Art courses

Discover your creative side

We offer the following art courses in 2021/22

Portrait Drawing and Painting

This course is for all levels, from beginner to experienced. The classes consist of building a portrait through keen observation, constructing the forms of the head, neck and shoulders within the disciplines of line, tone, shapes and colour.

Course Details
Course Code Day Time Start End Dates Excluded Fee
MA100 Mon 13.00-15.30 13-Sep 13-Dec 25-Oct £145.00
MA200 Mon 13.00-15.30 10-Jan 28-Mar 14-Feb £123.00
MA300 Mon 13.00-15.30 25-Apr 18-Jul 2-May & 30-May £123.00

 

Life Painting and Drawing

Any medium – oil, watercolour, pastel, pencil, pen and wash. Any subject, instruction on perspective, colour theory and composition.

Course Details
Course Code Day Time Start End Dates Excluded Fee
MA110 Fri 13.30-16.00 17-Sep 17-Dec 29-Oct £145.00
MA210 Fri 13.30-16.00 14-Jan 1-Apr 18-Feb £123.00
MA310 Fri 13.30-16.00 22-Apr 15-Jul 3-Jun £135.00

 

Watercolour Workshop (Beginners)

A general class to give an introduction to the basic aspects of drawing and painting. Guidance is given on how to draw and where to start with watercolour painting. You will be taken step by step through the use of colour and the various effects that can be used to bring your painting alive! Different subject matters are looked at including landscape, portrait and still life.

Course Details
Course Code Day Time Start End Dates Excluded Fee
MA101 Tues 13.00-15.30 7-Sep 7-Dec 26-Oct £145.00
MA201 Tues 13.00-15.30 11-Jan 29-Mar 15-Feb £123.00
MA301 Tues 13.00-15.30 19-Apr 12-Jul 31-May £135.00

 

Watercolour Workshop (All Levels)

Using a variety of subjects (landscapes, still life, architecture and more), develop your drawing and watercolour techniques. You will experiment with colour washes, tone, colour combinations and other special techniques to create outstanding artwork. Suitable for all levels, but assumes some prior experience of painting.

Course Details
Course Code Day Time Start End Dates Excluded Fee
MA104 Wed 13.30-16.00 8-Sep 8-Dec 27-Oct £145.00
MA204 Wed 13.30-16.00 12-Jan 30-Mar 16-Feb £123.00
MA304 Wed 13.30-16.00 20-Apr 13-Jul 1-Jun £135.00
MA107 Thurs 13.00-15.30 9-Sep 9-Dec 28-Oct £145.00
MA207 Thurs 13.00-15.30 13-Jan 31-Mar 17-Feb £123.00
MA307 Thurs 13.00-15.30 21-Apr 14-Jul 2-Jun £135.00

 

Watercolour Workshops (Alternate Saturdays)

This is a very stimulating, but also very friendly class, that invites all levels of expertise from beginners onwards. During the year we attempt to cover whole range of subjects from still life and portraiture in the studio, to landscape painting, which we try to arrange out of doors (weather permitting). It is an ideal class for those who want to enjoy this lovely medium, but who just don’t have the time during the week.

Course Details
Course Code Day Time Dates Fee
MA112 Sat 10.00-12.30 18-Sep, 2-Oct, 16-Oct,
30-Oct, 13-Nov, 27-Nov
£75.00
MA212 Sat 10.00-12.30 15-Jan, 29-Jan, 12-Feb,
26-Feb, 12-Mar, 26-Mar
£75.00
MA312 Sat 10.00-12.30 23-Apr, 7-May, 21-May,
11-Jun, 25-Jun, 9-Jul
£75.00

 

Oil and Acrylic Painting

This class in the main is run as an open workshop. Some of the students are relatively new to art practice, others are more experienced. Usually, the less experienced student will follow the brief that the tutor introduces at the beginning of each term. The main emphasis is on drawing from observation to begin with, to enable the student to explore shape, form, space, pattern, tonal relationships, composition etc. Other visual sources such as photographs can be used in conjunction with drawing, to help build a wider visual vocabulary and enable the student to progress when making paintings. The more experienced students can explore the possibilities of the brief introduced by the tutor or progress along their own lines and interests. In these cases, the tutor will give tuition and guidance when needed or asked for. Exploring other artists work, traditional and contemporary is also part of the students learning on the course.

Course Details
Course Code Day Time Start End Dates Excluded Fee
MA103 Wed 10.30-13.00 15-Sep 15-Dec 27-Oct £145.00
MA203 Wed 10.30-13.00 12-Jan 30-Mar 16-Feb £123.00
MA303 Wed 10.30-13.00 20-Apr 13-Jul 1-Jun £135.00
MA104 Wed 13.30-16.00 8-Sep 8-Dec 27-Oct £145.00
MA204 Wed 13.30-16.00 12-Jan 30-Mar 16-Feb £123.00
MA304 Wed 13.30-16.00 20-Apr 13-Jul 1-Jun £135.00

 

Interior Design

Have a flair for interiors? Join us to learn how to research, design, plan and carry out your interior design dreams, from a single room to a whole home.

We’ll explore the fundamentals of design. You’ll learn how to develop your own personal style; through discovering design history, the use of colour and how to choose and integrate materials into successful design solutions. Explore your creative side and develop skills to help you design your life, including understanding plans, tips on managing projects and styling.

Course Details
Course Code Day Time Start End Dates Excluded Fee
MA105 Wed 10.00-12.00 29-Sep 8-Dec 27-Oct £145.00
MA205 Wed 10.00-12.00 19-Jan 30-Mar 16-Feb £123.00
MA305 Wed 10.00-12.00 4-May 13-Jul 1-Jun £135.00

 

Booking

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