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January 2017
£120.00 - £220.00

BASKET MAKING – spring term

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 20, 2017
Basket Making

Basket Making with Mary Zammit Artisan Basket Maker and Willow Craftswoman, Mary Zammit, will introduce you to the skills and techniques of this ancient craft. Using locally grown willow you’ll learn how to design and construct your own basket from scratch. You’ll need a sharp pocket knife, secateurs and a medium flat-headed screw driver. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience. MONDAYS, 10am – 2:30pm 23rd January - 13th February (break for half term)  27th February - 20th March £120 for 4 weeks / £220 for 8 weeks Includes basic materials. Additional materials for a larger or more ambitious basket...
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£70.00 - £130.00

DRAWING & PAINTING – spring term

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 22, 2017
Diana Heeks

Drawing & Painting with Philip Watkins and Tessa Waite  Join artists Philip Watkins and Tessa Waite for our  regular Wednesday morning art classes. Our professional tutors will introduce a variety of art materials, practical techniques and processes alongside relevant art history examples. Over eight weeks students will develop their visual art skills and confidence in this relaxed and supportive group. [gallery ids="10745,10975,10648"] Spring Term: All artists have a creative store of ideas or sketchbooks which form the source of their work. During the Spring term our tutors will support you to take your ideas and drawings...
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POTTERY – spring term

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until April 7, 2017
pottery

Pottery with Martin Craddock Concentrating on the making process this practical course introduces the fundamental techniques used in hand-built ceramics. Martin Craddock, our trained potter and tutor will guide you through coiling, slabbing and press-moulded dish making. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience. FRIDAYS, 2-5pm 13th January - 17th February (break for half term) 3rd March - 7th April £168 for 6 weeks / £306 x 12 weeks Includes all materials, firing and access to specialist equipment. Scroll down to book a place or tel: 01873 811579 / email: info@artsalivewales.org.uk
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£25.00 - £60.00

SATURDAY LIFE DRAWING – spring term

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 25, 2017
life drawing

Saturday Life Drawing with Tony Tribe A monthly class concerned with the importance of observation of the human figure. You will work directly from the life model with artist, Tony Tribe, on hand to provide individual guidance. The course will equip you with the technical and perceptual skills to competently render the human figure. Each session will feature a long pose of two or three hours’ length, although shorter poses are always incorporated into the day. Students will be introduced to key areas of life drawing – measuring, proportion, anatomy, line, tone and mass. Suitable for all abilities. Book early! Please bring your...
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February 2017

BASIC SKILLS WEAVING COURSE

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until February 19, 2017
weaving

Crickhowell Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers.                       Basic Skills Course in 4 Shaft Weaving  The Crickhowell Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers will be offering structured tuition in the basic skills of Weaving on 4 shaft looms.  Places are limited so please book early. Gift Vouchers available. Course Tutor: Liz Davies The course will take place at the Arts Alive Wales studio in Crickhowell 8 day course Initial Weekend, 18th & 19th February followed by 6 consecutive Thursdays from 23rd February to 30th March 10.00am to 4.00pm £200.00 per person including materials...
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March 2017
£20.00

LETTERPRESS

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
letterpress

Letterpress with Francesca Kay Poet and letterpress printer Francesca Kay provides a hands-on introduction to letterpress printing. With a flatbed proofing press and lots of wonderful old wooden letters, Francesca shows how to set type and print in a process essentially unchanged since William Caxton's time.   Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience. Saturday 4th March 10am - 1pm £20 includes all materials and equipment Scroll down the page to book online or tel: 01873 811579 / email: info@artsalivewales.org.uk
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£95.00

TEXTILES – spring term

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 28, 2017
textiles

Textiles with Bettina Reeves Designer Bettina Reeves introduces a new four week course focused on the use of design and colour in textiles. With support and guidance from Bettina, students will build their experience of a range of techniques including patchwork, quilting, applique, embroidery and dyeing. Students will improve their practical skills and have the opportunity to work on their own creative projects during the course. [gallery ids="12401,12402,12403"] Bettina Reeves is currently a Senior Lecturer in Theatre Design at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and has extensive experience as a designer with theatre companies...
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£40.00

PRINTMAKING

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Printmaking with Hannah Firmin This Saturday workshop with printmaker Hannah Firmin is an opportunity to experiement with variety of relief printing techniques using Lino, wood and vinyl blocks. Working  from your own designs you'll create a basic single colour print or apply several colours. Hannah will show examples of her own work and guide you through the design process, demonstrating how an idea for an image can be developed as a print for different uses, such as card design, illustration, repeat image for fabric printing and letter heading.   You don't have to have experience of drawing for this workshop, the printmaking...
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April 2017
£40.00

BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Debbie Devauden

Botanical Illustration with Debbie Devauden In this day-long workshop you'll create a beautiful illustration of a Spring specimen. Tutor Debbie Devauden will guide you through the various techniques to achieve a detailed and accurate botanical painting. You’ll have the opportuntity to work in pen with a wash of colour or learn the methods to create a pure watercolour picture. Debbie is an experienced tutor who welcomes students of all abilities.  She gained a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from The English Garden School at the Chelsea Physic Garden and has exhibited widely, including with the Society of Botanical Artists at...
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Mon 23

BASKET MAKING – spring term

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wed 25

DRAWING & PAINTING – spring term

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fri 27

POTTERY – spring term

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 28

SATURDAY LIFE DRAWING – spring term

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm