Classes/Workshops


Teaching Room

Spring Programme

To book a place on the course please click on the course title or tutors names, which will take you to the Contacting the tutors page to make your booking. 


Drawing from Life 

9th January - 20 March. (half term 13 February)

10 am - 1 pm or 2 to 5 pm £220 for the court not including materials.

Tutors Saied Dai and Charlotte Sorapure

Intensive drawing classed for those keen to learn.  The course is aimed toward those who are looking to establish a firm and intelligent foundation for a lifetime of creative practice.

 

Quick Start Art™ Oil Painting Workshop

Saturday 18 Feburary , 25th March and 22nd April 10  am -5 pm 
£75 per workshop (10% discount for
returning students) materials inc.
Tutor: Rob Lunn

Capture the beauty of everyday objects in oils. Perfect for the complete beginner or experienced hobbyist, the workshop guides you through each stage of the alla prima painting process, breaking it down to easily digestible chunks. Just turn up in clothes you don't mind getting a bit messy and walk away with a painting - armed with the knowledge necessary to continue your own painting journey. Course includes a complementary full-colour handbook covering the entire workshop to enable you to carry on at home, an overview of which materials to use and why and a buyer's guide to help you make the right choices first time and save money.

 

 Life Drawing for All Levels

10 January - 11 April

2pm – 4.30pm
£208 inc.materials exc. paper
Tutor: Felicity Bowers

This class is suitable for all abilities and provides a friendly environment that supports and encourages absolute beginners, creatively challenges those who want to improve their drawing and gives a framework for artists who want to further their creative practice. 

 

Drawing a Head 

Saturday 4th February  10.30 - 4.30 £40 inc. materials exc paper

This workshop looks at ways of drawing the model's head.  Whilst not a portrait class as such, we will discover the structures underlying the face which govern the placing of the features. 

Tutor: Felicity Bowers

Life Drawing and Painting Workshop

4th March 10.30 - 4.30 £40 inc materials

A Whole day working from the model with the majority of the day taken up with one pose, enabling time to paint in a variety of media or to develop a drawing further.

Tutor : Felcity Bowers

 

Printmaking by Hand

1st April 10 30 to 4 30 pm £43 inc materials 

Explore the art of printmaking with a minimum of equipment.  You can make beautiful prints using just hand pressure with no need for a press.

Tutor: Felicity Bowers

 

Life Drawing and Painting Class

9th January to 31st April 7pm – 9.30pm

£12.00 per class not inc. materials
Tutor: Charlotte Edge

A class based around poses of two or three weeks duration commencing with a warm up of quick work.  Individual tutoring available.  All absilities invited to this conscientious and welcoming class

 

Long Pose Class

10 January - 4th April .  10 am - 1 pm 

£10 per session materials not inc.
Tutor: Sue Larner

This is an untutored friendly life drawing class. The Life Model holds the one pose for one whole session and is heavily lit. All abilities are welcome. No need to book, this is a drop in class. Bring your own materials.
 

Life Sculpture

11th January to 5th April

10am - 1 pm or 1.45 - 4.45 pm  £198 + £12 materials 
Tutor: Sue Larner

The life model holds one pose for 3-4 weeks. Clay, direct ciment fondu and wire are used to discover the human form in three dimensions. We will

also tackle the portrait head, the relief and casting.  Beginners welcome. 

Sculpture

11th January - 5th April

6.30 pm - 9.30 pm £132 + £16 materials

This is an untutored sculpture class for experienced sculptors wanting to experiment using the human form as a starting point

Tutor : Sue Larner

 

Drawing for Absolute Beginners

10th February to 31st March  10 am - 12.30 pm £190.00 

In a friendly atmosphere, with plenty on one to one tuition, these classes focus on the development of observational skills, whilst introducing a wide variety of media

Tutor : Lucinda Burgess

 

The Art of Portraiture

5th January to 23rd March 10 - 1 pm   £12 per class (not inc materials)

A structured course in Portraiture working form the model; progressing from drawing (structure and porportion) through to full painting.  Building upa portrait painting from drawing and tonal under painting, through to full colour will be demonstrated.  A list of the materials required for each stage of the course will be forwarded to students.

 

Tutor Michael Chaitow

 

The Light Joyousness of Springtime: Where do images from from?

18th March 10.30 am to 4.30 am £50 inc materials

Come from under the hibernating blanket of winter and play with colourful tissue papers to discover new images and stories.  booking before hand essential. 

 

Tutor Caroline Waterlow

Ceramics 

 Trevor Lillstone and Lorna Bode.  Simple throwing and handbuiilding workshops.  At least 2 pots fired and glazed for you.

Tutor: Trevor Lillistone  

 

Creative Ceramics with Lorna Bode

Flexible dates and times; £20 per hour
Tutor: Lorna Bode

Lorna provides individual or group tuition in a variety of hand building techniques. Come and play with clay. You can learn slabbing, coiling and use moulds to make objects. Prices include all materials and firing. 

  

 

Children

Children and Teen  Half Term

 

Tues & Wed 7+, Fri 11+
Monday to Friday
9.30am – 3.30pm (early and late pick up available)
Tutor Name: Funky Art House

Children’s Art Club £35 per day inc. Materials
Teen Art Club: £38 per day inc. Materials
Early bird discounts available as well as discounts for booking the full week.

Keep the kids and teens entertained over the holidays by exploring a variety of arts and crafts in a real Artists’ Studio Centre - mosaic, clay, textiles, print, drawing, painting, felting and more. Pupils will learn about local and historical artists and take inspiration from these to produce their own unique pieces of art. A great way to spend the holidays having fun, making new friends & learning new creative skills. Teen Art Club covers more advanced artistic techniques and projects.

Special Offers: £20 Discount for booking the full week. Pupils will also receive a sketchbook to document their creations and will get the chance to work towards a special showcase of their work. Early bird discounts also available. 

Children’s After School Art Club, Ages 7-11

Every Tuesday 5.30pm - 6.30 pm    20th September - 6th Decmber (half term 26th October)

Every Thursday 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm 22nd September - 8th December (half term 26 October)


£66 for the full term inc. Materials
Tutor: Funky Art House

Each Term Pupils will have the opportunity to explore a different area of art and design. Artistic topics include drawing, painting, textiles, clay, paper-crafts, illustration, architecture, animation, print and more. Pupils will learn new skills, investigate a number of artists and designers work and creative professions and document their creations in their own sketchbook. Students will also get the chance to visit art exhibitions, enter art competitions and exhibit their own work in art showcases.

Children’s Saturday Art Club, Ages 7-11


Saturday 24 September, 8 and 15th October, 12 and 26th November. 10th December (The Club continues throughout the year
11am – 12.30pm
£54 for the full term inc. Materials
Tutor: Funky Art House

Each Term Pupils will have the opportunity to explore a different area of art and design. Artistic topics include drawing, painting, textiles, clay, paper-crafts, illustration, architecture, animation, print and more. Pupils will learn new skills, investigate a number of artists and designers work and creative professions and document their creations in their own sketchbook. Students will also get the chance to visit art exhibitions, enter art competitions and exhibit their own work in art showcases.

Saturday Art Club, Ages 11-14


Half Term Date:
1.30pm – 3pm
£63 for the full term inc. Materials
Tutor: Funky Art House

Each Term Pupils will have the opportunity to explore a different area of art and design. Artistic topics include drawing, painting, textiles, clay, paper-crafts, illustration, architecture, animation, print and more. Pupils will learn new skills, investigate a number of artists and designers work and creative professions and document their creations in their own sketchbook. Students will also get the chance to visit art exhibitions, enter art competitions and exhibit their own work in art showcases.

 

Saturday Art Club, Ages 14-17

23rd April, 7th May, 21st May, 11th June, 25th June, 9th July 
Half Term Date: 4th June
3.30m – 5pm
£54 for the full term inc. Materials
Tutor: Funky Art House

Art classes for older teens interested in extending their creative studies. Students will cover a number of mediums- clay, textiles, print, painting etc, to give the pupils a chance to develop a range of creative skills. Alongside this, the tutor will also cover skills which would enhance GCSE and A-Level studies such as drawing and documentation skills. The tutor will also give guidance on skills needed for the GCSE/A’Level syllabus such as researching and taking inspiration from other artists’. (Please note you do not need to be taking GCSE or A’level art/photography to join this group but do need to be 14).

‘Home-Made’ Adult  Craft Course

21st September - 7th December  (Half Term 26th October) 
11am – 1pm
£154 for the full term inc. Materials
Tutor: Funky Art House

A unique course covering a variety of craft techniques and projects each term - mosaics, soft furnishings, seasonal decorations, clay, weaving, paper-crafts, felting, print and more. Projects have an emphasis on making one of a kind, practical items that can be used in your home, as gifts or to wear. Learn new skills and make new friends along the way in our very relaxed, popular class. Most materials included, all abilities welcome.