So the summer classes have come to a close. Awwww! But I have now decided on the dates for the next art classes! Hoooray! In September i will running a class in Raunds at Saxon Hall in the morning and one online in the evening on Thursdays.
Classes will be at Raunds 10-12pm and Online 7pm-9pm every Thursday.
Dates For Our September Autumn Classes: September 15th,22nd,29th. October 6th, 13th (20th,27th Half Term) November 3rd, 10th,17th,24th December 1st Extra week to be decided.
This term we will start by looking at various birds and making drawings of them using a variety of techniques. I hope also to incorporate other details and perhaps a few other subjects to help you then create ideas for a painting.
The Nene Valley stretches from West Northamptonshire all the way through Peterborough and has the Nene river flowing through it. The landscape is surrounded by lush farmland and old villages with hidden footpaths connecting them together. I have always used this landscape as the basis for my artwork showing the wildlife and hills of my home.
My artwork frequently uses a range of mixed media techniques that have also incorporated words. In recent years this has become more important and now collage is a major part of my work which often uses words poetry. The lines of various poems have been woven into my imagery - segments of which can be read.
The wide range of habitats such as wildflower meadows, wetlands, marshes, woodlands and wet grasslands are full of a diverse range of animals and birds. These offer endless inspiration for my artwork on a daily basis as I live right on the edge of a stunning nature reserve near the towns of Higham Ferrers, Irthlingborough and Rushden.