Our 12 week all-ability course is suitable for beginners. However, we recognise that some people may be nervous about walking into a room where they worry that everyone else in class will be more advanced than they are. If this is you, don't worry - this shorter, 5 week course is what you need!
We start from scratch and teach you the fundamental principles and techniques required to become a confident artist. You will learn how to make something appear three-dimensional on the page, how to choose colours that work well together and how to accurately draw the human face. Our sessions are informative, engaging, and fun! Each class is packed with exercises and techniques that will deepen your understanding and love of art and help you practice the key skills you need.
Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll feel more confident to progress onto any of our mixed-ability courses and workshops to continue developing your skills and pursuing your love of art. We make sure that each student receives individual attention as well as whole group instruction.
5 weekly sessions of 2 hours and 30 minutes each. All materials, including paper, course notes and refreshments are included in the price. Over 18's only.
This is our most comprehensive course, and our students love it. They regularly tell us that their 'art day' has become their favourite day of the week! Over the 12 weeks, you will learn the skills and techniques needed to grow in confidence. We cover many different subjects, including portraiture, animals, still life and landscapes. Each session is three hours long, and are currently available mornings or afternoons on Thursdays and Fridays at our main venue in the delightful village of Wall, Lichfield. You don't need any prior experience as our talented tutors will explain the skills being taught and help you to apply them at your level. Classes are friendly and relaxed.
Over the course, you will learn a variety of drawing and painting skills. As you enjoy each project, you will learn how to identify and use the elements of art - line, shape, value, form, texture, colour and space. In the final week, you will be given the opportunity to draw on the skills acquired through previous projects to create a piece of your choice, with the guidance and support of our experienced tutors.
We have a new curriculum each course and many of our students rebook and come back term after term. However, if you just want to try us out for a single term, and take it from there, that's fine. Each session is three hours long and includes group tuition, individual guidance, course notes and all materials including paper and refreshments. For the 12 week course, the fees are £345. Over 18's only.
Maybe you can't commit to one of our courses or would like a taste of what we offer - these one-off sessions are for you. We will be running a selection of taster sessions in the new year, so watch this space to see the exciting events coming up.
We’d love you to let us know what you’d like to learn too, so please get in touch if you have a good workshop suggestion!
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We plan to offer sip-and-paint evenings in the new year from our venue, Wall Village Hall, Watling Street, Wall, Lichfield. All materials will be provided as well as a welcome glass of bubbly. There is no bar at the venue, but you may bring your own drinks, alcoholic or otherwise. Tea and coffee will also be availabe free of charge. Over 18's only.
In mid-2024 we plan to host an exhibition to showcase the work of our students and tutors and raise some money for charity. All are welcome to attend - admission will be free of charge. Location, dates and times to be confirmed closer to the event.
Not all courses are available at all times. If you can’t find what you’re looking for or your chosen course is full, please get in touch below, and we’ll contact you when we’re next taking bookings for your preferred course or workshop.