ADULT art WORKSHOP
‘Everyone is an artist’ – Joseph Beuys
Whether you have never drawn more than a stick man, or you have been practicing for years, our adult art workshops are open to all!
With close guidance from the Founder of BAC and a practicing artist Eliyah Qureshi and her team, you can unleash your creativity and discover the many ways in which art can change our daily lives.
Arts and crafts have the potential to not only expand into freelance or business opportunities, or to wind down our minds with meditative creation which stimulates the sense, but also to simply have fun and look at the world in a creative way.
Our sessions provide an open, accepting environment which encourages collaboration and conversation so you are more than welcome to come with friends and meet people who also have an appreciation for all things visual!
The themes of our workshops are divided into blocks of three sessions, each block exploring a different aspect of art or craft. Although we encourage booking a whole block to truly get to grips with our chosen material or technique, you can also pop in for a single session, for example if you feel the urge to wind down after a long day. Our upcoming blocks are as follows:
Block 1: Abstract Painting
Step out of your comfort zone to find your comfort zone! The abstract painting block is all about expression and trusting your instincts, we will learn the importance contrast, value and repetition. We will also discuss the importance of colour mixing, working with a limited palette, mark making and brush techniques, as well as exploring your personal style.
Block 2: Printmaking
Via a variety of techniques like mono printing, linocut printing we will be learning how to transform found imagery or objects into designs and patterns. By printing on a variety of surfaces and experimenting with our designs we will learn of the potential of printmaking for product design, home décor and pattern design.
Block 3: ‘In Search of Gold’ Portraiture
Based on Eliyah Qureshi’s recent series ‘In Search of Gold’ we will be exploring art as means of meditation and healing. By using materials signature to Eliyahs' style like black and gold inks, we will dive into texture and symbolism, and how conceptual elements can be used in artwork creation to aid in personal growth. We will start with an incomplete portrait from the series and work our way out and into personalising each piece.
Each block of adult art workshops will consist of 3 sessions, at £60 per block. We are offering 20% discount on all the block, take advantage of the concession.
Classes happen every Wednesday from 18:30 - 20:00 at Fullwell Cross Library with all materials and Guidance provided.
Our principles are founded on inclusion and diversity so adults with SEN and learning difficulties are always welcome. Our classes are also wheelchair accessible.