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Watercolour Painting with Julia Roach

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A 5-week structured course: Where participants will hone their previous watercolours skills and gain understanding of new watercolour techniques and approaches Opportunity to explore artist styles both historical and contemporary, depict toadstools, butterfly’s /landscapes inspired by Great Linford and Milton Keynes.

Week1: The woodland floor depicting toadstools and some foliage. Create textures using masking fluids / dry brush, sponging and lifting out. A stop start approach to guide participants through this delightful watercolour approach.

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Mondays 12.30–3.00pm (Five Week Course)
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June, 2022 to July, 2022
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£140

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Milton Keynes Arts Centre
Parklands
Milton Keynes
MK14 5DZ

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hello@miltonkeynesartscentre.org

Decorative Surfaces in Jewellery with Katherine Richmond

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Throughout this 5 week course you will be able to explore a range of jewellery making techniques and decorative surface applications on metal such as texturing, married metals and patinas and will use these to create bespoke jewellery such as a ring, pendant/earrings and a bangle. A variety of set projects will enable you to explore the techniques and develop key skills in designing, piercing, filing, forming, soldering, and finishing in silver, gilding metal and copper. Katherine will provide 121 support to help develop your learning and understanding of jewellery making using metal and to enable you to confidently apply the techniques to create professionally finished jewellery items.

The course will be taught through practical demonstration, 121 support, individual projects, handouts and group activities. It is a practical hands on course where you will be able to explore using the wide range of tools and equipment used to make silver jewellery and use them to create your own designs. Examples will be shown and you will also refer to other designer’s work for inspiration. A small amount of optional homework will be set each week to enhance you experience of the course and develop your design development skills.

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Mondays 6.30–9pm (Five Week Course)
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June, 2022 to July, 2022
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£140

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Milton Keynes Arts Centre
Parklands
Milton Keynes
MK14 5DZ

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hello@miltonkeynesartscentre.org

Basic Drawing Principles with Sarah Wright

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“To draw we need to learn how to ‘see’, to do this we need to understand the five perceptual skills of drawing” 
Betty Edwards, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. 

Join us for this five-week intensive drawing course, based around the 5 basic principles of drawing: Line and Edge; Shape and Space, Light and Darks, Relationships and Bringing it Together. 

Increase your confidence as we discover the basic principles of drawing together. Be prepared to make lots of ‘mistakes’- the best way to learn - and do lots of practice! 

Week 1: Line and Edge - using a range of drawing tools including pencil, graphite, charcoal and erasers to explore the shape and quality of line.

Week 2: Shape and Space – looking for negative space in the pose and applying it to shape what you are drawing, using chalks, coloured pastels, and coloured paper.

Week 3: Lights and Darks – using a charcoal ground and putty rubbers, to explore shading and highlights and to create improved three dimensional form in your drawings.

Week 4: Relationships – use guides and artist techniques to create more accurate perspective and proportion in your drawings, using colour and texture.

Week 5: Bringing it together – the opportunity to choose your preference of materials, to create an artwork applying all the skills and techniques covered on the course. 

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Tuesdays 6.30–9.00pm (Five Week Course)
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June, 2022 to July, 2022
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£140

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Milton Keynes Arts Centre
Parklands
Milton Keynes
MK14 5DZ

Summer Academy - Art & Ecosocial Justice

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Are you an artist or a creative practitioner who is concerned with the cultural impact of the ecological emergency? Do you make work that centres on environmental and social concerns? Would you like to develop a deeper artistic engagement with these inevitably entangled key concerns?

The BCA Summer Academy is a new initiative, placing ecoliteracy and agency for ecosocial justice in the context of Ireland and beyond at the centre of an immersive three-week program. Weekly lectures and discussions will guide the trajectory of the programme with participants co-creating the necessary discursive space to foster a supportive community of peer exchange and enquiry.

Focusing on the studio, immersion in the protected limestone karst landscape of the Burren and collective activities, the Summer Academy combines artistic practice with seminars and workshops aimed at expanding creative discourse on how to best respond to the unprecedented and urgent challenges we all face.

The Summer Academy offers participants large scale studio spaces on the BCA campus in which to develop research and produce new work. Visiting Artist lectures and seminars take place each week alongside studio visits by Summer Academy Lecturers. Workshops include, but are not limited to, Walking, Collaboration & Foraging. Fieldtrips will also involve key BCA partners Burren Beo and the Burren GeoPark, who manage stewardship of the Burren as a protected environment.

Applications due by April 30, 2021

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3 weeks
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June, 2021 to July, 2021
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€2850

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Burren College of Art

Newtown Castle,

Ballyvaughan,

Co. Clare

Ireland

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Lisa Newman, Admissions, lisa@burrencollege.ie

Guerrilla Girls On Tour Poster Making WORKSHOP

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THE ART OF ACTIVISM — POSTER MAKING WORKSHOP via ZOOM by Guerrilla Girls On Tour

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 from Noon to 4PM EST (limited to 12 participants)

Address issues affecting you within your community, in the nation, or across the globe in this 4 hour poster-making workshop with Aphra Behn and Guerrilla Girls On Tour. The workshop begins with a discussion of the intersection of activism and art. Participants engage in sharing ideas about what makes a good piece of protest art, while the Girls share the evolution and philosophy behind some of their most famous posters and street theater actions. Participants break out into small groups to work collaboratively on creating a new work of activist art. Works in progress are then presented and discussed. The workshop ends with a planning session that walks participants through the process of distributing their new activist art works. Topics in this workshop include the art of collaboration, how to gather stats, generate ideas, fund projects, ensure response and guarantee momentum. “Turn your Attitude to Action” also sheds light on the use of storytelling to weave together the fabric of a movement designed to effect change. For anyone with an interest and/or passion for combing activism and art.

LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS. REGISTRATION FEE: $85.00

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June, 2020
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$85.00

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AR & VR Art with Sutu Eats Flies and Jama Jurabaev

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CAMP is a residential arts facility in the French Pyrenees. It's a place where great art is made, new movements are formed, new ideas are explored and groundbreaking people are nurtured. CAMP is located in Aulus les Bains, the last village before the France/Spain Pyrenean frontier chain. The location is spectacular - we are nestled at 750m above sea level, surrounded by snowcapped peaks over 3000m high, ancient forests and cascading waterfalls. There are eagles, lammergeiers, vultures, ibex and bears. Walk out of the residency, and within ten minutes you are completely alone in one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in Europe. Aulus les Bains is also a spa village - there are hot water springs, and a thermal spa in the village to take advantage of the healing and relaxing properties of the water.
    
Workshop dates: 14/07/2021 - 18/07/2021
    
When Google's Tilt Brush launched in 2016, digital artists hurled themselves at it - with its powerful control of textures, volumes and geometry, Tilt Brush was rapidly proven as the most versatile tool around for creating immersive virtual reality artwork, environments and experiences. The same year, Bjork launched "Bjork Digital", her ground-breaking exhibition of 360-degree VR music videos accompanying tracks from her album Vulnicura. It was a pinnacle year for VR, but Google were stepping into a rich, existing scene - artists had been working towards the creation of VR works since Morton Heilig's Sensorama (1956), Myron Krueger's VIDEOPLACE (1975), the StereoGraphics company's experiments throughout the 80s, SEGA VR and Nintendo Virtual Boy in the 90s, and the arrival of sophisticated and lightweight VR tech in the early 2010's.

The current generation of hardware and software allow for the fast, fluid creation of VR worlds (and the insertion of AR elements into the real world) which can be mass-experienced, blurring the limits of gaming, reality, storytelling and art. Reality can be seamlessly augmented with digital artworks, distinct virtual realities can be networked, shared and adapted by audiences, the artist becomes world-maker, the audience is no longer passive; in this brave new world, art does not reflect life - art forms the myriad worlds in which life takes place.

This workshop will blend a variety of approaches to 3D creation - Sutu will focus on painting in Tilt Brush, publishing paintings to Poly, working with Tilt Brush paintings in Unity, animating a camera through your painting, and photogrammetry scanning of the epic landscape. Jama will take the group through the VR drawing and sculpting workflow he uses to create designs for films such as Star Wars: Mandalorian, Guardians of the Galaxy and Blade Runner: Revelations

Sutu Eats Flies uses art and technology in new ways to tell stories. He has been commissioned by the likes of Marvel, Google and Disney to create VR art for projects such as Doctor Strange and Ready Player One.  He has also created four VR documentaries; Inside Manus for SBS, Mind at War for Ryot Films and The Battle of Hamel for the Australian War Memorial and Future Dreaming for NITV. He is also known for his interactive comics including the Eisner-nominated These Memories Won't Last. The Webby award-winning Nawlz, The Gold Ledger-winning Neomad, and Modern Polaxis. He holds a Honorary Doctorate of Digital Media from Central Queensland University, is a 2017 Sundance Fellow and is the co-founder of EyeJack an Augmented Reality company.

Jama Jurabaev is a professional concept artist, illustrator and a matte painter from Tajikistan, currently working in the movie and game industry in London, UK. He originally studied Aerospace Engineering but later decided to move into concept art. He is currently a freelance concept artist for LucasFilm and, previously, he worked for studios including Framestore, MPC, Marvel Studios, Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures, with credits including Ready Player One, Jurassic World 2, Star Wars, and many more. Other clients include Lexus, Infiniti, Samsung, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Nike.

In 2012 he began working as a matte painter in the commercial department at MPC (London), with clients including Audi, Samsung, Lexus, Mercedes and Nike. At MPC, Jama got his first taste of Hollywood working on movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: Days of Future Past. From MPC he moved to Framestore, where he got even more involved in film: he was lead concept artist for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Beauty and the Beast, Ready Player One and Pan. Other film credits include Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Blade Runner: Revelations and Geostorm.

Jama is currently collaborating with Industrial Light and Magic and Lucas Film, notably on Star Wars: Mandalorian, and developing his own projects as a director.

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5 full days, 6 nights
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July, 2021
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The workshop costs €1299, inclusive of accommodation, excellent food and drinks (all diets catered for), transport from Toulouse and all activities. Grants, bursaries and discounts available, see www.campfr.com/funding

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CAMP, Rue Principale, Aulus les Bains, 09140 France

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Info & booking: www.campfr.com/vr
Email: hello@campfr.com
FB: www.facebook.com/campfr
Twitter: www.twitter.com/camp_fr
Instagram: www.instagram.com/camp_fr

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