Short Course details - Stonehouse Studios

Stonehouse Studios
POTTERY, SCULPTURE, DRAWING & PAINTING TUITION
POTTERY, SCULPTURE, DRAWING & PAINTING TUITION
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Short Summer Course Contents
Hand–Built Ceramics
Saturday 4 August 9.30am to 4.30 pm, and Saturday 18 August 9.30am to 12.30pm
Saturday 11 August 9.30am to 4.30 pm, and Saturday 25 August (9.30am to 12.30pm)
The first day of this workshop you will make several coil built pots, slab built pots and mould made plates and dishes. You will start three coil built pots and also roll out clay for making slab-built pots. The second day will see the coiled pots finished and the slab built pots assembled and decorated with incised or applied decoration. If time allows on this day several mould made plates and dishes could be made.
When pots are dry they can be fired and then decorated on the second day of the course. Different methods of decorating can be explored.

Mono Printmaking
Saturday 24 August, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
This half-day introductory mono printmaking course will enable you to explore the exciting techniques of mono-printing. Working from your own source material and some inspirational images provided, you will be using oil based printing inks and vegetable oil for cleaning up should you be allergic to white spirit.
You may explore additive and subtractive processes and monochrome and colour to create interesting effects.

Figurative Mono Printmaking
Thursday 9 August, 9.30 am to 4.30pm
This course will enable you to explore the exciting techniques of mono-printing, with an emphasis on working with figurative subjects.  Please bring along any life drawings or photographs that you have. Some additional images of life models will be provided. You will be using oil based printing inks and vegetable oil for cleaning up should you be allergic to white spirit.
You may explore additive and subtractive processes and monochrome and colour to create interesting effects.

Abstract Sculpting in Clay
Thursday 2 August, 9.30am to 4.30pm and Thursday 16 August 9.30am to 4.30pm
Enjoy creating your own abstract sculpture by exploring convex and concave interlocking forms.  You will be sculpting in Earth-stone crank clay which is well suited for large fired works. On the second day of this course you will learn to decorate your work.
Materials and tools will be provided as well as source material.

Drawing and Painting including en plein air
Wednesday 8 August, 1.30pm to 4.30pm (half day)
Friday 17 August 9.30 am to 4.30pm (all day)
Thursday 23 August 1.30pm to 4.00 pm (half day)
A choice of one- and half-day courses tailored to individual needs and interests.  A range of source images will be supplied and the garden is attractive with interesting vistas for en plein air painting, if weather permits and you are inspired to venture outside despite the ants!  You may use any medium including mixed. Please feel free to bring your own equipment such as canvasses and sketch book.
A range of papers and media is available for drawing and painting.

Flower Drawing and Painting
Tuesday 14 August, 9.30 am to 12.30pm (half day)
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You may use any medium including mixed. Please feel free to bring your own equipment such as canvasses and sketch book.
A range of papers and media is available for drawing and painting.

Portrait Drawing & Painting
Tuesday 21 August, 9.30 am to 4.30pm
Students should bring suitable photographs of a relative or friend as a subject for their portrait drawing.
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Abstract Drawing & Painting
Tuesday 21 August, 9.30 am to 4.30pm
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Life Drawing
Friday 3 August, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Life drawing is valuable for improving your understanding of the human form, your powers of observation and thereby to advance your drawing abilities. You will be encouraged to work big and bold in a variety of different media of your choice.
Paper and some drawing materials will be provided. Feel free to bring along your own equipment and materials.

Life Sculpture
Friday 10 August, 9.30am to 4.30pm and Friday 24 August 9.30 am to 12.30pm
You will be using Earth-stone crank clay and working directly from the model. Full figure sculptures will be scaled down for firing and works produced will need to be hollowed. Fragment works such as of feet or hands may be full size. Representational, stylised and abstract interpretations are encouraged. The sculptural elements of mass, shape, proportions, rhythm and balance will all be explored.
You may wish to bring an overall or a plastic coated apron.

Making Cabbage Leaf Dishes
Tuesday 7 August, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday 14 August, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
This is your chance to make a series of dishes in clay in a variety of shapes and sizes. Actual leaves can be impressed into the clay and held in shape within a plaster mould. This is a simple and effective way of making colourful, decorative and useful ceramic pieces. The dishes will be glazed during the session.

Figurative Mono Printmaking
Thursday 9 August, 9.30 am to 4.30pm
This half-day course will enable you to explore the exciting techniques of mono-printing, with an emphasis on working with figurative subjects.  Please bring along any life drawings or photographs that you have. Some additional images of life models will be provided. You will be using oil based printing inks and vegetable oil for cleaning up should you be allergic to white spirit.
You may explore additive and subtractive processes and monochrome and colour to create interesting effects.

Learn to Throw
Tuesday 1 August 9.30am to 4.30 pm and Tuesday 7 August 9.30am to 12.30pm
Wednesday 2 August 9.30am to 4.30 pm and Wednesday 9 August 9.30am to 12.30pm
Wednesday 15 August 9.30am to 4.30 pm and Wednesday 22 August 9.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday 2 August 7.00-9.30pm, Thursday 9 August 7.00-9.30pm, and Thursday 16 August 7.00-9.30pm, (evenings)
Places on these courses are restricted to two people, so please book early to secure your place. This offers a wonderful opportunity for those with little previous experience. You will be given intensive tuition with lots of individual guidance. Pots will be finished and glazed on the second day. Different types of clay are available.
Materials and basic tools are supplied.

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Drayton Lane
Drayton Bassett B78 3EF

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Drayton Lane
Drayton Bassett B78 3EF

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