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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.


NEW Acrylics-Beginners 

A friendly, supportive and structured course that will help you develop your acrylic painting skills. Led by an experienced tutor, you will gain a broad grounding in the use of acrylics.  An inspiring course for complete beginners and post beginners. The fee includes some materials; tutor will advise you on what to buy during 1st session. 

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

Mondays 9.30am to 12.30pm Mary Kelly 

6 sessions from 13 September £135/£85 B33A    Stoke Lodge    

And 

Mondays 9.30am to 12.30pm Mary Kelly 

6 sessions from 1 November £135/£85 B33B    Stoke Lodge    

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

Wednesdays 1pm to 4pm Jenny Ibrahim 

6 sessions from 15 September £127/£77 B36A   Stoke Lodge    

And 

Wednesdays 1pm to 4pm Jenny Ibrahim 

6 sessions from 3 November £127/£77 B36B    Stoke Lodge   

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Acrylics-Intermediates 

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

Wednesdays 9.30am to 12.30pm Mary Kelly 

6 sessions from 15 September £127/£77 B32A    Stoke Lodge    

And  

Wednesdays 9.30am to 12.30pm Mary Kelly 

6 sessions from 3 November £127/£77 B32B    Stoke Lodge 

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New  An Introduction To Drawing And Painting British Birds In Watercolour

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.

Saturday 10am to 4pm Andy Gray

1 session 13th November  £45/£30 B56A Stoke Lodge

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NEW Christmas Papercraft-Cards And More! 

Get crafty and add a touch of homemade charm to your Christmas! Four sessions each exploring a different angle; Christmas cards, wrapping paper and tags, boxes, and decorations. You will learn skills for Christmas that are transferable to future papercraft projects. 

Wednesdays 6.45pm to 9pm Roma Widger 

4 sessions from 3 November £63/£40 B55A   Stoke Lodge   

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NEW Collage-Mixed Ability 

Collage is a type of artwork that is made by assembling different pieces to create a new, finished work of art. In this course, you will use collage in new and innovative ways, experimenting with different materials and techniques to create beautiful artwork. You will learn about composition, adding contrast, using different patterns and textures, playing with colours, etc. This course is suitable for budding and experienced artists alike! 

Mondays 9.30am to 12noon Roma Widger 

6 sessions from 1 November £106/£64 B58A  Stoke Lodge    

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Mixed Media Painting  

A friendly and structured course where, over six weeks, you will work with acrylics, watercolours and pastels. Following this introduction, you may want to join one of our more specialised courses. Suitable for beginners or improvers wanting to experiment with a different medium. Fee includes materials.  

Thursdays 1pm to 4pm Mary Kelly 

6 sessions from 16 September £147/£97 B35A   Stoke Lodge 

5 sessions from 4 November (no session on 11 Nov)  £126/£85  B35B  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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NEW Oil Painting-Absolute Beginners 

Oil painting can be confusing for the beginner painter. What colours should you buy? (There are so many!) When should you use paint thinner? How and when do you use painting mediums? All of these questions and many more will be answered in this course. This will be a fun, interesting and friendly class for absolute beginners. 

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

Thursdays 10am to 12.30pm Warren Sealey 

6 sessions from 16 September £106/£64 B59A   Stoke Lodge    

And 

Thursdays 10am to 12.30pm Warren Sealey 

6 sessions from 4 November £106/£64 B59B   Stoke Lodge 

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

Fridays 12.45pm to 3.45pm Jenny Ibrahim 

6 sessions from 17 September £127/£77 B38A   Stoke Lodge    

And 

Fridays 12.45pm to 3.45pm Jenny Ibrahim 

6 sessions from 5 November £127/£77 B38B   Stoke Lodge 

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NEW Oil Painting Workshop-Beginners 

This one-day oil painting workshop will teach you everything you need to get started in this exciting painting medium. Throughout the day you will paint a still life with step-by-step guidance from your experienced tutor. This workshop will take place at Stoke Lodge. 

Saturday 10am to 4pm Warren Sealey 

One day on 16 October £45/£30 B62A   Stoke Lodge    

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NEW Oil Painting From The Masters Workshop 

Painting copies from other artists is a tried and tested way to further your knowledge and improve your painting skills. The tutor will guide you step-by-step to paint your own version of a masterpiece, John Singer Sargent’s portrait of Claude Monet, painted in 1887. Some painting experience required, not suitable for beginners. This workshop will take place at Stoke Lodge. 

Saturday 10am to 4pm Warren Sealey 

One day on 27 November £45/£30 B63A   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    

 And  

Mondays 1pm to 4pm Roma Widger 

6 sessions from 1 November £127/£77 B46B   Stoke Lodge   

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Portraits From Photographs-Mixed Ability  

A portrait is a lovely tribute to a friend, relative, etc. 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. Some experience of your chosen medium is required. 

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

This course is not running in September 2021. 

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Printmaking 

This course is an opportunity to explore printmaking techniques including mono-print, collograph, relief, intaglio and stencil screen-printing for printing on paper and fabric. Experimentation is encouraged. Suitable for artists looking at new ways of working and those new to the techniques. Fee includes cost of core materials. For information email:  barbara.disney@talk21.com 

These courses take place at the St Paul’s Learning and Family Centre 

Fridays 10am to 12.30pm Barbara Disney 

6 sessions from 17 September £118/£80 C44A    St Paul’s    

And 

Fridays 10am to 12.30pm Barbara Disney 

6 sessions from 5 November £118/£80 C44B   St Paul’s 

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Watercolours-Improvers  

Led by an experienced tutor 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 painting style with a range of interesting projects. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM and WhatsApp. 

Tuesdays 9.30am-12.30pm Roma Widger 

6 sessions from 14 September £127/£77 B45A    Stoke Lodge   

And 

Tuesdays 9.30am-12.30pm Roma Widger 

6 sessions from 2 November £127/£77 B45B    Stoke Lodge 

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Watercolours-Intermediates  

This course is for those who have painted with watercolours before and want new inspiration to make more progress. Guided by an experienced tutor, you will be encouraged to experiment with more complex techniques. Drawing experience is desirable. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM. 

Thursdays 9.30am to 12.30pm Christine Howes 

5 sessions from 23 September £106/£64 B43A   Stoke Lodge    

And 

Thursdays 9.30am to 12.30pm Christine Howes 

5 sessions from 4 November £106/£64 B43B   Stoke Lodge 

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