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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.

For Acrylic courses , please check out our new courses programme for 2022-23 which will be available in July.

Acrylic-Intermediates

This is a structured course for intermediate acrylic painters who still want to learn new skills and techniques.

For Acrylic courses, please check out our new courses programme for 2022-2023 which will be available in July

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.

For Acrylic courses, please check out our new courses programme for 2022-2023 which will be available in July

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Acrylic & Watercolour: Space For Creativity 

Weekend workshops providing creative space and individual tutor support. Ideal for anyone wanting to concentrate on their own work or needing support to overcome a creative hurdle, develop a looser style, etc. Suitable for experienced artists who can work independently. Ffi contact tutor: laurel.smart@blueyonder.co.uk

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge. 

Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm Laurel Smart 

2 sessions from 25 June £88/£54 B23H 

Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm Laurel Smart

2 sessions from 9 July £88/£54 K32L

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NEW Space for Creativity: Summer School

This 5-day course offers feedback and encouragement to experienced artists who would like to progress their acrylic and watercolour painting to the next level. Please contact the tutor to check this course is suitable for you. Ffi contact tutor: laurel.smart@blueyonder.co.uk

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge. 

Monday to Friday 

10am to 4pm Laurel Smart 

5 sessions 15 August to 19 August £221/£133 B32K   Stoke Lodge 

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NEW Portraiture From Life – Day Workshop

A one-day workshop focussing on drawing and painting faces using two live sitters: a man in the morning and a woman in the afternoon. They will each pose for 2.5 hrs.  You also have the option of spending the 5 hours on one portrait, using photographs of the morning sitter. Model fee of £12 payable in cash to the tutor at the start of the workshop.

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.

Thursday 10am to 4pm Bill Guilding

1 session on 25 August  £42/£26  B26G  Stoke Lodge

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NEW Portraits From Photographs 

Working from photographs is a great way to practice your portrait skills. It gives you the flexibility to work at your own pace doing as many, or as few, projects as you wish to throughout the term. The tutor will provide a range of prints for you to choose from, or you are welcome to bring along your own too. You can paint or draw in any medium such as oil paints, watercolour, pastel, pen, pencil, charcoal, chalks etc.  

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge. 

Mondays 1pm to 3.30pm Warren Sealey 

6 sessions from 6 June £10664 B60F    Stoke Lodge 

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NEW Landscapes In Oil Workshop 

In this one-day workshop you will develop your landscape painting skills. 

We will use the beautiful grounds of Stoke Lodge as our subject matter and the tutor will be on hand to guide you through the day. Some painting experience is recommended. Not suitable for beginners. 

For Landscapes in Oil Workshops, please check out our new courses programme for 2022-2023 which will be available in July

Mixed Media Painting  

A friendly and structured course where 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. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge. 

Thursdays 1pm to 4pm Mary Kelly 

5 sessions from 9 June £12179 B35F    Stoke Lodge    

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NEW Oil Painting-Improvers 

You will develop your oil painting skills. The tutor will provide a range of prints for you to choose from, or you can bring your own projects along to learn in this fun and friendly class. Learners need to have some experience of oil painting.  

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 9 June £106/£64 B65D   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 10 June £127/£77 B38G    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 be delivered at Stoke Lodge. 

Saturday 10am to 4pm Warren Sealey 

One day on 7 May £45/£30 B62CC    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.  Fee includes some materials. 

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 6 June £134/£84 B46F    Stoke Lodge    

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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 

This course takes place at the St Paul’s Learning Centre 

Fridays 10am to 12.30pm Barbara Disney 

6 sessions from 6 May £118/£80 C44E    St Paul’s    

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NEW Printmaking & Surface Design Summer School 2022 

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. Learners are then encouraged to develop more extended projects, through discussion with the tutor. Both water & oil-based inks are used. There is an etching and relief press available, a proofing press and a collection of vintage wooden and metal letterpress type. Various sizes of silk screens are also available. This course takes place at the St Paul’s Learning Centre 

Monday to Friday 

10am to 4pm Barbara Disney 

5 sessions 1 August to 5 August £235/£148 C44F   St Paul’s    

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NEW Watercolours-Beginners 

For Watercolours courses, please check out our new courses programme for 2022-2023 which will be available in July

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 to 12.30pm Roma Widger 

6 sessions from 7 June £127/£77 B45F    Stoke Lodge 

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