While we’re away

What our community is getting up to while the centre is closed

Being a creative community, we knew that while isolating at home our members, students, tutors and staff would all be busy. Whether that would be spending time tending to gardens, crafting with children or experimenting with new techniques. Below is a selection of things we’ve been working on, feel free to send in your own images to be featured in the coming weeks. Email centredirector@courtyardarts.org.uk with your images and description.

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use the more you have – Maya Angelou

Martha and Jamies animation

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Using skills developed in Animation classes at Courtyard, Martha and Jamie created a logo and stop-motion ident for the national Making Spaces project
Julies Drawing and Sketching Class

Julie's Drawing and Sketching Class

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The drawing and sketching class have been practising their skills with regular themes set by tutor Julie
Ceramic pots created by tutor Nick Howard

Nick's Ceramics

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Ceramics tutor Nick's kiln is working overtime during lockdown
Amandas print class

Printmaking with Amanda

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The printmakers were hard at work in their last session before lockdown
Artwork by Julie Arnall

Julie's Lockdown Artwork

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Drawing and sketching tutor Julie has been using graphite and watercolour pencils to create these landscapes

Sarah's creative kids

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Our administrator Sarah is keeping things very creative at home
Debbies Clay Work Crop

Debbie's creative clay work

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Ceramics tutor Debbie has been using this time to work on her own projects
Artwork by Deana

Deana's beautiful pictures

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Working with acrylics is just one of Courtyard tutor Deana's specialisms
Life Drawing at Courtyard

Life Drawing with Amanda

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Before lockdown, Amanda's life drawing class were working with ink and wash

Nesting Blue tits

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Courtyard member Linda managed to capture these gorgeous little guys nesting in one of her ceramic sculptures

Life in Lockdown

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A compilation film of your photography documenting Life in Lockdown

Young People's Photography

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Imaginative images capturing this strange moment in time