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September 2017

POTTERY – autumn term

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 15, 2017

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. There will also be plenty of opportunities to throw on the wheel. Participants will be able to work on their own personal projects under the guidance of Martin making items for your home, garden etc. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience. Includes firing and access to specialist equipment.   FRIDAY, 2-5PM 22 Sept-27 Oct & 10 Nov - 15 Dec £170 x 6 weeks/ £305...
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LIFE DRAWING – autumn term

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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  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. Places fill up quickly, early booking is advised. Please bring a packed...
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October 2017

BASKET MAKING – autumn term

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

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. The classes allow opportunity to work on your own personal project under the expert guidance of Mary. 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.   MONDAY, 10am-2:30pm 2-23 Oct £120 for 4 weeks   Scroll down to book ONLINE or t: 01873 811579 e:info@artsalivewales.org.uk Please see our Booking...
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DRAWING & PAINTING – autumn term

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 29, 2017
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Join artist Susan Milne for our Wednesday morning art classes. You'll be introduced to a variety of art materials, practical techniques and processes alongside relevant art history examples. The course will introduce the fundamentals of drawing as a discipline that underpins painting, design, printmaking and other creative work, and will also explore the extent of drawing as an end in itself. There will be objective drawing from still life, including perspective, tone and form and a session of drawing in the landscape. Different drawing methods and materials will be encouraged and individual attention given during the sessions.  The focus of...
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October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 23, 2017

Welsh using the Wlpan method with Lisa Jones Would you like to have the confidence to speak a little Welsh? This is an enjoyable new class for beginners which will get you talking, understanding and enjoying the Welsh around you. The teacher, Lisa Jones, tutors a number of classes in the area and is the author of Welsh for Parents and Welsh for Parents: A Learner's Handbook. Come and learn alongside the AAW staff team, relax over a cup of coffee and learn to use some Welsh in confidence. Delivered by University of Wales, Aberystwyth.   THURSDAY 4.15-5.45pm 5-26 Oct & 2-23 November £55 for 8 weeks   Scroll...
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November 2017

Air Lab Generator

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Air Lab Generator Monday 13th November 10am – 4pm Arts Alive Wales, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1DG.    A one-day training event in which artists, technologists and environmental partners come together to develop project ideas and create a shared vision, using drones to explore the Black Mountains terrain. We are delighted to welcome the following guest presenters: Artist and technologist Charles Gershom Aerial surveillance and filming experts Mighty Sky  Royal West of England Academy (RWA) curator of Air: Visualising the Invisible in British Art 1768-2017   For more information or to register for...
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PRINTMAKING – saturday workshop

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Printmaking with Hannah Firmin In this Saturday workshop printmaker Hannah Firmin will guide you through the importance of drawing to develop a print design. You'll create a relief print from drawings made in the studio from observation or reference images and transform these into a design to produce an original relief print in either Lino, vinyl or wood. You don't have to have experience of drawing for this workshop, the printmaking process reduces tones and simplifies lines to achieve striking results. Hannah will show examples of her own work and demonstrate the process from initial ideas and drawings to finished artwork. The...
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