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Visual Arts & Crafts Courses & Workshops

Weekly Classes / Courses

(September – December 2021, in day and time order)

Course Creative Embroidery – from Drawing to Stitching

Mondays
10am – 1pm
Starts:
1 November 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.:
course fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety measures)
Cost:
£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:
13 September 2021 – no places left
Duration:
6 weeks
Mondays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
1 November 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.:
September-start course fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety measures)
 
November-start course fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety measures)
Cost:
£151 (materials included) per course
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Creative Sketchbook

Tuesdays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
14 September 2021
Duration:
6 weeks
Tuesdays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
2 November 2021
Duration:
6 weeks

Course project: Starting a Sketchbook

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

For this course a variety of creative techniques are covered to teach you the necessary core skills. It would suit people who are interested in drawing but who also enjoy experimenting creatively with different materials and ways of looking.

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

Course Adult Evening Photography

Tuesdays
7 – 9.30pm
Starts:
5 October 2021
Duration:
8 weeks (no class 26 Oct.)

Take Great Photos! An introduction to photography for people who want to make the most of their camera and are looking for inspiration and progress in their photography.

This course helps you move beyond the camera’s auto settings and explore new creative possibilities. We look at key principles of photography, including composition, camera lenses, landscape photography and portraiture, as well as getting to grips with essential creative controls and settings on the camera.

A highly practical course suitable for both beginners and for photography enthusiasts looking for a comprehensive refresher course.

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

Course Life Drawing

Wednesdays
10am – 1pm
Starts:
15 September 2021
Duration:
12 weeks (no class 27 Oct.)

Course project: life drawing

This course is open to beginners and those with life drawing experience. It would be helpful, although not essential, if beginners had a little general drawing experience. Course projects give students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of drawing through regular study of a life model. Participants will work from easels with a life model present for all sessions.

A range of creative, academic and innovative exercises will be covered, with the aim of improving skills of objective observation and understanding of the human form. Participants will work from a range of life models with different body types. There will be a balance of long and short poses, enabling exploration of quick gestural drawing and slower studies focusing on nuanced observation and depicting accurate proportions.

Tutor:
Emily Burton
More info.:
course fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety 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:
15 September 2021
Duration:
12 weeks (no class 27 Oct.)

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.

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

Course Introduction to Mosaics and Recycling Materials

Wednesdays
7 – 9pm
Starts:
15 September 2021
Duration:
6 weeks

In the first 4 weeks learn the techniques of mosaic whilst exploring different styles and inspiration to design and create two bespoke mosaic 15cm tiles.

In the second half of the course you will focus on recycling to recreate a decorative individual 12” square mirror or panel to hang in your home or gift.

Tutor:
Nicolene Grigg
More info.:
course fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety measures)
Cost:
£195.00 (includes a full mosaic kit) (per course)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Exploring Drawing and Acrylics

Thursdays
10.30am – 1pm
Starts:
16 September 2021
Duration:
5 weeks (no class 7 Oct.)
Thursdays
10.30am – 1pm
Starts:
4 November 2021
Duration:
6 weeks

An introduction to the techniques of drawing in its widest form from pencils, graphite, pastel and pen. All students and all levels are welcome. Beginners and returners from previous classes will benefit from developing their skills.

The course is structured using projects that are designed to develop visual awareness, techniques that can help link eye and hand coordination.

Tutor:
Bob Meecham
More info.:
September-start course fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety measures)
 
November-start course fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety safety measures)
Cost (Sep.):
£100 (materials excluded)
Cost (Nov.):
£120 (materials excluded)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Watercolour in Practice

Thursdays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
16 September 2021
Duration:
6 weeks
Thursdays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
4 November 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 module at the work of 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.

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.

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

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

Course Botanical Art – Watercolour and Drawing

Fridays
10am – 12.30pm
Starts:
17 September 2021 – fully booked
Duration:
6 weeks
Fridays
10am – 12.30pm
Starts:
5 November 2021
Duration:
6 weeks

The Botanical Art course is tutored by Marcia Hughes, a renowned local artist and an experienced teacher in this field. 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.:
September-start course fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety measures)
 
November-start course fact sheet (includes Covid-19 safety measures)
Cost:
no places left
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Workshops

(September – December 2021, in date and time order)

half-term workshop Cyanotype Gothic Printed Notebooks

Thursday 28 October 2021

10am – 3pm

Ages: 11 – 16 years

Details are on the Children and Young People page

workshop Christmas Papercraft Workshop

10.30am – 1pm

Where: the Studio (no wheelchair access)

Learn how to make a selection of Christmas goodies out of paper.

Each participant will leave with two different handmade Christmas cards, a small gift box & tags and a cracker filled with chocs!

Tutor:
Gill Smith
More info.:
workshop fact sheet
Cost:
£35.00 (including materials). Includes entry to Sparkle Fair
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options
Safety:
for your safety and for the safety of those around you, we ask all attendees to:
  • sanitise your hands on entering the building
  • wear a face mask/covering
  • stay at least 1m apart from anyone you don't live with, and
  • follow the one-way system.

Workshop Modern Calligraphy – Beginner’s Workshop

Saturday 27 November 2021

10am – 1pm

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:
£60 / £54 concessions. Includes all materials, a Beginners Calligraphy Kit and refreshments.
To book:
Sai Banerjee on 07738 712384 or Sai Banerjee
Venue:
address, travel options
Safety:
for your safety and for the safety of those around you, we ask all attendees to:
  • sanitise your hands on entering the building
  • wear a face mask/covering
  • stay at least 1m apart from anyone you don't live with, and
  • follow the one-way system.

Workshop Festive Flourishing Calligraphy Workshop – All levels

Saturday 27 November 2021

1.30 – 4.30pm

Learn the incredible art of offhand flourishing using a traditional dip pen and 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:
£55/ £50 concessions. Includes all materials, a Beginners Calligraphy Kit and refreshments.
Offer:
Book both of today's workshops for £105 (Save £10)
To book:
Sai Banerjee on 07738 712384 or Sai Banerjee
Venue:
address, travel options
Safety:
for your safety and for the safety of those around you, we ask all attendees to:
  • sanitise your hands on entering the building
  • wear a face mask/covering
  • stay at least 1m apart from anyone you don't live with, and
  • follow the one-way system.

Workshops in 2022

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

Workshop Modern Calligraphy – Beginner’s Workshop

Saturday 22 January 2022

10am – 1pm

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:
£60. Includes all materials, a Beginners Calligraphy Kit and refreshments.
To book:
Sai Banerjee on 07738 712384 or Sai Banerjee
Venue:
address, travel options
Safety:
for your safety and for the safety of those around you, we ask all attendees to:
  • sanitise your hands on entering the building
  • wear a face mask/covering
  • stay at least 1m apart from anyone you don't live with, and
  • follow the one-way system.

Workshop Art Journaling Workshop – All Levels (Jan.)

Saturday 22 January 2022

1.30 – 4.30pm

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.

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
Safety:
for your safety and for the safety of those around you, we ask all attendees to:
  • sanitise your hands on entering the building
  • wear a face mask/covering
  • stay at least 1m apart from anyone you don't live with, and
  • follow the one-way system.

Workshop Modern Calligraphy – Intermediate Workshop

Saturday 12 March 2022

10am – 1pm

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:
£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
Safety:
for your safety and for the safety of those around you, we ask all attendees to:
  • sanitise your hands on entering the building
  • wear a face mask/covering
  • stay at least 1m apart from anyone you don't live with, and
  • follow the one-way system.

Workshop Art Journaling Workshop – All Levels (Mar.)

Saturday 12 March 2022

1.30 – 4.30pm

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.

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
Safety:
for your safety and for the safety of those around you, we ask all attendees to:
  • sanitise your hands on entering the building
  • wear a face mask/covering
  • stay at least 1m apart from anyone you don't live with, and
  • follow the one-way system.

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).

Locate on Google Maps or on Bing Maps.

What the building looks like

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.

TfL's Journey Planner

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.

Concessions, Offers…

  • Concessions: available to LAC Members and others as noted for the event, workshop or class.
  • Gift vouchers Looking for a gift? Why not buy them Landmark Gift Vouchers! £5, £10 and £20 vouchers are available and can be used for concert tickets, workshops and courses.

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