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Unique workshops for adults


Female Portrait in Oils

Tutor: Heather Gray-Newton MA £55, £49 concessions, Special Offer: £80 if purchased at the same time as Male Portrait in Oils

An opportunity for those who have a passion for portrait work to spend a day working from a female model. You can choose either to select your own colours or follow the tutor’s challenge to work with ‘warm on warm’ colours. Throughout the day, Heather will provide one to one time with each participant to help you get the most out of the day.

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Saturday 10 December 10am – 3pm Book now

Light and Perspective

Tutor: Heather Gray-Newton £55, £49.50 concessions

Discover and practise the basic principles of perspective, whilst considering tonal contrast for atmosphere and create a finished piece of work.

Try something new with a tutor on hand for guidance.

Saturday 21 January 10am - 3pm Book now

Introduction to Watercolours

Tutor: Nic Cowper £55, £49.50 concessions

Come along and discover the easy way to get that elusive watercolour look on paper in a few simple strokes

This course will break the ice for anyone wanting to start watercolours, whether you are a complete novice or if you have enjoyed other mediums and are looking for a change.

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Saturday 4 February, 10am - 3pm Book now

Painting the Figure with Oils

Tutor: Heather Gray-Newton £55, £49.50 concessions

This workshop was such a success last year that we are bringing it back!

In this session, you will learn how to create a figurative painting using oils. Prior knowledge of drawing the human figure is preferable as this workshop is intended for intermediate and advanced artists.

Your tutor will guide you on colour use and how to develop the painting through stages and you will explore how to use essential components to create a good composition.

Saturday 18 February, 10am - 3pm Book now

Tablet Art Part II

Tutor: Lyn Unsworth Lane £16, £14.40 concessions

A chance to improve your skills in sketching and painting on your iPad or Android tablet with a focus on composition, use of negative space, translucent layering and colour blocks.

Please bring your own fully charged tablet with the 'Tayasui Sketches II' app downloaded, installed and ready to use.

Saturday 4 March, 10am - 12pm Book now

Introduction to Acrylics

Tutor: Nic Cowper £55, £49.50 concessions

Come and use acrylics for the first time. 

This rewarding medium can help you generate artistic images without worrying too much about expense, technique or discipline. You will examine famous artists to uncover secrets and have the chance to develop your own personal style.

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Saturday 25 March, 10am - 3pm Book now

Introduction to Printing

Tutor: Mary Dalton £55, £49.50 concessions

Work with master printmaker Mary Dalton to produce your own unique set of lino-printed  greeting cards.

Mary will work with each student to create their own imagery and mix their own colours to make a truly special set of cards.

Saturday 8 April, 10am - 3pm Book now

Willow Sculptures

Tutor: Becky Dunn £65, £58 concessions

Practise simple weaving techniques with natural willow to create a garden obelisk, a fish, an open platter, or a wreath to decorate with shells.

All materials and equipment will be provided, but please bring along gardening gloves and secateurs if possible.

Saturday 29 April, 10am - 3pm Book now