Cardiff Open Art School


Hello and welcome to Cardiff Open Art School.

This year we’re holding a Summer School in August with some new fantastic courses on offer. Pottery tutor Margo Schmidt is running a tile making workshop, a press-molding and decorating plates workshop as well as a five day introduction to throwing course. New COAS tutor Ed Jeavons is running two mindfulness and life drawing classes, one in July and another in August and Lucy Jones is holding a new introduction to graphic design course. We’ve had quite a few requests of late for watercolour classes so Sebastian Aplin will be running a watercolour and sketching class. Keep a look out as we add further courses too.

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, we’ve got something to offer you so the courses and workshops are a great way of trying out new skills or for further developing your practice.

Our CSAD Summer Show of third year work starts on Saturday 21 May at 12 noon and runs through until 12 noon on Friday 27 May so do come and have a look if you can.

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