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Workshops for Adults

‭Each week during term time we offer a selection of visual art workshops for adults where you can enjoy tuition from professionals in a relaxed environment.

Spring 2017 Term Dates: w/c 9 January – w/c 3 April  |  Half term w/c 20 February (12 week term)
Summer 2017 Term Dates: w/c 17 April - w/c 10 July | Half term w/c 29 May (12 week term)

Workshops are bookable in two blocks of six weeks each. To secure your place for the full term, please book both blocks in advance.

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 note all classes require you to bring your own materials.

Essential Skills Sessions

Life Drawing Essentials - Spring Term

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

This course is now sold out. Please contact the Box Office to if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Download the 2017 materials list.

Essential Skills Sessions

Oil Essentials - Spring Term

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.

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

Pastels Essentials - Spring Term

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.

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

Drawing Essentials - Spring Term

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

This course is now sold out. Please contact the Box Office to if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Project Sessions

Watercolour Projects - Spring Term

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 2017 materials list

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

Watercolour Essentials - Spring Term

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. 

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Fridays, 10am - 12noon (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 - Summer Term

Jules Roper BA £120, £108 concessions (10 weeks). Please note this is a 10-week term which starts 24 April and does not run on 1 May.

Join Jules in this great opportunity to practise and develop your life drawing techniques and style. In this workshop you will have the chance to experiment with mark making and media. If you love drawing, you won’t want to miss this!

Download the 2017 materials list.

Mondays, 1pm - 3pm (1st 4 weeks) Book now
Mondays, 1pm - 3pm (2nd 6 weeks) Book now
Essential Skills Sessions

Oil Essentials - Summer Term

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

Come along and discover the wonderfully diverse medium of oils. You will have the chance to experiment with mark making and take a look at some contemporary landscape artists for inspiration. Weather permitting, join Heather for some en plein air studies.

Download the 2017 materials list.

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

Pastels Essentials - Summer Term

Tutor: Robyn Cheyne £110, £99 concessions Please note this is an 11-week term ending on 4 July

‭Explore the exciting potential of pastel painting and the range of techniques and styles it encompasses in a fun and informative environment. Join Robyn for a great chance to develop your pastel skills across a wide variety of subjects and themes.

Download the 2017 materials list

Tuesdays, 1pm - 3pm (1st 6 weeks) Book now
Tuesdays, 1pm -3pm (2nd 5 weeks) Book now
Essential Skills Sessions

Drawing Essentials - Summer term

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

Delve into the wonderful world of expressive drawing in this course that covers the exciting basics of drawing. You will have the chance to explore and experiment with shade and tone, perspective and object forms.

Download the 2017 materials list.

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

Watercolour Essentials - Summer Term

Tutor: Nic Cowper £120, £108 concessions (12 weeks)

Start your watercolour journey in this enjoyable introduction. Get to grips with principals of paint, water and paper and develop your understanding of the wonderful opportunities watercolour offers as well as the limitations of this expressive medium.

Download the 2017 materials list.

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

Watercolour Projects - Summer Term

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, supported by a tutor.

Stretch your skills and refine your watercolour style through analysis and experimentation. Take a look at your work with a slightly different perspective, try something new and step outside your comfort zone – you’ll find some surprising results…

Download the 2017 materials list

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