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Painting and Drawing for All - Cholsey, Oxfordshire

Painting and Drawing Cholsey Oxfordshire

Duration: 10 weekly sessions. 2 hours in length.

Price: £175

Book with: Emma Souter
at Adumbration Arts

The Great Hall
Fair Mile
Cholsey
Oxfordshire
OX10 9GW

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About the Course

A sociable group class tailored to build on learners pre-existing knowledge or build new skills. Students will work as a group and on subjects and in mediums of their own choosing to creating a portfolio of paintings and drawings based on their own areas of interest.

For beginners to advanced students this friendly liesure class is designed to suit all abilities.
Covering all wet and dry 2D traditional painting and drawing mediums and techniques over the course of a year. This is a rolling course and runs 30 weeks a year. It is sold in 3, 10 week blocks/terms which coincide with standard academic term dates.

Topics covered will be:
• Wet, dry and mixed media.
• Composition
• Colour theory
• Sketching skills
• Painting and drawing equipment and resources
• Observational drawing skills
• Perspective
• Scale
• Portraiture
• Life drawing
• Still life
• Landscape
• Seascape
• Botanical studies
• Expressionism
• Abstraction
• Illustration
• Health and Safety

By the end of the course learners will have:
• Selected and used materials and resources appropriately.
• Practiced observing, mixing and blending colours.
• Experimented with a range of painting and drawing media.
• Practiced using compositional techniques.
• Practiced observational drawing techniques.
• Established a variety of methods for rendering tonal range.
• Practiced using painting, drawing and mixed media techniques to represent surface pattern or texture.
• Identified preferred painting and drawing methods, materials and techniques.
• Received guidance on health and safety.
• Discussed and been introduced to a variety of traditional and contemporary topics and themes within art.
• Participated in discussion and evaluated the progress of their work

What to bring:
If you have done some painting and drawing before, please bring a small selection of examples of your work. If you don’t have anything, don’t worry.
If you are new to art and have no materials, wait till you have attended the first class before investing in supplies. This way you can try things out and get advice on what to get. Materials will be provided for you for your first class.
If you already have some paints, drawing materials and paper/ drawing pads, please bring along a selection of what you like to use.
Please wear appropriate clothing which you do not mind getting dirty. Even dry media can stain clothing.

About the tutor:
Emma Souter studied Foundation Art & Design at Central Saint Martins and gained a degree in Fine Art at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, graduating in 2001. Following graduation, Emma continued study to obtain her teaching qualification, and has taught part time alongside her studio practice, since 2006. As a part of her teaching within adult education and family learning, Emma has worked for Buckinghamshire Adult learning, MIND, artsmart and Daler Rowney. Emma was Resident artist and International export artist for Daler Rowney from 2009 to 2011 and went on to become an Offender Learning Art Tutor for The Manchester College and Milton Keynes College, education providers for Her Majesty’s Prisons. In late 2013 Emma stopped work to focus on her family and in 2017 graduated from Oxford Brookes University with distinction for an MA in Interdisciplinary Contemporary Art. Emma is now Lead Tutor and Education coordinator for Adumbration Arts and a sessional tutor for The British School of Upholstered Furniture.

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?

Parking, tea, coffee, biscuits, drawing boards and basic art supplies are provided. (Paper is available and charged per sheet.)



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This course is fabulous! A lovely relaxed atmosphere, whilst being taught some excellent techniques by Emma. I highly recommend it.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners

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