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Art courses, classes and workshops across the UK in drawing, painting, sculpture, illustration and encaustic art. Explore working with watercolours, oils, acrylics, pencil, charcoal, wax or use mixed media to create your art! Learn the techniques of life drawing, landscape, still life, sculpture and 'hot wax' art from well experienced art tutors. Art courses are offered for both experienced and complete beginners.

Hello, I've been teaching watercolour painting for over 17 years, and from my own studio for 18 months. I run several classes a week on watercolour painting, each class lasting 2 hours. Beginners are very welcome and are usually joining in with the termly course programme by week 4! I plan a whole term's lessons in advance so you are prepared for your weekly lesson. We learn new techniques, look at the work of professional...
Learn to paint a beautiful bumble bee using pastel pencils. 1. Studying your subject and choosing the right colours 2. Transferring images on to your paper 3. Underpainting and values 4. Detailing eyes and other facial features 5. Skin/Fur detailing and how to achieve a realistic look 6. Finishing touches I’ll cover different types of pastels painting surfaces and other materials and accessories
Join talented illuminator, Sarah Lace, for a one day workshop in the historic craft of Illuminated Lettering. Sarah will begin with a brief history of the subject through the centuries and demonstrate both traditional and modern techniques. Sarah will then guide you to design and create your own illuminated letter which you will decorate using the techniques shown using watercolour and gold. This workshop is suitable for beginners. For those who are not familiar with...
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 10th August 2019
Have you ever been tempted to try painting in acrylics but not sure where to start? Are you struggling to get the best out of your acrylic paints or do you want to explore a more varied approach to using them? Acrylics for Beginners is a structured 2 day course, guiding you through techniques and teaching you the best practice for using this exciting and versatile medium. From mixing colours to paint application and mark...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 30th April 2019
We have been running our warm and friendly art class in Harrogate for the last three years. The Summer term 2019 starts on Tuesday 30th April and runs for 12 weeks. There is a morning class 10-1pm and and afternoon class 1.30-4.30pm. The class is a taught course and is run by two qualified teachers. The course includes drawing, pastels, watercolour and acrylics. The course is suitable from complete beginners to intermediate level students.
Essex - Next course on 29th March 2019
These small friendly classes will inspire you, give you confidence and set your creativity flowing. Encaustic Art uses a low heat electric iron and coloured beeswax to create unique artworks. Coloured beeswax are spread on to the iron base and smoothed on to the painting card. Different techniques are used to create a variety of textures and patterns that build to make these beautiful pictures. To book please email me using the link above. See...
Why not come along and try your hand at oil painting or perhaps you already paint in oils and would like to move on to the next level. Our expert tutor will guide you through all the materails you need and demonstrate and teach the techniques required to get the best results and enjoyment out of this wonderful medium. Using the safest possible modern materials you will learn traditional and contemporary oil painting techniques. Class...
Cumbria - Next course on 5th July 2019
Simon travels up once every year from his Dorset studio to take this class. Students may attend for any, either or all of the 1, 2 or 3 days he will be here and can choose whether they wish to paint a Wildilfe or Botanical illustration. He will demonstrate and teach in each subject each day as required. You will be painting and receive instruction in the illustrative use of watercolours and also gouache if...
Come and join this fabulous printmaking workshop with Cheryl Manderston. Discover linocut printing with this relief printmaking technique. Learn how to design, cut, carve and print your own design onto lino. This is a relaxing process, producing clear prints and the stamps can be reused again. Get in touch to book.
Online & Cambridgeshire
Half day calligraphy workshops at my home near Ely, Cambs, all script including 'modern' pointed pen calligraphy, suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced, flexible dates, approximately fortnightly, no commitment beyond each workshop. Small groups of 3-6. Individual tuition with plenty of demonstration. Well-known professional calligrapher, fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society and the Society of Scribes & Illuminators. You can learn a script of your choice, experiment with scripts and work...