The 2-day weekend 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.  

  • 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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  • Mixed media: textures
    A course that teaches you 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.

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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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  • 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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  • Acrylic painting: introduction
    This course is designed to help beginners understand how to work with acrylic paints, as well as those with some experience of acrylic painting who wish to improve their skills further. 

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  • Watercolours: introduction
    This course offers beginners and improvers the opportunity to learn step by step everything they need to know about watercolour painting, soluble pencil crayons and pen + wash. 

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  • Cityscapes: urban sketching
    The course gives you the opportunity to develop your 2-point perspective while drawing local heritage buildings in historical Ancoats.  You will learn a variety of creative urban sketching techniques to transform your pencil sketches into works of art.

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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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  • Abstract Art
    Learn how to create stunning abstract images.  Learn about the  formal elements of line, form, colour, tone, shape, pattern and texture through play and experimentation, using a variety of materials and techniques.

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  • Experimental Drawing
    This course is about freeing your imagination through exploring the art of drawing in it’s purest form.  The course will encourage you to move beyond realism and representation by trusting your innate imagination, intuition and sense of play.  

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  • PAYG Creative Saturday
    Fun, sociable day learning and improving your drawing and painting.  Follow your own projects or take guidance from the experienced tutor. Free drawing and painting, and directed learning time. Suitable for 16+ and adults.

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  • 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.