Mondays 10am - 12.30pm
With a focus on the 20th Century, the course will look at the development of abstract painting in both an historical context and in contemporary work. Through seminars, slide talks and gallery visits, the course will attempt to demystify the theory and practice of contemporary painting and assist students in developing their own work.
COURSE FEE: £59 (CONCESSIONS £47)
COURSE TUTOR: JANE BENNETT
Mondays 1 - 3pm
A chance for the Monday group to continue their work, without a tutor, but the session is open to all Tower visual arts students.
FEE: £2 PER SESSION
Tuesdays 10am - 12noon
COURSE ONE: This class features short poses with the accent on observation with reference to Degas, the Impressionists and 19th Century neo-classical drawing.
Maximum pose length: 15 minutes.
Tuesdays 1pm - 3pm
COURSE TWO: Longer poses for a more developed study of form, concentrating on basics such as measurement.
Both morning and afternoon classes will receive instruction on:
-Design as a crucial element in drawing and use of media
-Proportion and scale measurement techniques successfully employed by artists such as Walter Sickert and the Camden Road School.
-The importance of warm/cool colour and local colour.
-The use of texture.
-Experiments with mixed media
EACH COURSE FEE: £59 (CONCESSIONS £49) (INCLUDES MODEL FEE)
COURSE TUTOR: EDWARD JONES
Wednesdays--COURSE ONE: 10am - 12noon
----------------------COURSE TWO: 1pm - 3pm
For those who wish to develop their painting and drawing skills, Steve Powell will advise students on their own personal development as well as provide further instruction and exercises designed to stretch and improve on existing abilities. Therell be slide-talks, gallery visits and work outside the confines of the studio as appropriate.
EACH COURSE FEE: £47 (CONCESSIONS £38)
COURSE TUTOR: STEVE POWELL
Thursdays 3pm - 5.30pm
An exciting course open to beginners as well as the more experienced sculptor wishing to make figurative or abstract work. There will be the opportunity to carve in wood or synthetic stone, model directly in plaster and make casts from clay originals. Basic tools and materials are available at each session.
COURSE FEE: £77 (CONCESSIONS £62) (INCLUDES MODEL FEE)
COURSE TUTOR: JOHN SOUTER
Fridays 10am - 12.30pm
For all budding writers of fact or fiction; from planning and structuring through to advice and ideas on getting work published.
EACH COURSE FEE: £59 (CONCESSIONS £47)
COURSE TUTOR: JOAN WILES
Mondays (10 monthly sessions) 10am - 12noon
How often do you read a really good book and want to share your opinions with others? Working with a practising writer, the group not only get to air their views on the book being read, but will learn about each books author, history and background
Reading is great as a solitary activity, but being able to share your enthusiasm for a particular book is a wonderful opportunity - and fun! --Tony Sadler
COURSE FEE: £59 (CONCESSIONS £47) BOOKS INCLUDED
COURSE TUTOR: JOAN WILES
Tuesdays -BEGINNERS: 6.30pm - 7.30pm
----------------INTERMEDIATE: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
----------------IMPROVERS: 8.30pm - 9.30pm
This Yang style long-form is striking in its apparent simplicity and effortlessness. The excercise benefits both physical, mental and spiritual health.
COURSE FEE: £35 (CONCESSIONS £28)
COURSE TUTOR: JOHN McBRIDE
(7s and up) 5 - 6.30pm COURSE FEE: £26
(12-14s) 6.30 - 8pm COURSE FEE: £26
Led by the amazing Andrew Ledger, WYT continues to blaze a trail through the world of Youth Drama. Tims group is production based and has so far produced critically acclaimed productions of Dracula Spectacula and Godspell. Lucys classes concentrate mainly on drama and theatre skills but with a performance for family and friends at the end of each term.
Thursdays --9.25am, 10.05am, 10.45am, 11.25am
Each session: 35 minutes
Music for children presents basic music principals to the very young. Listening skills, rhythm and active participation are developed through song, percussion, drawing, stories, music games and movement for the child and parent. Confidence, self-expression and awareness are developed as well as speech, imagination, co-ordination and musical sensitvity.
COURSE FEE: £24 (SECOND CHILD FROM SAME FAMILY £18)
COURSE TUTOR: BELINDA CROFT
Fridays 2.00 - 2.30pm
UNDER 5S TAP DANCE
Fridays 2.30 - 3.00pm
Two fun classes aimed at developing rhythm and co-ordination. Plenty of songs, stamps, clamps, jumps and of course taps. All designed to access childrens innate sense of rhythm and help co-ordinate movement.
EACH COURSE FEE: £16.50 - (SECOND CHILD FROM SAME FAMILY £11)
SAME CHILD ON BOTH COURSES £30 -
(SECOND CHILD FROM SAME FAMILY £20)
COURSE TUTOR: TERRI ODEH
Graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1997 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (painting) and is currently undertaking postgraduate study there. As well as being involved in a number of group shows she has exhibited her work at various galleries including The Tower.
Studied at The Royal Academy, then worked for a short while in advertising and later taught History of Art to University level in New Zealand. He has taught oil painting techniques to a high level and his main interest is in 19th Century neo-classical drawing and the work of the Orientalist school.
With his own work in public and private collections throughout the UK, Steve has lectured in fine arts for the past 10 years. His own work draws on inspiration from the subconcious and his impressive 1995 triptych Beams Of Doubts And Dreams, commissioned by The Tower and sponsored by Reddimix,can be found on an outside wall at The Tower. Steve admires the work of Joan Miro in particular and Spanish painting in general.
Something of a Renaissance man, John has actively pursued a career in lecturing, been heavily involved with the theatre as an actor, and has consistently produced sculpture which have the critics fawning and the public running for their cheque books. Johns relaxed and positive teaching style make him a perrennial favourite with both the Thursday group and Summer School. A top chap!
Joan Wiles first play, Voyage In The Dark, an adaptation of the novel by Jean Rhys, opened at the Young Vic and then toured nationally with the Sphinx Theatre Company. Her other theatre work includes Child Of Love And Light (a play about Mary Shelley). Joan is an award winning short-story writer and a winner of the 1997 Bridport Poetry Prize. She has a degree in English Literature and is also a qualified teacher.
Martin has taught the classical Yang Style Long Form of Tai Chi for several years and has received favourable notices for both his teaching style and his daring and provocative trousers.
Andrew has been involved with Youth Theatre Companies in the South for several years, the last twelve months helping run The Towers Wednesday Group.
Belinda is a trained singer with theatre experience and three small boys of her own to manage. Her aim is to give very young children an opportunity to discover and enjoy music.
A qualified dance teacher since 1987, Terri teaches Adult and Stage Tap, Modern Dance, Ballet and Keep Fit for both Children and Adults. Terry has taught locally and abroad, and specialises in Scottish Highland Dance.