Nov
21
to Dec 19

WATERCOLOUR & INK 5 WEEK COURSE

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Watercolour and Ink 5 week course - Tutor: Julia Borodina -When: Wednesday 21st November to Wednesday 19th December 2018 - Time: 10am - 3pm - Level: All - All materials and refreshments included - Cost: £195 (just bring a packed lunch) Plenty of one to one - Limited places available

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This course will give you a fantastic opportunity to delve into the technique admired by a number of artists, such as John Piper, Picasso, Andy Warhol, Ptolemy Dean and many other illustrators and designers. You will learn through exploratory investigation, play and the introduction of specific approaches when using shapes, colours, lines and textures. You will develop work ranging from decorative and abstract to representational and realistic, creating short and long studies. Teaching is informal and encouraging.

You will work from observation and your own photos/sketches, alternatively imagery will be provided as a starting point. A hands on experience of Watercolour and Ink technique will allow you to experiment with colour, quality of line and composition, enabling you to expand upon your own powers of artistic self-expression.


Over the 5 sessions you will:

  • Dive into experimental mark making and sketching with a variety of tools;

  • Indulge into using fine lines with watercolour – central theme is ‘Cities/ Buildings’;

  • Create a mood and spectacular atmosphere through Monochromatic landscapes;

  • Discover the advantages of permanent and impermanent ink;

  • Working from observation and from your imagination.

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

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Please contact pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com Office: 01904 270707 - Mobile: 07851 299140 to book a place - Thank you.






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Jan
9
to Feb 6

DISCOVER & DEVELOP 5 WEEK ACRYLIC PAINTING COURSE

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Today, Acrylics are being used by more artists than ever before. They are durable, inexpensive, easy to use and fast drying paints, which lead an artist to have plenty of dazzling results. You will investigate the importance of colour schemes, explore the effects of colour primers and practice to apply transparent, translucent and opaque layers. During the 5 weeks you will produce short and long studies, explore texture and brush marks, paint with sponges and palette knives. 

Each session will start from a specially designed exercises to support your learning, leading to independent practical work during the second half of the day. There will be on-going referencing to inspiring artists and a discussion of their methods. Reference material and handouts provided for visual support.

Over the 5 sessions you will:

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  • Explore tones and produce Monochromatic studies;

  • Discover the principles of Complementary Colours and practice to apply Glaze, Pre-mix, Translucent and Opaque paint;

  • You will mix your own Family Groups of Colours and investigate Analogous Colour Schemes while using palette knives;

  • Learn and test a Split-complimentary Colour Schemes and paint on various colour backgrounds;

  • Unleash the power of Triadic Colour Schemes, which will enable you to expand on ways to apply, lift paint and unify your work with final layers.

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

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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

Five week course  - Commencing Wednesday 9th January 2019 - Wednesday 6th February 2019 - Time: 10am - 3pm - Cost: £195  (50% deposit required to book a place with balance due just before the start of the course).All materials and refreshments provided - (just bring a packed lunch) Plenty of one to one - Please contact pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com Office: 01904 270707 - Mobile: 07851 299140 to book a place - Thank you.

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Jan
11
to Feb 15

WOOD CARVING 6 WEEK 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.

If you are a beginner, during the first 3 weeks you will be taught through a set project spending the last 3 weeks on a project of your choice, applying your learnt carving skills. Experienced carvers are able to be taught and work on projects of their choice throughout the whole 6 weeks.

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Six Week Wood Carving Course with craftsperson  Tim Foster
When: Friday 11th January- Friday 15th November 2018 -  Level: All - Time: 1.00pm - 3.30pm - All practise tools and materials provided
Cost: £110
- Limited places available

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

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Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

THE VENETIAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING WORKSHOP - WORKSHOP FROM STILL LIFE

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The Venetian School of Painting Still Life Workshop - Venetian School of Painting Workshop - When: Monday 14th January 2019 - 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.

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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Painting by Ali Watson

 

 

The Venetian School of Painting Still Life Workshop - Venetian School of Painting Workshop - When: Monday 14th January 2019 - 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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Jan
24
to Jan 31

COLLAGRAPH & CARBORUNDUM PRINT MAKING 2 DAY COURSE

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When: Thursday 24th January & Thursday 31st January 2019 - 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 shall 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 24th January & Thursday 31st January 2019 - 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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Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

FIND YOUR VOICE - SINGING WORKSHOP

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Find Your Voice - Singing Workshop with community musician Chris Bartram -  When:  Saturday 26th January 2019 - Time: 10am - 4.00pm - Level: All, no ability to read music necessary - All equipment & 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:  Saturday 26th January 2019 - Time: 10am - 4.00pm -  Level: All, no ability to read music necessary - All equipment & 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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Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

INSPIRED BY LANDSCAPE ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOP

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Inspired by Landscape Acrylic Painting Workshop - When: Monday 4th February 2019 - with artist Patrick Smith - Time: 10.00am - 4pm - Cost: £50
Level: All - All materials and refreshments provided (just bring a packed lunch)
Workshop now full very similar workshop with some availability on Monday 29th April

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 4th February 2019 - with artist Patrick Smith - Time: 10.00am - 4pm - Cost: £50
Level: All - All materials and refreshments provided (just bring a packed lunch)
Workshop now full very similar workshop with some availability on Monday 29th April Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to book a place on the April workshop - email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

 

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Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

URBAN LANDSCAPE PAINTING & COLLAGE WORKSHOP

Urban Landscape Painting & Collage Workshop - Tutor: Phil Reynolds - When: Monday 11th February - Time: 10am - 4.00pm - All materials  and refreshments a included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £45

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During this workshop you shall:

  • Explore Urban Landscape using acrylic paint and mixed media including collage.

  • Learn how to achieve depth through overlapping collage and paint.

  • Discover the liberating use of collage and mixed media

All materials will be provided, however, please feel free to bring an image or two that inspire you and some found collage that you feel may be appropriate to that image of you would like to (corrugated cardboard could represent a fence or corrugated roof, a grid for windows etc).

In the morning we will do all the sticking which could be 2 or more depending on speed and then paint and or draw on top in the afternoon. You can be as literal and detailed or abstract and loose as you want with this technique. It is a good opportunity to explore your style with a city scape of your choice.

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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.

Urban Landscape Painting & Collage Workshop - Tutor: Phil Reynolds
When: Monday 11th February - 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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INSPIRED BY CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING -  Celebrate Chinese New Year by learning how to paint River Scenes and Orchid Flowers
Feb
13
10:00 AM10:00

INSPIRED BY CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING - Celebrate Chinese New Year by learning how to paint River Scenes and Orchid Flowers

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Inspired by Chinese Brush Painting – Learn the rules of traditional composition in a landscape - some of your images can include animals - with artist  Julia Borodina When: Wednesday 14th November 2018 - Time: 10am - 3pm - Level: All - All materials and refreshments included - Cost: £45 - (just bring a packed lunch) Plenty of one to one
Limited places available

Chinese Brush Painting is the art of using simple and effortless brush strokes to give an impression of a figure or scene. It’s an art form quite unlike any other, with an evocative and exquisite look that is inspired by the sweeping curves of nature.

During this unique workshop you will explore how to paint wild Orchids and create images of River Landscapes.

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.

The workshop is run by practicing artist Julia Borodina who is member of Chinese Brush Painting Society in the UK. 

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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

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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Feb
18
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 18th November 2018
Time: 10am - 4pm
All materials and refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch)
Suitable for all levels - Cost: £65
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/

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

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Feb
22
to Apr 5

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.

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.

If you are a beginner, during the first 3 weeks you will be taught through a set project spending the last 3 weeks on a project of your choice, applying your learnt carving skills. Experienced carvers are able to be taught and work on projects of their choice throughout the whole 6 weeks.

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Six Week Wood Carving Course with craftsperson  Tim Foster
When: Friday 22nd February - Friday 5th April 2019
(no session Friday 1st March half term) - Level: All - Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm - All practise tools and materials provided
Cost: £110
- Limited places available

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Six Week Wood Carving Course with craftsperson  Tim Foster
When: Friday 22nd February - Friday 5th April 2019
(no session Friday 1st March half term) - Level: All - Time: 1.00pm - 3.30pm - All practise tools and materials provided
Cost: £110
- Limited places available

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

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Feb
25
to Mar 1

INTENSIVE 5 DAY WATERCOLOUR PAINTING COURSE

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Intensive 5-DAY Watercolour Painting Course
Tutor: Julia Borodina - When: Monday 25th February to Friday 1st March 2019 - Time: 10am - 3pm - Level: All - All materials and refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £195 (50% deposit of £97.50 required to book your place) Plenty of one to one -Limited places available

 Have you been mystified by the magic of watercolour and often felt it is too unreachable to be explored on your own? This 5 week course invites you to and discover and develop colour washes, develop interesting mark making and enjoy painting expressively through the medium of watercolour.

Each session will start from the specially designed exercises to support your learning, leading to independent practical work during the second half of the day and suitable for all levels. There will be on-going referencing to inspiring watercolour practitioners and a discussion of their methods. Reference material and handouts provided for visual support.

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Over the 5 sessions you will:

  • Explore tones, washes, methods on lifting paint and creative use of brushes all inspired by W.Turner;

  • Practice to use ink and pen with watercolour by learning from the great masters, such as  Rembrandt and John Piper;

  • Discover the principles of Complementary Colours and how to paint with impact like Matisse;

  • Practice ‘loose’ painting style by Alvaro Castagnet and test how Explore soft and hard edges impact your work;

  • Break the rules and experiment with bold colours inspired by Shirley Trevena.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


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
4
10:00 AM10:00

ETCHING PRINT MAKING WORKSHOP

 The Three Trees - Etching by Rembrandt

The Three Trees - Etching by Rembrandt

Etching Print Making Workshop - When: Monday 4th March 2019 - Tutor: Patrick Smith
Time: 10am - 4pm - Cost: £65 - 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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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
7
10:00 AM10:00

LINOCUT PRINT MAKING WORKSHOP

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Linocut Print Making Workshop with artist Freya Horsley
When: Thursday 7th March - Time: 10am - 3pm - Cost: £45 - All materials & refreshments provided (just bring a packed lunch) - All levels welcome.

During this workshop you will have the opportunity to design and create your own lino cut block which you will then ink and print to create your individual prints through the teaching of artist Freya Horsely. Plenty of imagery shall be provided, however you are welcome to bring any of your own sketches, images etc to work from if you would like to.

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/

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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Apr
1
10:00 AM10:00

THE VENETIAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING WORKSHOP - WORKSHOP FROM STILL LIFE

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The Venetian School of Painting Still Life Workshop - Venetian School of Painting Workshop - When: Monday 1st April 2019 - Tutor: Patrick Smith - Time: 10.00am - 4pm - Cost: £65
Level: All - All materials and refreshments provided  - (just bring a packed lunch)

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.

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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Painting by Ali Watson

 

 

The Venetian School of Painting Still Life Workshop - Venetian School of Painting Workshop - When: Monday 1st April 2019 - 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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Apr
12
to May 24

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.

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.

If you are a beginner, during the first 3 weeks you will be taught through a set project spending the last 3 weeks on a project of your choice, applying your learnt carving skills. Experienced carvers are able to be taught and work on projects of their choice throughout the whole 6 weeks.

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An example of lettering

Six Week Wood Carving Course
Tutor: Tim Foster
When: Friday 12th April- Friday 24th May 2019
(No session Friday 19th April - Good Friday
Level: All
Time: 1pm - 3.30pm
All practise tools and materials & refreshments provided
Cost: £110 - Limited places available

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

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May
2
to May 16

3 WEEK PAINTING COURSE WITH FREYA HORSLEY

 Freya Horsley

Freya Horsley

3 WEEK PAINTING COURSE  

Further information 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/

Using a variety of painting and drawing media we will play and experiment, thinking our way up through the layers of a painting. We will look at ways of building up a painting from base to top layer, exploring grounds and textured surfaces, through opaque and transparent layers, to the final marks and details.

When: Thursday 2nd May - Thursday 16th May 2019 - Time: 10am - 3pm - Cost: £145 - All materials and refreshments provided - suitable for all levels - plenty of one to one. Please contact Pennie: email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com Office: 01904 270707 - Mobile: 07851 299140 - Thank you.

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Dec
10
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 10th 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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Dec
6
10:00 AM10:00

LINOCUT PRINT MAKING CHRISTMAS CARD WORKSHOP

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Linocut Print Making Christmas Card Workshop with artist Freya Horsley
When: Thursday 6th November - Time: 10am - 3pm - Cost: £45 - All materials & refreshments provided (just bring a packed lunch) - All levels welcome.

During this workshop you will have the opportunity to design and create your own lino cut
block which you will then ink and print to create your individual Christmas cards through the teaching of artist Freya Horsely. Plenty of Christmas imagery shall be provided, however you are welcome to bring any of your on sketches, images etc to work from if you would like to. You will be provided with 6 card blanks and envelopes as well as additional printing paper.

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/

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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Nov
22
10:00 AM10:00

LINOCUT PRINT MAKING CHRISTMAS CARD WORKSHOP

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Linocut Print Making Christmas Card Workshop with artist Freya Horsley
When: Thursday 22nd November - Time: 10am - 3pm - Cost: £45 - All materials & refreshments provided (just bring a packed lunch) - All levels welcome.

During this workshop you will have the opportunity to design and create your own lino cut
block which you will then ink and print to create your individual Christmas cards through the teaching of artist Freya Horsely. Plenty of Christmas imagery shall be provided, however you are welcome to bring any of your on sketches, images etc to work from if you would like to. You will be provided with 6 card blanks and envelopes as well as additional printing paper.

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/

Workshop now full. additional workshop on Thursday 29th November - 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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Nov
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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Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

WINTER LANDSCAPES WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP

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Winter Landscapes Watercolour Workshop - Tutor: Julia Borodina - When: Wednesday 7th November 2018 - Time: 10am - 3pm - Level: All - All materials and refreshments included
Cost: £40 (just bring a packed lunch) Plenty of one to one - Limited places available

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This workshop will be based on creating a number of winter themed compositions. A hands-on course for beginners to intermediate painters. You will explore how colours affect the temperature of a painting, how to paint snow with an impact and how to use colour for maximum benefit when creating winter birds compositions. You are welcome to bring some of your own objects, such as, branches of winter berries, pine tree branches, pine cones, images of birds and animals, snowy landscapes – anything (including images) that will inspire you to explore form, colour and pattern. 

  • You will produce short and long studies which you can use as Christmas presents;
  • Focus will be on exploration of various painting approaches, such as, sketching with a brush, wet on wet, layering, grisaille, pointillism and watercolour and ink. 
  • You will be encouraged to observe and produce a personal response.
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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

Winter Landscapes Watercolour Workshop - Tutor: Julia Borodina - When: Wednesday 7th November 2018 - Time: 10am - 3pm - Level: All - All materials and refreshments included
Cost: £40 (just bring a packed lunch) Plenty of one to one - Limited places available

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
6
to Dec 11

EXPLORE DRAWING 6 WEEK COURSE

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Explore Drawing 6 Week Course with artist Tim MorrisonWhen: Tuesday 6th November  - Tuesday 11th December 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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Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

INSPIRED BY TRADITIONAL CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING - LEARN HOW TO PAINT PEONIES, LOTUS & WISTERIA

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Inspired by Traditional Chinese Brush Painting – Learn how to paint Peonies, Lotus and Wisteria with artist Julia Borodina -  When: Wednesday 24th October 2018 - Time: 10am - 3pm - Level: All - All materials and refreshments included - Cost: £40  - (just bring a packed lunch) Plenty of one to one - Limited places available

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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 how to paint Peonies, Lotus flowers and Wisteria acquiring the intricacies and delicacies of this wonderful painting technique. This ancient oriental art form is a fantastic subject of study. 

This workshop will suit a beginner as well as an experienced practitioner as it will explore and widen the boarders of watercolour painting. You will paint on rice paper using traditional Chinese brushes, watercolours and ink.

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You will have a chance to explore the samples of original art work brought directly from China.

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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 Julia is member of Chinese Brush Painting Society in the UK. 

 

 

 

Inspired by Traditional Chinese Brush Painting – Learn how to paint Peonies, Lotus and Wisteria with artist Julia Borodina -  When: Wednesday 24th October 2018 - Time: 10am - 3pm - Level: All - All materials and refreshments included - Cost: £40  - (just bring a packed lunch) Plenty of one to one - Limited places available

 

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
19
to Nov 30

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.

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.

If you are a beginner, during the first 3 weeks you will be taught through a set project spending the last 3 weeks on a project of your choice, applying your learnt carving skills. Experienced carvers are able to be taught and work on projects of their choice throughout the whole 6 weeks.

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Six Week Wood Carving Course with craftsperson  Tim Foster
When: Friday 19th October- Friday 30th November 2018
(no session Friday 2nd November half term) - Level: All - Time: 1.00pm - 3.30pm - All practise tools and materials provided
Cost: £110
- Limited places available

 Please contact Pennie to book a place - 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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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 1 place left

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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
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) - 1 place available

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) - 1 place available

Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to book a place - email: pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com office: 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

 

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Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

WATERCOLOUR & INK

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Watercolour and Ink 5 WEEK Course - Tutor: Julia Borodina - When: Wednesday 21st -November to Wednesday 19th December 2018 - Time: 10am - 3pm - Level: All -All materials and refreshments included - Cost: £195 - (just bring a packed lunch) Plenty of one to one -Limited places available




21 Nov – 19 Dec WED - Watercolour and Ink 5 WEEK Course

This course will give you a fantastic opportunity to delve into the technique admired by a number of artists, such as John Piper, Picasso, Andy Warhol, Ptolemy Dean and many other illustrators and designers. You will learn through exploratory investigation, play and the introduction of specific approaches when using shapes, colours, lines and textures. You will develop work ranging from decorative and abstract to representational and realistic, creating short and long studies. Teaching is informal and encouraging.

You will work from observation and your own photos/sketches, alternatively imagery will be provided as a starting point. A hands on experience of Watercolour and Ink technique will allow you to experiment with colour, quality of line and composition, enabling you to expand upon your own powers of artistic self-expression.

Over the 5 sessions you will:

  • Dive into experimental mark making and sketching with a variety of tools;

  • Indulge into using fine lines with watercolour – central theme is ‘Cities/ Buildings’;

  • Create a mood and spectacular atmosphere through Monochromatic landscapes;

  • Discover the advantages of permanent and impermanent ink;

  • Working from observation and from your imagination.

This course 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

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Watercolour and Ink 5 WEEK Course - Tutor: Julia Borodina - When: Wednesday 21st -November to Wednesday 19th December 2018 - Time: 10am - 3pm - Level: All -All materials and refreshments included - Cost: £195 - (just bring a packed lunch) Plenty of one to one -Limited places available

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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 shall 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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Sep
24
to Oct 22

ABSTRACT ACRYLIC PAINTING 4 WEEK COURSE

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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 4 places available

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
17
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 17th September 2018 - Time: 10am - 3pm - Level: All - All materials and refreshments included - Cost: £40  - (just bring a packed lunch) Plenty of one to one - Limited places available

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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 artist you will investigate is Ian Sidaway. His distinctive painting style and 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. 

During the session you will:

  1. Practice to dot, dab, drag, roll your brush when painting trees;

  2. Produce colour beginnings (Turner’s term) – monochromatic studies with the focus on composition;

  3. Paint with crumpled paper, sponge, cloth – anything to increase the haphazard potential of marks;

  4. Make samples of watercolour monoprints;

  5. Learn how to paint groups of trees as individual blocks exploring positive and negative shapes.

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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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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 17th September 2018 - Time: 10am - 3pm - Level: All - All materials and refreshments included - Cost: £40  - (just bring a packed lunch) Plenty of one to one - Limited places available

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

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Sep
12
to Oct 10

DISCOVER & DEVELOP 5 WEEK WATERCOLOUR COURSE

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Five Week Course - Discover and Develop Watercolour

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

During the first two sessions of the course you will try a number of approaches to mixing colours, gain an experience of recognising qualities of pigments, practice to apply washes, be able to use brushes to your advantages and explore tonal and colour values. The following sessions will encourage you to develop your watercolour painting skills further. you will be working from observation as well as from your own research and photographs, following personal subject interest. By the end of the course, you will gain experience of recognising positive and negative spaces, practice applying multiple layer washes, building up depth within your work and develop a personal approach to watercolour painting. teaching is informal and encouraging.

Five week course  - Commencing Wednesday 12th September 2018 - Wednesday 10th October 2018 - Time: 10am - 3pm - Cost: £195  (50% deposit required to book a place with balance due just before the start of the course).All materials and refreshments provided - (just bring a packed lunch) Plenty of one to one - Please contact pennie@yorkartandcrafts.com Office: 01904 270707 - Mobile: 07851 299140 to book a place - Thank you.

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Sep
11
10:00 AM10:00

THE VENETIAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING WORKSHOP - WORKSHOP FROM STILL LIFE

The Venetian School of Painting Still Life 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 Still Life 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
10
10:00 AM10:00

URBAN LANDSCAPE PAINTING & COLLAGE WORKSHOP

Urban Landscape Painting & Collage Workshop - Tutor: Phil Reynolds - When: Monday 10th September - Time: 10am - 4.00pm - All materials  and refreshments a included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £45 - 1 place available

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During this workshop you shall:

  • Explore Urban Landscape using acrylic paint and mixed media including collage.
  • Learn how to achieve depth through overlapping collage and paint.
  • Discover the liberating use of collage and mixed media

All materials will be provided, however, please feel free to bring an image or two that inspire you and some found collage that you feel may be appropriate to that image of you would like to (corrugated cardboard could represent a fence or corrugated roof, a grid for windows etc).

In the morning we will do all the sticking which could be 2 or more depending on speed and then paint and or draw on top in the afternoon. You can be as literal and detailed or abstract and loose as you want with this technique. It is a good opportunity to explore your style with a city scape of your choice.

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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.

Urban Landscape Painting & Collage Workshop - Tutor: Phil Reynolds
When: Monday 10th September - 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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Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

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 17th September 2018 - Time: 10am - 3pm - Level: All - All materials and refreshments included - Cost: £40  - (just bring a packed lunch) Plenty of one to one - Limited places 

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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 artist you will investigate is Ian Sidaway. His distinctive painting style and 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. 

During the session you will:

  1. Practice to dot, dab, drag, roll your brush when painting trees;
  2. Produce colour beginnings (Turner’s term) – monochromatic studies with the focus on composition;
  3. Paint with crumpled paper, sponge, cloth – anything to increase the haphazard potential of marks;
  4. Make samples of watercolour monoprints;
  5. Learn how to paint groups of trees as individual blocks exploring positive and negative shapes.

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

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
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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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
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
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
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
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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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
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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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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