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 Dates of courses are subject to change and courses may be withdrawn if they are not viable.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 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






Autumn Term 2018 Regular Weekly courses

12 week term starts 17th September

Half-term week Oct 29th - Nov 2nd



Art Foundations…  with Tina Foran   Mon 9.30am - 12.00 from 17th Sept 12 weeks  £150  FULL

A course for the not so terrified and with some previous experience.  Working from a variety of source material and use different media and 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.


Creative Calligraphy   with Helen Hayman   Mon 10am - 12.30  from 17th Sept 6 weeks £75  PLACES AVAiLABLE

Explore the exciting world of letterforms from Ancient Greece to the 21st century

Create new and exciting letters using pens, pencils and brushes and even make your own pens. Take a look at how we can use them for cards, books and anything else we wish to put letters on  


Art for the Less Terrified! with Tina Foran   Mon1pm  17th Sept 12 weeks  £150 FULL

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. Then time for self directed study with full tutor guidance.

This class is now full but please contact us to go on the waiting list


Ceramics Evening Class with Katch Skinner Mon 7-9pm from 1st Oct   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.  Open to beginners and those with some experience

We now have a couple of places and its not too late to join!


Creative Stained Glass with Karl Theobald Mon 7-9pm from  17th Sept 12 weeks £170 inc lead, solder  

Individual pricing for glass usedWorking 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 We now have one place available and its not too late to start!



The Art of Textiles with Emma Wilkinson  Tues 10am - 12.30pm from 18th Sept  £150  FULL

Immerse yourself into the art of textiles. Experiment with Batik, Needle felting, silk paper making and much more! Work towards making your own piece of textile artwork.   Suitable for beginners


Art for the Terrified! - Absolute beginners   with Tina Foran Tues 10am - 12.30pm from 18th Sept 12 weeks £150

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 above all, have fun!     FULL


Young Northlight   Practical artist led sessions for young artists Led by Katch Skinner & Rachel Red

Tues  4 - 5.30pm   £60 for a 6 session block from 18th Sept

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 3Dmedia.  

We have two groups - ages 9-11 and 12-15   FULL Contact us to go on the waiting list


Life Drawing Techniques  with Simon Manfield  Tues 7pm -9pm from  18th Sept  12 weeks  £150

Tutored by artist Simon Manfield this course focuses on observation to gain a greater practical and theoretical understanding of drawing the human figure.All levels are welcome. ONE PLACE AVAILABLE


Art for the Terrified Evenings  with Tina Foran    Tues 7-9pm  from 18th Sept  £135

The course offers plenty of structured exercises giving you the skills and encouragement to experiment with different  approaches and materials using a mixed media approach. Techniques include painting,(acrylic/ink/watercolour)drawing, printing and mixed media.  FULL



Painting towards Abstraction  with Dominic Vince  Weds 10.00 am - 12.30pm from 19th Sept 12 weeks  £150 FULL

Come to terms with abstract concepts that are fundamental to all painting in this popular painting workshop. Work on given subjects or your own ideas in oils or acrylics


Further Abstraction with Perri Webster  Weds 1.30pm - 4pm  from 19th Sept 12 weeks  £150 NEW!

Refine your understanding of colour, mark making and composition. Look at modernists and contemporary abstract painters to inspire and challenge our perceptions of abstract art. Relate their methods and emotional responses to our complex world to your own work.A supportive course that encourages a sharing of ideas, to further your personal art practice. We are taking names to develop this session into a regular course.


Evening Painting Workshop with Dominic Vince   Weds 7pm - 9pm from 19th Sept 12 weeks  £135 FULL

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



Approaches to Landscape  Painting  with Dominic Vince NEW!  FULL

Thurs 10.00 am - 12.30pm from 20th Sept 12 weeks  £150

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  


Ceramics Workshops with Sue Turner &  Katch Skinner    

Thurs 9.30am - 12.30pm or 1.30 pm - 4.30pm  from 4th Oct 10 weeks  £180  inc materials and firings

Work with professional ceramic artists and develop your own ideas in a supportive and tutored workshop setting. Hand build, throw or use plaster moulds to produce both sculptural and functional items.

All levels welcome but please check for availability as these classes are very popular



Thursday Painting workshop with Don Myers & Dorothy Simister  Thurs 1.30pm - 4pm  from 20th Sept 12 weeks £150

As well as giving advice on formal and technical painting concerns, this busy workshop will give the chance to develop your own ideas and projects within a supportive group. The workshop will encourage imaginative and personal approaches and we will help you to find the means of visual expression to successfully interpret your ideas  FULL


Ceramics Evening Class with Katch Skinner   Thurs 7-9pm from 4th Oct 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

One place left!


Learning to Draw with Don Myers & Dorothy Simister Thurs 7pm - 9pm from 20th Sept  12 weeks £135

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   2 PLACES AVAILABLE



Printmaking Class   with Rachel Red Fridays 10am - 12.30pm   from  21st Sept  12 weeks  £150 FULL

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience, this ongoing class will help develop your skills and ideas. This term includes collagraph, lino printing and artists books with dry point intaglio printing

This class is now full but please contact us to go on the waiting list


Watercolour Journey  with Jayn Barker Fridays 10am -12.30am from 21st Sept 12 weeks  £150

Explore and practice a variety of basic watercolour techniques and then experiment with texture and colour to create sketchbook work and a small series of paintings    PLACES AVAILABLE


Printmaking Workshop with Rachel Red    Fridays 1-3.30pm    from  21st Sept  12 weeks  £150

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
























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