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Visual Arts & Crafts Courses & Workshops

Weekly Classes / Courses

(to end of July 2021, or as listed, in day and time order)

We are pleased to announce that classes will restart in the Landmark from April 19th, operating in a socially distanced way for everyone's safety.

Our offices reopen on April 12th.

Until then please contact our Education Officer, Josie Muirhead.

Course Creative Embroidery – from Drawing to Stitching

Mondays
10am – 1 pm
Starts:
19 April 2021
Duration:
5 weeks (no class 3 May)
Mondays
10am – 1 pm
Starts:
7 June 2021
Duration:
6 weeks

This course is open to everybody who would like to learn the techniques of creative hand embroidery. You do not need to be able to draw to enjoy this course.

Techniques of transferring images onto different textiles will be shown and you will learn a variety of styles for hand embroidery. The design element of the course will encourage you to explore images for stitch inspiration from your own photographs, found images or from drawings. You will be able to produce attractive hand embroidered textile images with simple designs that can be framed and presented in decorative ways.

Tutor:
Sophie Long
More info.:
April-start course fact sheet (includes C-19 safety measures)
 
June-start course fact sheet (includes C-19 safety measures)
Cost (Apr):
£138 (excluding materials)
Cost (Jun):
£165 (excluding materials)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Find Your Creative Voice – Mixed Media

Mondays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
19 April 2021
Duration:
6 weeks (no class 3 or 31 May)
Mondays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
14 June 2021
Duration:
6 weeks

This course is designed to help beginners and improvers listen and trust their own intuition, turn off the noise of social media and self-doubt. Open up and just be creative. On our journey we will design and make lots of exciting images whilst exploring multimedia techniques such as mark making, printing, painting, collage and colour planning to create an A3 artwork.

Tutor:
Nicolene Grigg
More info.:
April-start course fact sheet (includes C-19 safety measures)
June-start course fact sheet (includes C-19 safety measures)
Cost:
£151 (materials included)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Creative Sketchbook – on Zoom (drawing, colour and mixed media)

Tuesdays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
20 April 2021
Duration:
6 weeks

Course project (April start): Experimental Colour and Texture

Creative Sketchbook is a drawing course with a mixed media approach. Sketchbooks are used widely as a reference tool by art students and artists alike and are essential to develop your creativity. Learn how to use a sketchbook effectively and develop approaches on how to record your own art activities.

This course will develop your understanding of colour theory and how to use colour expressively. We will look in particular at the Fauves. Different methods of depicting textures and using line in more abstract ways will also be explored. The course will first focus on painting then on developing your mark-making range.

This will be an online course delivered on Zoom. Visual reference and written handouts will be emailed at least a day in advance of each class. It would be very useful to have a colour printer. If not, please contact the Landmark well in advance of the start date, so that the tutor can post any essential reference images.

Course project (June start): Summer Drawing With a Travel Sketchbook

Details to follow

Tutor:
Emily Burton
More info.:
course fact sheet
Cost:
£120 (excluding materials)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Creative Sketchbook

Tuesdays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
8 June 2021
Duration:
6 weeks

Course project: Summer Drawing With a Travel Sketchbook

Creative Sketchbook is a drawing course with a mixed media approach. Sketchbooks are used widely as a reference tool by art students and artists alike and are essential to develop your creativity. Learn how to use a sketchbook effectively and develop approaches for recording your own art activities.

The project for this course teaches you how to use a sketchbook outdoors to record urban and rural landscapes, people, animals and objects. You will learn a range of approaches in different media and how to use a sketchbook confidently in a public environment and during travel journeys. Weather permitting we will draw outside for one or two sessions.

Tutor:
Emily Burton
More info.:
course fact sheet (includes C-19 safety measures)
Cost:
£120 (excluding materials)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Life Drawing (int./adv.)

Wednesdays
10am – 1pm
Starts:
21 April 2021
Duration:
12 weeks (no class 2 June)

Course project: Motion and Multiples

A project-led course exploring different ways of understanding and depicting the human form with a range of long and short poses. A life model is present for all sessions.

The project for this course is Motion and Multiples and will include drawing the moving figure, depicting sequences and groups of figures inspired by famous artworks, and understanding a pose from several viewpoints.

A variety of approaches will be covered ranging from carefully considered analytical drawing to experimental gestural methods.

Life drawing experience is required. Not suitable for beginners (as it is intermediate/advanced level).

Tutor:
Emily Burton
More info.:
course fact sheet (includes C-19 safety measures)
Cost:
no places left
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Portrait Drawing

Wednesdays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
21 April 2021
Duration:
6 weeks
Wednesdays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
9 June 2021
Duration:
6 weeks

A course which focuses on drawing the head – developing a greater understanding of proportions and capturing character. You will learn about the architecture of the head, neck and facial features and how the underlying structure influences the surface form. By the end of the course you should be able to depict the head from different viewpoints using a selection of different materials and approaches.

Due to social distancing restrictions we will not be working from a portrait model for this course. However, the course is aimed at preparing you to draw intelligently from a real person and will be focused on understanding the head as a three-dimensional structure. Source material will include skulls, carefully selected photographs and the work of other artists.

Tutor:
Emily Burton
More info.:
April-start course fact sheet (includes C-19 safety measures)
 
June-start course fact sheet (includes C-19 safety measures)(to come)
Cost:
£120 (excluding materials)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Take Great Photos!

Thursdays
10am – 12.30pm
Starts:
22 April 2021
Duration:
8 weeks

Training the Photographer’s Eye – Techniques for taking striking photographs

The Voyage of Discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes

Marcel Proust

We are delighted to be delivering this photography course via Zoom.

A creative photography course which develops the photographer’s ability to see the world with ‘new eyes’. Participants learn to develop their skills of observation and curiosity, seeing the details, capturing the mood, using colour and the nuance of light.

This course is perfect for those who want to explore their creative vision, develop a strong understanding of their camera equipment and make the most of its features. The content is designed for beginners and intermediate photographers and is suitable for digital and film photography. It is ideal if your camera has some manual functions for greater creative control.

As we are unable to meet in person, Jackie will offer students extra email and telephone support as necessary. We hope that this helps in filling the gap of not meeting in person for this course.

Tutor:
Jackie Rado
More info.:
course fact sheet (includes C-19 safety measures)
Cost:
£160 (excluding materials)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Exploring Painting with Acrylics

Thursdays
10.30am – 1pm
Starts:
22 April 2021
Duration:
6 weeks (no session 20 May)

Course project: Exploring Painting With Acrylics

Explore acrylic techniques in their widest form including impasto, texture mediums and glazing.

Designed for all levels, core skills will be covered plus how to develop a painting from first steps through to traditional styles as well as more modern painting styles.

Tutor:
Bob Meecham
More info.:
course fact sheet (includes C-19 safety measures)
Cost:
no places left
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Sketching and Painting in Landscape

Thursdays
10.30am – 1pm
Starts:
17 June 2021
Duration:
5 weeks

Course project: Exploring Landscape Painting

Explore Landscape sketching and painting techniques including both studio studies and ourdoor work.

Designed for all levels, core skills will be covered on how to develop preliminary sketches into paintings.

Tutor:
Bob Meecham
More info.:
course fact sheet (includes C-19 safety measures)
Cost:
£100 (excluding materials)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Watercolour in Practice

Thursdays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
22 April 2021
Duration:
6 weeks

Course project: Creative Concepts in Watercolour

The aim of this course is to develop solid watercolour skills whilst looking at the practice and themes of contemporary as well as traditional artists. The course will look in further detail at 2-3 artists during each module and encourage students to adopt a creative thinking practice with their own work. We are looking for this project at the watercolours of Eric Ravilious and Emil Nolde.

Ravilious’ approach involves using a barely moist brush and building the strokes up in layers. It offers excellent scope for exploring varied mark-making, composing an image and optical colour-mixing. In contrast to Ravilious carefully planned and rigorously composed method, Nolde’s work involves an instinctive free-flowing wet-in-wet approach using varied consistencies of paint and unconventional compositions.

This exciting course provides you with an element of art historical reference whilst learning watercolour skills.

Suitable for people with at least a little drawing and watercolour experience.

Tutor:
Emily Burton
More info.:
course fact sheet (includes C-19 safety measures)
Cost:
no places left
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Watercolour in Practice (int./adv.)

Thursdays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
10 June 2021
Runs over:
6 weeks

Course Project: Creative Concepts in Watercolour

The aim of this course is to develop solid watercolour skills whilst looking at the practice and themes of contemporary as well as traditional artists. The course will look in further detail at 2 artists during each module and encourage students to adopt a creative thinking practice with their own work.

The artists referenced are William Tillyer and Rebecca Hind, and the course will allow you to become familiar with their conceptual influence and how they can inform your own work.

An inherent feature of watercolour is translucency and freshness. You will develop a good understanding of colour theory by applying glazing methods and by overlaying washes. This exciting course provides you with an element of art historical reference whilst learning watercolour skills.

This course is suitable for intermediate/advanced students.

Tutor:
Emily Burton
More info.:
course fact sheet (includes C-19 safety measures)
Cost:
£120 (excluding materials)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Botanical Art – Watercolour and Drawing (intermediate/advanced course)

Fridays
10am – 12.30pm
Starts:
23 April 2021 – fully booked
Duration:
6 weeks
Fridays
10am – 12.30pm
Starts:
11 June 2021
Duration:
6 weeks

The aim of the course is to develop your painting and drawing techniques in Botanical Art with an emphasis on accurate depiction. Flowers, foliage and plants are observed whilst Marcia teaches through step-by-step demonstrations. You will learn through practical exercises and in exchanging ideas with your tutor and other students. Marcia Hughes will also encourage you to work towards taking part in exhibitions.

This course is suitable for people with some experience of botanical art.

Tutor:
Marcia Hughes
More info.:
April-start course fact sheet (includes C-19 safety measures)
 
June-start course fact sheet (includes C-19 safety measures)
Cost:
£120 (excluding materials)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

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Opening Hours

Wheelchair Users

  • Accessible events & classes: marked with the wheelchair symbol.
  • For advice on parking: please telephone LAC Office in advance

Hearing Assistance

  • Main hall: an induction loop is installed.

Food and Drink

  • Café / bar: open for most events; check event listing. For our fairs caterer Enjoy! operates the café, serving tasty home-made food as Enjoy!@The Landmark. What's available at the bar / café.
  • Pre-show supper: available for events marked supper. See event listing for menu and booking deadline. Catering by Enjoy!.

Our Address

Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN United Kingdom

(in South West London, between Twickenham, Richmond, and Kingston-upon-Thames).

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Travel Options

  • Train: Waterloo to Teddington (approx. 35 minutes), then just over 10 minutes' signposted walk
  • Bus: R68, 281, 285 all stop outside the Centre (‘Teddington Lock’): Stop M across the road, Stop U on the same side, or Stop Y nearby on Kingston Road. Also, 33 via Waldegrave Road, Stop A or Stop B opposite (both ‘Teddington Library’). Bus spider maps.
  • Tube: District line to Richmond and then bus R68 (above)
  • Cycle: on-site parking for up to 12 bicycles
  • Car: no parking on site but free parking in surrounding streets.

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How to Book…

  • Online: where indicated.
  • By phone: Box Office open… Monday – Friday See news Telephone bookings (card only): 020 8977 7558.
  • By post: state the event and number of tickets required and enclose an SAE and cheque payable to ‘Landmark Arts Centre’ to our address.

Please note…

  • Booking fees: if you wish to have your tickets posted and haven’t supplied an SAE, a 50p postage fee applies.
  • Refund & Exchange Policy: no refund of tickets or class bookings will be made unless the event or class is full and we are able to re-sell your ticket/class place, in which case an admin fee of £1 will be deducted from the amount refunded.

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  • Concessions: available to LAC Members and others as noted for the event, workshop or class.
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