Basic materials to get you started and kiln firings are included. There may be small additional charges for specialist materials and some materials such as watercolour paper, 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.
Please contact us to find out about availablity of places - we run on a term by term basis but we have many returners. We'll always do our best to fit you in! 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 book your place Email: email@example.com Call : 01422 843519
Autumn Term 2017 Regular Weekly courses
12 week term unless otherwise stated
HALF-TERM WEEK OCT 30TH - NOV 3RD
CALLIGRAPHY - A LOOK AT LETTERS OLD & NEW with Helen Hayman
Mondays 10am - 12.30 from 11th Sept 7 weeks £85
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 FOUNDATIONS with Tina Foran Mondays 9.30am - 12am from 11th Sept 12 weeks £150
- please contact us for availability
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 -3.30.pm from 11th Sept 12 weeks £150
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.
CREATIVE TEXTILES with Val Hughes Tuesdays 10am—12.30pm from 19th Sept 12 weeks £150
please not later start date
We welcome top textile artist, author and teacher Val Hughes to our teaching team. This varied textile course will cover a wide range of textile techniques as well as learning how to develop sketch books. Some aspects of art history and learning how to gather inspiration from artists will be explored. Sampling and learning how to develop your creative thinking and extending your skills makes this course suitable for both beginners and those with some experience
PAINTING TOWARDS ABSTRACTION with Dominic Vince Weds 10.00 am - 12.30am from 13th Sept 12 weeks £150
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
A Thursday morning class will also run if there are sufficient numbers
ADVENTURES IN ART with Perri Webster Weds 1pm-3.30pm from 13th Sept 12 weeks £150
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 21st Sept 12 weeks £150
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
Morning session 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 5th Oct 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…
Please note different start date
WATERCOLOUR JOURNEY with Jayn Barker Fridays 10am -12.30am from 16th Sept 12 weeks £150
Enjoy this fresh, lively approach to using watercolour - a course that will really get you started. Artist Jayn Barker will teach basic techniques and encourage you to experiment!
Explore a variety of techniques & processes and experiment with texture and colour to create sketchbook work
and a small series of seascape/waterscape paintings
PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP with Rachel Red Fridays 10am - 12.30pm from 16th Sept 12 weeks £150
Suitable for beginners and those with some experience, this ongoing class will help develop your skills and ideas
Explore collagraph printing, linocut and printed patterns
New starters welcome
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.
CERAMICS EVENING CLASSES with Katch Skinner contact us for availablity
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
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
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
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
Adventures in Art
with Perri Webster - Wednesday afternoons