Arts and Crafts Courses
We run a wide range of interesting and enjoyable arts and crafts courses from Green Hill. Our courses include Oil Painting, Drawing and other practical courses and go on to interesting subjects like Art History. All our tutors are highly experienced and knowledgeable. For more information please call us on 01647 440775.
Recycling Art with Olivia Young
A 6 week course to help you stretch your imagination as you create beautiful art with found objects that you have recycled.You will explore lots of techniques and use a variety of materials in this fun and creatyive class. No previous experience necessary.
Fee: £78.00 (Concession: £56.00) (Materials included)
Art History with Dan Shread
A fascinating course covering the history of art and giving you the opportunity to find out about different eras and their influence on modern day art. This course will take a journey exploring the techniques, materials, methods, subjects and themes employed by western painters from the early renaissance Italian and Flemish masters to the present day. Over the weeks we shall see how painters have progressed starting with the development of perspective and how this coincided with the growth of Humanist ideas in Renaissance Europe.
We will then look at how this movement towards ever increasing freedom of expression led to Romanticism and the Modernist schools and the Avant Garde of the 20th Century. Finally we will look at how, by this century, artists are encouraged to have challenging ideas but at the same time are embraced and supported by the society that encourages them . This is a beginners course and in no way requires any previous knowledge or experience, all that is required is the desire to find out more about painting and its history. Includes lively discussion. Some book list will be advised.
Drawing Course with Olivia Young
A six week course. Drawing is part of most aspects of art and Olivia will help you explore its wide range of possibilities. The classes will be an introduction to the varied possibilities of this Art form, from making the first marks to completing a drawing. Olivia will show you all the different stages, techniques, and the effective use and understanding of difdferent mediums including pencil and charcoal.
This course is suitable for both beginners and experienced artists. It will help you to build up confidence as an artist and broaden your knowledge and skills in creating complete works of your own. We will look at composition with the help of Still life and landscape as well as Life Drawing.
This course will be fun, enjoyable and broaden your knowledge in the exploration of this accessible medium.
Drawing Lines with Andrea Foxwell
A workshop to learn about drawing.
A day of experiment and play. No previous experience necessary. What can we do with different materials? What inspires? Wear old clothes. Materials provided. Maximum of 8.
Peter Gunning Room at the back of Moretonhampstead Parish Hall.
Saturday 8th June 2013 10am - 4pm with an hour for lunch 12-30 - 1-30 (bring your own or go out!) Tea and Coffee provided.
Colour Day with Olivia Young
Learn all about the nature and use of colour on this fascinating workshop.
Saturday 22nd June 10am-4pm
Fee: £39.00 (Concessions; £28.00 (Materials included)
Watercolour Painting Workshop with Olivia Young
A lovely medium, not always easy to use! This workshop will introduce you to the joys of exploring the use of water colour paint, and discovering through various easy stages how you can create beautiful peices of work. The first half of the session we will look at the materials used for water colour, the variety of paper, brushes and paints that can be used. We will be looking at mark making, various water colour painting techniques and washes, and the different methods used to create certain images.(i.e shadows, reflections in sunlight and creating a distance in landscape).
The second half of the session Olivia will set up a still life with fruit and flowers for those happy to explore composition. For the students who would like to paint just one or two objects there will be plenty to inspire them, or you can bring in your own objects that you've always wanted to paint. If you have a favourite scene or landscape that you'd like to paint bring photos and pictures along so that Olivia can show you how to express it in paint.
Some materials will be provided for such as paper, easels and pencils. We do have some paints that students can experiment with but it is recomended that you bring your own paints.