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, Picture Framing,

Stained Glass and China Restoration.

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 / 015940530758:

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.

 

2018

PROGRAMME OF COURSES  

                                      

JANUARY 2018

THU 18,25             

SILVER JEWELLERY 10 x THURSDAY CLASSES

with Ann Skehel 1.00 - 4.00           

Special price of £230 for 10 x 3 hr session

(Silver is not included)

 

Fri 26                     

Sculpture Workshop Clay

with Val Welham 9.30 to 4.00

£50.00 for the day’s workshop

       

FEBRUARY

THU 1,8,15,22       

SILVER JEWELLERY 10 x THURSDAY CLASSES             

with Ann Skehel 1.00 - 4.00

Special price of £230 for 10 x 3 hr session

(Silver is not included)

 

FRI  2,9,16,23        

PAINTING AND DRAWING 10 FRIDAY CLASSES             

with Ann Hulme

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

 

SAT  17      

A Morning with David Broadbent

PHOTOGRAPHY 9.30 – 12.30             

David Broadbent

£25 for 3 hour session

  

MARCH   

                                                     

THU 1,8,15,22       

SILVER JEWELLERY 10 x THURSDAY CLASSES            

with Ann Skehel 1.00 - 4.00

 

 

FRI  2,9,16,23        

PAINTING AND DRAWING 10 FRIDAY CLASSES            

with Ann Hulme 

9.30 – 12.30 and or 1.00 – 4.00

    

APRIL 

 

FRI 13,20                               

PAINTING AND DRAWING 10 FRIDAY CLASSES            

with Ann Hulme

9.30 – 12.30 and or 1.00 – 4.00

 

THU  26                 

SILVER JEWELLERY 10 THURSDAY CLASSES                               

with Ann Skehel 1.00 - 4.00

 

MAY

 

THU 3,10,17,24     

SILVER JEWELLERY 10 x THURSDAY CLASSES            

with Ann Skehel 1.00 - 4.00

 

Sat 12 & SUN 13                                 

Making Mosaics 2 Day workshop

with Teri Cookson

9am to 4.30 pm 

2 day workshop aimed at all levels of ability to cut

 shape and apply a range of Mosaic and ceramic tiles

Price for 2 day workshop  £100

(an additional £20 to be paid to the Tutor to cover the cost of materials)

 

SAT 19       

PAINTING AND DRAWING

1 DAY WORKSHOP                               

with Ann Hulme

9.30 – 5.00 Cost £50

 

JUNE

 

THU 7,14,21,28         

SILVER JEWELLERY 10 x THURSDAY CLASSES            

with Ann Skehel 1.00 - 4.00

 

 

SAT 16      

PAINTING AND DRAWING 1 DAY WORKSHOP                               

with Ann Hulme

9.30 – 5.00 Cost £50

 

JULY

THU 5                                    

SILVER JEWELLERY

10 x THURSDAY CLASSES            

with Ann Skehel 1.00 - 4.00

 

 

SAT 14 - Thu 19                    PAINTING AND DRAWING

2-4-6 DAY COURSE                     

with Ann Hulme     

9.30 - 5.00 Cost £50 per day

 

AUGUST

THU 9                               

MAKE A SILVER SPOON 1 DAY WORKSHOP                  

with Ann Skehel

9.30 – 17.00 Cost £50

(Silver is not included.The cost will be about £30 for the silver. Payable to Ann on the day)

 

SAT 18                             

PAINTING AND DRAWING 1 DAY WORKSHOP                               

with Ann Hulme

9.30 – 17.00 Cost £50

 

SEPTEMBER

THU 13,20,27                       

SILVER JEWELLERY 10 x THURSDAY CLASSES             

with Ann Skehel

1.00 - 4.00 Special price of £230 for 10 x 3 hr session

(Silver is not included)

 

FRI 7,14,21,28                

PAINTING AND DRAWING 10 FRIDAY CLASSES            

with Ann Hulme

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

 

Sat 15 & SUN 16                                   

Making Mosaics 2 Day workshop

with Teri Cookson

9am to 4.30 pm

2 day workshop aimed at all levels of ability to cut

 shape and apply a range of Mosaic and ceramic tiles

Price for 2 day workshop  £100

(an additional £20 to be paid to the Tutor to cover the cost of materials)

 

OCTOBER

THU 4,11,18                          

SILVER JEWELLERY 10 x THURSDAY CLASSES            

with Ann Skehel

1.00 - 4.00

 

Fri 5,12,19                             

PAINTING AND DRAWING 10 FRIDAY CLASSES            

with Ann Hulme 

9.30 – 12.30 and or 1.00 – 4.00 

 

SAT  TBC

PHOTOGRAPHY 10.00 – 12.30                                           

with David Broadbent

10 classes over 10 months

Special price of £220 for 10 x 2.5 hr sessions

 

NOVEMBER

THU 1,8,15,22                       

SILVER JEWELLERY 10 x THURSDAY CLASSE                              

with Ann Skehel

1.00 - 4.00

 

Fri 2,9,16

PAINTING AND DRAWING 10 FRIDAY CLASSES            

with Ann Hulme

9.30 – 12.30 and or 1.00 – 4.00 

 

SAT  TBC                         

PHOTOGRAPHY 10.00 – 12.30                                           

with David Broadbent

 

DECEMBER

 

SAT  TBC                         

PHOTOGRAPHY 10.00 – 12.30                                           

with David Broadbent

 

 

                                    

 

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 AFTERN OONS 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                        

SATURDAY

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.

 

Teri Cookson

Making Mosaics

Teri has been creating mosaics for more than 10 years and has recently moved back from Spain where she had her own mosaic studio, making  mosaic mirrors, house signs, animal pictures, alphabet letters, and other decorative objects for the home, garden and for presents or special occasions.  She now lives in the Wye Valley where she  provides  two- day Mosaic workshops.

 

PICTURE FRAMING WORKSHOP

 

( We are looking for a tutor please apply to www.info@wyearts.co.uk)                              

 

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.

 

 

 

VAL WELHAM

 

SCULPTURE WORKSHOP

 

This is a four day workshop in which you can explore

the medium of sculpture working in clay or wireand if    weather permits outside for plasterwork.  Working from

various sources; photographs, objects, nature, you will

 

be encouraged to experiment with abstract forms as

well as literal interpretations.  Students may have a

specific sculpture 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.

This is an inspiring course to encourage your creative

skills and is suitable for all levels including complete

beginners.  No previous experience is necessary. 

The emphasis will be on creativity and enjoyment.                                                                  

 

 

 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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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. 

 

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,