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 Dates of courses are subject to change and courses may be withdrawn if they are not viable.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






Summer Term 2018 Regular Weekly courses

10 week term starts 16th April

Half-term week May 28th - June 1st


Daytime Courses  



ART FOUNDATIONS  with Tina Foran   Mondays 9.30am - 12am from  16th April   10 weeks  £130 

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  16th April  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.

Please contact us for availablity


THE ART OF TEXTILES with Emma Wilkinson Tuesdays 10am - 12.30pm from 17th April 10 weeks  £130

Immerse yourself into the art of textiles. Experiment with machine embroidery, hot textiles, stitch and slash and much more. Work towards making your own piece of textile artwork.   Suitable for beginners



Weds/Thurs  10.00 am - 12.30am from 18th/19th April 10 weeks  £130 

Wednesday class is currently 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 1.30pm-4.00pm  from 18th April  10 weeks  £130 

An exciting Painting and Drawing course with structured exercises and informative sessions in Colour, Composition and Form . Explore a variety of media and painting and drawing techniques to help develop your own art practice as well as looking at other artists to give inspiration and focus. A supportive and inclusive class for all levels.  Newcomers welcome! This course has unfortunately been cancdelled for this term


PAINTING WORKSHOP with Don Myers   Thurs 1.30pm-4pm from 19th April 10 weeks  £130 FULL

Ongoing painting workshops using oils or acrylics with a varied approach to subject matter.  Painter Don Myers now leads this class which is suitable for those 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 currently full but please contact us for Summer Term availability

Thurs 9.30am - 12.30pm (Sue Turner) or

1.30 pm - 4.30pm (Katch Skinner) from 19th April  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 20th April  10 weeks  £130

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 10am - 12.30pm from 20th April  10 weeks  £150 FULL

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

Extension Sessions Fri 1-3.30pm

An untaught extra session with technical support for more confident printmakers who want a bit more time to pursue their own ideas


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

Tues 4-5.30pm from 17th April   5 weeks £50  Contact us for availablity


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 16th, 19th April 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.   Please contact us for availabiity


CREATIVE STAINED GLASS with Karl Theobald Mondays 7-9pm from 16th April 10 weeks £150 inc lead, solder Individual pricing for glass used   

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 17th April 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 17th April 10 weeks £130

Structured life drawing sessions with expert tuition that will cover the fundamentals of successful life drawing

New starters always welcome but spaces are limited!


EVENING PAINTING WORKSHOP with Dominic Vince   Weds 7pm - 9pm from 18th April 10 weeks £120 FULL

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 Don Myers    Thurs 7pm - 9pm from 19th April  10 weeks £120

Aimed at improving your drawing confidence, Don Myers will lead you through a series of exercises that will help you to understand what you see and to develop your drawing skills. Use pencils, charcoal and chalks and experiment with a variety of techniques and approaches. Download more info













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