We look at how we can create successful and dynamic compositions of what seem on first appearances, to be quite complicated townscapesYour tutor is Gail Wareham, who won ‘Best in Show’ at the Art & Framing Industry Awards for her architectural representation of a Venetian staircase. You can see Gail's work by visiting her website http://www.gailwareham.com. … Continue reading "Introduction to Drawing Architecture: Townscapes"
This trip has been re-scheduled to 2pm, Sunday 1st May, due to an adverse weather forecast for April 24th.This trip is fully booked, but unfortunately we are having to reschedule because of the weather forecast: 'The forecast looks nasty for the weekend, brisk onshore winds and a 4-6 foot swell'.Liza has arranged for another sailing … Continue reading "Wildlife Cruise to St Abb’s Head"
We explore the printing techniques used in the work of over fifty internationally known artists currently on display in the Granary GalleryMatisse, Picasso, Kokoshka, Giacometti, Auerbach, Vasarely: from France to Russia and from Italy to England...all of them are well-known and instantly recognised as leaders or part of a 20th century art movement. All of … Continue reading "Rubbing, scratching, etching, engraving: the printed line in the 20th c"
The art, literature and intricate relationships of the Bloomsbury GroupThis study day, led by Prof Maria Chester, covers the art, literature and intricate relationships of the so-called Bloomsbury Group. As Dorothy Parker said: “They lived in squares, painted in circles and loved in triangles”.The Bloomsbury Group of artists, writers and philosophers (as well as politicians) … Continue reading "The Bloomsbury Group: a Study Day"
A tour of the summer night sky with a focus on a new constellation each week and a detailed look at a related aspect of modern astronomy.A course of five lectures in astronomy by Dr. Adrian Jannetta, on Saturdays from 11 am to 12 noon. This introduction to astronomy is aimed at astronomy enthusiasts of … Continue reading "Introduction to Summer Astronomy"
An introductory course on how to identify plants. You will put the skills learned in the classroom into practice on a field trip.This introduction to botany will be taught in two classroom sessions using a mixture of digital slides and live plants by Chris Metherell of the Natural History Society of Northumberland. Chris is a … Continue reading "Botany for Beginners"
Learn how to develop an abstract style within your paintings using images and inspiration from the Truth and Beauty exhibition.All 10 places on this workshop have now been taken, but please book a place on our waiting list if you would like to attend a repeat of this workshop. If there is sufficient interest we … Continue reading "Introduction to Abstraction: how to get started"
How to simplify compositions to be represented with a flattened perspective, adding interest to the focal point without over-dominating.Image credit: David Jones: The Chapel in the Park (1932) Purchased from the Redfern Gallery (Knapping Fund) 1940. © The Trustees of the David Jones Estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo: TateThis workshop is one of three inspired … Continue reading "Flattened Perspective: an altered reality"
Still life and landscapes are very different subjects which you can link together to create paintings of greater interest.Image credit: Winifred Nicholson: Fireside (1956) © Trustees of Winifred Nicholson. Photo: © Kettle’s Yard, University of CambridgeThis workshop is one of three inspired by the Truth and Beauty exhibition at the Granary Gallery. Your tutor is … Continue reading "Connections: adding Landscapes to Still Life"