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 Dates of courses are subject to change and courses may be withdrawn if they are not viable.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 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
Summer Term 2019 Regular Weekly courses
8 week term starts 29th April
Half-term week Feb 27th - 31st May
A shorter 8 week Summer term this year as Easter is so late. We shall again be celebrating our student work with the end of year show ‘Revelation’ 5th-7th July. We are running Summer School extensions to some of our courses and Day
Workshops below that offer more intense opportunities to try specific techniques
Basic materials are included in the price
Higher priced courses reflect higher materials costs, technical input, model fees and ceramics firings
Art Foundations… with Tina Foran Mondays 9.30am - 12.00 from 29th Apr 8 weeks £104
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 Mondays 1pm -3.30.pm 29th Apr 8 weeks £104
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 Mondays 7-9pm 29th Apr 8 weeks £120 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
Creative Stained Glass with Karl Theobald Mondays 7-9pm 29th Apr 8 weeks £120 inc 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 Tuesdays 10am - 12.30pm from 30th April 8 weeks £104
Immerse yourself in the art of textiles. This term try Rust dyeing, Devoré (burnt velvet technique) and 3D felting with resist. Experiment and work towards making your own textile artworks. Suitable for beginners
Art for the Terrified - Absolute beginners! with Tina Foran
Tuesdays 10am - 12.30pm from 30th April 8 weeks £104
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 Tuesdays 7pm - 9pm from 30th April 8 weeks £104
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 from 30th April 7-9pm 8 weeks £96
This 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 collage.
YOUNG NORTHLIGHTERS Practical artist led sessions for young artists
Tues 4 - 5.30pm £40 for a 4 session block from 30 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 Wednesdays 10.00 am - 12.30pm
from 1st May 8 weeks £104
Come to terms with abstract concepts that are fundamental to all painting in this popular painting workshop.
Develop or your own ideas and projects in oils or acrylics
Evening Painting Workshop with Dominic Vince Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm from 1st May 8 weeks £96
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 Workshops with Sue Turner & Katch Skinner
Thurs 9.30am - 12.30pm or 1.30 pm - 4.30pm from 2nd May 8 weeks £144 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.
Approaches to Landscape with Dominic Vince Thursdays 10.00 am - 12.30pm from 2nd May 8 weeks £104
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
Thursdays 1.30pm - 4pm 2nd May 8 weeks £104
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
Ceramics Evening Class with Katch Skinner Thursdays 7-9pm
from 2nd May 8 weeks £120 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
Learning to Draw with Don Myers & Dorothy Simister Thursdays 7pm - 9pm from 2nd May 8 weeks £96
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 Class with Rachel Red Fridays 10am - 12.30pm from 3rd May 8 weeks £104
Suitable for beginners and those with some experience, this ongoing class will help develop your skills and ideas. This class covers a range of printmaking techniques through the year - from lino/relief printing, collography, simple screen printing, monoprint and drypoint etching.
Watercolour Journey with Jayn Barker Fridays 10am -12.30am from 3rd May 8 weeks £104
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
Printmaking Workshop with Rachel Red Fridays 1-3.30pm from 3rd May 8 weeks £104
A session for more practiced printmakers to develop their own projects with technical and critical support
PINK = Daytime course
BLUE = Evening course
Celebrating 10 years of inspirational creative courses and workshops