We welcome anyone who has a spirit of adventure and fun. Artists of all levels of experience will find encouragement, support and a space to experiment and develop.
Want to find out more, or book a place? Phone Miriam on 01721 723951 or e-mail Claire.
Creative Space is just that: a place where you can explore your creativity without distractions.
Classes take place at the Community Centre, Peebles, on Wednesdays at 7.00-9.00pm or on Fridays at 9.30 - 11.30am, typically in blocks of six classes at a cost of £60. Basic materials and tea/ coffee are provided.
The price covers tuition, materials, room hire, tea and coffee and a membership card which gives a year's discount in several art shops.
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Block 2: Wed 23rd/ Fri 25th Oct to Wed 4th/ Fri 6th Dec. No class on Wed 6th/Fri 8th Nov
Full payment of £60 due by 1st Nov.
Black and White and Red All Over
The structure of this block is to work alternate weeks in monochrome and colour. The first 2 weeks will be about landscape, the second 2 about the figure and weeks 5 and 6 will be still life.
The challenge is to make a beautiful artwork out of a gritty subject, and so make the viewer think again about the subject.
If you like to work in sketchbooks, bring one along.
Weeks 1&2 (23rd/25th Oct and 30th Oct/1st Nov) Landscape
Prepare by taking or finding photos of gritty outdoor subjects such as electricity pylons, bus stations, compost heaps, SUVs at school gates, road works. Add your photos to our facebook group page (See below.)
Find artists who specialise in such subjects.
This time we're going to have a library-type system: you can sign out a sketchbook whenever you want and bring it back when you're ready.
If you would like to take part, please bring in a sketchbook (bought or homemade) with at least the first page filled in. One of the earlier sketchbooks with some pages still to be filled in would be fine. Put the sketchbook in an enelope or bag with your name and a short description of the book (eg green cover with squiggles) on it.
Private Facebook page
Are you on fb? Why not share your work with other class members, request feedback, pass on information and opportunities. "Like" Claire Blyth's Art page ( not Claire Blyth's page) Your name then shows up in a list of likers and I can invite you from there into the group. UPDATE I now really do know how to do this so if you've tried before and not been added, please try again!