High quality art courses and drawing classes for beginners to experienced artists and those of you yet to try

My art courses, drawing classes, and creative workshops are inspirational, wonderfully challenging, and definitely rewarding. 
You will find me in Manchester within easy access of the city centre.



Earlybird discounts | BOOK NOW for 2015

on selected courses – limited availability – book by end Dec.


The perfect course if you're a beginner or need to give your established drawing practice a shake up. title=Secrets of artisitc expression | 3 day course | Click >>

Secrets of artisitc expression | 3 day course | Click >>

The perfect course if you’re a beginner or need to give your established drawing practice a shake up.
Empower your creativity, develop confidence and learn to draw more freely, intuitively and expressively. title=Mystery of the human form | 3 day course | Click>>

Mystery of the human form | 3 day course | Click>>

Empower your creativity, develop confidence and learn to draw more freely, intuitively and expressively.
Fully taught life drawing course covering techniques to help you draw the figure naturalistically. title=Life drawing | 3 day course | Click >>

Life drawing | 3 day course | Click >>

Fully taught life drawing course covering techniques to help you draw the figure naturalistically.
A day of fun and collaboration working on individual, partner and group co-creations. title=A Bigger drawing | 1-day workshop | Click >>

A Bigger drawing | 1-day workshop | Click >>

A day of fun and collaboration working on individual, partner and group co-creations.
Thrive and develop your drawing and painting with experimental mark making while exploring line, form, colour, tone, shape, pattern and texture. title=Abstract art | 1-day workshop | Click >>

Abstract art | 1-day workshop | Click >>

Thrive and develop your drawing and painting with experimental mark making while exploring line, form, colour, tone, shape, pattern and texture.
Understanding what paints you're using is crucial to successful colour mixing . This course will introduce you to all the key elements of colour mixing. title=Colour Theory | 1-day workshop | Click >>

Colour Theory | 1-day workshop | Click >>

Understanding what paints you’re using is crucial to successful colour mixing . This course will introduce you to all the key elements of colour mixing.
Develop a deeper understanding of line, colour, texture and more.  These are the Art Elements that exist within all your art whether you prefer realistic or abstract art. title=The Art Elements | 6x Wednesday eve Course | Click >>

The Art Elements | 6x Wednesday eve Course | Click >>

Develop a deeper understanding of line, colour, texture and more. These are the Art Elements that exist within all your art whether you prefer realistic or abstract art.
A series of five 2-day Courses designed to support your ongoing development as an independent and confident artist.  The series of short courses offer different starting points to enable your creativity to flourish. title=Improve your Drawing | A series of 5 short Courses to choose from | Click >>

Improve your Drawing | A series of 5 short Courses to choose from | Click >>

A series of five 2-day Courses designed to support your ongoing development as an independent and confident artist. The series of short courses offer different starting points to enable your creativity to flourish.
  • My courses are suitable for everyone.  But why?

    Mixed ability classes are dynamic and offer increased learning opportunities.   
    Beginners are inspired by watching more experienced learners.
    Experienced learners build self confidence by sharing their knowledge and skills.

    Streamed classes can put a ‘glass ceiling’ on your learning and limit what you learn. 
    You want to learn skills and techniques specific to your interests?
    You learn in a way that suits you, at your own pace, in your own way.

    Streamed classes may limit your ability to make unexpected leaps in your knowledge and skills.
    Learning can be intuitive with leaps in understanding and ability happening all the time.  
    A lot of learning takes place when learners watch and share among themselves

    Conclusion
    Adult learners bring a life time of skills and experience.  This can’t be streamed.
    Streaming only works when a tutor knows the learners. I have not met most of you before so it is impossible for me to use the ‘streaming method’ of planning courses – even if I wanted to.

     This is why – We draw. We learn.  Have fun – together.

     

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Student Quote

“Loved it! you’ve shown me a different way to approach art and my creativity.  I feel as if you’ve opened up in me a new way of seeing things.”
Donna B | Secrets of artistic expression


Feature Course

The Creative Eye

with Heather Spears

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An opportunity not to be missed to learn from Heather Spears, author of the inspiring book “The Creative Eye” .

Dates: to be announced soon.
Details: Click >>


Student Quotes

“Completely refreshed my style of drawing, and attempting to put myself out of my comfort zone.”
Giovanni I  | Life drawing
“Challenging, fun, encouraging, exciting.”
Elaine L  | Life drawing


Weekly Art Group

Your regular weekly Art group

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Join the Open Studio

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to find out more details.
Starting Easter 2015


Student Quote

“Great, relaxed but focused approach, enjoyed the warm up activities… and they led easily into the main piece [mural].  Good space, nice sweets! plenty of tea…thanks.”
Clare P | A Bigger drawing


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