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Monday

Watercolour Painting

Tutor: Cathy Burkinshaw

Monday: 10 - 12.30pm 

15th April – 8th July

NEW AUTUMN TERM: 23rd September - 2nd December

Half term: 28th October

A chance to explore watercolour in a relaxed and creative environment. We will take a broad approach to this sensitive and vibrant medium. Along with more traditional techniques, you will be encouraged to develop your own intuitive direction. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.  This course will provide a practical understanding of the various ways watercolour can be used. The class will include exercises to explore different techniques, how to mix colour and apply paint, use of other water-soluble materials, eg, ink, pen and wash, gouache as well as analysing the methods and approaches of other watercolour artists.  Students will need to bring their own materials. Some will be available to get started and advice can be given.   £265​ for 10 week termFor further information please email: info@artstables.co.uk  

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Experimental Life Drawing                        

Tutor:  Joe Barrow                                           

Monday mornings: 10.00am - 12.30pm

SUMMER 5 week course: June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 1st July 

NEW AUTUMN 5 week course: 23rd September - 21st October

Throw away your pencils, it's time to try something new.  This course looks at approaching life drawing in a fun, new way. Every week we will be drawing from the model over a variety of poses and timings using different techniques and materials. The aim of this course is to enable you to discover a new form of artistic expression. Whether you have never tried drawing from a model, or have many years experience, this course will open your mind to new possibilities when drawing the figure. Large scale or small? Charcoal or biro? Masking tape or an eraser - we will be trying them all. £150 for 5 weeks. For further information please email: info@artstables.co.uk Click here to book a class now

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Getting Started with Oil Painting      

Tutor:  Joe Barrow                                               

Monday afternoons: 1.30pm – 4.00pm

8th April – 8th July

NEW AUTUMN TERM: 23rd September - 2nd December

Half term: 28th October

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In this 10-week course tutor Joe will show you the basics of painting portraits using oil paints. Arranged into 5 two-week modules, you will look at examples from art history and explore different techniques and colour palettes (both modern and traditional) allowing you to decide which approach works best for you in this versatile medium. Starting the course working in monochrome from photo reference you will progress to working in full colour from a live model.  At the end of the course, you will have the basic techniques required to paint portraits in oils, techniques that you can easily carry forward and apply to other genres of painting.  £285 for 10 weeks. 

For further information please email: info@artstables.co.uk 

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Experimental Painting & Print Making Afternoon      

Tutor:  Sue McQueen

Monday afternoons: 2.00pm - 4.30pm                                            

8th April-8th July 

NEW AUTUMN TERM: 23rd September - 2nd December

Half term: 28th October

This course is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced.  You will learn how to experiment with materials and, using your own personal themes, you will learn to use a sketchbook and to explore and expand your approach to painting. Through brief exercises and demonstrations, you will explore some of the basics of painting and printmaking (without a press) including composition, colour mixing and applying paint. You will also learn about other artist’s work and have the opportunity to discuss your own work in a supportive and friendly environment. This course is a great way to learn and develop new skills as well as refreshing your knowledge of the basics.

£265 for 10 weeks.  For further information please email: info@artstables.co.uk      

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Experimental Painting & Print Making Evening     

Tutor:  Sue McQueen

Monday evenings: 6:30pm - 9.00pm                                            

5 week block: June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 1st July 

AUTUMN 5 WEEK BLOCK: 23rd September - 21st October

This course is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced.  You will learn how to experiment with materials and, using your own personal themes, you will learn to use a sketchbook and to explore and expand your approach to painting. Through brief exercises and demonstrations, you will explore some of the basics of painting and printmaking (without a press) including composition, colour mixing and applying paint. You will also learn about other artist’s work and have the opportunity to discuss your own work in a supportive and friendly environment. This course is a great way to learn and develop new skills as well as refreshing your knowledge of the basics.

£140 for 5 weeks.  For further information please email:  info@artstables.co.uk      

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Evening Life Drawing                                                      

Tutor:  Joe Barrow                                               

Monday Evenings: 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Summer term: 15th April – 15th July

NEW AUTUMN TERM: 23rd September - 2nd December

Half term: 28th October

​Each week a different model will present a variety of poses which allows students to progress from quick warm up exercises to a longer 45 minute pose, ideal for those who want to produce a more detailed study or a quick painting.  This class is suitable for students of all abilities, with encouragement and drawing tips from tutor Joe who encourages students to find their own methods to interpret the human form.  

£285 for 10 weeks. For further information please email: info@artstables.co.uk  

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Tuesday

Painting for the More Experienced Artist

Teacher: Barbara Jackson

Tuesday morning:  9.30am - 12.30pm

Summer term 16th April – 2nd July (extra make up session on 9th July)

NEW AUTUMN TERM: 24th September - 3rd December

Half term: 29th October

​This class is for students with experience in painting. The aim is that members will contribute to group critiques in a constructive and analytical manner to further progress and artistic sensibilities. The tutor will offer themes for each term but it is hoped and expected that the students will suggest techniques and projects they should like to explore. A democratic outcome for each term will be settled upon. Any medium may be employed but specific workshops e.g. pastel, water colour etc can be offered if desired.  ​£280 per 10 week term. For further information please email info@artstables.co.uk

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Experienced Artistry

Drawing and Painting 4 All              

Tutor:  Sally Jo Caddy

Tuesday morning 10 am - 12:30 pm 

Summer term: 16th April – 2nd July

NEW AUTUMN TERM: 24th September - 3rd December

Half term: 29th October

​This is a mixed ability drawing and painting class suitable for all levels and abilities.  There is a relaxed and sociable atmosphere with art activities and instruction provided by the tutor or students can bring their own projects to work on.   £265​ for a 10 week term.      For further information please email: info@artstables.co.uk   

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Drawing and Painting 4 All            

Tutor:  Sally Jo Caddy

Tuesday afternoon 1.30 - 4 pm

NEW SUMMER TERM:   16th April – 2nd July

Half term: 28th May

11th June Site Closes at 4pm – Class to be held at 13:15 – 15:45.

NEW AUTUMN TERM: 24th September - 3rd December

Half term: 29th October

This is a mixed ability drawing and painting class suitable for all levels and abilities. There is a relaxed and sociable atmosphere with art activities and instruction provided by the tutor or students can bring their own projects to work on. £265 for a 10 week term.   For further information please email: info@artstables.co.uk 

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Clay Sculpture Modelling                                         

Tutor:  David Waller

Tuesday afternoon:  2 - 5 pm

Summer term: 16th April – 9th July

NO CLASS 11th June due to site closure

NEW AUTUMN TERM: 24th September - 3rd December

Half term: 29th October

This course provides expert tuition in building and modelling with clay and is suitable for beginners, improvers and advanced levels. Sculptures inspired from life and occasionally portraiture as well more as abstract and personal projects can be covered through-out this course. There is a life model in every class. £325 per 10 week term. This price includes the firing of one sculpture in the kiln.  For further information please email: info@artstables.co.uk 

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Clay Sculpture Modelling                                                      

Tutor:  David Waller

Tuesday evening:  6.30pm  - 9.30pm

Summer term: 16th April – 9th July

NO CLASS 11th June due to site closure

NEW AUTUMN TERM: 24th September - 3rd December

Half term: 29th October

This course provides expert tuition in building and modelling with clay and is suitable for beginners, improvers and advanced levels. Sculptures inspired from life and occasionally portraiture as well more as abstract and personal projects can be covered through-out this course. There is a life model in every class. £325 per 10 week term. This price includes the firing of one sculpture in the kiln.  For further information please email: info@artstables.co.uk 

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Wednesday

Watercolour Painting                              

Tutor: Cathy Burkinshaw

Wednesday morning: 10 - 12.30pm 

Summer term: 17th April – 10th July

NO CLASS  12th June due to site closure

NEW AUTUMN TERM DATES: 25th September - 4th December

Half term: 30th October

A chance to explore watercolour in a relaxed and creative environment. We will take a broad approach to this sensitive and vibrant medium. Along with more traditional techniques, you will be encouraged to develop your own intuitive direction. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.  This course will provide a practical understanding of the various ways watercolour can be used. The class will include exercises to explore different techniques, how to mix colour and apply paint, use of other water-soluble materials, eg, ink, pen and wash, gouache as well as analysing the methods and approaches of other watercolour artists.  Students will need to bring their own materials. Some will be available to get started and advice can be given.   £260 for 10 week termFor further information please email: info@artstables.co.uk  

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Watercolor Painting

Life Drawing                                                                  

Tutor:  William Foyle

Wednesday afternoon: 1 - 4 pm   

Summer term: 17th April – 10th July

Half term: 29th May

NO CLASS 12th June due to site closure

Students will be guided through the use of various media to explore the human form, developing their observational skills with an awareness of form, line, tone and colour. This class is for all levels, from first time beginner to experienced artist. Although called life drawing, other mediums such as inks, pastels and paint may be employed. By studying the traditional  discipline of life drawing, you will learn how to draw and gain an understanding of the human body and greatly improve your hand-eye coordination and drawing and painting skills. There is a life model in every class.   £300 for 10 week termFor further information please email: info@artstables.co.uk 

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Thursday

Beginners Intuitive & Abstract Painting                                                

Tutor: Julia Burton

Thursday mornings: 9.45 - 12.45 pm

Summer term: 25th April - 11th July

NEW AUTUMN TERM DATES: 12th September - 5th December

NO CLASS due to site closure: 3rd October

TWO WEEK HALF TERM: 17th & 24th October

A beginners painting class where you will learn the art of intuitive painting and explore the process of creating rather than only focusing on the finished product. You don't need to be able to draw to create wonderful art works.  We will be exploring how to approach the paper/canvas with paint application, mark making, texture choice, colour theory, collage, paint layering using acrylics and lots more. Intuitive painting will let you express yourself and you will be amazed at what you can create with intelligent mark making.  £285 for a 10 week term. 

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To enrol please contact Julia directly at: julia@burton.net or t. 07811 331092

Palette

Portrait Painting and Drawing                                                                               

Tutor: Jess Miller

Thursday mornings: 10 - 12.30 pm

11th January – 21st March

Summer term: 25th April - 11th July

NO CLASS due to site closure: 13th June

NEW AUTUMN TERM DATES: 12th September - 5th December

NO CLASS due to site closure: 3rd October

TWO WEEK HALF TERM: 17th & 24th October

Portrait painting and drawing class from the model. These classes teach the fundamentals of portrait painting from life by giving guidance on proportion and anatomy as well as affording artists the chance to develop their style and ability to capture the subject. Beginners, intermediate and advanced welcome.   £285 per 10 week term.  

For further information please email: info@artstables.co.uk               

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Portrait painting

Beginners Oil Painting - Drawing with a Brush

Tutor: Julia Burton

Thursday afternoons: 2 - 5 pm 

11th January – 21st March

Summer term: 25th April - 11th July

NO CLASS due to site closure: 13th June

NEW AUTUMN TERM DATES: 12th September - 5th December

NO CLASS due to site closure: 3rd October

TWO WEEK HALF TERM: 17th & 24th October

This class is suitable for complete beginners or for those who have some past experience but would like a reminder of the basics, with a view to getting back into regular practice.  This class will teach you the fundamentals of oil painting.  You will learn to:

  • appreciate the qualities of painting with oils

  • learn how to set out your palette and mix colours

  • develop effective brush techniques

  • learn to blend ‘wet on wet’ paint on the canvas

  • put the ‘grisaille method’ into practice

  • an understanding of basic colour theory

  • learn how to prepare various supports

  • continue learning the fundamental techniques of drawing including contour line, volume, tonal values, composition, scale, colour theory and much more.

£285 for a 10 week termTo enrol please contact Julia directly at: julia@burton.net or t. 07811 331092 

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​Water-based Landscape Painting                                          

Tutor: Jose Sanchez Sánchez Peinado

Thursday evenings: 6.30 - 9.00 pm

NEW SUMMER 5 Week course: 6th June - 18th July

NO CLASSES 13th & 20th June

Dive into the expansive world of water-based media and learn how to capture the majesty of landscapes. This course will guide you through a variety of water-based techniques, from classic watercolour to acrylics and inks. We'll tackle different elements in nature, from the transient beauty of skies to the solidity of rocks and paths. Whether you're using traditional watercolour or experimenting with other water-based media, you'll learn how to make your landscapes come alive.   £140 for 5 weeks

For further information please email: info@artstables.co.uk               

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​Evening Portraits                                        

Tutor: Joe Barrow

Thursday evenings: 7.00 - 9.30 pm

25th April – 23rd May COMPLETED

Immerse yourself each week in a painting or drawing, capturing the essence of a portrait model as they hold a single, extended pose. With a different model each week this course will enable you to build up a collection of work and improve your artistic skills. Bring your own materials.   £150 for 5 weeks.

For further information please email: info@artstables.co.uk               

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​Life Drawing - Extended Poses                                        

Tutor: Joe Barrow

Thursday evenings: 7.00 - 9.30 pm

NEW SUMMER 5 WEEK BLOCK: 6th June - 11th July

No class 13th June due to site closure

This session offers two poses of approximately 1 hour each, allowing you time to create a considered and detailed study in your chosen medium. Bring your own materials, unleash your creativity and enjoy the relaxed nature of this class. £150 for 5 weeks.

For further information please email: info@artstables.co.uk                 

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Friday

Figure and Portrait Modelling in Clay

Tutor: Jess Miller

Fridays 10 am - 1 pm     

26th April – 5th July

NEW AUTUMN TERM:13th September - 6th December

NO CLASS due to site closure: 4th October

TWO WEEK HALF TERM: 25th October & 1st November

Working from the Human form to develop observation and modelling skills, students will learn to make full figure statues or portrait busts from the life model. Tuition will cover the basics of proportion and anatomy while encouraging a creative approach. There will be a life model in every class. Suitable for all levels of experience. Course materials included. £325 per 10 session term. This price includes the firing of one sculpture in the kiln.    For further information please email: info@artstables.co.uk              

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Saturday 

Sunday

Tutor led Plein air session

Explore Outdoor Watercolour painting

Tutor: Jose Sánchez Peinado

9th June, 10.30am - 1.00pm 

Join us for a morning exploration of landscape painting on location.  Led by José Sánchez Peinado, who has a passion for capturing the essence of nature, this workshop is ideal for both beginners and experienced painters. You’ll learn about composition and perspective, leveraging the moisture of your paper to bring freshness and vitality to your watercolours. Participants will be provided with a basic watercolour set and are encouraged to bring their own sketchbooks, drawing pencils, erasers, personal brushes, and a water container. A water spray bottle is optional but can be useful for certain effects.
 

£30 per session

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For further information please email info@artstables.co.uk  

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Academic Drawing for Children

Tutor: Eugenia Alekseyev

10 am -11:30 am - young group for children 7-11 years old

11 am -1.00 pm - senior group for children 12-up

Summer term: 12th May - 14th July

Half term: 2nd June 

NEW AUTUMN TERM:13th September - 6th December

During this course children will learn fundamentals of academic drawing by studying the main geometric shapes, values and tonal shading, the laws of perspective and composition. We plan to cover the following topics: 1) Introduction  2) Laws of Composition 3) Linear perspective of the cube, cuboid & spherical shapes 4) Simple still-lifes. Children will do observational drawings from life to help them recognise geometrical shapes and develop realistic drawing skills in a fun way.   £180 for 8 week term, all materials included.

(trial class - £20).For more information or to book please email:  eugenia.alekseyev@gmail.com  or t. 0771 4749 784

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