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About the Course
Fundamental Art Skills course for beginners at Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio.
Daytime 3 months course will run on Mondays 10am-1pm.
Unique opportunity for Art and Craft lovers and complete beginners in Art and Craft to receive proper Art education in the traditional methods by a professional artist and a tutor Raya Brown.
Raya’s teaching is based on classical Art education with emphasis on the importance of developing solid traditional foundation skills in drawing and painting.
This course will assist you to take your Art and Craft projects to the next level and gain confidence in developing your own ideas and artistic style.
Raya’s inspirational expert tuition will help you achieve great results while studying the work of famous artists and learning from Raya’s practical demonstrations on use of various techniques and materials.
The course will broaden your horizons on various possibilities and creative approaches in Art and Craft.
You will receive lots of encouragement and individual guidance from Raya who will tailor her tuition to your specific needs and abilities.
The course will include:
• Building strong basis of drawing skills and techniques
• Learning watercolour painting
• Exploring line, shape, form, tone, texture, pattern and
colour and using them in your Art and Craft work.
• Developing knowledge of composition, proportions and perspective
• Developing creativity and artistic vision
• Looking at Art History and visiting a museum
Students will study the following subjects during the course:
Still life drawing
Landscape drawing and painting
Learners will have a chance to explore various drawing materials such as graphite pencils, chalk pastels, fine liners and coloured pencils as well as watercolour paints.
You will enjoy learning in a small group of like minded people, in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere of Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio.
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?
Unlimited supply of tea, coffee and biscuits .
So inspiring..very professional approach. Very talented tutor with so much to offer. I have attended fundamental art skills and 3 wool painting workshops. Raya is so encouraging..very patient and kind and you just want to keep attending more! I am continuing my artistic journey with watercolours next term. I can recommend these fantastic courses.
Linda - - #29147
Raya is a fantastic teacher. I went from an absolute beginner to her class and now feel confident to have a go at things, for a pleasing (not perfect!) result. Encouraging and relaxing. Thanks x
Adelle - - #27252
What a fantastic course! I was a complete beginner at the start of it and did not believe I could learn how to draw. Thanks to Raya's amazing teaching techniques, encouragement and inspirational Art demonstrations I managed to achieve great results within 14 weeks! I am very proud of my work and I am going to continue learning Art at Raya's Art courses. I recommend this course to complete beginners. Thoroughly enjoyable, informative and inspiring. Thank you , Raya!
Sheila - - #27158
I thought I couldn't draw. I have produced drawings that I am really proud of, and I am enthused to keep drawing. The fundamental art skills course has been a voyage of discovery, and Raya has been an excellent teacher. She is also a lovely person and I recommend her highly. Do this course!
Rhiannon Wheeler - - #27051
Response from Magic Wool Studio:Dear Rhiannon,
The fundamental art class was excellent. It has been very enjoyable and I have learnt so much. I didn't think I could draw, but with Raya's teaching I am enjoying learning and I can see progress in my work. Thank you Raya.
Cath - - #27001
This was a perfect course for a beginner like me and I can't believe how much I've learned. Raya is an excellent and very encouraging teacher. Thank you.
Catherine - - #26988
Fantastic courses with a wonderful tutor! I cannot recommend Raya enough. I took her Fundamental Art Course and learnt so much, taking me from pencil drawings right through to watercolour. Do not worry if you have never picked up a pencil you will learn the basics upwards.
Anna - - #26969
I can not believe how far I have come in just a few weeks. Raya Brown not only is a brilliant tutor she is a talented Artist in her own right. I feel really lucky in coming across this fabulous studio!
Thank you Raya
Dana Broad - - #26662
A thoroughly enjoyable course. As a beginner I received so much help. I was quite apprehensive before coming, but did not need to be. It was a great learning journey alongside other people, who were very creative and friendly. Raya is a delightful person, very supportive and a joy to be with. I would recommend this course to any beginner.
Maureen - - #25997
Great course! I thoroughly enjoyed it! I am a complete beginner in art but I always wanted to learn how to draw. Raya has given me the confidence and strong knowledge of the basics of art, which I needed to realise my dream.
Thank you so much Raya. I would recommend this course to absolute beginners!
Gillian - - #25481
What a fantastic course! I feel so inspired by Raya's expert tuition. I have learnt so much within a short period of time- some watercolour techniques, how to compose the subject, how to sketch in the open air, etc. I feel a lot more confident using different materials and can create quick sketches as well as longer studies of landscapes! Thank you so much, Raya. I will be back for your watercolour course in September to advance my painting skills. Looking forward to it.
Carol - - #23953
Expert tuition with a very personal approach. I am fortunate to have found such a talented artist Raya Brown who is also an excellent tutor. Raya is inspirational, knowledgeable and patient. She gives us clear instructions and lots of encouragement. I recommend her art courses to anyone.
Thank you Raya for your hard work.
Anita - - #23308
Thank you so much Raya for an excellent course. I feel that I have learnt so much and I gained confidence to start painting at home. I will definitely recommend Raya's courses to anyone. Her expert tuition would benefit anyone from a complete beginner to an experienced artist. Raya is a talented Artist and very generous with her professional advice and expert guidance.
Ruth - - #22683
Raya Brown is a inspirational teacher and a talented Artist. I just can not believe how far I have come in just a few weeks. I just love coming to her classes each week. She takes you from the basics of drawing through to using layers of colour to create tone when drawing from life. I feel as if she has made my life so much more interesting than it ever was. Thank you Raya.
Sheila - - #21407
What a fantastic experience wet felting with a talented Artist and Felt maker Raya Brown! Raya inspired me to create fantastic felt work. I got totally addicted to the therapeutic process of wet felting! It is magical- you start laying wool fibres, then add water and soap and do some rubbing and end up with a substantial piece of fabric called felt ! I love it. Really enjoyed working with natural fibres in a lovely creative atmosphere of Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio with likemined people. I recommend this course to anyone! Thank you Raya!
Elena - - #20975
Had a fantastic relaxing day today and chuffed with my first creation in wool. Cannot recommend Raya highly enough. A very calm and positive approach to teaching and sharing her vast knowledge.
April Smith - - #20624
Mum and I enjoyed a lovely day with Raya making poppies and daffodils. She made us feel very welcome at her home and is very good at explaining and demonstrating the techniques. Lots of tea and biscuits were offered through out the day! We had a fantastic day and have learnt a new skill set. Can't wait to carry on making flowers and would definitely book on to another course. I would highly recommend felting with Raya.
Jenny and Mary
Jenny King - - #20147
I thought this was an extremely well-organised workshop with a friendly approachable tutor. I felt I learnt a lot about techniques as well as having my eyes opened to the possibilities of working with wool and various yarns and threads. Really enjoyed the process and will be doing more at home. Thank you, Raya.
Angela - - #19736
Thank you Raya for a wonderful workshop! I love wool painting and you were an exceptional teacher. Though you guided us we were also able to be creative with our pictures. The atmosphere was relaxing, fun and creative. What a wonderful way to spend a rainy and miserable Saturday!
Clearly you are very knowledgeable and an experienced teacher. I look forward for your next wool painting class. I have a photo of my a very special scenery and would love to recreate it in wool fibres. I can't wait for the next class. Thank you. I highly recommend Raya's classes for anyone. They are suitable for absolute beginners .
Elena - - #19351
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