Type
25 courses
Painting & Drawing

Abstract Painting - All Levels

The course is project based using a termly theme that taps into different aspects of the abstract
painting language/ideas. Previous courses have covered themes such as Picture Space, Colour,
and Chance.
The sessions will therefore be structured so that students can build their own project on that
theme. Students will be encouraged to develop their own approach and experiment with painting.
We will also look at many of the criteria and debates that surround the subject of abstract
painting.
During the course we will cover a broad range of individual...

15/04/2024 - Mon (14:00-17:00) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £327 - C02305-232403

Art and Design for Wellbeing - Introduction (Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton)

This course is designed to provide you with creative freedom as to how you wish to express yourself with creative media, with outlines in place to guide you through the creative journey & its variable creative outcomes.

17/04/2024 - Wed (10:30-13:00) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £138 - C02796-232405
05/06/2024 - Wed (10:30-13:00) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £138 - C02796-232406

Creative Collage

On this short course you will start to explore how adaptable Collage can be as a medium and how many other media can be included in its creation - such as, painting, printing and drawing too.
During this 5 Week course, you will learn about ways to combine a variety of Mixed Media with Collage techniques, stretching the idea of what collage can do - seeing what is possible. You will be encouraged to create imagery inspired by provided themes and your own themes too.
You will explore using found images, drawing, painting, printed imagery and hand painted papers . You will be...

24/02/2024 - Sat (10:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 5 weeks - £138 - C00903-232402
08/06/2024 - Sat (10:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 5 weeks - £138 - C00903-232403

Creative Watercolour (Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton)

Everyday Creative Watercolour
Explore the beautiful possibilities of watercolour through experimentation and guided exercises.
Improve your paint handling abilities, explore different techniques, and discover new ways of applying watercolour, and mixed media.

23/02/2024 - Fri (10:30-13:00) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 5 weeks - £120 - C02831-232404
19/04/2024 - Fri (10:30-13:00) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £138 - C02831-232405
07/06/2024 - Fri (10:30-13:00) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £138 - C02831-232406

Drawing from Scratch

The course will give you a general introduction to drawing. The emphasis will be on observational drawing and you will be taught how to observe and record line and tone using a range of materials. You will also be introduced to different mark-making techniques and elements of composition as well as exploring creative ways of using materials and techniques.

18/04/2024 - Thu (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £327 - C00142-232403

Drawing from Scratch - Beginners Guide

This short course is ideal if you are a complete beginner and would like to try drawing in a supportive environment. It will give you a general introduction to drawing and wou will be taught how to observe and record line and tone using a range of materials. You will also be introduced to different mark-making techniques and elements of composition.

20/02/2024 - Tue (15:00-17:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 6 weeks - £138 - C01646-232404
16/04/2024 - Tue (15:00-17:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 6 weeks - £138 - C01646-232405
04/06/2024 - Tue (15:00-17:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 6 weeks - £138 - C01646-232406

Figurative Painting

The course will target acrylic painting initially, but there is scope for some work with oil. The
subjects will vary as well as approaches. Key to this will be reference to colour and mark-
making/application alongside composition with contextual reference/guidance.
Ultimately, the aim is to work from the figure with various considerations /constraints/challenges
each week to develop and build on your painting strengths.
Once the key objectives are clear for each session, you can expect one to one support/mentoring
to help provide options and direction...

20/04/2024 - Sat (13:30-16:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £374 - C02918-232403

Life Drawing - All Levels

You will learn a range of beginners to advanced drawing techniques to use in life drawing, including line drawing, tonal studies, perspective and looking at anatomy. You will find out about different historical, global and contemporary approaches to figure drawing.
You will become familiar with the construct of a traditional life drawing studio and gain confidence in this environment.
You will learn how to use a range of materials to draw the figures from charcoal, to pencils and ink.

If you are a returning learner you will:

Have access to continuing drawing...

23/02/2024 - Fri (09:30-12:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 5 weeks - £159 - C00898-232412
24/02/2024 - Sat (10:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 5 weeks - £155 - C00898-232422
16/04/2024 - Tue (10:00-13:00) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £186 - C00898-232413
18/04/2024 - Thu (18:00-21:00) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £186 - C00898-232414
19/04/2024 - Fri (09:30-12:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 6 weeks - £186 - C00898-232415
20/04/2024 - Sat (10:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 6 weeks - £186 - C00898-232423
04/06/2024 - Tue (10:00-13:00) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £186 - C00898-232416
07/06/2024 - Fri (09:30-12:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 6 weeks - £186 - C00898-232418
08/06/2024 - Sat (10:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 6 weeks - £186 - C00898-232424

Life Drawing and Painting Masterclass with Francis Bowyer

This class is designed for students who have experience in the practice of drawing and painting from life and who want to push their skills a little further. The course is structured to cover a full range of approaches to life drawing and painting. It is designed to broaden the students approach to the way the figure is perceived with an appreciation of tone, form and colour, relating to the figure and its background.

The tutor Francis Bowyer is a Past President and Member of the Royal Watercolour Society and Member of the New English Art Club. He is an award winning artist and his...

18/04/2024 - Thu (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £559 - C00457-232403

Oil Painting - Beginners

This is a course for those who are complete beginners to painting, or new to oil painting but with
experience in other painting mediums. You may be a complete novice, or someone who wishes to
return to oil painting to develop the essentials skills and knowledge further before pursuing their
own independent painting projects.
This course will explain how to use various painting mediums, brushes and palette knives. You will
learn about basic colour mixing - expanding and building onto this as the course develops. You will
be taught about colour theory (...

17/04/2024 - Wed (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £342 - C01001-232403

Painting and Drawing

This structured course aims to give you a basic knowledge of the language of painting and drawing through composed exercises.
Themes vary a little each term so you can practice, improve and develop your skills whilst investigating new subjects. Subjects include mostly still life, some portraiture and some landscape (Summer term, weather permitting). See more below.
You will practice drawing from observation - learning ?how to look? using simple measuring techniques aimed at developing your confidence, then applying these skills in your own individual interests and creativity....

17/04/2024 - Wed (13:30-16:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £351 - C00154-232407
17/04/2024 - Wed (09:30-12:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £351 - C00154-232408
19/04/2024 - Fri (09:30-12:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £351 - C00154-232409

Painting and Drawing at OSO Arts Centre Barnes

The course aims to encourage you to explore ways of drawing and painting with joy and confidence, while acquiring expertise. Various techniques and approaches will be looked at in detail and suitable exercises will be offered. The course will benefit students with some previous experience who wish to practise and develop their skills in a friendly and supportive environment.

22/04/2024 - Mon (12:30-15:00) - 11 weeks - £262 - C01140-232403

Painting and Drawing from Scratch

This course is for absolute beginners or those with little experience in drawing and painting. It is aimed at giving you an introductory grounding in drawing and painting and providing the tools and techniques for you to continue practising independently or within one of our more advanced courses.

15/04/2024 - Mon (09:30-12:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £332 - C00291-232407
17/04/2024 - Wed (18:00-20:30) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £143 - C00291-232408
05/06/2024 - Wed (18:00-20:30) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £143 - C00291-232409

Painting and Drawing Projects

Show the world through your eyes and develop a depth to your paintings that will captivate your audience. Encounter different approaches to paintings while developing your technical skills and abilities with your chosen media and extending your responses to your chosen subject matter. Come with an open and enquiring approach, along with a desire to develop your own practice further.

16/04/2024 - Tue (10:00-16:00) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £545 - C01556-232403

Painting Masterclass Techniques, Materials and Methods with Jutta Gloeckner

This masterclass does not mean you have to be a ?master painter?! This class is for those who wish to learn to paint with style and confidence. There is always something new to learn and experience even if you are a pro.

Discover the versatility of oil, water based and mixed media painting techniques that are available to help you explore the magic of painting approaches more fully. During this course you will explore painting techniques through a series of weekly challenges in the first half of the term as well as project work for the second part of the term, developing painting...

15/04/2024 - Mon (09:30-13:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £576 - C01992-232403

Palettes of the Past, Present and Future

This course is aimed at people with an interest in art history, who wish to gain a better understanding combining the theoretical with the practical by painting themselves.

The course will provide an eclectic journey through art history, painters? palettes and practical explorations of painting with an emphasis on seeing and mixing colour. It aims to bring art history closer in a lively manner by painting in the style of a painter or art movement using their different approaches and colour schemes.

18/04/2024 - Thu (10:00-12:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £275 - C02498-232403

Portraiture - Beginners and Improvers

This course will give you a general introduction to portraiture. The emphasis will be on developing observational skills through drawing and/or painting from the model.

15/04/2024 - Mon (13:00-16:00) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 11 weeks - £344 - C01426-232403

Portraiture - Intermediate

This painting course is for students with some experience of observational drawing who would like to paint portraits. Working from models, both male and female, you will hone your drawing skills and use them to develop your portrait painting techniques.You will learn how to enlarge and transfer your drawings onto canvas; using oil paint, you will learn about colour, what colours to use, and how to arrange them on your palette; you will learn how to intermix colours and how to apply them to the canvas. By the end of term you will have begun to develop sound and practical painting and...

18/04/2024 - Thu (14:00-17:00) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £375 - C00160-232403

Portraiture and Life Drawing - Introduction (Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton)

This course is for total beginners to Portraiture. Any previous drawing or painting experience will be beneficial but are not essential. The emphasis will be on developing observational skills through drawing and/or painting from the model

16/04/2024 - Tue (13:30-16:30) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £192 - C02899-232405
04/06/2024 - Tue (13:30-16:30) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £192 - C02899-232406

Portraiture Painting - Absolute Beginners

This course is for total beginners to Portraiture. Any previous drawing or painting experience will be beneficial but are not essential. The emphasis will be on developing observational skills through drawing and/or painting from the model.

16/04/2024 - Tue (09:30-12:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £371 - C02248-232403

Seeing through Painting and Drawing

The course aims to provide a wide range of drawing and painting approaches for novices and intermediates alike. The sessions will aide you to build up drawing and painting expertise in a friendly and supportive environment. The overall aim is to guide you to “see” within the context of drawing and painting, which is different to our daily customary perception, which is deeply engrained in us since childhood. Exercising this different way of seeing will eventually give you the skill and confidence to master whatever you wish to draw and paint.

16/04/2024 - Tue (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £334 - C02077-232403

Urban and Rural Landscape Painting for Beginners

The course aims to provide a wide range of drawing and painting approaches towards landscapes for novices, intermediates and experts alike.
Painting a landscape setting, whether is rural, suburban or urban is a very rich experience enabling you to understand your surroundings better and building a deeper connection with your environment. It also improves your drawing skills very quickly.

We will work at local urban sites and landscapes around Richmond and London, if the weather allows. Thereby you will explore your environment through making location drawings and colour...

18/04/2024 - Thu (14:30-17:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £329 - C01960-232403

Watercolour, Acrylic and Inks

This course will enable you to experiment with a variety of water-based mediums, exploring different approaches to both drawing and painting. Subjects and styles will be investigated to stimulate your ideas as well as discussions on artists whose work may relate to particular projects. You will be encouraged to develop a personal approach to making art that is both creative, informed and imaginative.

18/04/2024 - Thu (10:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £327 - C00145-232403

Watercolours and Drawing from Scratch

A course suited to the complete beginner in watercolour painting, introducing the basic techniques required in order to gain some confidence and mastery of the medium

15/04/2024 - Mon (13:30-16:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £327 - C00290-232403

Watercolours Beginners and Intermediate

This course will guide you through a series of practical watercolour techniques and exercises to give you a good grounding in this versatile medium.

15/04/2024 - Mon (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £329 - C01759-232403