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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-Absolute Beginners

A 6-week course 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 11 January £135/£85 B64A    Stoke Lodge

And

Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm Mary Kelly

6 sessions from 1 March £135/£85 B64  Stoke Lodge

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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 10 January £135/£85 B33CC    Stoke Lodge

And

Mondays 9.30am to 12.30pm Mary Kelly

5 sessions from 28 February £114/£72 B33D    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

6 sessions from 2 March £127/£77 B36D    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 12 January £127/£77 B32C    Stoke Lodge

And

Wednesdays 9.30am to 12.30pm Mary Kelly

6 sessions from 2 March £127/£77 B32D   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 15 January £88/£54 B23C

And

Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm Laurel Smart

2 sessions from 12 February £88/£54 B23D

And

Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm Laurel Smart

2 sessions from 19 March £88/£54 B23E

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

Tuesdays 6.30pm to 9pm Andy Gray

6 sessions from 1 March £106/£64 B52B    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 2 March £95/£57 B54C   Stoke Lodge

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NEW An Introduction To Anatomy For Artists Workshop

This one-day workshop will provide students with an understanding of a simplified anatomy for the human form. You will be able to draw the body correctly in proportion and describe its three-dimensional form through careful use of line and tonal work. This workshop will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.

Saturday 10am to 4pm Andy Gray

One day on 22 January £45/£30 B57A    Stoke Lodge

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NEW An Introduction To Drawing And Painting British Birds In Watercolour

Learn how to draw and paint British birds. 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 in flight, at rest and set within its natural habitat. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM.

Fridays 10am to 12.30pm Andy Gray

6 sessions from 14 January £106/£64 B56B    Stoke Lodge

And

Fridays 10am to 12.30pm Andy Gray

6 sessions from 4 March £106/£64 B56C    Stoke Lodge

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NEW An Introduction To Sketching Bristol Architecture Workshop

A simple self-contained introduction to drawing buildings. The workshop will provide all the photographic reference needed to produce drawings of some of Bristol’s iconic architecture, supported by a step-by-step demonstration. This workshop will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.

Saturday 10am to 4pm Andy Gray

One day on 2 April £45/£30 B57B   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

6 sessions from 10 January £147/£97 B35C    Stoke Lodge

And

Thursdays 1pm to 4pm Mary Kelly

5 sessions from 3 March £126/£85 B35D    Stoke Lodge  *Please note there is no session on 10th March*

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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.

Wednesdays 10am to 12.30pm Warren Sealey

6 sessions from 12 January £106/£64 B59C    Stoke Lodge

And

Wednesdays 10am to 12.30pm Warren Sealey

6 sessions from 2 March £106/£64 B59D   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 13 January £106/£64 B65A   Stoke Lodge

And

Thursdays 10am to 12.30pm Warren Sealey

6 sessions from 3 March £106/£64 B65B   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 14 January £127/£77 B38C    Stoke Lodge

And

Fridays 12.45pm to 3.45pm Jenny Ibrahim

6 sessions from 4 March £127/£77 B38D    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 22 January £45/£30 B62B    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, the main character in Diego Velaquez’s The Triumph of Bacchus, painted in 1628. Some painting experience required, not suitable for beginners. This workshop will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.

Saturday 10am to 4pm Warren Sealey

One day on 12 March £45/£30 B63B   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 10 January £127/£77 B46C    Stoke Lodge

And

Mondays 1pm to 4pm Roma Widger

6 sessions from 28 February £127/£77 B46D    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 14 January £118/£80 C44C    St Paul’s

And

Fridays 10am to 12.30pm Barbara Disney

6 sessions from 4 March £118/£80 C44D    St Paul’s

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

Tuesdays 6.30pm to 9pm Andy Gray

6 sessions from 11 January £106/£64 B10D   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. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM.

Mondays 10.30am to 12.30pm Andy Gray

6 sessions from 28 February £106/£64 B10E    Stoke Lodge

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NEW Watercolours-Beginners

This 6-week 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.

Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm Roma Widger

6 sessions from 12 January £85/£52 B58B     Stoke Lodge

And

Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm Roma Widger

 6 sessions from 2 March £85/£52 B58C     Stoke Lodge

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Watercolours-Intermediates

Guided by an experienced tutor, students will be encouraged to experiment with complex techniques e.g. masking, lifting, spattering, scratching and use resists, ink, line and wash.

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

 

Thursdays 9.30am to 12.30pm Roma Widger

6 sessions from 13 January  £127/£77 B43C  Stoke Lodge

And

Thursdays 9.30am to 12.30pm Roma Widger

6 sessions from 3 March  £127/£77 B43D   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

5 sessions from 18 January £106/£64 B45C     Stoke Lodge

And

Tuesdays 9.30am to 12.30pm Roma Widger

6 sessions from 1 March £127/£77 B45D    Stoke Lodge

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