TCAT Photoshop courses with Liz Doody

Here are details of Photoshop courses which Liz Doody will be delivering this autumn term at TCAT Community Education in Telford. Funding for TCAT courses has changed and in most cases learners can do one FREE course per academic year.

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Photoshop for Beginners: Wellington Methodist Church, Wednesday afternoons, 2pm - 4pm. Starting 18th September for 10 weeks.

Photoshop for Beginners: Oak Tree Centre, Lightmoor, Thursday evenings, 7pm - 9pm. Starting 19th September for 10 weeks.

Funding for TCAT courses has changed, in most cases learners can do one FREE course per academic year, but for some there is a fee attached.

If you'd like a place, please call TCAT, Student Services to enrol on 01952 642 237. Any queries on course fees, do call Jane Evans in TCAT Community Education on 07825 878088 or Susan Wilkins on 07717 508831.

Places are going fast!

Photoshop courses at The Gateway

Tutor Liz Doody will be delivering Photoshop courses at the Gateway Education & Arts Centre in Shrewsbury, come the autumn term. There will also be digital photography courses as well with tutor Nic Sansom.

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Tutor Liz Doody will be delivering Photoshop courses at the Gateway Education & Arts Centre in Shrewsbury, come the autumn term.

Most are now a single one day course - 6 hours each day (including half an hour break for lunch).

More course information is available direct from the Gateway website or interested people can call them at the Gateway for more details and to enrol on 01743 355159.

Please note that the Gateway courses require you to enrol at least 3 days before the course starts as they won't take enrolments on the day!

Photoshop, Get to know: Saturday 12th October, 9.30am - 3.30pm

Photoshop for Artists: Friday 25th October, 9.30am - 3.30pm

Photoshop, Get to know more: Saturday 9th November, 9.30am - 3.30pm

Photoshop for Photographers: Friday/Saturday 22nd/23rd November, 9.30am - 3.30pm - (2 day course)

Also, just in case you might know of anyone who would be interested in a 'beginners to computers' course:

First Steps using a Computer: one day course, Thursday 26th September, 9.30am - 3.30pm

Plus also, 3 digital photography courses at the Gateway, with tutor Nic Sansom.

Using a digital camera - A Beginners Guide: Wednesday 25th September, 9.30am - 3.30pm

Using your compact digital camera - Learn more: Two Wednesdays 9/16th October, 9.30am - 3.30pm

Using your digital SLR camera - Learn more: Two Wednesdays 6/13th November, 9.30am - 3.30pm

Course fees: £33 (single day), £66 (2 day course). To enrol, call 01743 355159 or 01743 361120.

Film @ The Willow - Call for films

The Willow Gallery is looking for artists and film makers whose work considers our changing relationship with the natural world. Selected films will be screened at a special film event FILM @ The Willow in September.

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In conjunction with our upcoming Natural Selection exhibition. The Willow Gallery is looking for artists and film makers whose work considers our changing relationship with the natural world. We encourage a diverse and creative interpretation of the theme, tackling ecological, personal and historical issues surrounding our interaction with the environment.

Selected films will be screened at a special film event FILM @ The Willow at the gallery on Monday the 2nd of September from 7pm and throughout the 'Natural Selection' exhibition (9/9/13 - 9/10/13) on a show reel as well as being promoted through the gallery's website.

To enter please send a URL link to the film along with a brief synopsis and artist statement to willowgalleryoswestry@gmail.com

For further information or to suggest a film for the screening please get in contact with the gallery. The deadline is August 26th 2013.

Finished animations

Here are the three final animations which were produced during the two-day stop-frame animations workshop, led by artist Neil Webber.

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DASH delivered a two-day stop-frame animation workshop in July and below are links to the three individual animations which were created, under the guidance of artist Neil Webber.

youtu.be/YI2Vj7KzuJE

youtu.be/VlVFVbkZQ6E

youtu.be/CS9Z6csu0gs

 

Feedback from animation workshop

DASH hosted a two-day animation workshop with artist Neil Webber - and it proved a great success with participants.

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Feedback from last week's animation workshops:

'Content was nice and simply explained' ~ 'All just brilliant' ~ 'Fun but very difficult' ~ 'Great atmosphere - but would like to do more sound editing' ~ 'Workshop was too short'...

Two participants heard about the workshop via the DASH website, one from a DASH e-newsletter and finally another participant was given a place on the workshop as a present from their daughter.

All in all, a great two-day workshop was had by all who attended and were involved, thanks to workshop leader Neil Webber!

Artist development studio visits

A call for applications - the Artist Development Studio Visits will be taking place in autumn 2013 across the West Midlands.

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Artist Development Studio Visits during Autumn 2013:

A call for applications - six well-respected and influential artists, curators and gallerists will undertake studio visits to artists in the West Midlands this Autumn.

If you wish to apply for a studio visit please download an application form by visiting: www.tpwestmidlands.org.uk/studio-visits/

The six people undertaking the visits will be:

  • Adrian Plant – Exhibitions Officer, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
  • Angela Kingston – Freelance Curator and Writer
  • Nina Coulson – Artist & co-Director MOVEMENT Gallery, Worcester
  • Craig Ashley – Visual Arts Producer, mac birmingham
  • Paul Hedge – Managing Director, Hales Gallery, London
  • Kate Stoddart – Independent Curator

DAC@30 Visual Art Exhibition

Disability Arts Cymru invite you to submit work for the DAC@30 Visual Art Exhibition, at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay.

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Celebrating our 30th Birthday and the International Day of Disabled People 2013.

Open to d/Deaf and disabled artists and those with long term health conditions, residing in Wales, aged 16 and over.


The closing date is Monday September 30th
and there is a £5 Entry fee. Work will be exhibited from December 3rd 2013 through until January 4th 2014.

For more information contact Disability Arts Cymru by telephoning
02920 551040.

Quality captioning

Captioning theatre performances may be logistically demanding but a small touring company has just managed it − and so can others, says Mark Makin of Arts Professional.

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'We knew that one captioned performance in a venue would not be enough to reach an audience disenfranchised from live performance. Unanimously venues stated that they wanted to offer more captioned performances to build up their audience but they simply could not take on the cost. Kings Lynn Arts Centre's Liz Falconbridge wondered whether improvements in voice recognition software or venues training an in-house captioner would make it more cost-effective. John Luther from Reading’s South Street Arts Centre cut straight to the point: captioning is not just about venues, it's also about touring companies. Tours are the best way to make the current method cost-effective, and clearly it is up to companies to embrace captioning and budget for it.'

Above is an extract from the article. Read the rest by visiting: www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/266/case-study/quality-captioning

 

We knew that one captioned performance in a venue would not be enough to reach an audience disenfranchised from live performance. Unanimously venues stated that they wanted to offer more captioned performances to build up their audience but they simply could not take on the cost. Kings Lynn Arts Centre's Liz Falconbridge wondered whether improvements in voice recognition software or venues training an in-house captioner would make it more cost-effective. John Luther from Reading’s South Street Arts Centre cut straight to the point: captioning is not just about venues, it is also about touring companies. Tours are the best way to make the current method cost-effective, and clearly it is up to companies to embrace captioning and budget for it. - See more at: http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/266/case-study/quality-captioning#sthash.Cafl5tvA.dpuf

A review of M21

Here's a recent review of the M21 publication. "The book and the DVD are beautifully produced, and I am so glad I had a chance to engage with them!" Petra.

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The book contains a wealth of documentation of live art practices by UK-based practitioners, as well as two DVDs, one of live art events, one of video work, wonderful resources for the classroom.

"Live Art" as a term is not very familiar in the US: this work emerges out of performance art, sculptural practice, and visual art discourses, but has a stronger research and theory component than much "old school" performance art. The Live Art Development Agency in London holds a wide variety of material created under this label, and Access All Areas collates much of it, making the collection an invaluable resource of cultural practice.

Read the rest of Petra's detailed and thorough review by visiting: dsq-sds.org/article/view/3787/3293