Posts Tagged ‘crickhowell’

20 Nov
2017

Botanical Illustration – Spring Term

debbie devaudenTutor 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, with a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from The English Garden School at the Chelsea Physic Garden. Debbie has exhibited widely, including with the Society of Botanical Artists at their London exhibitions.

The workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience.

SATURDAY, 10am-3pm
3 March
£45

Scroll down to book ONLINE or call 01873 811579 / email info@artsalivewales.org.uk

23 Nov
2017

Drawing and Painting – Spring Term

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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. This course of four weeks will involve working in mixed media, collage, drawing and colour.

Different drawing methods and materials will be encouraged and individual attention given during the sessions. The course is suitable for beginners and the more experienced. Basic materials are provided, please bring a sketchbook with you.

WEDNESDAYS, 10am – 1pm
21 Feb – 14 Mar
£70 for 4 weeks

 

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20 Nov
2017

Life Drawing – Spring Term

lifedrawingsummerschoolA 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 lunch, materials and drawing board if you have one.

SATURDAYS, 10am – 3pm
27 Jan, 17 Feb, 24 Mar, 21 Apr
£25 per day or £85 for 4 days.

Scroll down to book ONLINE or call 01873 811579 / email info@artsalivewales.org.uk

20 Nov
2017

Pottery – Spring Term

rsz_potteryConcentrating 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 in our welcoming and relaxed studio. Throughout the course, there will also be opportunities to throw on the wheel.

Participants will be able to work on their own personal projects under the expert 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.

FRIDAYS, 2-5pm
12 Jan -9 Feb & 23 Feb – 23 Mar
£140 for 5 weeks / £255 for 10 weeks.
Includes materials, firing and access to specialist equipment.

Scroll down to book ONLINE or call 01873 811579 / email info@artsalivewales.org.uk

20 Nov
2017

Letterpress – Spring Term

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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 20th January
10am – 1pm
£25 includes all materials and equipment

 

Scroll down to book ONLINE or call 01873 811579 / email info@artsalivewales.org.uk

20 Nov
2017

Basket Making – Spring Term

rsz_basket_making_5Artisan 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.

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MONDAYS, 10am – 2:30pm
15 Jan -5 Feb & 19 Feb – 12 Mar
£120 for 4 weeks/ £210 for 8 weeks

Scroll down to book ONLINE or call 01873 811579 / email info@artsalivewales.org.uk

22 Nov
2017

Tribe – Spring Term

rsz_fullsizeoutput_514Tribe is a new monthly workshop for young artists and their families. These playful workshops will explore a wide range of art and craft including Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics and Textiles.

The afternoon sessions will provide a friendly, relaxed environment for children to create and learn. Parents and families of all kinds are encouraged to stay for tea/coffee and take part in activities.

 

 SATURDAYS, 2-5pm

13 Jan, 10 Feb, 10 Mar, 14 Apr

Age Guide: 7-11 yrs

 

FREE – suggested donation of £3 per child per month to cover the cost of materials.

Scroll down to BOOK ONLINE and donate materials cost, or contact Rachel Dunlop, Participation Manager to register for a place: rachel@artsalivewales.org.uk / 01873811579

14 Aug
2017

CREATIVE NETWORK: Film Night

Creative Network: Film Night

Film reviewer Graeme Hobbs introduces director Gideon Koppel’s 2008 film, Sleep Furiously, a poetically inflected portrait of the farming community and landscape of Trefeurig, Ceredigion.

In addition we will be screening Working Landscape a short by filmmaker Siôn Marshall Waters from Abergavenny, in response to Peak’s project at the Royal Welsh Show Spring Festival 2017, recording life on the smallholdings of mid Wales.

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Wed 29 November,
6-7pm ‘bring and share’ supper
7pm screenings

FREE for members of the Creative Network only. Donations welcome.

Please let us know if you’re coming. e: info@artsalivewales.org.uk t: 01873 811579
The Creative Network supports arts practitioners through opportunities for collaboration, discussion, promotion and training. The Creative Network is focused (although not exclusively) on the Black Mountains and surrounding areas and has over 100 members working in the visual, literary, applied and performing arts.

 

Facebook: facebook.com/AAWCreativeNet

Twitter: @AAWCreativeNet

 

25 Sep
2017

Air Lab – Above the Radar

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Monday 27th November

10am-4pm

Arts Alive Wales Studio, Crickhowell

 

A professional training day for artists, filmmakers and writers to develop scripts, storyboards, filming and editing techniques in relation to sky-orientated filmmaking.

James Hedley is an award winning VR film director. Having shot all over the world for clients such as BBC, Sky, United Nations and Google, he has a wealth of experience delivering documentary & drama projects of international scale. Frequently looking to give audiences new perspectives, James implements the use of drones in his work in order to offer viewer an out of body VR experience like no other.  http://surroundvision.co.uk/

Ben Huss-Smickler is a professional drone pilot with over four years flight experience. He flies globally for clients such as Honda, Gumball 3000, United Nations, and charities and premier league clubs. His company SkyEdge specialises in 3670 aerial footage and have pioneered bespoke solutions in immersive media (www.skyedge.co.uk)

 

£60 per person, including lunch.

Places are limited and booking is essential. Please Email or Call to book.

e: rebecca@artsalivewales.org.uk / 01873 811579

 

 

Air Lab – creating new perspectives

Air Lab is a new digital project focused on the potential of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), exploring the terrain of the Black Mountains from the sky, through a programme of training events and workshops. Artists, creative technologists and environmental organisations will work together to increase skills and knowledge, experiment and network in a spirit of peer-to-peer learning and collaboration.
Click here for the full programme

 

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24 Jul
2017

PRINTMAKING – saturday workshop

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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 workshop is ideal for complete beginners as well as those with some experience.

 

SATURDAY 18 Nov

10am-3pm £45

 

Scroll down to book ONLINE or t:01873 811579 e:info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Please see our Booking Information page before making a booking.

14 Sep
2017

Air Lab – Stories from Above

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Monday 6th + Saturday 11th November

10am-4pm

A professional development course for emerging artists to gain valuable training from experienced practitioners to design creative projects with young people.

We are delighted to welcome guest artist Mariele Neudecker to the first day of training.

Artists will have the opportunity to work with Mariele, alongside Emma Posey, Air Lab Associate Producer and Rachel Dunlop, AAW Participation Manager to collaboratively explore and develop workshop ideas. In the second session artists will be supported to facilitate their workshops with young participants from Arts Alive Wales’ projects and gain critical feedback.

‘German-born, Mariele Neudecker (b1965) lives and works in Bristol. She is known internationally for her glass vitrines containing landscapes of forests, lakes or mountains together with simulated weather effects. These often evoke other pictures or artists. Also using sculpture, film and photography, Neudecker creates a playful frisson between historical representations of the Sublime landscape and our perception, imagination and memory of experience.’ – Tate.

Mariele is a Professor at Bath Spa University. www.marieleneudecker.co.uk

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Training Places
Free training places are available for up to 6 x emerging Wales based artists, at a pivotal stage in their early career.

Aimed at emerging artists, applications must be made by artists who have achieved a professional level of practice but can demonstrate the benefit of attending further training. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. We are not seeking ‘digital artists’ per se but are also interested in those artists who are keen to explore the potential of digital within their practice.

Deadline for applications: 5pm Monday 9th October. 

For more information and application processAir Lab Stories from Above application

Or contact Rebecca Spooner 

e: rebecca@artsalivewales.org.uk / t: 01873 811579

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Air Lab – creating new perspectives

Air Lab is a new digital project focused on the potential of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), exploring the terrain of the Black Mountains from the sky, through a programme of training events and workshops. Artists, creative technologists and environmental organisations will work together to increase skills and knowledge, experiment and network in a spirit of peer-to-peer learning and collaboration.

Click here for the full programme

 

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20 Oct
2017

Pottery Taster Session

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Martin Craddock will be running a special Pottery Taster Session on November 3rd 2pm-5pm for those who are interested in attending seasonal Pottery Classes at Arts Alive Wales.

This will be a chance to work alongside Martin, our trained potter and tutor who will be providing guidance working with clay through coiling, slabbing and press-moulded dish making. Come and see the space, and get to know us as an organisation.

There will be a small fee to cover the cost of the materials of £5.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

call 01873 811579 to book or email info@artsalivewales.org.uk

 

1 Nov
2017

AIR LAB: Announcing our Generator artists!

air lab 2After a competitive process, we have selected artists for our professional development programme Air Lab Generator. They will collaborate with technologists, curators and environmentalists.

 

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On Monday 13th November, the participants will be coached by:

Artist and technologist Charles Gershom;

Aerial surveillance and filming expert, Alex Rees – Pilot / Founder and Director of  Mighty Sky,;

Gemma Brace Teaching Fellow and Curator in History of Art, Heritage and Museums, University of Bristol Exhibitions Curator at RWA and co-curator  of Air: Visualising the Invisible in British Art 1768-2017 ;

Associate Producer for Air Lab, Dr Emma Posey.

The following individuals were chosen on the basis of their artistic practice and motivation to explore the uses of drones  with the aim of incorporating digital elements in their work, and to understand the issues and senitivities of working in the Black Mountains.

 

Susan Adams

Born in Kent, Susan Adams now works at her studio near Brecon and occasionally teaches at Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales. Her practice embraces various media including painting, print, polychromed wood-carving and video. After studying Painting at Norwich School of Art and the Slade Susan became Fine Art Fellow at Cheltenham College of Art. She then worked as Artist in Residence in India, the USA and the UK including at ArtsAcre Calcutta, Millay Colony New York, Welsh National Opera, Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island), Oriel Mostyn and Shaftesbury Abbey. She was also selected to become the first Artist in Residence at Gloucester Cathedral.

Drawn to the uncanny, Susan is engaged with expressing a sense of narrative through art, making use of folk art, literature, film and children’s book illustration. She is interested in the exchange between the solid real, belief and the imaginary. An exploration of medieval sainthood led on to a collaborative project with contemporary voice-hearers in Wales. A recipient of a major Creative Wales Award, Susan used the grant to collaborate with writers and travel to the USA and Canada to establish a dialogue with internationally acclaimed artists who use narrative in their practice.

Susan Adams has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, venues in Wales include Oriel Mostyn, Oriel Mwldan, Attic Cardiff, MoMA Wales; as well as venues in London, Paris, Maastricht and Zagreb.

www.susan-adams.co.uk 

 

 

Richard Billingham

Richard graduated from Sunderland University with a degree in Painting in 1994.
He was offered gallery representation by Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London and began exhibiting internationally in shows such as New Photography 12, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Sensation, Royal Academy, London; Life Live, ARC, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris Paris and Pictura Britannica, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

In 1997 he was the first recipient of the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize and the following year BBC2 broadcast his film Fishtank, (47mins) produced by Artangel and filmmaker Adam Curtis. He exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2001 and was nominated for the Turner Prize, also 2001, for his show at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.

His work is held in many collections including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum, New York, V & A and Tate Galleries, London. More recently, he has written and directed his first feature film Ray & Liz, to be released in 2018. He has been Professor in the Creative Industries at Middlesex University since 2012 and is a lecturer in Fine Art Photography at the University of Gloucestershire.

http://www.anthonyreynolds.com/billingham.php

 

 

Stefhan Caddick

Stefhan is a visual artist working in video, installation and performance. His practice spans a range of media but he has an ongoing interest in making installations, events and films which engage with landscape and place, often through the use of new technologies and new ways of working. Recent projects have involved partnerships with or commissions for University of St Andrews, Glamorgan Archive, International Symposium of Electronic Arts, Ebbw Vale Works Museum, Green Man Festival, Fourth Wall Film Festival, University of Ottawa and London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Artists have always engaged with new ways of representing the world around them – I’m interested in exploring the possibilities which seem to be offered by drone technology for mapping and representation, and how associations between drones and ideas around surveillance and the military impact on meaning.

http://www.stefhancaddick.co.uk/projects/

 

 

Joshua Davidson

Joshua is a Graphic Designer and Cyclist with a deep interest in the visual image, exploring creative outcomes from the perspective of visual communication. His interests pertain to technology, moving image, digital culture, complex systems, socio-political change, engineering, neural-networks and the environment.

Air Lab is offering me a unique opportunity to expand my thinking about landscape, space, movement & mapping. Examining these themes through the visual language of the drone.

 www.joshhd.co.uk

 

 

Penny Hallas

Based in Powys, Penny Hallas is an artist working in various media: drawing, painting, printmaking, video, sculpture. Her work revolves around a fascination with internal states of being: sometimes funny, sometimes disturbing; alive to the promptings of chance, fantasy and emotion; it seeks to explore correspondences between the material world and the hidden crannies of the psyche.
Whatever the medium, she is interested in the way self-contained visual/conceptual elements, when brought together, form fluid systems in which differing narratives, visual rhythms and conceptual overviews come into prominence by turns, dissolving then, to be replaced by others.

As joint artist in residence with Llangattock Green Valleys’ HYDRO, I am intrigued to find out what the use of UAVs would bring to my visual exploration of LGV’s micro-hydro installations and sites in the Black Mountains – adding an airy perspective to what has so far been watery and earthbound. I look forward to sharing and learning together as a way of questioning my own established ways of seeing and making.

http://pennyhallas.co.uk/wp/2970/hydro/

 

 

Maria Hayes

Maria has been practising as a visual artist since 1986; exhibiting and drawing live at events throughout the UK. An award-winning facilitator, Hayes devises and delivers workshops in schools, galleries, and community venues as well as lecturing in higher education. In 2013 she was awarded a PhD (Fine Art) from Aberystwyth University and published papers on drawing. Hayes explores drawing in a condition of connected looking, through both analogue and digitally assisted methods. She collaborates with performance-based practitioners (dancers, musicians, storytellers) to create unique stage experiences where the process of creating work is revealed to the audience. Using cameras with projection technology Hayes puts her hand in the camera to reveal the human process of analogue image making.

I have always loved flying and drawing birds. The new UAV technologies allow us a birds-eye view of flying over landscape. I would love to put my hand in the camera of a birds-eye-view and trace the trajectory my eye is drawn to in real time and motion. In this way I might experience how a bird sees when it flies. I will make an image of my experience of flight through looking and being an eye/hand in the camera. My hand will generate the image that enacts itself within my body, without leaving the ground. It will be intriguing to see what a grounded flight drawing will look like.

http://www.mariahayes.info/

 

 

Sion Marshall- Waters

Sion is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in South Wales. A recent graduate from the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester, his projects thus far have aimed to explore people’s relationship with place; how notions of place are constructed, experienced and how they shape one’s sense of self. His interest in documentary extends from a background in the social sciences; prior to switching to anthropology he received a BA in Politics and Sociology also from the University of Manchester. He believes that documentary film, photography and sound have a unique capability of evoking story and experience in ways that go beyond the written word.

I’m hoping to understand how we may use digital technologies to explore and reframe how we may represent and interpret human experiences and perspectives of the world.

https://sionmarshallwaters.com/

 

Sara Rees

Sara Rees is a visual artist from the Gower Peninsular, currently based in Cardiff. She studied Visual Performance at Dartington College of Arts, and Fine Art at Cardiff School of Art & Design. Her transdisciplinary practice encompasses site-specific installation, video, photography, writing, and performance, and explores notions of history and memory in relation to the politics and poetics of space.

Rees presents work both within the gallery and beyond, from bucolic woodlands to a derelict Soviet power station, responding as much to contemporary global conditions and events as to the resonances of a specific place or site. Arising from this territory, and inextricably woven through it are questions about the nature of reality, consciousness and time.

Rees’ work has been exhibited widely, nationally and internationally. She has undertaken a number of commissions and residencies: at Oriel Mostyn, the Welsh School of Architectural Glass, HANGAR Barcelona, and the BBC, and has been the recipient of several awards and prizes, including the prestigious Leverhulme Trust Award.

We are entering an age of unprecedented visuality, in which we are both the subjects and agents of an omnipresent gaze. As a politically engaged artist, I see creative engagement with drone technology and the visual perspectives it produces as a critical line of inquiry.

 

 

Neasa Terry

Neasa is currently undertaking the Litmus Residency at Oriel Davis Gallery.
She recently completed her MA in Communication Design at Central St. Martins, UAL. As well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, CLTAD from University of the Arts, she also has an MA RCA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Royal College of Art and a BA First Class Honours in Fine Art Printmaking from Limerick School of Art and Design.
Her awards and residencies include, Unit(e) Residency and commission for g39, Cardiff, funding from Arts Council England as part of LUX13 Critical Forum. She was named Winner of ‘Film London in 90 Seconds: Capital Tales’, Islington, and short listed for the Stanley Picker Tutorship Award, Kingston University.

I’m interested in the role that industry, landscape and technology play in the evolution of sound of an area and how the shape of this space acts as an instrument; sounds echoing through valleys, crescendoing through tunnels. In taking part in Air Lab I’m interested to see if I can use images from above to produce three dimensional pieces through photogrammetry.

http://www.neasaterry.com/About

 

 

 

For those interested in other events in the Air Lab series, you can sign up to our Monday 27th November creative practitioner session Above the Radar.

10 Oct
2017

Winner of the Creative Network mini fund

Stone carver Matt Caines, and jeweller and textile artist Amanda Caines have been awarded £300 through the September Creative Network mini-fund.

Based in Abergavenny, Matt and Amanda’s work has become more and more collaborative, finding ways of starting to combine firstly carved stone and wood, and later, naturally shed pieces of deer antler with Amanda’s stitch work and painterly approach to 3D structures. They have not only made freestanding animal forms from engraved antler sections with textile stitch work panels, but also made wall hanging pieces with attachments.

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Currently they are making a collection for this year’s Made London Craft Show, which is sponsored by Crafts Magazine and Winter Draws Nigh, and later an exhibition to be held at The Brook Street Gallery in Hay-on-Wye in October.

Matt and Amanda will be using the mini-fund award to upgrade their equipment and purchase better engraving drill bits and other jewellers tools which will allow them, in turn to upgrade the nature of their work. As self-employed artists, this small investment will help Matt and Amanda realise sketchbook ideas, not only in exhibitions and shows, but also in their work as teachers.

 

 

 

15 Sep
2017

Portfolio+ Plus Exhibition

Portfolio+ Plus Exhibition – Saturday 7th October 12-4pm

Portfolio has widened my horizons as to what I could do and what I’m able to do. I always like the new experience, whether working with an artist or doing something I would never think of doing.”

An exhibition celebrating the creativity of young people

You and your guests are warmly invited to attend PORTFOLIO PLUS+ 

Featuring the work of students aged 15-19 who took part in Portfolio+Plus, South Powys in July 2017.

The exhibition will be formally opened by Kirsty Williams at 3pm.

 

Work will be available for collection at 3.30pm

Portfolio is a visual arts project for young people who show a special interest and talent in the visual arts. The project boosts students’ artistic skills and knowledge and encourages creative careers. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and celebrate the achievements of the young people involved in our Portfolio+ Plus project 2017. If you want to learn more about the project and register an expression of interest for 2018 (two groups 11-15, 15-19), please consider joining us on 7th October.

- Refreshments served

- Drop-in workshop

- Short films

 

Please RSVP to Rachel Dunlop, Participation Manager

rachel@artsalivewales.org.uk / 01873 811579

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Arts Alive Wales, Crickhowell, delivers the project in South Powys while Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown delivers in the north of the county. Portfolio is funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Powys County Council and is part of the national Criw Celf initiative.

Please visit the Visit Us page for info. on directions and parking.

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LIFE DRAWING – autumn term

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 27

Air Lab – Above the Radar

November 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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DRAWING & PAINTING – autumn term

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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CREATIVE NETWORK: Film Night

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm