ColourWheel art classes for adults - Maidenhead - PM Class



Classes are held in lovely venues - Desborough Bowling Club on Wednesdays. 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.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

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.


Rene Shand at ColourWheel Berkshire


Desborough Bowling Club, 10 Green Lane

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users


14 weeks (1:30am to 4:30am)

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Dominic Manley - - #35387

I have been attending this course for many years, so I can certainly recommend it. Returners are welcome - the media repeat but the exercises change. Rene does an excellent job of organising the course and along with teacher Inge, makes everyone feel most welcome. The atmosphere is very friendly and I have made many friends over the years. The venue is super with great parking and access. I use a wheelchair and it is very well set up for wheelchair users. Each week's class includes comprehensive notes sent by email beforehand, which one can read or not. It doesn't matter because Inge talks the class through the exercises and does demonstrations at key points. It is a relaxed and comfortable learning environment!

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Lynn - - #35275

I have thoroughly enjoyed every course I have attended. I have completed twelve terms.
Prior to joining the course I always favoured water colours. I have learnt how to use so many different mediums and techniques to get their best effect. Acrylics, Ink, Soft Pastels , Pencils, Coloured Pencils, Charcoal and Analinky Paints.
The couse covers so many different subjects. It is a fantastic course.
Teaching is excellent Inge is very knowledgeable and will help you with your artwork.
Rene's organisation skills are second to none. Both Rene and Inge are kind, compassionate nothing is too much trouble.
They make you feel at ease. The atmosphere of the class is friendly and relaxed. I have made some great friends. I look forward each week to a calm three hour session.
The venues are great. Very easy parking and comfortable surroundings.
I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this course.

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Rita Ashby - - #29250

I attended last term but was unable to continue in the current term due to other commitments. I found the class very inspirational and really enjoyed learning new techniques which were clearly explained and demonstrated by the tutor. The class is so well organised by Rene, who made me feel very welcome right from the start. I can’t wait to attend again next term.

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Debbie Winter - - #29120

A highly professional art class held with outstanding quality of teaching including detailed notes. All materials are provided which makes it easy. An easy going friendly group of people makes for fantastic fun!!!

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Terri Carsey - - #29108

I attended my first course last September 2019. This was my first venture back into art for about 20 years. The class was welcoming and very well organised by Rene. Everything was provided and taken care of at the end of the class. Inge taught us step by step, which was very helpful and was encouraging throughout.

Most classes I have attended classes back in the past, have always made an assumption of prior knowledge. This class managed to differentiate between those of us who required going back to basics and those who were very advanced. The provision of materials takes away the issue of always needing the right tools for the sessions and provided lessons which started with basic drawing then going through most mediums. This made this course an absolute pleasure. I started to feel I could tackle projects at home and have every intention of re-joining a class this year. I cannot recommend Colour Wheel more highly.

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Robin Ranken - - #29093

I would recommend this course to anyone. Whatever your ability you will be made to feel at home. I love the fact that over the 14 weeks there is an opportunity to learn new skills and learn about different types of media. Most other courses just focus on one. Rene is brilliant at keeping it all together and Inge is inspirational as the tutor. There is great camaraderie within the group and everyone is supportive of each other. I am so pleased to be part of this experience and will book up for another course in the Autumn.

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Sara Charlesworth - - #29071

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Hilary Trapani - - #29060

This is a fantastic course and led by lovely and talented people. I started just under a year ago having never drawn anything other than stick men and now I am drawing and painting quite confidently and feel utterly inspired. Both the teachers in Maidenhead and Windsor are patient, technically fantastic and have helped me see more in our beautiful world! The course involves working with all media so while building skills, you also put your toe into the water with so many different mediums. As a result of working with Inge, I am going on very first art weekend in May. I am very grateful that I found the Colourwheel. Oh, and did I say, the other people on the course are lovely too!

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Julie Scotland - - #29037

I have been attending the Colourwheel course for quite a few years now having not done any art since school. Both Erica and Inge are great teachers and everything is expertly organised by Rene. It's also fantastic that the course in Maidenhead is run at Norden Farm or Sportsable - two great charities so good to give money to these worthwhile causes. All materials are supplied on the course so you just need to turn up. You get to create your art using a variety of mediums eg pencil, coloured pencil, charcoal, ink, lino printing, brusho, watercolour, acrylic and even collage. Other students are very encouraging and now friends outside of the course. The course takes you away from your everyday worries for 3 hours and I look forward each week to the new challenges set for us.

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pat Harper - - #29029

I had been attending an Art class elsewhere but became dis-satisfied with the teaching and the student/teacher inter-action.
I made the decision to change to Colourwheel in Maidenhead and have been delighted with it. They care for each individual and make extremely pertinent remarks to each student.
There is also a great atmosphere in the class group encouraged and maintained by the staff.
The class is one of the highlights of my week!

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Mike Bunyan - - #29027

A great course that helps to develop your artistic skills at all levels. Friendly, welcoming and extremely well organised so all you need to do is turn up. Each week there is a new challenge and technique to have a go at with demonstrations and advice from a first class teacher. I have really enjoyed the course and would recommend it to anyone who has ever wanted to enjoy creating a work of art of their very own!

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Margaret - - #29007

This course is so good. Extremely well organised, friendly, fun, top quality teaching and suitable for anyone. Highly recommended!

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Ruth Clemow - - #29001

I came to the course with minimal school level art experience only, and have developed confidence I never had, and skills I only had aspired to. Rene and Inge are amazing inspirational teachers and leaders.
I am thrilled that I have had the opportunity to be part of such an inspirational course and plan to engage again on the next available one. There is an fabulous collegial atmosphere in the group which adds to the overall excellent experience. Thank you.

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Maria Wetherall - - #16452

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.

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Dominic Manley - - #16293

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Elaine - - #16275

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!

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Elisabeth Stokoe - - #16204

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.

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Linda Carter - - #16191

Really fabulous art classes, great teachers, lovely group of people in lovely venue. I have returned for a 5th term, I would definitely recommend!

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Lynn - - #16186

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.

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Mike Chapman - - #16177

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

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Jacquie - - #16154

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.

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Jeanette Clarke - - #16145

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

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Jane Slade - - #16135

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.

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Jeff Taylor - - #16129

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.


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Susan Buick - - #16128

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.

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