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, 

Sculpture, Ceramics and Floristry.

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.

The Wye Valley Arts Centre is Supported by the holiday lets at the Coach House Cottages, Mork, St Briavels so please visit the website www.viewpointholidays.com

 

We are also very pleased to announce this year the registration of the charity for disadvantaged children, Kidzart.  The object of this charity is to advance education in the arts for the public benefit among economically and socially disadvantaged children primary school children in Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and neighbouring

counties by providing them with access to free creative arts based activities including visual arts (drawing, painting, sculpture and crafts), drama, dance, music, singing and cookery where their access to such activities would ordinarily

be limited and to develop their skills and interests in the arts.

 

Please let us know if you would like to be on the mailing list for Kidzart or Wye Valley Arts Centre or both.

 

E PACE ARS EX ARTE PAX

FROM PEACE ART

FROM ART PEACE

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANN HULME

 

DRAWING AND PAINTING

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.

 

VAL WELHAM 

 

CLAY DAYS

Working from various sources; photographs, objects, nature, you will be encouraged to experiment with abstract forms as well as literal interpretations.
Students who have a specific piece of work in mind that they would like to produce will be assisted by the tutor in any techniques that might be needed.
Complete beginners and those with some  experience are welcome on the course

 

 

 ALISON CHISNALL

 

FLORISTRY 

Students should bring with them what they can from thefollowing list but the tutor will have items for sale at cost or florist’s scissors to  borrow.1.CHRISTMAS/WINTER DOOR WREATHFlorist’s scissors, Copper frame, sphagnum moss,cinnamon sticks, dried orange slices, pine cones, berries,holly, ivy, common spruce (60 to 80 sprigs)

 

JO BEAL

 

DRAWING FROM NATURE

On this course we shall explore and capture theform, colour, textures and shapes of plants andflowers using a range of pens, pencils and markmaking tools in the fun and experimentalworkshop. With late summer plants and flowers as our inspiration, including some of the local flora from the Wye Valley and the Arts Centre’s own orchard, we shall begin the day drawingfrom observation using found mark making tools to capture the main characteristics of our beautiful, natural subjects. Gradually, we will hone in on textures, colours and markings using coloured pencils and chalk pastels. This workshop is suitable for beginners and anyone wanting to

develop their skills. Throughout the day we will explore a number of drawing techniques, for example line

drawing, crosshatching and shading. With top tips on tools and techniques you will gain confidence in your drawing, make new friends and have fun along the way! Materials can be provided at cost by Jo payableon the day or please bring your own and a list can be sent to you at the time of booking.

 

SOME EXAMPLES OF WORK DURING THE DAY AND THE TOOLS YOU WILL USE. 

 

 

A collection of work from one of our tutors, Ann Hulme

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work done by students

 

 

 
  

 

PROGRAMME OF COURSES 2022

 

SUMMER  2022

 

PAINTING AND DRAWING 10 FRIDAY CLASSES          Ann Hulme

FRIDAYS  9.30 – 12.30 and or 1.00 – 4.00


29 APRIL

6, 13, 20, 27 MAY

10, 17, 24, JUNE

1, 8 JULY

£270 for 10 x 3 hr session am or pm

 

 

PAINTING AND DRAWING

ALL DAY SATURDAY CLASSES

with   Ann Hulme

SATURDAYS  9.30am – 4.00 pm

 

7 MAY

4 JUNE

2 JULY

 

Each day of 6 hours tuition £58

 

PAINTING AND DRAWING

2,4,6 DAY COURSE

 

STARTING SATURDAY 16 JULY THROUGH TO THURSDAY 21 JULY

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR 2 DAYS, 4 DAYS OR 6 DAYS OF THIS COURSE.

 

Each day of 6 hours tuition £58

9.30am – 4.00 pm with breaks for coffee, lunch and tea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLAY  WITH CLAY FOR A DAY                                  Val Welham

SATURDAY  9.30 - 4.00

14 MAY £58 for one day workshop

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRAWING FROM NATURE WITH JO BEAL

SATURDAY  10AM  - 4.00PM

21 MAY £58 for one day workshop

On this course we shall explore and capture the form, colour, textures and shapes of plants and flowers using a range of pens, pencils and mark making tools in the fun and experimental workshop. With late summer plants and flowers as our inspiration, including some of the local flora from the Wye Valley and the Arts Centre’s own orchard, we shall begin the day drawing from observation using found mark making tools to capture the main characteristics of our beautiful, natural subjects. Gradually, we will hone in on textures, colours and markings using coloured pencils and chalk pastels. This workshop is suitable for beginners and anyone wanting to develop their skills. Throughout the day we will explore a number of drawing techniques, for example line drawing, cross hatching and shading. With top tips on tools and techniques you will gain confidence in your drawing, make new friends and have fun along the way!

Materials can be provided at cost by Jo payable on the day or please bring your own and a list can be sent to you at the time of booking.

 

 

FLORISTRY

SUMMER WEDDINGS: BRIDESMAIDS’ BOUQUETS AND COURSAGES

SATURDAY 11JUNE

9.30AM -4.00PM

 

We are very pleased to be offering this 1 day workshop with Alison in our lovely restored and converted building in the village of Llandogo. Beginners will be very welcome. Our groups are small and each

student is given all the individual attention needed. We are running 4 seasonal workshops and Alison has a different theme for each. Working with flowers and nature is very therapeutic and creative. You will achieve wonderful results and gain skills to continue the craft at home and develop your own style.


Students should bring with them what they can from the following list but the tutor will have items for sale at cost or florist’s scissors to borrow.

 

 

WEAVING WITH WASTE                                           Sarah Cooke

SUNDAYS  9.30 - 4.00

DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED BUT PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED

£58 for one day workshop          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

One day courses include 6 hours tuition, morning coffee and afternoon tea.  Lunch is self-catering and students may like to bring a packed lunch. ½ day courses include coffee and/or tea.

 

The Centre is also available to be hired exclusively for your own group (maximum 8 persons) at £200 per day.

Please ask for availability throughout the year; if you are coming from a distance our self-catering cottage may be of interest.

Coachman's Cottage sleeps up to 5, for more information about this please go to www.viewpointholidays.com

Minimum of 3 nights. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

VAL WELHAM

 

Play with clay for a day

one day workshop in which you can explore the medium of clay. Working from various sources; photographs, objects, nature, you will be encouraged to experiment with abstract forms as well as literal interpretations.
Students who have a specific piece of work in mind that they would like to produce will be assisted by the tutor in any techniques that might be needed.
This workshop gives students the opportunity to develop their work further. We proceed at our own pace and share progress in a sociable atmosphere of friendly criticism with the group. Some of our best work is achieved working alongside others so please come and join us.
An inspiring workshop to encourage your creative skills. Suitable for all levels including complete beginners. No previous experience is necessary. The emphasis will be on creativity and enjoyment.
Last year students created varied pieces; bird box, green man, wall plaques and animal sculptures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JO BEAL

 

DRAWING FROM NATURE 

 

On this course we shall explore and capture the form, colour, textures and shapes of plants and flowers using a range of pens, pencils and mark making tools in the fun and experimental workshop. With late summer plants and flowers as our inspiration, including some of the local flora from the Wye Valley and the Arts Centre’s own orchard, we shall begin the day drawing from observation using found mark making tools to capture the main characteristics of our beautiful, natural subjects. Gradually, we will hone in on textures, colours and markings using coloured pencils and chalk pastels. This workshop is suitable for beginners and anyone wanting to develop their skills. Throughout the day we will explore a number of drawing techniques, for example line drawing, cross hatching and shading. With top tips on tools and techniques you will gain confidence in your drawing, make new friends and have fun along the way!

Materials can be provided at cost by Jo payable on the day or please bring your own and a list can be sent to you at the time of booking.

 

 

ALISON CHISNALL

 

FLORISTRY

SUMMER WEDDINGS: BRIDESMAIDS’ BOUQUETS AND COURSAGES

SATURDAY 11JUNE

9.30AM -4.00PM

 

Please get in touch with us for further details

 

 

SARAH COOKE

 

Weaving with waste

 

In this one-day course, you can make a small bag, table mat or attractive wall-hanging. You will learn how to warp up a frame loom, basic weaving techniques, and have the opportunity to try out lots of different materials, and learn how to finish off your piece of weaving.

The course is suitable for complete beginners, but experienced weavers will also be inspired to look at their choice of materials in a completely new way.

All materials will be provided, including plastics, twines, phone cables, foam packaging, random yarns, fabrics, old jewellery. A charge of £4 per person to be paid on the day. You also have the option of buying the frame loom, pick-up stick and shuttle, for £15, at the end of the session.

 

 

 

This is our motto in the stained glass window in the studio

E PACE ARS EX ARTE PAX

FROM PEACE ART FROM ART PEACE