Tate Liverpool courses with the WEA

Tate Liverpool in collaboration with the Workers’ Educational Association will be hosting the following courses at the gallery starting in January 2017.

Course: Introduction to Printmaking, led by Colette Whittington
Dates: Friday 13 January – 24 February 2017, (10:00-13:00)
Venue: Clore Learning Centre, Tate Liverpool
Admission: £65.10 (free to eligible students in receipt of certain benefits, see WEA website for more information), advanced booking essential.

Against the backdrop of Tate Liverpool’s Collection Displays this 7 week course will introduce the basic techniques of printmaking: focusing on how the process of print media can inform the strategy of art making.
Through a series of practical workshops and group discussions led by printmaker and artist educator Colette Whittington, the course will respond to the Tate collection with hands on printmaking techniques that can be reproduced at the kitchen table at home.
Participants will be introduced to basic intaglio and relief printmaking processes; monoprint, collatype, and lino cutting. They will be guided to produce their own individual design ideas using experimental methods and demonstrating good print practice.
(No previous experience necessary).

Programmed in association with the Workers’ Educational Association.

For further information and to book a place follow the link to:
https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2016/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C3839967

Course: Improvers Printmaking, led by Colette Whittington
Dates: Friday 13 January – 24 February 2017, (14:00- 16:00)
Venue: Clore Learning Centre, Tate Liverpool
Admission: £43.40, (Free to eligible students in receipt of certain benefits, see WEA website for more information). Advanced booking essential.

This 7-week course aims to use the exhibition as a starting point to stimulate critical engagement and creative processes involved in printmaking production.
Responding to Tate’s collection displays, the course will enable participants to fully develop and realise their design ideas, applying the relief printmaking knowledge they have previously gained on the beginners course or elsewhere. The aim of the course is to enable the participants to fully develop their own design ideas, to produce a personal body of work. Perhaps mixing relief printmaking processes or by becoming more proficient in one technique.
Sessions will comprise of practical workshops, group discussions and feedback facilitated by local printmaker and artist educator Colette Whittington.
(Some prior experience of printmaking necessary. Progression from WEA Beginners Course advisable, but not compulsory if some prior printing experience).

Programmed in association with the Workers’ Educational Association.

For further information and to book a place follow the link to:
https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2016/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C3839969

Course: Painting Inspired by Women Artists, led by Maria Tavares
Date: Tuesday 17 January – 28 March 2017, (10:00-12:00)
Venue: Tate Liverpool
Admission: £65.10 (or free to eligible students in receipt of certain benefits, see the WEA website for more information). Advanced booking essential.

Discover and explore women artists and create your own masterpiece inspired by their work. Explore painting techniques, including texture, light and shade, colour, composition, and perspective. Women artists have been marginalised and misrepresented throughout history. This has often been due to socio-political mores of the given era. Through practical workshops and group discussion, students will examine the issues that lie behind this marginalization.

Led by Maria Tavares, artist and art tutor, this 10 week course will explore the history of women in art. Through a series of practical hands-on exercises, students will learn painting techniques using acrylics, as well as having the opportunity to study Tate’s collection of work by women artists.

Programmed in association with the Workers’ Educational Association

For further information and to book a place follow the link to:
https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2016/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C3839966

Course: Exploring Modern Sculpture, led by Ed Bruce
Date: Tuesday 17 January – 28 March 2017, (14:30-16:30)
Venue: Tate Liverpool
Admission: £65.10, (Free to eligible students in receipt of certain benefits, see WEA website for more information). Advanced booking essential.

Duchamp’s conceptual ideas about the ‘Readymade’ profoundly influenced the sculpture of the 1960s and 1970s. This course, taught by Ed Bruce, will explore the ‘expanding field’ of sculptural practice in the period when ‘body art’ performance, and site specific work transformed the idea of the ‘sculptural object’.

Programmed in association with the Workers’ Educational Association

For further information and to book a place follow the link to:
https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2016/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C3839965

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