About the Course
Autumn Term - a 10 week course
Please note there will be no class during half-term (please see our website for a full list of the dates on which this course runs).
These lively classes are designed to be a fun way to get into or even back into the practice of drawing from life - one of the fundamental cornerstones of all artistic practice. Jo incorporates exercises, techniques and methods that have been used for 100's of years but in an environment of fun and in classes designed to bring out the very best drawings. Each week a different technique/subject matter will be covered with an emphasis on learning to understand the materials that are available. All levels are most welcome.
Jo has her team of dynamic male & female models at the ready, as well as inspiring music, refreshments and her knowledge as a tutor, with over 20 years of Life Drawing experience. These classes will never have more than 10 students per group in order to keep the classes intimate and lively.
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?
These classes are designed to be as accessible for the student as possible - it's so often the case that people have to race to get to the studio straight from work - we want the artist to arrive stress free, so there's no need to bring anything - all materials are provided!
Loved the 6 week life drawing course. I learnt so much on this course, trying new and exciting techniques. Jo is an excellent tutor - very talented, patient and inspirational. Would most definitely recommend this course, and others at the HSA. Looking forward to attending more in the future!
Caro Aird-Rossiter - - #21088
I attended Jo's life drawing classes both at Remenham and at her excellent studio at 30C Hart Street Henley on Thames. Jo runs a very good, could I say excellent, class with equal male and female models in her new building. Jo's enthusiasm is pervasive to all who attend and makes for a very enjoyable evening complete with refreshments and general happiness. I recommend to any aspiring artist.
Graham Barnes - - #7937
Excellent course, very well organised, brilliant models and a relaxing and informal atmosphere.
Jennifer - - #7881
So good I've done it twice! Jo guides you through structured yet fluid learning, building your inmate skills by creating a solid foundation. You will learn at your own pace but and this is not a race but Jo will tease out your inner artist and get you to explore new avenues and mediums that will ensure you grow and your art improves.
The studio itself is conducive to creativity with great lighting and interesting spaces. Her well stocked library will give you both reference and inspiration. The excellent models, convivial and relaxing yet focused atmosphere of the classes all conspire to assist your creative journey. Heartedly recommended. Chris
Chris Cowley - - #7867
I love Jo's life drawing class. As a complete beginner, she has given me lots of help and advice, and her classes are always fun.
Jenny Loudon - - #7862
I signed up for Jo's guided life class last year after a friend had recommended it. It was based in sweet little local hall at the time, and from the minute I entered Jo and I hit it off - her boundless enthusiasm and upbeat style of teaching was a breath of fresh air, and I was transported back to my art college days, relaxing into the friendly atmosphere and letting that dormant creative side flow forth.
I feel like I've been lucky enough to join Jo on her amazing journey of successfully creating the wonderful Henley School of Art in her new, beautifully appointed studio in the centre of town, with everything you could think of available to experiment and create new and interesting techniques.
The models are great, as are the other students; Jo puts on a lovely selection of hot drinks and biscuits so we can mingle and chat half way through the class.
I enjoyed it so much I signed up again for the same class, and am looking forward to progressing to one of the others next term.
I couldn't recommend Jo and the Art School enough!
Emma Tallent - - #7857
A lovely, relaxing atmosphere and introduction to new techniques which were really useful to me. Also lots of encouragement which boosted my confidence to try out new things.
Natasha Martinez - - #7856
Jo's classes are amazing, trust me, I've been to loads. I could write about her enthusiasm, her energy, commitment, passion to art........... I won't go on forever, I could though, just sign up and see for yourself.
Lizzie Bayntun - - #7854
Having attended many life drawing sessions over the years, both guided and unguided, I cannot recommend Jo's classes enough. Jo provides the perfect atmosphere for those of all abilities. As a beginner there are lots of opportunities to try new techniques and learn the basics. For the more experienced it's great to be able to work more independently depending on personal goals. There really is something for everyone!
James Basey - - #7853
Having attended lots of different life drawing classes over the years I have to say Jo's classes top them all. Her taught course is particularly brilliant - we're trying out new things each week and I love just turning up with no equipment and seeing what's in store. The unguided drop-in classes are also brilliant - the models, the unobtrusive but energizing music, the venue, and even the tea and biscuits are all first class! And everyone is friendly, especially Jo. So refreshing to find a group of interesting people doing this kind of thing in Henley! Highly recommend!!
Helen Aitchison - - #7852
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