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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 professionals in a relaxed environment that will give you the opportunity to try something new or develop an existing skill.

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

Autumn 2016 Term Dates: w/c 12 September – w/c 5 December (12 week term)

Spring 2017 Term Dates: w/c 9 January – w/c 3 April  |  Half term w/c 20 February (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 (Autumn 2016)

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 (2nd 6 weeks) Book now
Essential Skills Sessions

Oil Essentials (Autumn 2016)

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

PLEASE NOTE: After half term this class will recommence on 8 November (5 week half term)

‭‭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 (2nd 6 weeks) Book now
Essential Skills Sessions

Pastel Essentials (Autumn 2016)

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 (2nd 6 weeks) Book now
Essential Skills Sessions

Drawing Essentials (Autumn 2016)

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 (2nd 6 weeks) Book now
Essential Skills Sessions

Watercolour Essentials (Autumn 2016)

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 (2nd 6 weeks) Book now
Project Sessions

Watercolour Projects (Autumn 2016)

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 (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
Essential Skills Sessions

Life Drawing Essentials (Spring 2017)

Jules Roper BA £132, £118.80 concessions (12 weeks)

This course will offer you the opportunity to try something new, or develop existing skills with a tutor on hand for guidance. Exploration of mark making and experimentation with a variety of media will be encouraged.

Download the 2016 materials list.

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

Oil Essentials (Spring 2017)

Tutor: Heather Gray-Newton MA £120, £108 concessions (12 weeks)

This course includes instruction and practise in oils, exploring a range of techniques along with the use of oils in important art movements.

Download the 2016 materials list.

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

Pastels Essentials (Spring 2017)

Tutor: Robyn Cheyne £120, £108 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.

Download the 2016 materials list

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

Drawing Essentials (Spring 2017)

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

A course covering the important basics of drawing, from experimenting with shade and tone to perspective studies and object forms. You will be continuing to develop and build upon existing skills and experimenting using drawing materials.

Download the 2016 materials list.

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

Watercolour Essentials (Spring 2017)

Tutor: Nic Cowper £120, £108 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 2016 materials list.

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

Watercolour Projects (Spring 2017)

Tutor: Nic Cowper £120, £108 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 2016 materials list

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