? A small towel, a sketch book, camera/phone. 

Lunch: Please note that the cafes on site are closed at weekends so it would be good idea to bring a packed lunch.

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DRAWING

Life Drawing, Tuesdays from 24 September 2019

Date: Tuesdays, starts 24 September 2019, 7:00-9:00pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £190
Tutor: Christopher Holloway
Level: All levels

Life drawing offers the opportunity to draw and study the human form over ten focused classes. This is an open to all class, which will appeal to all levels including beginners. Sessions are structured to give a diverse range of poses to draw from, covering both short and extended poses. 

 This gives you the opportunity to experiment with different exercises to develop your observational practice. Longer poses will give you more time to develop more considered drawings and help to expand your own personal learning approach to drawing. 

 This is a taught class within a studio environment, whereby experimentation is encouraged and where we can learn through drawing itself. One to one tuition and feedback will be provided throughout. 

 Students should bring with them: One box of willow charcoal, some drawing pencils and an eraser for the first session, A1 white cartridge paper will be available at the class. Tuition will be provided with regard to materials, so it is advisable not to purchase unnecessarily before the course commences.

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Introduction to Drawing, Wednesdays from 25 September 2019

Date: Wednesdays, starts 25 September 2019, 7.00-9.00pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £180
Tutor: Christopher Holloway
Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Develop your drawing skills within a studio setting by exploring a range of different methods and approaches to drawing, in a creative and supportive environment. 

 We will be experimenting with observational practice, drawing inspiration from still life, the figure, and a range of observational drawing situations. Incorporating and experimenting with a range of different materials and looking at artist examples for inspiration. 

 The course will cover a study of line, tone, composition and working with scale. This will be introduced through taught method and questioning practice. 

 This course will lead us to a greater understanding of the principles of drawing, with a mind-set towards responding and discovering further how drawing can develop for you individually. This is supported with one to one tuition and feedback throughout. 

 Students should bring with them: One box of willow charcoal, some drawing pencils and an eraser for the first session, A1 white cartridge paper will be available at the class. Tuition will be provided with regard to materials, so it is advisable not to purchase unnecessarily before the course commences.

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Urban Sketching, Saturdays throughout 2019 & 2020

Date: Saturday 28 September 2019 10:00am-2:00pm
           Saturday 29 February 2020 10:00am-2:00pm
           Saturday 13 June 2020 10:00am-2:00pm
Course length: one session - students are very welcome to book onto more than one session
Price: £40 per session
Tutor: Claire Hiett
Level: All welcome

Location: Meet in the CSAD foyer. The tutor will be taking the students around the Campus and to Llandaff village and to Llandaff Fields, weather permitting, as well as working in the CSAD studios in N Block. 

The aim of these workshops is to demystify the process of compiling an interesting sketchbook, whilst developing your observational drawing skills in the beautiful and inspirational landscape of Llandaff (weather permitting). Should the weather not enable plein air drawing, studio based activities will be organised. We will also explore the potential of various wet and dry drawing materials. 

Students are very welcome to book on to more than one workshop. 

Who is the course aimed at? All levels welcome. Suitable for those developing mixed media sketchbooks and working with a range of small-scale ideas. Anyone wishing to re-engage with using a sketchbook after a prolonged break. Potential students developing a portfolio and needing a sketchbook to apply for a course. Those who are curious about compiling interesting sketchbooks and are looking for a deeper understanding of the subject. Anyone looking to acquire some new skills. 

An interest in visual recording and keeping a sketchbook/visual diary. An interest in compiling sketchbooks for personal progression. An interest in exploring a variety of drawing materials. 

Students should bring with them: a hard cover sketchbook - A5, A4 or A3. A variety of wet and dry drawing materials. Pritt stick, scissors, scalpel blade. Fixative, masking tape, plastic eraser. 

Lunch: Please note that the cafes on site are closed at weekends so it would be good idea to bring a packed lunch. 

Additional Information e.g. useful books to read/current exhibitions to see 

Sketchbooks Grayson Perry. 
John Constable - extensive sky studies. 
Turner’s sketchbooks - extensive travel. 
Sketchbook of Picasso - Je Suis le Cahier. 
Instagram - #tatesketchbook 
The Sketchbook Project - Brooklyn Art Library N. Y.

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Illustration, Tuesdays from 24 September 2019

Date: Tuesdays, starts 24 September 2019, 6.30-8.30pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £195
Tutor: Layla Holzer
Level: All welcome, but some drawing skills preferable

This course is a fun, experimental and technique-focused introduction to Illustration. Over 10 weeks you will explore and learn different techniques such as painting, experimental drawing, lo-fi print making, book-making, paper cutting and digital approaches, whilst trying your hand at illustrating narratives or ideas through a series of mini-projects. Your learning will be supplemented through a series of digital presentations that you will receive before each class to look through at home, providing you with theoretical knowledge of the Illustration discipline and lots of inspiration. 

What do students need to bring with them? Drawing pencils, erasers, sharpeners. Painting palette (an old plate is the best), a pot for water and a selection of brushes. Sketchbook and notepad. Any pens, paints, inks, or papers that they may wish to use. 

Any additional Information eg useful books to read/current exhibitions to see? 

Artists to look at:
Quentin Blake
Laura Barrett
Peter Lloyd
Johnny Hannah
Clive Hicks-Jenkins
Tim Walker
Katie Harnett
John Vernon Lord
Betsy Walton
Paula Rego
Sophie Herxheimer
Faye Moorhouse
Graham Rawle
Lesley Barnes
Emmeline Pidgen
Laura Carlin
Lizzy Stewart
Isabelle Arsenault
Alice Pattullo
Joanna Spicer
Katy Horan
Kaye Belgvard
Lara Hawthorne
Nina Cosford
Vivien Mildenberger
Katherine McEwen

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Distill Life: Experimental Drawing, Thursdays from 07 November 2019

Date: Thursdays, starts 07 November 2019, 6.00-8.00pm
Course length: 4 sessions
Price: £80
Tutor: AJ Stockwell
Level: Beginners

Experiment with alternative materials for drawing in this 4-week course. With reference to the traditional concept of ‘still life’ you will create drawing studies using locally grown; found; produced materials. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to explore methods of mark-marking and drawing to different scales on paper. 

AJ Stockwell is an artist & educator based in Cardiff. Trained in Fine Art & Ceramics she has worked both nationally and internationally, developing independent and collaborative projects. 

What do students need to bring with them? Sketchbook; digital camera or smartphone for documentation; apron or old clothes for messy work. 

Any additional Information eg useful books to read/current exhibitions to see? 

David Nash at the National Museum of Wales

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PAINTING

Advanced Painting in Oils & Acrylics, Mondays from 23 September 2019 - FULLY BOOKED

Date: Mondays, starts 23 September 2019, 7:00-9:00pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £180
Tutor: Freya Dooley
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

The course will develop your confidence and approach to painting in oil and acrylics and skills in composition, colour and observation. You will work with a range of subject matter, with an emphasis on working with a life model, as well as still life. You are encouraged to experiment with a range of techniques and processes to develop your painting, this could include drawing, collage and working towards abstraction.

Each term Freya explores a different theme with the class which students follow more or less closely as best meets their needs. This class is recommended for students with confidence in the basics and some experience in painting and colour mixing. This course can help build your confidence, so experience is not essential if the student is willing to challenge themselves.

We will look at a range of historical, modern and contemporary artists to contextualise the sessions. There will also be opportunities for group discussion/ feedback.

Painters will need to bring with them: Canvases, sketchbook and basic drawing materials including charcoal, pencils etc. Easels and boards are provided. Artists' or Student Quality Oil Colour: Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Phthalocyanine Blue, Coerulium Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White. Also: rags, palette, palette knives, flat-ended brushes (5 mm, 1cm, 2cm), linseed oil, white spirit or turpentine. You can find these at Pen and Paper, Royal Arcade, Cardiff or Hobbycraft.

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Life Model Painting in Oils, Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September 2019

Date: Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September 2019, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Course length: 2 sessions over one weekend
Price: £95
Tutor: Sebastian Aplin
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

This course will enable students to paint a convincing life model in oils. Starting with colour mixing, we will consider the decisions made during the creation of your paintings to look at how to help your figure stand out from its background, how to capture their pose (be it sitting or standing etc.) and how to incorporate them “in space” as opposed to floating on the canvas. Although the task will seem daunting, there are several principles involving colour harmony and contrast that will be investigated before embarking on the step by step painting of our life model. The principles you will learn in this course will give you the confidence to approach a whole variety of subjects through a secure understanding of the mechanics of creating a painting from life. Students should bring with them: brushes, odorless solvent, rags, palette knife. Oil paints: Crimson (Red), Burn Umber (Brown), Titanium white, Ultramarine blue, Payne’s Grey.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography: Colour Management for Digital Print and Web-Based Imagery, Saturday 12 October 2019

Date: Saturday 12 October 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Course length: 1 day
Price: £65
Tutor: Gawain Barnard
Level: All welcome

This course will provide an introduction to the world of colour management with an emphasis on creating a finished product for print or web based content. 

The course will be based in both the classroom and photographic studio exploring the connection between digital colour management and photographic print by introducing students to the step by step processes used in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. 

 Following the course students should be able to demonstrate the correct use of a digital camera, setting up and inputting correct file processes. Each student will produce a colour managed print and explore the connection between digital colour management and the photographic pint. This course is aimed at School leavers with a keen interest in photography to lifelong learners who would like to learn new skills. 

Students should bring with them: a digital camera and a portable hard drive/pen drive. 

Lunch: Please note that the cafes on site are closed at weekends so it would be good idea to bring a packed lunch.

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Introduction to Photography, Mondays from 23 September 2019 - FULLY BOOKED

Date: Mondays, starting 23 September 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £180
Tutor: Rory Buckland
Level: All welcome

This course is aimed at beginners who having been using auto mode on their camera but would now like to start using the manual functions for better control of their picture taking. This course will teach students introductory theory and practice of manual photography, and instruct students how to create better photographs, giving them an understanding of lens and camera combinations. 

The course will teach students how to set a manual camera to take competent pictures in a range of situations and environments, as they gain an understanding of the effects of light, colour and temperature on the picture taking process.  

By the end of the course, students will have obtained the knowledge and confidence to develop their craft through their own initiative and will have the skills to take pictures the way we visualise them. 

Students should ideally have access to a camera / camera phone (film or digital, but preferably digital) which allows at least some manual override and preferably the instruction manual for that camera. 

 Students should bring with them: A camera / camera phone (film or digital – preferably digital) and ideally its instruction manual, a notebook.

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Photo Art Montage: Digital, Tuesdays from 02 October 2019

Date: Tuesdays, starting 02 October 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
Course length: 8 sessions
Price: £145
Tutor: Rory Buckland
Level: All welcome

This course is designed to introduce students to archetypal and personal symbolism in art, working to see how we can better understand our place in the world through the medium of composited digital imagery. The course aims to introduce students to the context of photomontage in art history, and to historical and contemporary artists that use it in their practice. 

Students will work to assemble found / made photographic imagery into new creative and symbolic compositions using photo-editing software, gaining an overview of the history and theory of symbolism and its application in photomontage as they go. 

 The course will suit those at beginner, intermediate or advanced level wishing to explore the use of symbolism in digital photomontage art. 

The course aims to make students autonomous in their learning, with the first two weeks introducing students to the history of photomontage, then to symbolism in art and culture, both with practical exercises. Week 3 will involve a co-working practical exercise, with the remaining weeks focusing on self-directed projects and student presentations. 

Students should bring with them: Visual source materials e.g. digital photos, any digital archive of imagery they choose, a notebook, their own laptop and photo editing software (OPTIONAL) 

Some web links students might find useful as inspiration / preparation: 

Symbols and Symbolism;
https://academyofideas.com/2017/02/carl-jung-what-are-archetypes
http://www.theartstory.org/movement-symbolism.htm 
https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://duckduckgo.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1221&context=art_design_theses
http://www.new-wisdom.org/cultural_history1/02-archetypes/symbolism.htm 

Photomontage:
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/missgordonart/lesson-plan-photomontage
http://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/3318/top-10-collage-artists-hannah-hoch-to-man-rayhttps://cargocollective.com/mat200a/Photomontage-A-Collection
https://www.widewalls.ch/photomontage-art

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Photo Art Montage: Analogue, Wednesdays from 16 October 2019

Date: Wednesdays, starting 16 October 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
Course length: 8 sessions
Price: £180
Tutor: Rory Buckland
Level: All welcome

This course is designed to introduce students to archetypal and personal symbolism in art, working to see how they can better understand their place in the world through the medium of composited digital imagery. The course aims to introduce students to the context of photomontage in art history, and to historical and contemporary artists that use it in their practice. 

Students will work to assemble found/ made photographic imagery into new creative and symbolic compositions. In order to contextualise their own practice students will gain an overview of the history and theory of symbolism and its application in photomontage. 

 Students will gain an understanding of the techniques available to them, produce a body of work which will ground future development and/or studies. They will be able to contextualise their practice and understand what motivates them to create such work. Through co-working they will gain appreciation of alternative motivations and dynamics in the creative process. 

 Students should bring with them: visual source materials e.g. used magazines, photos, junk mail, newspapers etc. a craft knife https://www.londongraphics.co.uk/x-acto-no-1-precision-knife-and-cap or similar, a notebook, medium scissors.

Some web links students might find useful as inspiration / preparation: 

Symbols and Symbolism;
https://academyofideas.com/2017/02/carl-jung-what-are-archetypes
http://www.theartstory.org/movement-symbolism.htm 
https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://duckduckgo.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1221&context=art_design_theses
http://www.new-wisdom.org/cultural_history1/02-archetypes/symbolism.htm 

Photomontage:
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/missgordonart/lesson-plan-photomontage
http://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/3318/top-10-collage-artists-hannah-hoch-to-man-rayhttps://cargocollective.com/mat200a/Photomontage-A-Collection
https://www.widewalls.ch/photomontage-art

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PRINTMAKING

Screenprinting, Mondays from 23 September 2019

Date: Mondays, starts 23 September 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £180
Tutor: Nigel Bowles
Level: All levels

This ten-week programme will introduce simple techniques of screen printmaking on paper by hand, for those students with little or no previous experience of the medium. The emphasis will be on developing drawings, photographs, or any other two dimensional designs into works produced on paper. 

There will be opportunities to discuss your prints with the tutor, and to attempt more complex projects that require some knowledge of image manipulation software like Adobe Photoshop. 

Students should bring with them: all specialist materials for the course will be provided.

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Experimental Lino Printmaking, Thursdays from 26 September 2019

Date: Thursdays, starts 26 September 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £180
Tutor: Tom Martin
Level: All levels

During this 10 week course you will explore the many unusual ways that lino can be used, from reduction technique, using power tools to make marks, caustic etching to 'bite' blocks, Chin collé (the use of collage), multi-block printing, plaster casting and unusual inking methods such as rainbow rolling. You will create exciting and dynamic prints that perhaps break the traditional view that lino is a black and white/graphic process. During this course, you will also be introduced to basic papermaking techniques so that you will be able to print on your own handmade paper. 

You will also be introduced to many artists who use lino in unpredictable ways and will have the opportunity to see examples of their work. 

This course is aimed at beginners and also those who wish to develop their existing skills. 

We have a lovely printmaking studio with plenty of room to work in plus you will have the chance to use our ‘Albion’ and ‘Columbian’ presses that date from the 1800s! 

Students should bring with them: All materials will be supplied but printmaking can be messy, so either wear something that you don’t mind getting dirty or bring along an apron.

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Urban Play: From Laser to Screenprint, Wednesdays from 25 September 2019

Date: Wednesdays, starts 25 September 2019, 7:00-9:00pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £185
Tutor: James Acott-Davies
Level: All welcome

On this course, students will create an artist book using screenprinting and laser cutting, exploring and challenging their personal and artistic boundaries while depicting urban architectural environments in a unique, imaginative way, experimenting with colour, shape and composition. The course is aimed at all abilities, and anyone with a passion for experimenting. 

Over the ten sessions, students will gain an understanding of how art can depict architecture and will develop a knowledge of screenprinting, laser cutting, compositional skills and book making. The course aims to have students engage with printmaking with enjoyment and enthusiasm, developing a great understanding of its capabilities as well as learning how versatile laser cutting can be to use in the field of art and design. 

The tutor will encourage students to think outside the box as they undertake practical studio sessions, with occasional one to one talks, and support throughout. 

Weeks 1-5 will introduce the project brief and printing techniques, with students taught how to create and prepare material ready for screenprinting, showing examples of mark making and imagery that can be used, moving onto exposing screens and printing work. 

Weeks 5-8 will see students producing as many varies prints as possible, also introducing more advanced printing techniques 

Weeks 9-10 will instruct students on laser cutting and composing books, using nuts and bolts to bind prints into a finished product. 

 Students should bring with them: Sketchbook, pens and pencils. Printmaking can be messy, so either wear something that you don’t mind getting dirty or bring along an apron. 

Additional Information e.g. useful books to read/current exhibitions to see: 

These artists will give students an idea of colour, space and composition, which will be a theme throughout the course :
 • Frank Stella
 • Howard Hodgkin
• Robert Rauschenberg
 • Kazimir Malevich
• Dieter Roth (books)

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Collograph Weekend, weekends throughout 2019 & 2020

Date: Saturday 07 & Sunday 08 September 2019, 10:00am-1:00pm
           Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 January 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm
           Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 May 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm
Course length: 2 sessions over one weekend, 3 hours per session
Price: £60 per weekend
Tutor: Claire Hiett
Level: All welcome

This two day course will enable you to produce and print a collograph (printed collage), using scrap mount card and various scraps of textured papers. Day one involves discussing your design ideas with the tutor in order to produce an appropriate outcome based on primary and/or secondary sources. 

Collograph plates must be varnished in order to secure the surface in preparation for the inking process, which is why this is a two-day workshop, with day two being taken up with printing the collographs made on day one. A great opportunity to use up all those scrap papers and card that could otherwise end up in the recycling! 

 Students should bring with them: primary and/or secondary source or reference material to develop through print (photographs, an image you like, or a sketchbook of your work). Scrap papers – e.g. textured papers, doilies, wallpaper offcuts, tracing paper, sandpaper, pencil, scalpel blade, masking tape, pritt stick. 

Lunch: Please note that the cafes on site are closed at weekends so it would be good idea to bring a packed lunch.

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