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Adult Art Workshops

This ten-week introductory course is suitable for complete beginners or those who would like to develop their artistic skills in a fun, creative, supportive environment.  During the course learners will explore drawing and painting using pencil, watercolours and acrylic paint.  Classes will include a range of materials, tools and methods and will focus on observation and still life.

The classes are delivered by Sandra Beccarelli, a London based artist with a wealth of experience as a tutor and contemporary artist.

This course will be held at The Exchange in Twickenham and delivered to you by Sandra Beccarelli, a London based artist with a wealth of experience as a tutor and contemporary artist.

Dates and times

The course will run on Wednesdays between 10am-1pm from 25th September until 4th December.


The full cost is £265, with a £50 deposit. Students will need to supply their own art materials (including eraser, sketch pad, pencils, brushes and paint), please see the welcome pack for full details.


Week one

Introduction to/re-cap on to a variety of hard and soft pencils, exploring line and tone through observational drawing of natural objects.

Week two

Drawing natural objects using a variety of media such as pen and ink and fine liners. We will be exploring linear mark making and the creation of tone through cross hatching (the overlaying of lines to create tone).

Week three

Linking previous drawings to a variety of printmaking techniques such as block printing and intaglio. This session learners will explore Block printing such as lino and the use of re-cycled polystyrene.

Week four

Further printmaking. Dry-point.  Looking at old masters and modern examples. Experimenting with mark making and its links with pen and ink (re-cap)

Week five

Translating an image into a “Dry-point” print

Week six

Colour- the principles of using watercolours.  Worksheet handout and practical exercises. 

Week seven

Watercolour painting from observation of natural objects 

Week eight

Experimental watercolour paintings of landscapes and cityscapes using learners’ photographs 

Week nine

Collage translations of imagery: Colours and shapes & Textures and shapes       

Week ten

Collagraph printing from textured collages.                                                                                                


To enrol on this course you must be 18-years-old or over.


Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of attendance.