At the Ten2 we run a comprehensive range of workshops and classes covering a wide range of creative interests, even singing! Whether you are a beginner or someone with experience, these classes will provide the opportunity to develop your skills or learn new techniques over these courses. Our 10 week Summer schedule is now released. Click here to see the programme.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS
SUMMER CLASSES 2017
SATURDAY 29TH APRIL
1.30 - 4.30
NEEDLEFELT HARE WORKSHOP £40.00
SATURDAY 20TH MAY
1.30 - 4.30
NEEDLEFELT BIRD WORKSHOP £40.00
Create wonderful felt hare or bird sculptures under the tuition of Gemma Bee.
Suitable for complete beginners or those that know a little of the technique.
We are now taking names and payments for our Summer Term classes. Term starts on 24th April.
We will also be running some taster classes, workshops and masterclasses. Details to follow soon.
For details of workshops and classes and to make a booking ckTen & Six Week Workshops and Classes here or call us on: 01455 636339
For details of workshops and classes and to make a booking click here or call us on: 01455 636339
Meet the Tutors click here
Rose Allinson MA
Rose gained her BA and MA at Birmingham's famous School of Jewellery, and her PGCE at Leicester, and throughout her working life has always been involved in education. She has worked as a supply teacher, run apprenticeship schemes in Birmingham, had various roles in community education, both teaching and management, as well as running the Art Studio and teaching classes here. "Teaching has enabled me to meet some great people over the years, from the children that came to my first class, the Saturday morning Children's class at Hinckley College, those that knew me at John Cleveland College, Earl Shilton and Higham on the Hill, to all those that now come to classes here." "I love the variety of having my own business - so one minute I can be making a frame, repairing an item of jewellery, stocking shelves, or teaching painting - no two days are ever the same!"
Kate achieved a Distinction in the Distance Learning Diploma Course run by the Society of Botanical Artists in October 2007. In February 2008, she was made a full member of the Society. Since then she has exhibited every year with the Society at their Annual Open Exhibition in London where, in April 2013 and May 2104, she has had her work Highly Commended for the Joyce Cuming Presentation Award. In 2010, three of her paintings were shown at the 13th triennial touring exhibition of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA in 2010. These paintings are now in the permanent archive of the Hunt Institute. As well as running courses at the
Ten 2, Kate also runs residential courses twice a year in Northamptonshire.
“All of my courses are open to both beginners and the more experienced artist as plenty of one-to-one tuition is given. I am happy for my students to work at their own level and pace and, although I like to set them a challenge from time to time, I never want this to be at the expense of their enjoyment of their art. The Saturday morning classes at the
Ten 2 have a genuinely relaxed and friendly atmosphere and, if you would like to learn more about how to paint life-like flowers, leaves, fruit and vegetables, we would be happy to see you there.”
Claire Botterill BA Hons
I am delighted to be working with the Ten2 Gallery as I absolutely love teaching and developing student’s skills, building their knowledge and confidence whilst having fun in a relaxed atmosphere.
An important passion of mine is teaching my unique style of painting using ink, coloured wax and water colour together to give a distinctive style to the work. I give workshops and demonstrations around the country and really gain a great deal of pleasure and pride from seeing how creative my students are working in this style, how it liberates them from the restriction that fear a student can feel sometimes.
A brief out line of my art career:
BA (Hons) Ceramics at De Monfort University
Established and ran the Pottery department in a Leicestershire hospital.
Ran the art and pottery department in several Leicestershire Day Centres. Where I taught people with mental health issues, learning disabilities and physical disabilities.
Commissioned to write Clay for People with Special Needs, this is based on years of experience with in this sector.
Freelance sculptor at Stratford stone creating the original models to be cast for production these were supplied to major high street outlets and the major countries buying being Japan and Canada.
Owned own ceramics studio and gallery for many years whilst selling through major art fairs such as the Spring Fair N.E.C. Birmingham and to galleries around the country.
I now sell my original paintings,”giclee” prints and cards from my web site and through prestigious galleries and art fairs. I also work to commission and relish the variety of work that comes in.
I run work workshops, give talks and demonstrations throughout Britain, tutor one to one and teach weekly classes in my local area
Diane Sinclair BA (Hons) MCIM
Originally from the North East of England, I studied Graphic Design at Newcastle Polytechnic and then went on to work in studios around the North of England and Scotland. Whilst at college I painted portraits of pets in pastels to subsidise my student grant and following a career in advertising and marketing have rediscovered the joys of pastel painting.
I paint portraits of animals and wildlife and am delighted to been commissioned by clients all over the world. I like to include sufficient detail in my paintings to render a touch of realism, velour and pastel board being my preferred base for portraits, as they hold the pastel well and are suitable for blending and creating the finer detail of fur and feathers.
I really enjoy delivering workshops, whether helping beginners to explore the medium of pastels or encouraging experienced artists to progress further.
To view my work please visit my website: www.pastelportraitsbydiane.com or my Facebook Page:
Carl has been singing with choirs, bands and as a solo artist since the mid-1990's. In 2012, he successfully completed a Music Workshop Skills course at Goldsmith's university under the tutelage of renowned community musicians Phil Mullen and Graham Dowdall. This led him to becoming the choir leader for The Howling Wolves Community Choir in Wolverhampton in April 2013. The choir is now 30+ strong and performs regularly in the local community. Carl also leads a 'Singing for Lung Health' group and a choir for homeless people, as well as offering private singing lessons.
'I always aim to make the singing sessions that I lead good fun with a relaxed atmosphere, as singing in a group is a wonderful way of developing new friendships.
Scott Bridgwood is a figurative painter, currently based in Leicester. He graduated from Chelsea Art College in Fine Art Painting in 1991. After exhibiting around London, at a range of venues including The ICA and Westminster Gallery, he moved to Rome, where he painted and taught at the BCI (British Cultural Institute) for 8 years. Over the last several years he has exhibited and sold widely across the Midlands and won various prizes, including the prestigious Windsor and Newton, First Place at Patchings and he recently won 1st prize at 'Art in Lyddington' and 'the Sock Gallery, Loughborough. We are delighted to welcome Scott to our team of tutors.
Are you a tutor with a skill to offer? We are always happy to listen to new ideas for classes and workshops.
The Art Studio
Ten2 Gallery and Art Cafe
102 Castle Street Hinckley LEICS LE10 1DD
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