·            For a range of regular classes and contacts in the Old School Community Centre see: www.theoldschool.org.uk/whats-on/classes/. 

Art House South Brent is ‘an arts and crafts space for making, mending and meeting in South Brent’ with two fantastic spacious, airy, light-filled studios at the south end of the Old School Community Centre for classes, workshops, exhibitions and events. Art House offers classes and sessions for people of all ages, abilities and experience, to get inspired and learn new skills, make a mess, have fun with new friends (and clear up afterwards!).

Classes at the Art House include:

-         Ceramics: The ceramics studio has been set up by Imogen Taylor Noble in the ‘Clay Barn’. See: http://imogentaylor-noble.com/ and www.arthousesouthbrent.com/our-tutors-and-classes-1/imogen-taylor-noble-ceramics.

-         Fused Glass Workshops:. Banish the winter blues by making some beautiful fused glass with Annette Daly, a professional glass artist and tutor, who is offering a range of Winter Warmer fused glass courses including a short taster suitable for adults and children as well as half day and evening workshops in fused glass and fused glass jewellery. Gift vouchers are also available for any workshop To book visit: bit.ly/ebannettedalyglass; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 07702 201 794.

-         Life Drawing, Portraiture and Medieval paint techniques classes with Isabel Coulton; see:  https://isabelcoulton.com/ and www.arthousesouthbrent.com/our-tutors-and-classes-1/isabel-coulton-sculpture-and-life-drawing

-       Saturdays: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March in the print studio: Morning: Life Drawing 10am-1pm; Afternoon: Portraiture 2-5pm. £35 a session (a session = a morning or an afternoon) / £130 for 4 sessions paid up front (reduction of £10)

-       Wednesdays 6. 13, 20, 27 March in the Yellow room: Morning: Life Drawing 10am-1pm; Afternoon: Medieval paint techniques 2-5pm. 4 week course only -no single sessions; £35 a session / £130 for 4 sessions paid up front (reduction of £10)

-       “Medieval Paint techniques involves grinding up pigments and mixing them with a mordent or glue. Firstly, we will work out a design, then prepare a wooden panel with gesso which we will make by hand. It is a wonderful substance and can have many applications in art. We make our own paint and see how it was used historically. There will be the possibility of gilding - using gold, copper or silver leaf to enhance your design with an extra cost. It is possible to be extremely conventional and figurative in your design, but there is also a great scope for experimentation and abstraction using these techniques. You choose”

-       May – residential in the South of France: Expressions of interest to Isabel - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tuesday 14 May to Mon 20 May: Life Drawing to include some portraiture. Wednesday 22 May to Tuesday 28 May: Medieval Paint Finishes.

-       Thursday Evening Art on Zoom: Techniques, hints and tips about drawing and painting, with life drawing and portraiture. 6.30-8.30pm - £20.

(see also ‘Woody’s Art Bites’ - https://isabelcoulton.com/tuition/woodys-art-bites/)


 

-         Printmaking classes with Louise Scammell – Day classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 10-3pm and Tuesday evenings from 6-9pm. Print making is an absorbing and fascinating visual art. Louise taught printmaking at Dartington for 14 years and is a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Society of Wildlife Artists. Her practice involves teaching linocut, drypoint, woodcut, collagraphs, monotype and etching using copper sulphate. The Art House studio has a warm and enthusiastic atmosphere and a ‘state of the art’ Hale press, two Rolloco presses and a substantial book press. If you would like to join a class (6 or 8 weeks), please contact Louise - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See: https://louisescammell.co.uk/.

-         Willow Weaving with Jennie Gracie from ‘Making Space to Make; see: www.arthousesouthbrent.com/our-tutors-and-classes-1/jenny-gracie-willow-weaving

For Basket Club & Willow Workshops with Jenny in 2024 see: https://www.makingspacetomake.co.uk/willowcourses.

-         SEWING GROUPS with Jane Norris: Start Sewing your own Wardrobe of Clothes in 2024! Come and join our lovely sewing groups, there’s the Wednesday Workshops group or the Thursday Sewing Days. Both days of course dates are designed for students to work on their own individual making projects and run from 10am-3pm.Whatever your level of experience you will receive all the help you need – from choosing a suitable pattern, to fitting adjustments, learning new techniques and professional finishing skills. This new format of a 5-hour workshop (there is a lunch break and a few tea breaks) has proved a successful format, providing a productive time for making good progress with your making projects. Machines and equipment are provided, although you are welcome to bring along your own sewing machine if you would like to get to know it better. There are three high quality machines available for those who don’t have a machine of their own. There’s also a high-quality overlocker with automatic tensioning – for professional seam and hem finishing, or for making a garment from a stretch jersey knit. If you are interested or have any other queries contact Jane This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

-         Sewing for all ages with Helen Mepham; see:  www.arthousesouthbrent.com/our-tutors-and-classes-1/sewing-for-all-ages-helen-mepham.

-         Creative Journeys in Nature with Emma Capper; see: https://creativejourneys.org.uk/ and www.arthousesouthbrent.com/our-tutors-and-classes-1/creative-journeys-in-nature-with-emma-capper-forest-therapy.

-         Figurative Sculpture with Elizabeth Hadley; see:  www.hadleysculptures.co.uk/ and www.arthousesouthbrent.com/our-tutors-and-classes-1/elizabeth-hadley-figurative-sculpture.

-         Water colour and mixed media painting with Sue Ifould; see: http://ifould.co.uk/ and www.arthousesouthbrent.com/our-tutors-and-classes-1/sue-ifould-watercolour-painting

-         Painting with Susie Fasht; see:  www.suzyfasht.com/ and www.arthousesouthbrent.com/our-tutors-and-classes-1/suzy-fasht-painting.

-         How to make Clothes with Jane Norris; see: https://www.arthousesouthbrent.com/our-tutors-and-classes-1/how-to-make-clothes

-         Carpentry & Joinery with Touchwood South West; see: www.touchwoodsouthwest.com/ and www.arthousesouthbrent.com/our-tutors-and-classes-1/touchwood-southwest-carpentry-and-joinery

-         Mosaic Making with Michelle McQuinn; see:  www.arthousesouthbrent.com/our-tutors-and-classes-1/michelle-mcquinn-mosaic

-         Felting with Amanda Critchlow; see: www.arthousesouthbrent.com/our-tutors-and-classes-1/amanda-critchlow-felt

-         Stained Glass with Alexine Tinne; see: www.arthousesouthbrent.com/our-tutors-and-classes-1/alexine-tinne-stained-glass

-         Bookbinding with Gaynor Williams; see: www.arthousesouthbrent.com/our-tutors-and-classes-1/gaynor-williams-bookbinder

-         Stone Carving with Anne-Marie Moss; see: www.arthousesouthbrent.com/our-tutors-and-classes-1/stone-carving-annemarie-moss

For other Art House Sessions and Classes: – click on our tutors and classes

Art House relies on Friends’ subscriptions and memberships to help fund and support its activities and as a not for profit, community interest company (CIC) set up in 2020. Art House is run by a voluntary team of members and directors with one part-time administrator. Any profits are ploughed back into the venture. Join Art House by becoming a ‘Friend’, ‘Member’, ‘Patron’ or ‘Volunteer’ - click here. Or to donate click here. For any other information about Art House, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..