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Painting and Print

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  • There are courses for beginners and improvers on offer for those looking to get creative.
  • Using Watercolours, Oils or Acrylics.
  • Explore printmaking techniques such as stencil screen printing.

Some courses will run as online courses and some will start at Stoke Lodge or St Pauls. 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.


Acrylics – Absolute beginners

A friendly, supportive and structured course. You will learn new skills to help develop your confidence with acrylics. It will include painting from still life and landscapes/ seascape. You will be inspired to develop your own individual style of painting. Fee includes materials to get you started then the tutor will advise you on what to buy. For absolute beginners.

Mondays 9.30am to 12.30pm with Mary Kelly

  • We hope to schedule these courses from September. Please check again in July

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Acrylics – Improvers

A friendly and supportive class for intermediate acrylic painters who still want to learn new skills and techniques. You will receive guidance, demonstrations and help with your work. Improve your confidence to create more challenging work, whilst developing your own style of painting

Wednesdays 1pm to 4pm  Jenny Ibrahim

  • 6 sessions  9 June    N23E   £127/£77 This course will delivered online using Zoom

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Oil Painting-Mixed ability

Led by an experienced tutor, beginners will be guided through traditional methods of using oil paints, while those with some experience will be encouraged to develop existing skills. Learners will work on individual projects and will develop confidence and ability throughout the term.

Fridays 12.45pm to 3.45pm  Jenny Ibrahim

  • 6 sessions  11 June  £127/77 N17H  This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM and WhatsApp.

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Painting and Drawing-Mixed ability

Try a number of media and techniques in a friendly, all ability group.  This course is a mixture of painting and drawing projects led by an experienced tutor offering flexible tuition for each individual.

Mondays 1pm to 4pm  Roma Widger

  • 6 sessions 7 June    N15E     £127/£77 This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using Zoom and WhatsApp.

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Painting portraits from photographs-Mixed ability

Learn about the structure of faces, the fall of light and shade, and how to mix flesh colours.  You may use watercolour, oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal or just pencil. Bring your own photographs or use ones from the tutor’s collection.

We hope to schedule these courses from September. Please check again in July

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Printmaking & Surface Design Summer School 2021

The summer school encourages a multi-disciplinary approach to working on paper and fabric. The course is intensive giving the opportunity to become immersed in the process of making and creativity. Suitable for both those new to printmaking and experienced artists.

Monday to Friday (all week) 10am to 4pm   Barbara Disney

  • 2 to 6 August   N31F  £232/£145   St Paul’s Learning and Family Centre

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Watercolour-Absolute beginners

This short course is perfect to get you started with watercolour painting. Each week you will learn new techniques such as wet on wet, stippling, splattering, washes and much more. Experiment with colour mixing and learn which paints, brushes, paper and sponges you need. For absolute beginners.

Wednesdays 6.30pm to 9pm Mary Kelly

  • 6 sessions 9 June  N26E   £106/£64  This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM and WhatsApp.

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Watercolours – Intermediates

Improve your basic skills with Watercolours. Our projects will include Landscapes, Seascapes and Still life. Learn to control this fabulous medium to create new effects. Your experienced tutor will guide you. Drawing experience desirable. This course will be delivered online via Zoom.

Thursdays 9.30am to 12.30pm Christine Howes

We hope to schedule these courses from September. Please check again in July

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Watercolours – Improvers

You will have the opportunity to continue to learn, apply and extend your watercolour skills and techniques to create vibrant and colourful paintings. Develop your watercolour painting style and learn techniques that enable your watercolour skills to progress with a range of interesting projects.

Tuesdays 9.30am to 12.30pm  Roma Widger

  • 6 sessions  8 June    N25E  £127/£77 This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM and WhatsApp.

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