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Painting Courses

Everything there is to know about our painting courses in Bristol.
Take a look at our work and frequently asked questions.

Our Painting Courses

Whether you’re a seasoned artist looking to refine your techniques or someone embarking on their creative journey, our courses are designed to inspire and nurture your artistic talent. Immerse yourself in a vibrant community of like-minded individuals, led by experienced and passionate instructors who will guide you through the magic of colours, textures, and compositions.

Absolute Beginners & Beginners

Friendly, supportive and structured course that will help you develop your painting skills.

Suitable for: Complete newbie with absolutely no prior experience. Some prior experience but no foundation knowledge

Our Art Tutors

Laurel Smart

Art Tutor

I have taught painting in schools, colleges, universities and, since 1983, in Adult Education. I have a wealth of knowledge about how people learn and how to create a friendly and productive learning environment. My courses are structured, students learn skills that can be applied to individual pieces of work. 

Mary Kelly

Art Tutor

Painting in acrylic, watercolour, mixed media, making handmade paper and sculpture. I am a qualified Art teacher / Artist, with a degree in fine art-painting and a teachers’ certificate. I have 23 years teaching experience across the country in galleries, schools and adult education centres.

Roma Widger

Art Tutor

I’m Roma Widger, I’m professional art teacher and I have taught Drawing, Painting in all genres, and printmaking for over 20 years. I want to share my professional art secrets with you by delivering my courses online as an opportunity for all students across the UK. 

Warren Sealey

Art Tutor

Warren Sealey is a classically trained artist who works in oil paint, watercolour, pastel and various drawing media. He first trained at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto Canada before moving on to Florence Italy where he remained for four years studying at various schools in the city. 

Jenny Ibrahim

Art Tutor

Jenny Ibrahim is an experienced art tutor who has been teaching painting and drawing at Stoke Lodge for many years. Jenny teaches oil painting and drawing classes and her classes give beginners and more advanced learners the opportunity to develop in a supportive environment. 

Barbara Disney

Art Tutor

I have many years experience of running courses, workshops and creating public art within a socially engaged practice. As a printmaker I work on a variety surfaces, including textiles, paper, porcelain and enamelling metal. I use whatever technique is appropriate to the project.


5 Stars

“Safe space to experiment, great supportive tutor, lovely space to work in.”

“Relaxed, informative, encouraging, great choice of starter pictures to help with an early sense of success!”

“Relaxing. Meeting new friends. Stretching my mind.”

“Finding confidence to paint in a very supportive atmosphere.”

“It is inspiring and there is a lovely friendly atmosphere.”

“Mary is knowledgeable, and unfailingly enthusiastic and encouraging. A great course & it was fun to learn about different media and techniques.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

Need more information regarding our painting courses? You can call us on 0117 903 8844, email or visit us in person at Stoke Lodge. Office hours applies.

Stoke Lodge Adult Learning Centre
Shirehampton Road, Bristol, BS9 1BN
Phone Number: 0117 903 8844