Join our weekly art classes and get creative in a supportive and inspiring environment.

Whether you're interested in drawing, painting, mixed media, or sculpture, our tutors will guide you every step of the way, providing personalized feedback and encouraging your artistic development.

Our art classes are focused on exploration, experimentation, and creativity. In this welcoming environment, you'll have the freedom to express yourself artistically without judgment.

We'll provide all the necessary materials, so you can simply relax, let go of any pressure, and enjoy the process of creating. It's a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, make new friends, and have a wonderful time together.

In the final week, you will prepare your work for display - a piece of your choice will be hung along the corridor walls directly outside the learning rooms in The Arc to show off your skills to the public!

Previous course:

  • 23rd April: Still Life drawing/introduction to course
  • 30th April: Grayson Perry exhibition visit before creating work inspired by Perry to represent ‘the self’ using mixed media painting techniques
  • 7th May: Watercolour techniques – botanicals in a classic style, plus some abstract fun!
  • 14th May: Figure drawing exercises
  • 21st May: Lino printing
  • 28th May- no class/half term
  • 4th June: Clay sculpting and carving techniques
  • 11th June: Clay painting (using pieces from previous week)
  • 18th June: Collage/mixed media
  • 25th June: Fred Appleyard visit and creation of landscapes ‘in the style of’ using acrylic paints
  • 2nd July: Mixed media painting exercise, plus prepare work for the class mini exhibition- tbc!

Upcoming course:

  • 12th July: TBC
  • 19th July: TBC
  • 26th July: TBC
  • 2nd August: TBC
  • 9th August: Activity + prepare work for the class mini exhibition- tbc!

Enroll today and get ready to embark on a delightful artistic journey filled with new artistic skills in an encouraging, relaxed environment.

Summer/Autumn dates:

We listened to your feedback and July onwards will be ticketed via 5 week blocks! Sign up to as many as you'd like - each 5 week block will each cover the basics to build your core art skills, but will delve into new techniques each time also.

Event: Friday July 12th - Friday August 9th 2024, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tickets: £74.50/£67.00 concession for full 5 week course, including all materials

Event: Friday August 23rd - Friday Sept 20th 2024, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tickets: £74.50/£67.00 concession for full 5 week course, including all materials


Book below!

  • Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created approximately 2100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life.

Dates and times

  1. Fri 23 Aug 2024
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