All the essentials in a variety of media, graphite, charcoal, inks, colour pastels 


Tuesday  Drawing

Tuesdays are mixed ability groups ideal for beginners and improvers,  tuition covers a range of media and establishes sound principles of classic and contemporary technique

Tuesday September 11th Tuesday 23rd October 7 weeks £84 choose either 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm

Tuesday Nov 6 -Tuesday 18th December 7 weeks £84 chooses either 10am or 2pm class

Saturday Morning Drawing Group 10.30am-12.30pm ideal for any age from 13 upwards (mostly includes adults) this is the only pay as you go course we offer, at £14 per 2 hour class, but we recommend you attend most weeks to gain maximum benefit. If you book for the term there is a reduction per week.

Saturday September 15th - Saturday Oct 27th 7 weeks £84 or pay as you go £15 per two hour class

Saturday Nov 10th- Saturday Dec 21st 7 weeks £84 or pay as you go £15 per two hour class



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Figure (Life) Drawing

Next session to be scheduled depending on numbers so please get in touch to register your interest.

 Did you know that drawing the human form is possibly the fastest way to make your work more accurate! Figure Drawing workshops. Course cost includes drawing materials and professional model fee: £100 for four sessions. Suitable for beginners and the more advanced, this is a fully taught series. Places are limited so please contact us to book,  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Don't forget our courses make ideal gifts for anyone who'd love to learn but might hesitate to start a course. .


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with Kate Lowry Weds 10am-12pm for beginners to intermediate

Popular medium, learn to create vibrant paintings. Materials are not included, we can advise on what you will need and keep stocks in the Workshop for students at reasonable prices.

Wednesday October 10th - Weds  November 21st (No class october 31st half term) £84.


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Oil Painting

with Genevieve Loxton Friday morning 9.30am-12.00pm or afternoon 2pm-4.30pm

Learn all about this versatile medium, the favourite of professional painters

Friday September 14th - Fri  Oct 26th 7 weeks £105 or with materials £140

Friday Nov 9th- Friday Dec 20th  7 weeks £105 or with materials £140




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Experimental Acrylics

A fantastic exploration of this versatile paint medium. Suitable for beginners and the more experienced.  10am-12.30pm every Monday during term time.

Materials included if required by arrangement.

Monday September 10th- Monday 22nd October 7 weeks £105

Monday  Nov 5th -Monday 17th December 7 weeks £105


Experimental Acrylics  Full Day Workshops . 10am-4pm.  £80 including all materials. A chance to produce a series of works over the day with artist tutor Petra Couper. Ideal for beginners and the more experienced.

Saturday August 25th  10am-4pm

Thursday August 30th  10am-4pm


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Printmaking: Collagraph, Linocuts and Monoprint

 with  Artist tutor Jackie Shackson. Create beautiful images using artists quality materials, and come away with a series of handmade prints of your own design. £40 including materials and use of the press.  Selected Saturdays,  see dates below. Three hour workshops from 1.15pm-4.15pm. Suitable for beginners and Improvers. 

Collagraph printmaking is a versatile, sensitive pint form where you can transform your designs into beautiful handmade prints, built from an etched plate with collage additions to create incredible texture and tone.

Linocuts is the modern form of woodblock engraving, but forget that tough old lino from your schooldays! Try carving into artist's quality lino which is smooth and easy, and create powerful; images with high contrast.

New this Autumn: Monoprinting. the most painterly method among printmaking techniques, essentially a printed painting, and no two prints are alike. A sponaneous form of pintmaking combining drawing and painting media.

Autumn Winter  Printmaking Workshops 2018  on selected Saturdays at 1.15-4.15pm.

September 15th Collagraph 

October 6th Linocuts

October 27th NEW Monoprint

November 17th Christmas Collagraph special

December 8th Christmas  Linocuts special


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For Children

Art Academy is an hour of inspiring and fun fine art tuition with our team of qualified art teachers. Coose either Mondays 4-5pm, Thursdays 4-5pm or Saturdays 9am-10am. Reserve your places now for Academy classes with tutors Petra Couper and Nicole Smith. Learn exciting techiques, drawing, painting, 3D and Art History, and explore a whole range of media. Develop sketchbook skills. Your child can attend a trial session for just £10.

Monday After School Academy 4-5pm

Monday 10 September -Monday 17 December 14 weeks (excluding half term week which is devoted to lantern making workshops for the Rhiwbina Christmas Festival, do join us for those)


Thursday After School Academy 4-5pm

Thurs September 13th - Thursday December 20th. (no class half term week which is devoted to lantern making workshops for the Rhiwbina Christmas Festival, do join us for those). £140


Saturday Morning Art Academy 9am-10am

Saturday September 15th- Saturday Devember 22nd. (No class half term week which is devoted to Lantern making workshops for the Rhiwbina Festival. Do join us for those). £140


Half Term Lantern making

Tuesday 30th october

Weds 31st october

Thursday 1st November

Workshops at 10am-1pm for Large Lanterns or 10am-11am and 11.30-12.30pm for little lantern decorating

Join the fun! Willow Lantern Building Workshops are being held in preparation for the Rhiwbina Christmas Festival Lantern Parade. Be part of our popular half term family workshops and make a large willow and paper lantern to your own design with artist Hollie Roberts and team. Take part in one of the biggest and most magical lantern parades of the local festive season. Lantern Workshops will run Tuesday October 30th, Weds 31st or Thursday November 1st, 10am-1pm. Suitable for.small family groups (an adult is required in group) or adult groups or individuals, and anyone wanting to learn willow lantern techniques. £25 per large lantern built including all materials, safe LED lights, and storage of lantern if required. Limited spaces so please book early.

Also for small people aged 4-8: Little People Lantern Decorating workshops with Nicole Smith and team. An hour of creative fun, Tues, Weds and Thursday of half term, 30th, 31st October and 1st Nov, book either 10am-11am or 11.30am-12.30pm.   Held in In the Wendy House, Rhiwbina's Grade II listed landmark, a magical place for little people to create. Carry your beautiful paper lantern in the Rhiwbina Festival Parade on Saturday Nov 24th. Cost £10 including all materials and LED light. 

To book  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please say which lantern workshop you’d like: either Large Lanterns at 10am, or Little People Lantern Decorating, either 10am or 11.30pm. For enquiries call 07947 003111.

Please note (we get asked every year) these are not Chinese Flying lanterns with a naked flame, we don’t like those for environmental and safety reasons, these Lanterns are carried in the parade and only use safe LED lights. Lanterns are stored away and often reused year on year. Do join us to make this the best Lantern Parade yet! Not for profit, in support of Rhiwbina Village Events for the benefit of the local Community. Please support this wonderful annual celebration.

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Other individual workshops and courses available including, birthday parties, group workshops, life drawing, Introduction to Oils, and more. Please enquire for details.

www.theartworkshop.co.uk, tel 07561 507539 or 07947 003111, like us on Facebook for regular news, pictures and updates, twitter@theartworkshop2, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.