While we’ve been away

Creative things our community of artists, volunteers and members have been getting up to

As a creative community, we knew that our members, students and staff would be busy while spending more time than usual at home, whether nurturing gardens, crafting with children or experimenting with new artistic techniques. Here’s a a snapshot of things they’ve been working on.

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

Martha & Jamie’s animation

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

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

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

Printmaking with Amanda

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

Julie’s Lockdown Artwork

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

Sarah’s creative kids

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

Debbie’s creative clay work

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

Deana’s beautiful pictures

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

Life Drawing with Amanda

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

Nesting Blue tits

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

Life in Lockdown

A compilation film of your photography documenting Life in Lockdown