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Regular workshops for adults

‭Each week during term time we offer a selection of visual art workshops for adults. Designed to give you the time and space to get creative, join our sessions to enjoy:

  • Tuition from professional artists and tutors
  • A friendly and relaxed atmosphere
  • The chance to try something new or develop an existing skill
  • Exhibition opportunities

Please note all classes require you to bring your own materials.

Autumn 2016 Term Dates

w/c Monday 12 September – w/c Monday 5 December 2016

Half term:  w/c Monday 24 Oct

12 week term

Try Before You Buy – if you are a new participant, come along and try your first session for free. If you decide to return, you’ll pay for the session with the rest of the term. Subject to availability.  Please ask at the Box Office for details.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

Our Essential Skills workshops are designed to help beginners and improvers gain and practice some basic skills to get started in your medium. In these classes our expert tutors set short tasks, give demonstrations and will help you explore colour, equipment and a wide range of techniques to get you started.

Essential Skills Sessions

Life Drawing Essentials

Jules Roper BA £120, £108 concessions (12 weeks)

Life drawing is back at The Spring! This course will offer you the opportunity to try something new, or develop existing skills with a tutor on hand for guidance.

Download the materials list.

Mondays 1pm - 3pm (1st 6 weeks) Book now
Mondays 1pm - 3pm (2nd 6 weeks) Book now
Essential Skills Sessions

Oil Essentials

Tutor: Heather Gray-Newton MA £108, £97 concessions (12 weeks)

‭‭Beginners will learn essential skills in oils by exploring a range of techniques, along with looking at the use of oils in important art movements. Intermediates will develop through projects set by the tutor.

Click the link to download the Materials list for Oil Essentials Autumn 2016.

Tuesdays 10am - 12noon (1st 6 weeks) Book now
Tuesdays 10am - 12noon (2nd 6 weeks) Book now
Essential Skills Sessions

Pastel Essentials

Tutor: Robyn Cheyne £108, £97 concessions (12 weeks)

‭An enjoyable way to gain experience in painting with pastels and the variety of techniques involved. Demonstrations are given by the tutor where appropriate with a wide range of subjects covered.

‭This course is suitable for all levels of ability.

Download the materials list

Tuesdays 1pm-3pm (1st 6 weeks) Book now
Tuesdays 1pm-3pm (2nd 6 weeks) Book now
Essential Skills Sessions

Drawing Essentials

Tutor: Jules Roper BA £108, £97 concessions (12 weeks)

A course covering the important basics of drawing, from experimenting with shade and tone to perspective studies and object forms.

Download the materials list.

Wednesdays 10am - 12noon (1st 6 weeks) Book now
Wednesdays 10am - 12noon (2nd 6 weeks) Book now
Essential Skills Sessions

CANCELLED - Printing Essentials

Tutor: Mary Dalton MA RCA £108, £96 concessions (12 weeks)

Unfortunately this class has now been cancelled.

We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment that this may cause. 

Essential Skills Sessions

Watercolour Essentials

Tutor: Nic Cowper £108, £97 concessions (12 weeks)

A class for beginners that will encourage you to get started with watercolour painting. Learn about wet paper inking, incorporating detail and mixing colour and other techniques. 

Download the materials list.

Fridays 10am - 12noon (1st 6 weeks) Book now
Fridays 10am - 12noon (2nd 6 weeks) Book now
Project Sessions

Watercolour Projects

Tutor: Nic Cowper £108, £97 concessions (12 weeks)

Our project sessions give those with a little more confidence the space, time and support to develop their work independently. In these sessions tutors provide support and will help you refine existing techniques to make your own projects even better!

In these sessions artist Nic Cowper will support you to develop your own style in watercolour painting. 

Download the materials list

Wednesdays 1pm - 3pm (1st 6 weeks) Book now
Wednesdays 1pm - 3pm (2nd 6 weeks) Book now
Project Sessions

Free Art Space

On Thursday mornings during term time we open up the Art Space for anyone who would like the chance to come and use our materials and equipment for free. A great way to find out if art activities are for you!

Thursdays, 10am – 12.30pm