My name is Hayley Yeoman and I am the art teacher here at Caerphilly Miners Centre.
I live here in Caerphilly, with my family. I’m married with four children, all boys!
When I’m not teaching art here at the centre, I work in a comprehensive school supporting SEN children.
Art is and always has been a passion of mine and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you while guiding you on your own personal artistic journey.
My aim is to provide a positive and enthusiastic viewpoint to your learning, in a relaxed and calm environment, where you can express yourself through the medium of art.
"Hayley has been a breath of fresh air – encouraging me to experiment with new ideas and techniques. I’m really enjoying the class and learning a lot. I like learning at the centre, but I also enjoyed the online class."
"I have looked at the PowerPoint slides and I have found them very useful"
"Just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed the art class last night. I really feel I am learning a lot."
"Just to let you know that I really enjoyed last nights art class. I wasn’t sure how it would work but it really did! Thanks again for organising it and look forward to doing the same next Thursday at 6.30pm. Again many thanks."
Places available on our art class
Joining instructions and class times:
Thursday evenings 6.30-8:00pm – classes can also be accessed from home via zoom, as well as Caerphilly Miners Centre.
Cost £6 per session
During the art class you will be:
Introduced to new skills and techniques, such as: colour theory, mark making, printing, art styles and more.
Encouraged to experiment with different, colours, mediums and materials.
Inspired to respond and explore your own unique art styles, everyone is different.
The benefits of joining the art class:
You can develop your skills and progress at your own pace.
share ideas and support others in the group.
It creates a sense of enjoyment and well- being.
Shared experiences with others in the community.
It supports engagement with things to do at home.
Example of lessons we have explored so far
In this lesson we looked at the colour wheel, complementary colours, the gradient scale and tint, tones and shades.
In this lesson we looked at painting in one colour, using black and white to change the tint or shade.
This lesson was all about using different techniques, such as: wet on wet, salt, cling film and masking fluid to create different effects. And the adding those effects to a painting using complementary colours
During the firebreak we held the lessons on zoom. In this lesson we experimented with view finders. Creating 3 different images using the same view from a still life photo. Each section was created differently, one was a biro study, the second was watercolour on top of the biro study. For the third image, we painted the colour on the paper first and the drew the biro study on top.
Thurs 17th June
Thurs 25th March
Cubism with self portrait
Thurs 18th March
Cubism in colour
Thurs 11th March
Cubism in pencil
Thurs 4th March
Optical illusion artwork
Thurs 25th February
Optical illusion artwork
Thurs 18th February
Negative and positive art