Drawing & Painting Courses

ONCE-A-WEEK DRAWING & PAINTING CLASSES 

Small groups, quality teaching, light, large, well equipped studio!

Weekly courses last for the equivalent of a term (no session in ½ term holiday), and can be joined after the start of the course. When booking, students commit to the whole course financially (or the remainder if started late), but only pay 4 weekly in advance, catch up sessions are offered for any missed.
There is a discount of £2.50 per session for any 2ndor 3rdcourse booked.

Refreshments are provided for free in all classes.

WEEKLY COURSES FOR SPRING 2019

STILL LIFE DRAWING – shapes / spaces / perspective and ellipses / tone and mark-making / line

TUESDAYS 10.15 – 1.15
(3 hours with a break)
8 January – 2 April
(no session 12 February, school/college half term)

£15 per session (payable 4 weekly in advance).

This session is suitable for those with a little or some drawing experience, looking to develop their drawing understanding and skills. We will be using a range of single and small groups of objects to practice assessing shape, the spaces around and between objects, ellipses, applying simple perspective, working with line and appropriate mark-making for texture and tone. We’ll use dry drawing materials and later, pen, ink and wash.

FULL FIGURE PORTRAIT(clothed) B/W & colour dry drawing materials / pen, ink and wash / watercolour / acrylic

TUESDAYS 2.15 – 4.45
(2½ hours with a break)
8 January – 2 April
(no session 12 February, school/college half term)

£12.50 per session (payable 4 weekly in advance).

This course is suitable for drawing novices and improvers. We’ll be looking at full body shape, pose and position, and how what the model’s wearing changes the character of the pose. We’ll be examining the way clothes or drapery fall and fold over the body, and the model will be wearing a range of outfits varying in tonal quality, pattern, fabric and colour. After a few sessions practising with photographic reference, we’ll be working from the model.
Please note that there will be a cash fee for the model sessions, in the region of £4 / £5, (depending on numbers) payable for every model session scheduled.

ABSTRACT WATER-BASED PAINT – winter trees / water / cliffs / weather

WEDNESDAYS 10.15 – 1.15
(3 hours with a break)
9 January – 3 April
(no session 13 February, school/college half term)

£15 per session (payable 4 weekly in advance).

This course is suitable for those with some experience with paint and who have an interest in semi-abstract or abstract colourful imagery. We’ll be working with experimental loose, mainly liquid mixed media, using watercolour / acrylic inks / Indian ink together. Techniques / media such as Gesso, plant material, fabric fragments, collage, monoprint, ink and bleach will be included, and we’ll be exploring different surfaces to work on.

WILDLIFE ART, PAINTING BIRDS – pen, ink, wash and transparent media

WEDNESDAYS 2.15 – 5.15
(3 hours with a break)
9 January – 3 April
(no session 13 February, school/college half term)

£15 per session (payable 4 weekly in advance).

A course for those with some drawing or painting experience – but perhaps those new to the topic, we will be drawing the overall shapes, body positions, head, eye and beak, how the wings and tail are held, and feet shapes. We’ll work mainly from photographs, but as weather and opportunities allow, there will be access to a live bird or two, and a trip to the Booth museum and hopefully to a falconry location. We’ll be drawing / painting with pencil, pen, ink and wash and transparent media such as watercolour / thin acrylic washes.

BOTANICAL FORMS  – WATER-BASED PAINT AND MIXED MEDIA winter trees / berries / early flowers / catkins

THURSDAYS 10.15 – 1.15
(3 hours with a break)
10 January – 4 April
(no session 14 February – school/college half term)

£15 per session (payable 4 weekly in advance).

This course looks at loose fluid painting styles for botanical imagery, with particular reference to the botanical painting of Ann Blockley, with some reference to John Blockley. We’ll experiment with colourful watercolour, acrylic and Indian inks, and mixed media techniques, using methods and media that produce natural, organic marks and contrasts in the paint, but always making sure the plant forms in their landscape context are created from good observation – real plant material and photographic reference will be provided, as will drawing support.

LANDSCAPE IN WATER-BASED PAINT skies / winter trees / water / weather / organic textures

THURSDAYS 2.15 – 4.45
(2½ hours with a break)
10 January – 4 April
(no session 14 February – school/college half term)

£12.50 per session (payable 4 weekly in advance).

This course is for novices and those with some experience in painting, but not necessarily in this subject, and will explore landscape views of various sorts, using looser painting styles and fluid mixed media. We’ll use acrylic inks, some watercolour, some tube acrylics and combine drawing and mixed media techniques in colour with dip pen, granulation medium, unusual tools for scraping, Gesso and paper surfaces for texture and lifting out, negative space painting, glazing, blotting, spattering and other exciting approaches. We’ll make reference particularly to the work of John Blockley.

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BOOKING DETAILS

If you are interested in any of the courses, want further details or wish to book a place, please use the email form on the Contact Page.

DEPOSITS

A deposit is required to confirm your place on any of the regular weekly Drawing and Painting courses. The deposit amount (the equivalent of one session’s payment) is shown in the times and dates details for each course as above. There is a discount of £2.50 per session for any 2nd or 3rd course booked.

On request, or on booking, a list of suggested materials will be sent to you.

When you book you are committing financially to the course. If you miss a session you will be offered another mutually convenient one so you won’t miss out.

SUMMER SCHOOLS AND SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

To book summer or one-off workshops, there will usually be a deposit to secure your place; details within the course description. Full balance payable on the day of the course.

Booking payments can be made by cheque or transfer.



8 thoughts on “Drawing & Painting Courses

  1. Roz usually has at least one drawing class each term. This term the class is focusing on drawing wildlife which will look at a different aspect of drawing each week.

  2. I am a “real” beginner and would love to try my hand at basic drawing and painting, Do you provide such a class ?

  3. Hi Lesley
    I know Roz does do portrait classes on odd Saturdays and in the summer. Keep checking the website. I will add you to our contact list too. Christine

  4. Hi I’ve been looking for a portrait class for sometime. Should you know of any or run one yourselves in the future please bear me in mind.

  5. Hi Beth
    Yes both Roz and I do weekend courses. Roz does one day workshops on Saturdays and if you would like to use the contact e mail form I can get Roz to send more details. Roz is also doing a drawing class on Tuesday evenings.
    The new Once-A-MOnth textile classes which start in September have a Sunday class.
    Hope that helps
    Christine

  6. Is there any chance you could do evening or weekend courses for those of us who have to earn a crust? They look so good!!

  7. Roz’s art courses are fun, well organised and inspirational; she is a gifted teacher. She gives masses of encouragement and it has never been known for her to be anything but positive. (I have attended most of the above courses so have experienced it over a long period.) You leave her classes with a smile and a ‘feel good’ feeling.

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