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October 2014

PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ART

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hosted by the Creative Network In this training workshop artist photographer Toril Brancher will offer professional guidance to artists and makers who want to improve the documentation of their work. You’ll cover all the essentials, including shutter speed, focus, perspective composition and lighting. Suitable for beginners and improvers.   All participants will need to bring a digital camera and one piece of their art to document. Please bring a packed lunch. Wednesday 1st October, 10am -4pm Arts Alive Wales studio     £60 for the day £45 for members of the Creative Network   Places...
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CREATIVE WRITING – autumn term

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Creative Writing with Rebecca Loncraine Writing about your life or someone else’s can be fun, fascinating, therapeutic and challenging. Writer Rebecca Loncraine will guide you through playful, accessible and surprising creative writing exercises, in which you’ll explore different ways of writing from life. By the end of these four sessions you will have a range of exciting ideas, tools, and experiences to take your writing further and develop your writing projects. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience. WEDNESDAYS, 1st-22nd October 6:30-8:30pm £40 for a 4 week course. Please bring a favourite notebok...
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POTTERY – autumn term

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week until December 5, 2014

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 Autumn term: 26th Sept - 24th Oct (break for half term) 7th Nov - 5th Dec.   £140 for a 5 week course / £250 for 10 week term £30 for single sessions Includes all materials, firing and access to specialist equipment. To book a place -  tel: 01873 811579 / email:...
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FICTION WRITING MASTERCLASS

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fiction Writing Masterclass and Evening Readings with novelists Richard Skinner and Joanna Briscoe Hosted by the Creative Network     SATURDAY 4TH OCTOBER: Fiction Writing Masterclass 10am-5pm. Evening Readings and Q&A 6-8pm. The Tabernacle, Regent Street, Talgarth, Powys, Wales, LD3 0DB   Faber Academy tutors, Richard Skinner and Joanna Briscoe, will present a one day Fiction Writing Masterclass, focused on plot and character. The day is aimed at serious writers, published or looking to be published.   What is the difference between story and plot? - Richard Skinner This...
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WILLOW BASKET MAKING – autumn term

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Every week until December 1, 2014

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. Please bring a packed lunch.   MONDAYS, 10am – 2:30pm Autumn term: 22nd Sept - 20th Oct (break for half term) & 3rd Nov - 1st Dec.   £150 for 5 week course. £270 for 10 week term. Includes basic materials. Additional...
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POTTERY – autumn term

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week until December 5, 2014

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 Autumn term: 26th Sept - 24th Oct (break for half term) 7th Nov - 5th Dec.   £140 for a 5 week course / £250 for 10 week term £30 for single sessions Includes all materials, firing and access to specialist equipment. To book a place -  tel: 01873 811579 / email:...
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CREATIVE WRITING – FAIRY TALES

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Weekend Workshop Creative Writing - Fairy Tales, with Rebecca Loncraine Fairytales are powerful because they speak to both the conscious and subconscious aspects of ourselves and offer profound truths about the human condition, at any stage of life. In this fun and accessible workshop, fairy tales will be your guides to explore the inner life. Through focused discussion and creative writing exercises, you will use stories to venture inwards. Writer Rebecca Loncraine will introduce various fairy tales and The Wizard of Oz (both the 1939 movie and the original book) in particular, which contains archetypes from ancient fairy tales and...
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WILLOW BASKET MAKING – autumn term

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Every week until December 1, 2014

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. Please bring a packed lunch.   MONDAYS, 10am – 2:30pm Autumn term: 22nd Sept - 20th Oct (break for half term) & 3rd Nov - 1st Dec.   £150 for 5 week course. £270 for 10 week term. Includes basic materials. Additional...
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Art Courses from the University of Aberystwyth

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every week until December 3, 2014

The School of Education and Lifelong Learning will be delivering outreach, undergraduate level one, Art and Design courses on Wednesdays at Arts Alive Wales, run by artist and tutor, Tessa Waite. These courses are held in the Arts Alive Wales building but bookings are managed by the University of Aberystwyrth. The following courses are on offer from October: Imaging the Landscape Code: CF106 (October/November 2014) A practical pastel course based on the local landscape. Workshops are supported by discussion on the meaning of 'romanticism and realism' in contemporary and historical Welsh landscape painting and in the work of artists who...
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POTTERY – autumn term

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week until December 5, 2014

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 Autumn term: 26th Sept - 24th Oct (break for half term) 7th Nov - 5th Dec.   £140 for a 5 week course / £250 for 10 week term £30 for single sessions Includes all materials, firing and access to specialist equipment. To book a place -  tel: 01873 811579 / email:...
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WILLOW BASKET MAKING – autumn term

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Every week until December 1, 2014

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. Please bring a packed lunch.   MONDAYS, 10am – 2:30pm Autumn term: 22nd Sept - 20th Oct (break for half term) & 3rd Nov - 1st Dec.   £150 for 5 week course. £270 for 10 week term. Includes basic materials. Additional...
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Art Courses from the University of Aberystwyth

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every week until December 3, 2014

The School of Education and Lifelong Learning will be delivering outreach, undergraduate level one, Art and Design courses on Wednesdays at Arts Alive Wales, run by artist and tutor, Tessa Waite. These courses are held in the Arts Alive Wales building but bookings are managed by the University of Aberystwyrth. The following courses are on offer from October: Imaging the Landscape Code: CF106 (October/November 2014) A practical pastel course based on the local landscape. Workshops are supported by discussion on the meaning of 'romanticism and realism' in contemporary and historical Welsh landscape painting and in the work of artists who...
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SATURDAY LIFE DRAWING – autumn term

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 own...
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POTTERY – autumn term

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week until December 5, 2014

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 Autumn term: 26th Sept - 24th Oct (break for half term) 7th Nov - 5th Dec.   £140 for a 5 week course / £250 for 10 week term £30 for single sessions Includes all materials, firing and access to specialist equipment. To book a place -  tel: 01873 811579 / email:...
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WILLOW BASKET MAKING – autumn term

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 1, 2014

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. Please bring a packed lunch.   MONDAYS, 10am – 2:30pm Autumn term: 22nd Sept - 20th Oct (break for half term) & 3rd Nov - 1st Dec.   £150 for 5 week course. £270 for 10 week term. Includes basic materials. Additional...
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