Begin to draw + paint: April 2022

“Good introduction to a variety of techniques – for novices a good way to get rid of fear.

Eileen W

I always enjoy teaching this popular course. Supporting students and having the opportunity to lay down solid foundations for students looking to develop and improve their creative skills is an honour and a privilege. I know students love the challenges and the rewards and sense of achievements they gain from immersing themselves in a weekend of technical drawing and exploring a variety of different materials – just perfect for the absolute-beginner. Read further to find out what the students thought of their experience.

Student comments

“Loved the charcoal and the watercolour painting. Really good introduction – friendly environment.”
Eileen W

“The course was a great experience. Brian is a great teacher always willing to help. I have learned a lot and definitely will be back. I had no experience and now feel I can create something on my own.”
Zuzanna K

“Excellent course! Learnt loads and Brian is incredibly friendly. really enjoyable weekend. Feel very motivated to continue using the skills I’ve learnt and have confidence I can continue to improve.”
Amy G

“Good step by step instruction in the basics of drawing and shading. [I have learned] how to use proportions and perspective will help shape my pictures so they look more realistic to fit on the page. I enjoyed working with paints, especially acrylics.”
Gioia M

“If you have never drawn or painted then this is a great introduction even if your end result are not perfect. Good overview of materials and the importance. It met my expectations and surpassed them in terms of acrylics and watercolours.”
Brian M

“Very good, very relaxed, great tutor in Brian. Flew by. [I have learnt] Lots! A really good base to start from. Would like acrylics to be longer, regardless a great course.”
Tim L

“Really helped me to understand where I was and helped me enjoy the process of getting where I want to be. Inspired to carry on. Exceeded expectations – got skills and a new attitude towards what I want to do at home and in terms of my pottery decoration aim.”
Amber N

“Thorough but accessible introduction to a range of drawing and painting techniques, good opportunity to try a lot of things under guidance. Trying lots of things like charcoals and acrylics being my favourite. Totally met my expectations (would have loved longer with acrylics).”
Natalie G

“Was a great two days, we learnt a real mix of things and time flew by! Really good for me as an absolute beginner – very enjoyable, thank you. I really enjoyed the 2nd day and colours. Thank you , had a really good time.”
Hanna W