Art Classes

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MINI ART FOUNDATION - £105

Looking to learn to draw or ready to improve your art skills?
This 4 x session evening 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.

Tea, coffee and chocolate included.

Dates:

Starting Thursday 13th October 7-9.30pm

x4 consecutive Thursdays FULLY BOOKED

Tutor:

Helen Stone

Please contact us to book your space!

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:

more dates coming soon!

Tutor:

Helen Stone Art

Please contact us to book your space!

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Portraits in Mixed Media -  £35 

From a quick sketches to more completed portrait, we’ll look at different media and approaches and how we can use these to capture a likeness. Try out charcoal, coloured pencil, watercolour and acrylic paints and get to grips with the basics including proportion, shading, mixing colours for skin tones and getting a likeness.
This is a fun and lively class that encourages you to try several different techniques.

 

All materials supplied including photos but feel free to bring your own too (please bring as a print out and on your phone).

Our small group classes are friendly and supportive and beginners are always welcome.

Tea, coffee and chocolate included.

Dates:

more dates coming soon

Tutor:

Helen Stone Art

Please contact us to book your space!

Introduction to Watercolours - £35

This beginner’s workshop is perfect for anyone who’d like to paint with watercolours but doesn’t know where to start. We’ll experiment with several techniques, creating loose landscapes that make the most of the flowing qualities of the paint as well as trying out more controlled methods to paint simple objects such as pieces of fruit from life.

Learn how to mix colours, build layers and discover some easy trouble-shooting techniques that will help you paint with confidence.

 

All materials supplied.

Tea, coffee and chocolate included.

Dates: 

More dates coming soon!

Tutor:

Helen Stone Art

Please contact us to book your space!

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Plant Life in Watercolour -  £35 

From delicate flowers to crinkly cabbages and gnarly bark, the plant world is full of fascinating patterns and textures. We’ll use a mix of water-soluble pencils and watercolour paints to mark out form and structure then aim to capture some of those brilliant textures using the natural flows and washes of watercolour.

This is a great next step from our Introduction to Watercolours workshop, but beginners are welcome.

 

All materials supplied.​

Our small group classes are friendly and supportive and beginners are always welcome.

Tea, coffee and chocolate included.

Dates:

More dates coming soon!

Tutor:

Helen Stone Art

Please contact us to book your space!

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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