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Art, Design and Crafts

Exploring mixed media, collage and pattern

pattern and colour

Start date: 17th Jan 2022

Time: 18:45 - 21:15

Cost: £119

Day: Monday

Duration: 8 weeks

Tutor: Katharine Ruddock

Course code: SP22051

Playing with shape, imagery & messaging. No drawing experience necessarily required, just bring an open mind and let your imagination flow.

This course is intended to be fun and even relaxing, whilst all the while, under the surface an understanding & appreciation of scale, colour, texture, composition & mixing materials is being developed. Simultaneously opening new routes to expressing your inner thoughts & feelings. Irony, anger, pathos and comedy are all possible to get down on the page! It doesn’t matter if you have no drawing skills, or feel stuck in letting your creativity out should your skills be a little rusty, or even whether you already have some drawing /printing/making skills under your belt….This course can be both thought provoking and amusing, potentially unlocking a new, fun and rewarding path to creativity.

Whether you are a beginner, or returning student, please feel welcome to come explore with me. All materials are provided, but should you develop a specific subject matter interest it may be necessary for you to source items personal to your work, and anyway you will be encouraged to find images for collaging that you are personally drawn to, this will be discussed in the early stages of the course.

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katherine ruddock

Katharine Ruddock

Qualifying with a BA Hons from Edinburgh College of Art, and Post Graduate Diploma from The London College of Furniture, my initial working life involved developing design & business skills at an interiors company in London. Later, self employment had me fulfilling creative briefs in illustration, small business logos, and occasional portrait drawing. Concurrently, commissions for domestic interiors grew, and over 23 years I built a successful interior design & decoration business, based largely in London.
More recently, a long held desire to concentrate on my own creative ideas had me return North, progressing my art and sculpture activities. Currently represented at a small gallery in the North East, fulfilling private commissions, and thrilled to be building this new chapter.
It’s exciting being part of Rossett Adult Learning - a really happy piece of life’s creative jigsaw - a lovely opportunity to share in artistic enthusiasm, and such a pleasure… meeting my students!

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