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Spring 2020

Monday 10 - 12am.    Jonathan Koetsier.      Oils

3 Spaces left

20th January - 23rd March
10 weeks  £60

"Fundamentals of oil painting from observation"
Within this course I will be sharing a personal passion of mine, oil painting from observation. I will be teaching a series of techniques and approaches that I have learned and developed through much research and learning independently as an artist and as a student at Falmouth University where I achieved a BA in Drawing and MA Illustration.
The first four weeks we will work with still life painting learning how to arrange interesting compositions, draw accurately, mix colours and make paintings. The following three weeks we will work with the landscape furthering and build upon earlier introduced ideas about composition, drawing, colour mixing, and painting. The final three weeks we will work on a personal project centered on still life or landscape, where we will develop a painting based on a personal interest.
Monday 2 - 4pm.     Untutored
20th January - 23rd March
10 weeks £5
​Join fellow members in the club rooms to develop your own work
in an untutored but supportive atmosphere.

Tuesday 10 - 12am.     Judith Heald

Cancelled due to lack of numbers

First 5 weeks - Figure Drawing
21st January - 18th February
5 weeks £50

Second 5 weeks - Portraiture

4 Spaces left
25th February - 24th March
4 weeks £45

“Figure drawing" 
We will be drawing from life , with an unclothed model , capturing the figure  using charcoal or brown conte pastel;

and later introducing some colour through a series of quick and then longer poses. 
We will consider liveliness in a drawing to express flow, tension and weight,

as well as methods into figure proportion and general techniques in the media. 


We will be drawing from life, with clothed models. We'll be looking at more detail, typically concentrating on the head or a part of the figure . Short and then extended studies will be made, using charcoal and earth colours and then introducing more colour,

in pastel or another preferred medium .
In the course we'll be working on building structure and tone with shading methods, and on developing quality of line,

as well as responding sensitively to the model. 
Both courses are suitable for all, both beginners and people experienced in figure drawing. Everyone's very welcome.”


Tuesday 2 - 4pm.   

First 5 Weeks Ali MacLeod

2 Spaces left

21st January - 18th February

Botanical Illustration in Watercolour 

5 weeks £30

Second 5 weeks Andrew Parry

Class Full

25th February - 24th March

Painting in Acylic and Oil

5 weeks £30


Tuesday evening 7 - 9pm      Susan Forsyth.

Class Full

21st January - 24th March
10 weeks £60

"Oil painting - Mastering the Palette Knife"


Wednesday 10 - 12am.    Michelle Hewitt

2 Spaces left

22nd January - 25th March
10 weeks £60

"Pastel painting"

Michelle will be happy to do a short demo each week which, during the first week for those not used to pastels, will be focused on the different types of pastels and papers and the effects of using each.
Each week after this  she will do a demo focussed on a different theme such as skies, trees, people, faces, animals, birds etc.
The class members can either choose a subject which matches the weeks demo or work on something entirely different.  Michelle will give assistance and guidance when needed.
This format is not rigid and students can establish preferences as the course progresses. 
Thursday 10 - 12am. 

Mark Holden


All 10am - 1pm

3 Spaces left

3 Weeks of 3 Hours each - £27 for the 3 classes

23rd January - Confidence with Landscape Compositions

6th February - Understanding Perspective

20th February - Impact in Skies

Ruth Stiven.

Cancelled due to lack of numbers
27th February - 26th March 

5 Weeks £30

This course is suitable for all levels of either returning or first time participants.
For those who are new to the class, watercolour techniques will include brush handling, glazing, charging wet-into-wet, erasing, and colour analysing. 
In addition, we will cover basic drawing skills for e.g. geometric shapes, reflective surfaces, draped fabric, botanical forms - for still life or landscape.
Drawing will not feature heavily, but in a way that aids confidence and skill in handling watercolour as a medium.
Simple exercises will feature the visual elements of line, tone, texture, shape, form, colour, perspective and composition, working from actual objects or photo references of your choice.
Weekly demonstrations - to opt in or out of - as well as tutor support for your own painting project, will allow you to produce a finished piece of work as well as or instead of doing weekly samples and trials.
Bring along watercolour paints,  brushes and paper as well as your curiosity and enthusiasm!
Thursday 2 - 4pm.       
Jean Duncan.

4 Spaces left

30th January - 19th March

8 weeks £48

"Collage and Mixed Media"

Using a range of resists with watercolour, and building layers with prepared papers.

Using Japanese papers for collage, dying and printing.

Working with gesso, wax and watercolour.  Cutting stencils for printing and collage.

Each week the tutor introduces a technique or approach to working. Alongside this, members have the freedom to continue developing a particular technique or theme of their own.

The main focus for the group is recognising that art works develop through understanding

he creative process and being able to enjoy that process.

Friday 10 - 12am.      Untutored
24th January - 27th March
10 weeks  £5
Join fellow members in the club rooms to develop  your own work
in an untutored but supportive atmosphere.


Spring 2020

Please note due to high numbers of members wanting to attend,

Mark Holden will repeat his workshop on Sunday 23rd February


Saturday 25th January   10am - 4pm.
Lyn Evans   £25

1 Space left

 Pastel Workshop in Underpainting and Glazing

Saturday 8th February 10am - 4pm 

Susan Forsyth  £25

Workshop Full

Getting to Grips with the Palette Knife


Saturday 22nd February 10am - 4pm 

Mark Holden.  £25

1 Space left

Streetscapes in St Andrews


Sunday 23rd February 10am - 4pm 

Mark Holden.  £25

4 Spaces left

Repeat of Saturday 22nd Feb

Streetscapes in St Andrews

Saturday 14th March.  10am - 4pm.

Eileen Gardner  £25

Workshop Full

Seascape - Big Waves in Pastel


Saturday 21st March 10am - 4pm 

Liz Ogilvie  £25

3 Places Left

Rip, Snip, Cut and Paste - Expression using Collage and Acrylic

In this workshop we will learn to create collage using magazines, coloured paper, tissue, newspaper together
with other media, i.e. coloured pencils, felt pens, paint etc....
We will also learn how to be free from concept, but inwardly open to listen and be guided by
the material to create new images that will seem to emerge by themselves or if you are less expressive
perhaps create an image already sourced , using the recycling the material.
It is a playful but meditative experience.
The students are advised to collect some paper material that they love for reason of, texture, shape, colour.
The careful choice of material is important as it will greatly influence our direction.
At the end the students will have the opportunity to exhibit and discuss their works."


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