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Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media

Have you ever been told that you cannot draw?

This fun and friendly weekly course, held at the beautiful Lightwoods House, in Lightwoods Park, is designed to encourage creative confidence by developing your skills in drawing, painting and mixed media. Through my demonstrations and one-to-one tutoring within the group, you will be inspired to take your creativity to your next level.

What will you learn on this course?

Through the terms you will learn or develop the following skills:

  • Drawing techniques

  • Colour theory

  • Acrylic painting

  • Using drawing inks

  • Mixed media - drawing pens, oil pastels, collage, combining paints and inks

  • Group discussions on art and design

  • Weather permitting we will incorporate some drawing in the Shakespeare Garden

How you will apply these skills?

Initially small still-life, rocks, pebbles, shells and interesting objects will be provided each week to draw from. As the term progresses, you will be encouraged to develop your own ideas and expand your practice, which could then incorporate mini-projects that will run over a number of weeks.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+. It is open to:


  • Completely new to drawing and always wanted to have a go. 

  • You have some knowledge from school but have not had the chance to try it since.

  • You are more experienced but would benefit from some one-to-one guidance.

Do you need to bring anything?

You will need to bring all your basic drawing equipment with you to get started. Please see below as a guide. We will be beginning with the following:

  • A3 or A4 sketchbook

  • A range of drawing pencils (2B, 4B, 6B, 8B)

  • White china graph pencil

  • Fine liner pens
  • Oil pastels

As the weeks progress you will be encouraged to expand your toolkit with the following:

  • Compressed Charcoal / Charcoal pencils

  • Coloured Inks
  • System 3 student quality acrylic paints (primary yellow, primary red, ultramarine blue, black, white). If you have further colours then please feel free to bring them.

  • Plastic water container

  • Mixing palette

  • Brushes (flat topped acrylic paint brushes)

Where can you buy the equipment?

These are a few places that you might like to look at for buying your art materials, but there are many more:

  • Cass Art, Birmingham

  • The Works

  • Jackson's 

  • The Range

How much will the course cost?

  • Spring term - 5 weeks from 23rd April until 21st May - £75

  • Summer term - 6 weeks from 4th June until 9th July - £90

Each session runs on Thursday morning from 10:00am until 12:00pm.

For further information

If you would like advice on any aspect of the course then please call me on 07790 298103 and we can have a chat.

How do I book?

Places are limited and can be booked online or through me. Payments must be received prior to the start of the term. If for any reason cancellation is required then this must be done at least two weeks prior to the start of term.

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