THE WYE VALLEY ARTS CENTRE,

LLANDOGO, MONMOUTHSHIRE

Tel 01594 530214/01594 530758

email www.info@wyearts.co.uk

 

 

THE WYE VALLEY ARTS CENTRE                                               

LLANDOGO, MONMOUTHSHIRE

 

 

 

The Wye Valley Arts Centre in the heart of the

picturesque village of Llandogo is an inspiring

environment with excellent studio facilities and

an ideal place for students to enjoy a wide range 

of courses which includes Painting, Drawing, 

Life Drawing, Sculpture, and various crafts such as silver jewellery.

Beginners and improvers are very welcome

on all the courses as all will enjoy the individual

attention which the tutors can give to small

groups of students. There are 1, 2 and 4 day

courses and  weekly classes. Please ask for

further details. We hope you will find an

opportunity to come to The Wye Valley Arts Centre

to enjoy our beautiful inspirational surroundings

– the perfect creative environment.

 

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The Wye Valley Arts Centre

is located between Chepstow and Monmouth on

the A466 in the heart of the village of  Llandogo in

the beautiful Wye Valley, the border between England

and Wales. It is easily accessible by car being

approximately 45 mins from Bristol and Cardiff,

1.5 hours from Birmingham and 2.5 hours from London.

Guests arriving by public transport

(British Rail or National Express) may arrive in

Chepstow or Lydney from where the Centre

may be reached by bus route 69 or taxi.

 

Please ask for further details

Wye Valley Arts Centre,

Llandogo

Monmouthshire

NP25 4TW

 

Tel: 01594 530214 / 01594 530758

e-mail info@wyearts.co.uk

 

 

PRICES 

£50 per day includes 6 hours tuition, morning coffee

and afternoon tea. Lunch is self-catering and students

may like to bring a packed lunch or get a sandwich

from the village shop next door.

 

2017

PROGRAMME OF COURSES  

                                      

JANUARY 2017

       

SAT 14 JAN

PHOTOGRAPHY 10.00 - 12.30

PART OF 10 MONTLY SESSIONS

With David Broadbent

 

FEBRUARY

  

SAT 4, 25 FEB

PHOTOGRAPHY 10.00 - 12.30

PART OF 10 MONTLY SESSIONS

With David Broadbent

 

FRI 3, 10, 17, 24 

PAINTING AND DRAWING 10 FRIDAY CLASSES

9.30 – 12.30 and or 1.00 – 4.00

Special price of £220 for 10 x 3 hr session am or pm

or £440 for both morning and afternoon sessions

Classes with Ann Hulme

 

THU 2, 9, 16, 23                

SILVER JEWELLERY 10 x THURSDAY CLASSES

1.00 - 4.00 Classes with Ann Skehel

Special price of £230 for 10 x 3 hr session

(Silver is not included)

 

MARCH   

                                                     

SAT 11 MAR

PHOTOGRAPHY 10.00 - 12.30

PART OF 10 MONTLY SESSIONS

With David Broadbent

 

FRI 3, 17, 24, 31

PAINTING AND DRAWING

PART OF 10 FRIDAY CLASSES

9.30 – 12.30 and or 1.00 – 4.00

Classes with Ann Hulme

 

THU 6, 13, 20, 27

SILVER JEWELLERY  

PART OF 10 THURSDAY CLASSES

1.00 - 4.00 Classes with Ann Skehel

    

APRIL 

 

SAT 1, 29 APR

PHOTOGRAPHY 10.00 - 12.30

PART OF 10 MONTLY SESSIONS

With David Broadbent

 

FRI 7, 21

PAINTING AND DRAWING

PART OF 10 FRIDAY CLASSES

9.30 – 12.30 and or 1.00 – 4.00

Classes with Ann Hulme

 

THU 6, 13, 20

SILVER JEWELLERY  

PART OF 10 THURSDAY CLASSES

1.00 - 4.00 Classes with Ann Skehel

 

MAY

 

SAT 13 

PHOTOGRAPHY 10.00 - 12.30

PART OF 10 MONTLY SESSIONS

With David Broadbent

 

SAT 20                              

PAINTING AND DRAWING

with Ann Hulme

1 DAY WORKSHOP   

9.30 – 17.00 Cost £50

 

JUNE

SAT 17 

PAINTING AND DRAWING

with Ann Hulme

1 DAY WORKSHOP   

9.30 – 17.00 Cost £50

 

JULY

 

SAT 15 - SUN 16

PAINTING AND DRAWING

2 DAY COURSE

with Ann Hulme

Cost £100

 

MON 17 – THU 20

PAINTING AND DRAWING

4 DAY COURSE

with Ann Hulme

Cost £200

 

COURSE DETAILS

 

If you require further information on any of the

courses we shall be very pleased to hear from

you so please send an email or give us a call.

 

 

ANN HULME

 

DRAWING AND PAINTING

FRI MORNINGS - 9.30 - 12.30

FRI AFTERNOONS 1.00 - 4.00

Art is inspiring; to be able to render form, to give shape

to ideas, to bring into existence the illusion of reality

through painting and drawing seems like magic.

Some part of it is magic, but the rest can be taught.

The basic approach to it all, to seeing, is applying

relative measurement, learning perspective,

foreshortening and handling space, and this is what

we shall be applying on these courses. Working with

colour follows from basic drawing. Painting on these

courses can be in watercolour, acrylics or oil paint . 

Remember it is all to enjoy. There are stages as in

everything and you can make good progress in a            

short space of time if you apply the basic formal elements.

 

DAVID BROADBENT                        

SATURDAYS                       

David will be teaching those necessary technical aspects                

of photography that make an individual photograph a success.

If you are regularly disappointed with your results, can't pluck

up the courage to get off full auto, don't know your f stop from

your ISO or you are hoping to develop the skills you already

have then this is the course for you. It’s fun and jargon

busting with a definite slant to the creative. David will walk

you through making the most of your digital camera, seeing

the picture, understanding the settings, making fine adjustments

to your camera's automation, using lenses, manipulating light,

both natural and artificial and storing, manipulating and presenting

your pictures. New comers are more than welcome and the

course benefits from a lively and active group willing to share

their own ideas. 

 

Ann Skehel

Silver workshops

During the afternoons you will be working with sterling silver and learning basic techniques to create pieces of jewellery to your own design.

Firstly you will design your piece of Jewellery,

a simple ring, pendant, earrings or simple bangle. We will look at what you will need to make your Jewellery.

Then you will learn how to manipulate your silver by cutting, bending, shaping and texturing.

Some processes will require annealing, fusing and soldering.

You can learn how to set a cabochon stone on a ring or pendant, and how to make your own findings from ear hooks to necklace clasps.

There will be a lot of sanding to get rid of any marks before you will learn how to polish it to a high shine.

                                                         

 LIFE SCULPTURE IN CLAY

Val uses traditional methods of sculpting, measuring and

working by eye to create her pieces.  Using this approach

even complete beginners can get impressive results and

those with some experience can build upon their knowledge

of the figure.  Creating a figure in clay is one of the most

absorbing processes.  Just the feel of the clay touches

a deep chord in many of us.  Students who attend life

classes say that learning how to sculpt improves their

drawing skills tremendously.  You learn to look at the

figure with new eyes.  Complete beginners and those

with some  experience are welcome on the course.

 

 

JENNY BROOKS

Jenny, has retired and we wish her all the best for the future. we are currently looking for a new tutor to run similar classes.

BACK TO BASICS:

DRAWING & PAINTING

FOR IMPROVERS & BEGINNERS

 

Painting and drawing with Jenny Brooks in the

beautiful Wye Valley; a sound foundation is given

on the basic skills required to begin and develop

drawing and painting. The use of line, tone, texture,

colour, watercolour techniques, composition and                      

proportion will be covered. More experienced painters

are very welcome as well as beginners. The course

gives confidence to beginners and the more

advanced have the opportunity to experiment further

with paint and surface.

 

BOTANICAL AND MINIATURE PAINTING

 

Come and explore the fascinating world of botanical

and miniature painting and drawing.  Jenny's academic

approach to her teaching enables her students to

develop an understanding of the creative skills

required when drawing or painting from observation. 

Beginners and Improvers will all enjoy and benefit

from Jenny's individual tuition in line, tone, form and

watercolour techniques. Her own portrait miniatures

and botanical studies in pencil and watercolour on

paper, ivorine and vellum have won many awards.

 

As the groups are small and each student has

individual tuition, beginners and improvers in both

of the above are welcome on all courses. So if

for example your interest is Botanical Painting

and you would like to come on the May/June course

you will be very welcome.

 

 

 

 

PAINTING THE ROMANTIC LANDSCAPE

 

The Wye Valley Art Centre at Llandogo is the perfect

setting for learning more about the romantic landscape

tradition and enjoying a week’s painting. In a mixed

programme of talks, demonstrations and practical

work we shall be looking at the practice and ideas

of artists Alexander Cozens (1717-1786),

Samuel Palmer (1805-1881) &

Graham Sutherland (1903-1980) and how the notion

of ‘romantic’ changed in three centuries. Each of the

three artists will be used as examples of different ideas

about the romantic landscape – differences of

technique as well as vision. Cozens will provide a

wonderful introduction to an imaginative, materials

based approach; Samuel Palmer’s early work at

Shoreham will be the basis of a more developed fusion

of imagination and observation; and finally Sutherland

will inspire us to a more modern approach to the

landscape tradition, which was forged not far away in

Pembrokeshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHINA RESTORATION

 

The students may bring along objects to be restored

and repaired.  A list of what you should bring with

you will be sent out at the time of booking and if you would

like to have further information beforehand

we will be happy to help.

 

 

 

STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP

    

These courses are suitable for beginners and improvers.

Aza will provide the essential tools and there will be a

charge for materials on both courses.

For the stained glass course the tutor will bring a

diverse supply of glass and lead which enables students

to choose colours to suit their designs at the time.

With the china restoration students may bring along

objects to be restored and repaired.

A list of what you should bring with you will be sent out

at the time of booking and if you would like to have

further information beforehand please let us know. 

 

 

 

PICTURE FRAMING WORKSHOP

                             

 

Learn everything you need to know in a weekend.

  • How to handle and cut glass
  • How to measure correctly for framing
  • How to cut bevelled mounts
  • How to choose colours/proportions
  • What type of mountboards to use
  • How to attach pictures into mounts
  • How to cut frames
  • How to assemble frames 
  • Best tools to use
  • Advice on where to purchase materials                           

All tools and materials (at cost) are provided. You will complete two framed and mounted pictures over the weekend. The only thing you need to bring is a selection

of small prints/photos/paintings from which to choose a

suitable one for framing.These must be no more than 8”x10”

as it is not possible to accommodate larger pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have our own self-catering cottages available nearby, please look at our accommodation          

web site www.viewpointholidays.com    

               

 Or we can provide you with a list of local places to stay for bed and breakfast.

 

 

2016 News

 

THE WYE VALLEY ARTS CENTRE is continuing to build up the funds for KIDZART where children from disadvantaged and troubled backgrounds will be able to work with skilled tutors to make problem solving an exciting fun and transforming experience.  The proceeds from our exhibitions of the last 2 years have been donated to start the charitable fund and the website ( www.kidzart.co ) through which you will be able to be informed and involved has been started.  There are works of art for sale at Wye Valley Arts Centre and again the proceeds will be donated to the charitable fund. we are hopeful that 2016 may be the year when we can have the first group of kids to visit.

 

KIDZART will be able to offer young children ( prior to secondary education ) a hands-on, creative experience over a whole weekend to explore different mediums. The aim is for these children to have fun with art, learn new skills, feel inspired, shed old limiting beliefs and develop self confidence in an encouraging and supportive atmosphere at The Wye Valley Arts Centre. There will be a number of weekends scheduled throughout the year and the children and their carers will be staying overnight at the Hillcrest Camp near St. Briavels.

 

Such are the demands on school timetables that art is often relegated to a minor role but a 3 day stay with KIDZART gives children a real opportunity to discover and develop self expression, problem solving skills and of course enjoyment through these visits. With Art there are no wrong directions so there can be no mistakes. Each child will also receive, at the end of their stay, an arts pack to encourage them to continue enjoying and expressing themselves through art.

 

If you would like to help by making a donation please do so and give your details to us so we can keep you informed of our activities. Our courses will also contribute to the charity,