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Dressmaking for Confident Beginners (TUES EVE)
This is a class for anyone just beginning to sew and those who would like to refresh their skills. You will learn in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere given support from Lisa, your tutor.
Creative Writing – Intermediate
his is a course for those who have taken the Introduction to Creative Writing course or for those who have some writing experience. It offers a chance to share your work and gain constructive feedback from the group in a relaxed and supportive environment.
Developing Your Drawing (FRIDAY AFTERNOONS)
This is a course for those who have a basic grounding in observational drawing or have done an introductory course.
Introduction to Public Speaking (THU EVE)
We will look practically at how to prepare, the fear of rejection, patterns of speech and tone and the use of silence. We will consider how we use facial expressions, gestures and body movements, and how we welcome and connect with an audience. This course is practical, hands on and enjoyable.
Creative Writing – Advanced Novel Workshop for Writers
Each week, three writers submit up to 5000 words of prose or short fiction. Across two hours, the group will discuss the presented work, and offer critically constructive feedback.
Introduction to Drawing (MONDAY AFTERNOONS)
Drawing uses very simple means – a drawing implement, or material and a surface, but it can be very engrossing and immensely rewarding. It can help you to see the world around you with greater understanding and appreciation.
Introduction to Illustration & Creative Drawing (MON EVE)
This is a relaxed, practical course and would be ideal if you have interest in drawing and creative practice in general. Prior drawing experience is not necessary but you should be willing to draw and to share your drawings with others.
Exploring ‘Still Life’ – Thursday Nights
Exploring ‘Still Life’, delivered by Cora Mullenger
This course is designed for beginners and improvers who want to develop their skills by looking at capturing ‘Still Life’ images through a mixture of mediums and a variety of techniques.
Students will need to bring an A3 sketch/cartridge pad with them
To begin with the ‘Pencil’ approach
To continue ‘mono tone’ imagery using graphite and charcoal
To start adding colour – pastels
To continue colour – water colours
To dabble with perspective
To experiment with ‘Abstract Approaches’ to the subject
To create a series of ‘Still Life’ pictures on a selection of objects using a mixture of mediums and a variety of techniques; in a relaxed environment where learners can enjoy exploring, experimenting and consolidating skills.
Session subject/Aim Medium and topics Outcome 1) Establish pencil techniques Based on simple ‘Still Life’ objects, exploring method of recording images using pencil. Discuss different pencils ‘F to 9B’ To have at list one picture or series of small sketches using different pencils 2) Using other Mono tone’ mediums – graphite and charcoal To continue exploration and experimentation through creating a ‘Still Life’ picture
Learn about ‘drawing what you see, and not what you think you know’! – using graphite and charcoal
To have started/completed a still life picture or series of sketches 3) Botanical subjects – adding colour – pastels To continue exploration and experimentation through botanical still life subject
Adding colour – quick sketches with pastels
To have started/completed a still life picture or series of sketches 4) Botanical subjects – adding colour – watercolour To continue exploration and experimentation through botanical still life subject
Adding colour – quick sketches with water colour paint
To have started/completed a still life picture or series of sketches 5) Mixed Still Life objects Using a variety of media – exploring perspective and measuring To have started/completed a still life picture or series of sketches 6) Abstract approaches Using a variety of media to create ‘Cubist’ imagery To have started/completed a still life picture or series of sketches 7) Pulling it all together – mixed media To continue exploration and experimentation through a variety of learned techniques To have started/completed a still life picture or series of sketches 8) What’s your favourite? To continue exploration and experimentation, completing any pieces – discuss ‘what next’! To have completed work and review course, bring in work from previous weeks and compare
About the Tutor
I have been running my own business as a pastel portrait artist since 2014. I specialise in pet portraits, and have been commissioned to create over 100 pictures in that time.
Since January 2016 I have been running ‘workshops’ focussing on the use of pastels and the general rules of reproducing ‘what you see’ on to paper.
I have also attended a variety of events, where I offer demonstrations of my portrait technique; these include The Game & Country Fair, The Aylsham Show, East of England Alpaca Fiesta and I will be returning to the Hobart Gallery at Blickling Hall for a summer exhibition for the third time this year.
For further examples of my work please visit my website and facebook page.
Follow on courses
‘Exploring Figures and Portraiture’
‘Exploring Animals in Art’
Spanish (Beginners Term 2)
The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in the Spanish language and culture – no prior knowledge is required. By the end of the course, the students will be able to formulate simple sentences, to understand simple written passages and to follow a short spoken conversation.