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, Silver Jewellery and Photography.

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

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMME OF COURSES 2019

 

WINTER/SPRING  2019

 

PAINTING AND DRAWING 10 FRIDAY CLASSES          Ann Hulme

FRIDAYS        9.30 – 12.30 and or 1.00 – 4.00

18 AND 25 JANUARY

1, 8, 15, 22 FEBRUARY

1, 8, 15, 22 MARCH           

£220 for 10 x 3 hr session am or pm

 

 

SILVER JEWELLERY 10 THURSDAY CLASSES            Ann Skehel

THURSDAYS   1.00 - 4.00

17, 24, 31 JANUARY

7, 14, 21, 28 FEBRUARY

14, 21,28 MARCH               

£230 for 10 x 3 hr session (Silver is not included)

 

PLAY  WITH CLAY  FOR A DAY                                  Val Welham

SATURDAYS  9.30 - 4.00

19 JANUARY

27 APRIL

£50 for one day  workshop    

 

FOUR SEASONS PHOTOGRAPHY                       David Broadbent

SATURDAYS  9.30 - 12.30              

26 JANUARY : WINTER

13 APRIL : SPRING                           

£25 per session

 

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 or get a sandwich from the village shop next door. ½ day courses include Coffee and/or tea.

 

 

Accommodation is available in our own self catering accommodation, The Dovecote Cottage sleeps up to 9 and The Coachman’s Cottage sleeps up to 5, for information please go to www.viewpointholidays.com

 

 

 

 

                                   

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

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.

 

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.

 

DAVID BROADBENT     

                  

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. 

 

 

VAL WELHAM                    


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