Drawing and painting the multicultural way – Autumn 2017

aboriginal artEach term we explore the visual culture (in a very wide sense) of a chosen area of the world. Recent areas studied have been Central and South America. This will be done by power point presentations, books, the internet, and any real life examples we can find. We will identify themes and styles which are important to the area and in a very loose way apply these to our own work. Although the course title implies a drawing and painting course, this is only a starting point. In reality any creativity is encouraged and lately students have produced beautiful work in various forms of textiles, papier-mâché, clay, and salt dough as well as paintings and drawings on different scales. You do not need to have any experience but an open-mindedness and curiosity will help you get the most out this course.

Tutor – Jane Livne
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 11 meetings from 25 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337814

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Beautiful artwork by WEA students

womenswork-tableclothStudents at Women’s Work in Derby, working with WEA tutor Liz Blades on an art and crafts course have, amongst other things, produced this tablecloth that the organisation will now be using to cover their stall when they attend events, displays and meetings. The students used various art, printing and stitching techniques they have learned on the course.

Crafty ‘Up-Cycling’ – transforming old/unloved items & materials– Autumn 2015

art and craft day-website-OptimizedFrom paper flowers and festival crowns to needlecrafts and papier-mâché sculptures – learn the simple skills used to create beautiful (and often useful) objects from old/unwanted items and every day, left-over bits & pieces. The ultimate ‘up-cycling’!

Tutor – Joanne Rispin
Fee – £86.60 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:30pm-3:45, 10 meetings from 21 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334975

Online enrolment is available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Day School: Creative Christmas Cards – Autumn 2015

DIY dewienski christmas cards 2010Design and make your own Christmas cards by printing on to paper and fabric. Produce a range of individual cards or a limited edition of the same one. No previous experience necessary. Some blank cards will be provided but also bring some of your own.

Tutor – Maggie Slingsby & Roz Beeson
Fee – £20.00
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Saturday 5 December 2015 10:00am – 4:00pm

To book on this event please send payment to the WEA Derby Office: cheques payable to WEA Derby Branch

Textiles – print, paint, stitch – Spring 2015

IKEA fabric, embellishedProduce unique patterns on fabric. Learn print techniques, how to paint on fabric, use of stitch to enhance your designs, and more. There will be a small weekly charge of approx. £1 to cover materials used or learners may provide their own.

Tutor – Roz Beeson
Fee – £86.65 (discounted £78.00) or Free
Venue – St Mary’s Community Centre, Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX
Date – Tuesday 9:30am – 12:00pm, 9 meetings from 13 January 2015

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Textiles – embellished surfaces – Summer 2015

midseamCreate sumptuous surfaces with paint, print, stitch, beads, sequins and gilding. Combine techniques to produce your own unique fabrics. There will be a small weekly charge of approx. £1 to cover materials used or learners may provide their own.

Tutor – Roz Beeson
Fee – £52.00 (discounted £46.80) or Free
Venue – St Mary’s Community Centre, Darley Lane, DERBY, DE1 3AX
Date – Tuesday 9:45am – 12:00pm, 6 meetings from 14 April 2015
Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Bobbin lacemaking – Spring 2015

Valenciennes -Dentelle -lace 4Beginners will be introduced to the basic techniques of bobbin lacemaking. Those with some experience will have the opportunity to tackle new challenges to further their progress. Suitable for all levels, including complete beginners.

Tutor – Louise West
Fee – £53.90 (discounted £48.50) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Saturday 10:00am – 1:30pm, 4 meetings, 17 & 31 January, 21 & 28 February 2015

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Knitting workshop

knittingA hands-on session catering for absolute beginners to improvers. Bring some yarn and appropriate knitting needle size, or any project that has become too difficult to continue. The tutor can provide some yarn, needles and simple patterns. If it’s your first attempt, Double Knitting (DK) yarn and 4mm needles are recommended.

Tutor:                        Barbara Godfrey
Date & time:             Saturday 4 October  2014 10am-3pm (lunch 12-1pm)
Venue:                      The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee:                           £5.00

To book a place call: 01332 291805 or email: derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

Textiles – colour on fabric

shibori

Photo by Fiona Dix on Flickr.com
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Use paints, dyes, inks, pens, even plant matter to colour fabric and to explore basic colour theory, as well as produce samples. Techniques will include a direct method as well as unpredictable but exciting processes such as tie dye, shibori and layered dyeing. There will be a small weekly charge for materials or students may bring their own.

Tutor – Roz Beeson
Fee – £86.65 (discounted £78.00) or Free
Venue – St Mary’s Community Centre, Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX
Date – Tuesday 9.30am– 1200pm, 9 meetings from 23 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Bobbin lacemaking

bobbin lacemakingBobbin lace in England can be traced as far back as the 16th century and has a long history in the East Midlands. Beginners will be introduced to some basic techniques of lacemaking and more experienced lace-makers will learn techniques which will help them to progress.  Everyone welcome!

Tutor – Louise West
Fee – £53.90 (discounted £48.50) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 7.00pm – 9.00pm, 7 meetings from 24 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Printing without a press

linoprintingExperiment with and develop a range of printing techniques that can be produced without a press. These will include: monoprint: direct drawing, surface and texture; lino printing: mono and multicolour, reduction and registration and Chine colle. No experience necessary, but you can build on existing skills you might already have.

Tutor – Maggie Slingsby
Fee – £86.65 (discounted £78.00) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 12.30pm – 3.00pm, 9 meetings from 24 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online