Online & In Person Art Courses

 

Online & In Person Art Courses
18+


IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE!

You will have heard that the whole of South Yorkshire has moved into Tier 3. 

We are awaiting an update from our board of trustees about whether we will have to temporarily close our doors.  The safety of our customers, service users and staff is our priority, and we will update here and on our social media platforms regularly.


We will be adding to our ‘virtual tuition’ offer below. Keep your eye on this page and click the link below to let us know what other classes you would like to see!

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Please note our programme of weekend and one-off workshops in the Art House building will be slowly returning – follow this link to go to our “Art Workshops” page – click here.

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.


 

 

 

 

WORLD CERAMICS with Krishna Alageswaran
ONLINE COURSE!

A six week course exploring pottery and ceramic sculpture produced by many cultures from ancient times to the present, examining the historical and social context the work was produced with reference to techniques and materials used and influences on the work. Mankind has worked with clay for many centuries producing vessels for cooking, eating and drinking and also for religious rituals. The material lends itself to be formed into many shapes with extraordinary decorations and colours. The use of coloured slips, the development of glazes and the building of kilns will be discussed. This course will introduce you to the many delights of the ceramic world.

Course content:

  • Neolithic to Roman Pottery
  • Middle Eastern and Pre Columbian ceramics
  • Asian and African pottery
  • British ceramics
  • American Ceramics
  • Sheffield Ceramic Artists

Wednesdays 11th November – 16th December
6.30pm – 8.30pm
£45
BOOK HERE

Please note: your tutor Krishna will send you an email with the invitation to the Zoom class on the morning of the first session.  By registering, you are giving The Art House your consent to share your email with the tutor.


AN INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING with Marcin Szuba
IN PERSON COURSE 

This inspiring course offers complete beginners and improvers an introduction to oil painting. You will be given practical advice such as choosing the right materials and setting up your palette

On the first and second session we will be working directly from a still life set-up. Participants will focus on colour mixing, composition, form, tonal values, colour relationships and identification.

On the third and last session you will learn how to extract and adapt images from photographs to create paintings which reflect your interests and ideas in a highly personal way. You will learn the fundamentals of composition, tone and colour. We will look at the ways to create an illusion of space, how to approach such elements like clouds, trees, rocks and buildings.

All materials are provided.

Wednesdays
4th November – 25th November
6.30pm – 8.30pm
£80
FULLY BOOKED


AN INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOUR with Marcin Szuba
IN PERSON COURSE

This inspiring course is suitable for complete beginners and more advanced students.

Participants be introduced to all materials – paints, mediums, papers and brushes. You will be led through different painting techniques to develop new skills. On the first two sessions you will paint the landscape from photographs and on the third and last session we will focus on painting a still life directly from observation.

Tutor led demonstrations and one to one tutorials will help you build confidence and expand your observational skills.

All materials are provided.

Thursdays
26th November – 17th December
6.30pm – 8.30pm
FULLY BOOKED 


INTRODUCTION TO LINO PRINTING with Dave Elsom

You will learn the basics of lino printing, which will include designing, carving and printing your own prints and cards. Week 1 will see you making your very own Christmas cards and by week 3 you’ll be able to create a print on a mini canvas or even frame it up.

Thursdays
3rd – 17th December
10.30am – 1.00pm
£90
BOOK HERE


ART TALKS with Mark Beachell
ONLINE COURSE

Aimed mainly at participants who have attended the introductory art talks, these are illustrated and interactive discussions around themes in art and related creative practices. each session will look at a theme and explore how creatives from different times, places and disciplines have approached the topic
These talks are easily accessible but present ancient, traditional, contemporary and sometimes challenging ideas and images. They will introduce you to new artists, and new thinking about art. They might even inspire you to think about new ways of you making art.

Session 1
The Avant-Garde: Or How the outrageous, challenging and cutting edge became the poster boys for culture.

Session 2
Abstract! Or how the spirit world and the CIA conspired to make Jackson Pollock rich.

Session 3
Orientalism. Or how to steal from other countries beautifully.

Session 4
Dystopia. Or basically painting the world in its disfunctional glory, but not as bad as this year obviously.

Session 5
Winter. a history of Art through looking at winter. Winter is coming.

Session 6
Sacred geometry. Somewhere in the space between magic and science, the belief that there is a plan behind it all, after all.

Thursdays
12th November – 17th December (6 weeks)
7.00pm – 8.30pm (approximate times allow for continued discussion)
£48
BOOK HERE


NEW! ART VIDEO TUTORIALS with Anna Massey

BIRDS AND BLOSSOM

Learn to paint beautiful spring blossom and a colourful Blue Tit using wet in wet watercolour techniques.

Once you book on an individual demonstration you will receive a link to the specific video with step by step written instructions and a reference photo.

You can watch the video whenever you choose and as often as you like.

£12
BOOK HERE


SUMMER MEADOW 

Learn how to paint a Summer Meadow in acrylics. You’ll also learn how to add texture to your paint and use a simple printing technique for the stems.

Once you book on an individual demonstration you will receive a link to the specific video with step by step written instructions and a reference photo. You can watch the video whenever you choose and as often as you like.

£12
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WINDMILL

Learn to paint a windmill against a dramatic sky using watercolours and watercolour pencils. You’ll also learn how to use masking fluid and create wet in wet washes to produce this atmospheric scene

Once you book on an individual demonstration you will receive a link to the specific video with step by step written instructions and a reference photo. You can watch the video whenever you choose and as often as you like.

£12
BOOK HERE


GALLOPING HORSES

Learn to paint these wild horses galloping towards you with lots of movement to the brush and palette knife work. You will also learn two different drawing techniques to draw the horses in the correct proportions.

Once you book on an individual demonstration you will receive a link to the specific video with step by step written instructions and a reference photo. You can watch the video whenever you choose and as often as you like.

£12
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CHARCOAL PORTRAIT OF A MINER

Draw this expressive portrait of a miner using charcoal. Learn how to draw the correct proportions of the face by creating an ‘arabesque’ and create a range of textural effects and tonal gradations using the wonderfully expressive medium of willow charcoal.

Once you book on an individual demonstration you will receive a link to the specific video with step by step written instructions and a reference photo. You can watch the video whenever you choose and as often as you like.

£12
BOOK 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 11am – 3pm 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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