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Visual Arts & Crafts Courses & Workshops

Weekly Classes / Courses

(to end of October 2020, in day and time order)

Course Creative Embroidery – from Drawing to Stitching

Mondays
10am – 1 pm
Starts:
14 September 2020 for 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.

The course fact sheet includes C-19 safety measures.

Tutor:
Sophie Long
More info.:
course fact sheet
Cost:
no places left
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Exploring Drawing

Tuesdays
10.30am – 1pm
Starts:
22 September 2020 for 5 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.

The course fact sheet includes C-19 safety measures.

Tutor:
Bob Meecham
More info.:
course fact sheet
Cost:
no places left
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Creative Sketchbook

Tuesdays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
15 September 2020 for 6 weeks

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.

The course fact sheet includes C-19 safety measures.

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

Course Life Drawing

Wednesdays
10am – 1pm
Starts:
16 September 2020 for 6 weeks

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.

The course fact sheet includes C-19 safety measures.

Tutor:
Emily Burton
More info.:
course fact sheet
Cost:
no places left
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Portrait Drawing

Wednesdays
2–4.30pm
Starts:
16 September 2020 for 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.

The course fact sheet includes C-19 safety measures.

Tutor:
Emily Burton
More info.:
course fact sheet
Cost:
no more places
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Photography (online)

Thursdays
10am – 12.30pm
Starts:
1 October 2020 for 8 weeks

Course description and fact sheet will be available as soon as the last few course details have been finalised.

Tutor:
Jackie Rado
More info.:
course fact sheet (to come)
Cost:
£160 (materials excluded)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Mixed Media – Find Your Creative Voice

Thursdays
10.30am – 1pm
Starts:
17 September 2020 for 6 weeks

This course is designed to help beginners 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.

The course fact sheet includes C-19 safety measures.

Tutor:
Nicolene Grigg
More info.:
course fact sheet
Cost:
£130 (materials included)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Watercolour in Practice

Thursdays
2 – 4.30pm
Starts:
17 September 2020 for 6 weeks

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.

The course fact sheet includes C-19 safety measures.

Tutor:
Emily Burton
More info.:
course fact sheet
Cost:
no more places
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

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

Fridays
10am – 12.30pm
Starts:
18 September 2020 for 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.

The course fact sheet includes C-19 safety measures.

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

Course Monoprinting (without a press)

Fridays
10am – 1pm
Starts:
18 September 2020 for 6 weeks

Open to all and no previous printing making experience needed, but this is also open to printmakers would like to experiment and learn new techniques using gel plates.

In this 6-week course each session will start with a demonstration by the tutor, building on the previous week’s session. You will explore printmaking in monochrome, use of colour, layering and masking, making stencils, printing on different backgrounds, direct mark making on to the plate to create different textures. You will learn how to register your paper. You will use Caligo Safe Wash inks which are oil-based inks that can be cleaned safely with liquid hand soap and water. You will be encouraged to use a sketchbook during the class to help develop your creative practice.

The course fact sheet includes C-19 safety measures.

Tutor:
Louise Anderson
More info.:
course fact sheet
Cost:
£154 (includes most materials & use of gel plates & professional printmaking tools)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Course Botanical Art for Total Beginners

Fridays
2 – 4pm
Starts:
18 September 2020 for 6 weeks

This course is an introduction to Botanical Art techniques and materials. Flowers, foliage and plants are observed and step-by-step demonstrations are included with an emphasis on accurate and realistic depiction.

The course is designed for absolute beginners and those that would like a refresher course.

The course fact sheet includes C-19 safety measures.

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

One Day Workshops and Short Courses

(to end of October 2020, in date and time order)

Workshop Basketry – Willow Bird Feeder

10.30am – 1pm

Eleanor is a local craftsperson working in green wood and willow. Originally trained as a fine artist, she was initially drawn to textiles, especially patchwork, embroidery and knitting with a particular interest to their historical context. However, after a 20 year career in social housing an interest in natural, sustainable materials developed. She started making baskets about eight years ago following a weekend workshop and has been developing her technique since. She has a particular interest in traditional English basketmaking techniques.

Eleanor sources much of the wood she uses locally, including her allotment in Twickenham, where she also grows a small amount of willow she uses in her baskets. She sells her work at local markets and fairs as well as online. Take a look at Eleanor’s website for inspiration.

Tutor:
Eleanor Morgan
More info.:
workshop fact sheet
Cost:
£65 including materials & use of tools
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Workshop Handmade Soap Making

10.30am – 4.30pm

During this workshop you will learn the basics of melt and pour soap making. You will watch demonstrations of layering, modelling and scrolling techniques and then have the opportunity to express your own individual creativity. Experimenting with colour mixing you will create large block soaps with embeds that can be sliced and cut in a variety of ways. You will create small coloured and fragranced guest soaps. All soaps will be gift packaged at the end of the session ready to give as gifts or to keep!

Tutor:
Faith McCarthy
More info.:
workshop fact sheet
Cost:
£70 (including materials)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

2-day workshop Great Smartphone Photos “the best camera is the one with you” – Chase Jarvis

Saturday 10 October 2020

10am – 12 noon

Saturday 17 October 2020

10am – 12 noon

Ever wondered how to take great photos with your smartphone? Join Jackie Rado, magazine published travel and portrait photographer. Jackie will show you practical tips and tricks on how to create striking images with your phone. She will show you how to make the most of available light and guide you through the most useful functions, modes and filters on your smartphone cameras.

Join us online for an inspiring set of 2 workshops that will change the way you use your phone camera and provide you with simple steps to taking great photographs!

A great workshop and the end results from the group were stunning – we all signed up immediately for more. I’d recommend Jackie whatever your level of skill or knowledge.

David Hartley

I’m buzzing from the most amazing workshop with Jackie on how to take great photos with your phone! I can’t recommend the session highly enough, whether you take photos for work or pleasure. Time flew by and I can’t wait to implement what I’ve learned.

Isobel Penny

Brilliant, I highly recommend it! ! Loved the structure and the artistic angle with the technical information.

Tina Southgate

Tutor:
Jackie Rado
More info.:
poster for workshop
Cost:
£80 per person
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Workshop Patchwork Star

10.30am – 4.30pm

Always wanted to try the traditional craft of template patchwork? This one-day course will introduce you to hand stitched patchwork using the traditional template technique, also known as English pieced paper. You will make a lovely six-pointed star, perfect for the top your Christmas or as a gift.

You will master covering templates accurately and then hand stitching them together so that they form a star. Embellishments can be added including buttons, beads and a handy hanging ribbon. A pleasing project that can be completed in a day and once you have learnt this technique you could easily tackle something a little larger like a cushion, table runner or even a small quilt.

Tutor:
Christine Green
More info.:
workshop fact sheet
Cost:
£65 (including materials)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Workshop Bookbinding: Stab Binding with a Hard Cover

11am – 4pm

Learn how to create handcrafted books from experts from the London Centre for Book Arts. During this workshop participants will learn how to fold and manipulate paper using specialist bookbinding tools, and will learn a versatile book structure – four-hole stab binding with a hard cover covered in cloth – which can be used to present work, sketchbooks, gifts, or as the basis for artists’ books. On completion of the workshop participants will leave with a set of their own books and the skills to make more at home using minimal equipment.

Suitable for complete beginners.

Tutor:
Kate Rochester (a tutor from the London Centre for Book Arts)
More info.:
workshop fact sheet
Cost:
£65 (includes materials and use of tools)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Workshop Iznik Cini (Ceramic) Workshop

10.30am – 4.30pm

İznik was an established centre for the production of simple earthenware pottery with an underglaze decoration when, in the last quarter of the 15th century, craftsmen in the town began to manufacture high quality pottery with a frit ware body painted with cobalt blue under a colorless transparent lead-free glaze. The designs combined traditional Ottoman arabesque patterns with Chinese elements. In Iznik tiles, dark blue color of lapis lazuli, turquoise blue, coral red, emerald green can be seen with similar colors as semi-precious stones.

A ceramic tile (10x10cm) will be painted by attendees using traditional soil-based underglaze paints. A second tile will be available for attendees for those who finishes one. Our instructor will glaze and fire them up to 1100°C for 9 hours in the kiln after the class.

Students will collect their work once they are ready.

All levels of ability and experience are welcome.

Tutor:
Nagihan Seymour
More info.:
workshop fact sheet
Cost:
£75 (for attendees to provide: size 0 and 2 paint brushes;)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Workshop Festive Creative Paper Cutting

10am – 4pm

The ancient art of paper cutting has been brought bang up to date on this one-day workshop. You will be inspired by looking at a wide range of cut out artefacts including Polish paper cuts, Haitian metal work and wooden fret work as well as numerous art works, photos, and resource sheets. You will master cutting safely using a scalpel and get to grips with creative freehand lettering to design your own unique paper cut.

Highly rewarding and great fun, you will never need to buy a Christmas card or greetings card again!

Tutor:
Christine Green
More info.:
workshop fact sheet
Cost:
£65 (includes materials)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

Workshop Calming Mandala Workshop

10.30am – 4.30pm

A mandala is an ancient traditional artform designed to help focus the attention and in some cultures, the spirituality, of the artist. Its roots lie in Eastern religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism.

In contemporary art, the mandala is a diagram, chart or geometric pattern with the design flowing from the mind of the practitioner. It is a meditative process and although usually geometric, modern mandalas can be expressed in many different ways.

All levels of ability and experience are welcome.

Tutor:
Marcia Hughes
More info.:
workshop fact sheet
Cost:
£65 (materials included)
To book:
020 8977 7558 or LAC Education
Venue:
address, travel options

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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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.

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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.

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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