Creative Writing – Getting the Words Right

Getting the Right Words

Creative Writing – Getting the Words Right

Level: All levels including beginners

Tutor: Sue Wilsea

Workshop Date: Friday 27 October 2017

Time:  1pm – 4pm

Cost: £15 includes light refreshments.

About The Workshop:

Whether you are a complete beginner or already writing, why not try one or both of these taster Creative Writing afternoons led by local writer and experienced tutor Sue Wilsea? Each session will provide triggers / stimuli for whatever form you favour: prose ( fiction or non-fiction), poetry or script. The emphasis will be on producing crafted pieces of writing in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where each participant can progress at her / his own pace.

Access to professional 1-1 support outside the session time is included.

About Sue:

Sue’s work is with words, whether that’s writing, performing or teaching. Her fiction and poetry has been widely published and broadcast with her first collection of short stories, Staying Afloat, being published by Valley Press in 2012 and her second Raw Material in November 2016. In 2014 she gained an MA in Creative Writing (Distinction ) from Newcastle University. As a freelance Arts practitioner Sue currently delivers Creative Writing classes and undertakes a wide range of writing / literature based projects. She has four grown-up children, lives with her husband in North Lincolnshire and buys too many books and earrings.

Read more about and from Sue on her website and blog at www.suewilsea.co.uk.
‘Raw Material’, her recently published short fiction collection, is currently long listed for the Edge Hill prize.

This is available from www.valleypressuk.com and www.amazon.co.uk.

Sue Wilsea

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

Creative Writing – Starting to Write

Creative Writing – Starting to Write

Level: All levels including beginners

Tutor: Sue Wilsea

Workshop Date: Friday 22 September 2017

Time:  1pm – 4pm

Cost: £15 includes light refreshments.

About The Workshop:

Whether you are a complete beginner or already writing, why not try one or both of these taster Creative Writing afternoons led by local writer and experienced tutor Sue Wilsea? Each session will provide triggers / stimuli for whatever form you favour: prose (fiction or non-fiction), poetry or script. The emphasis will be on producing crafted pieces of writing in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where each participant can progress at her / his own pace. Access to professional 1-1 support outside the session time is included.

About Sue:

Sue’s work is with words, whether that’s writing, performing or teaching. Her fiction and poetry has been widely published and broadcast with her first collection of short stories, Staying Afloat, being published by Valley Press in 2012 and her second Raw Material in November 2016. In 2014 she gained an MA in Creative Writing (Distinction ) from Newcastle University. As a freelance Arts practitioner Sue currently delivers Creative Writing classes and undertakes a wide range of writing / literature based projects. She has four grown-up children, lives with her husband in North Lincolnshire and buys too many books and earrings.

Read more about and from Sue on her website and blog at www.suewilsea.co.uk.
‘Raw Material’, her recently published short fiction collection, is currently long listed for the Edge Hill prize.

This is available from www.valleypressuk.com and www.amazon.co.uk.

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

Needle Felting

Needle Felt Workshops

Level: All levels including beginners

Tutor: Robyn Smith of Felty Bits

Workshop Date and Time: Friday 20 October 2017 1pm – 4pm

Cost: £26 includes all materials and light refreshments.

About The Workshop:

Create this very cute needle felted toadstool. You will learn the technique of needle (dry) felting to produce a 3D toadstool using a recycled jar, merino wool and a barbed needle. These can be used a pincushion or a cute little ornament for your home.

Robyn has several years experience of making felt and running felt workshops in and around Lincoln.

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

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Photography Talk with Simon Gaddes

A Quiet Life Talk by Simon Gaddes at The Steel Rooms

A Quiet Focus Photography Talk with Simon Gaddes

Date: Saturday 4th November

Time: 1.45pm – A 60 – 90 minute talk

Cost: £5 per person or included in £10 cost of monthly photo hub

More about Simon

Simon goes back to basics and uses a single camera and lens when it comes to capturing his subjects, his own tiny little revolt against the complex, modern photography world. He specialises in close up work with a little landscape and portraiture thrown in, making images of subjects that we may ordinarily pass by, in conditions that are momentary and unique. True to his image making philosophy there is little desktop post production in Simon’s work, time is spent making the image not at a PC screen at his Retford home.
Simon’s informal talk will cover his development and practical approach to subjects with his own images shown throughout.

Look at some of his previous work here in his Quiet Life Photographs.

 

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

Draw To Perform With Amy Hewitt

Level: All levels

Dates: Saturday 12 August 2017 OR Tuesday 24 October 2017

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: £42 includes all materials + light refreshments

About the Workshop:

All day class intended to free the body and mind through performance drawing, while collectively creating a large scale piece of work. This workshop is a full day, in the morning there will be a talk about performance drawing and a tutorial on different mark making techniques. The afternoon will be a meditation and drawing workshop. Attendees to wear comfortable clothes which they don’t mind getting messy.

More about Amy:

Amy Hewitt’s practice is concerned primarily with sculpture, performance and narrative. Her work focuses upon invoking the Other through the application of the Monstrous, the Abject and the Uncanny. She engages with phenomenology of the internal and external via the investigation of surface; with a fascination for what lies outside – beyond standard perception, cognition and experience. Her work aims to give a physical form to the narrative that underpins her practice. Through a process of intuitive making Hewitt binds disparate material into otherworldly forms. Hewitt graduated with an MA in Fine Art from the University of Lincoln 2016.

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

Draw To Perform With Amy Hewitt

Level: All levels

Dates: Saturday 12 August 2017 OR Tuesday 24 October 2017

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: £42 includes materials + light refreshments

About the Workshop:

All day class intended to free the body and mind through performance drawing, while collectively creating a large scale piece of work. This workshop is a full day, in the morning there will be a talk about performance drawing and a tutorial on different mark making techniques. The afternoon will be a meditation and drawing workshop. Attendees to wear comfortable clothes which they don’t mind getting messy.

More about Amy:

Amy Hewitt’s practice is concerned primarily with sculpture, performance and narrative. Her work focuses upon invoking the Other through the application of the Monstrous, the Abject and the Uncanny. She engages with phenomenology of the internal and external via the investigation of surface; with a fascination for what lies outside – beyond standard perception, cognition and experience. Her work aims to give a physical form to the narrative that underpins her practice. Through a process of intuitive making Hewitt binds disparate material into otherworldly forms. Hewitt graduated with an MA in Fine Art from the University of Lincoln 2016.

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

Contemporary Life Drawing with Amy Hewitt

Level: All levels

Date: Saturday 25 November 2017

Time: 10am – 12:30pm

Cost: £20 Attendees will need to bring the materials listed below

About the Workshop:

General practice offers a contemporary twist upon a life drawing class, where performance art is the main focus. Clients are taught the classical skills surrounding the drawing of a figure, while watching performative works; their skills will develop an element of live-ness.  Amy will also offer context on the performance piece explaining its concept and ideology.

Materials Attendees to bring:

A2 Sketchbook

Range of pencils

Charcoal

Masking Tape

Oil Pastels

More about Amy

Amy Hewitt’s practice is concerned primarily with sculpture, performance and narrative. Her work focuses upon invoking the Other through the application of the Monstrous, the Abject and the Uncanny. She engages with phenomenology of the internal and external via the investigation of surface; with a fascination for what lies outside – beyond standard perception, cognition and experience. Her work aims to give a physical form to the narrative that underpins her practice. Through a process of intuitive making Hewitt binds disparate material into otherworldly forms. Hewitt graduated with an MA in Fine Art from the University of Lincoln 2016.

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

An Introduction To Taxidermy With Amy Hewitt

Level: Beginners

Date: Saturday 26 August or Monday 27 November

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: £105 includes all materials and light refreshments

About The Workshop:

An Introductory class to Taxidermy, where the pupil will learn how to skin, stuff and preserve a rodents skin. This class is not for the faint hearted or the weak stomached. Pupils must be aged 16 or over and sign a waiver form discounting The Steel Rooms and tutor of any responsibility surrounding injury or illness.

More about Amy

Amy Hewitt’s practice is concerned primarily with sculpture, performance and narrative. Her work focuses upon invoking the Other through the application of the Monstrous, the Abject and the Uncanny. She engages with phenomenology of the internal and external via the investigation of surface; with a fascination for what lies outside – beyond standard perception, cognition and experience. Her work aims to give a physical form to the narrative that underpins her practice. Through a process of intuitive making Hewitt binds disparate material into otherworldly forms. Hewitt graduated with an MA in Fine Art from the University of Lincoln 2016.

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

An Introduction To Taxidermy With Amy Hewitt

 

Level: Beginners

Date: Saturday 26 August or Monday 27 November

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: £105 includes all materials and light refreshments

About The Workshop:

An Introductory class to Taxidermy, where the pupil will learn how to skin, stuff and preserve a rodents skin. This class is not for the faint hearted or the weak stomached. Pupils must be aged 16 or over and sign a waiver form discounting The Steel Rooms and tutor of any responsibility surrounding injury or illness.

More about Amy

Amy Hewitt’s practice is concerned primarily with sculpture, performance and narrative. Her work focuses upon invoking the Other through the application of the Monstrous, the Abject and the Uncanny. She engages with phenomenology of the internal and external via the investigation of surface; with a fascination for what lies outside – beyond standard perception, cognition and experience. Her work aims to give a physical form to the narrative that underpins her practice. Through a process of intuitive making Hewitt binds disparate material into otherworldly forms. Hewitt graduated with an MA in Fine Art from the University of Lincoln 2016.

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

An Introduction to Acrylics: Part 4, Painting Reflections

Acrylics Workshops at The Steel Rooms

Level: Beginners.

Tutor: Peter Wood

Workshop Date and Time:

A course of 4 weekly workshops. Tuesdays – 9.30 p.m – 1.30 p.m.

The workshops run on Tuesday 31 October, Tuesday 7 November, Tuesday 14 November + Tuesday 28 November

Week 4 –  Reflections of trees and reeds in a lake or river. Glazing. Tuesday 31 October 9.30am – 1.30pm

Cost: £36 per session or £120 for all 4 parts. Includes light refreshments + all materials with the exception of brushes which can be bought by the tutor for £20 if paid for and ordered at The Steel Rooms by 16 October

About the Workshop:

A foundation and introduction to four completely different approaches to using acrylic paints. Ideal for students of any ability to, either, gain a good foundation or expand their knowledge and skills.

Designed to help you gain confidence and enjoy this medium by approaching it in both the traditional and more unusual ways. We will also be painting four completely different scenes as part of this workshop series (see below). By request from the last class I have chosen flowers, reflections, a beach/sea and animals.

This session will be painting Reflections of trees and reeds in a lake or river. Glazing.

Brushes needed – You will require your own brushes for this course and they are the same for all four parts. Long or short handles according to your taste. I suggest all medium/soft density nylon acrylic brushes – two rounds of No. 2 and No. 4, a filbert of No. 6. and a ¾” inch flat – these can be bought by the tutor for £20 if paid for and ordered at The Steel Rooms by 16 October. Also a fine rigger brush and a selection of a few textural sea sponges would be useful.

About Peter:

A fully qualified and experienced teacher in both the state and private sectors, a world artist demonstrating, making art teaching films, painting and teaching in many countries. He has written articles for Leisure painter, International artist, and the S.A.A., amongst others and has a huge following on his youtube channel.

You can read more about Peter and see some of his work on his website www.peterwood.com

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.