All Courses at Sandringham School

THIS COURSE IS NOT RUNNING IN THE SPRING TERM 2018

 

Do you want to learn how to get the most out of acrylic paints? Come and learn how to create expressive and colourful seascapes and landscapes in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Learn to mix colours and apply paint using brushes and palette knives. You will experiment with various techniques befefore working on a final canvas painting using an image of your choice.

You will need to bring some brushes, acrylic paints, a sketch pad and a canvas. These materials can be bought cheaply on the internet or locally at Wilkinsons, WH Smith and other stockists.  You will be provided with a detailed list of materials when you enrol. 

THIS COURSE IS NOT RUNNING IN SPRING 2018

Introduction to Water Colours

Ideal for beginners.  During this five week course you will learn:

  • about the papers, paints and brushes we use for water colours, 
  • how to stretch paper on a board,
  • how to lay down basic washes, colour theory, painting neutrals, tonal painting ( one colour), 
  • about creating simple landscape and flower pictures,
  • how to make basic bush marks, getting to grips with wet in wet technique, dealing with mistakes and using masking fluid.
  • We will look at a achieving a simple still life, painting with washes and introduce some creative techniques eg use of wax and salt.

 

 

NB you will be supplied with a list of materials to bring with you including brushes, paper, paint etc.  It is very important to buy the correct paper to achieve good results. Materials can be bought from W H Smiths, HobbyCraft, Rymans or a local art shop. Tiger in St Albans has some materials, as does ArtScape in Harpenden or you can buy on Amazon.

AnnMarie is a local artist who has years of experience in teaching as well as selling her own work and responding to commissions.  

Feedback from students of earlier courses: 

"AnnMarie's relaxed and encouring approach was just the tonic needed to give me the confidence to pick up a brush and just have a go. This easy going approach also left room for us, her pupils, to develop our own painting style...Great course!"

"I have attended several of the BeauSandVer consortium art classes and have enjoyed every one. The teaching standards are high, the tutors very professional and welcoming. The classes provide not only technical skills but also creative direction and inspiration. Having access to these sorts of facilities on my doorstep is fantastic and has allowed me to return to something I loved to do but over the years fell by the wayside. I would highly recommend the courses to anyone who would like to improve, begin or just get back into art." MO

"I really enjoyed the introductory course...AnnMarie gave us lots of info in a short space of time... is very encouraging at all times, never critical and generous with her materials and advice."

 

This course is a continuation course from the class started last term but it is still open to beginners.  Ideal  for students interested in  for Art, Photography, Graphics and Media students.  You will need to bring a USB stick. A camera in class is not required.  You don't need to have Photoshop at home.   You will build a digital portfolio using various Photoshop techniques. 

 

Feedback from last term's students:

"I enjoyed it very much and my knowledge has increased."

"More sessions please, it was really good fun and I would like to carry on"

THE CHOIR WILL BE SINGING CHRISTMAS CAROLS IN ST ALBANS TOWN CENTRE FROM 6.30 - 7.30 ON WED 20 Dec 2018

 " My mum and her friend went to the concert and said it was absolutely fantastic"

Join our growing choir singing a varied programme of music including classical and popular songs. Learn effective breathing techniques, how to interpret music for singing, and improve your sound. Beginners and more experienced singers welcome. We would like to encourage more men to join!

There will be a carol singing evening in December - date tbc.

  • I don’t know how Alex is able to make us sound so lovely.  We are so lucky to have  Alex and Nicolas -  I  am always in awe of their talent!  My mother came to listen and she absolutely loved every minute of the concert and thought it was fantastic.  (She has been listening to choirs all her life and she was really impressed – she also loved Alex’s organ recital!!) SA 
  • I think it's fantastic. Pitched at just the right level and very well attended, but the choir master is the star - so enthusiastic and good at the job! SH
  • I have never really sung in a choir before – I think that Alex is absolutely fantastic, massively talented and such a brilliant teacher. Definitely on a par with Gareth Malone (they must be from the same mould!!!) I enjoy every minute of the session. AS

  • Alex is an extremely able and motivating teacher as well as a talented composer of his own choral arrangements. He concentrates on the detailed nuances of pieces and helps us to hone our performances." AR

To sign up for the choir or to arrange a taster session, please contact Carole Heselton on 01727 754113 or email carole.heselton@verulam.herts.sch.uk

We are always looking for new players at friendly jazz band on Thursdays 7- 8 pm at Sandringham School. We play at many local venues and have raised over £100,000 for local charities since we formed over ten years ago.

 

For further information or to book us for an event, email bsv@bsvjazzband.org.uk.. £2.50 weekly sub.

Visit our website at  www.bsvjazzband.org.uk