** New** Beginners Life Drawing with Grant Waters 

Commencing Monday 11th January 10am at Bayworth Chapel

This is a life class especially designed for beginners. It takes you through, step by step, all the traditional fundamentals of drawing from the life model. You can learn about proportions, scale, how to measure with a pencil and how to capture the stance of the figure. This 10 week course is a rare opportunity to start this great discipline from scratch. All materials included.

The cost for 10 weeks is £250 – All materials included

Classical Oil Painting with Marcus Hodge

Marcus Hodge is an established portrait and equine painter who studied in Spain. Suitable for all levels, details of Marcus’s work can be found via this link.


Monday evenings 7pm to 9pm from 11th January to 22nd March 2021

Course fee is £210

For beginners or more experienced painters, this is a chance to learn or consolidate previously learned skills and further develop them, finding the confidence to pursue one’s own style within the structure of the course. A key principle behind these classes is finding the balance between the essence of the painted object and the skills required in formal representation or the mere appearance of things. With loaded brushes at arm’s length, painted from the shoulder, I hope to encourage students to explore the wonderfully expressive qualities of oil paint. To invite chance, risk and opportunity into their daily practice and above all to enjoy the challenge. This could serve as a single introduction course, or as part of an ongoing series of courses teaching the fundamentals of oil painting. Broadly, the classes develop around proportion, light and dark, colour and composition tailored to the needs of each individual. The vehicle for this would be still life or cast work, as both of these can be carefully controlled and kept very simple or made more difficult, depending on the ability of each student. This allows you to fully focus on the basic underlying principles, rather than be distracted by unnecessary complications.


Mon. 1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.  (Two sessions with a model) 11th January – 22nd March 2021 Fee: £205

Stage 1 & 2: Mon. 7.00 – 9.00 p.m.  (Two sessions with a model)  11th January – 22nd March 2021 Fee: £205.00

Stage 2: Tues. 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. Anthony Wilder 12th January – 23rd March 2021 Tuesday: 10:00-12:00 Fee: £200.00

These classes are ideal for students with some experience as well as those slightly more advanced. 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.

LIFE & FIGURE DRAWING/PAINTING – Sarah Spackman – ‘Exploring Drawing 2’

Mon. 10.00 a.m.-12.15 p.m. £245 – On-Line

This term we will be looking at the work of other artists and looking at the way they have approached depicting the human figure. We will consider their use of line, shape, mass and the importance of light, and have a look at how the understanding of human anatomy informs their work.
You will need charcoal, drawing ink, black red and white conte sticks.
Below I have added a list of materials and details of where you can get them.
Jacksons art supplies on line www.jacksonsart.com have all these:
Charcoal Sennelier Bistre ink 30ml WK30449 £6.10
Jacksons Black Indian Ink JKB30 £1.95
Conte Carre box of assorted traditional TTC 387 £13.70
Smooth watercolour paper ie: Canson hot pressed 330gsm pad PCHP 2636 HP £19.80 or heavy cartridge paper
You will also need to be able to print out images of drawings to study each week.
This course is aimed at students with some previous drawing experience and will be run online via zoom.


Mon. 9.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon.  £200  (8 week term commencing 18th January to 15th March 2021).

The course provides sequential structured sessions aiming to unpick some of the theory behind a good and interesting composition in colour. You will work on studies and activities useful for representative and more abstracted contemporary painting, with the opportunity to apply your learning to personal project work.
Course subject matter will generally be extracted from in and around the school site and from still life for use as a vehicle for understanding aspects of painting, rather than the focus. Each session will be planned with a specific objective related to colour and composition. You will be encouraged to take an experimental approach with support from the tutor.
Please bring your own materials. Demonstrations will be in acrylics but oils, acrylics and mixed media are all suitable. During the term you’ll need a range of ‘tonal’ and coloured paper for collage, glue, scissors, as well as drawing paper, paints, pencils etc. This is available from the school shop.
For the first session you will need large drawing paper A2 or larger, masking tape, both willow and compressed charcoal, a rubber, fixative, white chalk or conte.


Mon. 1.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. £200 (8 week term commencing 18th January to 15th March 2021).

The energy and freshness of initial exploratory drawings can be hard to maintain when moving into paint. This in-depth course aims to enable you to find ‘ways in’ to achieving an equivalent quality in your painting. ‘Ways in’ or strategies will be discussed and demonstrated to help you begin and move on especially at those sticking points when binning it seems the only option.

The content will include demonstrations, exercises, activities and briefs, aiming to develop your use of composition and colour more confidently and with a more abstracted approach. Importantly you will be supported to apply your learning to personal work.

Please bring your own materials. Demonstrations will be in acrylics but oils, acrylics and mixed media are all suitable. During the term you’ll need a range of ‘tonal’ and coloured paper for collage, glue, scissors, as well as drawing paper, paints, pencils, charcoal, fixative etc. This is available from the school shop.

For the first session you will need large drawing paper A2 or larger, masking tape, both willow and compressed charcoal, a rubber, fixative, white chalk or conte.


Tues. 10.00 am – 12.30 pm. £290.00
Tues 1.30 p.m. – 3.30 pm. £240.00

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.


Tues. 1.15 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. New course to be announced soon

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.

LIFE & PORTRAIT DRAWING – £240.00 with Neil Drury

Tues. 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

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. – currently amalgamated with Neil Drury’s course

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) –  £200.00 – Clova Stuart-Hamilton

Wed. 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon. 

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.

DRAWING AT THE EASEL – £200.00 –  Allyson Austin

Wed. 10.00 a.m.-12 noon.

An exploration and investigation of all aspects of drawing from observation. Using mixed media, the focus is on learning how to see, interpret and record from still life.

Teaching is based around the formal elements of drawing such as line, tone, composition, volume, scale, weight, positive and negative and many others. Suitable for those with some experience of drawing.

IMAGES AND IDEAS (ALL MEDIA) – £200.00 – Allyson Austin

Wed. 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. 

This 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 IN GOUACHE AND ACRYLIC – £200.00 – Clova Stuart-Hamilton  

Wed. 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. 

This is a course suitable for beginners with some experience as well as the more advanced 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.

PAINTING & DRAWING (In Acrylics and Oils) – £210.00

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. £290.00
& 1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. £240.00

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.

INCOPORATING DRAWING & PAINTING –  Kate Hammersley –  £200.00 – Online only

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.


Thurs. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Jezella Pigott

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)

Intermediate Fine Art – Laura Degenhardt

15 Jan, 2021 – 26 Mar, 2021 Friday: 10:00-12:00 Cost: £210.00

This 10-week course in experimental oil painting will focus on colour, surface, mark making and collage, as well as giving students an opportunity to try mediums for different effects when painting. The subject for the first sessions will loosely be landscape and still life. In the final sessions, students will be encouraged to choose their own subject for a painting or a series of paintings, having developed their own style of drawing and painting from photographs and life. Notes will be provided, with references to artists relevant to the course content. Some experience with oil or acrylic painting would be advisable for students enrolling on this course. Although the studio course will be taught in oils, those students who are working from home and accessing the classes online may wish to use acrylics. All of the exercises can be completed using acrylics and acrylic medium.

Absolute Beginners Class 

With Jane Strother (First 5 weeks) and George Boyter (Second 5 weeks)

08 Jan, 2021 – 26 Mar, 2021 Friday: 13:00-15:00 Cost: £210.00

This is a series of introductory courses especially for beginners running across one academic year.
Introducing colour (first 5 weeks with Jane Strother)
Introducing Watercolour (second 5 weeks with George Boyter)

All your materials are supplied.

*No class on the 15th January, starts earlier than our other courses.


Sat. 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon  with Laura Degenhardt

16 Jan, 2021 – 13 Feb, 2021 Saturday: 10:00-12:00 Cost: £110.00

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

DRAWING/PAINTING (mixed media)

Sat 10.00 am-12 noon with Sarah Wenden

27 Feb, 2021 – 27 Mar, 2021 Saturday: 10:00-12:00 Cost: £100.00

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 alone or in any combination.  Some experience of drawing would be helpful, not suitable for beginners.

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