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SUMMER TERM 2020 ONLINE COURSES

In place of the planned Summer Term programme of courses to be run in the Centre which had to be cancelled, the Whiteway Centre has been delighted to be able to offer a programme of online courses.

Most of the courses are the same as the tutors had planned to run in the Centre, and they are all being delivered online using the Zoom video-conferencing application. Zoom is free and easy to use, and many have been using it during the lock-down period for work meetings or to keep in touch with family and friends.

PHASE 1 – May & June

Courses marked (C) continue from the Spring Term but new students are welcome.


































































Course/Enrolment Enquiries: mike@rwc.org.uk or 07986 288 184


D1 Paint Along With Lucy - Additional Information.

Week 1  11th May

Seascapes in Acrylics with palette knives.  Capturing the energy of the sea and how light plays on it.

Week 2  18th May

Flowers in Watercolour.  Learning to paint in a loose way and enjoying the beauty of flowers.

Week 3  1st June

Gardens and Trees in Acrylics.  Painting on a red ground in an impressionist style.

Week 4  8th June

Still life in Acrylics.  Drawing for painting and how to transfer it to your painting surface

Week 5 15th June

Self Portrait in Acrylics.  Using the Zorn palette to mix skin tones and painting on a turquoise ground.





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MONDAY

D1  Paint Along With Lucy  (NEW)   1100-1220   (5 weeks from 11 May)    Tutor:  Lucy Parker    Fee:  £30

Keep those artistic muscles exercised by painting along with Lucy Parker in Zoom lessons.  We will be trying out different projects where you can apply things you have learnt so far with encouragement and support from your fellow artists. Demonstrations will be given, along with tips and techniques about how to tackle each subject together with feedback about your own work.  Welcome to the brave new world of online tuition.  It will be an adventure for all of us.

 (Further Information).



TUESDAY

D2  Victorian Art  - Continuity & Change (NEW)  1000-1130  (5 weeks from 12 May) Tutor:  Jackie Parry Fee: £30

Points of transition in British art can be located around the start and end of Victoria's reign (1837 – 1901). This short course looks at the shifts from academic pursuits to the 'realism', and new tastes affected by the social and moral changes in industrial and urban Britain. From Turner and Constable, through anecdotal themes and the Pre Raphaelites to Whistler and Sargent.

D3  French Intermediate Conversation (C)    1400-1520  (5 weeks from 12 May)     Tutor: Claire Peligry     Fee: £30

The emphasis in this course is on conversation and is designed to build confidence, improve pronunciation and develop your knowledge of French vocabulary and grammar.


WEDNESDAY

D4   Italian Language – Intermediate  (C)  0930-1050   (5 weeks from 13 May)     Tutor:  Nicla Mazzoni      Fee: £30  This continuation course is for experienced learners who have completed at least three years of part time study before joining the class. Although we will address all four skills (reading comprehension, writing, listening and speaking) particular emphasis will be placed on oral communication.


D5  Italian Post-Beginners (C) 1100-1220  (5 weeks from 13 May)        Tutor: Nicla Mazzoni            Fee: £30

A course for those who have completed a beginners’ course and can get by in everyday situations. It will develop your confidence in Italian on a variety of topics, as well as expand your knowledge of Italian culture. The emphasis will be on listening and speaking but will also include some grammar and written work.


D6  Italian Language and Culture (C)     1300-1420 (5 weeks from 13 May)       Tutor: Nicla Mazzoni        Fee: £42 This continuation course is for confident and experienced learners who have completed at least four years of part-time study. The language element will include speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the study of authentic materials. Particular emphasis will be placed on oral communication. The cultural part of the course will explore Italian literature and current affairs.


D7  Spanish Beginners (C)       1830-2000 (5 weeks from 13 May)        Tutor:  Maria Simons                    Fee: £30

A course for learners with a basic knowledge of the language acquired on holidays or in a short course who would like to reinforce their knowledge as well as to develop their communicative skills further. The course is designed to meet the students’ needs and the emphasis will be on listening and speaking.


THURSDAY

D8  Gentle Yoga & Relaxation  (NEW)       0930-1030  (5 weeks from 14 May)         Tutor: Lucy Deere      Fee:  £30

This online class is designed to gently ease our bodies into movement whilst also quietening and relaxing the mind. The yoga postures we practice will stretch and strengthen our muscles as well as assisting our circulation and balance. We will move with awareness of our breath to help us let go of mental tensions and worries. No previous experience is needed and you can practise seated in a chair or on a yoga mat as you wish.


D9  The Body in 20th Century Art  (NEW) 1000-1130   (5 weeks from 14 May)      Tutor: Jackie Parry     Fee:  £30 This course will look at how the body has remained a central motif in Western Art. It will think on how the representation of the human body, whilst being influenced by ideas established in antiquity, is still central to and affected by wider cultural contexts and is used by those artists claiming to put form above subject matter. It will look at a wide range of artists from Picasso and Matisse to Gormley and Quinn.  


FRIDAY

D10  Spanish Lower Intermediate (C) 1000-1120 (5 weeks from 15 May)    Tutor: Maria Simons            Fee: £30

A course for learners who have already completed a beginners’ course and can get by in everyday situations (ordering food, shopping, providing personal information, asking  for and giving directions, etc.).  We aim to develop your confidence talking in Spanish as well as expand your knowledge of the culture of the Spanish speaking countries.   The emphasis will be on listening and speaking but also some grammar and written work will be covered as appropriate


D11  Spanish Upper Intermediate (C)  1400-1520 (5 weeks from 15 May)        Tutor: Maria Simons         Fee: £30

A course for learners who have completed 3 years of learning Spanish and wish to continue to improve their vocabulary, fluency, and range of tenses.  You will develop your language skills to describe experiences, events and hopes, and to express your opinion on a variety of topics.


PHASE 2 – June & July

Most of the courses in Phase 1 will be continuing in Phase 2 and details will be listed below as soon as finalised. Courses marked (C) continue from Phase 1, new courses are indicated as such after the title.

MONDAY

D1X  Paint Along With Lucy  (C)   1100-1220   (5 weeks from 22 June)   Tutor:  Lucy Parker                Fee:  £30

A further 5 weeks. Keep those artistic muscles exercised by painting along with Lucy Parker in Zoom lessons.  We will be trying out different projects where you can apply things you have learnt so far with encouragement and support from your fellow artists.  Demonstrations will be given, along with tips and techniques about how to tackle each subject together with feedback about your own work.  

 (Link to “Further Information”)


TUESDAY

D12  British Art 1900-1920 (NEW)    1000-1130 (5 weeks from 16 June)        Tutor:  Jackie Parry           Fee: £30

This short course examines the development of modern art in Britain, starting with Roger Fry's Post-Impressionist Exhibitions and ending with the effects of WW1. It will look at groups such as Camden Town, Bloomsbury and the Vorticists, as well as individual artists such as Gwen and Augustus John and Stanley Spencer, and will consider the impact that modernism had on artistic practice in Britain.


THURSDAY

D14  Academy to Realism: French Art 1789-1850 (NEW) 1000-1130 (5 weeks from 18 June)  

Tutor: Jackie Parry    Fee: £30

This short course looks at the changes in French art in the first half of the 19th Century – from Delacroix, Gericault and Ingres, to the Barbizon School and Courbet. The changes were to have a lasting effect on how art was understood and to lead to the development of modernism. The course will also examine the effects of the revolutions of 1789, 1830 and 1848 on artistic practice.


D1X Paint Along With Lucy - Further Information


Date

Topic

Materials

22nd June

Landscape using experimental watercolour techniques.

Watercolours, salt, wax, clingfilm and alcohol and some test paper.

29th June

Pastel landscapes.

Chalk Pastels, coloured pastel paper or make your own with a watercolour wash

6th July

Landscape using experimental watercolour techniques.

Pastel landscapes.

Perspective.  Architecture with pen and wash.  A sketching tour of Venice.

Watercolours. Drawing pens, watersoluble and water proof. Watercolour sketchbook.

13 July


Sketching with pen and wash.

How to sketch nature, people and buildings.

Watercolours. Drawing pens, watersoluble and water proof. Watercolour sketchbook.

20th July

Reflections in acrylics or oils.

Paint sideways!

Acrylics or oils on a yellow ochre background

I will be sending out photos to work from a couple of days before the online sessions.

Recommended materials:

Chalk pastels.  I recommend Inscribe 48 or 64 half sticks.

The best drawing pen that has water soluble ink is the Rotring Art Pen, fine nib.

The waterproof pen I like is the Uni Pin 0.5.

Lucy


Course/Enrolment Enquiries: mike@rwc.org.uk or 07986 288 184



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