Painting in Oils: Still life and Flowers

Painting in Oils: Still life and Flowers

Painting in Oils: Still life and Flowers
Led by Penny German

23rd and 24th July                    
10am-4pm

2 day sessions. Day one (23rd) covers Still Life oil painting and day 2 looks at oil painting flowers.

Produce a small oil sketch of still life in one day.  Learn how to set up subject matter,
prepare boards, chose composition, understand and describe value and apply colour.
Demonstration, tuition and critique.  

Clay Modelling Family Workshop

Clay Modelling Family Workshop

This is a family workshop where there is an option for adults to participate with their child for the same cost per head

Mould Making and Casting Family Workshop

Mould Making and Casting Family Workshop

In this exciting workshop you will be making moulds and learning how to cast a relief sculpture in Plaster of Paris to take home.  

2 Animation Sessions for 7 to 12 year olds!

2 Animation Sessions for 7 to 12 year olds!

If your child is aged between 7-12 and would like to know how to get into the animation and production and digital media industry then keep reading.

Yardley Arts are very lucky to have teamed up with RJDM Studios (an award winning animation agency) this SUMMER for a one day event spread over 2 workshops.


Collage and Frottage Family Workshop

Collage and Frottage Family Workshop

Yardley Arts, The Old School Hall (map)

Come and enjoy a fun arts session using wax crayons and pencils to make marks and then create a collage picture to take home. Colouring, cutting and sticking - an enjoyable family workshop in our lovely arts centre. Materials and drinks provided.

LEGO - animations on the move!

LEGO - animations on the move!

Yardley Arts, The Old School Hall (map)

Yardley Arts are delighted to offer this children's animation workshop. Aimed at 7-11 year-olds, you will how to make short animation movie with LEGO using your own LEGO characters and props. Superhero or Dinosaurs - you decide and bring them to life on screen with iPads and animation software using iMacs and rigs.

LEGO - animations on the move!

LEGO - animations on the move!

Yardley Arts, The Old School Hall (map)

Yardley Arts are delighted to offer this children's animation workshop. Aimed at 11-16 year-olds, you will how to make short animation movie with LEGO using your own LEGO characters and props. Superhero or Dinosaurs - you decide and bring them to life on screen with iPads and animation software using iMacs and rigs.

Watercolour Painting: Flowers

Watercolour Painting: Flowers

A relaxed day’s workshop painting flowers in watercolour with renown artist and tutor Gerald Porter.

Open Sculpture Workshops (4-weeks)

Open Sculpture Workshops (4-weeks)

Yardley Arts, The Old School Hall (map)

Never made sculpture before? Want to make something 3-D but need help? Yardley Arts are piloting a new open sculpture workshop where advice, materials and tools will be available for making small table top size pieces in clay or plaster with the guidance of an experienced sculptor.

Photography Skills - Getting Out of Automatic Mode

Photography Skills - Getting Out of Automatic Mode

Looking at Aperture, shutter, speed and composition, this practical course aims to cover some of the fundamentals of digital photography, enabling you to gain a better understanding of how your camera works and providing you with techniques to improve your image-making.


3 Wednesday evening sessions, 7pm to 9pm, from 11th July

Life Drawing 'Untutored' (two 1/2-day sessions)

Life Drawing 'Untutored' (two 1/2-day sessions)

Yardley Arts, The Old School Hall (map)

Studying the nude human form, these two untutored sessions allow you to practice your life drawing in a supportive environment, developing your own self-led practice. There will be a variety of quick warm-up poses at the beginning leading to a longer pose for the second half of each session. There will be different models for each session.

Life Drawing from the Nude Form (5-week Course)

Life Drawing from the Nude Form (5-week Course)

Yardley Arts, The Old School Hall (map)

Whether you are new to life drawing or would like some time drawing a model, everyone can be catered for in this course. The course is led by Sara Myers, a classically trained sculptor, and her approach is very much based on individual help and feedback.

Developing your Drawing Skills (6-week Course)

Developing your Drawing Skills (6-week Course)

Yardley Arts, The Old School Hall (map)

On this course, you will gain confidence with your drawing abilities through a series of workshops. Over the six weeks, we will follow a structured plan of drawing techniques. These will open up your world not only to a skill base but also a historical and contemporary awareness of artistic practice.

Silver Jewellery Making for Adults (Evenings)

Silver Jewellery Making for Adults (Evenings)

Yardley Arts, The Old School Hall (map)

Whether you are new to jewellery making or would like some workshop time to improve
your skills this is the course for you. Over the 10 weeks we will cover many of the traditional
techniques used in the trade and you will use them to make at least two beautifully crafted
items designed by yourself.

Sculpt the Torso in Clay – weekend workshop

Sculpt the Torso in Clay – weekend workshop

Yardley Arts, The Old School Hall (map)

An intensive 2-day clay workshop where tuition will be given throughout. You will be modelling a half-life size torso from a live model in clay over the 2-day period. Armature and materials are included in the cost of the course, and there will be modelling tools sprays available. The main purpose is to model a torso from life looking at the anatomy.

Silver Jewellery Making for Adults (Afternoons)

Silver Jewellery Making for Adults (Afternoons)

Yardley Arts, The Old School Hall (map)

Whether you are new to jewellery making or would like some workshop time to improve
your skills this is the course for you. Over the 10 weeks we will cover many of the traditional
techniques used in the trade and you will use them to make at least two beautifully crafted
items designed by yourself.