Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
About the Course
Classes are held in lovely venues - Norden Farm in Maidenhead on Tuesdays. Classes are fun and friendly, a place to learn and make new friends.
There are 3 hour morning and afternoon classes to fit in with student’s schedules. You receive tuition and guidance from our excellent tutors allowing you to produce beautiful art using a variety of mediums over a 14 week period.
We start with pencil drawing, setting the building blocks of skills for the course. We then work with charcoal, coloured inks, pastels both soft and oil, watercolours & acrylic paint as well as Lino & Brusho. The principles of drawing and painting are progressively practiced with techniques and subjects such as landscapes, still life, figure drawing and portrait.
Classes are suitable for beginners & improvers.
Our classes have an 85% returners rate, students return to hone their skills, learn new skills, chat with friends & enjoy a sense of community.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All art materials are supplied so you just have to bring yourself.
Free, on site parking.
Cafe facilities available at Norden Farm.
These are the classes where you learn to fly!
The tutors are of the best, Rene is an imaginative and hard working hostess and we meet in perfect surroundings. I have been to other classes but here the other students are my friends who encourage me to improve without being critical of my efforts.
I am always relieved when Rene agrees to accept me for a further term.
Maria Wetherall - - #16452
I was one of ColourWheel's first students and have attended the course five times in Maidenhead. The course is brilliantly organised and run by Rene and very ably taught by Erica and Inge. All materials are provided which makes attendance so much simpler than taking one's own. The venues are very comfortable and well suited to the course: refreshments are always available and there is plentiful parking. Above all though, the course has a comfortable, calm, friendly, supportive atmosphere and feels like a group of friends. So, it is as much a social event as a course, which suits me perfectly in retirement. The pace of the course has been adjusted over the years to ensure that the three hours are not over crowded with exercises - there is just the right amount to do. No particular expectations are set by the teachers so it is not stressful! I painted with acrylics for some years but the course has developed and broadened my experience through many other media. I thoroughly recommend the ColourWheel experience!
Dominic Manley - - #16293
I would like to express my praise for ColourWheel Art Classes for adults! I enjoyed them so much that I have completed 6 terms ...
Lessons are both stimulating and challenging, designed to develop our skills in a supportive and fun environment. Rene, our host, provides a warm welcome and ensures that the lessons are totally organised. It is fantastic to know that we just need to bring ourselves along - all materials and equipment are provided. Inge, our teacher, demonstrates the techniques clearly and provides individual attention and tips in a sensitive fashion when required but will also let us find our own style. Furthermore, lesons take place in attractive venues with a lovely group of fellow enthusiasts. Highly recommended!
Elaine - - #16275
The courses were well prepared and presented in a friendly atmosphere. We touched on all the various media (water coloring, pastels, acrylic and others).
It gave us a good base to continue on our own.
The location is easily accessible with easy parking and pleasant facilities (cafeteria with good food and pleasant terrace.
The courses are excellent value for money.
I followed the courses for the second year running.
I highly recommend these courses as an introduction to drawing and painting.
Elisabeth Stokoe - - #16204
Really fabulous art classes, great teachers, lovely group of people in lovely venue. I have returned for a 5th term, I would definitely recommend!
Linda Carter - - #16191
Just completed my sixth course and cannot wait to sign up for my seventh.
Absolutely fantastic cannot speak highly enough of Rene, Inge and Erica. They are professional, kind and nothing is too much trouble.
I have learnt so much from my Colour Wheel sessions. Using so many different mediums and covering many topics. It is the highlight of the week. The three hours just fly by.
Classes are thoroughly enjoyable in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. I am so glad I signed up. I would not hesitate to recommend these classes. So what are you waiting for, come along join a class and have a fun time.
Lynn - - #16186
I am in my fifth term at ColourWheel, having started as a complete beginner last year. Classes are thoroughly enjoyable and relaxed. With the excellent encouragement, tuition, and guidance provided I have learnt so much and I am gaining confidence in my ability every week.
Many thanks to Rene, Inge and Erica, and also to my fellow students
Mike Chapman - - #16177
I first joined the beginner’s class, with no previous art experience and found that I could actually draw and paint recognisable objects - much to the surprise of my family! Being able to experiment with colour and mediums in class was invaluable as I developed my own style, better than I could have hoped. Rene and the teachers were so patient, supportive and extremely encouraging. Anyone who is even thinking about art classes should definitely go to ColourWheel where your inner hidden artist will be gently nurtured and celebrated.
Jacquie - - #16154
I first joined the beginners class in Windsor almost 2 years ago and with the encouragement of Rene and Erica I went on the join the class in Maidenhead with Inge . I am so grateful that all of them have enabled me to rediscover my love of art . All the classes are very relaxed and every week there is a new medium to try out with Inge there to encourage you along the way .
I am eternally gratefully to them all as I will shortly have my own website up and running selling my pet and animal portraits
Jeanette Clarke - - #16145
I absolutely love Rene and Inga's classes, I have learn't so much and it's lovely to be introduced to so many different techniques & mediums, something I would never have done without their encouragement. Lovely friendly class where you can lose yourself for 3 hours and just paint and draw. Absolute bliss.
Jane Slade - - #16135
I'm now in my 8th term at ColourWheel, which tells you how I view the class. Rene is a great organiser & lovely person. Everything we need is available for all the different types of lesson & sometimes things we don't e.g. biscuits, cakes, sweets, taco's etc but which make classes so much more than just a lesson. The teachers are great, totally understanding of different peoples’ needs. Currently at Maidenhead Inge du Plessis is our teacher & she gives clear instructions on technique etc. but lets you go your own way if that's what you want, helping if required. The classes are fun and relaxed and after 7+ terms I'm still learning and still having fun. Come along & give it a go I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
Jeff Taylor - - #16129
I attended these classes from 2015 till the beginning of this year when I started working again. I loved the time for myself, the people I met and the lovely venues the classes are held in. You are shown how to use all the different types of paints and pencils, so now I can use theses at home. Every class is different over my time no subject was ever repeated. The teachers are talented artists and want to share they talents with you, always encouraging. I learnt a lot and it gave me confidence. Always well organized with everything you could need, I loved it and miss it. I highly recommend it to anyone.
Susan Buick - - #16128
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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