Posts Tagged ‘Wales’

20 Nov
2017

Botanical Illustration – Spring Term

Dock LeavesTutor 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

 

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

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

Small Scale Ceramics – Spring Term

rsz_dsc06038Due to increasing demand, we will be running a ‘Small Scale Ceramics’ course commencing in Spring 2018 with our potter, Martin Craddock. 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 smaller items for your home, garden etc.

Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

TUESDAYS, 10-1pm
16 Jan – 6 Feb & 20 Feb – 13 March
£100 for 4 weeks / £180 for 8 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

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.

Basket Making with Mary Zammit
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.

 contact Rachel Dunlop, Participation Manager to register for a place: rachel@artsalivewales.org.uk / 01873811579

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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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.

 

AIR LAB GENERATOR

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.

24 Jul
2017

LIFE DRAWING – autumn term

 

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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 lunch, materials and drawing board if you have one.

SATURDAY, 10am-3pm

30 Sept, 14 Oct, 25 Nov.

£25 per day or £60 for 3 days

 

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

Please see Booking Information before making a booking.

 

9 Aug
2017

2017 Food Festival Art Project

Volunteer with Bettina Reeves to create stunning sculptures for Abergavenny Market Hall

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Volunteers are warmly invited to join Bettina Reeves for the 2017 Abergavenny Food Festival art project.  Bettina, who retires this summer from her position as senior tutor for Theatre Design at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, has chosen chickens for this year’s art project, a theme last visited in 2008 “We will be crafting chickens from withy and willow, paper and fabric and fluttering amongst these beauties will be native butterflies of silk”.

The project takes place in the Arts Alive Wales studio over 15 intensive days from 29 August to 13 September, 9.30am to 5.30pm and will be installed in Abergavenny Market Hall in time for the Festival weekend on 16/17 September.  This hugely enjoyable and rewarding project is open to volunteers  of all abilities aged over 16 years.  Join us to share and learn new skills and to enjoy the camaraderie, fun and great lunches.  We look forward to welcoming familiar as well as new faces.

Bring lunch to share and a pair of scissors

For more information or if you want to take part email info@artsalivewales.org.uk 

The unveiling of the annual art project is an eagerly awaited moment in the local calendar whilst the sculptures are a hugely popular feature of the Market Hall, drawing residents and visitors all year round.  In recognition of its iconic status, this year’s project has been generously supported with funding from Abergavenny Town Council

2017 is Abergavenny Food Festival’s 19th year running and reaches 35,000 people  http://www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com

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4 Jul
2017

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY Horsebox Studio Commission – Peak/Copa & Abergavenny Food Festival

Horsebox Studio Commission.
Peak/Copa & Abergavenny Food Festival

August – September
Festival Weekend 16th & 17th September 2017

 

 

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The Horsebox Studio Commission is a partnership project between Peak/Copa and the Abergavenny Food Festival. We are seeking a professional, Wales-based visual or applied artist of any discipline, to respond to the distinctive region of the Black Mountains and to the themes of the festival to produce new work in collaboration with the public, which will be created and presented in Peak’s Horsebox Studio on site during the festival weekend (16th and 17th September 2017).

 
Themes: growing, cooking, agriculture, sustainability, food culture, the politics and economics of food production, individual and collective memories of food, markets, small holdings
- The artist must be available during the preparation and delivery of the festival weekend (16th and 17th September).
- The artist is expected to spend a minimum of 8 days working on the research, preparation, delivery and evaluation of the commission (at least 4 days to be located in Abergavenny).
- The Artist Commission is supported through Arts Council of Wales funding.
• £2,500 artist fee inclusive of materials and production costs
• Up to £150 travel expenses
• Up to 4 x nights’ accommodation in Abergavenny (if required)

 

 

For full details of the commission please visit https://peakart.org.uk/

Or contact Rebecca Spooner, Creative Director rebecca@artsalivewales.org.uk / 01873 811579
The deadline for applications is 10am, Wednesday 19th July 2017.

 

 

Peak/Copa is an initiative devised and delivered by Arts Alive Wales, an arts education charity based in Crickhowell, Powys. Peak creates opportunities for contemporary art in the Black Mountains and Welsh Borders for the benefit of the region’s artists, communities and visitors.

 

 

 

 

 

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21 Jun
2017

Computing at School Powys Hub Meeting

Computing at School Powys Hub Meeting

 

Arts Alive Wales and Computing at School (Powys hub) are teaming up to hold an event at the Arts Alive studio on Wednesday July 12, 2017 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.

It will be a peer-to-peer session for teachers, artists and arts professionals working with digital and coding in schools/education to share best practice, ideas and experiences.
Alongside this, we will have a special guest speaker, artist Paul Granjon. Paul will demonstrate the BBC micro:bit when creating robots from e-waste at a primary school in Bridgend as part of the Arts Council of Wales’ Lead Creative Schools initiative – www.zprod.org

The rest of the session will be made up of a ‘hands-on’ workshop using the BBC micro:bit and learning how simple techniques can be applied to the classroom in practical ways.
This workshop is free to attend.

Booking details and the schedule of the day can be found online:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cas-mid-wales-powys-hub-meeting-tickets-35350646736?ref=ebapi

You can either book online by visiting the Eventbrite link above or email and reserve a space: rachel@artsalivewales.org.uk

 

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