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There are courses for beginners and improvers on offer for those looking to get creative with drawing techniques, landscapes or life..

Some courses will run as online courses and some will start at Stoke Lodge. You can see the starting venue/format for each course listed below. We reserve the right to change the format of the course, in term, should safety advice change.



NEW Introduction to Drawing Techniques-Beginners 

This course will help you understand the fundamentals of drawing. Enjoy following simple step by step techniques to learn how to look at a landscape, object or person, how to draft it out on paper – and how to create a three-dimensional image on a two-dimensional surface. This course will take place at Stoke Lodge. 


Fridays 10am to 3.30pm Sheila Broun

3 Sessions from 19th November £116/£70 B42B  Stoke Lodge

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Drawing-Absolute Beginners

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. Fee includes a contribution towards materials that you may use/try out initially but the tutor will give you a list of good quality essential items you will need to purchase if you don’t have them to hand already.

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM.

Wednesdays 6pm to 8.30pm Mary Kelly

6 sessions from 12 January £114/£72 B34C    Stoke Lodge

And

Wednesdays 6pm to 8.30pm Mary Kelly

6 sessions from 2 March £114/£72 B34D    Stoke Lodge

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NEW Drawing From The Masters

Drawing is a wonderful and rewarding art form that you can get lost in. Drawing copies from other artists is a tried and tested way to improve your drawing skills, besides which it is great fun too. The tutor will explain and demonstrate drawing techniques to help you get the most out of the class and really develop your drawing skills. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.

Mondays 1pm to 3.30pm Warren Sealey

6 sessions from 10 January £106/£64 B60C    Stoke Lodge

And

Mondays 1pm to 3.30pm Warren Sealey

6 sessions from 28 February £106/£64 B60D    Stoke Lodge

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NEW Drawing Techniques For Beginners-Animal Portrait Project

A supportive six-week course, where you will learn step by step, how to draw

natural objects using chalk & charcoal. You will work on an animal portrait project, where you will learn sketching techniques using pen & ink, and pastel techniques combined

with water soluble crayons. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.

Fridays 10am to 12.30pm Sheila Broun

6 sessions from 14 January £106/£64 B42C   Stoke Lodge

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Drawing Skills-Mixed Ability

Led by an experienced tutor, learners will make rapid progress and explore line, tone, measurement, texture, shading and composition. They will be taught how to ‘look’ and how to interpret what they see. Suitable for beginners and those wishing to improve.

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM and WhatsApp.

Thursdays 1pm to 4pm Jenny Ibrahim

6 sessions from 13 January £127/£77 B37C    Stoke Lodge

And

Thursdays 1pm to 4pm Jenny Ibrahim

6 sessions from 3 March £127/£77 B37D    Stoke Lodge

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Life Drawing-Mixed Ability

Learn to draw the human figure from observation. Drawing from a nude model, you will learn to see shape, proportion, light and shade more objectively. Later we will vary the pace, and you’ll be encouraged to vary your ways of drawing. Model fee of £32 for the course to be paid to the tutor during first session.

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM and Email.

Fridays 9.45am to 12.15pm Bill Guilding

6 sessions from 14 January £106/£64 B26B    Stoke Lodge

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NEW An Introduction To Anatomy For Artists Workshop

This one-day workshop will provide students with an understanding of a simplified anatomy for the human form. You will be able to draw the body correctly in proportion and describe its three-dimensional form through careful use of line and tonal work. This workshop will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.

Saturday 10am to 4pm Andy Gray

One day on 22 January £45/£30 B57A    Stoke Lodge

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NEW Calligraphy-Beginners

Learn how to create beautiful lettering in this relaxed and supportive class for beginners.

Led by an experience tutor, you will have the opportunity to try practical calligraphy, with a different project in each lesson.

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM.

Wednesdays 6.45pm to 9pm Roma Widger

6 sessions from 12 January £95/£57 B54B    Stoke Lodge

And

Wednesdays 6.45pm to 9pm Roma Widger

6 sessions from 2 March £95/£57 B54C   Stoke Lodge

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NEW An Introduction To Drawing And Painting British Birds In Watercolour

Learn how to draw and paint British birds. An introduction to Drawing and Painting British Birds in watercolour, how to produce proportionally correct artwork that captures the colour, texture and character of your chosen bird in flight, at rest and set within its natural habitat. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM.

Fridays 10am to 12.30pm Andy Gray

6 sessions from 14 January £106/£64 B56B    Stoke Lodge

And

Fridays 10am to 12.30pm Andy Gray

6 sessions from 4 March £106/£64 B56C    Stoke Lodge

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NEW Nature Journals

Capture your favourite species and habitat! Learn how to create effective colour studies of the natural world around you using just line and watercolour and produce exciting and engaging journals to document your discoveries. Only a basic level of drawing/painting required. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM.

Mondays 10am to 12.30pm Andy Gray

6 sessions from 10 January £106/£64 B51B   Stoke Lodge

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Painting And Drawing-Mixed Ability

This course is course is designed to help you develop your artistic skills and take your creativity further. You will be drawing and painting with a variety of media: pencil, charcoal, acrylics. You will study a wide variety of subject matter including still life, portraits and figures, animals, landscapes and contemporary themes.

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM and WhatsApp.

Mondays 1pm to 4pm Roma Widger

6 sessions from 10 January £127/£77 B46C    Stoke Lodge

And

Mondays 1pm to 4pm Roma Widger

6 sessions from 28 February £127/£77 B46D    Stoke Lodge

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Pastels-Mixed Ability

Pastels are a lovely medium to work with; they are easy to use and offer an exciting range of possibilities for working with colour and mark. In this course, you will learn about different types of pastels and pastel papers and how to use them to achieve the best results. This is a course for beginners or artists wanting to experiment with a different medium.

The course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM and WhatsApp.

Mondays 9.30am to 12noon Roma Widger

6 sessions from 10 January £106/£64 B53B   Stoke Lodge

And

Mondays 9.30am to 12noon Roma Widger

6 sessions from 28 February  £106/£64 B53C    Stoke Lodge

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NEW Sketching Bristol Architecture

An introduction to drawing some of Bristol’s iconic buildings. Simple self-contained introductions to drawing buildings. Each session will provide all the photographic reference needed to produce a drawing of a piece of Bristol’s iconic architecture, supported by a step-by-step demonstration. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM.

Tuesdays 6.30pm to 9pm Andy Gray

6 sessions from 11 January £106/£64 B10D   Stoke Lodge

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NEW Urban Sketching

Draw what you see! Urban sketching is a great way to document the world you live in. Learn to capture the people and places around you effectively using just line and watercolour. Various aspects of urban sketching will be explored from how to tell a visual story through annotated drawings, the use of colour and tone to give mood and depicting architecture and people. Some basic experience in drawing required. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM.

Mondays 10.30am to 12.30pm Andy Gray

6 sessions from 28 February £106/£64 B10E    Stoke Lodge

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NEW Drawing Figures With Mixed Media-Intermediates/Advanced

Develop skill in drawing figures: their shape and proportions, light and shade. You will initially work from photographs to explore different media (including drawing with paint and pastel). In the last 3 sessions, you will work from a model. Some previous experience of drawing is recommended, as is a willingness to try unfamiliar methods. Model fee of £16 for the course to be paid in cash to the tutor during first session.

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM and Email.

Fridays 9.45am to 12.15pm Bill Guilding

6 sessions from 4 March £106/£64 B26D   Stoke Lodge

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NEW Drawing Techniques For Beginners-Landscapes Project

A supportive six-week course, where you will learn step by step, how to draw

natural objects using pen, ink & wash. You will work on a landscape project, where you will learn sketching techniques using pen & ink, and pastel techniques combined

with water soluble crayons. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.

Fridays 10am to 12.30pm Sheila Broun

6 sessions from 4 March £106/£64 B42D   Stoke Lodge

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NEW Anatomy For Artists

This course will provide you with an understanding of simplified anatomy for the human form. You will be able to draw the body correctly in proportion and understand how it moves in three dimensions. Your understanding of anatomy can be applied to many other practices, such as life drawing, portraiture, illustration, animation and sculpture. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM.

Tuesdays 6.30pm to 9pm Andy Gray

6 sessions from 1 March £106/£64 B52B    Stoke Lodge

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NEW Drawing Techniques Spring School April 2022

Enjoy this two-day Spring School, where you will learn how to draw Still Life objects using rule of thumb measurement. You will also learn how to draw ellipses and how to render the ‘materiality of objects’ i.e. making glass look like glass. The aim of the course is to build confidence, give positive feedback, and for students to enjoy the process of drawing. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.

Thursday & Friday 10am to 3.30pm Sheila Broun

2 sessions from 21 April  £77/£47 B42E    Stoke Lodge

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NEW An Introduction To Sketching Bristol Architecture Workshop

A simple self-contained introduction to drawing buildings. The workshop will provide all the photographic reference needed to produce drawings of some of Bristol’s iconic architecture, supported by a step-by-step demonstration. This workshop will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.

Saturday 10am to 4pm Andy Gray

One day on 2 April £45/£30 B57B   Stoke Lodge

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