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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.

Painting Bonfire Night

Home Educated Art Club

Level: Suitable for all levels Ages 7 – 12

Tutor: Marianna Kharitonova

Workshop Date and Time:

Friday 3 November 1pm – 3pm

 

Cost: £6.50 per child includes all materials

The Workshop Details:

Want to capture the explosive effects of fireworks? Join us for this fun session to explore a few painting techniques as well as using dry mediums and then create a spectacular nighttime display full of colour.

About Marianna:

Marianna is a self-taught artist who enjoys working with a variety of media and found materials. She has experience of making and creating art with children and enjoys running the children’s art club at the Steel Rooms. You can read more about Marianna and her work at www.artbymarianna.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.

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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.

Shake & Sing

The Steel Rooms

ON FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER THE SHAKE AND SING SESSION WILL RUN AT THE SLIGHTLY LATER TIME OF 10.30AM – 11.30PM AND RETURN TO IT’S USUAL TIME OF 10am until 11am ON FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

Cost: Free of charge

Suitable for children between ages 0 – 5 years old

All children, along with their parents, grandparents, carers are welcome to join us for singing, rhyming and shaking along.

About this session:

This is an interactive group led by one of the Mums Heather, using instruments, children are encouraged to sing along and learn actions to everyone’s favourite nursery rhymes.

There will also be soft toys and playthings and the opportunity to dance and shake along.

Space is provided for parents to leave pushchairs and prams and the group is held in the large workshop on our first floor.

Make a Clay Unicorn (Ages 7+)

Children's Workshops at The Steel Rooms

Level: Ages 7 and upwards. Children / a group of children must be accompanied by an adult.

Teacher: Karen Raithby

Workshop Date and Time:

Saturday 20 January 2018

1pm – 2.30pm

Cost: £12 per child including all materials

About The Workshop:

For slightly older children (7 upwards) we make a magical little unicorn from white clay… the finished work will be lustred for extra twinkle!

About Karen:
Karen is an experienced potter who enjoys leading workshops and giving others a chance to be creative with clay. The workshops cover a wide range of subject matter and can accommodate all ages and abilities. The sessions are designed to give an opportunity to learn basic techniques whilst enjoying the creation of unique objects to keep. You can read more about Karen and her pottery here http://www.pentanglepottery.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.

Make a Clay Unicorn (Ages 7+)

Children's Workshops at The Steel Rooms

Level: Ages 7 and upwards. Children / a group of children must be accompanied by an adult.

Teacher: Karen Raithby

Workshop Date and Time:

Friday 27 October 2017

10:30am – 12pm

Cost: £12 per child including all materials

About The Workshop:

For slightly older children (7 upwards) we make a magical little unicorn from white clay… the finished work will be lustred for extra twinkle!

About Karen:
Karen is an experienced potter who enjoys leading workshops and giving others a chance to be creative with clay. The workshops cover a wide range of subject matter and can accommodate all ages and abilities. The sessions are designed to give an opportunity to learn basic techniques whilst enjoying the creation of unique objects to keep. You can read more about Karen and her pottery here http://www.pentanglepottery.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.

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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.

Pumpkin Carving / Pumpkin Painting (Ages 3+)

Pumpkin Carving Workshop at The Steel Rooms

Level: Ages 3 and upwards. Children / a group of children aged between 3 + 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tutor: Vincent Mancini

Workshop Date and Times:

Monday 30 October

2pm – 3pm

OR

3pm – 4pm

Cost: £5 per child (pumpkin included)

Get in the Halloween spirit carving creepy characters or shapes out of pumpkins.

Vincent will guide and inspire you with ideas and how to use the tools.

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.

Pumpkin Carving / Pumpkin Painting (Ages 3+)

Pumpkin Carving Workshop at The Steel Rooms

Level: Ages 3 and upwards. Children / a group of children aged between 3 + 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tutor: Vincent Mancini

Workshop Date and Times:

Monday 30 October

2pm – 3pm

OR

3pm – 4pm

Cost: £5 per child (pumpkin included)

Get in the Halloween spirit carving creepy characters or shapes out of pumpkins.

Vincent will guide and inspire you with ideas and how to use the tools.

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.