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Art course for improvers

Acrylic Landscape using Jill Stephani Wagner as inspiration

About the Course

We run warm and friendly art classes in Harrogate. This course is designed and taught with improvers in mind.

The eleven classes are from 10.00am - 1pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm. The class is a taught course and is created and run by Claire a very experienced, patient supportive Art tutor, with many years of experience. The course includes drawing, pastels, watercolour, acrylics, printing and much more.

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What's included in the price?

All equipment, paper and images, aprons, hot drinks, biscuits provided


Rachel Deniz at The Art Class - Yorkshire
St Peter's Church
North Yorkshire
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Suitable for

  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

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10 weeks

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In-person course
- - #27206

I love this friendly group organised by Rachel. I haven't done art before but have progressed to this intermediate class. Claire the tutor is very knowledgeable and develops a syllabus around the students requests with achievable lesson objectives. We use different media looking at different artists and techniques used.
I really look forward to my Tuesday morning . Thank you for your inspiration.

Response from The Art Class - Yorkshire:

Thank you Sue. I'm glad you enjoy the class so much.

In-person course
- - #26665

I love Rachel's Improvers art class. The atmosphere is warm and friendly with guidance readily available. We are trying out new techniques and are creating our own unique pieces of work. I appreciate Clare's tuition and experience and Rachel's organisation and refreshments. We are able to have our own input into the curriculum and I am looking forward to things to come. I shall certainly be returning next term. L Robinson, Harrogate

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- - #26378

Stimulating, interesting and rewarding, the classes are friendly, fun and non judgmental and stretch the improver so that we are always learning new skills and consolidating old ones. The classes have clear aims and objectives and build the confidence of even the shakiest improver - me!

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- - #26331

I am in my third year learning to paint with Rachel’s course and I am delighted that this year Clare has moved the teaching on from the level of previous years. I am now being challenged every week and, whilst I might not have a finished piece at the end of the class, I have always learnt something new, which to me is the point of attending classes in the first place. I can not recommend Rachel and Clare’s highly enough.

Response from The Art Class - Yorkshire:

Thank you Amanda. What a lovely review. I'm so glad you feel like you are being challenged, learning a great deal and are so delighted with the course.

In-person course
- - #26323

I really look forward to coming to the class. This is my 3rd year and I feel I have learnt so much over that time. My confidence has increased and I enjoy being in a group with folks I have got to know and seeing how differently we each interpret the subject. There is a great atmosphere, people are very supportive and encouraging.
Claire is an experienced and personable teacher. She structures the sessions carefully and knows a lot about the subject, often linking the sessions to the work of different artists. I like learning and applying a technique, e.g. building up the colours in acrylic for the landscape, using the masking fluid with watercolour. For me the sessions are an opportunity to experiment and to take away ideas for something I can use later.
Rachel is there to ensure that everything runs smoothly and is a warm and encouraging presence.

Response from The Art Class - Yorkshire:

What a fantastic review Lesley! Thank you for all your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoy the course and feel like you are learning and improving in a supportive and friendly environment.

In-person course
- - #26174

This is my first time attending this course for improvers and I am delighted to have enrolled and to attend every Tuesday. I haven’t done any art for years, and I feel totally inspired every week. The level is good and the teaching is great. There’s a lovely atmosphere thanks to Rachel who looks after us every week, and to Clare’s measured and studied approach to show us each technique (I attend the afternoon sessions). It is a fun and sociable moment, with a challenging aspect, so it never feels boring.
Not only do we use a different technique every week, but we also get to produce lovely pieces of work to take home (which are well received when I show them to friends and family!)
I’m delighted to have found this class and look forward to next term.
Liv Graham

Response from The Art Class - Yorkshire:

Hi Olivia

Thank you so much for your lovely review!! I'm so glad you are enjoying the course and will be returning next term.

Rachel X

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- - #26170

This course isn't living up to its predecessor for me ....

Can't quite work out what's not working for me at the moment but it will prevent me from signing up next term.

In my 3 previous terms I created a large number of projects which I framed and was very proud of, so far this term I haven't felt inclined to display any of my work.

I do appreciate the efforts with the new equipment provided but it isn't hitting the spot for me

Response from The Art Class - Yorkshire:

Hi Debs

I'm so sorry to hear you are not enjoying the course as much, you had said to me how much you really enjoyed the cow parsley water colour lesson?? As you have only attended 4 out of the 11 lessons so far this term, perhaps things will improve? Any suggestions are always useful as we can use these to plan our specific tailored curriculum for our own students for next term. I know you do particularly enjoy painting animals.



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