Beginners Courses List

These ‘structured learning’ beginners courses are designed to inspire and give you practical skills to help you take your first steps in learning to draw and paint.  They will help you develop a strong set of foundation skills – but – they are not just for beginners! These courses will also benefit anyone who has been away from art for a long time and needs to re-establish their skills.  Begin your creative journey towards becoming an independent and confident artist today.

Begin to draw + paint

Banish your worries or confusion and learn to enjoy your drawing and painting.
Learn how to start drawing and painting with step by step demonstrations (perspective, shading, measuring proportions), practical exercises, and insightful tips and tricks to help you avoid common mistakes.  Try-out lots of different drawing and painting materials with clear instructions in how to use them correctly.  

Begin Life drawing

This is a stand alone class for beginners and improvers.  You decide how many classes you need to attend. This class, on the 2nd Tuesday each month, is fully taught with lots of demonstrations and 1:1 tuition aimed at meeting your specific needs.  This class is the perfect opportunity to learn if you have never had life drawing tuition or need a quick recap of life drawing fundamentals. 

Search for the Begin Life drawing – tutored class.  It is part of the Creative Life drawing Manchester group on the website who also offer peer-led life drawing sessions for when you are feeling more confident.

Beginners guide to mixed media

The Beginner’s guide to Mixed media 2-day course covers a wide variety of techniques to build up tactile, textured relief surfaces and visual textures.  You will leave with a wealth of ideas that will give your paintings a new dimension and depth, along with developing your creativity and artistic self confidence.


  • High quality teaching to nurture your creative spirit, actively encouraging you to find and develop your own artistic voice.
  • Your learning and artistic self-confidence lies at the heart of every art course I have planned.
  • Art courses and drawing classes designed around your needs as a developing artist.
  • Skills and techniques that provide the springboard to your future artistic independence can be learnt on all my drawing classes.
  • All ability levels are welcome on all my art courses and drawing classes.  My teaching suits all ability levels.