Begin to draw + paint: Jan 2020

I loved drawing as a teenager and this will encourage me and has given me the confidence to start again.”

Jo W

2020 got off to a flying start with the Begin to draw and paint course. It was great to have a full studio of students eager to learn, discover, develop skills, and seek inspiration to further improve their drawing and painting. Nourah summed up this attitude by saying how much she “really enjoyed experimenting with different materials and drawing/painting techniques”. Read further to find out what the other students thought of the course.

Student testimonials

“Learnt a lot of interesting techniques – how to draw more accurately and with different perspectives, painting + shading techniques.” My course highlight was that I “enjoyed all parts”.
Sally H

“Really good overview. Well taught. Good interaction and feedback throughout. Solid foundational techniques and appreciation of different mediums and materials.”
Chris P

“Enjoyable introduction to different styles and techniques.” My course highlight was “all of it! But watercolour was fun – a bit different.”
Duncan W

“I learned how to shade, use acrylic, and water colour paints. I was hesitant to experiment with them before but after the course I’ll do more”.
Nourah A

“Really good intro to drawing and different media. Learning to draw was hard but useful, charcoal and watercolours was really fun.”
Peter N

“Well paced, Brian has a great knowledge and informative. Great way to get an insight into different materials and techniques. I loved drawing as a teenager and this will encourage me and has given me the confidence to start again.”
Jo W

“Fun and informative. Want to learn more.” I have learnt “that I can draw. Might need practice and technique but a good start!”
Val M

“It is an enjoyable but really content-heavy introduction for anyone who wants to learn about the basics of drawing and painting. I have learnt so much from how to compose pictures to the different ways to hold a water colour brush – and everything in between.”
Susannah H

“Friendly, supportive, educational.”
Gill B

“I really enjoyed the experience. The structure of the course was very clear. Great balance between theory and practice. I would definitely recommend. It was great”
Wilson F