Painting with Jon Powell

Jonathan Powell studied at Swansea Metropolitan University gaining an MA Distinction in Contemporary dialogues in 2012. Jonathan was a director of Exposure Gallery, Swansea from 2004 – 07 and has been Curator and Director at Elysium Gallery, Swansea from 2007 – present. He also runs the Beep Painting Prize Biennial. Elysium Gallery and Studios. Elysium Gallery…

Animation with Tim Stokes

Tim is an artist and a technical creative with experience working with art and design projects, film, animation and multimedia production. Tim begins by introducing the history of animation and the different films that revolutionized the industry. Jason and the Argonauts was the first film that blended live action with stop motion animation, Tim explained that stop…

Tour of Swansea Art Scene with Lee Williams

  Tour of Swansea based galleries with artist Lee Williams 09/12/17 Joint tour with Raising the Bar and Portfolio groups   Venues visited: Mission Gallery, Living//Byw Elysium Gallery, Jessica Hoad Rendered Elysium Studios Volcano Theatre, Christmas Art Fair The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Open 2017, Twentieth Century Artists Series 2 & The Glynn Vivian…

Illustration and Drawing with Chris Harrendence

Chris begins by explaining his work as an artist/illustrator, emphasizing that it is possible to be both!  He talks about the practicalities and freedom of Illustration and how it can take you down multiple pathways to suit your interests. Chris explains that his practice is made up of commissions and teaching and that he has…

Fashion and Object Design with Anna Lewis

Anna begins by talking about how clothes and fabrics are a part of our everyday language. She discusses the notion of ‘fashion object’ and the importance of it being functional as well as sculptural. Anna encourages participants to think outside of the box and consider how this object could be worn. She uses the dramatic…

Photography and Dark Room with Ryan Moule

Ryan welcomes the group and begins the day by discussing his own practice and how he’s developed as an artist from being a student at Dwr Y Felin. He and Dafydd Williams, (a previous Ystalyfera student and Ryans technician for the day) demonstrate how students can follow a similar pathway. They both speak to the…

Ceramics Masterclass with Lyndon Davies

Neath Group 11th March 2017 Lyndon welcomed the Portfolio group and took them on a quick tour of the Ceramics block at Dynevor Campus for Art and Design. The participants were shown the Resin room, the Kilns, the huge hydraulic water jet cutter machine and the Clay workroom- where the participants would work for the…

Ryan Moule Photography MasterClass

Ryan encouraged the participants to explore a combination of digital and traditional photography processes within the same session. To do this, the participants would work digitally to take and manipulate the photographs and then print creatively in the traditional photography darkroom. The group were then allowed to work on the Mac computers to download all…

Public Architecture with Phil Cheater

Saturday 14th January 2017 Neath Port Talbot Group Phil Cheater introduced himself to the students as an artist who works with public art and structures. He said that today they would be investigated ideas surrounding this and making a piece of architecture. Phil shows the group a series of images, these include his own work…