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Adult Art Workshops

This eight-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.

Dates and Times

The course will run on Wednesdays from 10am – 1pm on:

  • 9th January - 27th February 2019


The full cost is £215. The deposit is £50. 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/re-cap to a variety of hard and soft pencils, exploring tone, within folded fabrics, crumpled paper etc.

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 tonal ink washes for these monochromatic studies.

Week three

Exploring watercolour through observational studies of fruits and vegetables using a range of techniques.

Week four

Colour theory re-cap and continuation looking at how artists use colour as their main concern, including Op Art, Impressionists & Rothko

Week five

“Aerial” and “Linear Perspective”. Looking how perspective works and how artists achieve this within their drawings and paintings.

Week six

Compositions of a variety of aerial views from the classroom window, putting into practice knowledge and understanding from the previous session.

Week seven

Looking at artists past and present who have painted similar viewpoints, we will be looking at colour mixing and paint application to create an acrylic painting on canvas

Week eight

Continuation and completion of painting


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.