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New courses for Spring, Summer 2017 – Minories Galleries

Check out the interesting courses offered at the Minories Gallery in the Heart of Colchester Town.

I will be offering a DSLR course over two Saturdays (scroll down all the way). Great opportunity to learn about your camera and meet like minded people.

To express your interest and book your place, email the.minories@colchester.ac.uk

Saturday workshops are a great way for you to learn a new skill, turn a hobby into a money earner or even take the first step on the road to achieving a new ambition.

Gallery Drawing Experience –
Saturday 4th March , 1st April, 6th May, 3rd June
£18.00, 2-4pm

Introduction to designing tattoos
Saturday 18th March, 20th May , 17th June – available for three weeks
£18.00, 2-4pm

Sculpting with Folded Paper
Saturday 15th April
£18.00, 2-4pm

Creative Digital Photography – Get off the ‘auto’ Mode
Saturday 4rd & 11th March 10am-3pm
If you own a sophisticated camera and only use it on ‘auto’, this is the course for you.
Day one – Out and About. Day two – In the studio.
£45.00 for a day. Two days £85.00

Photoshop Course at Colchester Institute

Starting on the 25th January 2017 I will run another Photoshop course over 6 sessions.
Course Dates


Cost for the complete course is £ 140.00. To book your place get in touch with Colchester Institute on 01206 – 712777 (please do not email me or send money to me, thank you)

This course is designed to introduce beginners or intermediates to using Photoshop creatively to manipulate and enhance digital imagery. Through practical projects, you will explore basic and more advanced editing techniques. Typically, topics covered may include: adjustments to image size, colour hue and saturation, image selection, creating layers for montage and manipulation, altering images through levels and sharpening.

Digital photography, colour printing, scanning and the optimisation of images for emailing and web publishing will also be covered. Alongside practical experimentation, we will study the work of various visual arts practitioners who use traditional and digital media to stimulate ideas and inform their own creative practice.
Photoshop Course at Colchester Institute

The class is run in a fully equipped MAC studio where each of the participants will have independent access to a MAC computer where appropriate.


Black & White Photography Workshop including Darkroom Practice in Ipswich/Suffolk

New Photos on Moonlicht – Vintage Image Library.