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Informal courses and workshops, learning and outreach

Creative Learning April – September 2017

SEE ART / MAKE ART


New courses and workshops for 2017!

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A masterclass in painting, page 9

Silver jewellery summer school, page 30

Beginners pottery, page 12

Blue in the story of art, page 14

Art from the park and industry, page 16

Children contemporary dance, page 23

If you require information on any course or workshop please contact our friendly Front of House staff on: arts-centre@le.ac.uk or call: 0116 252 2455.


Book now! See page 35

39 courses, 25 drop-in sessions, 37 workshops. Get creative now. If you took part in every single course, workshop and drop-in session advertised in this brochure you would be with us continuously for over a month. 37 and a half days to be precise. As we begin to celebrate our 20th year I’d like to appeal to those who put “I can’t” in front of any sentence when it comes to being creative. All of our programme is designed to be accessible to everyone with no formal qualifications required. So whether you feel well versed in Latin American dance, or you’re just curious to pick up a paintbrush, you should feel confident that the course, workshop or drop-in session will cater for you. Our programme is taught by practicing artists who remember how difficult it is to make a start, and who want to see you progress and enjoy your time with us. Everyone has it within themselves to be creative, you just have to give it a try. So I’m not asking for 37 and a half days of your time, I’m starting with just one. Show us what you’re up to in our programme through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and let us know what you’d like to see us host in the future too. If you’re not sure where to get started please talk to our Front of House team, they’ll be able to offer advice and answer questions you have on anything found in these pages. The cost of basic materials is included in the price, unless otherwise stated. Our thanks to all the learners, tutors and artists for kindly giving us permission to use images of their work. John Kirby, Programming Officer

BOX O F F I C E : 0116 252 2455 EM AI L : arts-centre@le.ac.uk WEB: www.attenborougharts.com

Contents Explore, Create, Connect Visual Art 10 Botanic Gardens 11 Life Drawing 12 Sculpture 13 Gallery 18 Photography 19 Art History 2 1 Words 2 3 Kids & Families 26 Dance 2 7 Music 2 9 Jewellery Making & Craft 3 1 Creative Learning Planner 3 5 How to Book 3 6 How to Find Us 5

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“All too often, the Arts are only really available to the privileged few. Attenborough Arts Centre exists to fill that gap, to provide access to vital facilities for arts practitioners and audiences, most particularly the disabled and young aspiring artists who want and need the opportunity to express themselves. I have devoted my life to theatre and have witnessed first-hand how it enhances and enriches people’s lives.� Michael Attenborough CBE Patron of the Attenborough Arts Centre 4


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Open to all levels of experience Adults with a disability particularly welcome Pay as you go or book a number of sessions at once – it’s up to you

Adventures in art Tuesdays, 10am – 12pm £8 / £4 per session Guest Tutors A broad course based on the theme of natural items, designed for those who wish to find ways into art. Visual images and objects will be provided to inspire a variety of approaches using all sorts of materials. 4 April – 9 May (except 18 April) TUTOR: Steph Knowles 16 May – 20 June TUTOR: Maria Collingham 27 June – 8 August TUTOR: Stephen Coley 15 August – 26 September TUTOR: Danielle Vaughan

Cost per session: £8 (£4 concessions)

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Visual Art A wide variety of visual art courses and workshops for you to learn new artistic skills or develop your existing talent

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Painting & Drawing Botanical drawing and painting Fridays, 21 April – 26 May and 9 June – 14 July, 10am – 1pm £72 / £42 for 6 sessions TUTOR: Georgia Danvers This course is designed to take the student through the whole process of observing, drawing, colour studies, compositions and preparing to achieve a final painting of the chosen subject.

Portraits and figures Mondays, 24 April – 10 July (except 1 May and 29 May), 10am – 1pm £130 / £67 for 10 sessions TUTOR: Geoff Beasley A structured and innovative approach to drawing and painting the figure using a wide range of traditional and modern techniques.

Portrait in oils Wednesday 26 – Thursday 27 April, 10am – 4pm £65 / £40 TUTOR: Jane French This workshop is for those who want to confidently start using oil paint. The focus of this 2 day workshop will be on handling the medium as well as the depiction of tonal values to produce a striking portrait.

Investigating drawing Tuesdays, 2 May – 11 July (except 30 May), 7pm – 9pm £82 / £52 for 10 sessions TUTOR: Steph Knowles

For the curious, the adventurous, the out of practise and those who simply want more drawing in their lives. The emphasis is on investigation over outcome, broadening your approach to drawing through experiment and sheer inventiveness. No particular experience necessary.

Problem and criticism You can choose to start this course on 4 or 11 May. Thursdays, 4 May – 13 July and 11 May – 13 July, 11am – 12.30pm £52 / £27 for 6 sessions TUTOR: Diane Hall Join with other artists to develop your critical skills and become more confident in your ability to develop your own style. These friendly, supportive classes are devoted entirely to discussion and criticism of work done at home. The six sessions are based around a focus and specific creative problems set by the tutor. You will be required to work outside of the class using your own materials, resulting in a number of pieces using a variety of materials and approaches.

Mixed media collage Thursdays, 4 May – 13 July (except 1 June), 7pm – 9pm £82 / £52 for 10 sessions TUTOR: Stephen Coley An exciting and creative journey into the eclectic and colourful world of mixed media collage art. 7


The abstract city Wednesdays, 14 June – 12 July, 1.45pm – 4.45pm £57 / £32 for 5 sessions TUTOR: Peter Clayton See the world at your doorstep through fresh eyes and create sensual abstract pictures.

Portraiture Saturday 1 July, 10am – 3.30pm £40 / £22 TUTOR: Scott Bridgwood Gain a better insight into the making of a portrait, studying and drawing from a live model in innovative ways. Use tried and tested methods to learn how to look at and depict the portrait step by step. Suitable for all levels of ability.

Intensive portrait painting Tuesday 29 August – Thursday 31 August, 10am – 3.30pm £100 / £50 TUTOR: Geoff Beasley

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Move to the next level in this 3-day course to develop an understanding of professional painting methods and techniques, in a friendly and enthusiastic environment.

Investigating drawing from life Tuesdays, 29 August – 26 September, 6.30pm – 9pm £80 / £50 for 5 sessions TUTOR: Steph Knowles Using observation of the human form as our starting point we will challenge and broaden our definition of life drawing.

Fruits and foliage Saturday 16 September, 10am – 4pm £40 / £22 TUTOR: Jane French This workshop is for those who want to produce an oil painting of the natural forms of fruit and foliage. Focus will be on handling the medium, as well as on composition, colour and form.


I M AGE : Martin Greenland

A Masterclass in Painting Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August, 10am – 4pm £450 / £225 for 5 sessions TUTOR: Martin Greenland This 5-day practical masterclass will take inspiration from innovative artists, including painters Turner and Courbet. Award-winning artist Martin Greenland will share skills in oil painting techniques. This course will include a delicious lunch and refreshments throughout the day produced by the University’s awardwinning Executive Head Chef. 9


Botanic Gardens Chinese brush painting Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 June, 10am – 4pm £70 / £50 TUTOR: Paul Maslowski Explore your first (or a further) taste of the art of the Chinese Brush in Leicester’s wonderful Botanic Gardens, using classical and seasonal subjects as inspiration.

Exploring mixed media and botanical art Saturday 29 July, 10am – 5pm £40 / £22 TUTOR: Chris Jay Rogers This workshop will provide an opportunity to discover and explore exciting mixed media materials and techniques to create bold and vibrant botanical art.

Pencil and watercolour in the Botanic Gardens Monday 7 – Wednesday 9 August, 10am – 4pm £95 / £50 TUTOR: Georgia Danvers Observe your surroundings at the Botanic Gardens to produce beautiful watercolour drawings and paintings, with a focus on colour studies and composition. See page 24 for a selection of children and family workshops taking place at the Botanic Gardens during the summer holiday! 10

Drawing and painting in the Botanic Gardens Monday 14 – Wednesday 16 August, 10am – 3.30pm £95 / £50 for 3 sessions TUTOR: Diane Hall Be inspired by the beautiful surroundings of the Botanic Garden. Experiment with different approaches and materials, developing your initial ideas and exploratory drawings into a final painting or mixed media work in the on-site studio.

Embroidery sampler book Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 August, 10am – 3.30pm £80 / £40 TUTOR: Phiona Richards Make a beautiful pocket book in this 3-day workshop within the beautiful setting of the Botanic Gardens. Learn a variety of embroidery stitches to create small samplers to keep in your book.


Life Drawing Life drawing: masterclass Saturday 29 April, 10am – 3.30pm £40 / £22 TUTOR: Scott Bridgwood Push the boundaries of life drawing to produce expressive works of art. For those who wish to take their skills to the next level.

The colour of life drawing Fridays, 5 May – 14 July (except 2 June), 2pm – 4.30pm £130 / £67 for 10 sessions TUTOR: Scott Bridgwood This course aims to give learners a better understanding of the use of colour in figure painting.

Life drawing Saturday 6 May, 10am – 3.30pm £40 / £22 TUTOR: Diane Hall

Observe and appreciate the proportions and forms of the body and be able to express them in a creative way. Concentrate on the body and how the shapes, mass, solidity and energy of the human form can be expressed in an exciting way.

The dynamics of life drawing Fridays, 28 July – 29 September, 2pm – 4.30pm £130 / £67 for 10 sessions TUTOR: Scott Bridgwood Learn ways to give your drawings and paintings life, movement and a more dynamic quality.

Life drawing: for absolute beginners Saturday 2 September, 10am – 3.30pm £40 / £22 TUTOR: Scott Bridgwood Gain the know-how and confidence to create your own life drawings, using a variety of media and with one-to-one teaching.

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Sculpture Suitable for both beginners and those with previous experience looking to develop their practice. Experiments in sculpture You can choose to do this course on Mondays or Thursdays, 6.30pm – 9pm Mondays, 24 April – 10 July (except 1 May and 29 May), Thursdays, 4 May – 13 July (except 1 June), 6.30pm – 9pm £102 / £52 for 10 sessions TUTOR: Austin Orwin Develop ideas and experiment with form, initially through drawing and maquette making, before scaling up to create a finished sculptural piece. Learn a range of sculptural techniques through an ambitious approach to object making.

Sculptural ceramics Thursdays, 4 May – 13 July (except 1 June), 10am – 12.30pm £102 / £52 for 10 sessions TUTOR: Austin Orwin Work in a very supportive environment to use a variety of sculptural techniques with a range of clays, considering form, space, shadow, balance and surface.

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I M AGE : Austin Orwin, Sculptural Ceramics

Beginners pottery Wednesdays, 7 June – 12 July 6.30pm – 8.30pm £70 / £40 for 6 sessions TUTOR: Dee Barnes Familiarise yourself with the properties of clay and experiment with beginner’s techniques such as coiling and pinching on this introductory course.

Small scale character heads Saturday 17 June and Sunday 17 September, 10am – 4pm £40 / £22 TUTOR: Austin Orwin A fun-filled day working with clay to explore character and expression, using simple techniques to build up an imagined character head.


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Night in the Museum:

Blue in the story of art

Ryan Gander Curates the Arts Council Collection Saturday 25 February – Sunday 21 May FREE Attenborough Arts Centre brings a major new touring exhibition to Leicester which sees leading British artist Ryan Gander select work from Arts Council Collection’s world class national collection of modern and contemporary British art. This exhibition includes a major new commission ‘As old as time itself, slept alone’ by Ryan Gander presented as part of the exhibition. Night in the Museum brings together over 30 works by artists including Roger Hiorns, Henry Moore, Angela Bulloch and Wolfgang Tillmans. For this exhibition, Gander has made a selection of works from the Arts Council Collection’s nearly 8,000 works of British art in a range of media. The majority of these were acquired from young and emerging UK-based artists over the past 70 years.

Wednesday 5 April and Saturday 6 May, 10am – 3pm £21 / £13.50 TUTOR: Ellie Pridgeon This course will examine the use and function of the colour blue in Western art. Focusing on key artworks from the Roman, medieval and Renaissance periods, through to paintings produced by twentiethcentury artists such as Matisse, Kandinsky and Klein. We will consider the shifting symbolism and significance associated with the colour in the story of art.

Memories of our early working life Wednesdays, 14 June, 12 July, 9 August, 10.30am – 12pm £5 TUTOR: Diane Hall & Graham Ensor Meet the artists exhibiting as part of our 20th anniversary celebrations to explore the themes and ideas of industrial heritage and to provide a creative opportunity. For people with dementia and their families / carers.

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Guided tours First Wednesday of the month during the exhibition, 12.30pm – 1.15pm FREE, booking advised

Night in the Museum family workshops Saturdays, 25 February – 20 May, 1pm – 3pm FREE, book in advance or sign up on the day Explore themes, materials and ideas from the exhibition with our friendly learning team and expert artists. No experience needed.

Sensory suitcases These free fun lap-sized suitcases are jam-packed with tactile and multisensory objects linked to the exhibition, including our touch guides. Book for free at Front of House.

#artexplorers area Pop into our art explorers kids area for free drop-in activities to help guide you around the exhibition.

Join our curators for a deeper insight into the exhibition and the ideas behind it.

Group tours Book in advance so we can tailor to the needs of your group. Maximum 25 people in group, including assistants.

School tours Our new gallery has a fantastic programme of exhibitions that can unlock access to learning and culture in a new and engaging way for Leicester. Keep in touch and subscribe to our free, termly learning newsletter, to find out about teachers CPD, artist talks, symposia, networking events, Arts Award support and lots more! For more information or to book, please email arts-education@le.ac.uk or call 0116 252 2455. 15


At Abbey Park Art from the park and industry Tuesday 18 – Thursday 20 July, 10am – 3.30pm £95 / £50 for 3 sessions TUTOR: Diane Hall & Graham Ensor Be inspired by the patterns found in Abbey Park and the g8 artists exhibition concerning our industrial heritage. Explore a variety of approaches and ideas to develop into a final piece of art.

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B A LC O N Y G A L L E RY Hosting four to six exhibitions each year, the focus is on artists living in the region who are connected to Attenborough Arts Centre through our Creative Learning programme or projects.

Attenborough Forum Debates & Lectures The Attenborough Forum is a space for anyone interested in critical discussion, art form development, continuing professional development, research and symposia, including artist talks.

Curating the Arts Council Collection Thursday 27 April, 6pm – 7.30pm FREE, booking advised Join a panel of curators, artists and enthusiasts for a thought-provoking discussion about contemporary art and how the Arts Council Collection has been curated by Ryan Gander for ‘Night in the Museum’. This in-conversation event will give you a deeper insight into the process that went on behind the scenes. There will also be an audience Q&A with a chance to ask your own questions.

Venue Hire Attenborough Arts Centre has a range of fully adaptable and accessible spaces including for hire, including the Diana Princess of Wales Hall and three studio spaces. From only £15 per hour, you can hire spaces for performance, training, creative activities, rehearsals, workshops and meetings. We can provide highly experienced technical and staffing support for your event. Contact us to discuss your needs and the costs involved. Contact the Venue Officer on 0116 223 1534.

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Photography at Manor House Pinhole photography Saturday 22 April, 10am – 3pm £40 / £22 TUTOR: Leicester Lo-Fi Learn the basic history and principles of photography. Build and use a pinhole camera, take pictures and develop them in a darkroom.

Polaroid lifts Saturday 10 June, 10am – 3pm £40 / £22 TUTOR: Leicester Lo-Fi Discover the fragility and translucency of Polaroid Lifts, as you transfer a Polaroid image onto a new surface. Cameras and film supplied. 18

Introduction to the darkroom Saturday 15 July, 10am – 3pm £40 / £22 TUTOR: Leicester Lo-Fi Learn the basic techniques of printing your own negatives in a traditional darkroom.

Cyanotypes Saturday 9 September, 10am – 3pm £40 / £22 TUTOR: Leicester Lo-Fi Learn one of the earliest forms of photography. Explore the Cyanotype process and make images on paper and fabric from your own photographs.

Address: Manor House, Haddenham Road, Leicester LE3 2BG


Art History Exploring Art: Abstraction in Art Wednesdays, 3 May – 12 July (except 31 May), 10.30am – 12pm £67 / 37 for 10 sessions TUTOR: Miriam Gill, Conny Bailey and Ellie Pridgeon For over a century Abstraction has come to represent one of the most characteristic tendencies in modern art. This course explores this international expression, its origins and its enduring appeal.

Art examined: Byzantine Art and its influence

Trading icons and influence: Crete and Venice in the 15th Century

Wednesdays, 3 May – 7 June (except 31 May), 1pm – 3pm £42 / £27 for 5 sessions TUTOR: Miriam Gill, Conny Bailey and Ellie Pridgeon

Wednesdays, 14 June – 12 July, 1pm – 3pm £42 / £27 for 5 sessions TUTOR: Katherine Taylor

This course will explore the unique and fascinating art of the Byzantine empire and its impact on the art and architecture of the medieval west, the Renaissance and the Muslim world.

Understanding Art: Landscape drawings and paintings: ancient and modern Tuesdays, 6 June – 4 July, 2pm – 3.30pm £37 / £18 for 5 sessions TUTOR: Alan Caine A chance to study a wide variety of work from ‘primitive’ to surrealists and academic artists.

This course explores how, despite their differences, the Orthodox East and Catholic West traded culture, ideas and political influence, as well as spices and gems.

Pre-Raphaelites and Van Eyck at the National Gallery Saturday 15 July and Wednesday 27 September, 10am – 3pm £21 / £13.50 TUTOR: Dr Conny Bailey A chance to explore the influence of Jan van Eyck’s famous Arnolfini Portrait on the art of the Pre-Raphaelites. Learn how it inspired their empirical observation, draughtsmanship, colour and technique. Uncover the ways in which objects in a picture transmit symbolic meaning. 19


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Words The art of thinking Mondays, 24 April – 10 July, (except 1 May and 29 May), 7pm – 9pm £67 / £37 for 10 sessions TUTOR: Greg Scorzo A 10-week course exploring “The Art of Thinking”. Develop a new kind of philosophical writing around contemporary culture to be published in www.cultureontheoffensive.com

Reading and thinking: Chekhov & Pushkin Tuesdays, 2 May – 11 July, (except 30 May), 7pm – 9pm £67 / £37 for 10 sessions TUTOR: Richard Gill Chekov’s four last plays – ‘The Seagull’, ‘Uncle Vanya’, ‘Three Sisters’ and ‘The Cherry Orchard’ have become part of the English as well as the Russian theatrical tradition. Pushkin, Russia’s national poet, is also widely read in English translation.

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Shop Our shop showcases the best of local and British craft, art and design. The innovative and affordable collection includes ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, prints, sculpture, homeware, stationery, cards, gift wrap and more. Artists are invited to sell their work in the shop. For more information contact Kate Foster at kf123@le.ac.uk. Open: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 7pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 12 noon – 4pm.

Attenborough Café The Attenborough Cafe is the perfect place to meet with friends at any time of the day. Enjoy our high quality coffees and teas from St. Martins Coffee, as well as a range of hot and cold food, with all recipes devised by the University’s award winning Executive Head Chef.

Afternoon Tea Special Monday – Sunday, 2pm – 5pm Any homemade cake and any regular hot drink for £3.25.

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Kids & Families Creative kids – and their favourite grown-ups!

Children contemporary dance Thursdays, 27 April – 6 July, 4.30pm – 5.30pm £42.50 for 10 sessions TUTOR: Sara Chirimini Provide your children with a great activity, training and love for dance. This course aims to embrace happiness, life and art!

Story-makers Monday 17 – Friday 21 July, 10am – 2pm £85 TUTOR: Jonny Mclean This 5-day course offers the chance for children to unleash their creativity in a project to explore stories from writing to performance over the summer holidays.

Mechanical monsters Monday 24 July, 10am - 3.30pm £22 TUTOR: Diane Hall and Graham Ensor See the exciting mechanical objects in the ‘Leicester: Memories of Industry’ exhibition. Talk to the artists who made work for the show to develop exciting new ideas, using different materials so you can create and take home your very own Mechanical Monster drawings! 23


Family Workshops at the Botanic Gardens! Miniature garden in a container Saturday 5 August, 11am – 1.30pm £10 TUTOR: Jasia McArdle

Inspired by nature Sunday 20 August, 11am – 1pm £10 TUTOR: Jasia McArdle Create a unique relief picture of a journey of discovery around the Botanic Gardens using your found natural materials.

Create a Miniature Garden in a container to take home, inspired by the Botanic Gardens and your imagination!

Make a sculptural mobile Saturday 12 August, 11am – 1pm £10 TUTOR: Jasia McArdle Make your own sculptural mobile using found natural materials collected from a short journey around the Botanic Gardens.

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As part of our Children in Need programme, there is an opportunity to see some performances for FREE, if registered on the scheme.

ARTS AWARD We are an Arts Award Centre delivering all 5 levels of Arts Award. YOUNG AMBASSADORS Are you aged 14 – 19 and interested in the arts?

Please note the Children in Need programme is for children and young people aged 0-18 years old with the most complex disabilities and needs and those with least access to the arts. For more information, book a space or find out more information, please contact Georgina Barney on: 0116 223 1425 or gab25@le.ac.uk or visit our website: www.attenborougharts.com

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Dance Social Tango Fridays, 6.30pm – 8.30pm £50 / £30 for 4 sessions TUTOR: Steph Knowles Encounter the rich culture of traditional social tango – worlds away from the glitz and glam of Strictly. Improve posture and balance, develop energy and connection, and dance musically and socially. No partner and no experience necessary. 21 April – 12 May 19 May – 9 June 16 June – 7 July 8 September – 29 September Book two or more blocks and save 10%

Latin American dance Tuesdays, 2 May – 11 July (except 30 May) £67 / £37 for 10 sessions TUTOR: Maggie Muñoz For beginners 6pm – 7.30pm Get on your feet and have a go at this fun, energetic and exciting dance style. Improve your health, fitness and wellbeing. For adults interested in learning the basic skills, this informal course is led by an experienced dance facilitator and requires no specialist clothing or footwear. Intermediate 7.45pm – 9.15pm Enjoy Latin dance in its many forms and explore some of its more skilled aspects in styles such as salsa, merengue, cha cha cha, cumbia and reggaeton. This course is aimed at those with some experience of Latin American dance.

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Music Jazz performance Mondays, 24 April – 10 July (except 1 May and 29 May), 7.15pm – 9.15pm £72 / £37 for 10 sessions TUTOR: Richard Everitt Gain confidence in your ability to improvise and develop your performance skills through a better understanding of scales, modes and chords. For anyone with an interest in jazz and reasonable proficiency on a musical instrument. To take full part in all aspects of the course you will need to read music or chord symbols, but those who play by ear are also welcome.

Huge savings for City Living students! Develop new creative skills with our wide range of courses and workshops from just £4. We offer a variety of courses throughout the year including Guitar for beginners, Silver jewellery making, Life drawing and Latin American dance. City-Living residents are eligible to 50% off the concession rate for most of our Creative Learning courses and workshops, including those living at Nixon Court, Opal Court, Mary Gee Houses, Freemen’s Common and Oxford Court. 27


Guitar playing Wednesdays, 3 May – 12 July (except 31 May) £58 for 10 sessions TUTOR: Ketan Patel Learn in a friendly group setting with a strong emphasis on ensemble playing. No previous musical knowledge is required for either of the beginners’ level courses. Acoustic guitar course: You will need to bring a guitar plectrum and preferably a steel strung guitar. The improver’s course is suitable for players with approximately 12 months experience including an understanding of basic rhythms in music notation. Classical guitar course: You will need to bring your own nylon strung guitar, footstool and course book – please ask us for details. The improver’s level is suitable for players with approximately two years’ experience who can already read music.

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Acoustic beginners 5.30pm – 6.30pm Acoustic improvers 6.30pm – 7.30pm Classical for beginners 7.30pm – 8.30pm Classical improvers 8.30pm – 9.30pm

Ukulele for beginners Thursdays, 8 June – 13 July, 6.30pm - 8.30pm £60 / £30 for 6 sessions TUTOR: Alison Dunne A fun introduction to playing ukulele, introducing this happy instrument, learn how to play 4 – 5 basic chords and how to play from songsheets. Includes playing and singing together. Instruments provided, but those with their own ukuleles are welcome to join in.


Jewellery Making and Craft Bracelets, bangles and rings Saturday 6 May, 10am – 3.30pm £60 / £40 TUTOR: Kate Bajic This workshop offers the opportunity to make a bangle, a link bracelet and / or a ring introducing you to techniques including soldering, sawing, hammering and filing.

Exploring fused glass making Saturday 13 May, 10am – 4pm £60 / £30 TUTOR: Katherine Wilson Learn how to cut sheet-glass and build a design to create two or three pieces such as a bowl, set of coasters or pendant, for kiln-firing.

Travel journal Saturday 3 June, 10am – 4pm £40 / £22 TUTOR: Phiona Richards Make a refillable journal that you can take with you on your travels. Learn how to make a vinyl cover and two journal books to put inside it.

Silver and copper jewellery Mondays, 5 June – 10 July, 6.30pm – 9pm £80 / £60 for 6 sessions TUTOR: Samantha Robinson Be inspired to design and create your own jewellery, adding textures and mixing metals. Use techniques including piercing, hammering, drilling, soldering and filing. Suitable for beginners and improvers.

Make a ring in a morning Saturday 10 June, 10am – 12.30pm £40 / £25 TUTOR: Kate Bajic This workshop offers participants the chance to try your hand at making a textured silver ring. Great for beginners! 29


Photo textile jewellery

Abstract Batik

Saturday 1 July, 10am – 4pm £40 / £22 TUTOR: Phiona Richards

Saturday 2 September, 10am – 3.30pm £40 / £22 TUTOR: Andrew Wynne

Create a personal textile jewellery piece using stitch and jewellery making techniques. Make a brooch or pendant, using a photo of your choice to transfer onto fabric.

Produce expressive, simple but effective painterly techniques on papers and fabrics using resists, discharge and dyes.

Earrings, pendants and pins Saturday 8 July, 10am – 3.30pm £60 / £40 TUTOR: Kate Bajic This workshop offers the opportunity to make a decorative pendant, pin and / or pair of earrings, introducing you to techniques including soldering, filing and sawing.

At Attenborough Arboretum Silver jewellery summer school Wednesday 19 – Saturday 22 July, 10am – 3.30pm £130 / £90 TUTOR: Kate Bajic Be inspired by your surroundings at the beautiful Attenborough Arboretum to create your own silver jewellery designs using practical metal working skills and techniques.

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Simple stone set rings Saturday 9 September, 10am – 3.30pm £60 / £40 TUTOR: Kate Bajic Learn how to make your own pieces using techniques including soldering, sawing, hammering, drilling, doming and filing. Suitable for both beginners and improvers.


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Adventures in art

04-Apr

09-May

10am – 12pm

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Botanical drawing and painting

21-Apr

26-May

10am – 1pm

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Portraits and figures

24-Apr

10-Jul

10am – 1pm

7

Wed-Thurs Portrait in oils

26-Apr

27-Apr

10am – 4pm

7

Tues

Investigating drawing

02-May

11-Jul

7pm – 9pm

7

Thurs

Problem and criticism

04-May

13-Jul

11am - 12.30pm

7

Thurs

Mixed media collage

04-May

13-Jul

7pm – 9pm

7

Thurs

Problem and criticism

11-May

13-Jul

11am – 12.30pm

7

Tues

Adventures in art

16-May

20-Jun

10am – 12pm

5

Fri

Botanical drawing and painting

09-Jun

14-Jul

10am – 1pm

7

Wed

The abstract city

14-Jun

12-Jul

1.45pm – 4.45pm

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Tues

Adventures in art

27-Jun

08-Aug

10am – 12pm

5

Sat

Portraiture

01-Jul

01-Jul

10am – 3.30pm

8

Mon-Fri

A masterclass in painting

31-Jul

04-Aug

10am – 4pm

9

Tues

Adventures in art

15-Aug

26-Sep

10am – 12pm

5

Tues-Thurs Intensive portrait painting

29-Aug

31-Aug

10am – 3.30pm

8

Tues

Investigating drawing from life

29-Aug

26-Sep

6.30pm – 9pm

8

Sat

Fruits and foliage

16-Sep

16-Sep

10am – 4pm

8

Sat-Sun

Chinese brush painting

17-Jun

18-Jun

10am – 4pm

10

Sat

Exploring mixed media and botanical art

29-Jul

29-Jul

10am – 5pm

10

Mon-Wed

Pencil and watercolour in the Botanic Gardens

07-Aug

09-Aug

10am – 4pm

10

Mon-Wed

Drawing and painting in the Botanic Gardens

14-Aug

16-Aug

10am – 3.30pm

10

Mon-Wed

Embroidery sampler book

21-Aug

23-Aug

10am – 3.30pm

10

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Life Drawing Sculpture Gallery Photography Art History

32

Creative Learning Planner

START

END

TIME

Sat

Life drawing: masterclass

29-Apr

29-Apr

10am – 3.30pm

11

Fri

Life drawing: the colour of life drawing

05-May

14-Jul

2pm – 4.30pm

11

Sat

Life drawing

06-May

06-May

10am – 3.30pm

11

Fri

Life drawing: the dynamics of life drawing

28-Jul

29-Sep

2pm – 4.30pm

11

Sat

Life drawing: For absolute beginners

02-Sep

02-Sep

10am – 3.30pm

11

Mon

Experiments in sculpture

24-Apr

10-Jul

6.30pm – 9pm

12

Thurs

Sculptural ceramics

04-May

13-Jul

10am – 12.30pm

12

Thurs

Experiments in sculpture

04-May

13-Jul

6.30pm – 9pm

12

Wed

Beginners pottery

07-Jun

12-Jul

6.30pm – 8.30pm

12

Sat

Small scale character heads

17-Jun

17-Jun

10am – 4pm

12

Sun

Small scale character heads

17-Sep

17-Sep

10am – 4pm

12

Wed

Blue in the story of art

05-Apr

05-Apr

10am – 3pm

14

Sat

Blue in the story of art

06-May

06-May

10am – 3pm

14

Wed

Memories of our early working life

14-Jun

14-Jun

10.30am – 12pm

14

Wed

Memories of our early working life

12-Jul

12-Jul

10.30am – 12pm

14

Tues-Thurs Art from the park and industry

18-Jul

20-Jul

10am – 3.30pm

16

Wed

Memories of our early working life

9-Aug

9-Aug

10.30am – 12pm

14

Sat

Pinhole photography

22-Apr

22-Apr

10am – 3pm

18

Sat

Polaroid lifts

10-Jun

10-Jun

10am – 3pm

18

Sat

Introduction to the Darkroom

15-Jul

15-Jul

10am – 3pm

18

Sat

Cyanotypes

09-Sep

09-Sep

10am – 3pm

18

Wed

Exploring art: Abstraction in art

03-May

12-Jul

10.30am – 12pm

19

Wed

Art examined: Byzantine Art and its influence

03-May

07-Jun

1pm – 3pm

19

Tues

Understanding art: landscape drawings and paintings: ancient and modern

06-Jun

04-Jul

2pm – 3.30pm

19

Wed

Trading icons and Influence: Crete and Venice in the 15th century

14-Jun

12-Jul

1pm – 3pm

19

Sat

Pre-Raphaelites and Van Eyck at the National Gallery 15-Jul

15-Jul

10am – 3pm

19

Wed

Pre-Raphaelites and Van Eyck at the National Gallery 27-Sep

27-Sep

10am – 3pm

19

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Words Kids & Family Dance Music Jewellery Making & Craft

Creative Learning Planner

START

END

TIME

Mon

The art of thinking

24-Apr

10-Jul

7pm – 9pm

21

Tues

Reading and thinking: Chekhov & Pushkin

02-May

11-Jul

7pm – 9pm

21

Thurs

Children contemporary dance

27-Apr

06-Jul

4.30pm – 5.30pm

23

Mon-Fri

Story-makers

17-Jul

21-Jul

10am – 2pm

23

Mon

Mechanical monsters

24-Jul

24-Jul

10am – 3.30pm

23

Sat

Miniature garden in a container

05-Aug

05-Aug

11am – 1.30pm

24

Sat

Make a sculptural mobile

12-Aug

12-Aug

11am – 1pm

24

Sun

Inspired by nature - family workshop

20-Aug

20-Aug

11am – 1pm

24

Fri

Social Tango

21-Apr

12-May

6.30pm – 8.30pm

26

Tues

Latin American dance for beginners

02-May

11-Jul

6pm – 7.30pm

26

Tues

Intermediate Latin American dance

02-May

11-Jul

7.45pm – 9.15pm

26

Fri

Social Tango

19-May

09-Jun

6.30pm – 8.30pm

26

Fri

Social Tango

16-Jun

07-Jul

6.30pm – 8.30pm

26

Fri

Social Tango

08-Sep

29-Sep

6.30pm – 8.30pm

26

Mon

Jazz performance

24-Apr

10-Jul

7.15pm – 9.15pm

27

Wed

Acoustic guitar for beginners

03-May

12-Jul

5.30pm – 6.30pm

28

Wed

Acoustic guitar: improvers

03-May

12-Jul

6.30pm – 7.30pm

28

Wed

Classical guitar for beginners

03-May

12-Jul

7.30pm – 8.30pm

28

Wed

Classical guitar: improvers

03-May

12-Jul

8.30pm – 9.30pm

28

Thurs

Ukulele for beginners

08-Jun

13-Jul

6.30pm – 8.30pm

28

Sat

Bracelets, bangles and rings

06-May

06-May

10am – 3.30pm

29

Sat

Exploring fused glass making

13-May

13-May

10am – 4pm

29

Sat

Travel journal

03-Jun

03-Jun

10am – 4pm

29

Mon

Silver and copper jewellery

05-Jun

10-Jul

6.30pm – 9pm

29

Sat

Make a ring in a morning

10-Jun

10-Jun

10am – 12.30pm

29

Sat

Photo textile jewellery

01-Jul

01-Jul

10am – 4pm

30

Sat

Earrings, pendants and pins

08-Jul

08-Jul

10am – 3.30pm

30

Wed–Sat

Silver jewellery summer school

19-Jul

22-Jul

10am – 3.30pm

30

Sat

Abstract Batik

2-Sep

2-Sep

10am – 3.30pm

30

Sat

Simple stone set rings

9-Sep

9-Sep

10am – 3.30pm

30

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Lunch is on us! Get a free lunch worth £5 to spend at the Attenborough Café when one person books for two different courses / workshops, between 13 February – 27 February 2017. Offer excludes Explore, Create, Connect: Adventures in Art. T&C’s apply. Contact arts-marketing@le.ac.uk for further information.

Soundbites FREE lunchtime Tuesdays, 12.45pm Enjoy lunch at the Attenborough Café and experience a variety of lively music. Performances last no more than an hour.

Interested in performing at a Soundbites? Contact Surrinder on sb187@le.ac.uk or 0116 223 1521 34


How to Book Online: www.attenborougharts.com Call us: to pay by debit or credit card on (0116) 252 2455. Pop in: book over the counter. Post your completed downloaded booking form from our website. Add a cheque for the total made payable to ‘University of Leicester’ to Box Office, Attenborough Arts Centre, PO Box 138, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA. Box office open Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 7pm, and one hour before all performances (closed Bank Holidays and university closure days on 13, 14, 17, 18 April, 1 May, 29 May and 28 August). Basic materials are provided, there may be additional costs on certain courses. Booking policy: Bookings are dealt with on a first-come, first-served basis and only on receipt of the full fee. You are advised to book early. If the course / workshop you want is full, we can add your name to a waiting list for cancellations. Age guidance: Our courses / workshops are most suited to ages 16+ years, unless otherwise stated. Younger people may be able to attend at the discretion of the tutor. Please contact us to discuss. Cancellations: When a course / workshop is cancelled due to low numbers you will be given a full refund. If you cancel your booking, we will refund the fee, less a 15% administration charge. Please give us at least 7 days’ notice by email or phone before the course / workshop starts.

For full booking conditions and cancellations policy please go to our website. Bookings open Monday 13 February 10am We do not charge booking fees. Access: We are fully accessible to disabled people. We have:

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Disabled patrons requiring particular assistance are entitled to a free ticket to bring a personal assistant.

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Induction loop systems.

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Wheelchair accessible toilets.

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Four car parking spaces for blue badge holders. A spacious adult changing facility with a height-adjustable changing bed, hoist and shower, made possible by funding from Leicester City Council’s Disabled Childrens’ services, mosaic: shaping disability services and the University of Leicester. Free public wifi.

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People on income-related benefits such as job seeker’s allowance, disabled person’s tax credit and pensions credit guarantee Those on disability living allowance / personal independence payment, severe disability living allowance and incapacity benefit Unwaged dependents of those in receipt of certain concessions Students in full-time education.

Please provide proof of entitlement. 35


How to Find Us

5 MINUTES BY BIKE

We are only 10 minutes’ walk from the railway station, and 15 minutes’ walk from the City Centre

15 MINUTE WALK

B USE S: 47, 47a, 48, 48a,

80 / 80a C A R PA R KING:

Railway Station (10 min walk to Attenborough)

Four blue badge spaces at Attenborough. AF TER 6PM A ND W EEK END S:

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In front of the Medical Sciences Building.

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Regent College

LANCASTER ROAD

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Pay and display on Lancaster Road and in Victoria Park (De Montfort Hall, entrance on Granville Road).

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Free at the Medical Sciences Building next door.

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New Walk Museum & Gallery

Victoria Park De Montfort Hall

War Memorial Free Parking evenings & Weekends (Medical Sciences Building)

B OX OFFI CE : 0116 252 2455 E M A I L : arts-centre@le.ac.uk W E B : www.attenborougharts.com TE XT RE L AY S E RV I CE : 18001 0116 252 2455

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