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Art Classes

Paint My Pooch (or any other Pet) - £35

This fun portrait session uses simple trace and transfer techniques to get a pic of your pet on to canvas then we’ll explore ways to paint in acrylic to create a personal pet portrait.

From flat colours for a modern graphic look to loose sketchy and just a little but scruffy ways to capture hairy pets, the aim is to have fun and get a bit of character on to canvas. This is a great all-levels class and beginners are very welcome.

An intro on how to use the paint and basic colour-mixing is included, and we supply all paints and canvases.

Please email the photo you’d like to paint from in advance so we can do a bit of prep for you.

Tea, coffee and chocolate included.

Dates:

Thursday 18th January 2024 7pm-9.30pm

 

Tutor:

Helen Stone

Please contact us to book your space!

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Mini Art Foundation - £105


Looking to learn to draw or ready to improve your art skills?
This 4 x session course covers the essentials from measuring in drawing to creating convincing tones and textures. We will work in different mediums, drawing and painting from life and culminating in a portrait session with a model.

It’s a great foundation that is designed to boost your art skills and build your confidence week by week.


WEEK 1: Drawing basics – Working in pencil and charcoal, we’ll be making a couple of different studies from life. Learn how to really look and how to measure to get accurate shapes and proportions.
WEEK 2: Texture and tone – How to make objects look 3-dimensional and a bit more solid, plus mark-making tips for describing different textures.
WEEK 3: Painting from life – We move into paint and colour, learning how to mix colours, balance tones and we’ll explore different ways to apply paint.
WEEK 4: Drawing or painting a portrait – Working from a life model, use the skills you’ve learned to create a convincing head and likeness.
Each session is 2.5hours and all materials are supplied. We work in small groups and beginners are very welcome.

Dates:

Starting Wednesday 21st February 10am-12.30pm 

x4 consecutive Wednesdays

Tutor:

Helen Stone

Please contact us to book your space!

Pastels Taster For Beginners - £35

Try out a new medium creating a landscape using soft pastels a wonderful way to easily add vibrant colours – follow along with creating a landscape with Louisa. 

 

Learn to use the basics of pastels, the shapes of pastels, different pressures, blending colours and adding textures.  Louisa will demonstrate the techniques and then follow along with trying out those techniques to create a landscape of a sunset on Ashdown Forest.

Louisa will offer suggestions to try other techniques to try out. such as using craft knife for dusting, and ideas for pastel paper and fixatives sprays.

All materials supplied.

Tea, coffee and chocolate included.

Dates:

dates coming soon!

 

Tutor:

Louisa

Please contact us to book your space!

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Facebook Review

'Had a wonderful relaxing evening at the Plant Life in Watercolour class today. I have not done any art since I was at school (many years ago) but that didn’t matter at all. Everyone made me feel very welcome and there was lots of encouragement and I learnt lots about watercolour painting. Will definitely be booking onto more classes. Highly recommend!' -Kerry

T&Cs

Full payment is required upon booking.

You may request to cancel your booking for a full refund, up to 72 hours before the date and time of the event. Cancellations between 25-72 hours before the event may be transferred to a different date/time of a workshop. Cancellation requests made within 24 hours of the event date/time may not receive a refund nor a transfer. When you book a space, you agree to these terms.

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