LIFE CLASSES 1 day studio based classes covering life work. Any media can be used and a model will be provided. Individual tuition and guidance will be available during the day and constructive advice on previous work which you can bring along with you will be given. Easels are available but please bring your own materials and equipment. Some will be available here. Each day is a separate entity so you can come to one workshop only or more if you find you enjoy it. Numbers are limited to 8 per class. Hot drinks and sandwich style lunches are provided.
Dates: 27th May, 26th June, 22nd July and 25th August
Times: From 10am to 5pm with a one hour break for lunch
Costs: £50 per day
CHILDREN’S HAT WORKSHOPS 2 hour children’s workshop with all materials provided. Participants will go away with a collaged card hat which they make during the workshops. We have run a lot of these including one for the Victoria and Albert Museum which had nearly 1,000 participants over two days. Please wear old clothes or things which do not matter if you get paint or glue on them.
Dates: 30th July and 18th August
Times: 10am til 12 pm
Costs: £20 per child
SEAWEED WEEK Following on last year’s successful Pembrokeshire Seaweed Week Event we are pleased to be taking part again this year . Our own workshops will involve hunting on the shoreline in Solva and then working with what we find to make a picture for you to take home. Paint, paper, glue etc will be included in the workshop prices. Heather is running photographic workshops on seaweed too.
Also see http://www.wildaboutpembrokeshire.co.uk/stdavidsseaweedweekend.aspx for current details.
Barbecue for Seaweed week will take place on Friday 15th August – with live music so come and enjoy.
12th August 2 hour workshop – Art and mixed media
15th August 4 hours work workshop – Art and mixed Media
13th August 2 hours workshop Photography with Heather Bennett
16th August 2 hours workshop Photography with Heather Bennett
Times: To fit in with tides and to be announced nearer the time
Costs: 2 hours workshops £20 4 hour workshops £40
Materials included for art workshops but please bring your own camera for Photographic work.
WINTER WORKSHOPS 2 day workshop at the gallery giving time to explore your chosen media with group and individual guidance throughout. Raul is an experienced teacher across the art genres/materials having been teaching since graduating in Cuba in the 80s. He works with all ages, levels or abilities and in this particular workshop will be working on landscapes. Easels and some materials provided though if you have favourite brushes or papers/grounds please bring those along. There will be time to experiment with media you have not previously used if you wish to.
Access to the gallery/studio is available during the evening if you wish for it and there are a range of books and DVDs which are available to see.
Accommodation is not provided but there are many bed and breakfast places in the village – please see www.solva.net We are affiliated with www.haroldstonhouse.co.uk and thoroughly recommend them but there are lots of other choices. Lunches and hot drinks provided during the course.
Dates: 14 and 15 November 2015
Times: 10.00 am til 5.00 pm both days with a one hour break for lunch.
SPAIN We are in the process of putting together a week long workshop which will include a choice of art or photography or a mix of both. This will be based at Meson Poquiera, Capileira in the Aplujarra Mountains and will give you a chance to work both outside and inside. Heather used to live here and Raul, being Cuban, is of course a fluent Spanish speaker. There will be one day free whilst in the area for you to choose to explore although we will put on a walk lead by local friends of ours (English speakers)who run a specialist company called Bootlace www.bootlace.com and you will also be given a chance to visit the Thursday market at Orgiva. We will work in other villages such as Trevelez which will introduce you to one of the main ham making areas of Spain. All the white hill villages are extremely beautiful and wonderful either to paint or photograph. There will be a videao on youtube soon for you to access.
Numbers are limited to ten so please book early. Deposits will be taken on booking with remainder payable 2 weeks before the holiday starts.
Prices include accommodation and some meals but not flights or holiday insurance. It is a prequisite of the holidays that you are insured.
Dates: TBC but expected to be first week in October or first week in November
Times: Collection from Malaga airport Friday morning and return there following Friday
Morning. Schedules in detailed leaflet of holiday. Please email for this.
Costs: TBC by end April
PORTFOLIO ADVICE One hours slots to go through your portfolio of work and help you decide what you want to work on next or how to change or move forward with your current abilities. Advice also given concerning differing materials.
Dates: On demand – please ring for appointment as Raul is often quite busy and we would not like you to be disappointed.
Times: By arrangement
Costs: £30 per hour