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Guildford Institute

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Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom

A social and educational community hub in the heart of Guildford

The Guildford Institute has a special place in the heart of the local community. It is a unique venue where people of all ages and backgrounds can get together to learn, explore, create and meet old and new friends.

July 2019

Inspiration from the East

July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£19.80

East and West have very different approaches to art and expression on the page. Claire Harrison will explore the differences and demonstrate a variety of different drawing and painting techniques from the East. Students will use watercolour and ink, but will be able to choose the inspiration from which they work. This workshop is for all abilities. Thursday 18 July · 1pm-4pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 GI Members)

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Watercolour with Cézanne

July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£19.80

Claire Harrison will explore and demonstrate watercolour inspired from the works of Cézanne. Known mostly for his oil paintings, Cézanne also used expressive brush marks in his watercolour paintings. Claire will help students understand and implement this lesser-known watercolour technique. Students will be able to choose the subject from which they work. This workshop is for all abilities. Thursday 25 July · 1pm–4pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 GI Members)

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August 2019

Abstraction with the Delaunays

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£19.80

Claire Harrison will demonstrate how husband and wife, Sonia and Robert Delaunay used abstraction, from the completely abstract geometric forms to the semi-abstract landscapes. Students will learn how to construct an abstract painting in either watercolour or acrylic/oil. Students will be able to choose the subject in which to abstract from, if any, and learn how to create an aesthetically pleasing composition. This workshop is for all abilities. Thursday 01 August · 1pm–4pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 Members)  

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Windows in Art with Daphne Jefferis

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£19.80

Paintings have been described as windows on the world, but this study looks at how windows have featured in art throughout the ages. Symbolism, illumination and expressionism have played a part and will be explored through works by Johannes Vermeer, Henri Matisse, Edward Hopper and many others. Please note: this is a repeat of our popular lecture originally scheduled on Thursday 08 August 2019. Thursday 15 August · 10am-1pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 Members)

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Colour Mixing

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£19.80

This popular workshop returns to the Guildford Institute. Claire Harrison will explain the colour wheel in depth and demonstrate how to mix colours, as well as giving tips on how to remake the exact same shade once it has run out! Inspiration will be taken from Matisse on how to use different colours together effectively. This workshop is for all abilities. Thursday 29 August · 1pm–4pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 GI Members)

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