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Arts Alive Wales
Phone:
01873 811579
Address:
The Old School, Brecon Road
Crickhowell, Powys NP8 1DG United Kingdom

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September 22

pottery

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 x 12 weeks.

Our Pottery Autumn Term Course is now Sold Out. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

 

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Please see ‘Booking Information’ before making a booking.

 

Date: September 22 @ 2:00 pm
Cost: Donation

September 30

 

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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

 

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Date: September 30 @ 10:00 am
Cost: £25.00

October 2

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

 

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Date: October 2 @ 10:00 am
Cost: £120.00

October 4

classes 2 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 the first four sessions will be based on Drawing. After the break and four sessions drawing, the course will introduce painting with a variety of pastels and mixed media to explore gesture and form. The course is suitable for beginners and the more experienced. Please bring a sketchbook with you.

WEDNESDAY, 10am-1pm

4-25 Oct & 8-29 Nov

£70 for 4 weeks/ £130 for 8 weeks

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Date: October 4 @ 10:00 am
Cost: £70.00 - £130.00

October 5

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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

 

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Date: October 5 @ 4:00 pm
Cost: £55.00

October 7

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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Date: October 7 @ 12:00 pm

November 6

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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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Date: November 6 @ 10:00 am

November 13

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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 a please contact Rebecca Spooner, Creative Director

rebecca@artsalivewales.org.uk   / 01873 811579

 

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Artist Bursary Opportunity

Bursaries of £130 each are available for up to 8 x Wales based artists to attend.

The Artist Bursary aims to enable artists to work collaboratively to realise the potential of digital technology as part of their contemporary practice, while expanding their skills, knowledge and confidence in the practical use of UAVs.

Artists will have the opportunity to work alongside Emma Posey, Air Lab Associate Producer, and members of the Arts Alive Wales staff team.

Bursaries of £130 each are available for up to 8 x professional Wales based artists, at any stage of their career to attend Air Lab Generator. We are not seeking ‘digital artists’ per se but are also interested in those artists who are keen to explore the potential of digital and drones within their practice.

Deadline for applications: 5pm Monday 9th October.

For full details and application information: Air Lab Generator bursary application

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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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Date: November 13 @ 10:00 am

November 18

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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

 

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Date: November 18 @ 10:00 am
Cost: £45.00

November 29

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.

 

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Twitter: @AAWCreativeNet

 

Date: November 29 @ 6:00 pm