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Visual Arts & Crafts Courses & Workshops

Weekly Classes / Courses

(January – March 2022, in day and time order)

new Class Creative Embroidery – from drawing to stitching

Mondays
10am – 1pm
Starts:
17 January 2022
Duration:
8 weeks. No class on 14 February (half-term)
Level:
mixed
Location:
The Studio

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.:
fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety guidance)
Cost:
£220 (excluding materials)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors

Class Find Your Creative Voice – Mixed Media

Mondays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
17 January 2022
Duration:
8 weeks. No class on 14 February (half-term)
Location:
The Studio

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.:
fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety guidance)

new Class Botanical Art – Watercolour and Drawing (Tue)

Tuesdays
1.45 – 4.15pm
Starts:
11 January 2022
Duration:
5 weeks. No class on 15 February (half-term)
Location:
The Bell Room
Tuesdays
1.45 – 4.15pm
Starts:
22 February 2022
Duration:
5 weeks
Location:
The Bell Room

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 through step-by-step demonstrations. You will learn through practical exercises and in exchanging ideas with your tutor and other students.

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

Tutor:
Marcia Hughes
More info.:
fact sheet (Jan. start) (includes Covid-19 safety guidance)
fact sheet (Feb. start) (includes Covid-19 safety guidance)
Cost:
£105 (excl. materials) per course
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors

Class Creative Sketchbook

Tuesdays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
18 January 2022
Duration:
8 weeks. No class on 15 February (half-term)
Location:
The Studio

Creative Sketchbook is a drawing course with an experimental mixed media approach. This term focusing on landscapes.

Sketchbooks are used widely as a reference tool by art students and artists alike and are essential to develop creativity and improve drawing skills. Learn how to use a sketchbook using a variety of creative techniques to effectively and develop approaches to record your own art activities.

Tutor:
Emily Burton
More info.:
fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety guidance)

Class Life Drawing

Wednesdays
10am – 1pm
Starts:
19 January 2022
Duration:
10 weeks. No class on 16 February (half-term)
Location:
The Studio

This course is open to those who have had a little general drawing experience. Course projects give students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of drawing through regular study of the life model.

Using a range of creative, academic and innovative exercises, the aim of the course is to improve skills of objective observation and understanding of the human form through accurate proportions.

Tutor:
Emily Burton
More info.:
fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety guidance)

Class Portrait Drawing

Wednesdays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
19 January 2022
Duration:
10 weeks. No class on 16 February (half-term)
Location:
The Studio

The course 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.

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

Tutor:
Emily Burton
More info.:
fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety guidance)

Class Exploring Watercolour – Pen, Pastel & Gouache

Thursdays
10.30am – 1pm
Starts:
20 January 2022 – fully booked
Duration:
4 weeks (last class on 10 February)
Location:
The Studio
Thursdays
10.30am – 1pm
Starts:
24 February 2022
Duration:
4 weeks
Location:
The Studio

Explore watercolour techniques in their widest form including pen and wash and gouache. Designed for all levels.

Core skills will be covered, plus how to develop a painting from first steps through to completion. A look at traditional and modern styles from Turner and Constable to John Piper, John Crawhall and the St Ives school.

Tutor:
Bob Meecham
More info.:
fact sheet (Jan. start) (includes Covid-19 safety guidance)
fact sheet (Feb. start) (includes Covid-19 safety guidance)
Cost:
£84 (excl. materials) per course
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors

Class Watercolour in Practice and Mixed-Media

Thursdays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
20 January 2022
Duration:
8 weeks. No class on 17 February (half-term)
Location:
The Studio

The aim of this course is to develop solid watercolour skills whilst looking at the work of artists; including Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky.

The course will allow you to become familiar with their influence and how their methods might inform your own work. You will develop a good understanding of colour theory by applying glazing methods and by overlaying washes.

Structured for beginners whilst also open to more experienced students who would like to develop their work.

Tutor:
Emily Burton
More info.:
fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety guidance)

Class Botanical Art – Watercolour and Drawing (Fri)

Fridays
10am – 12.30pm
Starts:
14 January 2022 - fully booked
Duration:
5 weeks
Location:
The Studio
Fridays
10am – 12.30pm
Starts:
25 February 2022 - fully booked
Duration:
5 weeks
Location:
The Studio

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 through step-by-step demonstrations. You will learn through practical exercises and in exchanging ideas with your tutor and other students.

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

Tutor:
Marcia Hughes
More info.:
fact sheet (Jan. start) (includes Covid-19 safety guidance)
fact sheet (Feb. start) (includes Covid-19 safety guidance)

Workshops

(March – November 2022, in date and time order)

Workshop Art Journaling – all levels (Mar.)

Saturday 12 March 2022

10am – 1pm

Location: The Studio

Art Journaling is a fun and simple way to incorporate creativity into everyday life. From simple mark making to more elaborate mixed media art you will learn various new techniques and gain confidence in your artistic skills.

If you are looking to learn a skill that will help you to be creative, de-stress and reconnect with yourself, Art journaling is for you.

Please note: each Art Journaling workshop will cover a different theme/project.

Cost:
£60 / £54 concessions (includes all materials, an Art Journaling kit and refreshments)
To book:
Sai Banerjee on 07738 712384 or Sai Banerjee
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors
Note:
in case of any changes due to Covid restrictions, the workshop will still go ahead as a live online session via Zoom.

new CTF Workshop Fabric Flower Brooches with Gill Smith

Friday 18 March 2022

2 – 5pm

Location: The Stage

Learn how to make a selection of fabric flowers that can be made into wearable brooches.

Participants will make 4 different fabric flowers, with the option of converting these into wearable brooches.

  • 3 different techniques to make tartan flowers
  • An introduction to Kanzashi flower making
  • How to make a padded fabric button

Suitable for the beginner – only basic hand sewing (simple running stitch) required.

Adults of all ages (16+) & accompanied teens welcome.

Tutor:
Gill Smith (a local artist, printmaker, paper cutter, bookmaker & tutor, who regularly exhibits at our Art Fairs & Sparkle)
More info.:
workshop fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety guidance)
Cost:
£30 inc. all materials & entry to the Contemporary Textiles Fair
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors

new CTF Workshop Slow Stitched Handmade Journal with Sai Banerjee

Saturday 19 March 2022

10am – 1pm

Location: The Stage

In this workshop we will combine vintage fabrics and embellishments to create a journal cover. Using simple sewing techniques we will assemble the fabrics & decorate the cover.

We will also learn how to put together signatures for your mini journal and bind the book.

Once you learn the basic techniques, this journal can be customized entirely according to individual preferences. It could be an art journal, a memory journal, a botanical themed journal or even a recipe journal.

You do not need a sewing machine or any experience with sewing to do this project. The embroidery techniques used will be simple and easy to learn.

Participants will be provided with a bespoke slow stitch kit and all supplies needed to create the project.

Adults of all ages (16+) welcome.

Tutor:
Dr. Sai Banerjee (an experienced teaching artist, art historian and calligrapher committed to promoting creativity as a wellness practice through art and calligraphy. Sai is the founder of Blue Palette Art Studio.)
More info.:
workshop fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety guidance)
Cost:
£58 inc. all materials and a bespoke slow stitch kit & entry to the Contemporary Textiles Fair
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors

new CTF Workshop Stitched Seascapes with Vicky O’Leary

Saturday 19 March 2022

10.30am – 1.30pm

Location: The Studio

Enjoy a relaxed workshop creating a seascape on a pre-painted background.

We will be using a variety of mixed media and hand embroidery. You will learn running stitch, back stitch, french knots and couching threads and applique to embellish your seascape. All materials are provided but please feel free to bring a selection of your own trimmings, threads, beads etc to embellish your artwork. Your stitched artwork will be fixed to a card mount ready for you to take home to display if you wish in a picture frame.

The workshop is suitable for beginners.

Adults of all ages (16+) & accompanied teens welcome.

Tutor:
Vicky O'Leary (a local textile artist who is a member of Surrey Artists Open Studios and Society of Embroidered Works, who exhibit regularly)
More info.:
workshop fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety guidance)
Cost:
£40 inc. all materials & entry to the Contemporary Textiles Fair
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors

new CTF Workshop Sculptural Birds Workshop with Priscilla Edwards

Sunday 20 March 2022

10am – 1pm

Location: The Studio

Explore the extraordinary possibilities of working with lightweight wire to create small-scale bird sculptures.

Discover how to shape wire by simply using pliers and fingertip manipulation to make a structure. Priscilla will share with you her unique combination of creative techniques to embellish your bird using layers of fabric and wax before adding touches of paper, paint, buttons, beads and hand stitch.

This workshop would suit anyone who enjoys working with mixed media techniques, fabric, wire and paper. Beginner’s welcome.

Adults of all ages (16+) & accompanied teens welcome.

Tutor:
Priscilla Edwards (her new book 'Sculptural Textile Art' is a contemporary mixed media approach to embroidery)
More info.:
workshop fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety guidance)
Cost:
£43.50 inc. all materials & entry to the Contemporary Textiles Fair
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors

new CTF talk Illustrated talk: Sculptural Textiles with Artist and Author Priscilla Edwards

Sunday 20 March 2022

2.30 – 3.30pm

Location: The Stage

During this illustrated talk Priscilla will share her inspiration and techniques inviting you to take a peek into her world of making. Once drawn into her enchanting world of afternoon tea, angelic angles and faux flora its hard to not to be captivated by Priscilla’s inquisitive imagination.

Adults of all ages (16+) & accompanied teens welcome.

Speaker:
Priscilla Edwards (loves to share her passion for textiles with others and has taught in many textile and fashion departments including the University of Cumbria and University of Salford. She now tutors for the University of Creative Arts.)
More info.:
talk fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety guidance)

Workshop Modern Calligraphy – intermediate (May)

Saturday 7 May 2022

10am – 1pm

Location: The Studio

Take your calligraphy practice to the next level!

In this workshop you will expand your basic calligraphy skills and learn all about the art of flourishing with a dip pen. We will focus on improving your overall technique; developing your signature style and create a finished piece with watercolours.

This is an intermediate level workshop suitable for anyone who is familiar with pointed pen Calligraphy.

Cost:
£65 / £60 concessions (includes all materials, a Calligraphy kit and refreshments)
To book:
Sai Banerjee on 07738 712384 or Sai Banerjee
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors
Note:
in case of any changes due to Covid restrictions, the workshop will still go ahead as a live online session via Zoom.

Workshop Art Journaling – Watercolour Florals

Saturday 7 May 2022

1.30 – 4.30pm

Location: The Studio

Art Journaling is a fun and simple way to incorporate creativity into everyday life. In this Spring themed Art journaling workshop, you will learn how to paint loose, expressive watercolour florals in your journal. This is quite a meditative process and at the end of the workshop we will create a beautiful floral composition.

If you are looking to learn a skill that will help you to be creative, de-stress and reconnect with yourself, Art journaling is for you.

Cost:
£60 / £54 concessions (includes all materials, an Art Journaling kit and refreshments)
To book:
Sai Banerjee on 07738 712384 or Sai Banerjee
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors
Note:
in case of any changes due to Covid restrictions, the workshop will still go ahead as a live online session via Zoom.

Workshop Modern Calligraphy – beginners (Jun.)

Saturday 25 June 2022

10am – 1pm

Location: The Studio

Learn the basics of Modern Calligraphy and hand lettering using a traditional dip pen and ink.

This is an introductory workshop suitable for complete beginners. Starting with basic drills, letter formation and faux calligraphy, you will learn how to create your own lettering style.

No previous experience required.

Cost:
£65 / £60 concessions (includes all materials, a Beginners Calligraphy Kit and refreshments)
To book:
Sai Banerjee on 07738 712384 or Sai Banerjee
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors
Note:
in case of any changes due to Covid restrictions, the workshop will still go ahead as a live online session via Zoom.

Workshop Victorian Florals with Watercolour & Calligraphy

Saturday 25 June 2022

1.30 – 4.30pm

Location: The Studio

Bring some Victorian elegance into your creative practice.

In this brand new workshop we will combine the beauty of watercolours with the elegance of Calligraphy to create beautiful and timeless floral works of art, inspired by the Victorian era. You will learn the Victorian etching technique using a pointed pen and explore the endless possibilities of this wonderful meditative technique.

If you are looking to learn a skill that will help you to be creative, de-stress and reconnect with yourself, Art journaling is for you.

Cost:
£60 / £54 concessions (includes all materials, an Art Journaling kit and refreshments)
To book:
Sai Banerjee on 07738 712384 or Sai Banerjee
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors
Note:
in case of any changes due to Covid restrictions, the workshop will still go ahead as a live online session via Zoom.

Workshop Brushpen Calligraphy for beginners

Saturday 9 July 2022

10am – 1pm

Location: The Studio

Learn the basics of Modern Calligraphy and hand lettering using a brush pen.

This is an introductory workshop suitable for complete beginners. Starting with basic drills, letter formation and faux calligraphy, you will learn how to create your own lettering style. No previous experience required.

Young adults (13+) welcome.

Cost:
£55 / £50 concessions (includes all materials, a Beginners Brushpen Calligraphy Kit and refreshments)
To book:
Sai Banerjee on 07738 712384 or Sai Banerjee
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors
Note:
in case of any changes due to Covid restrictions, the workshop will still go ahead as a live online session via Zoom.

Workshop Art Journaling – Travel Journals

Saturday 9 July 2022

1.30 – 4.30pm

Location: The Studio

In this exciting art journaling workshop we explore unique and simple ways to record your travels and turn your journal into a creative time capsule. Travel Journaling is a fun and simple way to incorporate creativity into your travels. A travel journal is very personal as it’s a compilation of stories, memories and discoveries. Although travelling is not quite the same anymore, you can still document your past and future journeys in an exciting and creative way.

If you are looking to learn a skill that will help you to be creative, de-stress and reconnect with yourself, Art journaling is for you.

Cost:
£60 / £54 concessions (includes all materials, an Art Journaling kit and refreshments)
To book:
Sai Banerjee on 07738 712384 or Sai Banerjee
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors
Note:
in case of any changes due to Covid restrictions, the workshop will still go ahead as a live online session via Zoom.

Workshop Copperplate Calligraphy – introductory workshop

Saturday 17 September 2022

10am – 1pm

Location: The Studio

Learn the basics of Copperplate Calligraphy using a dip pen and ink. Copperplate is a traditional script that is quite structured and requires us to follow some simple rules.

This is an introductory workshop suitable for complete beginners, where we will learn the foundations of Copperplate Calligraphy. Starting with basic drills we will become familiar with the pen strokes and basic letter formation. We will also explore how to join letters and write simple words.

No previous experience required.

Cost:
£65 / £60 concessions (includes all materials, a Beginners Copperplate Calligraphy kit and refreshments)
To book:
Sai Banerjee on 07738 712384 or Sai Banerjee
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors
Note:
in case of any changes due to Covid restrictions, the workshop will still go ahead as a live online session via Zoom.

Workshop Art Journaling – Abstract Acrylics

Saturday 17 September 2022

1.30 – 4.30pm

Location: The Studio

Art Journaling is a fun and simple way to incorporate creativity into everyday life. An art journal is a great place to experiment and try out different approaches to art without the pressure of creating a masterpiece. From simple mark making to more elaborate mixed media art you will learn various new techniques and gain confidence in your artistic skills. In this workshop we will be working on abstract acrylics.

If you are looking to learn a skill that will help you to be creative, de-stress and reconnect with yourself, Art journaling is for you.

Please note: Each Art journaling workshop will cover a different theme/project.

Cost:
£60 / £54 concessions (includes all materials, an Art Journaling kit and refreshments)
To book:
Sai Banerjee on 07738 712384 or Sai Banerjee
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors
Note:
in case of any changes due to Covid restrictions, the workshop will still go ahead as a live online session via Zoom.

Workshop Modern Calligraphy – beginners (Oct.)

Saturday 1 October 2022

10am – 1pm

Location: The Studio

Learn the basics of Modern Calligraphy and hand lettering using a traditional dip pen and ink.

This is an introductory workshop suitable for complete beginners. Starting with basic drills, letter formation and faux calligraphy, you will learn how to create your own lettering style.

No previous experience required.

Cost:
£65 / £60 concessions (includes all materials, a Beginners Calligraphy Kit and refreshments)
To book:
Sai Banerjee on 07738 712384 or Sai Banerjee
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors
Note:
in case of any changes due to Covid restrictions, the workshop will still go ahead as a live online session via Zoom.

Workshop Art Journaling – Collage and Mixed Media

Saturday 1 October 2022

1.30 – 4.30pm

Location: The Studio

Art Journaling is a fun and simple way to incorporate creativity into everyday life. An art journal is a great place to experiment and try out different approaches to art without the pressure of creating a masterpiece. From simple mark making to more elaborate mixed media art you will learn various new techniques and gain confidence in your artistic skills. In this workshop we will be working on collage and mixed media.

If you are looking to learn a skill that will help you to be creative, de-stress and reconnect with yourself, Art journaling is for you.

Please note: Each Art journaling workshop will cover a different theme/project.

Cost:
£60 / £54 concessions (includes all materials, an Art Journaling kit and refreshments)
To book:
Sai Banerjee on 07738 712384 or Sai Banerjee
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors
Note:
in case of any changes due to Covid restrictions, the workshop will still go ahead as a live online session via Zoom.

Workshop Modern Calligraphy – intermediate (Nov.)

Saturday 5 November 2022

10am – 1pm

Location: The Studio

Take your calligraphy practice to the next level!

In this workshop you will expand your basic calligraphy skills and learn all about the art of flourishing with a dip pen. We will focus on improving your overall technique; developing your signature style and create a finished piece with watercolours.

This is an intermediate level workshop suitable for anyone who is familiar with pointed pen Calligraphy.

Cost:
£65 / £60 concessions (includes all materials, a Calligraphy kit and refreshments)
To book:
Sai Banerjee on 07738 712384 or Sai Banerjee
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors
Note:
in case of any changes due to Covid restrictions, the workshop will still go ahead as a live online session via Zoom.

Workshop Festive Flourishing Calligraphy – all levels

Saturday 5 November 2022

1.30 – 4.30pm

Location: The Studio

Learn the incredible art of offhand flourishing using a traditional dip pen & ink. This is an ancient Calligraphy technique that creates beautiful ornamental flourishes, which look complex and intricate. You will learn how to create these intricate designs step by step and produce stunning festive cards & artworks that would make perfect handmade gifts this Christmas.

This workshop is suitable for all levels.

Cost:
£60 / £54 concessions (includes all materials, a Calligraphy kit and refreshments)
To book:
Sai Banerjee on 07738 712384 or Sai Banerjee
Venue:
address, travel options, note essential information for visitors
Note:
in case of any changes due to Covid restrictions, the workshop will still go ahead as a live online session via Zoom.

Contact Us…

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 9.30am – 5pm …and from 1pm on the day of weekend performances. 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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