Painting and Drawing

Weekend Courses



Experimental painting weekend

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Saturday 7 September – Sunday 8 September, 10am – 4pm
£60 / £40 concession
Tutor: Maria Collingham

Experiment with colour, composition and scale to create fresh, dynamic paintings. This course is ideal if you want to take painting to the next level.

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Life drawing: into sculpture

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Sunday 28 September, 10am – 4.00pm
£45 / £25 concession
Tutor: Maria Collingham

Create expressive life drawings and small wired sculptures as you explore the weight and tension of a models figure.

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Saturday 23 November
10am – 3:30pm
£45 / £25 concession Tutor: Scott Bridgwood

Gain a better insight into making a portrait from a live model whilst exploring innovative ways of expression. Suitable for all levels of ability.

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Life Drawing with Diane Hall

Woman looking at easel

Saturday 16 November
10am – 3:30pm
£45 full price / £25 concession

Tutor: Diane Hall

Observe and appreciate the proportions and forms of the body. Learn how the shape, solidity and energy of the human form can be expressed through art.

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Life Drawing: Masterclass

Painting of naked woman

Saturday 7 December
10am – 3:30pm
£45 full price / £25 concession

Tutor: Scott Bridgwood

For those who want to take their skills to the next level. Push the boundaries of life drawing to produce expressive works of art.

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Leicester Landscapes

A painting of Old John in Bradgate Park

Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 November
10am – 4pm
£60 full price / £45 concession

Tutor: Jane French

This workshop is for those who want to develop their skills in figurative oil painting. Over the course of two days you will produce a selection of finished pieces depicting the Leicester landscape.

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Weekday Courses



Discovering abstract art

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Thursdays, 6pm - 8pm
29 August – 3 October
£60 / £40 for 5 sessions

Tutor: Neil Freeston

Explore techniques and methods that would traditionally be used on a Fine Art course. All abilities are welcome along to build on their artistic confidence.

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Kandinsky kaos

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Thursday 19 September, 11am – 2pm
£22 / £15

Tutor: Johanna Shearer

Create artwork inspired by Kandinsky and his technique of using music to provoke emotion. You can develop an individual piece alongside a large-scale group piece that celebrates Kandinsky’s work.

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Portrait Drawing and Oil Painting

Woman painting a canvas

Mondays, 10am – 1pm
30 September – 9 December
£120 / £70 concession Tutor: Jane French

Learn skills of proportion, gesture, tone, colour and mark making for drawing and painting. Throughout this course Jane will help explore and develop your understanding of working across mediums to achieve a final piece.

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Investigating Drawing

Investigating drawing class with an easel

Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 9pm
29 October – 17 December
£83 full price / £53 concession

Tutor: Steph Knowles

For the curious, the adventurous, the out of practice and those who simply want more drawing in their lives. Broaden your approach to drawing through experiment and sheer inventiveness. No experience necessary.

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Creative Collagraphs

Black and white collagraph

Tuesdays, 2pm – 4pm
22 October – 26 November
£75 full price / £35 concession for 6 sessions

Tutor: Johanna Shearer

Explore mark making using sgraffito and relief printing techniques to create a surface pattern.

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In the footsteps of artists: Inspired by the landscape

Pete Clayton with one of his paintings, a landscape

Wednesdays, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
2 October – 11 December (except 16 October)
£120 full price / £70 concession

Tutor: Peter Clayton

Be inspired by the landscape and artists past and present to create expressive pictures using a variety of media and approaches. Pete will guide you with practical demonstrations as well as an exploration of the Lucy Jones exhibition.

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Independent Life Drawing

Jeremy Webster painting a model

Wednesdays, 6pm – 8pm
Drop In Sessions
£8.50 full price / £4.50 concession per session

Tutor: Jeremy Webster

Drop-in whenever it suits you to practise your life drawing in a supportive environment. Booking advised to avoid disappointment. Please note, only newsprint is provided and you will be required to bring your own drawing materials.

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Painting Problems: Drawing into Painting

A picture of Jenny Grevatte

Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm
2 October – 4 December
£130 full price / £70 concession for 10 sessions

Tutor: Jenny Grevatte

A course for experienced artists and anyone who is happy to take risks and experiment. Jenny will help you develop your analytical and observational skills whilst building your familiarity with innovative approaches to drawing and painting.

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Problem and Criticism

A bright landscape painting

Thursdays (fortnightly), 11am – 12:30pm
3 October – 12 December (week 1)
10 October – 12 December (week 2)
£55 full price / £30 concession for 6 sessions

Tutor: Diane Hall

Join with other artists to develop your critical skills and become more confident in your ability. These friendly, supportive classes are devoted entirely to discussion and criticism of work done at home based around creative problems set by the tutor.

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Oil Painting – Beginners and Improvers

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Thursdays, 1:30pm – 4pm
3 October –12 December (except 17 October)
£130 full price / £80 concession for 10 sessions

Tutor: Jane French

Develop your skills in oil painting with different weekly challenges and gain confidence in selecting compositions, depicting colours and tackling a variety of subject areas.

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Botanical Drawing and Painting

A large bright image of a floral piece. lush greens and yellows

Fridays, 10am – 1pm
4 October – 13 December (except 25 October)
£120 full price / £70 concession for 10 sessions

Tutor: Georgia Danvers

Capture the delicate beauty of nature. Learn how to observe, draw and paint the complex and captivating structures of all plants, flowers, leaves, fruits or vegetables. Learn at your own pace and discover skills you never knew you had.

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Life Drawing: Course

A man in blue painted by scott bridgewood

Fridays, 2pm – 4:30pm
4 October – 13 December (except 18 October)
£140 full price / £80 concession for 10 sessions

Tutor: Scott Bridgwood

Express yourself through a variety of different techniques to draw the human figure.

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