Mid-week Course List

The mid-week courses are designed for beginners, improvers, intermediate artists, as well as those with more experience looking for a refresher course.  These courses will support your ongoing development as an independent and confident artist, teaching you new techniques to help develop your artistic skills and creativity.  

  • Creative drawing: introduction
    Building on what you already know about drawing and painting, you will learn further skills in 4 key areas that are essential to improving your drawing, painting and creativity.

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  • Begin to draw + paint
    A course for absolute-beginners that gives you a solid foundation for all your drawing and painting. Find out what equipment you need and what you don’t, with step by step instruction on how to use them properly.

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  • Contemporary still life
    The course helps you explore ways of creating the pictures you want. Working from still life objects you will be encouraged to rigorously re-imagine and re-interpret the display in creative and personal ways.

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  • Creative Sketchbooks
    The course teachers you how to collect ideas, experiment with techniques and develop your vision. Travel a creative journey to make a creative artists sketchbook full of new and exciting possibilities.

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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.