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Aug
27
Mon
2018
Redoubt Fort Open Day
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Aug
30
Thu
2018
Tony Allain – Chasing the Light Pastel Workshop
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

This workshop will begin with a discussion on pastel painting materials, surfaces, developing your painting style and working methods unique to pastels. There will be a strong emphasis on working from your own reference; in particular your own sketches. Throughout the day Tony will do a number of quick demos emphasising composition, colour and technique. He will share some of his working methods; using direct strokes on a textured surface to emphasise ‘brushwork’. You will learn how to simplify your approach to achieve exciting impressionistic paintings.

There will be plenty of individual help at the easel and the day will end with a final group critic.

This workshop is for those willing to go through the door marked ‘leaving your comfort zone’ and enter a world of exciting and expressive pastel application!

Aug
31
Fri
2018
Bev Caleno – Textile Art and Machine Embroidery 3, WATER SOLUBLES (4 session course)
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Explore water soluble fabrics and their uses in machine embroidery whilst completing four very different projects.

Each morning will be spent exploring the medium and creating your own unique fabrics; the afternoons are all about the machine embroidery and turning your ideas into a finished project.

What you will need to bring

Each day will have a £5.00 materials cost; payable on the day.

Your sewing machine and darning foot

Packed lunch

Pre-Teen Foam Party
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sep
1
Sat
2018
Susan Boddy – Convincing Figures in Watercolour
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

You will begin this workshop by painting simplified figure shapes and postures, using your brush as a drawing tool. Finding strong lights on people (heads, shoulders etc.) will be explored with a monochrome image. Perspective will be touched on when adding figures to a street scene. Later all these elements will be incorporated into a townscape where strong light, counter change and shadows play an important part.

Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and cream tea

Sep
2
Sun
2018
Bev Caleno – Bonded Hydrangeas
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

All Materials Included

Make a beautiful Artwork with real Hydrangeas, including a 3D element. Encapsulate real flowers in Bondaweb on felt and use a soldering iron to cut out the petals. They are then machine embroidered in place and embellished with other complimentary fabrics. Your completed piece will be mounted and wrapped for a professional finish.

Includes homemade lunch and refreshments

What you will need to bring

Bring the sewing machine you are used to or you can use one of ours by prior arrangement

Hydrangea heads, but only if you have some

Sep
3
Mon
2018
Harwich Society Quiz Night
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm

Team up to 8 – £2.00 per person & raffle.

Sep
8
Sat
2018
Jake Winkle – Wildlife Studies in Dynamic Watercolours *Only 1 Place Remaining
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

With Jake to guide you, learn how to put the life into your wildlife studies through the imaginative use of colour and dynamic brushwork. He will show you how to capture the light and movement in animal subjects; an invaluable skill to be used in all your watercolour work. You will complete two paintings during the day, exploring different styles of working.

Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and cream tea

Sep
9
Sun
2018
Motorcycle Run and Harwich Family Fun Day
Sep 9 all-day
Jo Hammond – Willow Weaving, Sitting Hare Garden Sculpture
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

This is a great opportunity to work with one of East Anglia’s best willow workers. On this full day course, which will take place within our walled garden (weather permitting, otherwise in our spacious studio) Jo will introduce to willow sculpture and the use of freeweave. You will learn how to create a framework, how to cover and shape the frame with freeweave, and how to build the head, legs and ears to finish your piece. You will complete a life size (or larger) hare sculpture which make a beautiful addition to your own garden.

Sep
15
Sat
2018
Harwich Society Heritage Open Days weekend
Sep 15 – Sep 16 all-day
Ailsa Lyn – Beginners and Intermediate Mixed Media Collage (Seascapes and harbours)
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Discover how to upcycle a multitude of often discarded, papers, previously rejected paintings and other materials into works of art. 

To begin, the class will decorate and prepare the papers brought to the workshop. While these are left to dry, Ailsa will give a brief demonstration of the processes she uses when creating a collage. She will explain her basic method , with plenty of hints on composition, balancing colours and simplifying the subject. The rest of the day will be about creating your own piece with lots of guidance and one to one tuition from Ailsa.

 

Sep
16
Sun
2018
Anna Davies – Contemporary Flowers using Inks, Acrylic and Alcohol
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

All Materials Included

This class is for you if you have always wanted to produce a beautiful, unique work of art worthy of hanging on your wall, but have no painting experience or drawing skills (also wonderful for those that do!).

Sep
22
Sat
2018
Alison Holt – Flowers and Foliage (2 day course)
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

With a range of garden flowers as inspiration, students will experiment with painting on silk in an impressionistic style to create a base for machine stitching. Drawing with straight stitch and zigzag stitch, machine embroidery techniques will be explored for the flowers. Combining the two elements we will produce images with colour, depth and definition.
Beginners can produce several small pieces which will make wonderful embroidered pictures or cards. Alternatively a more experienced student can work on a larger more complex close up of a flower of their choice.
Stitch techniques demonstrated will include delphiniums, foxgloves, roses, astilbes and many more.

Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and cream tea

 

Sep
23
Sun
2018
Alison Holt – Flowers and Foliage (2 day course)
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

With a range of garden flowers as inspiration, students will experiment with painting on silk in an impressionistic style to create a base for machine stitching. Drawing with straight stitch and zigzag stitch, machine embroidery techniques will be explored for the flowers. Combining the two elements we will produce images with colour, depth and definition.
Beginners can produce several small pieces which will make wonderful embroidered pictures or cards. Alternatively a more experienced student can work on a larger more complex close up of a flower of their choice.
Stitch techniques demonstrated will include delphiniums, foxgloves, roses, astilbes and many more.

Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and cream tea

 

Sep
28
Fri
2018
Bev Caleno – Textile Art and Machine Embroidery 3, WATER SOLUBLES (4 session course)
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Explore water soluble fabrics and their uses in machine embroidery whilst completing four very different projects.

Each morning will be spent exploring the medium and creating your own unique fabrics; the afternoons are all about the machine embroidery and turning your ideas into a finished project.

What you will need to bring

Each day will have a £5.00 materials cost; payable on the day.

Your sewing machine and darning foot

Packed lunch

Harwich Society Talk
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm

‘Essex Bee Keeping’ by Pat Rowlands.

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Helen Maxfield – Lino Cut Printing (2 day course) *Only 3 Spaces Remaining
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

This two day course is open to anyone wanting to discover printmaking in this most accessible form. Beginners will learn the basics of lino cut and design and complete at least one series of prints. Those with a little more experience will be able to produce a more intricate work, with the possibility of using more than one colour.

Helen Maxfield – Lino Cut Printing (2 day course) *Only 3 Spaces Remaining
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

This two day course is open to anyone wanting to discover printmaking in this most accessible form. Beginners will learn the basics of lino cut and design and complete at least one series of prints.

Helen Maxfield – Lino Cut Printing (2 day course) *Only 3 Spaces Remaining
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

This two day course is open to anyone wanting to discover printmaking in this most accessible form. Beginners will learn the basics of lino cut and design and complete at least one series of prints. Those with a little more experience will be able to produce a more intricate work, with the possibility of using more than one colour. With two days you will be able to develop at your own pace with plenty of interaction with your tutor Helen.

 

Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and cream tea both days

About the Artist

Helen studied ‘Art – practice and theory’ at Lancaster University (2001), where she made her first etchings and monoprints. After moving to Suffolk, she studied with Jude Lockie and made her first linocuts, which have become her main method of producing art ever since.

Helen now creates limited edition linocuts from her home studio in Suffolk. She enjoys Black and white designs for their bold, graphic quality and the mark-making potential of the medium. Coloured designs are created using the ‘reduction method’ where each colour is printed one at a time and further lino is carved away in between printing.

What you will need to bring

All materials and equipment are included, so all you need to bring is reference photos, magazine pictures, etc. Just bare in mind you will be aiming to complete a finished print in two days and you will need to simplify your images into a linocut design.

Sep
30
Sun
2018
Helen Maxfield – Lino Cut Printing (2 day course) *Only 3 Spaces Remaining
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

This two day course is open to anyone wanting to discover printmaking in this most accessible form. Beginners will learn the basics of lino cut and design and complete at least one series of prints. Those with a little more experience will be able to produce a more intricate work, with the possibility of using more than one colour.

Helen Maxfield – Lino Cut Printing (2 day course) *Only 3 Spaces Remaining
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

This two day course is open to anyone wanting to discover printmaking in this most accessible form. Beginners will learn the basics of lino cut and design and complete at least one series of prints.

Helen Maxfield – Lino Cut Printing (2 day course) *Only 3 Spaces Remaining
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

This two day course is open to anyone wanting to discover printmaking in this most accessible form. Beginners will learn the basics of lino cut and design and complete at least one series of prints. Those with a little more experience will be able to produce a more intricate work, with the possibility of using more than one colour. With two days you will be able to develop at your own pace with plenty of interaction with your tutor Helen.

 

Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and cream tea both days

About the Artist

Helen studied ‘Art – practice and theory’ at Lancaster University (2001), where she made her first etchings and monoprints. After moving to Suffolk, she studied with Jude Lockie and made her first linocuts, which have become her main method of producing art ever since.

Helen now creates limited edition linocuts from her home studio in Suffolk. She enjoys Black and white designs for their bold, graphic quality and the mark-making potential of the medium. Coloured designs are created using the ‘reduction method’ where each colour is printed one at a time and further lino is carved away in between printing.

What you will need to bring

All materials and equipment are included, so all you need to bring is reference photos, magazine pictures, etc. Just bare in mind you will be aiming to complete a finished print in two days and you will need to simplify your images into a linocut design.

Oct
1
Mon
2018
Harwich Society Quiz Night
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm

Team up to 8 – £2.00 per person & raffle.

Oct
5
Fri
2018
Harwich Shanty Festival
Oct 5 @ 5:07 pm – Oct 7 @ 6:07 pm

A date for your diaries – the 2018 Festival will be held over the weekend of 5th-7th October, a week earlier than usual.

Oct
6
Sat
2018
Harwich Society Annual Dinner
Oct 6 all-day
Anne Schwegmann – Upcycled Mosaic Panel (2 day course)
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Create your own panel using ceramic and glass tesserae along with a variety of recycled materials. Learn all the techniques needed to complete your own project under the guidance of experienced Mosaic Artist Anne Schwegmann-Fielding.

Oct
7
Sun
2018
Anne Schwegmann – Upcycled Mosaic Panel (2 day course)
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Create your own panel using ceramic and glass tesserae along with a variety of recycled materials. Learn all the techniques needed to complete your own project under the guidance of experienced Mosaic Artist Anne Schwegmann-Fielding.

Oct
13
Sat
2018
Harwich Society History Fair 2018
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oct
14
Sun
2018
Harwich Society History Fair 2018
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

These are not Harwich Haven Authority events. Please contact the event organiser directly with any queries.