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Upcoming Workshops
May: Layering with Print
June: Learn to Linocut
July: Textiles Illustration
Aug: Pointillism in Acrylics

Sept: Get started with Oil Paints
Oct: Mastering Reflections | Charcoal
Nov: TBC
Dec: TBC
See below for details………..
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WORKSHOPS

Nurture your Creativity

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Tutors

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Alex
Compton

Resident glass artist at The Court Street Gallery, with a bachelor of arts, and qualified as a teacher at post graduate level, Alex's vibrancy is evident in everything she creates.
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Cath
Siswick

A professional artist and qualified teacher at post graduate level with 17 years of experience teaching Art, who enjoys sharing a passion for creativity.
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Book a Place
£99.00
10% Earlybird Discount applied at checkout. Valid until 13th June.
Location:
The Court Street Gallery, Unit 14, Court Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8BR

Workshops make a great gift. If you would like a gift voucher then let me know after checkout and I'll email one out to you.
Not got a PayPal account? No problem, select the 'CONTINUE AS GUEST' option at checkout.
Contact:
If you have any questions the please don't hesitate to get in touch.
cath@cathsiswick.co.uk
Please select a date:
  1. 10th July 2021
  2. 21st August 2021
Name of attendee(s):
Email Address:
Quantity:
Available to book from 24th May
Ornate Butterfly Sculpture | Printmaking & Fused Glass Masterclass
@ The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge
Saturday 10th July or Saturday 21st August 2021, 10:00-16:00, £99
(£89 for Art Session Members and Friends of The Court Street Gallery -
click here)
Combining printmaking and fused glass, in this masterclass you will be guided through a range of techniques by experienced tutors Alex Compton, of Compton Glass Workshops and Cath Siswick, to create your own ornate glass butterfly sculpture.

Suitable for beginners in this workshop you will be starting with the basics, considering colour theory, and learning how to cut and shape glass, as well as how to print using lino cut, sgraffito and stencils, before exploring a range of additional methods of printmaking and fused glass embellishments.

Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!

Overview of the day
At 10am we will start with welcomes, introductions and an overview of the day.

We will plan how the different layers of the sculpture will work together. Learning about colour theory and creating templates you will have the opportunity to customise the shapes of some of the layers, select which glass you want to use and design your prints.

The group will split in two, with half working with Cath in order to create a print plate ready to lino print, and half working with Alex to cut and shape the glass.

11:30am (ish) - Break for a hot drink.

Once refuelled the two groups will swap.

1:00pm - Lunch break. There are a variety of cafes within a short walk from the gallery or feel free to bring a packed lunch.

After lunch we will regroup to cover a few more embellishments, including sgraffito, stencil/template printing, and a variety of decorative fused glass techniques, before spending a relaxing afternoon completing your layers. Hot drinks will be available as and when required.

3:45pm - We will collect in your pieces ready for firing and clear down our work stations.

4pm - End of the day.

Please give one week for firing before returning to collect your sculpture.
Key Points

All materials provided

Refreshments will be available throughout the day but lunch is
not provided.

Suitable for ages 14+

No experience necessary. This workshop is perfect for beginners.

Please bring old clothes or an apron - printing can get messy!

Long stay parking is available a short walk from the gallery (Court Street Car Park)
Cancellation Policy: Payments are not refundable but are transferable. Please give 2 weeks notice if you wish to transfer to a different date. I will always try my hardest to honour a workshop, but if for any reason the workshop has to be postponed (i.e. a global pandemic!), you will be offered the option of a full refund.
WORKSHOPS
Nurture your Creativity
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Ornate Butterfly Sculpture | Printmaking & Fused Glass Masterclass
@ The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge
Saturday 10th July or Saturday 21st August 2021, 10:00-16:00, £99
(£89 for Art Session Members and Friends of The Court Street Gallery -
click here)
Combining printmaking and fused glass, in this masterclass you will be guided through a range of techniques by experienced tutors Alex Compton, of Compton Glass Workshops and Cath Siswick, to create your own ornate glass butterfly sculpture.

Suitable for beginners in this workshop you will be starting with the basics, considering colour theory, and learning how to cut and shape glass, as well as how to print using lino cut, sgraffito and stencils, before exploring a range of additional methods of printmaking and fused glass embellishments.

Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!
Overview of the day
At 10am we will start with welcomes, introductions and an overview of the day.

We will plan how the different layers of the sculpture will work together. Learning about colour theory and creating templates you will have the opportunity to customise the shapes of some of the layers, select which glass you want to use and design your prints.

The group will split in two, with half working with Cath in order to create a print plate ready to lino print, and half working with Alex to cut and shape the glass.

11:30am (ish) - Break for a hot drink.

Once refuelled the two groups will swap.

1:00pm - Lunch break. There are a variety of cafes within a short walk from the gallery or feel free to bring a packed lunch.

After lunch we will regroup to cover a few more embellishments, including sgraffito, stencil/template printing, and a variety of decorative fused glass techniques, before spending a relaxing afternoon completing your layers. Hot drinks will be available as and when required.

3:45pm - We will collect in your pieces ready for firing and clear down our work stations.

4pm - End of the day.

Please give one week for firing before returning to collect your sculpture.
Key Points

All materials provided

Refreshments will be available throughout the day but lunch is
not provided.

Suitable for ages 14+

No experience necessary. This workshop is perfect for beginners.

Please bring old clothes or an apron - printing can get messy!

Long stay parking is available a short walk from the gallery (Court Street Car Park)
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Tutors

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Alex
Compton

Resident glass artist at The Court Street Gallery, with a bachelor of arts, and qualified as a teacher at post graduate level, Alex's vibrancy is evident in everything she creates.
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Cath
Siswick

A professional artist and qualified teacher at post graduate level with 17 years of experience teaching Art, who enjoys sharing a passion for creativity.
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Book a Place
£99.00
10% Earlybird Discount applied at checkout. Valid until 13th June
Location:
The Court Street Gallery, Unit 14, Court Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8BR

Workshops make a great gift. If you would like a gift voucher then let me know after checkout and I'll email one out to you.
Discount applies to Corsham bookings for the 26th March only. Taster sessions are limited to one per person and are non refundable. Paypal account not required to checkout with Paypal.
Not got a PayPal account? No problem, select the 'CONTINUE AS GUEST' option at checkout.
Contact:
If you have any questions the please don't hesitate to get in touch.
cath@cathsiswick.co.uk
Please select a date:
  1. 10th July 2021
  2. 21st August 2021
Name of attendee(s):
Email Address:
Quantity:
Available to book from 24th May
Cancellation Policy: Payments are not refundable but are transferable. Please give 2 weeks notice if you wish to transfer to a different date. I will always try my hardest to honour a workshop, but if for any reason the workshop has to be postponed (i.e. a global pandemic!), you will be offered the option of a full refund.
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Textiles Illustration
Sun, 21 July, 13:30 – 16:30
The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge
Textiles is a versatile medium, great for creating artwork as well as embellishing home furnishings and clothing. In this workshop you will learn to use appliqué, basic embroidery stitches and beading to create your own decorative fabric cupcake illustration.
Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!
All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.
If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk
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Pointillism in Acrylics
Sun, 18 August, 13:30 – 16:30
The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge
Pointillism is defined by its use of mark making and colour. Pointillism paintings are created from hundreds of dots of carefully placed pure colours, relying on the eye to mix the colours to achieve maximum luminosity, in a similar way to pixels on a screen.
Learn how to use reds, blues and yellows to create the whole spectrum of colours. In this workshop we will look at basic colour theory, pigment strength and colour mixing before going on to create a colourful acrylic painting to take away with you.
Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!
All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.
If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk
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Get started with Oil Paints
Sun, 22 September, 13:30 – 16:30
The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge
Starting out with Oils can be a daunting prospect, but with just a few basics you can unlock the potential of this rich and exciting medium.
In this beginners workshop we will be getting to grips with oil painting. You will gain understanding of the paints, learn about colour mixing and basic application techniques, and receive step-by-step guidance in creating your own still life painting.
Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!
All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.
If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk
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Mastering Reflections | Large Scale Charcoal Drawing
Sun, 20 October, 13:30 – 16:30
The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge
In this workshop we will be getting messy with large-scale charcoal drawings.
Working at A1 in scale we will be looking at reflection and the refraction of light on glass as well studying the way in which glass objects interact with positive and negative space.
Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!
All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.
If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk
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Upcoming Workshops
May: Layering with Print
June: Learn to Linocut
July: Textiles Illustration
Aug: Pointillism in Acrylics
Sept: Get started with Oil Paints
Oct: Mastering Reflections | Charcoal
Nov: TBC
Dec: TBC
See below for details………..

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Be the first to hear about upcoming workshops, early bird discounts, exhibitions and private views.

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Textiles Illustration

Sun, 21 July, 13:30 – 16:30

The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge

Textiles is a versatile medium, great for creating artwork as well as embellishing home furnishings and clothing. In this workshop you will learn to use appliqué, basic embroidery stitches and beading to create your own decorative fabric cupcake illustration.

Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!

All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.

If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk

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Pointillism in Acrylics

Sun, 18 August, 13:30 – 16:30

The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge

Pointillism is defined by its use of mark making and colour. Pointillism paintings are created from hundreds of dots of carefully placed pure colours, relying on the eye to mix the colours to achieve maximum luminosity, in a similar way to pixels on a screen.

Learn how to use reds, blues and yellows to create the whole spectrum of colours. In this workshop we will look at basic colour theory, pigment strength and colour mixing before going on to create a colourful acrylic painting to take away with you.

Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!

All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.

If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk

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Get started with Oil Paints

Sun, 22 September, 13:30 – 16:30

The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge

Starting out with Oils can be a daunting prospect, but with just a few basics you can unlock the potential of this rich and exciting medium.

In this beginners workshop we will be getting to grips with oil painting. You will gain understanding of the paints, learn about colour mixing and basic application techniques, and receive step-by-step guidance in creating your own still life painting.

Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!

All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.

If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk

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Mastering Reflections | Large Scale Charcoal Drawing

Sun, 20 October, 13:30 – 16:30

The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge

In this workshop we will be getting messy with large-scale charcoal drawings.

Working at A1 in scale we will be looking at reflection and the refraction of light on glass as well studying the way in which glass objects interact with positive and negative space.

Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!

All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.

If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk

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