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.
The ColourWheel Art classes in Windsor, facilitated by Rene and lead/tutored by Erica, are excellent. I have completed four terms and thoroughly enjoy every week, learning new skills and techniques as the course progresses. Erica is a brilliant artist and a patient, fun teacher, guiding the class through each stage, providing excellent demonstrations and individual helpful advice. She is very encouraging and patient and enables everyone to achieve amazing artwork at their own pace each week.
The classes are very well organised, with all the materials provided. Windsor Racecourse is an excellent venue, the rooms are spacious and light and the atmosphere during the classes is friendly and fun. I can't recommend the ColourWheel art class highly enough.
The last time I did art was about 10 years ago at school so this is my first time getting back into it since school. This class gives a wonderful chance to try out different media every week so you're always trying something new. I recommend this class to anyone who has an interest in drawing, doesn't matter what level of experience you are. These classes have reignited my love of art & drawing!
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!!!
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.
It was truly by chance and total curiosity that I and a friend came across ColourWheel. The reception we received was with a warm and inviting smile and we immediately were made most welcome.
It was a natural step then that I joined. This is now my 2nd year, and every week I can't wait to come to our class - the 3 hours go by so quickly!!! Renee is a fantastic organiser, always friendly and helpful and is right beside you to give you what you need even before you know yourself what you need! My teacher is Inge - what a teacher she is - wow!! Always encouraging, always seeing the artist in you and never lets you think your work is "rubbish".
All the other students - many of them so much more advanced in talent - are also most encouraging of each other's work making the class more like a "family and friends" gathering. I would certainly encourage anyone who wants to start, or improve, or continue to draw or paint to join ColourWheel - I have tried quite a few before, but ColourWheel is the one. As well - you get all the materials / everything supplied - all you need to bring is just yourself. What a treat!
I was totally new to drawing and painting.
Outstanding teachers break down the techniques into simple steps,make it fun, and support learning with gentle positive encouragement.
I thought that I would try art for one term, I'm now in my 3rd year with Colour Wheel!
My friends and family love seeing what I draw and paint.
The most amazing classes. Windsor race course is an excellent venue, with plenty of natural light, and a nice airy room. Well structured classes, covering so many different media: from pencil, charcoal and pastel to watercolour, collage, acrylic, gouash, coloured inks and even Lino cutting! All materials are provided, so you just turn up, and you can’t forget anything! Three hours is just the right time to complete a piece of work, and I love the warm up drawings/fun we sometimes have at the beginning of class. The teacher ( Erica ) is such a talented teacher, it doesn’t matter whether you are a complete beginner or you’ve been painting for years, as she is able to help and offer advice at any level, appropriate to the student. Also tea, coffee and biscuits are provided at a very small cost, if you feel like you need a break and a chat, with a fellow
First class ❤️
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.
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.
I received this 14-week course as a Christmas present and it was one of the best presents I have ever had. There is no better way to learn to be mindful than have chance to sit quietly in a comfortable room with everything you need in front of you, forget your troubles and concentrate on learning a brilliant new skill. The teaching is first class - in fact our tutor is in the current 'Portrait Painter of the Year' series on TV. She is kind, patient and extremely talented. The classes are incredibly well organised. Each week we receive an email with exactly what we will be covering and some tips in case we want to try the week's technique before class. Most of us don't! But it's fun to learn together and everything we could possibly need is provided. In fact in the first week I did buy a starter pack so that I also have everything at home, and I have enjoyed a couple of practice sessions after each class - I find myself really wanting to do more. Everyone in the group is supportive, encouraging and it's fascinating how we all interpret each subject slightly differently. I have made a few new friends and look forward to continuing.
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!
I have done courses at both Maidenhead and Windsor over the last 3 years. The teachers Inge and Erica are amazing.
Rene is the most organised person I know and everything possible is provided. Nothing is too much trouble and she goes the extra mile to support every individual. Fantastic!
As an absolute novice who hasn’t done any art since the age of 13 (and many years have since passed) I nearly didn’t go to the taster class. I did go though, and I loved it! I couldn’t wait to start the course, the ability to get such guidance that you produce a finished picture each week, is so rewarding. Combined with an opportunity to try a range of mediums to see what suits you best, is a real opportunity. However, the biggest joy comes from the friendly, encouraging and fun filled classes that just makes me count the days until the next class! What I thought would be far out of my comfort zone is actually giving me a new found love and confidence. I would highly recommend it!
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.
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!
I did two terms with Rene and loved every minute of it ,meeting lots of budding artists, I went to the Windsor race course for my lessons and learned such a lot, I would recommend it to anyone who is interested,
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!
The art classes are excellent!
As a complete beginner, having not produced any art work since 'O' Level, I am amazed by what I have been able to achieve. This is down to the excellent teaching and format of the classes. Working with a different medium each week (most of which I hadn't even heard of before) helps in making each session both interesting and enjoyable. Both Rene and Erica are both so friendly and positive about everyone's work making Thursday afternoons relaxing and fun.