Northlight Art  

Learning to Draw

Regular Weekly Courses

Basic materials, equipment and kiln firings are included in the price. There may be small additional charges for specialist materials and some materials such as watercolour paper and canvases we can sell to you at cost. We generally need at least 8 people for a course to run. Dates of courses are subject to change and courses may be withdrawn if they are not viable.


ENROLMENT - Please contact us to find out about availablity of places - we run on a term by term basis and we have many returners - so some courses may already be full.  However, we'll always do our best to fit you in or at least get you on the waiting list for places.  It is often possible to start a course mid-term subject to availability.

Easy Payment - We aim to make our courses as affordable as possible whilst maintaining high standards.  Please ask for options to spread your course fees if it helps to make payment easier for you


To enquire about places        Email:    Call : 01422 843519         Buy courses from our online shop






Spring Term 2018 Regular Weekly courses

10 week term 

Half-term week Feb 19th - Feb 23rd


Daytime Courses  


CALLIGRAPHY - LETTERS OLD & NEW    with Helen Hayman   Mondays 10am - 12.30 from 8th Jan     10 weeks £130

Explore the exciting world of letter forms from Ancient Greece to the21st century.

Create new and exciting letters using pens, pencils and brushes and even makeyour own pens.

Take a look at how we can use them for cards, books and anything else we wish to put letters on


ART FOUNDATIONS  with Tina Foran   Mondays 9.30am - 12am from  8th Jan   10 weeks  £130 FULL

A course to e tend your practice through practical, fully demonstrated classes using a variety of techniques and materials. Each student will be able to build up a portfolio of work showing techniques, materials and processes.


ART FOR THE TERRIFIED with Tina Foran  Mondays 1pm from  8th Jan  10 weeks  £130  FULL

A course for beginners that will introduce a variety of techniques and materials in an informal setting by a supportive

and professional tutor.You will learn basic skills to enable you to explore and experiment.



Weds/Thurs  10.00 am - 12.30am from 10th/11th Jan  10 weeks  £130 

Wednesday class is now full - please contact us for Thursday availablity

A painting workshop aimed at coming to terms with abstract concepts that are fundamental to all painting.

Work on given subjects or your own ideas in oils or acrylics


ADVENTURES IN ART with Perri Webster  Weds 1pm-3.30pm  from 10th Jan  10 weeks  £130 

An exciting painting and drawing course using structured exercises in colour, composition and form and a variety of techniques to develop and expand your own art practise. Informative sessions will also study the work of other artists to give context and inspiration


PAINTING WORKSHOP with Dorothy Simister    Thurs 1.30pm-4pm from 11th Jan10 weeks  £130  FULL

Ongoing painting workshops using oils or acrylics with a varied approach to subject matter. With excellent tuition, this class is suitable for beginners who need structure and guidance and for the more confident wishing to pursue their own ideas  


CERAMICS WORKSHOPS with Sue Turner & Katch Skinner  

These sessions are now full but please contact us for availability and to join our waiting list

Thurs 9.30am - 12.30pm (Sue Turner) or

1.30 pm - 4.30pm (Katch Skinner) from 11th Jan  10 weeks £180 inc materials and firings 

Working with professional ceramics artists, you will be encouraged to develop your own ideas within a supportive and tutored workshop environment. Produce sculptural forms, functional items, jewellery, etc…


WATERCOLOUR JOURNEY with Jayn Barker   Fridays 10am -12.30am from 12th Jan  10 weeks  £130

Explore a variety of techniques & processes and experiment with texture and colour to create sketchbook work

and a small series of seascape/waterscape paintings.   Artist Jayn Barker will teach basic techniques and encourage you to experiment!


PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP with Rachel Red   Fridays 10am - 12.30pm from 12th Jan 10 weeks  £150

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience, this ongoing class will help develop your skills and ideas

Explore monoprint, drypoint etching and more.       New starters welcome


Young Northlighters Twilight sessions........with artists Katch Skinner & Rachel Red  

Tues 4-5.30pm from 9th Jan   5 weeks £50  Sessions now full


Practical artist led sessions for young artists aged 9-15.

Aimed at developing skills, confidence and stimulating interest, these sessions

will cover a range of approaches from drawing and painting to printmaking

and experimentation with 2D and 3D media.    

We have two groups that run side by side  9-11 and 12-15 years





Evening Courses


Mondays and Thursdays  7-9pm from 8th, 11th Jan 10 weeks   £150 inc materials & firings

Evening  sessions aimed at all levels who want to grasp the essential techniques of building forms and

vessels, making tiles, glazing and surface effects.  These sessions are now full - please contact us for availabiity


CREATIVE STAINED GLASS with Karl Theobald Mondays 7-9pm from 8th Jan 10 weeks £150 inc lead, solder Individual pricing for glass used   FULL

Working with stained glass artist Karl Theobald, you will learn the basics of making leaded glass panels, foil techniques, glass fusing and glass painting, leading to devising a project of your own. Specialist tools provided


ART FOR THE TERRIFIED EVENINGS with Tina  Foran Tuesdays 7-9pm from 9th Jan 10 weeks £120

A mixed media course to break the ice and for those people who want to build creative confidence. The course offers plenty of structured exercises as well as encouraging you to experiment with different approaches and materials


LIFE DRAWING TECHNIQUES with Simon Manfield  Tuesdays 7pm -9pm from  from 9th Jan 10 weeks £130 FULL

Structured life drawing sessions with expert tuition that will cover the fundamentals of successful life drawing New starters always welcome!


EVENING PAINTING WORKSHOP with Dominic Vince   Weds 7pm - 9pm from 10th Jan 10 weeks £120

A broad painting class using oils or acrylics.  Learn about seeing, mixing and relating colours, what to look for and how to see more in your subject. Work from observation and develop an understanding of abstract concerns. All levels welcome


LEARNING TO DRAW with Dorothy Simister    Thurs 7pm - 9pm from 11th Jan  10 weeks £120

A course to teach how to draw what we see, not what we know, as well as how to express ourselves through different drawing methods. You will explore a variety of techniques and how your eye can be trained to see, measure and relate objects to each other



We are working on reintroducing a regular Creative Textiles course later in the year

Please let us know if you are interested and whether you prefer a daytime or evening class.











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