Drawing and Painting

Courses

Approaches to Oil PaintingThe course will encourage you to examine the possible influences in style and techniques of artists old and new on contemporary art. The aim of the course will be for you to improve painting techniques and the confidence to select the valid techniques.
Botanic Drawing and Painting - (Intermediate)Working from plants and flowers and other natural organic forms you will be introduced to a discipline of careful observational drawing and painting. You will explore working with form, line, tone, texture and colour as well as composition using pencil (beginners) and water colours (all others).
Botanic Drawing and Painting - BeginnersThis is a course in Botanical Illustration is for the beginner to intermediate Botanical illustrator and continuing students of botanical art and illustration.
Botanical Drawings and Illustration (Absolute Beginners)For absolute beginners, the course will start with basic principles of drawing using graphite pencils. It will be the foundation for when we move on to pen and ink and then to water colour painting.
Draw and Paint with Mixed Media - All LevelsThe course aims to explore drawing and painting media in depth; beginning with drawing techniques using pencil and charcoal to explore line, tone and structure then introducing colour and further mark making techniques with pastels, watercolour, gouache, ink and wash.
Drawing (Students With Some Experience)Using a variety of materials you will explore different forms of description and expression. Each week will focus on a particular theme with exercises in exploring ways we see and experience the world and the use of the drawn mark to record that experience.
Drawing and Painting All LevelsThe course is suitable for all students who wish to improve painting techniques and drawing skills. The course will concentrate on landscape, figure and still life compositions. Students will work from observation and the imagination.
Drawing and Watercolour Painting: Flora, Fauna and Natural Forms - All LevelsBotanical drawing and painting are a creative art form and a means of recording natural structures. Working from plants and flowers you will be introduced to observational painting and drawing of natural forms.
Drawing into Watercolour and GouacheThis course aims to develop your drawing abilities further, which in turn will underpin both your painting in watercolour and gouache.
Experimental Art and Media (Intermediate to Advanced)This course has two aims. The first is to give you the knowledge and confidence to work with a range of different core materials – not only in drawing and painting, but also in experimental techniques including collage, mixed media, photography, printmaking and film.
Experimental Art and Media - All LevelsThe course is suitable to any student who wants to explore new techniques and ideas, and is prepared to take risks and accept challenges. However, some existing experience of drawing and painting will be helpful for you to experience the most from the course.
Introduction To Drawing and PaintingIt is suitable for beginners and also for students with some experience who would welcome a structured refresher course. The course can be taken a term at a time or as a three term programme. Autumn term: Introduction to drawing and painting (acrylics) 50:50 drawing to painting.
Introduction To Oil PaintingThis is the ideal course for students new to oil painting or with a little experience. Some background knowledge of drawing and painting fundamentals will be useful.
Introduction to PaintingThis termly course is designed for the student with little or no painting experience, although it might prove useful to those who would like to add a little more structure to their painting experience. Projects and exercises within the course will be broad-based and inclusive.
Learn to Draw - Beginners (including 2 weeks model hire)This course is aimed at complete beginners who have never drawn or who have not drawn for many years or have no confidence in their drawing and need help and encouragement.
Oil Painting (Advanced)This is a practical and ideas-based course and you will learn with the help of tutor demonstrations, groups crits and individual guidance.
Oil Painting (Intermediate Level)This is a practical and ideas-based course and you will learn with the help of tutor demonstrations, groups crits and individual guidance. The course is project-based, with projects running for a half or full term.
Oil Painting (Students with some experience)The course is suitable for all students who wish to improve oil paint techniques and drawing skills.
Painting and Drawing - (Intermediate Level)The class provides the opportunity to further develop painting & drawing skills - in conjunction with each other.
Painting and Drawing ProjectsEach term we work to a different themed project. Previous projects have included ‘People and Places’, ‘The Theatre of light and dark’, ‘Cityscapes’.
Painting Open Studio - Advanced WorkshopPainting Open Studio is suitable for experienced or advanced students.
Painting With Gouache (All Levels)Learn to use the vibrant and versatile medium of Gouache paint – a medium used by artists such as Matisse, John Piper, Paul Klee and David Hockney.
Pastels - All LevelsThis course will be of interest to students new to using pastels as well as the more experienced practitioner. The course will explore the application of both chalk and oil pastels and an introduction into papers and surfaces.
Portrait Drawing - All LevelsAll Levels – This drawing course is ideal for those with some drawing experience who want to concentrate on portraiture, or who are already doing portraiture.
Watercolour - All LevelsDuring the course you will learn basic watercolour techniques and paint from a variety of subject matter. The aim of the course is to help you develop your skill as a watercolour painter and also improve your drawing skills.
Watercolour for Beginners/Intermediate (incl. 2 weeks model hire)This course is aimed at complete beginners who want to learn the basics of watercolour.
Watercolour Painting (All Levels)This course is structured so that students with either little watercolour experience or those with many years of painting experience benefit from the sessions. Using a variety of techniques you will explore ways of producing a competent watercolour painting.
Watercolour Painting - Advanced (including 2 weeks model hire)Projects will include Still Life, Portraiture and Figure, Landscape, Architecture and Plants as well as experimentation
Watercolour Painting - All Levels (including 2 weeks model hire)During the course you will learn basic watercolour techniques and paint from a variety of subject matter. The aim of the course is to help you develop your skill as a watercolour painter and also improve your drawing skills.
Watercolour Techniques - All LevelsThis course is structured so that students with either little watercolour experience or those with many years of painting experience benefit from the sessions.