We're now Online! The studios are staying closed for your safety while the Corona Virus restrictions continue, but you can still take part in group classes with our team of supportive, qualified tutors from the comfort of your home, using Zoom interactive video conferencing. It's very easy to use from a range of devices, at no additional cost to you. Chat to the group, share news and learn a range of fascinating art techniques. We're bringing you specially adapted weekly Drawing,  Painting in Acrylics, Oils and Watercolours, Textile Art, as well as our Junior Academy sessions as usual. Scroll down to see our list of courses and workshops, click any "book" button to contact us, or email direct This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Term Time Programme June July 2020



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


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 April 21st-Tuesday May 19th 5 weeks £70 10am-12pm Online course using Video Conferencing 10am-12pm

Tuesday June 2nd-Tuesday July 14th 7 weeks £98 Online course using Video Conferencing 10am-12pm


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 £15 per 2 hour class, but there is a minimum attendance of three weeks, and we recommend you attend most weeks to gain maximum benefit.

Saturday April 25th - Saturday May 23rd 5 weeks £70 or pay as you go £15 per class Online Course using Video Conferencing. 10.30am-12.30pm

Saturday June 11th-Tuesday July 18th 7 weeks £98  or £15 pay as you go. Online course using Video Conferencing 10am-12pm


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

Such a popular medium, learn to create vibrant paintings full of light with Kate Lowry, artist and former head conservator at the National Museum and Gallery Cardiff. We can advise on what materials you will need and keep stocks in the Workshop for students at reasonable prices, which we can mail to you or deliver. 

Wednesday August 12th- Wednesday September 23rd (No class Sep 3rd, Bank Holiday week) 6 weeks £90 online course via Zoom


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Textile Art 

 With Karen O'Shea. This course allows you to experiment with fabrics and a mix of media to create inspired art and textile pieces. Through stitch, painting, drawing, dyeing, embroidery and more immerse yourself in the fascinating creative world of Textile Art. Join a supportive and friendly group of beginners and enthusiasts who are happy to share their knowledge, guided by expert textile tutor Karen O'Shea.

Thursday April 24th - Thursday May  20th 6 weeks 9.45am-12.45pm Fees £90  Online course using video conferencing.

Thursday June 4th-Thurday July 16th 7 weeks £126  Online course using Video Conferencing 9.45am-12.45pm


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Oil Painting

with Genevieve Loxton Friday morning 10am-12.30pm

Learn all about this versatile medium, the favourite of professional painters.  This course takes you through a structured approach to handling materials, becoming expressive with paint  and understanding colour theory. Includes relevant art history and appreciation.

Friday April 24th- Friday May 22nd 6 weeks £90. Online interactive course using Zoom group video conferencing.

Friday  June 5th - Friday July 17th 7 weeks £126  Online course using Video Conferencing 10am-12pm


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Experimental Acrylics

With Petra Couper A creative exploration of this versatile paint medium incorporating contemporary techniques. Suitable for beginners and the more experienced.  10am-12.30pm every Monday during term time.

Monday June 1stMonday July 13th  7 weeks £126  Online course using Video Conferencing 10am-12,30pm

 Acrylics in the Evenings  Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm.

Tuesday June 2nd-Tuesday July 14th 7 weeks £126 Online course using Video Conferencing 6.30pm-8.30pm


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Printmaking: Collagraph, Linocuts, Drypoint 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. £45 including materials and use of the press.  Selected weekends,  see dates below. Three hour workshops for beginners and improvers. 

Collagraph printmaking is a versatile, sensitive art 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.

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

Drypoint  learn the engravers skills in this wonderful form of etching to produce accurate detail and expressive marks.

Printmaking Workshops  on selected weekends Cost £45  including all materials. These courses can only be held in studio, please wait to be advised if they will go ahead during the Corona Virus restrictions.

Saturday July 11th Drypoint 1.15pm-4.15pmpostponed

Printmaking will resume in studio in the Autumn, dates to be confirmed


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For Children

Junior Art Academy is an hour of inspiring and fun ONLINE fine art tuition with our team of qualified art teachers. Join these group classes with Petra Couper and Imogen Lee from the safety of home using video conferencing.

Choose either Mondays 4-5pm, Thursdays 4-5pm or Saturdays 9am-10am. Reserve your places to earn exciting techiques, drawing, painting, 3D, textile art and Art History, and explore a whole range of media. Develop sketchbook skills. Just £9 per class during the Corona Virus restrictions. (£11 per class when in studio)

Monday After School Academy 4-5pm

Monday June 1st- Monday July 13th  Seven weeks £63 (£9 per week payable termly)  Group online classes  using interactive video conferencing.

 Thursday After School Academy 4-5pm

Thursday June 4th- Thursday July 16th Seven weeks £63 (£9 per week payable termly)  Group online classes  using interactive video conferencing.

Saturday Morning Art Academy 9am-10am

Saturday June 6th - Saturday July 18th  Seven weeks £63 (£9 per week payable termly)  Group online classes  using interactive video conferencing.

Art for the Holidays 
During Half terms and holidays the Art Workshop runs Creative Kids sessions for children between the ages of 7 and 13. These are open to all daily and are fun well structured workshops where children learn through drawing games and creativity exercises as well as completing  finished pieces in a range of media. They  are able to experiment with materials and produce a portfolio of work with the help of our team of tutors. 

This Summer Holiday  join Hollie Roberts via Zoom in our popular Creative Kids Holiday Workshops. You can join Hollie at Home at 10am-11.30am on Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th July, and Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th August. Fees £12 per session. Now you can enjoy all the fun of our Creative Kids classes from the safety of home. Great content, well thought out activities and lots of inventive fun. You can book any dates as all sessions are individual.  Booking required.



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Other individual workshops and courses available including, birthday parties, group workshops,  Introductions to various media, and more. Please enquire for details. We can arrange bespoke workshops on request for groups.

Don't forget our courses make ideal gifts for anyone who'd love to learn but might hesitate to start a course. Gift Certificates available to any amount of your choosing which can be redeemed against courses or materials.

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