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Learning Art in 13 weeks


About the Course

13 Week course; 2.5 hours per week Wednesday 1.00pm - 3.30pm.
This session is based at our other site, Channels Room, Beaulieu Community Centre, Beaulieu Square, Centenary Way, Chelmsford CM1 6AU
Free car parking is available in the Square for a maximum of 3 hours.

Week 1- 3: Drawing Techniques
The first four weeks of your art class we will cover the basic elements, where you will learn the importance of mark making, shading and depth in drawing. This is a great way to start!

Week 4 - 5: Chalk and Oil Pastels
We start to introduce colour and will show you how colours are mixed on the paper, and how overlaying and blending various colours helps to create texture.

Week 6 - 9: Watercolours
The next four weeks we play with watercolour. We’ll look at the materials, tools and techniques needed to paint with watercolour, such as wet on dry, wet on wet, dry on wet, the use of additives. You will learn paper preparation and how to mix different pigments on your palette.

Week 10 - 12: Acrylics
A very popular medium due to its versatility and ability to create many different styles of art. The richness in colour when applied with both brushes and a palette knife is amazing!

Week 13: Exhibition
Our end of term art exhibition on the 14th April, is an opportunity to show your family and friends what you have been up to for the last three months! It’s a fun way to end the course and celebrate!

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If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials are included, plus tea, coffee and cookies!


Cathy Barnard-Patel at The Art and Design Studio
Beaulieu Park Community Centre
Centenary Way




13 weeks (1:00pm to 3:30pm)

Next available date

6th January 2021

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners

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