Courses may still subject to changes and limitations on numbers.

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COURSE VACANCIES

FREE TALK: LIVING IS EASY WITH EYES CLOSED

September 26th at 15:00 to 16:30

A perspective on the Arts and the environmental crisis presented by an artist and self-confessed ‘Eco-Worrier’. Fliss’ exhibition LIVING IS EASY WITH EYES CLOSED, originally shown in Carlisle in 2019, led her to continue her commitment to counter climate denial and persistent failures to protect the planet. Elements from the original exhibition will be on show in the Foyer.

ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

October 6th at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30

A course suitable for beginners and improvers. Complete a tutor-led portrait of a hare. Learn about the various types of pastel and surfaces; we will practice layering, blending and adding texture. Bring a larger than A3 folder, together with an apron or old shirt. Residential: £262 Non-residential: £192 (incl. box of pastels to keep)

A HANDS-ON INTRODUCTION TO STONE LETTER CARVING

October 13th at 18:30 to October 15th at 13:30

*NEW* Learn how to work with dummy and chisel, control straight and curved cuts in all directions, about the anatomy of our familiar letterforms and how to render them in stone. We aim to complete a monogram or short word piece in a choice of stones. All materials and equipment are provided. Suitable both for beginners and those with some experience. Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 (GRAVEN IMAGES precedes)

DAY COURSE: HUMAN BEHAVIOUR

October 14th at 10:00 to 16:00

*NEW* Make sense of being human: Lina Mookerjee presents four separate, standalone Days: BEHAVIOUR, GROWTH, AGEING and ENERGIES. This BEHAVIOUR day offers an introduction to Transactional Analysis (TA), a model for understanding how humans behave, communicate and relate. We will explore some theory of personality, the way we interface with others and even the psychological ‘games’ we play! £75 (incl. lunch and refreshments)

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“I have been drawing and painting as long as I can remember and it is within landscape I feel most inspired. Within, as a description of process is important as I’m connected and engaged with landscape physically, through painting practice, personally and passionately. The majesty of landscape cannot be felt, seen, painted or drawnwith strength and presence without being there. These experiences influence the grander studio pieces giving them all, without doubt, greater depth.” R.D.

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