The Culture24/7: Arty new year's resolutions for 2012

By Mark Sheerin | 03 January 2012
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An art class in progress at Museums Sheffield© all rights reserved. From http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/
Never mind getting fitter – why not get artistic? Culture24 has scoured the nation's galleries to find seven creative new year resolutions for 2012. Contact the venues to check availability and book...

Drawing for Everyone, Museums Sheffield, January 4 for six weeks


If you get in quickly you could book on to an imminent drawing course in the Graves Gallery. Hone your skills, discover new techniques and benefit from the wisdom of Artist Paul Evans. Materials are included, so at £45 this is a bargain.

Sculpture and Ceramics Courses, Phoenix Brighton, January 9 onwards

There are a wealth of courses on offer at Phoenix studios and gallery, with five alone in the three dimensional category of art and craft. Classes are booking up fast with portrait sculpture, moulds for casting and tile making just some of the options.

Landscape Painting Workshop, Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum, January 14

This one-day course offers a chance to emulate local impressionist James Edward Duggins. Come along and get some tips for painting with acrylics and take all the inspiration you want from his show in the Gallery, all for £10.

Introduction to Black and White Photography, Stills, Edinburgh, January 18 onwards

If you're not getting the most from your SLR camera, here's a 12-hour course which should allow you to leave the auto setting behind. It promises to improve your understanding of time and light, with film processing and dark room time included.

Adult Art Class: Moving Images, Wallace Collection, London, January 21


Let a life model work off those Christmas calories on your behalf in a workshop devoted to human movement. Artist Christopher Stevens will put you through your artistic paces and assist with this tricky aspect of draftsmanship.

Submission Deadline for 2HB Vol.10, CCA, Glasgow, January 27

If you can't draw or paint, you could always try writing. 2HB is CCA's experimental publication dedicated to creative and critical art-inspired writing. Their late January deadline offers plenty of time to tinker with a piece of text no more than 2500 words.

Introduction to Art History, Courtauld Institute, London, March 26-29, April 2-5, September 10-13

At £350 a go, four days' tuition at the Courtauld doesn't come cheap. But you will get to study at the most prestigious school of art history in the UK. Get to expliore artistic "isms", art writing, and museum policy all illustrated by time in the gallery.

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