17 Feb

Spring 2014 Class Dates


Our Art Courses Are Ideal For Complete Beginners and Improvers

Our Spring 2014 art course is due to start on Tuesday 18th March at The Suncliff Hotel, Bournemouth, BH1 3AG.

These part-time drawing and painting classes for beginners will last for a total of 14 weeks and the curriculum will follow our usual format, starting off with a 3 week module covering basic pencil sketching techniques including perspective, shading, creating form using light and dark tones, setting a ground, and so on, before moving onto oil pastels. Returning pupils who have attended one of our foundation training courses in the past will do a slightly more advanced set of studies and projects, allowing them to progress further.

The second section of lessons (oil pastels) will introduce you to colour and blending techniques using tortillons (or blending stumps as they are also known), to bring depth and tonal qualities to your pictures.

We will then move onto watercolour painting, concentrating on a selection of different projects, before studying acrylics — an impasto medium that many students find particularly interesting.

The final sessions will teach you how to mount your finished artwork using sugar paper, before exhibiting your best pieces in a gallery-style exhibition held during the final week of your lessons. Don’t be put off by the idea of showing off your completed art at this show — you’ll be surprised how many pupils who have never drawn or painted anything before in their lives are really excited about the opportunity to show off their artwork to their friends and family when the time comes, despite being very sceptical at the start of the course!

They never believed they would learn to paint as competently as they were able to by the end of their first course of lessons, and the standard of the pictures they were able to create left them itching to show them off properly!

Our art classes are perfect for absolute beginners who have never even thought about picking up a paint brush or pencil before, and also for what we affectionately term ‘improvers’ — those students who have received some professional tuition in the past, but want to now progress to the next level.

To learn more about our part-time adult-only art courses in the Bournemouth area, just call us on 01202-580909 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

We look forward to hearing from you.