An image from one of my beginners art classes

Introductory Classes

These introductory classes are a great way for you to try out painting for the first time, and to experience my approach before deciding whether to come on some of my other classes and courses.  As with all my classes they are aimed at complete beginners.

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PAINTING: GETTING STARTED

Not the sort of painting class you might expect, these involve getting messy with finger painting as well as using paint brushes! They are all about starting to learn how to use paint.  I will encourage you to try out different ways of applying paint to the paper to see what sort of effects you can make.  We will use acrylic paints in a whole range of lovely colours.

There will also be a homemade cake break mid-morning and a goodie bag at the end of the class which includes a Painting: Getting Started kit (paint, brushes, a pallet and paper) to continue your creative exploration at home!

You can expect to come away from this class with 6-12 pieces of work, feeling thoroughly relaxed, energised and inspired, wondering how the time went so fast, and wishing you could spend more time painting!

Cost: £65 per person

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PAINTING: CREATING TEXTURES

This session is all about looking at what marks, textures and effects you can make with acrylic paint and everyday objects, to create some really interesting and free artworks. We will be printing and painting with all sorts of things including fruit, bubble wrap, feathers and sticks – you will be amazed at what you can do with some very ordinary objects, and will find you see potential art materials everywhere after this class!

You can expect to come away from this class with 4-8 pieces of work, and feeling very glad you don’t have to clear up afterwards!

Cost: £25 per person

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DRAWING: GETTING STARTED

If you would like to do some drawing (and perhaps remember enjoying this as a child or really like doodling in your notepad at work), but what stops you is that you feel you have to draw an actual thing, then this class is for you.

Before being able to draw a person, or a house or whatever you would love to draw, it helps to become familiar with the process of drawing and the materials that you can use for this.  In this class you will be trying out lots of expressive drawing exercises, to really help loosen you up and have fun with drawing.  And there will be a chance to try out lots of different drawing materials, including fine line pens, watercolour pencils, charcoal and marker pens.

There will also be a homemade cake break mid-morning and a goodie bag at the end of the class which includes a Drawing: Getting Started kit (a sketchbook, cartridge paper, and samples of each of the drawing materials used in the class) to continue your creative exploration at home!

You can expect to come away from this class with lots of different drawing samples, feeling liberated and confident about doing some drawing at home, and surprised that so much fun can be had with drawing without it having to be an actual thing!

Cost: £65 per person

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To book your place

Please click on the date that you would like to attend from the lists above, and follow the link to pay via PayPal (please note you no longer need a PayPal account to pay via PayPal).  Full payment is required when making your booking, to confirm your place.

Can’t make these dates?

If you can’t make any of the dates advertised for my art classes, why not sign up to receive my monthly newsletter to find out about future dates first.  I am currently planning more classes from April onwards.

OR – why not book a private art session with a group of friends?