Coffee and Tea readily available, please bring something to eat for lunch.
In this class you will be thinking about how, and why size matters.
It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner, or you have never drawn larger than A4 …because …before you know it you will be stretching through an aerobic workout, reaching areas of paper you hadn’t contemplated before. This is surprisingly physical.
There will be elements of mixed media, and various different drawing techniques. You will contemplate the different compositional approach needed for a big picture. If a drawing is larger than life size what are you saying; does it DEMAND more? Come and experiment and see what you think.
On this three day course you will start with a life model, drawing for reference and information. Using very rapid sculptural techniques you will construct 3D models from your drawings using paper mâché, tape, wood, and probably wire, and anything else that seems appropriate. When you start to ‘draw’ the model in 3D different information is needed – this adds to the interesting step from straight forward life drawing to sculpture.
The sculpture will become the model for your drawing and painting over the rest of the course.
This method opens your imagination to adapting the model. It sounds a bit weird and creepy – and why not? The models can take you way beyond masks, or even catrinas as seen below. The resulting drawings and paintings have an observed reality. It should be an exciting few days.
Coffee, tea, biscuits and a light lunch will be provided each day.
Some materials will be provided but you will be encouraged to use/recycle old drawings and paintings as well as other dry waste materials (egg cartons, loo roll holder, boxes, posters…who knows)
In the second week in April is the return of this very exciting course. Day one we have a life model who you draw with the intention of building a sculpture. Day two you build a sculpture from your drawings using papier mache and anything you can find that works. Day three you will paint from your sculptures.
Following in the tradition of learning from the great masters we are going to spend the day at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. It has a splendid and varied collection of works. You will see everything (!) in the museum and choose something that you are going to work with.
There will be drawing at the museum followed by two days at the Studio Bransbury copying the picture you chose and taking the ideas forward to create a piece that is all your own.
DRAW, DRAW, DRAW, PAINT, PAINT, PAINT
There will be a return to the regular Drawing and Painting sessions but they will be at the Studio at Bransbury, NOT at Ramshill. These will be suitable for all abilities and will be based on a changing Still Life.
Drawing will be mornings only, 10.00am – 1.00pm £40/morning
Painting will be all day, 10.00am – 4.00pm £80/day
Thursday, 4th April – Drawing
Thursday, 11th April – Painting
Thursday, 2nd May – Drawing
Thursday, 9th May – Painting
Thursday, 23rd May – Drawing
Thursday, 30th May – Painting
For more information, prices and times please click on the titles
£104/head (normal price £114, incl VAT or £95 without)
At Riverside Cottage Studio,Bransbury, nr Andover, SO21 3QJ
Southwest Health and Safety (SWHS) are a professional organisation offering first aid courses and CPR training with a certificate on completion. This course will help you with essential first aid skills that may be called upon in the home, at work, with employees – or wherever they may be needed.
Do you know what to do if someone is cut badly, or has an eye injury, chokes or burns themselves? If a person collapses how do you make them safe and comfortable? SWHS are offering a first aid course that will enable participants to give immediate correct attention if someone is injured, or taken ill.
SWHS follow HSE guidance and deliver a high standard of first aid training.
Why should I take this First Aid accredited course?
SWHS courses lead to fully approved qualifications. They are designed to meet all of an employers regulatory and statutory duties by complying with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines.
Their trainers have a wealth of experience within the first aid sector, so feel free to ask questions during the course and apply to them at a later date with further questions; we are confident they will be able to help you. A
Would you know what to do?
First aid education and qualifications give you the confidence to help when it is needed.
All SWHS courses are fun & engaging, with lots of practice. They know that first aid is a serious matter but if enjoy the day you will learn, remember and be prepared to use your crucial new skills.
If you are interested in joining this course please contact me as soon as possible either by phone (01980 863155) or email: email@example.com
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At the Riverside Cottage Studio, Bransbury, SO21 3QJ
Suitable for all abilities.
In this class you will be looking at the rhythm and pattern of movement, combined with rhythm and movement in music. You will capture the model’s movement and tempo, whether explosive, calm, or repetitive.
There will be a series of exercises designed to show you different ways of interpreting the moving body. The drawings become something very different to photographs or film, but an expression of time and rhythm.
This is exciting drawing to undertake and exciting drawings to see.
Three Classes, Three Different Approaches to Colour
Feb 16th, 23rd and March 2nd.
10.00am – 1.00pm
£165/3, or £65/session
At Ramshill, Easton Common Hill, East Winterslow, SP5 1QF
If you have done the Beginners Oil Painting class the question is what to do next. On this course you will start to look at colour.
Colour is a huge topic. You will start by looking at three different approaches: at painting with a limited palette, alla prima and a variation of ‘on the shoulders of giants’.
Sometimes limitations are liberating, sometimes total freedom is exciting, and sometimes exploring the work of other artists shows you a new path. You will see that you are the master of your painting and you can paint any way you want…with a bit of practise.
I will suggest a list of equipment. There will be essentials, and others, less essential you might feel inclined to add to you supplies.
Expressive Mark Making, Van Gogh, Cy Twombly and You
February 12th to 14thFebruary, 10.00 – 4.30
£270/3 days or £90/day, some materials provided
The Studio, Bransbury, Winchester SO21 3QJ
Contemporary communication is varied, quick and easy, whether by by email, text, Whatsapp or whatever. If post arrives with a hand written letter it is an intimate experience. If you recognise writing on the envelope you will be transported, for good or bad.
Just as handwriting is personal to an individual so are brushstrokes and drawn marks to an artist.
Over the three days you will look at two masters of mark making, Van Gogh and Cy Twombly. You will be working on different Still Lifes and references to help understand their style, and then to develop your own expressive response.
You will be encouraged to explore different approaches to making a mark, recording an object, an event, an emotion. The work you produce will take you beyond a straight forward facsimile of the still life.
You will work towards expressing what you think about the still life, how it works for you, whether you like it, or not.
This is a thoughtful and thought provoking experience.
This will be appropriate for any standard, from total beginner to regular practitioner. If you have aches and pains that prevent you from doing certain moves these can be accommodated.
Throughout the class you will be made aware of your body, which parts are being stretched, how you feel when relaxed etc.
After the yoga class you will be experimenting with many different sorts of marks. Particular attention will be paid to how your body feels when making these marks. Gravity, physicality, noise and irritations all play a part in what happens when you start to draw.
After these exercises our yoga teacher will become the model for the day. She will repeat the exercises from the morning class. You will have experienced the tension, pull and release of these poses. These memories will inform the drawings as you work through the day.
Some materials will be provided. Coffee and tea are available but please bring your own lunch