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Painting courses, classes and workshops taught all across the UK. Learn painting techniques with experienced tutors in oils, pastel, acrylic, watercolour, figure, portrait and landscape. Discover the joy of being creative with colour! Courses are offered for both experienced and beginner painters. Have you always wanted to learn how to paint (or at least learn technique)? Come and join a painting course, workshop or group and be inspired by expert painters as well as like-minded company.

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Next course on 19th March 2017
"Landscape with cornfields" wool painting workshop (Complete beginner or experienced artist workshop) £70 (materials included) Sunday 19th March 11am- 5pm. This is not a felt making workshop. This unique technique is about making a painting using layers of merino wool and enhancing it with silk or viscose fibres. This is a workshop for anyone. You do not need to have an Art Degree or any experience working with wool. This is an easy step by...
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Courses run weekdays only - Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm. Contact Phil to book a time to suit you. During the workshop you will learn the techniques of encaustic wax painting. Phil will demonstrate and show you how to use this fantastic medium and you will produce several wax paintings which are yours to keep. By the end of the day you will be able to use the tools of encaustic wax painting to...
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Next course on 8th March 2017
The workshops are taken with Pete Davies, Director of Renaissance Originals (Autentico Star Stockists) who has been working with specialist paint products since the 1970s. They take place on specified dates on Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. Course participants are shown how to revamp using shabby chic and basic furniture painting techniques with Autentico Vintage chalk paints and waxes. Stencilling techniques are also taught to those wanting to try these skills. Participants are asked to bring their...
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If you are tempted by encaustic art don’t be afraid to come and have a go. Whether you are a complete novice at artwork or are skilled in other mediums it doesn’t matter. On the day of your course you will be able to use my encaustic tools, wax and paper. This will give you an opportunity to see if you enjoy the art form before purchasing a kit. 

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Next course on 24th April 2017
The classes run termly on a Tuesday evening 6.30-9.00 or Wednesday 4.30-6.30. They are aimed at beginners and intermediates who would like to gain confidence to create their own artwork and those who want to gain new skills. Beginners will have an introduction to a range of different materials, disciplines and styles in art history. Intermediates will be encouraged to develop their skills and explore project based work. Materials and methods offered include drawing, painting,...
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Next course on 25th February 2017
Silk Painting is an accessible and fun process, just be prepared to allow the dyes to flow and enjoy the vibrant colours. I run the Silk Painting workshops for small groups in my own Studio in Bovey Tracey,however I am prepared to travel and run workshops for larger groups if there is a suitable venue available near you. Bespoke courses to suit you can be arranged for a suitable date for participants, if 2 or...
Image for Fabulous Felt Picture 2 Day MASTERCLASS near York
Next course on 18th March 2017
This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with felting experience. It is limited to 6 places so everyone gets individual attention and the coaching they need to make their picture. You will be working from an inspirational image that you have brought with you, I will walk you through all the processes you need to know to create your Felt Picture. Day 1 Is all about building your picture, using a combination of pre...
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Next course on 18th March 2017
Helen Hallows is a mixed media landscape artist whose work captures the seasons and her connection to nature. This one day workshop is an introduction to creating mixed media sketchbooks as a place to explore and record your creative journey inspired by the season. Helen gives demonstrations in how she prepares her sketchbook ready for drawing and the different ways that she uses to record the shapes and patterns of the environment. Suitable of those...
Image for Silk Painting for Beginners, Derbyshire
Ideal introductory course for people who are new to silk painting or who feel they would benefit from revisiting the basics. On this silk painting workshop, you will learn about the different materials involved and then practise the techniques, leading to a finished silk painting to take home. A handout will cover everything you’ve been taught and enable you to go away with the confidence to carry on painting yourself. Courses takes place at my...
Image for 1 Day Napkin Decoupage Memory Box Course - Theydon Bois, West Essex
Next course on 8th March 2017
Come along and learn the art of napkin decoupage. You will go away at the end of the day with a new skill (which will probably turn into a passion....) and a beautiful, unique, personalised box (30cm x 20cm x 13cm) which you can keep for yourself or give away as a present. Designs are extremely varied, from flowers, bees, butterflies and ladybirds, to cupcakes, biscuits, shells, beach huts, and fairies, pirates, footballs..... There are...