Art & Pottery Summer Schools

 

Art & Pottery Courses Summer Schools


How to book your course:   To book and pay please click on the preferred course link below – if you have a gift voucher please see bottom of page for further instructions. By booking on a course you are confirming that you have read and agree to our payment terms and conditions, cancellation, refunds and privacy policy set out at the bottom of the page.


SUMMER ART SCHOOLS FOR ADULTS


PORTRAITURE – DRAWING AND PAINTING TECHNIQUES with Flora Menager
Using mixed media (charcoal, pastel, acrylic, oil) participants will learn portraiture techniques, proportions and tips to better draw and paint people through the practice of self-portraiture.

 


Day 1: Drawing Techniques
Day 2: Acrylic Painting Techniques
Day 3: Oil Painting Techniques

This course is suitable for absolute beginners, all materials are provided.

Click on the booking link below for a full course description.

Monday 20th August – Wednesday 22nd August
£120
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

BOOK HERE!


MIXED MEDIA SUMMER SCHOOL – with Colette Cameron

Exploring a range of traditional mediums and different mark-making techniques with: mono-printing, watercolour and wax resist, acrylic paint, charcoal, ink and collage

Discover the language of art through drawing and painting techniques and artistic exercises, find your own style and creative voice, and turn your ideas into art pieces. A thoroughly enjoyable way to spark your creativity.

“Colette’s workshops are hugely enjoyable: very well paced and enough demonstration of techniques to make it highly creative” (Previous participant)

Tuesday 28th August – Friday 31st August (4 days)
10.30 am – 3.30 pm
£145
BOOK HERE!

 


SUMMER POTTERY SCHOOL FOR ADULTS

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Experience a range of pottery techniques in this exciting three day course introducing you to the joys of pottery.  A course for all levels of ability from the complete beginner to the experienced potter run by experienced tutors who will introduce you to a variety of making techniques that will help you succeed with your projects.

In the three days you will have the opportunity to;

•   Wheel throw your personal breakfast set of jug, mug and bowl.
•   Hand build items for the garden such as birdbaths, wall planters and sculptural pieces.
•   Explore different glazes and see the dramatic effects as your pot fired in the raku kiln all on the same day.

Skills: pinch pottery, coil and slab building, wheel thrown forms, creating spouts and attaching handles, decorative techniques to include impressing, incising and embellishing leather hard clay, use of coloured slip and raku glazes with different constituents and finally firing a piece in the raku kiln (this session will use pre-prepared bisque ware).

Day 1: Wheel and hand building
Day 2: Attaching handles and decorating pots
Day 3: Raku experience (this session will use pre-prepared bisque ware).

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 14th-16th August 2018
11.00 am – 4.00 pm each day with tutors
£120
BOOK HERE!

We will also be running a number of individual workshops over August – please see pottery workshops click here!


Payments:  All courses or workshops must be fully paid in advance and all major cheques, cash and credit/debit cards are acceptable methods of payment. To pay by cheque please click here to download a booking form and send back with a cheque made payable to “St Matthews House Ltd”.  You can also drop in Monday – Friday from 11.00 am – 3.00 pm to pay in person.

If you have an Art House gift voucher please follow the instructions below:
• Pay the full price of the course online.
• Email us prior to the course date to tell us you have used a voucher.
• Bring the voucher with you on the day to receive your cash back.

Cancellation and refunds: If you wish to cancel your place on a course you must do so at least 14 days before the course starts in order to receive a full refund. Cancellation must be made in writing or email. If you require a refund we will charge £15 administrative fee. Alternatively you may transfer your booking to another course free of charge.

If you cancel your place less than 14 days before your course starts, you will only receive a refund of 50% course fee (or 50% of the fee value to transfer to an alternative course).  If you require a refund we will charge £15 administrative fee or you can transfer your booking to another course free of charge.

After a course begins we do not offer any refund unless in exceptional circumstances.   If we have to cancel a course for any reason, then you will receive a full refund with no administrative fee deducted.

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