Workshops on demand
Notes: Bookings will be accepted once it is permitted to run workshops and for a group of four or five people . (A larger group may be possible in an educational or other setting with sufficient space and risk assessment.) Payment in full is required to secure your booking.
Classes will normally be run in Newport Pagnell but for a small additional fee, it may be possible for these workshops to be delivered in your home, office, local hall etc. subject to suitability. Contact Marie to discuss your requirements, for further information and bookings.
Two-hour courses £20.00 p/p
Wire Sculpture Portraits
Taking inspiration from the work of Alexander Calder, you’ll be led to create a wire portrait either of yourself or someone important to you. Then we’ll see how the use of a direct light source can bring your works to life!
Introduction to Collage
Collage is such an exciting medium with endless possibilities. We’ll make several in this workshop and explore the huge variety of materials that can be used. We’ll give you loads of inspiration from diverse sources and you’ll probably be collecting materials for your next piece before you get home!
Mapping - Inspired by Aboriginal Art
Using some of the symbols used in Australian Indigenous Art, you’ll map out somewhere special to you. A quiet contemplative session which will include looking at this amazing art source for inspiration.
The Beautiful Stripes
We’ll do a quick warm up exercise and then, whilst you are working on some other creations, your tutor will talk about several artists who have been fascinated by line.
This is a fun session where we experiment with this great medium. Be prepared to work big and get messy! (Needs a suitable environment.)
Top Tips for Getting Around Creative Blocks
This is an interactive chat with a couple of fun exercises - where your tutor will work with the group to discover everyone’s creative side and to start unpicking some of the barriers to creativity.
Flash Fiction £25 p/p.
‘For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.’ Does this ring a bell? It’s probably the most often quoted piece of flash fiction (attributed to Hemingway), although most are slightly longer. In this workshop we’ll get you writing – not a novel - but short thoughtful pieces using some innovative prompts. You’ll learn more about this style and we think you’ll go away itching to try more.
Introduction to Linocut £35 p/p
Includes set of lino-cutting tools to take home. We’ll show you how from one carved piece of lino many different creations can emerge. You’ll learn how to carve safely and how you can easily print at home. We explore how choice of colour and material impacts your work and you’ll take home your own tools and plate and several different prints from it. During the autumn months we can deliver this as a session focussed on printing your own Christmas cards.
More Linocut £30 p/p
A follow-on workshop for those who have already attended one of our beginner’s classes or have done some lino work before. You’ll carve another plate and explore the many ways you can create more complex colour and texture in your work. (A little messy – needs a suitable environment.)
Natural Prints £35 p/p
Learn how to make your own plate to print from (without a press), and then have fun making your own layered prints working with natural materials. (May not be suitable for some winter dates when foliage limited. A little messy – needs a suitable environment.)
Possibly better run as an all-day event with a lunch break. £65 p/p.