adult programme

The Adult Programme is designed for anyone over the age of 18 interested in exploring and developing their creativity. Courses have been developed for students at a range of different levels and we welcome both total beginner and intermediate students on all courses.

Experimental Sculpture

EXPERIMENTAL SCULPTURE

This intensive course will focus on the expressive language of the face and body, introducing a wide range of sculptural materials and processes. Examining both traditional and contemporary figurative sculpture, we will explore portrait-making in a broad sense, creating both representational and more abstract forms. The course will cover modelling and casting techniques and will introduce materials such as clay, plaster, plastics and wax, as well as encouraging experimentation with less conventional materials and processes.

 

Life Drawing and Painting

Life Drawing and Painting

In this course beginner and intermediate students will take an experimental approach to the depiction of the figure in space. Working from a model using a variety of materials, students will be encouraged to develop a critical and selective approach to observation, considering spatial perception, volume, movement and scale. As the course progresses, materials such as inks, watercolour and acrylic paint will be introduced, leading students to explore composition, tone and use of colour as part of a focussed exploration of the subtle dynamics of the human form. There will be a maximum of 5 students per group to allow for intensive teaching.

 

CREATIVE TEXTILE DESIGN

CREATIVE TEXTILE DESIGN

Introducing a variety of basic print techniques and textural processes, this hands-on workshop offers the chance to create pieces of textile work for fine art, fashion and interiors. You will be encouraged to develop an exciting sketchbook of ideas and material investigation, exploring integral surface texture through experimentation with techniques such as appliquéing, layering, bonding, pin tucking, ruching, folding, plaiting and coating surfaces. We will look at traditional and modern textile works from a variety of different cultures for inspiration. This will lead to a consideration of colour, print and texture to generate finished work.

 

Introduction to Oil Painting

Introduction to Oil Painting

Introducing a variety of basic print techniques and textural processes, this hands-on workshop offers the chance to create pieces of textile work for fine art, fashion and interiors. You will be encouraged to develop an exciting sketchbook of ideas and material investigation, exploring integral surface texture through experimentation with techniques such as appliquéing, layering, bonding, pin tucking, ruching, folding, plaiting and coating surfaces. We will look at traditional and modern textile works from a variety of different cultures for inspiration. This will lead to a consideration of colour, print and texture to generate finished work.