Northlight Art  


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 Dates of courses are subject to change and courses may be withdrawn if they are not viable.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 for 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 so do contactus even if the course says 'FULL'.  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







Basic materials are included in the price

Higher priced courses reflect higher materials costs, technical input, model fees and ceramics firings

Its always best to email us about availability as many courses fill very quickly


ART FOUNDATIONS  with Tina Foran        Mon 9.30am-12.00 from 20th April    9 weeks  £120

A course for the not so terrified and those with some previous experience.  Work from a variety of source material and use different media, you’ll develop knowledge in colour theory, techniques and applications including painting, (acrylic/ink/watercolour) drawing, printing and mixed media. Then time for self directed study with full tutor guidance.


ART FOR THE LESS TERRIFIED! with Tina Foran     Mon  from 20th April 9 weeks  £120

A broad course that will build on your skills and interest in using a variety of media. Structured sessions with plenty of demonstrations on techniques and approaches including painting(acrylic/ink/watercolour) drawing, printing and mixed media. Also time for self directed studywith full tutor guidance.


CERAMICS EVENING CLASS with Katch Skinner   Mon 7pm-9pm from 20th April 9 weeks  

£140inc 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.  Open to beginners and those with some experience


CREATIVE STAINED GLASS with Karl Theobald  Mon 7pm-9pm 20th April 9 weeks  £140inc lead, solder  

Individual pricing for glass used

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


THE ART OF TEXTILES with Emma Wilkinson  Tues 10am-12.30pm from 21st April    9 weeks  £120

This term there’s Textiles Marbling techniques, Shibori dyeing, and stitching, and Fabric Book making! Experiment and work towards making your own textile artworks.   Suitable for beginners


ART FOR THE TERRIFIED - ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS! with Tina Foran   Tues 10am-12.30pm  from 21st April  

9 weeks  £120

Supportive and structured sessions where you will learn skills that will include painting,(acrylic/ink/watercolour) drawing, printing and mixed media. Try out different approaches, experiment with a variety of media and above all, have fun!


LIFE DRAWING TECHNIQUES  with Simon Manfield  Tues 7pm-9pm from 21st April    9 weeks  £120

Tutored by artist Simon Manfield this course focuses on honing observational skills to gain a greater practical and theoretical understanding of drawing the human figure. With one-to-one tutor feedback throughout. All levels are welcome


ART FOR THE TERRIFIED EVENINGS  with Tina Foran Tues 7pm-9pm from 21st April    9 weeks  £110

This course offers structured exercises giving you the skills and encouragement to experiment with different approaches and materials. Techniques include painting, (acrylic/ink /watercolour) drawing, printing and collage.


YOUNG NORTHLIGHT  Practical artist led sessions for young artists  

Tues  4-5.30pm    £50 for a 5 session block from 21st April

Aged 9-15 and interested in Art?

These sessions are aimed at developing your confidence and trying different approaches - from drawing and painting to ceramics, printmaking and experimentation with 2D and 3D media.  

We have two groups - ages 9-11 and 12-15  


PAINTING TOWARDS ABSTRACTION  with Dominic Vince Weds 10.00am -12.30pm from 22nd April

9 weeks  £120

Come to terms with abstract concepts that are fundamental to all painting in this popular painting workshop


EVENING PAINTING WORKSHOP with Dominic VinceWeds 7pm-9pm from 22nd April 9 weeks  £110

A broad painting workshop 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 figurative and abstract concerns.  All levels welcome


CERAMICS EVENING CLASS with Katch Skinner  Weds 7pm-9pm from 22nd April    

9 weeks  £140 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


CERAMICS WORKSHOPS  with Katch Skinner  

Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm or 1.30 pm-4.30pm  from 23rd April 8 weeks £144 inc materials and firings

Working with professional ceramic artist Katch Skinner these busy sessions give you the chance to develop

your own ideas with technical support and artistic advice.

Hand build, throw or use plaster moulds to produce both sculptural and functional items.

All levels welcome.  (Please note: no ceramics classes on Thursday 30th April)


PAINTING - APPROACHES TO LANDSCAPE  with Dominic Vince  Thurs 10.00 am-12.30pm from 23rd April

9 weeks  £120

A painting class with an emphasis on landscape.  Work in oils or acrylics and join a like minded  group who are on the same journey -  solving the diverse problems that present themselves when dealing with landscape or townscape as a subject  


THURSDAY PAINTING WORKSHOP with Don Myers & Dorothy Simister  Thurs 1.30pm-4pm  from 23rd April     9 weeks  £120

This busy workshop will give advice on formal and technical painting concerns and gives the chance to develop your own projects within a supportive group. The workshop encourages imaginative and personal approaches and will help you to find the means of visual expression to successfully interpret your ideas 


LEARNING TO DRAW with Don Myers & Dorothy Simister  Thurs 7pm-9pm from 23rd April   9 weeks  £110

Aimed at improving your drawing confidence, Don Myers and Dorothy Simister will lead you through a series of exercises that will help you to understand what you see and to develop your drawing skills. Use a full range of drawing materials and experiment with a variety of techniques and approaches


PRINTMAKING EVENING CLASS   with Rachel Red   Thurs 7pm-9pm from 23rd April   9 weeks  £110

A new evening class giving the opportunity to explore exciting printmaking media.  Try a range of techniques - this term focusing on woodcut and mono printing


PRINTMAKING CLASS   with Rachel Red Fri  10am-12.30pm   from  24th April8 weeks  £105

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience, this ongoing class will help develop your skills and ideas. This term concentrates on woodcut and mono printing


RELAXING WITH WATER MEDIA  with Jayn Barker   Fri  10am-12.30pm from  24th April     8 weeks  £105

Relax and enjoy the chance to “play” as we explore the potential of water soluble media.  Watercolour, Gouache, Brusho/Ink, Water soluble Pencils, Inktense & Graphite will be some of the materials we will be using. Suitable for all skill levels. Some materials provided


PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP with Rachel Red    Fri 1-3.30pm from 24th April 8 weeks  £105

A session for more practiced printmakers to develop their own projects with technical and critical support


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Courses and Workshops  for Summer Term

April - Sept 2020

Half-term week 25th - 29th May

Please note this is a 9 week term and an 8 week term for Friday courses and daytime ceramics courses

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