Throughout the year we run a range of classes. This year, these take place on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
This art group grew out of the original beginners class, founded almost five years ago by Brian Moon. Now, it is pitched at intermediate to advanced artists, although novices are STILL WELCOME, and will not be disadvantaged in any way.
All the sessions are tutor-led.
The classs continues to meet on TWO TUESDAYS each month. New members would be very welcome; you do NOT need to be an accomplished artist to join, but will soon become confident with the assistance of the tutor and the friendly atmosphere within the group.
If you are interested, please ring Brian on 01670 515663; he will be happy to explain in more detail the aims of the group and its future programmes. Brian can also be contacted on e-mail at email@example.com
The Friday Group
The Friday class, run by Harry Rose, (pictured above) is a self contained group within the arts centre, and was set up in 2004
Its members’ aims are to develop their enjoyment of painting and drawing, and also to support the Coquetdale Arts Centre.
Since the Art Centre’s studio is limited in size, (up to 14 people working can be comfortably accommodated), this group’s membership also has to be limited. This problem has been addressed by the setting up of the Notifying List. People interested in attending an ordinary workshop or a tutor led session are notified when there is a vacant place. A list of the tutor led workshops showing dates, tutors, subjects and media is given to all members and people on the Notifying List so that they can decide in advance which sessions they would like to attend. This is a convenient arrangement as there are often vacant places during the Summer. Requests to attend any workshop (ordinary or tutor led) can be made through the chairman Harry Rose tel: 0191 2584041.
Ordinary workshops cost £6.00 to notifying members; and tutor led days cost £12.00. There are no half days.
Members bring their own materials, although there are some basic materials in the studio that can be bought from the Arts Centre at a reasonable price.
Meetings begin at 10.00am and end about 4.00pm. There are facilities for tea and coffee in the studio, and members either bring a packed lunch or buy something in Rothbury.
The Friday Group committee has four members:
Harry Rose – main contact.
These sessions are open to all, whether members of CAC or not. The classes cost £20 for the full day from 10am - 4pm. Pre-booking is essential as all classes are limited to 14 students. Only cancellations received three weeks or more before the class date qualify for a refund.
The Gallery has a small supply of basic materials, but most artists prefer to bring their own. The Saturday classes are self-contained sessions.
Most of our one day courses cater for all abilities. Many very experienced artists regularly attend all our classes, but all our tutors have made it clear that they are happy to welcome beginners. We aim to help people enjoy various aspects of Art in an informal and comfortable environment. Tea and coffee are available throughout the class. There is usually a lunchtime break of around one hour, when lunch can be purchased in Rothbury, or a packed lunch eaten in the studio.
PLEASE NOTE: the classes listed below can be booked from Friday March 8th/Sat March 9th/Sun March 10th when the Gallery is open to take in work for the new season. Please do not write in to book before then, as there will be noone picking up the post, and your cheque could go astray. Many thanks for your cooperation.
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