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Brockhurst and Marlston House School
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Weekend art workshops open to all pupils

ART WORKSHOPS - Autumn and Spring term dates  

Art Workshops during the weekends for pupil’s forms 4 and upwards, interested in taking their art further with possible view to an art scholarship. The different colours show the two days that need to be attended to complete the workshop.

Numbers are limited, £10 per hour all material included.

Book directly with Louise Gunnersen l.gunnersen@brockmarl.org



Sun 1st Oct 10-4pm   A fun-hands on workshop Bas Relief Plaque making with artist Sarah Scott

Sat 14th Oct1-4pm 

In this work shop you will create in clay a 3D animal head or 2D bas-relief sculpture using simple techniques. When finished the piece can be decorated in coloured slip. To complete the work, it will have to dry out before being fired, hence a gap during the two date. Please bring apron and as it can be mess.

Sun 15th Oct  10 - 4pm Clay Hand building with Ursula Waechter

Clay: Hand-building and decorating techniques

In the morning, we will make some forms using techniques like hollowing-out a solid block of clay, joining two pinch pots and molding over a solid shape. In the afternoon, we will decorate these forms by impressing patterns using simple tools, painting with coloured slips and burnishing the surface. 



Sun Nov 26th 10-4pm An Experimental portrait drawing using mixed media and charcoal with Louise Gunnersen.

In this work shop you will play with various combinations of mediums to learn how to create effects. This knowledge will be used to create an expressive portrait.


Jan 13th 1-4pm   The ultimate joy of a traditional artist material; Oil Painting with Louise Gunnersen

Jan 14th 10-4pm

In this work shop you will learn about colour theory and how to mix a harmonised palette of colours.  Working onto stretch canvas you will be advised on choosing a subject and how to build up layer of paint using underpainting and various mixing mediums.


Jan 27th 1-4pm   A unique and exciting workshop with photographer, Donna Lewis. Jan 28th 10-4pm  

Lumen Printing is a light-sensitive, silver gelatin, photographic process using darkroom chemicals - but you don't need to be a photographer to do it! During the workshop, you will layer the paper with various natural objects and materials, from leaves and fruit to flowers and fabrics. Part of the workshop, will be taking a walk around the local area, where we will collect flora and other found objects for your prints.  You will then learn to design, layer, expose and develop your lumen prints, ready to take home with you. In the second part of your workshop, you will be using a specialist Gold Toner to 'paint' your prints! You will also be applying different materials and techniques to manipulate and alter your lumens.

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Hermitage, Newbury
Berkshire RG18 9UL

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Tel: 01635 200293

Email: (Mrs Emma Ellis-Davies)

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