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Photo Hub Seconds

Photography Group

Do you want to become a more proficient photographer?

This series of workshops is for enthusiastic digital photographers who have experience making pictures but now want to broaden their knowledge and photographic skills.

You will already know your camera functions and the principles of composition and exposure; now you want to put that knowledge into practice under various conditions and for different subjects.

Every four weeks the sessions will discuss a fresh genre of photography and the associated techniques and equipment used before setting a ‘homework’ project. The series of images from these projects will be reviewed in the following session during a group critique.  Additionally, where possible, there will be a practical exercise during the session.

As the course progresses aspects of post processing will be discussed.  If there is sufficient interest more detailed sessions will be made available.

 

Cost: £12.50 per person or book 3 consecutive sessions and get them at £10 each * see terms and conditions below

Dates:

All sessions will run 3pm – 5pm

January 27

February 24

March 24

April 21

May 19

June 16

July 28

August 25

September 22

October 20

November 17

December 15

A bit about Paul:

Paul King has a First Class BA Honours Degree in Fine Art Practice, specialising in photography.  With well over 30 years of photographic experience, using both film and digital cameras, he has exhibited widely in the UK and also Russia.  His work has been published in the UK and is held in private collections.  As an exhibiting artist with the Vivica art group he is an active member of the Lincolnshire art scene.

Paul has over 20 years training experience and was UK General Manager for an international software and services company before running his own photography related business.

 

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.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WORKSHOPS

Payment is non refundable unless we are able to fill your space. In the event of cancellation no less than 14 days prior to the workshop date the credit may be transferred. If The Steel Rooms cancels a workshop you will be entitled to a full refund or to transfer payment to another workshop. If a session which has been prepaid at the discounted rat is cancelled, the discounted rate will carry over to the next workshop.

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Photo Hub for Starters

The Steel Rooms Photo Hub

Do you want to improve your photographs?

This series of workshops is for those with little or no experience with a camera but who may wish to improve their image composition skills, become more confident with camera functions or be interested in extending their photography further.

Monthly sessions will be based around introducing ‘how to make a better photograph’ leading to a discussion on basic functions of the camera. All will be introduced at a pace to suit.

You need a digital format camera and could even start with a good quality phone camera such as an iPhone or android with a view to buying a digital camera. 

Content Guide:

Intro – you not the camera

Composition skills – rules of thumb

Still life – playing with lights

Out and About  – Landscapes, street, nature

Difficult light conditions

Portrait basics.

Cost: £12.50 per person or book 3 consecutive sessions and get them at £10 each * see terms and conditions below

Dates:

All sessions will run 12.45pm – 2.45pm

January 27

February 24

March 24

April 21

May 19

June 16

July 28

September 22

October 20

November 17

December 15

A bit about Simon:

Simon Gaddes – Quiet Life Photos

Simon has been involved with photography as a hobby for much of his life with his photography business developing in the last 3 years. His self taught photographic style, capturing predominantly natural world subjects, aims to make the subject shine without over-processing or camera ‘trickery’. A single camera and lens is used only, Simon’s little back to basics revolt with images manipulated post production using only simple ‘dark room’ style techniques. Time is spent making the image not at home in front of a computer screen. [add website]

Simon currently offers formal evening sessions in Sheffield and Nottinghamshire and 1:1 workshop experiences throughout the East Midlands, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. His works are available online and displayed at many of the region’s art fairs and markets.

 

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.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WORKSHOPS

Payment is non refundable unless we are able to fill your space. In the event of cancellation no less than 14 days prior to the workshop date the credit may be transferred. If The Steel Rooms cancels a workshop you will be entitled to a full refund or to transfer payment to another workshop. If a session which has been prepaid at the discounted rat is cancelled, the discounted rate will carry over to the next workshop.

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Playing with Creativity … Journaling, Doodling and Making Art

Playing with Creativity Workshop at The Steelrooms

Level: All levels from beginners through to practising artists

Tutor: Clare Bryan

Workshop Date and Time:  Saturday 4 November, 9.30am – 12pm

Cost: £18 includes light refreshments

About the Workshop:

We all have the capacity to be more creative. Making the effort to build enriching moments and and reflective pauses into our busy lives is recognised as having major health benefits. The course helps you switch on your creative side to become more mindful and self-aware. It opens you up to new ideas using playful exercises that free the imagination. You don’t have to be able to draw just have an open mind to join in and share. 

About Clare:

Clare trained as a textile artist specialising in figurative embroidery and successfully sold and exhibited her work.  She has also had a career setting up exhibitions and workshops and more recently play based activities within local communities.

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 – 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.

Performance Drawing Workshop

The Steel Rooms Workshop

Level: All levels

Dates: 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.

You can see images from the last time this workshop ran here in the ‘Look Around’ section of our website here.

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.