Give that special person the opportunity to explore their creativity with a gift voucher from Colin's Studio. Vouchers available from 10€ upwards.
If you would like to join a workshop but the can’t make the dates available,please contact us and we’ll do our best to find an alternative day and ,or time for you.
Individual tuition is also available.
STILL LIFE DRAWING
Cost 20 euros per class or 75 euros for the full course of 4 lessons
Course dates 4 Monday afternoons
Sept 30th, Oct 7th,14th &21st 14.00 - 17.00
Suitable for all levels including beginners
Over 4 weeks I will teach the principles of proportion, balance, perspective, tone,shade and composition. Still life is the best way to practice the techniques of drawing and you can take the skills that you'll learn in these lessons and apply them to any subject in art.
Drawing is at the heart of all artistic endeavours and in these workshop you will learn how to observe and how to translate what you see onto paper.
The group size is a maximim of 5 students and I will guide you in a straightforward , simple way to help you develop your work and build confidence.
What’s included -
Tuition, tea, coffee and biscuits
What to bring
A3 or A2 sketchpad or white cartridge paper and a board.
Pencils, 2B ,4B and 6B.
If you don’t have the required materials we can supply them at an additional cost.
To book or if you have any questions please either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Annette on 06 59 23 66 00 or complete the form below.
4 Wednesday afternoons 14.00 -17.00
Oct,9th,16th,23rd and 30th .
Cost 120 euros
There is an option to add further sessions and a glazing day.
Make a ceramic animal . The choice is yours . Maybe you've always wanted to make an elephant, a warthog ,a dog , the possibilities are endless. There will be some points to consider such as stability and strength, sitting figures are more stable and anything with long extended limbs is prone to be more fragile, but don’t worry , just send me your ideas before the workshop and I will help you to find a pose that will work. Your work can be as abstract, free flowing or as realistic as you like.
In our small group of a maximum of four students I will be on hand to guide , advise and support you all through the lessons.
If you would like to glaze your animal a further glazing session is available and if you find you need more than 4 sessions to complete your masterpiece ,additional sessions can be added.
Tuition, clay and firing of your finished work.
Tea, coffee and biscuits.
An apron or wear old clothes . Working in clay can be messy
CREATE A HARE SCULPTURE
Course dates. 3 Friday afternoons Total of 8 hours , 1st &8thNovember 14.00- 17.00, 15th Nov 14.00-16.00
Cost 75 euros
SUITABLE FOR - Beginners and Intermediate
This course is suitable for beginners and the intermediate student. You will create a Hare sculpture approx 20 - 25 cm high.
Courses are small, usually a maximum of 4 people so that I can provide plenty of individual tuition.
The course begins with an introduction to the material and technique followed by a demonstration. You will then create your own Hare sculpture. I will guide you throughout the whole process, explaining how to handle and control the clay and assisting you with getting your proportions right.
Your sculpture will stay at the studio to dry and then you'll return for a 2 hour hollowing out and finishing session . This is followed by further drying time and when ready , firing in my kiln. The piece will be ready for collection 2-4 weeks after completion.
What's included in the price -
White or black clay and firing
Tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits
What to bring - an apron or old clothing
Human Figure Workshop
New dates coming soon.
Keep scrolling down to see our exciting new Christmas Workshops.
SUITABLE FOR - Some experience useful but all abilities welcome.
Figurative human sculpture has an ancient tradition and still fascinates us today.
Modelling the human form from clay represents a challenge for any artist but the secret to success is an understanding of proportion and basic human anatomy.
I will demonstrate how to achieve this using photographic reference and Nigel, our resident life size skeleton.
I will guide you through the whole process, explaining the articulation of the skeleton and where the major muscle groups sit so that you can create your own life like sculpture.
Finally you will hollow out your figure ready for firing in the kiln.
Clay and firing
Tea , coffee, biscuits
GREEN MAN WORKSHOP
Course dates , 2 Friday mornings
11th Oct 9.00-13.00 & 18th Oct 9.00-12.00
Cost 70 euros
There is an option to add an additional glazing session for 10 euros.
SUITABLE FOR - all levels including beginners
The Green Man is an ancient nature symbol and faces decorated with berries, foliage and vegetation have been made to represent these pagan idols for centuries .
in this workshop you can become part of this ancient tradition and make your own interpretation of the Green Man or Woman .On the first day I will demonstrate how to model the face and using straight forward techniques you'll learn how to construct the facial features in the right proportionsThe second morning is for decorating , hollowing out and refining the features of your Green Man Mask.I’ll demonstrate how to create leaves and foliage and help you achieve the finished look that you wantIt will then stay at the studio to dry and be fired.
If you’d like to add some colour an additional glazing workshop is available for 10 euros.
CHRISTMAS ANGEL LANTERN
Course dates. 2 Sunday afternoons 14.30 -17.30
A total of 6 hours 3rd & 10th November
Cost 55 euros
Suitable for beginners
Create a beautiful Christmas Angel to decorate your home or to give as a unique Christmas gift.
The Angel is approx. 32 cm tall and can be wonderfully illuminated with a tea light.
On the first day, in a small group , you’ll create the body, face and wings of your Angel. I will demonstrate the techniques and advise and guide you through every stage.
The second Sunday is for creating your own design onto the surface using hole punches, slip or by cutting out shapes.
Your Angel stays at our studio to dry , be glazed and fired. She’ll be ready within about 2 weeks of completion for you to collect.
White clay , glazing and firing
Tea, coffee, and biscuits
FESTIVE TREE LANTERN
A choice of two dates either.
Monday 4th Nov 14.30- 17.30 or
Tuesday 12th Nov 10.00 – 13.00
Cost 30 euros
In this 3 hour workshop you’ll have the opportunity to decorate and create a beautiful Christmas tree lantern.
I will make the individual trees in my studio , ready for you to refine and to add your unique design.
I’ll demonstrate how to incorporate slip, how to punch holes and how to cut out shapes and you’ll be able to apply all or some of these techniques into your design
This course is suitable for absolute beginners and I’ll advise and guide you through every step.
Your Christmas Tree stays in my studio to dry, be fired and glazed and will be ready to collect approx. Two weeks after completion.
Tuition, clay , firing and glazing of your finished work.
To book or if you have any questions please either email email@example.com , call Annette on 06 59 23 66 00
or complete the form below.
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