Drawing and Painting Courses


Mon. 1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. Nena Parkes (Two sessions with a model)    £195.00
Stage 1 & 2: Mon. 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. Nena Parkes         (Two sessions with a model)    £195.00
Stage 2: Tues. 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. Anthony Wilder  £190.00

These classes are ideal for beginners as well as slightly more advanced students. Watercolour lends itself well to various techniques and ways of applying colour onto paper. Students are encouraged to produce a painting that is not too inhibited. Still life, flowers etc as well as painting outdoors if weather is suitable.


Mon. 10.00 a.m.-12.15 p.m. Sarah Spackman

Working directly from the model, this course encourages the development of observational skills. All abilities are welcome, and the emphasis is on enabling the individual to explore the structure and form of the body using a wide range of materials.


Mon. 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon. Tutor to be announced soon

This course addresses the fundamental techniques of drawing and painting and is for beginners or those who feel the need for some consolidation.  From the premise that drawing underpins most works of art – the aim is to experience through studies, a variety of creative approaches to drawing, enabling confidence and exploring the potential and personal directions into painting.


Mon. 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. Tutor to be announced soon

The aim of this course is to encourage creative thinking through studies in still life and imaginative themes of work with emphasis on personal development.  Students will have the opportunity to develop their drawing  and painting skills in one of a variety of media.  It is ideal for the beginner or for the more confident student needing the challenge of improving techniques and ideas.


Tues. 10.00 am – 12.30 pm. £275.00
Tues 1.30 p.m. – 3.30 pm. £230.00

A course suitable for students with some experience in drawing and painting. Models provide a professional atmosphere for this important area of study. The prime aim is the development of individual creative ability together with the obvious aims concerned with drawing and painting from life-a wide variety of media is encouraged.

PAINTING & DRAWING (MIXED MEDIA) – £245.00 (2 week model)

Tues. 1.15 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. Nena Parkes

This theme-based course is suitable for all levels.  We will explore the elements of creating two-dimensional imagery using a variety of methods and materials.  i.e. watercolour, acrylics, texture and collage.



Tues. 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Neil Drury

Working directly from the model. The beginner or the more experienced will be encouraged to value both creativity and technical accomplishment. Therefore basic or advanced instruction will be available, through personal tuition, to enable each student to realise their technical and creative potential. Media: Oil, Acrylic or any drawing media.


Tues. 7.00 p.m.-9.00 p.m. Davina Chapman

A class for the complete beginner or students with a little experience who wish to discover and extend their capabilities.  The course will incorporate a variety of media with the emphasis on diversity of technique and experimentation.

PAINTING (All MEDIA) –  £190.00

Wed. 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon. Clova Stuart-Hamilton

Theme based studies will be provided, allowing for the development of ideas and responses in creative and personal directions.  The course offers the opportunity to improve drawing and painting skills and to experiment with a wide range of materials and techniques.  This course is suitable for beginners and for the more experienced artist.


Wed. 10.00 a.m.-12 noon. Allyson Austin

This is a carefully structured three term course for absolute beginners which begins in September with basic skills.  In the second term we look at different approaches and materials and in the third term we draw outside in the environment.

MIXED MEDIA – £190.00

Wed. 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. Allyson Austin

All Media with emphasis on oil and acrylic. The course is theme/project based and encourages students be experimental with mixed media and develop their imagination. Looking at the work of contemporary artists and the exchange of ideas is an important part of the course.  Suitable for those with some experience of the creative process.

PAINTING FOR ALL LEVELS (In Gouache, & Acrylic)  – £190.00

Wed. 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. Clova Stuart-Hamilton  

This is a course for absolute beginners and student who would like to develop and gain experience in using gouache and/or acrylic. The aim of the course will concentrate on the application of the materials, through composition, techniques and colour studies, allowing students the opportunity to produce paintings in personal and creative directions.


Wed. 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Yolande Nye

For those with no experience in watercolour painting who would like to learn basic watercolour techniques from scratch.

PAINTING & DRAWING (In Acrylics and Oils) – £195.00

Wed. 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. David Bliss

The course is suitable for those with some previous experience who want to extend their skills. Work will be based on observation, but you will also be encouraged to use your imagination. There will be two sessions per term using a life model. The study of contemporary artists’ work is part of the course.


Thurs. 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. £275.00
& 1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. £230.00

Working in a medium of your choice, we will explore the richness of form, colour and texture to be found when depicting the clothed model, as well as aspects of scale, stylization and ‘likeness’ in portraiture. Suitable for students with some experience.

DRAWING & PAINTING – Kate Hammersley – £190.00

Stage 2 – Thurs. 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon. 

An exploration of drawing and painting using a variety of techniques and media.  Participants will be able to develop skills in line drawing, tone, tonal matching, colour mixing, composition and proportion.

INCOPORATING DRAWING & PAINTING –  Kate Hammersley –  £190.00

Thurs. 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

A mixed media course exploring a variety of techniques and media.  Participants will be able to develop skills in composition, mark making, layering and combining different media to create successful compositions.

LIFE DRAWING FOR ALL – £230 (Tutor to be announced)

Thurs. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

This is a taught course suitable for students (beginners, intermediate and experienced) who would like to both learn how to draw the model and have a bit more taught time to enhance their practise. Several tutors will share the teaching and rotate, so students will get a broader experience and an opportunity to learn from different practising artists. (Maximum of 12 students)

New on Fridays 10am – 12 noon

Absolute Beginners Pick and Mix

Course Fee: 5 weeks: £100, or 2 courses (10 weeks) £190
This is a series of 6 introductory courses especially for beginners running across one academic year.

There are two, five-week courses each term, and all 6 together provide a good grounding within each subject area. They are designed to be taken consecutively but they can also be taken in isolation, so you can ‘pick and mix’, and all your materials are supplied.


Sat. 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon (including model, 6 weeks starting 21st September). Ron Freeborn

The prime aim is the development of individual creative ability together with the obvious aims concerned with drawing and painting from life – a wide variety of media is encouraged.

DRAWING/PAINTING(mixed media) – £75.00

Sat 10.00 am-12 noon. (4 weeks starting 4th November). Sarah Wenden

Working mainly from still-life, starting with close observation, students are then encouraged to experiment with different media, while developing their interpretation of the subject.  Collage, acrylic and oil paint may be used along or in any combination.  Some experience of drawing would be helpful.

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