Teaching and Courses at Half Acre
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Carole Vincent qualified in the teaching of art at the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham and in Physical Education at Chelsea College of PE. She taught both at the Camelford Comprehensive School from 1962 to 1971. In 1971 she chose to become self-employed and exploit the potential of Half Acre for her own work in sculpture and painting and teaching adults and children in the pighouse converted into a studio.

In 1988, she ran the pilot scheme for the Open College of the Arts and continued with their art and design, painting and sculpture courses until 1996 when their system of tutorial fees ceased. Many of these mature students still attend classes at Half Acre and have formed The Boscastle Group of Painters and Sculptors. The groups meet regularly for tutorials and courses and exhibit as a group at Half Acre and other galleries in Cornwall.Concrete, Sculpture, Painting and other Arts courses running at Half Acre Studios

Summer Courses 2013

Monday 5 August - Friday 9 August 10am to 5pm
SCULPTURE CASTING IN CONCRETE : Creating the original in clay, making a plaster mould and casting in concrete. this workshop is open for beginners and/or those who have done it before and need time to consolidate what you know and the place, materials and time to do it and of course, expert advice.
Depending upon numbers, I could offer a second week from Monday 12 August to Friday 16 August for concrete casting and those who have their own agenda in sculpture or painting.
FEE: £175 per week plus £75 (£250) for concrete works which includes clay, plaster and concrete and an assistant, and includes coffee, tes and lunch.

Group Painting days: possibly Wednesday and Thursday 14 and 15 August or 21 and 22 August.
FEE: £35 per day including lunch

Last year numbers were down, it would help me to know how to organise my time by letting me know your intentions please!

NGS Garden Open 15 & 16 June : Exhibition Garden paintings

ANNUAL EXHIBITION in association with Boscastle Food and Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday 5 & 6 October

Tel: 01840 250263

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Carole Vincent has conducted workshops, one, two or more days in what concrete is, for students at the Royal College of Art, recently qualified architects and engineers at the University of Westminster and for the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. She would consider organising a specific workshop for similar organisations, preferably at Half Acre, Boscastle.

Students working on their sculptures at the August 2009 course

Painters and sculptors who study with Carole Vincent, exhibit at Half Acre studios when Carole's garden is open to the public under the NGS Garden Open Scheme. Another exhibition at Half Acre is held annualy during the Boscastle Food and Arts Festival, the first weekend in October.

Contact: Carole Vincent on 01840 250263
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