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

Upcoming Events At This Venue

April 28

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. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

 

FRIDAYS, 2-5pm
28 April – 26 May & 30 June – 28 July
£140 x 5 weeks / £255 x 10 weeks.

Includes firing and access to specialist equipment.

 

Scroll down the page to book online or tel: 01873 811579 / email: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Date: April 28 @ 2:00 pm
Cost: £140.00 - £255.00

April 29

life drawingA 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 a packed lunch, materials and drawing board if you have one.

SATURDAYS, 10am – 3pm
29 April, 27 May, 24 June
£25 per day or £60 for 3 days.

Scroll down the page to book online or tel: 01873 811579 / email: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

 

Date: April 29 @ 10:00 am
Cost: £25.00

May 3

drawing & paintingJoin professional artist Susan Milne for our Wednesday morning art class. You’ll be introduced to a variety of art materials, practical techniques and processes alongside relevant art history examples. Over eight weeks students will develop their visual art skills and confidence as part of a supportive group in our light and airy studio.

 

All classes are suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

Please bring a sketchbook with you. This course includes materials.

WEDNESDAYS,10am – 1pm
3 – 24 May (break for half term) & 7 – 28 June
£70 for 4 weeks / £130 for 8 weeks

 

Scroll down to book a place or tel: 01873 811579 / email: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Date: May 3 @ 10:00 am
Cost: £70.00 - £130.00

May 8

Basket MakingArtisan 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.

 

MONDAYS, 10am – 2:30pm
8 – 22 May & 5 – 19 June
£90 for 3 weeks / £165 for 6 weeks.

Scroll down the page to book online or tel: 01873 811579 / email: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Date: May 8 @ 10:00 am
Cost: £90.00 - £165.00

May 12

Simon Whitehead

An evening walk in the Black Mountains beginning at dusk and moving into the darkness.

Night Walk

This nocturnal walk is an opportunity to experience the landscape together with our capacities for night adaptation, whilst sensing the ways that darkness transforms our environment and reveals our perceptual awareness.

Friday 12th May, 8pm – 9:30pm
Starting from Arts Alive Wales, The Old School, Brecon Road, Crickhowell
FREE to attend. Suggested donation: £3 per person

Places are limited. To book a place contact: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Children are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.

Movement Artist, Simon Whitehead works from both his base in the Teifi Valley in rural west Wales and internationally. Since 2000 he has developed a body of work from walking; his works are place-sensitive and he often invites members of the public to collaborate in devising live performance.

www.may-nard.org

 

Date: May 12 @ 8:00 pm

May 25

French & Mottershead

A love poem to the forest and body

Woodland

Cushioned by soil and surrounded by leaf litter and new growth, Woodland by artist duo French & Mottershead is a meditative and deeply affecting audio work that creates a self-portrait of the body after death. Using spoken narrative with insights from forensic anthropologists and ecologists, Woodland is a gentle confrontation of mortality and an invitation to imagine our body’s return to the earth over an epic length of time.

Thursday 25th – Monday 29th May, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Late opening Saturday 27th May with an artist talk at 7pm
The Old Station, Tintern, nr Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 7NX

Suggested donation: £4 per person
Drop-in or to book a place contact: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Woodland is an outdoor piece. Please wear appropriate clothing and sensible shoes.
This works contains sensitive material. Recommended 14+, or by parental guidance.
The audio experience lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Co-presented with independent curator and producer Ruth Holdsworth and supported by Wye Valley River Festival and Wye Valley AONB.

www.frenchmottershead.com

Photo credit: Paul Blakemore

Date: May 25 @ 10:30 am

June 10

Allen Fisher

Allen Fisher has created a new collection of paintings on y Waen Ddu, The Black Bog – a rare raised peat bog situated on the Craig Y Cilau nature reserve in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The artist is drawn to the cultural associations of peat bogs as sites of Iron Age sacrifice, preservation and divination as well as their ecological importance as rich environments of biodiversity and carbon capture. Peak, in collaboration with BBC Cymru R&D has produced 360 degree film footage and binaural sound recordings of Allen creating new work on site.

Saturday 10th June, 10am-1pm
Arts Alive Wales, The Old School, Brecon Road, Crickhowell

FREE. To book a place contact: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Join us for an informal event at the Arts Alive Wales studio to view Allen’s work in progress and documentary footage. Allen will be joined by an historian and ecologist to discuss the unique context of the Black Bog. Members of the BBC Cymru R&D team will discuss the potential for digital technology in artist projects.

Allen Fisher is based in Hereford and is a poet, painter and tutor associated with the British Poetry Revival and the Fluxus movement. He is Emeritus Professor of Poetry and Art at the University of Manchester. His work is represented by Tate gallery.

Photo credit: Toril Brancher

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Date: June 10 @ 10:00 am

July 15

life drawingOur popular five-day summer schools enable students to develop their own projects and interests, with the support of a professional tutor in the Arts Alive Wales studio.

 

 

A summer school concerned with the importance of observation of the human figure. You’ll work directly from the life model with artist and tutor Tony Tribe, providing 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, please bring a board and materials.
Please bring a packed lunch.
Sat 15th – Weds 19th July, 10am-3pm
£25 per day / £100 for 5 days

Scroll down the page to book online or tel: 01873 811579 / email: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

 

 

Date: July 15 @ 10:00 am
Cost: £25.00 - £100.00

July 29

pottery-2Our popular five-day summer schools enable students to develop their own projects and interests, with the support of a professional tutor in the Arts Alive Wales studio.

 

 

Concentrating on the making process this practical summer school 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.

 
Sat 29th July – Weds 2nd Aug, 10am-3pm
£175 for 5 days

Includes materials, firing and access to specialist equipment

Scroll down the page to book online or tel: 01873 811579 / email: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Date: July 29 @ 10:00 am
Cost: £175.00

August 5

Hannah FirminOur popular five-day summer schools enable students to develop their own projects and interests, with the support of a professional tutor in the Arts Alive Wales studio.

 

 

This summer school  with printmaker Hannah Firmin is an opportunity to experiment with variety of relief printing techniques using Lino, wood and vinyl blocks. Working  from your own designs you’ll create a basic single colour print or apply several colours. Hannah will show examples of her own work and guide you through the design process, demonstrating how an idea for an image can be developed as a print for different uses, such as card design, illustration, repeat image for fabric printing and letter heading.

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

Sat 5th – Weds 9th Aug, 10am-3pm
£175 for 5 days

Includes basic materials.

Scroll down the page to book online or tel: 01873 811579 / email: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Date: August 5 @ 10:00 am
Cost: £175.00