Course content and dates, Spring 2018 - Stonehouse Studios

Stonehouse Studios
POTTERY, SCULPTURE, DRAWING & PAINTING TUITION
POTTERY, SCULPTURE, DRAWING & PAINTING TUITION
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SPRING TERM 2018
Courses for Spring 2018

To book your classes on-line, please click on the shopping cart icon for the courses you require. You will receive a confirmation email with an order number for reference and details of payment by bank transfer (BACS) or cheque. A Credit Card/PayPal payment facility will be made available shortly.

If you experience any difficulties with the on-line booking system or would simply prefer to book by telephone, please call us on 01827 247147. You may also book by email via our contact page.

A limited number of discretionary fee concessions may be available in cases of particular hardship.

Free car parking and light refreshments provided.

Spring Term 2018 January - April 2018

A twelve-week course commencing Friday 5 January with breaks for half-term from 19-23 February and Easter 30 March to 6 April. Final classes week commencing 9 April. Fees are for a twelve-week term.
Courses
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Monday
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Pottery & Sculpture (3 hrs) £270
Monday Afternoon Pottery & Sculpture
7.00pm - 9.30pm
General Art (2.5 hrs) £225*
Monday Evening General Art
Tuesday
9.30am - 12.30pm
Pottery & Sculpture (3 hrs) £270
Tuesday Morning Pottery & Sculpture
1.30pm - 4.30pm
Pottery & Sculpture (3 hrs) £270
Tuesday Afternoon Pottery & Sculpture
7.00pm - 9.30pm
Portrait Drawing & Painting (2.5 hrs) £280
Tuesday Evening Portrait Drawing & Painting
Wednesday
9.30am - 12.30pm
Pottery & Sculpture (3 hrs) £270
Wednesday Morning Pottery & Sculpture
1.30pm - 4.30pm
Pottery, Sculpture & General Art (3 hrs) £270*
Wednesday Afternoon Sculpture & General Art
7.00pm - 9.30pm
Pottery & Sculpture (2.5 hrs) £225
Wednesday Evening Pottery & Sculpture
Thursday
9.30am - 12.30pm
Figurative & Abstract Sculpture (3 hrs) £270*
Thursday Morning Figurative & Abstract Sculpture
1.30pm - 4.30pm
General Art (3 hrs) £270*
Thursday Afternoon General Art
7.00pm - 9.30pm
Pottery & Sculpture (2.5 hrs) £225
Thursday Evening Pottery & Sculpture
Friday
9.30am - 12.30pm
Life Sculpture (3 hrs) £325
Friday Morning Life Sculpture
1.30pm - 4.00pm
Drawing & Painting (2.5 hrs) £225
Friday Afternoon Drawing & Painting
*General Art and Figurative & Abstract Sculpture classes may include a model by request. Model fees will be charged extra at £7.50 per session where required to cover the additional costs.

Please click here to download a list of courses and class details for the spring term 2018.

Course Content
Art Appreciation in Practice

The aim of the course is to provide you with the opportunity to learn about artist’s working methods in art history by applying learned methods and techniques in producing work of your own. Each project will begin with an introductory slide talk on a chosen artist where their working methods will be explained within an art historical context. This will be followed by a series of practical sessions where you will have the opportunity to produce work of your own using methods and techniques you have learned. You will be free to interpret the subject as you wish. The aim when choosing artists will be to cover a range of different media and techniques and from different periods in art history. At least three artists will be studied within a typical ten-week course. A programme may look like the following:

Max Ernst. Surrealism and the technique of automatism (1920s).
Claude Lorraine. The landscape and the technique of aerial perspective. (17th century).
Michelangelo. Drawing and the technique of hatching and cross-hatching (16th century).
Roy Lichtenstein. Pop Art and the technique of comic-book style painting (1960s).

General Art
A multi-disciplinary course tailored to individuals’ interests in drawing & painting, mixed media, mono-printmaking, sculpture and pottery.
Students will be able to try different disciplines during the course of the term as preferred. For subject content please see the individual course descriptions below.
This course is suitable for both beginners and more advanced artists.

Pottery
The course will allow you to explore the use of ceramic materials to make and decorate pots which are functional or non-functional.
Projects will be tailored to individuals’ needs and aspirations. You will have the chance to experiment with some of the following processes:
·         Different types of clay including terracotta, stoneware, crank and porcelain.
·         Ways of making such as pinching, slab-building, coiling, slip casting and throwing.
·         Ways of decorating such as mark-making, incising, sprigging, inlaying, scraffito and piercing.
·         Glaze methods of dipping, trailing or pouring, and using brush-on glazes.
·         Types of glazes, earthenware glaze, stoneware glazes, use of underglaze and overglaze pigments and metal oxides.
·         Aspects of design and development of ideas in ceramics; discussion and analysis of form, decoration, balance and design (aesthetics).
This course is suitable for beginners and experienced potters alike. Participants will require suitable overalls or work clothes.
Finished articles will be charged by weight.

Sculpture
This course will give you the opportunity to make 3-dimensional sculptures, develop creative skills and a critical awareness of form.
Projects will be tailored to individual creative needs. Activities may include modelling techniques, measuring and scaling methods, preparing and firing the work, mould making, casting and finishing processes. Additive and subtractive processes will be used.
This course is suitable for beginners and experienced potters alike. Participants will require suitable overalls or work clothes.
Finished articles will be charged by weight.

Figurative & Abstract Sculpture
A course tailored to individual interests in abstracted or stylised contemporary sculpture. Students will be encouraged to use a variety of media. A model could be arranged for part or all of this course should all students agree to an extra fee to cover the cost.
Activities will include: construction for clay modelling, measuring and scaling methods, firing and finishing processes, mould making, casting in Ciment Fondu or plaster of Paris.
This course is suitable for beginners and experienced sculptors. Participants will require suitable overalls or work clothes.

Life Sculpture
With a traditional approach to life sculpture, the course will enable you to make 3-dimensional and relief sculptures based on the human form. Sculptures may be representational, stylised or abstract.
The course will offer a series of projects based on direct observation of the life model. Activities will include: construction for clay modelling, measuring and scaling methods, firing and finishing processes, mould making, casting in Ciment Fondu or plaster of Paris.
This course is suitable for beginners and experienced sculptors. Participants will require suitable overalls or work clothes.
The cost of materials used will be extra.

Portrait Drawing & Painting
A traditional drawing and painting course working directly from the portrait model. There will be several models for this course with the same sitter for two or three sessions.
Participants will explore a selection of drawing and painting techniques, including careful consideration of proportion to achieve a good likeness, and basic anatomy. Students will be encouraged to use different media during the course such as pencil, pen and wash, charcoal, soft pastels, acrylic paint and other water- and oil-based paints.
Participants are expected to supply their own drawing and painting media for this course, for example pencils of different grades, putty rubber, charcoal, artists pastels, oil crayons, acrylic paints and oil paints. Paper and basic drawing materials will be available.
This course is suitable for both beginners and more advanced artists.

Drawing & Painting
This course will encourage and develop your drawing and design and technical skills. Techniques will include the use of line, tone, texture and colour, perspective, composition and design. Projects will be tailored to individuals’ interests.
Media includes pencil, graphite, charcoal, oil and soft pastels, watercolour pencils, pen & ink, watercolours, acrylics and oil paints.
Subjects will encompass still life, landscape and portrait studies from photographs and en plein air drawing and painting in the garden.
Participants are expected to supply their own drawing and painting media for this course, for example pencils of different grades, putty rubber, charcoal, artists pastels, oil crayons, acrylic paints and oil paints. Images and reference material to work from will be available. Paper and basic drawing materials will be available.
This course is suitable for both beginners and more advanced artists.

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