All Courses

A complete list of all of our courses.

The Figure in Movement

Course Dates: 2nd March 2018 (Friday)

A clothed model, in costume, will be the inspiration for this session - the movement and fall of cloth, pleats and twists, the way fabrics can follow the form, accentuate, or exaggerate, the way the figure can be veiled, or revealed as the model moves. How can a drawing capture these sensations, the equivalent marks, the touch, the caress of charcoal, the sweep of the hand moving across the paper..



Event Date 02-Mar-2018 9:30 am
Event End Date 02-Mar-2018 4:30 am
Capacity 12
Available places 0
Individual Price £75.00
Tutor Katie Sollohub
Breathing Life into Paint - (NEW)

 Course dates: March 12th - 15th 2018 (Monday - Thursday)

Exploratory drawings have direct energy and freshness. Finding ways of getting that equivalent quality into paint can seem elusive. This course gives you four, full studio days of painting from drawings that you will bring with you. Two weeks before this course you will be emailed with some homework. Simon will ask you to do a 10 minute drawing a day from a view through a window in your home. Different approaches to making the drawings will be suggested, to give you challenges and to make sure that you come on the first day of the course armed with exciting and inspiring studies. During the course Simon will show you through demonstration and instruction how to use the drawings that you bring. You will layer the paint and marks to create vital and beautiful paintings. By the end of four days you will have gained a greater understanding of the process of developing paintings from drawings. 

Event Date 12-Mar-2018 9:30 am
Event End Date 15-Mar-2018 4:30 pm
Capacity 13
Available places 0
Individual Price £300.00
Tutor Simon Carter
Acrylics - The power of mediums (NEW)

Course dates: March 21st 2018 (Wednesday)

Acrylic paint has come on a long way in the last 30 years, the reason for this is the introduction of mediums that have given the paint increased flexibility and transparency. The possibility of these different mediums has transformed how we think about acrylic and gives you more flexibility than oils. Paint can be poured, applied in layers, skins, textures and even moulded. The tester day will give you an introduction to some of these techniques and demonstrate the amazing prospects available.

Event Date 21-Mar-2018 9:30 am
Event End Date 21-Mar-2018 4:30 pm
Capacity 12
Available places 1
Individual Price £75.00
Tutor Julian Brown
£75.00 1
Floribunda - Spring

 Course dates: April 10th - 13th 2018 (Tuesday - Friday)

Spring is such a joy. Long awaited, hellebores, daffodils, snow drops, catkins, camellias, magnolias, tulips, ferns, blue bells, delicate new leaves on trees all quietly and delicately unfurling to give the landscape and garden punctuations of colour. With the promise of longer days and warmth; nature is waking up and regenerating. It is a magic time of year that moves all too fast. The planning and preparing for this course will take 12 months of nurturing, planting and growing to create an abundant arrangement of Spring flowers to inspire you to create fantastic paintings to capture all of this energy and joy. You will have 4 days of painting in the studio exploring ways of courageously handling luscious paint to create paintings that go beyond safe, traditional flower paintings. The subject is full of colour, texture and sculptural form......a gift for painting. It will be a packed four days with demonstrations, exercises and finished paintings to take away with you.

Event Date 10-Apr-2018 9:30 am
Event End Date 13-Apr-2018 4:30 pm
Capacity 12
Available places 0
Individual Price £360.00
Tutor Emily Ball
Simply Still Life

Course dates: April 16th - 18th 2018 (Monday - Wednesday)

Suitable for all levels, including beginners. On this course students will make a series of drawings and paintings from still life set-ups, paying special attention to fabrics and objects with sumptuous colour, pattern, and texture. Using different drawing approaches to get to know the subject, the same processes can then be applied to paint, making clear connections between drawing and painting. You will start at least 2 paintings, and over the 2 days have time to work on them both to some kind of resolution.

Inspired by the recent Goya exhibition and the way he painted fabrics, as well as the still lives of Morandi, Matisse, Soutine, Braque, Tricia Gillman


Event Date 16-Apr-2018 9:30 am
Event End Date 18-Apr-2018 4:30 pm
Capacity 12
Available places 0
Individual Price £225.00
Tutor Katie Sollohub