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StART Art Club

Every Thursday 7-9PM (during term-time)

For Adults of All Abilities, Beginners welcome

Booking now OPEN for Autumn Term (September - December); Limited places; Book Now or Subscribe!

Would you like to spend one evening a week drawing and painting?

Build your creative habit with a group of Artistically Inclined Peers. Our goals are:

Self-improvement, Socialising, Art Practise, Exploring, Experimenting and Learning.

StART Club is less formal than an art course – you set the agenda. Bring your own ideas or choose from a range of inspiring projects. Decide what skills you want to develop in the medium of your choice. The studio is well equipped with an artist-tutor on-hand to help you.

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Timetable

Regular Activities:

  • Drawing and Painting Practise
  • Advice and Feedback
  • Experimenting with new techniques and materials
  • Constructive Criticism
  • Art Challenges

We also have the option of running special activities depending on interest

Special Activities:

  • Watching Art Movies e.g. ‘Loving Vincent’
  • Painting Trips
  • Museum and Gallery Visits
  • Life Drawing
  • Talks and Demos by Guest Artists
  • Playing Art Board Games e.g. ‘Starving Artists’
  • Inspiration walks

+ Plus: add your ideas!

Art Club Autumn Term 2022:

Dates: 05/09/22 - 13/12/22

Duration: 14 Weeks

Price: £189 Concessions: £145.38

Booking options available for full term or half the term (duration 7 weeks).

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"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."
- John Lennon

Timetable

Art Club runs Thursdays 7-9PM during Term time with optional holiday events.

Our usual terms are: Autumn, Spring, Summer. Each term is usually 14 weeks to fit in with the school terms and holidays. Check dates here.

Session 1: Meet the Artists!

Date: 08/09/22

  • Warm-up Sketch (Line Direction)

  • Introductions

  • Favourite Artists (used later for Master Studies)

  • Exercise: Make your own Name Plate (Decorative Typography)

  • Homework (optional) weekly Art Prompt 


Materials: HB Pencil, Eraser, water-based paints or coloured pencils


Session 2: StArting points

Date: 15/09/22

  • Warm-up Sketch

  • Weekly check-in and Q&A

  • Exercise: Pre-instruction Drawing

    • A Person

    • Self-Portrait

  • Homework (optional) weekly Art Prompt 



Materials: HB Pencil, Eraser
Reference: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards

Session 3: Zentangles

Date: 22/09/22

  • Warm-up Sketch (Klecksography / Ink Blot Drawing)

  • Weekly check-in and Q&A

  • Group Activity: Pattern-making

  • Exercise: Zentangles

  • Homework (optional) weekly Art Prompt 


Materials: HB Pencil, Eraser, water-based paints or coloured pencils


Session 4: Hands & Feet

Date: 29/09/22

  • Warm-up Sketch

  • Weekly check-in and Q&A

  • Exercise: Observational Drawing

    • Your hand

    • Your Feet

  • Homework (optional) weekly Art Prompt 



Materials: HB Pencil, Eraser

Reference: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards, 

Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson


Session 5: Art Prehistory

Date: 06/10/22

  • Warm-up Sketch

  • Weekly check-in and Q&A

  • Presentation: Where did Art Start?

  • Exercise: Animal Cave Paintings

  • Homework (optional) weekly Art Prompt 



Materials: HB Pencil, Chalk and Charcoal, soft pastel


Session 6: Symbols

Date: 13/10/22

  • Warm-up Sketch (Vase/Face)

  • Weekly check-in and Q&A

  • Drawing an Apple

    • From Memory

    • From Observation

  • Homework (optional) weekly Art Prompt 



Materials: HB pencil, Eraser

Reference: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards, 

Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson

Session 7: Da Vinci

Date: 20/10/22

  • Warm-up Sketch

  • Weekly check-in and Q&A

  • Presentation: Leonardo Da Vinci

  • Exercise: Da Vinci Master Study (aka in the style of)

  • Homework (optional) holiday Art Prompt 



Materials: HB pencil

27/10/22 - Half Term Holiday

The second half of the Autumn Term will be based on members' ideas and needs.