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Autumn 2020 Term

If you have any questions about Wysing's courses, please email us at info@wysingartscentre.org.

Please note that bookings close 3 days before the start of the course.

Accessibility: Please get in touch with us to let us know if there is something you need to be able to participate in our courses. Email Ceri Littlechild, Wysing's Head of Operations on ceri.littlechild@
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Four week course
Monday 16 November until
Monday 7 December 2020

For booking, click here.

The Surprise of Drawing is a four week drawing course centred on the principle that everyone can draw. These experimental sessions will give the chance to those with little or no experience to explore drawing, those out of practice to re-explore drawing, and for anyone in a rut to shake up old drawing habits. It will be a chance to make work that looks both out into the world and inside ourselves for inspiration, and hopefully inspire students to carry on drawing with confidence long after the course has finished.

Safety notes: The class will be held in a large, well ventilated room, with a maximum of 6 participants. Social distancing will be in place at all times, and separate workstations will be provided for each person. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of coronavirus or think you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus. If you cancel for this reason, your booking fee will be refunded. You will be asked to provide your temperature on arrival.

Materials: Drawing materials will be provided. If you have an easel, please feel free to bring.

Format: Monday evening class 7-9pm for four weeks.

Dates: Monday 16 November 2020 until Monday 7 December 2020.

Materials: All materials provided as part of your course fee.

Fees: £150 per student  

Tutor biography: 

Penny Klein is an artist and educator, with a BA in illustration. Her work is concerned with expressiveness, often improvised, intimate and immediate. She teaches drawing to both children and adults. 

Penny Klein: The Surprise of Drawing

Two day weekend workshop
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November 2020

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Wysing studio artist Emanuela Cusin will teach a two day weekend course on experimental camera-less photography techniques including photograms and chemigrams.

A Photogram is a photographic print made without a camera by layering materials onto photographic paper and exposing them to light. Participants will learn how to make photograms with and without a photographic enlarger, playing with different objects and found materials.

A Chemigram is a mark-making technique that is closer to painting than traditional photography. Learners will experiment how to create abstract compositions, using darkroom chemistry, light and photosensitive paper in conjunction with household items and found objects.

Safety notes: Please wear appropriate clothing. The two days will be held in a large, well ventilated room, with a maximum of 6 participants. Social distancing will be in place at all times, and separate workstations will be provided for each person. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of coronavirus or think you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus. If you cancel for this reason, your booking fee will be refunded.

Materials: All materials provided as part of your course fee .

Format: Weekend workshop 10.00am-4.00 pm both days.

Dates: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November 2020 10.00am-4.00pm

Lunch: For hygiene reasons, please bring your own packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be available so please bring your own cup if you wish to, otherwise we will have disposable paper cups available.

Fees: £160 per person (concessionary rates available on request).

Emanuela Cusin: Experimental Photography

Tutor Biography:

Emanuela Cusin’s current practice focuses on the concept of uprootedness and themes of movement and inertia, dislocation, destruction, vulnerability and resistance. Her work aims to create space for confrontation and recovery, for herself, the audience and others involved.

In recent years, she has been collaborating with Dr Katharina Karcher from the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham, with whom she is currently working on the notion of in/security in urban spaces and what it means to live in a constant state of alert and vulnerability. Emanuela has also been working with Professor Abir Al Tabbaa from the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, whose research has inspired her time-based work Breaking Point.