Evening Course List

These evening courses are designed for beginners, improvers, intermediate artists, as well as those with more experience looking for a refresher course..  They will inspire, give you practical skills to help you develop your drawing and painting and help you gain a deeper insight into the creative process, guiding you to becoming an independent and confident artist.

  • The Art Elements
    A Course over 6 evenings exploring and learning about the Art Elements of Line, Colour, Tone, Texture, Shape, Form and Pattern.  The course will enable you to learn in a supportive and creatively inspiring environment, deepening your understanding and  practical skills within each of the Art Elements.

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  • Essential Drawing Foundations
    A course over 6 evenings teaching you the core skills required to draw well and improve accuracy.  Learn essential drawing techniques that will enable you to reach a new clarity of artistic vision. Learn techniques to help you make drawings with renewed energy and liveliness, while questioning the nature of seeing and what it means to be a creative artist.
     Based on  Heather Spears book ‘The Creative Eye’.

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  • Short Workshops
    Discover what you can learn from Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso to help you revitalise your own drawings and paintings.  These 3 exciting short drawing + painting workshops with a contemporary twist, will help bring their legacy to life and enable you to learn from them, so you can make your own inventive, creative personalised drawings uncovering your own style along the way.

    Booking is per class, so you decide how many classes you wish to attend.

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What can I expect

Structured learning
Carefully structured teaching that will lead you step by step, giving you the confidence to try new things.  

Individual attention
Loads of individual 1:1 encouragement to explore, experiment and discover.

Inclusive + personalised learning
A teaching style that focuses on your individual needs and is fully accepting of your individuality.

Creativity and technical skills
Teaching that allows you to learn new technical skills and develop your creativity, and leave inspired to continue to develop your skills further at home.

Welcoming studio
The Gallery Studio is a warm, creative and friendly space offering a relaxed informal, yet focused, teaching style.

We teach the Arts: AWOL ICE is a group of tutors based at AWOL studios who are proud to embrace the independent spirit of a creative Manchester.