Express yourself with art tutor Rachel Holland-Hargreaves

WEA Lincoln tutor Rachel Holland and her intrepid band of artists have once again been on a journey of exploration through the world of art. Over a nine week period the autumn edition of Rachel’s course “Express Yourself” has covered a multitude of topics and produced a vast array of works in varying different styles. From sculpture to music, the garden of Eden to the textiles industry, inspiration has been sought both far and wide. Here are just a few examples of the work produced.

Sculptural Shapes

Be inspired by the shapes created in sculptures by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, abstract responses to the figurative. Both Moore and Hepworth were fascinated by features and lines in the landscape and natural objects like pebble, flowing lines, holes, rough and smooth textures……..


 Music to your ears…….or eyes

Take musical instruments, notes, signs and symbols to create visual harmony……..


Gaarden of Eden

A popular subject with artists for centuries, but will you take traditional images & motifs or something more decorative or personal……..from fruit to window boxes….the choice is endless……….


Leaves a lot to the imagination!

With autumn all around concentrate upon shapes of leaves to create patterns and even cartoon characters……try collage with paper cur-outs or even actual leaves……..



Myth, Magic and Legend of Stone Circles

Ancient features such as Stonehenge have long been of fascination to archaeologists and artists alike……how will the stones inspire you?



As a symbol of remembrance or as a landscape motif, poppies are a powerful visual image…….in a year commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War and in the month of Remembrance, create a poppy emblem or picture to capture the spirit of these occasions…….


Textile Industry
From collage using fabric to creating a fabric design……..use your imagination with colour and pattern……..


All of the work produced during the course is showcased at the end of the last session. Congratulations to all Rachel and her students on another successful course and a breath-taking amount of work produced.


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