Classes & Workshops

Spring Programme 2018

To book a place on the course please contact the class tutor.  Contact details can be found by visiting the directory of tutors at the bottom of this page

MONDAY

Drawing From Life
8th January – 19th March
(Half Term 12th February)
10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm
£220 for course (not including materials)

Intensive drawing classes for those keen to learn. The course is aimed toward those who are looking to establish a firm and intelligent foundation for a lifetime of creative practice.

Tutors: Saied Dai and Charlotte Sorapure

Life Drawing and Painting Class

8th January – 19th March
(Half Term 12th February)
7.00pm-9.30pm
£12.50 per class (exc materials)

A class based around poses of two or three weeks duration commencing with a warm up of quick work. Individual tutoring available. All abilities invited to this conscientious and welcoming class.

Tutor: Charlotte Edge

Tuesday

Long Pose Class

9th January – 20th March
(Half Term 13th February)
10.00am – 1.00pm
£11 per class (not inc materials)

This is an untutored friendly life drawing class. The life model holds the one pose for the whole session and is heavily lit. This is a drop in class and all abilities are welcome.

Tutor: Sue Larner

Life Drawing for All Levels
9th January – 20th March
(Half Term 13th February)
2.00pm- 4.30pm
£165 full course or pro rata after start of term,  materials (ex paper) included

This class is suitable for all abilities and provides a friendly environment which supports and encourages absolute beginners, creatively challenges those who want to improve their drawing and gives a framework for artists who want to further their creative practice. Individual attention is given to assess each student’s needs and provide them with the appropriate level of instruction.

Tutor: Felicity Bowers

Teen After School Art Club (Ages 11-14)
9th January – 20th March
(Half Term 13th February)
4.00pm – 5.00pm
£60 full term (including materials)

Art classes for older children interested in extending their creative studies.  Students will cover a number of mediums, clay, textiles, print, painting etc to give the pupils a chance to develop a range of creative skills.

Tutor:  Funky Art House

Children’s After School Art Club (Ages 7-11)
9th January – 20th March
(Half Term 13th February)
5.30pm-6.30pm
£60 full term (including materials)

Each term publics will have the opportunity to explore a different area of art and design. Topics include drawing, painting, textiles, clay, paper-crafts, illustration, architecture, animation, print and more. Pupils will learn new skills and document their creations in their own sketchbook. They will also to visit exhibitions, enter competitions and exhibit in showcases.

Tutor: Funky Art House

Life Drawing
9th January – 20th March
(Half-term 13th February
6.30pm-9.30pm
£200 for whole course (limited concessions available)

A highly structured drawing class using the life model as inspiration.  We will use many exercises and materials to discover mark making, perspective, form, composition and tone.  Each week we will tackle new aspects of drawing the human form to help each student build their own individual practice as an artist.  This class will benefit beginners as well as practicing artists.  Materials will be available to buy in class.

Tutor:  Sue Larner

Wednesday

Creativity Through Watercolour and Mixed Media
10th January – 21st March
(Half Term 14th February)
9.45am-12.45am
£132 (not including materials)

This is a course enabling people to develop in their own unique way. Initially the craft and techniques of watercolours and then of mixed media (combining watercolour with gouache and acrylic, also charcoal and pastels) will be taught and demonstrated to show their descriptive and expressive potential. Oil painting techniques are also taught. Nature is experiences in the details of growth patterns as well as through landscape. Natural forms echo our own psychological processes and they also provide the starting point for imaginative themes, thus linking the inner and outer worlds.

Tutor: Michael Chaitow

Life Sculpture
10th January – 21st March
(Half Term 14th February)
1.30pm – 4.30pm
£160 + £15 materials

The life model holds one pose for 3-4 weeks. Clay, direct ciment fondu and wire are used to discover the human form in three dimensions. We will also tackle the portrait head, the relief and casting. Beginners welcome.

Tutor: Sue Larner

Sculpture
10th January – 21st March
(Half Term 14th February)
6.30pm – 9.30pm
£120 + £16 materials

This is an untutored sculpture class for experienced sculptors wanting to experiment using the human form as a starting point.

Tutor:  Sue Larner

Thursday

The Art of Portraiture
11th January – 22nd March
(Half-Term 15th February)
10.00am-1.00pm
£150 (not inc materials)

A structured course in the art of portraiture working from the model, progressing from drawing (structure and proportion) through to full painting. Emphasis will be given to the progression from drawing through to painting in stages using traditional laying and glazing techniques.

Tutor: Michael Chaitow

Conceptual Drawing
18th January – 22nd February
6.00pm-8.00pm
£120 (basic materials supplied)

This course, catering for students of all abilities, offers the opportunity to experiment with conceptual drawing techniques.  You will explore a diverse range of mark making processes and gain an insight into artists who work within this field of artistic practice.

Tutor: Fay Stevens

Children’s After School Art Club (Ages 7-11)
11th January – 22nd March
(Half Term 15th February)
5.30pm-6.30pm
£60 full term (including materials)

Each term pupils will have the opportunity to explore a different area of art and design. Topics include drawing, painting, textiles, clay, paper-crafts, illustration, architecture, animation, print and more. Pupils will learn new skills and document their creations in their own sketchbook. They will also to visit exhibitions, enter competitions and exhibit in showcases.

Tutor: Funky Art House

WEEKEND

Life Drawing Workshop
Saturday 3rd February
10.30am-4.30pm
£41  materials (excl paper) included

A whole day of drawing with a variety of lengths of poses, including a longer pose for the majority of the day, giving the opportunity to paint. I officer a range of exercises and games designed to develop eye to hand coordination and enhance the process of seeing. There is also the opportunity to make some longer and more considered drawings. A wide range of materials included, plus paper at a small charge. Bring your own canvas or board if painting.

Tutor: Felicity Bowers

Conceptual Drawing:  Charcoal
Saturday 24th February
11.00am – 4.00pm
£80.00 (inclusive of materials)

This day school, catering for students of all abilities, offers the opportunity to explore the intriguing practice of conceptual drawing using charcoal.  You will explore a diverse range of mark making processes and gain an insight into artists who work within this field of artistic practice.

Tutor:  Fay Stevens

Life Drawing and Monoprinting Workshop
Saturday 10th March
10.30am – 4.30pm
£43 (inclusive of materials except paper)

An introduction to the painterly technique of monoprinting, working from the life model for inspiration.  All materials will be provided.  Any level of experience in either drawing or printmaking welcome.

Tutor:  Felicity Bowers

Conceptual Drawing:  Kinetic
Saturday 24th March
11.00am – 4.00pm
£80 (inclusive of materials)

This day school, catering for students of all abilities, offers the opportunity to explore the intriguing practice of conceptual kinetic drawing.  You will explore a diverse range of mark making processes and gain an insight into artist who work within this field of artistic practice.

Tutor:  Fay Stevens

Children’s Saturday Art Club

Throughout the year, Funky Art House runs a wide selection of classes for children and young people. Exploring different areas of art and deisgn, includiong drawing painting, textiles, clay, paper-crafts, illustration, architecture, animation, print and more, classes are tailored to suit three different age groups: 7-11, 11-14, 14-17. Full details of the complete range of courses offered by Funky Art House are available at www.funkyarthouse.co.uk

Tutor: Funky Art House

Half Term and Holiday

 

Children’s and Teen School Holiday Workshops

Keep the kids and teens entertained over the holidays by exploring a variety of arts and crafts in a real artists’ studio centre. Pupils will learn about local and historical artists and take inspiration from these to produce their own unique pieces of art. A great way to spend the holidays having fun, making new friends and learning new creative skills. Teen Art Club covers more advanced artistic techniques and projects.

February Half Term Workshops
13th-14th February
9.30am-3.30pm
£35 (materials included)

Easter Holiday Workshops
26th – 29th March
9.30am – 3.30pm
£35 per day (materials included)

Tutor: Funky Art House

Autumn Programme 2017

To book a place on the course please contact the class tutor.  Contact details can be found by visiting the directory of tutors at the bottom of this page

MONDAYS

Drawing From Life
18th September – 27th November
(Half Term 23rd October)
10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm
£220 for course (not including materials)

Intensive drawing classes for those keen to learn. The course is aimed toward those who are looking to establish a firm and intelligent foundation for a lifetime of creative practice.

Tutors: Saied Dai and Charlotte Sorapure

Life Drawing and Painting Class

4th September – 11th December
(Half Term 23rd October)
7.00pm-9.30pm
£12 per class (exc materials)

A class based around poses of two or three weeks duration commencing with a warm up of quick work. Individual tutoring available. All abilities invited to this conscientious and welcoming class.

Tutor: Charlotte Edge

TUESDAYS

Long Pose Class
5th September – 12th December
(Half Term 24th October)
10.00am – 1.00pm
£11 per class (not inc materials)

This is an untutored friendly life drawing class. The life model holds the one pose for the whole session and is heavily lit. This is a drop in class and all abilities are welcome.

Tutor: Sue Larner

Life Drawing for All Levels
12th September – 12th December
(Half Term 24th October)
2.00pm- 4.30pm
£214, £99 half term (6 weeks) materials (ex paper) included

This class is suitable for all abilities and provides a friendly environment which supports and encourages absolute beginners, creatively challenges those who want to improve their drawing and gives a framework for artists who want to further their creative practice. Individual attention is given to assess each student’s needs and provide them with the appropriate level of instruction.

Tutor: Felicity Bowers

Children’s After School Art Club (Ages 7-11)
19th September – 5th December
(Half Term 24th October)
5.30pm-6.30pm
£66 full term (including materials)

Each term publics will have the opportunity to explore a different area of art and design. Topics include drawing, painting, textiles, clay, paper-crafts, illustration, architecture, animation, print and more. Pupils will learn new skills and document their creations in their own sketchbook. They will also to visit exhibitions, enter competitions and exhibit in showcases.

Tutor: Funky Art House

 

WEDNESDAYS

Creativity Through Watercolour and Mixed Media
20th September – 6th December
(Half Term 25th October)
9.45am-12.45am
£132 (students will be forwarded a list of required materials)

This is a course enabling people to develop in their own unique way. Initially the craft and techniques of watercolours and then of mixed media (combining watercolour with gouache and acrylic, also charcoal and pastels) will be taught and demonstrated to show their descriptive and expressive potential. Oil painting techniques are also taught. Nature is experiences in the details of growth patterns as well as through landscape. Natural forms echo our own psychological processes and they also provide the starting point for imaginative themes, thus linking the inner and outer worlds.

Tutor: Michael Chaitow

Life Sculpture
6th September – 8th November + Saturday 11th November
(Half Term 25th October)
1.30pm – 4.30pm
£160 + £12 materials

The life model holds one pose for 3-4 weeks. Clay, direct ciment fondu and wire are used to discover the human form in three dimensions. We will also tackle the portrait head, the relief and casting. Beginners welcome.

Tutor: Sue Larner

Sculpture
6th September – 15th December
(Half Term 25th October)
6.30pm – 9.30pm
£165 + £16 materials

This is an untutored sculpture class for experienced sculptors wanting to experiment using the human form as a starting point.

Tutor Sue Larner

‘Home-Made’ Adult Craft Course
20th September – 6th December
(Half Term 25th October)
11am-1pm
£154 (full term, materials included)

A unique course covering a variety of craft technieques and projects each term – mosaics, soft furnishings, seasonal decorations, clay, weaving, paper-crafts, felting, print and more. Projects have an emphasis on making one of a kind, practical items that can be used in your home, as gifts or to wear. Learn new skills and make new friends along the way in our very relaxed, populat class. Most materials included, all abilities welcome. Monthly Sunday afternoon classes also available covering a variety of different mediums.

Tutor: Funky Art House

THURSDAYS

The Art of Portraiture
21st September – 7th December
(Half-Term 26th October)
10.00am-1.00pm
£150 for 11 week term (not inc materials)

A structured course in the art of portraiture working from the model, progressing from drawing (structure and proportion) through to full painting.  Emphasis will be given to the progression from drawing through to painting in stages using traditional laying and glazing techniques.

Tutor: Michael Chaitow

Representational Figurative Sculpture
7th September – 14th December
(Half Term 26th October)
2.00pm-5.00pm
£230 (inclusive of materials)

One model, one pose, 1/3 life size figure ‘One model, one pose, 1/3 life size figure. Through intense observation, measuring techniques, anatomy and guidance on tool use, artists will train their eye and hand to accurately portray and render the model in clay. Limited to 8 places! 15% Discount available for full time art students.’

Tutor: Zoe Wooley

Children’s After School Art Club (Ages 7-11)
21st September – 7th December
(Half Term 24th October)
5.30pm-6.30pm
£66 full term (including materials)

Each term publics will have the opportunity to explore a different area of art and design. Topics include drawing, painting, textiles, clay, paper-crafts, illustration, architecture, animation, print and more. Pupils will learn new skills and document their creations in their own sketchbook. They will also to visit exhibitions, enter competitions and exhibit in showcases.

Tutor: Funky Art House

FRIDAYS

Drawing for Absolute Beginners
20th October – 8th December
10.00am-12.30pm
£180

In a friendly atmosphere, with plenty of one-to-one tuition, these classes focus on the development of observational skills, whilst introducing a wide variety of media.

Tutor: Lucinda Burgess

WEEKENDS

Life drawing
Saturday 7th October
10.30am-4.30pm
£41  materials (ex paper) included

A whole day of drawing with a variety of lengths of poses, including a longer pose for the majority of the day, giving the opportunity to paint. I officer a range of exercises and games designed to develop eye to hand coordination and enhance the process of seeing. There is also the opportunity to make some longer and more considered drawings. A wide range of materials included, plus paper at a small charge. Bring your own canvas or board if painting.

Tutor: Felicity Bowers

Drawing a Head
Saturday 4th November
10.30am-4.30pm
£41 materials (ex paper) included

This workshop looks at ways of drawing the model’s head. Whilst not a portrait class as such, we will discover the structures underlying the face which govern the placing of the features. Relative proportions of the facial features to the whole head, and placing on the neck and shoulders, are all important steps towards obtaining a likeness, although obtaining a likeness of the person will not be our primary goal. All drawing media will be explored, including some colour. Some materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Tutor: Felicity Bowers

WEAVING WORKSHOPS WITH SHED STUDIO

Sunday 12th November
12-4pm
£75 for the day (includes tuition, equipment, all materials)

The workshops are an introduction to the world of weaving, and learning to weave on a frame loom is the best way to start. Starting from preparing and ‘warping’ the loom and covering basic weaving techniques to design advice and guidance. By the end of the day you will have completed a small wall tapestry to take away with you. Class numbers are small so there is plenty of one on one time with each student. I have also attached a copy of the leaflet for your information.

Natasha is an award winning textile designer with over 10 years experience, and would love to share with you what she knows.

You can get in touch to book or for anymore information by email or phone, natasha.shedstudio@gmail.com or 07835901411. You can also check out @weavingworkshopxshedstudio on instagram and @weavingworkshopswithshedstudio on Facebook.

Printmaking by Hand

Saturday 25th November
10.30am-4.30pm
£44 materials included

Explore the art of printmaking with a minimum of equipment. You can make beautiful prints using just hand pressure, with no need for a press. We will work with lino, card and collage relief prints to produce limited editions in black and white and colour, also monoprint for painterly effects.

Children’s Saturday Art Club

Throughout the year, Funky Art House runs a wide selection of classes for children and young people. Exploring different areas of art and deisgn, includiong drawing painting, textiles, clay, paper-crafts, illustration, architecture, animation, print and more, classes are tailored to suit three different age groups: 7-11, 11-14, 14-17. Full details of the complete range of courses offered by Funky Art House are available at www.funkyarthouse.co.uk

Tutor: Funky Art House

HALF TERM AND HOLIDAYS

Children’s and Teen School Holiday Workshops

Keep the kids and teens entertained over the holidays by exploring a variety of arts and crafts in a real artists’ studio centre. Pupils will learn about local and historical artists and take inspiration from these to produce their own unique pieces of art. A great way to spend the holidays having fun, making new friends and learning new creative skills. Teen Art Club covers more advanced artistic techniques and projects.

October Half Term Workshops
Tuesday October 24th & Wednesday 25th October (age 7+)
9.30am-3.30pm
£35 (materials included)

Thursday October 26th (age 11+)
9.30am-3.30pm
£35 (materials included)

Christmas Holiday Workshops
Monday 18th – Tuesday 19th December
9.30am – 3.30pm
£35 per day
Ages 7-11, early and late pick-up available.

Tutor: Funky Art House

 

DIRECTORY OF TUTORS

Lorna Bode

Creative Ceramics – hand building, slabbing and coiling techniques. 1-2-1 and small group tuition.

 T:   07717 137 039
E:   lornabode@gmail.com

Felicity Bowers

T:   01225 313301
07752 879 184
E:   mail@felicityromabowers.co.uk
W: www.felicityromabowers.co.uk

 

Michael Chaitow

T: 01225 938958
07773 244 272
E:   michaelchaitow@hotmail.co.uk
W: www.michaelchaitow.com

Saied Dai and Charlotte Sorapure

T:   01225 858267
07876 703 473
E:   charlotte.sorapure@gmail.com
W: www.saieddai.co.uk, www.charlottesorapure.co.uk

Charlotte Edge

T: 07910 018 751
E:   charls.walker@gmail.com

 Mary-Jane Evans
Ceramics tuition – Handbuilding Techniques

Various hand-building techniques – slabbing, coiling, collaging and glazing in my own studio/school room or a venue of your choice.  Courses and prices on application.  One to one/group sessions/societies/portfolio sessions/mentoring.  Please ring for an informal chat.  All abilities catered for.

T:   07984 645 380
E:   maryjane36@hotmail.com
W: www.maryjaneevansceramics.com

Funky Art House

Children’s and teen art classes – after school, Saturday and holiday courses.

T:   07737 615 152
E:   art@funkyarthouse.co.uk
W: www.funkyarthouse.co.uk

Sue Larner

P: 01225 835 131
E: suelarner@icloud.com

Trevor Lillistone

Ceramics: individual throwing tuition
T:   07941 716 860
E:   tlillistone.co.uk

 Fay Stevens
T:  07909 868 265
E:  fay.stevens@ucl.ac.uk
W: www.cargocollective.com/FayStevens

 

 

 

 

 

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