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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 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.  

Tuesdays 6.30pm to 9pm Andy Gray 

5 sessions from 2 November £88/£53 B52A   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 15 September £95/£57 B54A    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 15 September £114/£72 B34A  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 take place at Stoke Lodge. 

Mondays 1pm to 3.30pm Warren Sealey 

6 sessions from 13 September £106/£64 B60A    Stoke Lodge 

And 

Mondays 1pm to 3.30pm Warren Sealey 

6 sessions from 1 November £106/£64 B60B    Stoke Lodge 

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NEW Drawing With Monoprint-Landscapes    

Experiment with monoprint and drawing to produce characterful and unique prints. Monoprint is a form of printmaking where the image can only be made once. You will learn to draw and make monoprints of landscapes. Fee includes materials. This course will take place at Stoke Lodge. 

Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm Mary Kelly 

6 sessions from 2 November £145/£95 B61B    Stoke Lodge 

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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 17 September £116/£70 B42A   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 16 September £127/£77 B37A   Stoke Lodge   

And  

Thursdays 1pm to 4pm Jenny Ibrahim 

6 sessions from 4 November £127/£77 B37B   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 Google Classroom. 

Fridays 9.45am to 12.15pm Bill Guilding 

6 sessions from 17 September £106/£64 B26A    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. 

Mondays 10.30am to 12.30pm Andy Gray 

5 sessions from 13 September £70/£42 B51A   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 13 September £127/£77 B46A   Stoke Lodge    

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Mondays 1pm to 4pm Roma Widger 

6 sessions from 1 November £127/£77 B46B   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 13 September  £106/£64 B53A   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. 

Tuesdays 6.30pm to 9pm Andy Gray 

5 sessions from 14 September £88/£53 B10B   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. 

Mondays 10.30am to 12.30pm Andy Gray 

5 sessions from 1 November £70/£42 B10C   Stoke Lodge    

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