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Watercolour Encounters

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive exploration of watercolour art and its various applications. Delve into traditional and experimental watercolor techniques, encounter a variety of interesting and stimulating subject matter, and receive support from a specialist art tutor.

23 March 2024 – 23 March 2024
Saturday, 10:30 to 16:30
Course Code:1265
£40 / £15
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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Landscape, Still Life and Portrait

Explore each genre through painting and drawing. Anyone who wants to paint and draw one or all of the three subjects: Landscape / Still life / Portrait. This course is suitable for beginners and those who have experience, for those that draw who want to paint and those who paint who lack confidence in drawing. It is a course for those wishing to create a portfolio or have an exhibition.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1230
£268 / £94
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1228
£268 / £94
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1229
£268 / £94
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Portrait

Explore portraiture working from the clothed figure. The course is for students interested in portraiture and in learning the subtle art of drawing and painting people. The aim is to draw and paint portrait, with students working from the model, drawings and photographs.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1227
£318 / £111
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1225
£318 / £111
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1226
£318 / £111
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Mixed Media: Still Life

A project-based workshop providing an opportunity for beginners and more experienced artists to develop their work around themes e.g. working from life or still-life.

24 April 2024 – 29 May 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1260
£132 / £46
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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05 June 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1261
£132 / £46
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 01 November 2023
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1256
£132 / £46
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 November 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1257
£132 / £46
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 14 February 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1258
£132 / £46
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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21 February 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1259
£132 / £46
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Collage And Mixed Media

A practical course for beginners and experienced artists aimed at those who want to explore the creative possibilities of collage, experiment with mixed media (paint, print, 3D, relief, found objects, etc) and make use of unexpected materials and techniques.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 10:15 to 13:15
Course Code:1252
£240 / £84
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:1255
£258 / £90
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 10:15 to 13:15
Course Code:1250
£262 / £92
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 10:15 to 13:15
Course Code:1253
£258 / £90
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 10:15 to 13:15
Course Code:1251
£262 / £92
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:1254
£258 / £90
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Painting: Colour

This course will give you a broad introduction to the uses and theories of colour and a range of materials, including paint, collage and pastels. Suitable for all levels, a year-long course that can be joined during any term. Tutor Bio: Abigail's practice and approach to Art and Design is wide ranging. Although she has always been a colourist - she trained as a sculptor at Newcastle University in the 1980's before working on private and public realm commissions nationally. Teaching has always been a part of her professional practice and her knowledge and creative use of 2d and 3d materials is inspiring. More recent works and creative practice can be viewed at thamesnarratives@hcommons.org

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1242
£261 / £91
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1240
£261 / £91
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1241
£261 / £91
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Over 60s Art

Use simple, fun techniques, and gain skills and confidence in a range of materials while developing a personal style. This course is not suitable for absolute beginners as much of the work is advanced, experimental and/or relates to exhibitions visited by the class. There are many other painting and drawing classes at the Mary Ward Centre or Blackfriars Centre which would be more suitable.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:15
£95 / £33
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:13
£95 / £33
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:14
£95 / £33
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Drawing: Absolute Beginners

Learn the basics of drawing using various media, building your skills and confidence, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1206
£240 / £84
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1204
£261 / £91
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1205
£261 / £91
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Life Drawing - Short and Long Poses

A mixed level life drawing course using short and long poses, focusing on line, light, colour and composition. Explore the numerous differing influences from ancient far eastern to western mainstream.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1215CS
£291 / £102
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1213CS
£314 / £110
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1214CS
£314 / £110
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Life Drawing And Painting: Long Poses

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1218CS
£291 / £102
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1216CS
£314 / £110
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1217CS
£314 / £110
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Portrait L1 And L 2

In this course we will work from the model to create portraits imbued with life. We will look at structure and rhythm within the subject and explore various approaches to 'capturing a likeness'. Drawing from examples both ancient and contemporary we will investigate the wide-range of options within portraiture. Suitable for all levels.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1233
£328 / £115
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1231
£328 / £115
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1232
£328 / £115
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Abstract Painting

A practical introduction to abstract art, suitable for beginners and more experienced artists.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1264
£271 / £95
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1262
£271 / £95
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1263
£271 / £95
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Life Drawing and Painting

A course suitable for those new to life drawing, using short and long poses, experiment with various drawing and painting media while learning traditional skills.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1224
£290 / £101
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1222
£290 / £101
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1223
£290 / £101
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Life Drawing And Painting

Traditional skills and experimental approaches to working from the life model. Suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience. Each week will explore different themes to give participants a comprehensive set of strategies for working from the model.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1221
£306 / £107
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1219
£328 / £115
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1220
£328 / £115
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Drawing

Develop and improve drawing skills and techniques, develop drawing for painting and discover your own drawing style along the way. Tutor bio: Abigail's practice and approach to Art and Design is wide ranging. An early memory (aged 3) is sitting beside her father (also an artist) copying his drawings - she has always been a draughtswomen. Abigail trained as a sculptor at Newcastle University in the 1980's before working on private and public realm commissions nationally. Teaching has always been a part of her professional practice and her knowledge and creative use of 2d and 3d materials is inspiring. More recent works and creative practice can be viewed at thamesnarratives@hcommons.org

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1212
£261 / £91
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1210
£261 / £91
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1211
£261 / £91
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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