Art for Relaxation with Rachel Byron
9thh, 16th, 23rd & 30th September, 1pm to 3pm, £6 per session including materials or £20 for all 4.
Covering a different activity in each session, no experience necessary. Notebook making – create a simple accordion notebook using lovely papers. Collograph printing – make interesting prints using a simple collograph technique. Textile collage – make a lovely textile landscape using fabrics and very simple stitching. Acrylic painting – learn how to use acrylic paints and paint a small canvas board to take away.
Feltmaking Waterfalls with Susan Mulcock
Saturday 17th September, 10am to 4pm. £45 including materials
Willow regular and an artist whose work is often on display in the gallery will be running a felting workshop with a focus on waterfalls. Experimenting with various fibres and inlays Sue will guide you in creating the basis of a waterfall scene in felt.
Seedpods & Plant Forms in Batik with Jenny O’Leary
Saturday October 1st, 10am to 4pm, £35 including materials.
The beautiful shapes of seedpods and various plant forms will be used as inspiration to create batiks on tissue paper and paper. Working with hot wax as a resist we will work with inks and bleach to create imaginative Interpretations of the theme. No experience is necessary, although those who’ve previously experimented with this technique may enjoy working to a theme. Please bring images for inspiration and an apron. You may like to bring along a canvas to work on too.
Colour Exploration with Tereska Shepherd
University course code: CF108
3/10, 17/10, 31/10 & 21/11, 10am to 3.30pm each session.
Discover the exciting properties of colour and tone whilst exploring a diverse range of painting and drawing skills using colour. Learn about the different aspects and experimentations of colour mixing whilst exploring a variety of subject matter including landscape, still life, textured surfaces, portraiture and abstraction. Investigate the works of contemporary and historical artists who use colour in a lively way.
For more information visit Aberystwyth Lifelong Learning
Painting the Model with Oil Paint with Darren Fraser
Saturday 8th October, 10am to 4pm, £50
Build your confidence by approaching the subject of the life model in oil paint. Students will need to bring a selection of brushes and a basic set of oil paints.
Moss& Lichen Illustration with Tereska Shepherd (CF110)
Saturday 29th October & Saturday 19th November, 10am to 3.30pm £50.00 (concessions: £40.00)
A fascinating new course which will cover a variety of specialist drawing and watercolour techniques and materials for depicting a wide variety of Mosses, Lichens and Liverworts, their colours, forms and unique characteristics.
For more information visit Aberystwyth Lifelong Learning
Experimental Drawing with Leo Donaghy
Tuesdays 18th Oct / 25th Oct / 1st Nov / 8th Nov, 9.30am to 1pm, £85 for 4 sessions.
Learn how to draw using a 1 to 10 set of skills. This course is for artists at all levels, you may be well experienced or just brushing up, either way you will experience some refreshing approaches to drawing. You will discover a galaxy of tools that will take you into a totally new way of thinking and drawing. From the usual pencils, chalks, charcoal and inks to brushes, sticks, toothbrushes, rags and sword brushes. Using old tools and materials on differing grounds with a touch of ‘cross contamination’, can be an exciting path of discovery. A list of simple materials required will be forwarded to you on booking.
Landscapes in Batik on Fabric with Jenny O’Leary
Saturday 5th November, 10am to 4pm, £40 per person to include materials.
Landscape will be used as inspiration to create batiks on fabric. Working with hot wax as a resist we will work with dyes on cotton to create imaginative interpretations of the theme. No experience necessary, although those who’ve previously experimented with this technique may enjoy working to a theme. Please bring images for inspiration, a hairdryer and an apron.
Portrait Painting in Oil Paint with Darren Fraser
Saturday & Sunday 12/13th November, 10am to 4pm, £80 for two days.
Build your confidence by approaching the subject of Portraiture on a larger scale. Darren’s large, bold and colourful portraits have often been on display at the Willow and his works sells around the world. Please bring along a good quality image that you will be working from. Look for an image which has an interesting angle, colour, contrast and please print these at a good quality. Students will need to bring oil paints and brushes.
Colourful Townscape with Leo Donaghy
Tuesdays 22nd Nov / 29th Nov / 6th Dec / 13th Dec, 9.30am to 1pm, £85 for 4 sessions.
Learn how to draw quick studies of your local village / town and turn them into exciting paintings. One of the most difficult skills for artists is turning a small sketch into a piece of art. Being quick and spontaneous on a small scale is very exciting, but what next? The course aims to guide you through simple methods of composition and perspective followed by exciting colour. The method I use for perspective is simple and will conquer all previously held fears. Composition is about focus and balance and colour is about letting go.
Feltmaking Woodland Scenes with Susan Mulcock
Saturday 3rd December, 10am to 4pm, £45 including materials.
Susan’s second workshop this season will focus on woodland scenes. Experimenting with various fibres and inlays Sue will guide you in creating the basis of a woodland scene in felt.
LIVE Music at the Willow Gallery
Come and enjoy an evening of live music and song at the Willow Gallery. Willow Eatery bar will be open all evening.
Mark and Cindy Lemaire – Saturday 24th September 2016 : 8pm, Tickets £10
Mark known for his unique guitar style, blends harmonies with Cindy that are so perfectly matched they appear as two people with one voice.
Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin – Friday 28th October 2016 : 8pm, Tickets £12 (£6 Children)
Winner of 2014’s BBC Radio Folk Award for Best Duo, A great evening with one of the UK’s finest slide guitarists/harmonica players and fiddle player/singers.
Vera van Heeringen Trio – Saturday 19th November 2016 : 8pm – Tickets £10
Enjoy acclaimed acoustic guitar playing from this singer songwriter
Autumn Craft Fair
The Willow’s Autumn Craft Fair will be on Saturday 22nd October, 10am to 5pm.
Book a Stall for £35 or Come along to enjoy this showcase of locally made crafts
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