We're now Online! You can still take part in group classes from the safety of your home, using our 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 Drawing and Painting in Acrylics and Oils, Textile Art, as well as our Junior Academy sessions as usual. Scroll down to see our list of courses and workshops for April and May, 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 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

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


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Figure (Life) Drawing

Next course dates to be announced

 Did you know that drawing the human form is possibly the fastest way to make your work more accurate!  Course cost includes drawing materials and professional model fee: £90 for three 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..


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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. Materials are not included, we can advise on what you will need and keep stocks in the Workshop for students at reasonable prices.

Wednesday May 6th - Wednesday June 17th  ( No class Wednesday  May 27th as Half Term) 6 weeks £90  please wait to be advised if this course will go ahead in studio.


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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.


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Oil Painting

with Genevieve Loxton Friday morning 9.30am-12.00pm

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 £108 or with materials £138. Online interactive course using Zoom group video conferencing.


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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 April 20th - Monday May 18th 5 weeks £90. Interactive Online course using group video conferencing.

 Acrylics in the Evenings  Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm.

Tuesday April 21st- Tuesday May 19th £90. Interactive Online course using group video conferencing.


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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

Saturday May 23rd Collagraph 1.15pm-4.15pm 

Saturday June 13th Linocuts 1.15pm-4.15pm

Saturday July 11th Drypoint 1.15pm-4.15pm


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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 fun 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.

Monday After School Academy 4-5pm

Monday April 20th- Monday May 18th Five weeks £45  Group online classes  using interactive video conferencing.

Thursday After School Academy 4-5pm

Thursday April 23rd-Thursday May 21st Five weeks £45 Group online classes  using interactive video conferencing.

Saturday Morning Art Academy 9am-10am

Saturday April 25th-Saturday May 23rd Five weeks £45 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 to take home with the help of our team of tutors.  Fees £18 including all materials.

Due to Corona Virus our Easter Workshops are cancelled, but we are already planning future sessions for the Summer Holidays and would love to have everyone join us as usual in the studio then.


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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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