Local Events Bath

Bath Treasure Hunt with 20% off at the finishing Treasure (the pub)
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9am - 11pm


The Great Game is a daily exciting Treasure Hunt that you do on your own time when ever you want around the beautiful City of Bath. Upon purchasing your ticket please email info@ggtreasurehunts.com to redeem. There a different tickets for different groups of people. 
Single route - for 1-2 people or 3-4 people is great for seeing the sights and using your brain.
Once the ticket is redeemed via email your treasure hunt pack will be mailed out to you so please provided your address in your email. Each pack includes discount wrist bands for each player, a clipboard, a real compass, a map, the clues sheet, a prize sheet, a brief history of Bath and a pen.
Let us know the time you wish to begin your hunt and we will book you a table at the finishing "Treasure" a historic Bath Pub steeped in History, where you will 20% off your food and drink bill.
The Hunt starts at Bath Train Station and takes roughly 2-3 hours to complete, solving clues and riddles and puzzles as you wind through Bath viewing the sites of the city and trying to find the "Treasure" - The pub, where you simply show your Treasure Hunt wrist band to the staff to get your 20% discount on your food and drink bill.
You will be sure to have a fantastic half day or evening out!
Essential Oils Workshop with doTERRA Oils
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11am - 1:30pm


Join us in the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere of Combe Grove where we will be running a workshop on essential oils. Looking at the top 10 oils and how they can benefit physical and emotional health for all the family. Tea & Coffee can be purchased from the bar & a buffet lunch is available for £5 per person

For more information please email - nourishwithoils@icloud.com
Managing Teams, Successfully
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1pm - 5pm


Our 1/2-day training seminar provides new and developing managers with relevant knowledge and skills to manage themselves and their team in the real world. We also consider the 'voice of experience' and some 'tricks of the trade'.
Price includes attendance at the training seminar, plus an optional 45-minute 1-2-1 training session per attendee within 1 month of the event using Skype or similar tech as appropriate. Attendees can therefore maximise the way in which they use their learning.

You will be able to immediately improve your approach and performance as a manager. You will feel more informed and able to do your job. The likelihood of you making avoidable mistakes decreases.
You will feel more knowledgeable, able and confident. Your business and team will be more confident, efficient and effective.

The seminar covers:
a. Processes to implement immediately, including relevant elements of planning and project management.
c. Common management tools (and how to use them, including aspects like time management, lessons learned, people management.
d. Leadership techniques and tricks to implement immediately.

2 quick promises:
1. The seminar is not a case of ‘death by PowerPoint’. There is interactive activity, and skills are taught using things other than a computer.
2. Although oriented towards people in commercial organisations, the content is generic in nature so it should be applicable to people from many walks of life.

Have a look at our webpage to learn more: http://www.manage-and-thrive.co.uk/managing-teams-successfully 
'Managing teams, successfully' is available exclusively from Manage and Thrive Training and was created by Rob Hart. Rob has extensive management experience in various roles, including the Army, United Nations, government, academia, large commercial practice and small business (in the United Kingdom and abroad). Find out more about Rob: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/robhartbusiness 

Some Testimonials from previous attendees:
"Excellent course providing good insights into basic concepts and activities, that can be easily converted into a working environment for new managers." Sam Wright-Green, SMARTech Energy
"A great session with helpful guidelines, processes and tips! Delivered in a personal and relaxed way that enables you to engage and contribute." Stef M, Service Manager
"Really useful session, and useful to discuss other peoples' experiences." Skye N
"With a clear and focused approach this course has helped me to revisit some past management experience, while introducing new strategies, ideas and methods for more successful management practices." Willa King, Kothaar Kitchen


TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR MANAGE AND THRIVE LTD Managing Teams, Successfully TRAINING EVENT
The "Organiser" – Manage and Thrive Ltd, trading as Manage and Thrive Training, whose registered address is at The Guild, High Street, Bath, BA1 5EB
The "Event" – Managing Teams, Successfully training event
The "Attendee" - The person booking this event through the Eventbrite website
The "Booking Fee"- £395.00 or as per ticket type
The "Website" – www.manage-and-thrive.co.uk
The "Event Period" – Tuesday 13th November 2018, 13:00- 17:00

1. The Event shall be held during the Event Period. The details of the Event will be set out on the Website for the duration of the Event Period.
2. The Attendee is entitled to entry to the Event in exchange for payment of the Booking Fee. The Booking Fee is payable upfront upon making the booking on the Eventbrite website. Every Attendee has the right to cancel its booking and receive a full refund of the Booking Free up to 14 days from the date of making the booking, but no later than 7 days prior to the Event commencement. After this date no refunds will be made. Cancelation is to be requested through the Eventbrite website or by emailing the Organiser directly using contact details set out on the Website. The target time to respond to compliant cancelation requests is five business days. In the event that the Organiser fails to honour a refund that an Attendee believes is due under this refund policy, that Attendee may request that Eventbrite initiate a refund by contacting Eventbrite as per the Eventbrite website.
3. A full refund limited to the Booking Fee will be made if the Event is cancelled.
4. The schedule and content of the Event may vary from the description set out on the Website and is at the sole decision of the Organiser. Neither the Organiser nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on the Website or at the Event for any particular purpose. The Attendee acknowledges that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and the Organiser expressly excludes liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
5. The Organiser reserves the right to withdraw, change trainer, amend number of attendees, otherwise alter, exclude or move the location of the Event at the Organiser's sole discretion.
6. The Organiser may be taking photographs during the Event. By making this booking the Attendee acknowledges and accepts that he/she may feature in those photographs and that they may be used on the Website or in literature for the purposes of marketing. Photographs will not be made available to any Attendee.
7. Although all reasonable precautions will be taken, the Organiser is not responsible for the property of the Attendee or any other person, or for the loss, damage or destruction by any cause of any such property. The Attendee hereby accepts liability for all his/her acts or omissions during attendance at the Event and indemnifies the Organiser against all liability in respect thereof and against all actions, suits, proceedings, claims, demands, costs and expenses whatsoever which may be taken or made against the Organiser or incurred or become payable by it arising therefrom or in respect thereof.
8. The Organiser may collect the names and personal details of the Attendee (including, but not limited to, their postal address, email, telephone number and date of birth). The Organiser warrants that the names and personal details of the Attendee will be held and processed in accordance with GDPR.
Conversation Club - 13.11.18
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1:15pm - 2pm


Improve your English, make friends and have fun! The Club will run each Tuesday from 23 October until 11 December. You will need to sign up each week. 
This is an opportunity for you to practise your spoken English and meet new people. Conversations are led in small groups by English speaking volunteers, some from the UK and some from other countries
This week will be bringing a selection of British Board Games!
Places are limited, so please only sign up if you can attend.
Reading Round: a reading group run by a professional author
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2:30pm - 4pm


This is an exciting opportunity to get together with other people who love literature. Led by a professional writer, the group listens to a short story or a poem and then discusses it. We roam around the world without leaving our chairs!  A friendly and welcoming group - no experience is necessary as the most important thing is a love of literature.  The group meets weekly on a Tuesday afternoon.
Please note: this event is currently full. If you would like to go on a waiting list, please contact the organiser.
Better Bilingual EAL Network Meeting (BANES)
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3:45pm - 5pm



Who is this BANES EAL Network Meeting for?
If you have an interest in EAL provision in education, you are welcome, whether you are:

an educator in EYFS, primary or secondary
a trainee teacher
a parent/carer
a governor
working with EAL children, young people or families in collaboration with schools.



What is the format?
Our BANES EAL Network Meetings are free and informal gatherings, scheduled for ‘after school’ and beginning with a cup of tea & a biscuit at 3.45pm. We start promptly at 4pm with our EAL updates, move onto discussions about a particular EAL topic, invite your EAL contributions & questions, and finish by 5pm.


Why should you attend?

FREE EAL CPD
Local & national EAL updates
Sharing of EAL good practice
Voicing of EAL concerns & questions
Networking opportunities
Signposting to EAL resources & events
Request an EAL topic for next time!



Fusion: Powering Our Future by Damian Brennan, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) Culham | Head of H3AT
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4:30pm - 5:45pm


I-SEE Seminar
'Fusion: Powering our Future'
Damian Brennan
Senior Manager at United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) Culham and Head of H3AT
Abstract:  This seminar will introduce the concept of nuclear fusion, explaining what it is, how it can become a viable base load power source for future electricity generation and why it is desperately needed. I will then look at the fusion experiments which have been developed to develop nuclear fusion, including two major machines at the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), Culham Science Centre - JET, the world record holding Joint European Torus and the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak, a unique UK compact fusion device.
Countries representing half the world’s population have come together to build a next step machine - ITER, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor at Caderache in the South of France.  ITERwill produce 500MW fusion power, 10 times the power required to generate the fusion reactor and integrate the many complex technologies required in a future fusion power station. ITER’s first plasma is expected in 2025 and beyond  ITER there are plans around the world to build the first demonstration power producing fusion reactors in the 2040s and 2050’s.
The seminar will conclude by looking at the “six big technology challenges” to realising fusion power and the exciting new developments at UKAEA Culham to solve these - with new facilities to address challenges from high heat flux components and advanced materials, to fusion fuels and robotics.
Biography:  Damian Brennan is a senior manager at UKAEA Culham and has  25 years of experience in the fusion field. A nuclear engineer by training, he joined the UKAEA to work on the JET machine and was part of the team that fed the tritium fuel into the reactor during the world record breaking experiments in the late 90’s. He then went on to manage the Power and Active Operations Department managing 200 engineers and scientist carrying out fusion research. He is now the Head of H3AT: Tritium Advanced Technology, a brand new £40m facility to develop the processes required to fuel future fusion power stations.
You are welcome to join us for prior discussions and afternoon tea in the Wessex Restaurant 16:00-16:25
I-SEE seminars are free and open for all to attend
http://www.bath.ac.uk/i-see/events 
CAMERA Expert Speaker Series: Dr Raj Sengupta
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5pm - 6pm


Inflammatory Arthritis, Machine Learning and Digital Technologies: the future of diagnosis and management
The diagnosis and management of rheumatic diseases has evolved considerably over the last 2 decades. We are also witnessing a rapid progress of new technological advances in healthcare. The development and validation of new technologies in rheumatic disease provides an exciting opportunity to evolve and optimise personalised care for your patients in the 21st century. This talk will describe current rheumatology practice and explore opportunities to develop new technologies in the field.
Dr Raj Sengupta is a Consultant Rheumatologist and Lead for Ankylosing Spondylitis at The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath (RNRHD). He is a member of the BSR Spondyloarthritis Special Interest Group, the BSR AxSpA Biologics Guidelines Committee and a member of ASAS (Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society).
He has represented the BSR at the NICE TA383 appraisal for anti TNF in AxSpA. Dr Sengupta is a trustee and medical advisor for the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) and is one of the founder members of BRITSpA. Dr Sengupta was the recipient of the 2016 NASS Patients Choice award for the Best care provided by a Rheumatologist.
He is the principal investigator in several national and international clinical trials in Axial Spondylarthritis. He has a number of peer reviewed publications on AxSpA. Dr Sengupta has been an invited speaker on AxSpA at several national and international meetings.
The 1hr seminar will be followed by a drinks reception.

FAQs
 
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Edge is within the University of Bath Campus. There is ample car parking, and a comprehensive bus service.
 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email a.numphud@bath.ac.uk
 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, but you do need to register, and sign in at the event.
 
Chocolate Voyage Tasting Event
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6pm - 7:30pm


FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE CHOCOLATE DEEPLY....
Join us for a CHOCOLATE VOYAGE tasting event at SPACES (near the Guildhall) in central Bath  - 6:00 to 7:30 pm. 
Come, savour and learn about a new generation of exciting craft makers who are changing the chocolate landscape around the world. 
Be ready to engage all your senses, as we go on a journey to sample up to 8 chocolates from the most award-winning makers today. Learn why remarkable chocolate made from the best cacao in the world is good for the soul.
Your guide will be Tracy Chapman -Founder of Chocolate Voyage, Expert Chocolate Taster and Judge of the International Chocolate Awards.
Look forward to seeing you there!
BGGD Reloaded #3 - AI ethics and other challenges
Bath Girl Geek Dinners
6pm - 8pm


Hello there fellow earthling -

Our third meetup will be hosted by Seccl Technology in their new office space. So come in and enjoy the start-up environment - some chairs will be provided.

We will have two wonderful speakers today:

Kerry the co-founder of tinygiant.io, will explore both the light and dark side of A.I. Find out how artificial intelligence is shaping the creative industries, uncover the challenges of gender bias in algorithms - and discover why it’s so important for women to participate in the conversation.

Catherine Hodges, a local business owner of two successful hair salons is going to talk to us about the challenges of running your own business. Discover if there is such thing as work-life-balance and what Cat has figured out on her journey.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-hodges-1146b756/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerryharrisoncopywriter/
Fi’s leaving drinks
Bath Girls and Guys 20s and 30s (ish)
6pm - 11pm


Most of you have probably met the lovely Fi (pic below) at recent meet ups

Unfortunately she is leaving us to return to uni sooner than originally planned

Therefore I would like to invite you to some leaving drinks in her honour

Dinner is optional for those wishing to partake

Please come along to wish her well :)
Gender, Sex, Identity and Relationships in the 21st Century
Café Philo Bristol and Bath
7pm - 9pm


Facebook now has 71 possible gender types[1]. For some explanation, see[2].

Has the diversity of sexuality really changed, or are we just – like autism or other, physical, maladies - better at recognising and accepting them? Criticism – from some corners[3] – has been leveled at those people who “identify” as a non-conformist gender/sex. They’re young people trying to shock their parents’ generation, or mentally ill[4] people in need of “fixing”. It’s just a phase.

That sentiment was similarly leveled at homosexuals in the latter half of the 20th century, with public acceptance of and support for things such as gay marriage only recently[5] surpassing 50%. Times and attitudes change, shouldn’t we embrace peoples’ self-proclaimed sex/identity and just accept it? An open, welcoming society that does not discriminate against a person for their sexual preferences is surely a more peaceful, harmonious one?

Are we in danger of being too accepting though? What about freedom of speech – a right the Supreme Court has recently reaffirmed[6] – and our choice to not just accept how someone decides to identify themselves; Do protests and “no-platforming” of people who express contrary opinions really aid the public discourse? Should we really spend so much time and effort in focusing on what is ultimately a very small minority of people?

How intertwined are our personal and gender identities?
What societal norms or rules do we need to ensure all are afforded equal rights?
What role, if any, does the state have in supporting (via taxes or other legislation) unconventional relationships?

More fundamentally what is meant by "gender"? It seems to be much more complicated than when it was synonymous with "sex": male or female, determined at birth for almost everybody, and fixed for life.

"Gender" now seems to include other attributes of our personalities. Why has it become more complicated? "Gender re-assignment" surgery certainly opens more possibilities, but perhaps the roots are in the extreme polarisation of sexual stereotypes, which leave many of us feeling uncomfortable misfits in the pigeon-holes that society tries to place us in?

Is the term "gender" being too overloaded – perhaps instead we need a richer set of separate attributes – each with a continuous scale, to describe important aspects of who we are. What traits are significant in this richer notion of "gender"?

Examples might include:
Sex at birth
Sex after surgery
Sexual attraction (orientation)
Level of sexual drive
Clothing/style preference (dresses or trousers; colourful/flowers or blues/greys; long or short hair; extent of removal of natural body hair…)
… and more controversially perhaps, with tongue firmly in cheek …
Ease, ability and readiness to discuss emotions and feelings
Ease, ability and readiness to read maps
Muscular appearance
Physical strength
Dominant or Submissive personality
Willingness to listen without trying to identify problems and propose solutions
Ability to multi-task
Power tools or knitting needles?
And of course, which variety of public convenience do you feel most comfortable using?

To what extent do these and other attributes have anything to do with "gender"? What is it that makes us "men" or "women" or something different? Why do some people feel the need to express so much about themselves when asked for their biological sex? Why do we need to know someone's "gender" at all?

Why are traditional sexual stereotypes still portrayed so strongly in the media, especially in advertising?

Lots for us to consider.

1 - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/10930654/Facebooks-71-gender-options-come-to-UK-users.html
2 - http://neutrois.com/definitions/terms/
3 - https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/12/28/12-ridiculous-times-the-daily-mail-got-upset-about-lgbt-people-in-2017/
4 - https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/12/homosexuality-came-dsm/
5 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40743946
6 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-45789759
Science, Policy and a Pint: Rise of the Machines
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7pm - 9pm


Join us for Science, Policy and a Pint to discover what concerns and predictions scientists from the University of Bath have over AI and how policy making can keep up with this impending technological disruption.AI promises lower operating costs, faster reaction times and reliability than your average human. Driven by strong economic forces (estimated to reach $90 billion by 2025) (Statista - 2018) this technology risks disrupting almost every industry and many aspect of our lives as we increasingly hand over our data and decisions to silicon machines.Although the government responded to a Select Committee Report on AI this summer, the head of the British Science Association recently expressed that AI is 'happening too fast' without proper scrutiny or regulation and is a greater concern than antibiotic resistance, climate change or terrorism for the future of Britain (Telegraph - 2018).For this edition we have a panel consisting of:Andreas Theodorou - Andreas is currently a PhD researcher in the Dept. of Computer Science. His research is focused in the design and implementation of intelligent systems, while trying to understand their effects on human societies. He is member of the national committees at the BSI ART/1 and ISO JTC1/42, as well as a member of the IEEE P7001 Committee. His policy work is focused towards the issues of accountability, responsibility, and transparency. He has recently submitted evidence, with his supervisor Dr. Joanna Bryson, at the AI All-Party Parliamentary Group and regularly provides commentary in his area of research.Brittany Davidson - Brittany is currently a PhD Researcher working on Behavioural Science and Cyber Security in the Dept of Management. Her research focuses on identity online with interests in data and information ethics. Brittany has also had first hand experience working with a new Parliamentary Team seeking advice from academics on emerging technologies.Dr. Julian Padget - Julian is a reader in the Dept. of Computer Science and is a member of the Centre for Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices (C3Bio). He teaches software engineering and intelligent agent design while his research focuses on knowledge driven intelligent systems capable of modelling legal and political events.
Spiritual Development: Come on a journey of meditation and guided visualisation
Metaphysical Meetup in Bath
7pm - 8:30pm


Relax, unravel and unwind in this month's spiritual development session.

Tonight we'll talk about meditation; things that stop us from relaxing, how to spot stress pitfalls before they arrive (and how to prevent them), and how to stay relaxed in difficult situations. Following this will be a practical guided visualisation, allowing you to experience the benefits of meditation for yourself.

As usual, you're more than welcome to bring any questions you have and I look forward to seeing you!

www.lightworkenergy.com
Business Model Canvas - turning your idea into a business idea
South West Social Impact through Business
8pm - 10pm


If you have an idea for how to make the world a better place, but can't imagine how to make it work financially, this is the place to come! We explore ideas around business models, value propositions, and social and environmental impact, to develop plans that can turn into sustainable realities.
Dazed - £1 Skank (Bath)
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10:30pm - 3am


The multi-genre, bass-heavy Dazed are landing at Po Na Na on 13th November. Bringing you the best in Bassline, Drum & Bass and everything in between. All this goodness for just £1! 
How to claim your £1 entry? Put your name on the wall & 'click' interested. 
£3 Tickets | £5 O.T.D 
Line-Up TBA. 

Long Running Events:

Parentalk
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10th October - 21st November


Being a parent is one of life’s greatest joys, but it is also one of its biggest  challenges. There’s hardly a mum or dad on the face of the earth who, at times, is not overawed by the task of parenting and there’s no such thing as a perfect  parent.
Parentalk is for parents of children aged up to the early teenage years, giving you the opportunity to talk about   the day-to-day challenges you face, as well as sharing the things that are going well. 
Among other things we will be able to discuss feeling inadequate as a parent; love; communication in your family; boundaries and battles; letting go etc etc.
So come along and join other imperfect parents on a Wednesday evening for coffee, homemade cakes and chat.
The course is brought to you by the Families Ministry of Holy Trinity Church Combe Down. Course co-ordinator Mrs Sharon Blair has years of experience in supporting families. She is joined by presenters Nicky Coutier and Rachel Stewart.
 Dates: All Wednesdays:
10th, 17th and 24th October and 7th, 14th and 21st November
Venue: Combe Down Primary School Hall
Time: 7.45pm
Cost: FREE!
To book complete a booking form at the school office or the church office (Church Rooms opposite the Co-op) or book here.
 
 
 
  
 
Pencil To Paint: Sep - Dec 2018
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26th September - 5th December


“I think that painting today is pure intuition and luck.”
Francis Bacon on Matthew Smith (1909-1992)
For most of us, our relationship with art begins with a line. We take a pencil or a crayon and delineate our idea. In our enthusiasm, we may even attempt to colour it in. In the experience of many, that attempt leads only to disappointment. We know that a painting is more than just a coloured-in drawing, but how do we do it? What exactly is the difference?
This course explores the gulf between drawing and painting and then seeks to provide a bridge between the two disciplines. Beginning with simple pencil studies, we will then develop our work in both charcoal and ink, gaining confidence in our abilities, before embarking on five weeks of painting in bold colour.
This course is open to all-comers and is ideal for beginners or those who wish to take their art in a new direction. 
The theme for this particular 10 week Pencil To Paint course will be 'still life' and we will look at how artists from Caravaggio to Cezanne used tonality, form and colour to compose their paintings.
Topics will include:
Mark-making
Line, measurement and proportion
Notān
Colour: theory and mixing
Tables and chairs and a roll of newsprint paper are provided. Please bring a drawing board, paper or pad and your preferred drawing media. Materials required for sessions using colour will be discussed nearer the time.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available for a small donation.
16:30 - 18:00
Wednesdays:  26 September; 03, 10, 17, 24 ,October; 07, 14, 21, 28 November; 05 December  - 10 x 1.5 hour sessions)
Pencil To Paint: Autumn 2018
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26th September - 5th December


“I think that painting today is pure intuition and luck.”
Francis Bacon on Matthew Smith (1909-1992)
For most of us, our relationship with art begins with a line. We take a pencil or a crayon and delineate our idea. In our enthusiasm, we may even attempt to colour it in. In the experience of many, that attempt leads only to disappointment. We know that a painting is more than just a coloured-in drawing, but how do we do it? What exactly is the difference?
This course explores the gulf between drawing and painting and then seeks to provide a bridge between the two disciplines. Beginning with simple pencil studies, we will then develop our work in both charcoal and ink, gaining confidence in our abilities, before embarking on five weeks of painting in bold colour.
This course is open to all-comers and is ideal for beginners or those who wish to take their art in a new direction. 
The theme for this particular 10 week Pencil To Paint course will be 'still life' and we will look at how artists from Caravaggio to Cezanne used tonality, form and colour to compose their paintings.
Topics will include:
Mark-making
Line, measurement and proportion
Notān
Colour: theory and mixing
Tables and chairs and a roll of newsprint paper are provided. Please bring a drawing board, paper or pad and your preferred drawing media. Materials required for sessions using colour will be discussed nearer the time.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available for a small donation.
16:30 - 18:00
Wednesdays:  26 September; 03, 10, 17, 24 ,October; 07, 14, 21, 28 November; 05 December  - 10 x 1.5 hour sessions)