Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

COLOUR STUDY WATERCOLOUR PAINTING 1st WORKSHOP Make your own colour study booklet theory day

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Colour Study Watercolour Painting Workshop 1 - Make your own colour study booklet theory day
with artist: Julia Borodina When: Monday 23rd July - Time: 10am - 3pm - All materials and refreshments are provided (just bring a packed lunch) - Level: All - Cost: £40 (Both workshops can be attended together as a mini course or as individual workshops)

Most people think about exciting pure hues when they think of colour, but the key to colour is knowing when and how to use them to make a real impact. This workshop will be based on the traditional colour theory, exploring the mechanisms of the colour wheel. You will learn how to tell which primary colours are the "correct" primaries to use when mixing your palette, you will recap about colour tone (value) and impotence of analogous and contrasting values. 

During the first day of the workshop you will collect a book full of valuable studies, notes and painting sketches. Here are some examples of the tasks:

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  • Produce your Value Intensity Colour Wheel;
  • Embrace using a limited colour scheme to create vibrant, colour-filled paintings (Monochromatic Colour Scheme);
  • Mix various colour combinations: analogous colours, colour families and complementary colours;
  • Investigate how the different triad colour schemes work, as well as how to create neutral tones from it, and showing how emphasizing different colours within the triad will change the mood and tone of a painting;
  • Discover the semi-neutrals and the neutrals at the heart of studies on "colour." It's not just about Payne's Grey or Black, it's all about mixing neutrals from the pure hues in your palette so you have luminous neutrals full of life;
  • Practice to use toned paper and glazes of colour to unify your paintings;
  • Explore Colour foundations and different ways to apply paint: Glaze, Pre-mix, Transparent to Opaque, Lifting and Charge.
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This workshop explores the nature of colour theory with practical exercises that accommodate the specifics of acrylic painting.

Tutor: Julia Borodina is a Russian-born fine artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work. Julia holds a BA in Fine Art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in painting from University of Wolverhampton. Julia has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in the water colours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham Artists. www.juliaborodina.co.uk

Colour Study Watercolour Painting Workshop 1 - Make your own colour study booklet theory day
with artist: Julia Borodina When: Monday 23rd July - Time: 10am - 3pm - All materials and refreshments are provided (just bring a packed lunch) - Level: All - Cost: £40 (Both workshops can be attended together as a mini course or as individual workshops)

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Jul
24
10:00 AM10:00

COLOUR STUDY WATERCOLOUR PAINTING 2ND WORKSHOP - Applying theory into practice

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COLOUR STUDY WATERCOLOUR PAINTING 2ND WORKSHOP  (Applying theory into practice)
When: Tuesday 24th July - Time: 10am - 3pm - All materials and refreshments are provided (just bring a packed lunch)  - Level: Suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to experienced painters - Cost: £40(Both workshops can be attended together as a mini course or as individual workshops)

Most people think about exciting pure hues when they think of colour, but the key to colour is knowing when and how to use them to make a real impact. This workshop will be based on the traditional colour theory, exploring the mechanisms of the colour wheel. You will learn how to tell which primary colours are the "correct" primaries to use when mixing your palette, you will recap about colour tone (value) and impotence of analogous and contrasting values. 

This workshop explores the nature of colour theory with practical exercises that accommodate the specifics of watercolour painting. Therefore during this second workshop you will have a chance to apply the theory into practice developing one or two paintings providing you with an opportunity to apply colour theory into practice through the development of one or two paintings. 

 

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Tutor: Julia Borodina is a Russian-born fine artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work. Julia holds a BA in Fine Art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in painting from University of Wolverhampton. Julia has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in the water colours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham Artists. www.juliaborodina.co.uk

COLOUR STUDY WATERCOLOUR PAINTING 2ND WORKSHOP  (Applying theory into practice)
When: Tuesday 24th July - Time: 10am - 3pm - All materials and refreshments are provided (just bring a packed lunch)  - Level: Suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to experienced painters - Cost: £40 (Both workshops can be attended together as a mini course or as individual workshops)

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

 

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Jul
25
10:00 AM10:00

ADVANCED MONO PRINTING WORKSHOP

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Advanced Mono Printing Workshop with tutor Patrick Smith - When: Wednesday 25th July 2018 - Time: 10.00am - 4pm - Cost: £50 - Level: Some experience of  Mono Printing - All materials and refreshments provided - (just bring a packed lunch)

During this workshop you shall have the opportunity to explore the work of Giorgio Morandi, taking the motif of still life ie. bottles, glasses, ceramics and build elements of visual collage pulling them together through mono printing and dry point intaglio.

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This workshop is aimed at anyone who has had some previous experience in printmaking (no matter how little) and is looking to further develop a fine art approach to this most painterly of print making processes.

Patrick Smith is an established artist in fine art and printmaking having work in many private collections both nationally and internationally. His practice concentrates on ideas associated with the edge and devices in composition and form. Patrick studied painting and printmaking at Leeds Metropolitan University where he was awarded the William Tier memorial award for Landscapes and Erasmus scholarship to train at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland. He has taught for many years to degree level and runs various courses and workshops: https://www.psmithstudio58.co.uk/

Advanced Mono Printing Workshop with tutor Patrick Smith - When: Wednesday 25th July 2018 - Time: 10.00am - 4pm - Cost: £50 - Level: Some experience of  Mono Printing - All materials and refreshments provided - (just bring a packed lunch)

A few places still available - Please contact Pennie - email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

 

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Jul
30
10:00 AM10:00

COLOUR STUDY ACRYLIC PAINTING 1st WORKSHOP - Create your own colour study booklet

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Colour Study Acrylic Painting Workshop 1 - Make your own colour study booklet theory day
When: Monday 30th July - Time: 10am - 3pm - All materials and refreshments are provided (just bring a packed lunch)  - Level: Suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to experienced painters - Cost: £40

Most people think about exciting pure hues when they think of colour, but the key to colour is knowing when and how to use them to make a real impact. This workshop will be based on the traditional colour theory, exploring the mechanisms of the colour wheel. You will learn how to tell which primary colours are the "correct" primaries to use when mixing your palette, you will recap about colour tone (value) and impotence of analogous and contrasting values. 

During the first day of the workshop you will collect a book full of valuable studies, notes and painting sketches. Here are some examples of the tasks:

  • Produce your Value Intensity Colour Wheel;
  • Embrace using a limited colour scheme to create vibrant, colour-filled paintings (Monochromatic Colour Scheme);
  • Mix various colour combinations: analogous colours, colour families and complementary colours;
  • Investigate how the different triad colour schemes work, as well as how to create neutral tones from it, and showing how emphasizing different colours within the triad will change the mood and tone of a painting;
  • Discover the semi-neutrals and the neutrals at the heart of studies on "colour." It's not just about Payne's Grey or Black, it's all about mixing neutrals from the pure hues in your palette so you have luminous neutrals full of life;
  • Practice to use toned paper and glazes of colour to unify your paintings;
  • Explore Colour foundations and different ways to apply paint: Glaze, Pre-mix, Transparent to Opaque, Lifting and Charge.
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Tutor: Julia Borodina is a Russian-born fine artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work. Julia holds a BA in Fine Art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in painting from University of Wolverhampton. Julia has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in the water colours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham Artists. www.juliaborodina.co.uk

COLOUR STUDY ACRYLIC PAINTING 1st WORKSHOP  
(Create your own colour study booklet)
When: Monday 30th July - Time: 10am - 3pm - All materials and refreshments are provided (just bring a packed lunch)  - Level: Suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to experienced painters - Cost: £40 (Both workshops can be attended together as a mini course or as individual workshops)

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Jul
31
10:00 AM10:00

COLOUR STUDY ACRYLIC PAINTING 2ND WORKSHOP - Applying theory into practice

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COLOUR STUDY ACRYLIC PAINTING 2ND WORKSHOP  (Applying theory into practice)
When: Tuesday 31st July - Time: 10am - 3pm - All materials and refreshments are provided (just bring a packed lunch)  - Level: Suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to experienced painters - Cost: £40 (Both workshops can be attended together as a mini course or as individual workshops)

Most people think about exciting pure hues when they think of colour, but the key to colour is knowing when and how to use them to make a real impact. This workshop will be based on the traditional colour theory, exploring the mechanisms of the colour wheel. You will learn how to tell which primary colours are the "correct" primaries to use when mixing your palette, you will recap about colour tone (value) and impotence of analogous and contrasting values. 

This workshop explores the nature of colour theory with practical exercises that accommodate the specifics of acrylic painting. Therefore during this second workshop you will have a chance to apply the theory into practice developing one or two paintings providing you with an opportunity to apply colour theory into practice through the development of one or two paintings. 

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Tutor: Julia Borodina is a Russian-born fine artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work. Julia holds a BA in Fine Art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in painting from University of Wolverhampton. Julia has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in the water colours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham Artists. www.juliaborodina.co.uk

COLOUR STUDY ACRYLIC PAINTING 2ND WORKSHOP  (Applying theory into practice)
When: Tuesday 31st July - Time: 10am - 3pm - All materials and refreshments are provided (just bring a packed lunch)  - Level: Suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to experienced painters - Cost: £40 (Both workshops can be attended together as a mini course or as individual workshops)

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

 

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Aug
27
to Aug 31

ONE WEEK SUMMER PRINT MAKING COURSE

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One Week Print Making Course with Artist and Specialist Print Maker Patrick Smith -
When: Monday 27th August - Friday 31st August - Time: 10am - 4pm - Cost: £250 - All tools, materials and refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) 
- All levels welcome

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This is an excellent and exciting opportunity to work with established printmaker painter Patrick Smith for a whole week in the lovely surrounding of York Art and Crafts. The first 3 days Patrick will take you through 3 process in printmaking: 1 day etching and drypoint (intaglio), 1 day mono printing and 1 day collograph plate making and printing. The final 2 days,  Thursday and Friday will be spent building on learned experiences, materials and processes to explore your aspirations in creative printmaking. The nature of this course would suit complete beginners through to more experienced practitioners seeking access to tools and equipment such as the studio press and inks. There will be plenty of time for one to one tutorial and supervision. It is anticipated that you shall leave at the end of the week with a concise body of work reflecting approaches to fine art creative printmaking. Ancillary to the practical content there will be a few video and slide talks covering contextual awareness. 

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The course will conclude with an exhibition on the Friday to which you are welcome to invite your friends and family to view your weeks work or printing.

 

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Patrick Smith is an established artist in fine art and printmaking having work in many private collections both nationally and internationally. His practice concentrates on ideas associated with the edge and devices in composition and form. Patrick studied painting and printmaking at Leeds Metropolitan University where he was awarded the William Tier memorial award for Landscapes and Erasmus scholarship to train at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland. He has taught for many years to degree level and runs various courses and workshops: https://www.psmithstudio58.co.uk/

 

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One Week Print Making Course with Artist and Specialist Print Maker Patrick Smith -
When: Monday 27th August - Friday 31st August - Time: 10am - 4pm - Cost: £250 - All tools, materials and refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) 
- All levels welcome

A few places still available - Please contact Pennie - email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

 

 

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Sep
3
10:00 AM10:00

LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP

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Life Drawing Workshop  - When: Monday 3rd September 2018 - Tutor: Patrick Smith - Time: 10.00am - 4pm - Cost: £45 - Level: All - All materials and refreshments provided  - (just bring a packed lunch)

This is a fully taught Life Drawing workshop. Topics covered shall include: how to measure and place model on the the paper, proportions, mark making, lost and found. Patrick will take you through many varied and expressive ways of achieving figure drawing. We will be working with charcoal, ink and feathers working with a professional model. This workshop is suitable for all levels from complete beginners through to more estblisghed practioners, If you are an experienced life drawing  and wish to work independently you are welcome to do so. 

Patrick Smith is an established artist in fine art and printmaking having work in many private collections both nationally and internationally. His practice concentrates on ideas associated with the edge and devices in composition and form. Patrick studied painting and printmaking at Leeds Metropolitan University where he was awarded the William Tier memorial award for Landscapes and Erasmus scholarship to train at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland. He has taught for many years to degree level and runs various courses and workshops: https://www.psmithstudio58.co.uk/

Life Drawing Workshop  - When: Monday 3rd September 2018 - Tutor: Patrick Smith - Time: 10.00am - 4pm - Cost: £45 - Level: All - All materials and refreshments provided  - (just bring a packed lunch)

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Sep
11
10:00 AM10:00

THE VENETIAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING WORKSHOP

The Venetian School of Painting Workshop - Venetian School of Painting Workshop - When: Tuesday 11th September 2018 - Tutor: Patrick Smith - Time: 10.00am - 4pm - Cost: £50
Level: All - All materials and refreshments provided  - (just bring a packed lunch)

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Have you ever fancied exploring the medium of acrylics further yet felt intimidated? During this workshop you shall have the opportunity to explore the work of artists such a Mary Feddon and Ben Nicholson. We shall execute a charcoal drawing onto a pre prepared canvas panel using the technique of alla primer before working dark to light, echoing the painters of 15th century Florence.

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Patrick Smith is an established artist in fine art and printmaking having work in many private collections both nationally and internationally. His practice concentrates on ideas associated with the edge and devices in composition and form. Patrick studied painting and printmaking at Leeds Metropolitan University where he was awarded the William Tier memorial award for Landscapes and Erasmus scholarship to train at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland. He has taught for many years to degree level and runs various courses and workshops: https://www.psmithstudio58.co.uk/

 

 

 

The Venetian School of Painting Workshop - Venetian School of Painting Workshop - When: Tuesday 11th September 2018 - Tutor: Patrick Smith - Time: 10.00am - 4pm - Cost: £50
Level: All - All materials and refreshments provided  - (just bring a packed lunch)

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

 

 

 

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Sep
18
to Oct 23

EXPLORE DRAWING 6 WEEK COURSE

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Explore Drawing 6 Week Course with artist Tim MorrisonWhen: Tuesday 18th September  - Tuesday 23rd October 2018  Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm  - All materials and refreshments provided - Level: All - - All materials & refreshments included  - Cost: £70  Limited places available

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During this course you will explore new and traditional drawing languages, and different media. copying great historical drawings as a very useful way of learning and analysing artists' methods and techniques as well as studying contemporary trends. you will also investigate and explore what it is we try to get across when drawing; what kind of mark-making language should we employ to describe something particular.

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Tutor: Tim Morrison trained at The Royal College of Art and Edinburgh, has exhibited in York and London and has many years experience teaching successful, varied and interesting art classes. Tim is regularly part of York Open Studios.

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Sep
20
10:00 AM10:00

FIND YOUR VOICE - SINGING WORKSHOP

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Find Your Voice - Singing Workshop with community musician Chris Bartram -  When:  Thursday 20th September 2018 - Time: 10am - 4.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £35 - Limited places available

Would you like to discover what your voice can really do? ‘Find Your Voice’ is a practical vocal and singing workshop takes place in a friendly, fun and supportive environment where you can explore just how amazing your voice is.  The day is great for anyone who would like to to have fun with their singing, and also extremely useful for anyone whose voice is an important part of their work such as teachers, lecturers, professional speakers and even parents!

During the workshop we shall work with a wide range of breathing and vocal exercises, and a variety of easy-to-learn songs from a variety of vocal traditions. These exercises demonstrate how to use your natural voice efficiently and effectively, whilst the communal singing provides a unique space for social interaction. As well as experiencing and learning more about the voice, other benefits commonly mentioned by people doing this workshop include developing more confidence - in their voices, in being in front of people, and in themselves generally. 

At the end of the workshop you will be given a detailed handout with all the exercises and ideas that you will have covered as well as audio recordings of all the songs. All songs shall be taught orally, so you don’t need to be able to read music!

Tutor: Chris Bartram is a highly experienced music educator and community artist. He taught music for many years at York St John University, and has also worked for many years as a freelance music professional with many leading arts organisations, including Opera North, Manchester Camerata, Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, Northern Ballet, and Accessible Arts & Media.  Chris has been a facilitator for the national singing programme 'Sing Up', and runs singing and voice training workshops for a variety of clients, including business professionals, arts organisations, university and school teachers, and students. Currently he leads the highly popular monthly ‘A Cuppa and A Chorus’ workshops at the National Centre for Early Music in York. He is a member of the Natural Voice Network.

Find Your Voice - Singing Workshop with community musician Chris Bartram -  When:  Thursday 20th September 2018 - Time: 10am - 4.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £35 - Limited places available

Please get in touch for further information or to book a place:  email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

 

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Sep
24
to Oct 22

ABSTRACT ACRYLIC PAINTING 4 WEEK COURSE

 Painting by Phil Reynolds

Painting by Phil Reynolds

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When: Monday 24th September - Monday 22nd October 2018 - (no sessions: Monday 8th October - Phil away) 
Session 1: Monday 24th September
Session 2: Monday 1st October

Session 3: Monday 15th October
Session 4: Monday 22nd October
Homework will be set between sessions 2 & 3 to keep the momentum of the course flowing. 

Suitable for all levels - All materials and refreshments included (just bring a backed lunch) - Time: 10am - 3pm - Cost: £175 - Course now full (this will run again, please let us know if interested in a future course)

This four week acrylic painting course is a wonderful opportunity to develop your work form the pictorial to abstract expressionism, learning more about the use of acrylics and its mediums (gel, liquid mediums, retarders etc).

During the course you shall:

·         Develop abstract works from your own drawings of still life and images

·         Explore what makes a successful abstract piece of work

·         Explore gesture and mediated mark, structure and chaos as methods to achieve                       contrast in the picture plane

·         Work from monochrome to colour. discussing colour’s effects upon a piece of work                 using artist and teacher Hans Hoffman teachings.

·         Explore the use of collage within the picture plane

·         Look at artists such as, Howard Hodgkin, Mark Rothko, Peter Lanyon, Terry Frost, Ivon             Hitchens, Ashille Gorky to name a few.

·         Develop from paper to canvas and boards as substrates to work on.

This is a structured course but with some backfilling you can miss the odd one.

Phil Reynolds who studied Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, graduating in 1997 and has since pursued a career as an artist. He has been exhibiting his work in contemporary galleries throughout the North of England as well as London and Bristol affordable art fairs. Phil's work explores the ground between abstraction and figuration where forms emerge from a fluid use of acrylic paint. His work is both instinctive and keenly observed bringing together raw marks with more mediated responses.

To book a place or if you have any questions please contact Pennie - email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Sep
27
to Oct 4

COLLAGRAPH & CARBORUNDUM PRINT MAKING 2 DAY COURSE

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When: Thursday 27th September September - Thursday 4th October 2018 - Time: 10am - 3pm - All materials and refreshments provided - suitable for all levels - plenty of one to one  - Cost: £95 (50% deposit of £47.50 is required to book a place). 

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This 2 day course is a fantastic opportunity to be introduced to and explore the exciting possibilities of collagraph printing where a textured plate is inked up and put through the press to create an image. During this course we shall experiment with different textures to create a variety of tones and marks, and explore explore how the inking process can also be manipulated to create different effects.

The first of the sessions will be all about making printing plates.You shalll use a wide variety of different materials, from feathers and fabric to paint and polyfilla, to create a relief texture on the plate. This relief might depict a specific image or simply play with patterns and abstract shapes. These plates will then be sealed with varnish ready to print in the following session. During this second session you will be introduced to intaglio inking and printing, where an inked plate is put through the printing press under intense pressure to transfer the image to paper. It is possible to create exciting effects in collagraph by using several colours on the same plate or by layering images from different plates. As the plates have a relief texture it is possible to print them with relief printing methods in addition, which makes for really interesting effects. This is an exciting printmaking method which uses simple materials to create interesting and seemingly complex images with beautiful fusions of colour, and you will go home with an array of prints with rich and often unexpected colour combinations as the inks build up on the plate.

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Freya studied in Birmingham, Lyon and York and exhibits in galleries around the country and has work in private collections in Europe and the United States. Alongside painting Freya has taught nationally and internationally.http://www.freyahorsley.com/

When: Thursday 27th September - Thursday 4th October 2018 - Time: 10am - 3pm - All materials and refreshments provided - suitable for all levels - plenty of one to one -   Cost: £95 (50% deposit of £47.50 is required to book a place). 

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

 

 

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Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

INSPIRED BY LANDSCAPE ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOP

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Inspired by Landscape Acrylic Painting Workshop - When: Monday 8th October 2018 - with artist Patrick Smith - Time: 10.00am - 4pm - Cost: £50
Level: All - All materials and refreshments provided (just bring a packed lunch)

Working from found images inspired by the landscape ie. travel photographs, images of your favourite vista, Patrick will take you through very expressive ways of painting using your hands and various techniques, not usually ascribed to traditional painting. This workshop is about freeing up and enjoying the properties of paint. It will change the way you think regarding the techniques in painting. We will be working on matt board of varying sizes exploring ideas associated with composition and the edge.

Patrick Smith is an established artist in fine art and printmaking having work in many private collections both nationally and internationally. His practice concentrates on ideas associated with the edge and devices in composition and form. Patrick studied painting and printmaking at Leeds Metropolitan University where he was awarded the William Tier memorial award for Landscapes and Erasmus scholarship to train at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland. He has taught for many years to degree level and runs various courses and workshops: https://www.psmithstudio58.co.uk/

Inspired by Landscape Acrylic Painting Workshop - When: Monday 8th October 2018 - with artist Patrick Smith - Time: 10.00am - 4pm - Cost: £50
Level: All - All materials and refreshments provided (just bring a packed lunch)

A few places available. Please contact Pennie to book a place - email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

 

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Oct
12
9:30 AM09:30

KNITTING IMPROVERS WORKSHOP

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Improvers Knitting Workshop with artist Jo Wheeler -  When:  Friday 12th October 2018 - Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm - Level: Improvers All materials & refreshments included  - Cost: £25 - Limited places available

If you know the basics and want to learn more this workshop is perfect for you!Perhaps you learnt to knit in childhood, and are keen to refresh your skills? Or do you have a knitting project that has challenged you, and would like some help to get it back on track? You are welcome to bring along any projects in need of help! Or just come along and learn new techniques - maybe you would like to know how to do cables, or simple stripes, or how to sew sleeves onto a finished garment? This class can cover these, and many more, knitting skills.

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We are extremely excited to have Jo Wheeler come and teach at York Art & Crafts. As well as being a language teacher for many years, Jo has been knitting seriously since 2000, and loves to share her skills with new crafters. With 20+ years teaching experience, Jo loves to see students develop their skills as they pick up a new knitting technique, or nail something they thought was beyond them. Jo has a bright and cosy studio in York, UK, where she hold workshops and classes for hand - and machine-knitting enthusiasts as well as teaching various workshop in and around York.

Improvers Knitting Workshop with artist Jo Wheeler -  When:  Friday 12th October 2018 - Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm - Level: Improvers All materials & refreshments included  - Cost: £25 - Limited places available

A few places available - please get in touch for further information or to book a place:  
email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

 

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Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Contemporary Still Lift in Soft Pastels Workshop

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Contemporary Still Lift in Soft Pastels Workshop -Tutor: Phil Reynolds                                     When: Monday 12th November - Time: 10am - 4.00pm
All materials  and refreshments a included (just bring a packed lunch)
Cost: £45 - Limited Places Available

During this workshop you shall have the opportunity to look at the artist Gary Bennet an what this type of modern still life can offer. We are often surrounded by these sculpted plastic containers to which we can take very little aesthetic notice of. Therefore working in soft pastels we shall explore these objects to create a modern still life whilst: looking at what can be a modern still life, exploring interesting arrangements of our objects, finding out what kind of background would work best for your work whilst using soft pastels as a starting point for further enquiry.

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Phil Reynolds studied Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, graduating in 1997 and has since pursued a career as an artist. He has been exhibiting his work in contemporary galleries throughout the North of England as well as London and Bristol affordable art fairs. Phil's work explores the ground between abstraction and figuration where forms emerge from a fluid use of acrylic paint. His work is both instinctive and keenly observed bringing together raw marks with more mediated responses.

Contemporary Still Lift in Soft Pastels Workshop -Tutor: Phil Reynolds                                     When: Monday 12th November - Time: 10am - 4.00pm
All materials  and refreshments a included (just bring a packed lunch)
Cost: £45 - Limited Places Available

To book a place or if you have any questions please contact Pennie - email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

 

 

 

 

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Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP

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Stained Glass  Workshop with specialist Helen Bower BA (Hons), MA, SPAB Fellow - When: Saturday 13th October- Level: Beginners - All materials and refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Time: 9am - 5pm - Cost: £85 - Only 8 places available

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Have you ever felt you would like to learn how to create quality stained glass work and create your own stained glass panel.  If so this workshop is just the thing for you. This course will teach you the basic practical techniques enabling you to go on and develop further should you wish to.

 During this workshop...

  •   You will be guided through the techniques of glass cutting, lead shaping, soldering and      cementing
  •   You will have the opportunity to explore using various coloured and textured glass
  • You shall construct a leaded panel developing your skills, knowledge and technique
  • You shall create your own stained glass panel
  • There will be a number of preprepared designs for you to choose to work from
  • You will go away with a 220mm x 220mm finished stained glass panel

Taught by Helen Bower, an experienced stained glass professional with a 3Dimensional glass design degree, a Masters in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management and has worked on glass from medieval to modern, at the V&A, York Minster and commercial workshops nationally for over 20 years. 

I loved it! Helen was a truly excellent teacher. I liked the balance she achieved between the theory and practice - she was well informed and able to convey information in an interesting way.’ - Meg Huby

All materials, tools and refreshments provided - Suitable for beginners. This course is not advised for anyone who may be pregnant due to lead-based products being used. To book a place, for payment details and directions please contact Pennie Lordan on: t: 01904 651085 or m: 07851 299140 e: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com

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Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP

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Life Drawing Workshop - When: Monday 17th September 2018 - Tutor: Patrick Smith
Time: 10.00am - 4pm - Cost: £45 - Level: All - All materials and refreshments provided
(just bring a packed lunch)

This is a fully taught Life Drawing workshop. Topics covered shall include: how to measure and place model on the the paper, proportions, mark making, lost and found. Patrick will take you through many varied and expressive ways of achieving figure drawing. We will be working with charcoal, ink and feathers working with a professional model. This workshop is suitable for all levels from complete beginners through to more estblisghed practioners, If you are an experienced life drawing  and wish to work independently you are welcome to do so. 

Patrick Smith is an established artist in fine art and printmaking having work in many private collections both nationally and internationally. His practice concentrates on ideas associated with the edge and devices in composition and form. Patrick studied painting and printmaking at Leeds Metropolitan University where he was awarded the William Tier memorial award for Landscapes and Erasmus scholarship to train at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland. He has taught for many years to degree level and runs various courses and workshops: https://www.psmithstudio58.co.uk/

Life Drawing Workshop  - When: Wednesday 17th October 2018 - Tutor: Patrick Smith - Time: 10.00am - 4pm - Cost: £45 - Level: All - All materials and refreshments provided  - (just bring a packed lunch)

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

OWL NEEDLE FELT MAKING WORKSHOP

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Owl Needle Felt Making Workshop - Tutor: Vivienne Morpeth - When: Thursday 18th October
Time: 10am-3.30pm - Level: All - Time: 10am - 3.30pm - All materials and refreshments included - (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £55 - Limited places avaiable

This workshop is your opportunity to make a stunning barn owl using  a beautiful variety of British wools who stands about 15cm on strong wire feet. The bird is created completely out of dry needle felting wool and we will use a range of techniques to mould and shape this gorgeous owl.

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Vivienne Morpeth has been a designer, artist and feltmaker for over twenty five years. Vivienne studied at University of East Anglia, BAHons History of Art and Architecture
and at Leicester University, AMA Museum Studies and Fine Art.Vivienne continues to be fascinated by the integrity and qualities of working dynamically with sheeps' fleece to create 2D and 3 D work and teaches and runs many successful felting workshops: www.viviennemorpeth.uk

Owl Needle Felt Making Workshop - Tutor: Vivienne Morpeth - When: Thursday 18th October
Time: 10am-3.30pm - Level: All - Time: 10am - 3.30pm - All materials and refreshments included - (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £55 - Limited places avaiable

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

ETCHING PRINT MAKING WORKSHOP

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Etching Print Making Workshop - When: Tuesday 22nd May 2018 - Tutor: Patrick Smith
Time: 10am - 4pm - Cost: £58 - All levels welcome All materials and refreshments provided
(just bring a packed lunch)

This etching one day workshop in etching will introduce you to the magical processes used by Rembrandt and his many followers to the present day. During the workshop you will have the opportunity to create your own etching plates and prints and learn and practise the correct procedures pertaining to a busy print environment such as the correct use of the etching press and registration technique using a safe mordent on zinc plates.

There will be an introduction to etching through a presentation and you will experience safe mixing and use of copper sulphate crystals with salt in water bath, plate preparation and grounding, smoking the plate, drawing on the plate, etching the plate, inking and wiping the plate, proof printing the plate, presentation and care of the prints that you create through the day.

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The Three Trees - Etching by Rembrandt

Patrick Smith is an established artist in fine art and printmaking having work in many private collections both nationally and internationally. His practice concentrates on ideas associated with the edge and devices in composition and form. Patrick studied painting and printmaking at Leeds Metropolitan University where he was awarded the William Tier memorial award for Landscapes and Erasmus scholarship to train at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland. He has taught for many years to degree level and runs various courses and workshops: https://www.psmithstudio58.co.uk/

A few places available. Please contact Pennie to book a place - email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Nov
26
10:00 AM10:00

CHIAROSCURO STILL LIFE BY CANDLELIGHT WORKSHOP

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During this workshop you shall have the opportunity:

  • Look at artists who worked in this way. Caravaggio, Georges de La Tour
  • Learn how to set up a candle lit still life
  • Explore ways of setting an interesting composition
  • Use soft pastels on dark paper as a starting point and experiment with other media
  • Step back in time to the Renaissance and experience this ancient light

Phil Reynolds studied Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, graduating in 1997 and has since pursued a career as an artist. He has been exhibiting his work in contemporary galleries throughout the North of England as well as London and Bristol affordable art fairs. Phil's work explores the ground between abstraction and figuration where forms emerge from a fluid use of acrylic paint. His work is both instinctive and keenly observed bringing together raw marks with more mediated responses.

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Chiaroscuro Still Life by Candlelight Workshop - Tutor: Phil Reynolds                                       When: Monday 26th November - Time: 10am - 4.00pm - All materials  and refreshments a included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £45 -Limited Places Available

To book a place or if you have any questions please contact Pennie - email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Jul
21
9:30 AM09:30

STUDIO CRITIQUE WORKSHOP WITH PATRICK SMITH

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Studio Critique Workshop -When: Saturday 21st July 2018 - With artist and tutor: Patrick Smith -Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm - Cost: £20 - suitable for all levels - refreshments provided

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'Breakthrough' - Collage by Patrick Smith 2017

This is an opportunity to work with an experienced artist and lecturer in art and design who has worked at degree level and been an examiner at York St John University, senior associate lecturer at York College and visiting lecturer at Harrogate College.

This is an extremely supportive workshop where Patrick will give constructive feedback regarding possible future developments of your work. This will take the form of a one to one tutorial with peer group support feedback in a supportive environment. The tutorial process is a well recognised and successful method when aligned with a group critique. There will be an opportunity for you as an artist to be actively involved in dialogue regarding future development and outcomes of your studio practice. Your work shall be observed as a cohesive practice, therefore to ensure you  get the most from this workshop please bring with you at least three pieces that best represent your current practice.

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Patrick Smith is an established artist in fine art and printmaking having work in many private collections both nationally and internationally. His practice concentrates on ideas associated with the edge and devices in composition and form. Patrick studied painting and printmaking at Leeds Metropolitan University where he was awarded the William Tier memorial award for Landscapes and Erasmus scholarship to train at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland. He has taught for many years to degree level and runs various courses and workshops: https://www.psmithstudio58.co.uk/

Studio Critique Workshop -When: Saturday 21st July 2018 - With artist and tutor: Patrick Smith -Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm - Cost: £20 - suitable for all levels - refreshments provided

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

 

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Jul
18
10:00 AM10:00

FIGURE DRAWING & PORTRAITS FOR BEGINNERS

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Figure Drawing & Portraits for Beginners - Tutor: Julia Borodina - When: Wednesday 18th July - Time: 10am - 3pm - All materials and refreshments are provided (just bring a packed lunch) - Level: All - Cost: £40

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During this workshop you shall have the opportunity to be taught  figure drawing and portraiture through figure drawing/sketching, practical exercises, short sketches and long studies. Figures are often a key element in the work of artists. They add an interest point, character and key focus to a composition. Have you noticed that adding a figure or two can make a painting or easily spoil it? We tend to draw each person individually and then colour them in, clearly distinguishing details. But it is not the way we see. The artist’s brain actually sees only a few shapes of light and dark. This workshop will be full of tips and ideas on how to break through from a tentative sketching to a much accurate and confident drawings. You will use a variety of drawing and painting tools to explore actual pattern of lights and darks that enters your brain as you see it. You will work from photos and from observation, so be prepared to appear in some expressive sketches. 

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Tutor: Julia Borodina is a Russian-born fine artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work. Julia holds a BA in Fine Art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in painting from University of Wolverhampton. Julia has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in the water colours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham Artists. www.juliaborodina.co.uk

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When: Wednesday 18th July - Time: 10am - 3pm - All materials and refreshments are provided (just bring a packed lunch) - Level: All - Cost: £40

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Jul
12
10:00 AM10:00

WATERCOLOUR & INK WORKSHOP

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During the day, you will investigate the technique admired by a number of artists, such as John Piper, Ptolemy Dean and many other illustrators and designers. You will learn through exploratory investigation, play, and the introduction of specific techniques, using shapes, colours, lines and textures you will develop work ranging from decorative and abstract to representational and realistic, creating a number of outcomes. Teaching is informal and encouraging.

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You will work from observation using your own photos, alternatively imagery will be provided as a starting point. A hands on experience of this easy accessible allowing experimenting with colour, line and composition.

This workshop will suit a beginner as well as an experienced practitioner as it will explore and widen the boarders of watercolour painting.

Tutor: Julia Borodina is a Russian-born fine artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work. Julia holds a BA in Fine Art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in painting from University of Wolverhampton. Julia has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in the water colours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham Artists. www.juliaborodina.co.uk

When:  Thursday 12th July 2018 - Time: 10am - 3.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £40 - Limited places available

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Jul
11
10:00 AM10:00

FIGURES IN TOWNSCAPES INSPIRED BY ALVARO CASTAGNET WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP

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Figures in Townscapes Inspired by Alvaro Castagnet -Watercolour Workshop  - When:  Wednesday 11th July 2018 - Time: 10am - 3.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £40 - Limited places available

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The new understanding you get from this workshop will help you take your watercolour painting to a higher level full of mood and atmosphere and, even more importantly, will help you convey a personal message with every painting you make. 

  • You will start from investigating positive and negative shapes and impressionist approach to watercolour (session will include short videos from artist’s painting demonstrations);
  • A spontaneous mark making and sketching with a brush would give you further confidence in using figures in your work;
  • The next exercise will be focused on painting groups of people as part of a moving landscape;
  • You will then have time to produce personal atmospheric work based on artist’s approach.
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Tutor: Julia Borodina is a Russian-born fine artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work. Julia holds a BA in Fine Art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in painting from University of Wolverhampton. Julia has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in the water colours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham Artists. www.juliaborodina.co.uk

When:  Wednesday 11th July 2018 - Time: 10am - 3.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £40 - Limited places available

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Jul
9
10:00 AM10:00

DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO PAINTING TREES - WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP

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Different Approaches to Painting Trees, Watercolour workshop (explore various styles and
techniques to paint trees, inspired by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Ian Sidaway) - - with artist Julia Borodina - When:  Monday 9th July 2018 -Time: 10am - 3pm  - All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) 
Level: All - Cost: £40 - Limited places available

During this workshop you will explore two approaches to painting trees. One is based on the work of the 19th century artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. His technique is focused on simplification of the elements including tone, colour and composition. You will learn how to simply use the brush to build up masses of trees in the very direct fashion. You will also be encouraged to paint with crumpled paper and even use mono printing. It is perfect time for you to explore rules of composition and practice creating dynamic but balanced designs when painting trees. The second approach is inspired by the resent watercolour paintings of Ian Sidaway. Very different and distinctive painting style of the artist methodology will help you to understand the structure of the trees when painting from observation. This method teaches you to explore colour, tone and intricate contours of tree shapes, it disciplines you to plan the stages of the work from apply glazes to establishing sky-holes within the foliage. You will come away full of practical solutions and creative ideas ego to include trees in your work with confidence.

Tutor: Julia Borodina is a Russian-born fine artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work. Julia holds a BA in fine art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in painting from the University of Wolverhampton. Julia has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham artists. www.juliaborodina.co.uk

Please contact Pennie to book a place or for further information: email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

BOLD WATERCOLOUR IN WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP

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Bold Colour In Watercolour Workshop with artist Julia Borodina -  When:  Wednesday 4th July 2018 - Time: 10am - 3.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £40 - Limited places available

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During this workshop you shall investigate how to mix a variety of shades, tints and hues of colour, experiencing and recognising qualities of pigments, and practice applying washes and use brushes to your advantage. You will learn how to develop your ability through exploratory investigation, play, and tutor demonstration in using paint, brushes and additional materials, such as masking fluid and cellophane. You will work from observation using your own photos and drawings or, alternatively, using imagery which will be provided as a starting point. Utilising traditional methods with contemporary approaches, you will lift the lid off your creative interior and make a variety of powerful watercolour paintings.

Tutor: Julia Borodina is a Russian-born fine artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work. Julia holds a BA in Fine Art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in painting from University of Wolverhampton. Julia has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in the water colours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham Artists. www.juliaborodina.co.uk

When:  Wednesday 4th July 2018 - Time: 10am - 3.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £40 - Limited places available

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Jul
2
10:00 AM10:00

EXPRESSIVE CHARCOAL WORKSHOP

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Expressive Charcoal Workshop - with artist Phil Reynolds -  When:  Monday 2nd July 2018 - Time: 10am - 4.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £45 - Limited places available

This workshop is intended to push the boundaries that you have with this medium. I will be demonstrating expressive and gestural techniques that you can apply to both abstract and figurative use. You will explore the gentle and forceful nature of this medium through automatic and studied applications.

We will work on paper and work with devices to mask areas to give depth and drama to your work.

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Phil Reynolds who studied Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, graduating in 1997 and has since pursued a career as an artist. He has been exhibiting his work in contemporary galleries throughout the North of England as well as London and Bristol affordable art fairs. Phil's work explores the ground between abstraction and figuration where forms emerge from a fluid use of acrylic paint. His work is both instinctive and keenly observed bringing together raw marks with more mediated responses.

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To book a place or if you have any questions please contact Pennie - email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Jun
27
10:00 AM10:00

BOLD STILL- LIFE IN EXPERIMENTAL WATERCOLOUR

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Bold Still-Life In Experimental Watercolour with artist Julia Borodina -  When: Wednesday 27th June 2018 - Time: 10am - 3.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £40 - Limited places available

Break the rules of conventional watercolour painting inspired by Shirley Trevena! You will learn a wonderfully loose way of painting, using a dynamic palette of colours and unique magical effects. This is a workshop opportunity not to be missed! During this workshop you shall discover Trevena’s marvellous innovations.

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  • To start with you will be encouraged to paint on a flat surface, allowing colour mixture and clean water to create it’s magic for you;
  • You can make your work very personal if you bring some interesting objects (a small vase, colourful fabric, oriental plates or possibly some fresh flowers) to construct a small still-life as a reference point. Alternatively, other sources such as, photographs and drawings may also be used;
  • Be prepared for some unexpected effects created by using salt, spray bottles, hair driers, sprinkling dust from sanded watercolour pencils and many more; 
  • You will be breaking rules when planning your composition designs too;
  • Masking tape will become a crucial painting tool, allowing to combine and contrast different sections of your work;
  • Washes over certain completed sections, rubbings with tissue and sponge, spontaneous splashes will be part of the painting process too;
  • Not to forget the presence of decorative patterns and other elements;
  • This session could make you oblivious of everything except colour and form.
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Tutor: Julia Borodina is a Russian-born fine artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work. Julia holds a BA in Fine Art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in painting from University of Wolverhampton. Julia has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in the water colours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham Artists. www.juliaborodina.co.uk

When:  Wednesday 27th June 2018 - Time: 10am - 3.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £40 - Limited places available

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Jun
20
10:00 AM10:00

TURNER'S ATMOSPHERIC MOUNTAINS IN WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP

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Turner's Atmospheric Mountains in Watercolour Workshop with artist Julia Borodina -  When:  Wednesday 20th June 2018 - Time: 10am - 3.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £40 - Limited places available

'Dazzling, evocative and sublime', this is how Tate Britain has characterised the forward-thinking watercolour work of William Turner.  During this workshop you shall experience a ‘hands on’ investigation of his unique technique, allowing you to experiment with colour, texture, striking effects produced by washes and composition. 

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  • The workshop shall be focussed on exploring Turner’s methodology;
  • Reference material and handouts provided for visual support;
  • You will investigate what unique tools he used to create an expressive painting when working on an atmospheric mountains;
  • You will try various methods of lifting paint and how to add extra highlights using a craft knife;
  • Painting wet on wet with a sponge will allow you to work from large shapes to smaller details.
  • You will also have a chance to draw with purple and sepia inks on dry and damp surface as often Turner experimented with.

Turner's Atmospheric Mountains in Watercolour Workshop with artist Julia Borodina -  When:  Wednesday 20th June 2018 - Time: 10am - 3.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £40 - Limited places available

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Jun
18
10:00 AM10:00

SKIES IN ACRYLICS WORKSHOP

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Skies in Acrylics Workshop - with artist Phil Reynolds -  When:  Monday 18th June 2018 - Time: 10am - 4.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £45 - Limited places available

During this workshop you will have the opportunity to:

  • Look at a variety of methods and approaches to tackling expressive skies in acrylic paint.
  • Learn about colour use in blue and clouded sky.
  • Explore methods for representing a variety of cloud formations and how different acrylic techniques can help with this.

We will work on acrylic paper (however if you want to bring your own primed canvas or canvas panel you can work on that also). Please feel free to bring along some images of skies that you would like to work from, there will be some provided and hopefully there will be a chance to work from the actual sky too!

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Phil Reynolds who studied Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, graduating in 1997 and has since pursued a career as an artist. He has been exhibiting his work in contemporary galleries throughout the North of England as well as London and Bristol affordable art fairs. Phil's work explores the ground between abstraction and figuration where forms emerge from a fluid use of acrylic paint. His work is both instinctive and keenly observed bringing together raw marks with more mediated responses.

To book a place or if you have any questions please contact Pennie - email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

 

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Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

WATERCOLOUR & INK WORKSHOP

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During the day, you will investigate the technique admired by a number of artists, such as John Piper, Ptolemy Dean and many other illustrators and designers. You will learn through exploratory investigation, play, and the introduction of specific techniques, using shapes, colours, lines and textures you will develop work ranging from decorative and abstract to representational and realistic, creating a number of outcomes. Teaching is informal and encouraging.

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You will work from observation using your own photos, alternatively imagery will be provided as a starting point. A hands on experience of this easy accessible allowing experimenting with colour, line and composition.

This workshop will suit a beginner as well as an experienced practitioner as it will explore and widen the boarders of watercolour painting.

Tutor: Julia Borodina is a Russian-born fine artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work. Julia holds a BA in Fine Art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in painting from University of Wolverhampton. Julia has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in the water colours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham Artists. www.juliaborodina.co.uk

When:  Thursday 12th July 2018 - Time: 10am - 3.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £40 - Workshop now full though being repeated on Thursday 12th July 2018

Please get in touch to book a place on the July workshop or if you have any questions. Email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

A NEW EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP

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Work by Tania, Shirley, John and Gareth

A New Experience Workshop with artist Tim MorrisonWhen: Saturday 9th June  Time: 10.00am - 12..30pm  -A non practical sharing of work/ideas  All refreshments provided - Level: All - All materials & refreshments included  - Cost: £20 -  8 places available

This worksop has been designed and has been running successfully for some time, for anyone wanting to develop their own individual art work. It is a supportive non practical session and an open group where you bring any work you may have/are working on or ideas you wish to develop and present  to the group. The session is broken down into time slots, so individuals have 10 to 15 mins each to explore their work, where they are going with it in an open group, also with the support and feedback from artist Tim Morrison. This workshop runs every month or so and has been very successful in supporting people to move forward witht their work with the feedback being that people learn a great deal not only from presenting their own work and having it discussed, but by observing others as well.

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All levels welcome - Refreshments included - Cost: £20 

Workshop now full but we will be running again so please get in touch if you are interested in future workshops. Email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Jun
6
10:00 AM10:00

BOLD COLOUR IN WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP

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Bold Colour In Watercolour Landscape Workshop with artist Julia Borodina -  When:  Wednesday 6th June 2018 - Time: 10am - 3.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £40 - Limited places available

During this workshop you shall investigate how to mix a variety of shades, tints and hues of colour, experiencing and recognising qualities of pigments, and practice applying washes and use brushes to your advantage. You will learn how to develop your ability through exploratory investigation, play, and tutor demonstration in using paint, brushes and additional materials, such as masking fluid and cellophane. You will work from observation using your own photos and drawings or, alternatively, using imagery which will be provided as a starting point. Utilising traditional methods with contemporary approaches, you will lift the lid off your creative interior and make a variety of powerful watercolour paintings.

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Tutor: Julia Borodina is a Russian-born fine artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work. Julia holds a BA in Fine Art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in painting from University of Wolverhampton. Julia has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in the water colours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham Artists. www.juliaborodina.co.uk

When:  Wednesday 6th June 2018 - Time: 10am - 3.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £40 - This workshop is now full however we are running it again on Wednesday 4th July 2018

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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May
29
10:00 AM10:00

MONO PRINTING WORKSHOP

 Mono Print by Patrick Smith

Mono Print by Patrick Smith

Mono Printing Workshop with artist Patrick Smith (using an etching press)
When: Tuesday 9th May 2018
Time: 10am - 4pm
All materials and refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch)
Suitable for all levels - 
Cost: £55
Only a couple of places still available

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We are very exciting to have Patrick Smith run this mono printing workshop on our brand new etching press.

During this workshop you shall:

-  learn dark line in a white field and white line in a dark field

-  learn good studio practice, care, preparation and maintenance of material

-  work monochromatically in the morning transcribing ideas onto the studio etching press in the afternoon

-  explore colour mixing and over laying

- have produced a sequential body of work  by the end of the day 

- source material will be provided but please feel free to bring any images etc if you wish to 

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Patrick Smith is an established artist in fine art and printmaking having work in many private collections both nationally and internationally. His practice concentrates on ideas associated with the edge and devices in composition and form. Patrick studied painting and printmaking at Leeds Metropolitan University where he was awarded the William Tier memorial award for Landscapes and Erasmus scholarship to train at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland. He has taught for many years to degree level and runs various courses and workshops: https://www.psmithstudio58.co.uk/

A few places still available - Please contact Pennie - email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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May
16
to May 23

TOWNSCAPES IN OIL/ACRYLIC PAINTING 2 WEEK COURSE

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Townscapes in Oil/ Acrylic painting 2 week course with artist Julia Borodina -  When:  Wednesday 16th & Wednesday 23rd May 2018 -- Time: 10am - 3.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £80 - One place available

This course has been designed for anyone wanting to develop their oil or acrylic painting. During the sessions you will concentrate on portraying a specific type of atmosphere in your chosen townscape, weather it will be a quiet and provincial part of a town or busy and full of noise city street. You will develop work using rules of perspective, tonal values and composition to create an impulsive character of a city/ town.

Teaching is professional and encouraging, the workshop will suit beginners as well as experienced practitioners

Tutor: Julia Borodina is a Russian born fine artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work. Julia holds a BA in Fine Art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in painting from University of Wolverhampton. Julia has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in the water colours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham Artists. www.juliaborodina.co.uk

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When:  Wednesday 16th & Wednesday 23rd May 2018 -- Time: 10am - 3.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £80 - Limited places available

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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May
9
10:00 AM10:00

SPRING LANDSCAPES PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP

Plein Air  (painting outside) workshop artist Julia Borodina - When: Wednesday 9th May 2018 - Level: Suitable for all  levels from complete beginners to experienced painters - All materials  and refreshments  included - (just bring a packed lunch) Time: 10am - 3pm - Cost: £32.50 per workshop - A  few places available

This workshop is designed for anyone wanting to discover and develop your watercolour, oils or acrylic painting outside the studio space. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills, techniques and confidence in painting Plein Air, exploring the environment around you.

You can use this to be inspired by various light conditions, develop resilience to changing weather as well as gain an insight to challenges of an outdoor practitioner an opportunity to explore sky and clouds, perspective, light and shadows, trees, flowers and composition.

If the weather becomes stormy or and wet, the session can continue in the studio.

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Please dress in comfortable clothes and shoes for the day. The workshop will begin with a discussion and taught focus before gathering materials and explore the surrounding areas of Greenwood Studio with it’s birch trees, surrounding fields and agricultural buildings, and choosing your selected viewpoint to paint. Easels. boards and stools are provided.

Tutor: Julia Borodina is a Russian-born fine artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work. Julia holds a BA in fine art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in painting from the University of Wolverhampton. Julia has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham artists. www.juliaborodina.co.uk

Please contact Pennie to book a place - email:  pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 - mobile: 07851 299140

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Apr
20
to May 25

WOOD CARVING COURSE

Wood Carving 6 Week Course

Taught by York's exceptional wood and stone carver Tim Foster, an excellent and experienced teacher and professional, who has worked at York Minster and several royal palaces. This course is suitable for all levels offering differentiation for complete beginners and providing opportunity to develop to a more advanced level through a project led six week course for more experienced carvers.

When: Friday 20th April - Friday 25th May 2018 - Time: 1.00pm - 3.30pm - Cost: £110 - All levels welcome, all practise materials and refreshments provided - A coupel of places available. Please contact Pennie to book a place - email:  pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 - mobile: 07851 299140

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An example of lettering

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Apr
11
to May 2

OIL PAINTING 4 WEEK COURSE

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OIL PAINTING 4 WEEK COURSE

During this course you will explore the unique qualities of traditional oil painting. Sessions will include preparing board surface, stretching and priming canvas, getting to know your paints, brushes and oil mediums. You will concentrate on portraying a specific type of atmosphere within your chosen theme (it is highly recommended that you collect ideas, sketches and photos prior to the sessions). During the course you will produce a number of short studies (applying Turner’s glazes, exploring texture and getting inspired by the Impressionist style of painting) leading to a final outcome. Whether it will be a quiet and provincial part of a town or a busy and full of noise city street, a dramatic landscape or a bouquet of summer flowers – this is a fantastic opportunity to discover your potential with this medium.

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Oil Painting 4 Week Course with artist Julia Borodina - When: Wednesday 11th April - Wednesday 2nd May 2018- Time: 10am - 3.00pm - Level: All All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) -Cost: £165 - 2 places available

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Tutor: Julia Borodina is a Russian-born fine artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work. Julia holds a BA in fine art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in painting from the University of Wolverhampton. Julia has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham artists. www.juliaborodina.co.uk

Please contact Pennie to book a place or for further information: email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

COLLAGE WORKSHOP

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Collage Workshop  -When: Tuesday 20th March 2018  -with artist Patrick Smith  - Time: 10am - 4pm - Cost: £50 - All levels welcome  - All materials and refreshments provided (just bring a packed lunch)

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During this workshop you shall produce  a concise body of work utilising techniques associated with found images and materials. All materials are provided, however to maximise your experience if you would like to bring any found ephemera, old newspapers, old stamps bus tickets any thing at all that you personally find interesting visually and that you are prepared to destroy and use, please do so. Patrick also asks that suspend any preconceived ideas associated with image making and what constitutes art. The key ingredient of any successful work be it figurative or abstract is a letting go so with good humour and an open mind we promise you a day to remember!

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Patrick Smith is an established artist in fine art and printmaking having work in many private collections both nationally and internationally. His practice concentrates on ideas associated with the edge and devices in composition and form. Patrick studied painting and printmaking at Leeds Metropolitan University where he was awarded the William Tier memorial award for Landscapes and Erasmus scholarship to train at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland. Patrick Smith is an established painter / printmaker utilising a myriad of techniques in painting that crossover from a highly specialised knowledge of printmaking. Patrick’s work and influences derive from a special interest in abstract expressionism and techniques associated with automatic drawing this approach encompasses the production of collages which form part of Patrick’s studio output.  He has taught for many years to degree level and runs various courses and workshops and is currently exhibition at Danby and According to McGee  https://www.psmithstudio58.co.uk/

Limited places available. Please contact Pennie to book a place - email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Mar
19
10:00 AM10:00

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP - 'FROM IMAGE TO WORD'

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Creative Writing Workshop - 'From Image to Word' - with writer and published author Liz Cashdan (BA. PGCE, MA (twice) PhD, FHEA.  

We are delighted to have the opportunity to have Liz Cashdan  come and teach this Creative Writing  workshop. You can find out about Liz here: www.lizcashdan.weebly.com

From Image to Word - In this workshop we will look at writers who have taken their inspiration from paintings and photographs and then we will  write our own poems and stories.  The workshop will be suitable for beginning writers in prose and poetry and for more experienced practitioners. 

We will start with W.H. Auden's Musee des Beaux Art which is a poem inspired by Breughel's  the Fall of Icarus so that we have both painting and poem as prompts.  Then we'll look at other well-known and lesser known reproductions.  Participants will be given some help through questions, for example;  What happened just before this painting was painted?  What happened just after?  Can you write something in the voice of the painter? In the voice of the sitter or one of the people in the painting?

Come and surprise yourself. This writing workshop is suitable for absolutely all levels, from beginners and practised writers. There will be stimulus material for writing and then you will have the option of sharing and critiquing work in a friendly and supportive environment.

When: Monday 19th March 2018 - Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm - Level: All - All materials and refreshments provided (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost £45 - limited places available

A few places still available - to book a place please contact Pennie on: email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.comTel: 01904 651085 Mobile: 07851 299140

'I enjoyed the workshop so much; it was challenging and inspirational.  Please let Liz know her suggestion has given me a lot of pleasure and a bit of a kick in the pants'  - Chris Kilpatrick

 

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Mar
13
10:00 AM10:00

WOODCUT PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

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Woodcut printmaking has its own unique characteristics and aesthetic, its not just a way of reproducing an existing drawing.  During this workshop you shall:

*Get to grips with the essential  drawing and cutting techniques 

*try out a variety of cutting tools

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*explore the repertoire of marks traditional and experimental 

*roll ink on your block

*print (using trad. wooden spoon method)

*recognise its idiosynchracies, the power of its graphic directness

*study and be inspired by examples of great 20th century woodcut artists, eg. Kirchner, Stepanova and Nolde.

When: Tuesday 13th March 2018  - Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm - Suitable for all levels - All materials and refreshments provided (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost £55 - Plenty of one to one - Limited places available

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Tutor: Tim Morrison trained at The Royal College of Art and Edinburgh, has exhibited in York and London and has many years experience teaching successful, varied and interesting art classes. Tim regularly exhibits in York Open Studios.

Please contact Pennie to book a place or for further information: email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office; 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Mar
12
10:00 AM10:00

MONO PRINTING WORKSHOP

 Mono Print by Patrick Smith

Mono Print by Patrick Smith

Mono Printing Workshop with artist Patrick Smith (using an etching press)
When: Monday 12th March 2018
Time: 10am - 4pm
All materials and refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch)
Suitable for all levels - 
Cost: £55
Only a couple of places still available

We are very exciting to have Patrick Smith run this mono printing workshop on our brand new etching press.

During this workshop you shall:

-  learn dark line in a white field and white line in a dark field

-  learn good studio practice, care, preparation and maintenance of material

-  work monochromatically in the morning transcribing ideas onto the studio etching press in the afternoon

-  explore colour mixing and over laying

- have produced a sequential body of work  by the end of the day 

- source material will be provided but please feel free to bring any images etc if you wish to 

Patrick Smith is an established artist in fine art and printmaking having work in many private collections both nationally and internationally. His practice concentrates on ideas associated with the edge and devices in composition and form. Patrick studied painting and printmaking at Leeds Metropolitan University where he was awarded the William Tier memorial award for Landscapes and Erasmus scholarship to train at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland. He has taught for many years to degree level and runs various courses and workshops: https://www.psmithstudio58.co.uk/

A few places available. Please contact Pennie to book a place - email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Mar
8
to Mar 15

DRYPOINT & CARBORUNDUM PRINTING 2 DAY WORKSHOP

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Drypoint & Carborundum Printing 2 Day Course
with artist Freya Horsely
When: Thursday 8th & Thursday 15th March
Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm
- All materials and refreshments provided - 
Suitable for all levels - Cost: £95 - A few places available

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More information about the course coming soon

Tutor: Freya Horsley

Freya studied in Birmingham, Lyon and York and exhibits in galleries around the country and has work in private collections in Europe and the United States. Alongside painting Freya has taught nationally and internationally.http://www.freyahorsley.com/

Please contact Pennie if you have any questions or to book a place: email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com Office: 01904 270707 - Mobile: 07851 299140 - Thank you.

Earlier Event: January 16

EXPLORE DRAWING 6 WEEK COURSE

Later Event: January 22

EXPERIEMANTAL WATER BASED MEDIA WORKSHOP

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Mar
6
10:00 AM10:00

MONO PRINTING WORKSHOP

 Mono Print by Patrick Smith

Mono Print by Patrick Smith

Mono Printing Workshop with artist Patrick Smith (using an etching press)
When: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Time: 10am - 4pm
All materials and refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch)
Suitable for all levels - 
Cost: £55
Only a couple of places still available

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We are very exciting to have Patrick Smith run this mono printing workshop on our brand new etching press.

During this workshop you shall:

-  learn dark line in a white field and white line in a dark field

-  learn good studio practice, care, preparation and maintenance of material

-  work monochromatically in the morning transcribing ideas onto the studio etching press in the afternoon

-  explore colour mixing and over laying

- have produced a sequential body of work  by the end of the day 

- source material will be provided but please feel free to bring any images etc if you wish to 

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Patrick Smith is an established artist in fine art and printmaking having work in many private collections both nationally and internationally. His practice concentrates on ideas associated with the edge and devices in composition and form. Patrick studied painting and printmaking at Leeds Metropolitan University where he was awarded the William Tier memorial award for Landscapes and Erasmus scholarship to train at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland. He has taught for many years to degree level and runs various courses and workshops: https://www.psmithstudio58.co.uk/

A few places still available - Please contact Pennie - email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Mar
1
10:00 AM10:00

LUXURY NUNO SCARF MAKING FELT WORKSHOP

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Luxury Nuno Scarf Making Felt Workshop - with Designer, Artist & Feltmaker Vivienne Morpeth - When Thursday 1st March 2018 - Time: 10am - 3.30pm - All materials and refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Suitable for all levels - Cost £60

During this one day wet felting workshop you shall design and make your own luxury hand rolled and felted scarf. Using superfine merino sheep's fleece and hand dyed silks to learn how to design and layout your surface decoration, tease out the fleece for a very thin layer and the techniques and handling in order to felt this Nuno scarf so the silks become integral with the wool, giving stunning ruching, luster and drape.

Vivienne Morpeth has been a designer, artist and feltmaker for over twenty five years. Vivienne studied at University of East Anglia, BAHons History of Art and Architecture
and at Leicester University, AMA Museum Studies and Fine Art.Vivienne continues to be fascinated by the integrity and qualities of working dynamically with sheeps' fleece to create 2D and 3 D work and teaches and runs many successful felting workshops: www.viviennemorpeth.uk

When Thursday 1st March 2018 - Time: 10am - 3.30pm - All materials and refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Suitable for all levels - Cost £60

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

 

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Feb
21
to Mar 14

DEVELOP DRAWING 4 WEEK COURSE

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Develop Drawing 4 Week Course - Tutor:  artist Julia Borodina - When: Wednesday 21st February - Wednesday 14th March 2018  - Suitable for all  levels - All materials  and refreshments  included - (just bring a packed lunch) Time: 10am - 3pm - Cost: £145 - Limited places available

Would you like to develop your observational drawing skills? If so this 4 week drawing course is just the thing for you. During the first week you will develop your understanding of the concepts of One-Point and Two-Point perspective. The second session will be set outside the studio space (weather permitting - otherwise we may have to sketch the view out of the windows)  putting the knowledge into practise, with the focus on line (ink drawings) and tone (charcoal and chalk drawings). During the third session you shall be inspired by the pastel landscapes of Tony Allain, their colour and texture. You will work using sketches and photos from the previous week as a starting point when creating your own compositions. During the final session you will have the opportunity to explore portraiture. This course is an excellent start to developing your own independent work further once you have finished the course.

Tutor: Julia Borodina is a Russian-born fine artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work. Julia holds a BA in fine art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in painting from the University of Wolverhampton. Julia has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham artists. www.juliaborodina.co.uk

A few places available, please contact Pennie to book a place - email:  pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 - mobile: 07851 299140

 

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Feb
7
10:00 AM10:00

WATERCOLOUR INSPIRED BY TRADITIONAL CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING WORKSHOP

 Watercolour – Inspired by Traditional Chinese Brush Painting

Immerse yourself in the beautiful oriental art of Chinese Brush Painting with its sweeping lines and haunting, fragile style, this ancient oriental art form is a fantastic subject of study. With advice and support, you can learn the intricacies and delicacies of this wonderful painting technique. This ancient oriental art form is a fantastic subject of study. You will work from exploring the samples of original art work brought directly from China.

Tutor: Julia Borodina is a Russian-born fine artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work. Julia holds a BA in fine art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in painting from the University of Wolverhampton. Julia has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham artists. www.juliaborodina.co.uk

When: Wednesday 7th February 2018 - Time: 10am - 3pm - Cost: £40 - Level: all - All materials and refreshments provided (just bring a packed lunch).

Limited places available. Please get in touch to book a place or if you have any questions. Email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

A NEW EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP

 Work by Tania, Shirley, John and Gareth

Work by Tania, Shirley, John and Gareth

A New Experience Workshop with artist Tim MorrisonWhen: Saturday 3rd February  Time: 10.00am - 12..30pm  -A non practical sharing of work/idea  All refreshments provided - Level: All - All materials & refreshments included  - Cost: £20 -  8 places available

This worksop has been designed and has been running successfully for some time, for anyone wanting to develop their own individual art work. It is a supportive non practical session and an open group where you bring any work you may have/are working on or ideas you wish to develop and present  to the group. The session is broken down into time slots, so individuals have 10 to 15 mins each to explore their work, where they are going with it in an open group, also with the support and feedback from artist Tim Morrison. This workshop runs every month or so and has been very successful in supporting people to move forward witht their work with the feedback being that people learn a great deal not only from presenting their own work and having it discussed, but by observing others as well.

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All levels welcome - Refreshments included - Cost: £20 

Workshop now full but we will be running again so please get in touch if you are interested in future workshops. Email:pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Jan
29
10:00 AM10:00

MONO PRINTING WORKSHOP

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Mono Printing Workshop (using an etching press) - with artist Patrick Smith - When: Monday 29th January - Time: 10am - 4pm All materials and refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) Cost: £55 -Suitable for all levels -  Workshop now full (later workshop on March 12th with some availability

 

We are very exciting to have Patrick Smith run this mono printing workshop on our brand new etching press.

During this workshop you shall:

-  learn dark line in a white field and white line in a dark field

-  learn good studio practice, care, preparation and maintenance of material

-  work monochromatically in the morning transcribing ideas onto the studio etching press in the afternoon

-  explore colour mixing and over laying

- have produced a sequential body of work  by the end of the day 

- source material will be provided but please feel free to bring any images etc if you wish to 

Patrick Smith is an established artist in fine art and printmaking having work in many private collections both nationally and internationally. His practice concentrates on ideas associated with the edge and devices in composition and form. Patrick studied painting and printmaking at Leeds Metropolitan University where he was awarded the William Tier memorial award for Landscapes and Erasmus scholarship to train at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland. He has taught for many years to degree level and runs various courses and workshops: https://www.psmithstudio58.co.uk/

Workshop now full but we will be running this again so please get in touch if you are interested in future workshops: - email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

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Jan
22
10:00 AM10:00

EXPERIMENTAL WATER BASED MEDIA WORKSHOP

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Experimental Water Based Media Workshop with artist Phil Reynolds (who recently featured on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2018) - When: Monday 22nd January - Suitable for all levels - All materials and refreshments included (just bring a backed lunch) - Time: 10am - 3pm - Cost: £40 - 8 places available

This course looks at how to be brave with water based media. We will look at artists that like David Tress , Robert Rauschenberg amongst others

This course aims to give you a freedom to experiment with all types of media that are water soluble. These include Acrylic paints, gouache, inks, pastel, charcoal and of course watercolour.  You will learn how to combine these elements with collage in an organic and playful way. We will work from still life and images as a launchpad for your own creations. You are welcome to bring in things that you will enjoy working from but this isn't necessary as there are plenty of things in the studio.

To book a place or if you have any questions please contact Pennie - email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

 

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