Autumn Art Classes from dot-art

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The summer may be over, but don’t let it get you down; the autumn is a fantastic time to learn a new skill or rediscover a hobby you enjoyed in the past. This season dot-art has new evening and weekend courses for adults starting in city centre locations, in a variety of creative subjects from Oil Painting to Life Drawing and Jewellery Making to Building Your Own Camera.

Starting at the city centre’s creative hub, the Bluecoat, our ever popular 10 week evening course in Life Drawing, suitable for all levels from beginner upwards, returns on Tuesday 6th October, and includes expert tuition and individual guidance. Also on Tuesday evenings, we welcome back Richard Meaghan, who will once again be leading his popular evening course in Acrylic Painting. Over the ten weeks you will explore and investigate a broad range of traditional and contemporary painting processes and practices. Starting on Tuesday 13th October we see a return, due to popular demand, of the Jewellery Making in Metal 10 week course with Helen Leigh Dolan, suitable for beginners and allowing you to design and produce your own pieces of jewellery.

This season we are introducing new photography days incorporating both theory and practice; participants will spend the morning learning from our tutor at the venue, then the afternoon putting that learning into practice around the city. On Sunday 18th October, Introduction to Photography is suitable for beginners and those wanting a refresher, and on Sunday 22nd November, Photography Masterclass – Composition, starts a new series of events which will offer a deeper look at a specific aspect of photography. Also, on Sunday 1st November, you will have the chance to Build Your Own Camera! Join Rachel Brewster and learn how to build and use your very own working “Konstruktor” camera in a day and take it home with you.

Over in south Liverpool, we continue our series of Sketching in the Palm House events at Sefton Park Palm House on Sunday 13th September. These three hour workshops give you the opportunity to learn or recap basic techniques to help you draw from observation, try different materials and express what you see through drawing, in unique and inspiring surroundings.

Our newest venue partner is Hope Street Ltd, who will be hosting a range of courses in their new space on Lord Street, in the city’s main shopping area. Starting on Monday 5th October, Richard Meaghan will lead a 10 week evening course in Oil Painting (Intermediate), designed for those with some painting experience, or as a follow on to his Acrylic Painting course. From Tuesday 6th October, Rachel Brewster will take photography lovers on a 10 week journey from Pinhole to Pinterest, offering a fascinating insight into traditional analogue photography and the art and craft of using vintage tools and techniques to experiment and have fun with photography.

Finally, looking forward to January 2016, we will be launching the first Liverpool Atelier of Contemporary Realism. This intensive two week painting course has been developed by dot-art with artist and tutor Richard Meaghan, in response to the demand for a rigorous, systematic and collaborative approach to teaching artistic skills. The atelier will be a concentrated educational experience that encourages artistic study and the practice of drawing and painting from life to ensure a deep understanding of form, design, practise and discipline.

Full details, prices and booking information can be found here: www.dot-art.co.uk/art-classes. These courses often sell out, so don’t delay!

Acrylic Painting
Tuesdays from 6th October 2015
6.45 – 9pm
The Bluecoat
£160 for 10 classes.

Life Drawing (SOLD OUT)
Tuesdays from 6th October
6.45 – 9pm
The Bluecoat
£160 for 10 classes.

Jewellery Making in Metal
Tuesdays from 13th October
6.45 – 9pm
The Bluecoat
£170 for 10 classes.

Introduction to Photography
Sunday 18th October
11am – 5pm
The Bluecoat
£40

Photography Masterclass – Composition
Sunday 22nd November
11am – 5pm
The Bluecoat
£40

Build Your Own Camera
Sunday 1st November
11am – 5pm
The Bluecoat
£50

Sketching in the Palm House
Sunday 13th September
10am – 1pm
Sefton Park Palm House
£25

Oil Painting (Intermediate)
Mondays from 5th October
6.45 – 9pm
Hope Street Ltd
£160

Pinhole to Pinterest
Tuesdays from 6th October
6.45 – 9pm
Hope Street Ltd
£170

Liverpool Atelier of Contemporary Realism
Monday 18th – Friday 22nd January
Monday 25th – Friday 29th January
10am-5pm daily.
Hope Street Ltd
£750 for ten days

 

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