The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) provide a range of adult courses hosted by Nottingham Contemporary which are open to all and free to those on low incomes.
Installation and Intervention
Fri 7 February - Fri 21 March 2014
9.30am – 12.30pm
Join this course to gain practical knowledge and a deeper understanding of what is meant by the terms installation and intervention. Tutor Chris Lewis-Jones will introduce you to how these ideas manifest themselves in contemporary art and give you the materials and ideas to create your own.
Cost: £73.50 (Free to those on low incomes or in receipt of benefits). For more information or to book a place please contact Caroline Keep on 0115 9858203 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 1 March 2014 10am - 5pm
Sun 2 March 2014 10am - 4pm
The Space, Nottingham Contemporary
Art is like a mirror; if you pass a mirror around, the object never changes. However when we look into the mirror, we all see something different; a different reflection.
When we look at art, the piece of artwork never changes but we all see something different. Our tastes, memories and opinions shape how we feel and see artwork.
Sian Watson-Taylor WEA tutor and Associate Artist at Nottingham Contemporary
In the run up to International Women’s Day and inspired by the two female artists currently exhibiting at Nottingham Contemporary, the WEA are hosting a special, free weekend course for women.
Reflect will provide the opportunity to explore how women create and respond to contemporary art. Tala Madani and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd’s exhibitions will provide inspiration for students as they transform the Space at Nottingham Contemporary into their own pop-up exhibition - fast, exciting and spontaneous with no time to worry, just create!
On Sunday we’ll be opening the doors and sharing our work and ideas with friends, family and the public.
Please note that this course if part of the Women’s Learning Programme at the WEA and is therefore a women only course however men are welcome to visit the exhibition on Sunday 2nd March and take part in the discussions surrounding the outcomes of the course.
All materials provided. No previous experience or skills required. Tea and Coffee will be provided but please bring your own lunch on both days. Free childcare is available – please contact Andria Birch on email@example.com or 0115 962 8400 for more details.
Places on this course must be booked in advance. 35 places available.
For more information or to book a place contact Helen Thackray on 0115 948 9783.
A Conversation with Creativity
Thurs 24 April - Thurs 03 July 2014
12.30pm - 2.30pm
Following the success of Sian Watson Taylor’s previous Women Into Art courses, we are continuing a conversation inspired by the exhibitions at Nottingham Contemporary. Exploring how, as women, we are curators of our lives; inspired by our experiences, our creativity and the art around us. Taking inspiration from the exhibitions, our animated discussions and art making, we will share and celebrate the tools women have to express their ideas and voice their opinions about contemporary art and the wider world. This is part of the WEA Women’s Learning Programme and is therefore a women only course.
Cost: £73.50 (Free to those on low incomes or in receipt of benefits. Please note that there are also bursaries available for this particular course). For more information or to book a place please contact Helen Thackray on 0115 948 9783 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Feeback from previous students:
'The tutor, the course content, the dialogue between tutor and learners, the exercises and the facilities are the best I’ve experienced on any course- by a long way'
'Chris Lewis-Jones [tutor] has an addictive and fluid method of teaching… that is conducive to a variety of learning styles.'
'My own confidence has increased exponentially. I used some of the ideas Chris provided at a recent job interview and genuinely believe it helped me get the job'
Watch our video about a previous WEA course Making Art: Making Work.