About Artworks

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What is Artworks?
The aim of the Artworks studio is to provide a place for creativity and artistic discovery, in a relaxed and positive environment.
At Artworks you can learn a new craft or artistic technique, or develop your existing skills, in an easy-going and comfortable atmosphere.
 
Who runs Artworks?
The Artworks studio was created and is run by me, Nancy Goodens.  I have a BA degree and a Diploma in art subjects, and am a fully qualified design teacher.  After a career designing and illustrating childrens pop-up books, I began doing workshops after having my 2 children. Since then, besides training to teach Textiles at Secondary level I have been involved in providing a wide range of workshops and activities in schools, galleries and local organisations. I have studied a wide and varied range of different crafts, and my own work currently focuses more recently on fused glass, wih drawing a fundamental aspect. 
 
Who else provides classes at Artworks?
Besides myself there are several other visiting vutors who teach our courses, including a a silversmith, printmakers, painters and specialists in different forms of textiles. All tutors are or have been involved in professional teaching, and all enjoy creating their own work in their chosen specialism.
 
What is the studio itself like?
All Artworks courses are run in our large studio premises in a delightful converted barn on Sindles Farm in Aldsworth near Funtington, on the West Sussex/Hampshire border between Chichester and Emsworth. This lovely old building provides a beautifully light and airy space in which to be creative, as well as ample parking. The studio is spacious, well designed and equipped for a range of creative subjects.
 
How many people are in a class or group?
Classses and workshops are kept to a maximum of 8 persons. This ensures that everyone receives a generous amount of tutorial assistance, as well as plenty of studio space in which to work. Numbers vary for regular sessions, but will never exceed an acceptable and workable amount.
 
What is provided?
All the necessary materials*, tools and equipment are provided for most courses. This provides the opportunity to experience a new craft or artistic skill without having to purchase a large amount of equipment, or the chance to develop your skills further by experimenting with new tools and materials.
(*With the exception of Silver Jewellery courses, Glass Fusing and Printmaking Studio Days, and some Textiles sessions, for which a charge is made for the amount of silver/glass/materials used individually)
Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits are available, please bring a packed lunch for all day courses.
 
How do I find out more, or check availability?
Please take some time to browse the pages of the Artworks website, to find out all you need about classes, workshops and facilities.
If you'd like to request a courses leaflet, need more information, want to check availability of places on a course, or make a booking, please feel free to contact Artworks using the details available on the 'Contact Us' page.
 
I look forward to hearing from you, and welcoming you to the Artworks studio very soon!
Regards
 
Nancy Goodens