Ever wanted to learn how to draw? This course is for you! Led by experienced tutors, you will learn to draw using pencil, charcoal and rubbers. You will explore line, tone and perspective through a series of exercises, designed to improve your confidence and ability. A great introduction to one of our longer courses. For absolute beginners.
***UPDATE – Due to coronavirus, course K18D will be taught online. The course will start with an introduction session on the subject and materials so learners know what to buy. Then following classes will begin with a group Zoom meeting, individual tutorials, tea break chat and sharing of progress as a group. Mary will support learners throughout the course to develop drawing skills and enjoy each stage or their progress. Enrol below or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Dates 2019 – 2020
These courses take place at Stoke Lodge
Mondays 9.30am to 12.30pm Mary Kelly
- 6 sessions 4 November £115 / £72 K18B
- 6 sessions 20 April (no session on 25 May) £115 / £72 K18D
Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm Jenny Ibrahim
- 6 sessions 17 September £115 / £72 K18A
- 6 sessions 25 February £115 / £72 K18C
New course dates will be available in our next Course Guide 2020 – 21 from Summer 2020
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Tutor – Mary Kelly
Subject: Painting in acrylic, watercolour, mixed media, making hand made paper and sculpture.
I am a qualified Art teacher / Artist, with a degree in fine art-painting and a teachers’ certificate.
I have 23 years teaching experience across the country in galleries, schools and adult education centres. This has included working for national parks, outdoor pursuit centres in the Lake District, South Wales, Wigan and Bristol. I also exhibit on local art trails in Bristol as well as teaching privately for several years.
I really enjoy teaching at Stoke Lodge and we have created a friendly, encouraging environment to develop students skills and appreciation of the materials they use.
I am looking forward to meeting and supporting new students throughout the coming years.
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Subject: Willow Sculpture I have been teaching craft and willow workshops at Stoke Lodge since 2011 and I love showing people how to turn a pile of sticks into a work of art. I am a designer maker and my particular interest is in creating installations out of willow and recycled materials. I have created […]
Subject: Landscape painting and drawing I studied fine art at the West of England College of Art, Bristol and did my Masters at the Royal College of Art in London. I have taught a wide variety of painting and drawing courses in Bristol and North Somerset over many years, including courses in landscape painting, portrait […]
Subject: Music I have been listening to music for as long as I can remember, playing my parents’ records and receiving piano lessons from my Grandma. Later I had more formal lessons in clarinet and piano, but still remember how much I learnt from that journey of discovery, listening to and reading about music, and […]
Subjects: Painting – Watercolour and Acrylic I have a lot of experience as a painting teacher having worked in schools, universities and in Adult Education since 1983. I have built up a wealth of knowledge about how people learn and how to create a friendly and productive learning environment. I specialise in Acrylic and Watercolour […]
Subject: Art History I’m a lecturer on Western European art and have worked in museums in the UK and abroad. I spent eight years in France and Belgium, working at Les Abattoirs in Toulouse and at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Magritte Museum in Brussels. Since returning to the UK in 2009, I […]
Subject/s: Pottery, Sculpture, Soapstone Carving, Pastels Creative from my youth, pottery/sculpture making is a lasting passion, first experienced as a teenager at evening classes. Painting and drawing, especially pastels, is another favourite and I am also a keen photographer. Following volunteering, a Sociology degree, co-founding a co-operative restaurant and teacher training, I taught English to […]
Subject: Painting in acrylic, watercolour, mixed media, making hand made paper and sculpture. I am a qualified Art teacher / Artist, with a degree in fine art-painting and a teachers’ certificate. I have 23 years teaching experience across the country in galleries, schools and adult education centres. This has included working for national parks, outdoor […]
Bill Guilding is a professional artist and has been teaching drawing part-time for over 10 years. As an artist he has carried out several commissioned public mural paintings and portraits. Bill originally graduated in Fine Art at U.W.E, later qualified as a teacher with a PGCE, and has taught in schools and colleges. Here Bill […]
Subject: Drawing Techniques for Beginners and Improvers Biography: Drawing is the basis of my art practice. It is the most immediate and enjoyable way of creating images as it requires few materials. Over time it develops concentration, keen observation, and a knowledge of techniques. The famous St Ives artist,
Subject: Textiles I trained as an artist studying sculpture here in Bristol in the late eighties. I have always had an interest in the creative potential of textiles, from the humble traditional crafts such as spinning , crochet and weaving, to contemporary art practise exploring textiles in the widest sense. I like teaching at all […]
Subject: Art, Art History, Literature and Creative Teaching has been part of my life since I was 16, and I have worked with all ages and abilities, in a wide variety of settings, including secondary schools, museums, self-help centres, and on the road as a tour guide throughout western Europe. I trained in the Visual […]