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Adult Art Workshops

This 8 week course is intended for both beginners and those wishing to add to their knowledge, understanding and practical skills of drawing and painting.The course will be divided into 4 weeks intensive drawing exploring a variety of materials and techniques, followed by a further 4 weeks focus on colour, form and composition through paint and the mixing of media.

The subject matter for this term will be about the changing of seasons which will incorporate studio based observational work from natural objects and working on location.

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

This eight week course will run on Wednesdays between 10am-1pm.

  • Course one: 30th September - 18th November 2020


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 course and health and safety. Looking and experiencing through drawing the changing of seasons and the passage of time. Drawing a wilting flower from observation using hard and soft pencils effectively.  References to a variety of artists and methods

Week two

Seeded flowers, seed heads and dried sunflowers will be the focus of this session using pen and ink, fine liner and watercolour.

Week three

Drawing on location at Orleans House gardens and surrounding area. Focus on trees and changing landscape (linked to Hayward Gallery’s “Among the Trees” exhibition).

Week four

Drawing on location at Orleans House and surrounding area “The Woodland Floor”. Drawing close up of the woodland floor, taking photos. Collecting found materials.

Week five

Each learner will bring in their collection of objects, (fallen leaves, twigs, bark) from the woodland floor and create a virtual one in the classroom to draw from.

Week six

Learners will bring in their photographs taken whilst out drawing on location. Working from these, they create studies from them. Colour mixing and paint application will be the focus, as well as looking at blocked and linear aspects. We will be looking at artists past and present whose work is inspired by trees and the woodland landscape.

Week seven

Compositional studies from photographs taken whilst out drawing in the landscape. Sketch out on canvas and begin painting in some base colours.

Week eight

Continue and complete acrylic painting on canvas.


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.