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Acrylics-Absolute Beginners

A short introduction to acrylics. You will learn new skills to help develop your confidence with acrylics. The course will include painting from still life and landscapes/ seascape. You will be inspired to develop your own individual style of painting. For absolute 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 transfer online if necessary using ZOOM and WhatsApp.

Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm Mary Kelly

6 sessions from 1 November   £135/£85   D14B    Stoke Lodge

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Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm Mary Kelly

5 sessions from 10 January   £113/£71   D14C    Stoke Lodge

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Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm Mary Kelly

6 sessions from 21 February   £135/£85   D14D    Stoke Lodge

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Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm Mary Kelly

5 sessions from 6 June   £113/£71   D14E    Stoke Lodge

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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.  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

10 sessions from 9 January   £223/£139   D11B    Stoke Lodge

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Mondays 9.30am to 12.30pm   Mary Kelly

7 sessions from 17 April   £157/£99   D11C    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    Mary Kelly

11 sessions from 11 January    £232/£140   D13B  Stoke Lodge

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Wednesdays 1pm to 4pm    Mary Kelly

10 sessions from 19 April    £211/£127   D13C  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

11 sessions from 11 January    £232/£149    D10B    Stoke Lodge

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Wednesdays 9.30am to 12.30pm    Mary Kelly

10 sessions from 19 April    £211/£127    D10C    Stoke Lodge

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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 24 September    £88/£54    D28A

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Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm   Laurel Smart

2 sessions from 22 October   £88/£54   D28B

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Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm   Laurel Smart

2 sessions from 18 November   £88/£54   D28C

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Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm   Laurel Smart

2 sessions from 14 January   £88/£54   D28D

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Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm   Laurel Smart

2 sessions from 11 February   £88/£54   D28E

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Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm   Laurel Smart

2 sessions from 18 March   £88/£54   D28F

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Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm   Laurel Smart

2 sessions from 22 April   £88/£54   D28G

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Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm   Laurel Smart

2 sessions from 27 May   £88/£54   D28H

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Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm   Laurel Smart

2 sessions from 24 June   £88/£54   D28K

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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. The course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.

Mondays 9.30am to 12noon   Roma Widger

5 sessions from 7 November   £103/£68   D21A    Stoke Lodge

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NEW Linocut Printing

Linocut prints are characterful and addictive to make! They can be delicately intricate or bold and impactful. Over 5 weeks, we will try several approaches to linocut, including one colour and multiple colour prints using the “Reduction” method.  Fee includes materials. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge

Tuesdays 10am to 12.30pm   Lisa Takahashi

5 sessions from 10 January   £99/£64  D82A   Stoke Lodge

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Tuesdays 10am to 12.30pm   Lisa Takahashi

5 sessions from 18 April   £99/£64  D82B  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. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.

Thursdays 1pm to 4pm Mary Kelly

5 sessions from 12 January   £121/£79   D12C    Stoke Lodge

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Thursdays 1pm to 4pm Mary Kelly

5 sessions from 23 February   £121/£79   D12D    Stoke Lodge

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Thursdays 1pm to 4pm Mary Kelly

5 sessions from 8 June   £121/£79   D12E    Stoke Lodge

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Oil Painting-Absolute Beginners

Oil painting can be confusing for the beginner painter. What colours should you buy? When should you use paint thinner? How and when do you use painting mediums? All 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 1.30pm to 4pm Warren Sealey

6 sessions from 3 November £106/£64 D15B Stoke Lodge

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5 sessions from 12 January £89/£54   D15C Stoke Lodge

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6 sessions from 23 February £106/£54 D15D Stoke Lodge

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6 sessions from 20 April  £106/£64  D15E  Stoke Lodge

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6 sessions from 8 June  £106/£64   D15F Stoke Lodge

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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 3 November   £106/£64   D16B   Stoke Lodge

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Thursdays 10am to 12.30pm   Warren Sealey

5 sessions from 12 January   £89/£54   D16C   Stoke Lodge

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Thursdays 10am to 12.30pm   Warren Sealey

6 sessions from 23 February   £106/£64   D16D   Stoke Lodge

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Thursdays 10am to 12.30pm   Warren Sealey

6 sessions from 20 April   £106/£64   D16E   Stoke Lodge

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Thursdays 10am to 12.30pm   Warren Sealey

6 sessions from 8 June   £106/£64   D16F   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

11 sessions from 13 January   £232/£140   D31B   Stoke Lodge

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Fridays 12.45pm to 3.45pm   Jenny Ibrahim

12 sessions from 21 April   £253/£153   D31C   Stoke Lodge

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

Saturday 10am to 4pm   Warren Sealey

1 session on 15 October   £45/£30   D19A    Stoke Lodge

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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, Head of an Arab by John Singer Sargent. Some painting experience required, not suitable for beginners. This workshop will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.

Saturday 10am to 4pm    Warren Sealey

1 session on 26 November   £45/£30   D19B    Stoke Lodge

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Portraiture From Life

You will be drawing or painting from a different, clothed sitter each week. You may use any drawing medium you prefer including charcoal, pastels, or crayons. If you are a confident, fast painter, you may use paint (watercolour or acrylics can be used in the spirit of drawing). Model fee of £35 for the course to be paid to the tutor during first session.

Some previous experience of drawing from observation is recommended. 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 21 April    £106/£64    D27A   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       These courses take place at the St Paul’s Learning and Family Centre

Fridays 10am to 12.30pm   Barbara Disney

6 sessions from 4 November   £122/£82   P20B    St Paul’s

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Fridays 10am to 12.30pm   Barbara Disney

5 sessions from 13 January   £102/£62   P20C    St Paul’s

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Fridays 10am to 12.30pm   Barbara Disney   

6 sessions from 24 February   £122/£82   P20D    St Paul’s

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Fridays 10am to 12.30pm   Barbara Disney

6 sessions from 21 April   £122/£82   P20E    St Paul’s

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Fridays 10am to 12.30pm   Barbara Disney

6 sessions from 9 June   £122/£82   P20F    St Paul’s

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NEW Silk Painting On Saturdays-Greeting Cards

Silk painting is fun and creative. Enjoy a day experimenting with silk painting techniques and making some beautiful, unique greeting cards. Fee includes materials. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.

Saturday 10am to 4pm   Sheila Broun

1 session on 4 February   £62/£46   D34A    Stoke Lodge

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NEW Watercolours-Beginners

This watercolour course will guide you through a variety of different watercolour techniques. You will develop the skills, experience, and confidence to tackle different subjects in watercolour. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM.

Mondays 9.30am to 12pm   Roma Widger

5 sessions from 9 January   £89/£54   D21C   Stoke Lodge

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Mondays 9.30am to 12pm   Roma Widger

6 sessions from 20 February   £106/£64   D21D     Stoke Lodge

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Mondays 9.30am to 12pm   Roma Widger

5 sessions from 17 April   £89/£54   D21E   Stoke Lodge

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Mondays 9.30am to 12pm   Roma Widger

5 sessions from 5 June   £89/£54  D21F     Stoke Lodge

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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 to 12.30pm   Roma Widger

11 sessions from 10 January   £232/£140   D22B    Stoke Lodge

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Tuesdays 9.30am to 12.30pm   Roma Widger

12 sessions from 18 April   £253/£153  D22C    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 Roma Widger

12 sessions from 15 September £253/£153 D30A   Stoke Lodge

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Thursdays 9.30am to 12.30pm Roma Widger

11 sessions from 12 January £232/£140 D30B   Stoke Lodge

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Thursdays 9.30am to 12.30pm Roma Widger

12 sessions from 20 April £253/£153 D30C    Stoke Lodge

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NEW Watercolour Landscapes- Mixed Ability

Using watercolour paintings created in the last 200 years to the present day as reference points, you will experiment with different ways of applying paint to paper-exploring the impact of different brushes and colours. You will also try out more modern and expressive mark-making techniques. You will have the opportunity to try some simple exercises as well as some longer, more involved projects. Suitable for beginners and post beginners. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge

Tuesdays 10am to 12.30pm   Lisa Takahashi

5 sessions from 1 November   £89/£54  D40A   Stoke Lodge

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Tuesdays 10am to 12.30pm   Lisa Takahashi

5 sessions from 28 February   £89/£54  D40B   Stoke Lodge 

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NEW Watercolour Painting And Monotypes

Watercolour monotypes create unique textures and effects. You will approach watercolour in a loose and experimental way and Create work full of textures, energy, and movement. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge

Tuesdays 1.30pm to 4pm   Lisa Takahashi

5 sessions from 1 November   £89/£54  D71A   Stoke Lodge

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Tuesdays 1.30pm to 4pm   Lisa Takahashi

5 sessions from 10 January   £89/£54  D71B   Stoke Lodge 

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Tuesdays 1.30pm to 4pm   Lisa Takahashi

5 sessions from 28 February   £89/£54  D71C Stoke Lodge 

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Tuesdays 1.30pm to 4pm   Lisa Takahashi

6 sessions from 18 April   £106/£64 D71D Stoke Lodge 

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