Develop Your Painting is a course designed to help students loosen up and find their own style, progressing from simply copying to interpreting the subject.

Please note that the class on Tuesday, 27th of July will be conducted solely online via Zoom.

We will work from reference material provided; sometimes from photographs, sometimes still life, frequently referring to the work of great painters from the 20th century and before. Each week we take a different approach or theme, which, when combined together, will provide a firm base for individualisation and experimentation.

Elements studied will include working with acrylics – from washes to impasto; colour-mixing; mark-making; working with the pallet knife, how to create atmosphere and expression in your painting; as well as a continual assessment of tone, form, contrast and composition.

This class runs simultaneously in-venue and online via Zoom – you will have the option to book for either class when you purchase your ticket. Class led by Sara Dudman RWA.

Students will need their own acrylics, plenty of paper to experiment and paint on, a canvas if wanted, brushes, paint pallet (for example a paper plate). You can also use an easel if you wish. We may also work with charcoal and pencil from time to time.

These classes are always hugely popular thanks to Sara’s great teaching style & techniques, so make sure that you book your spot well in advance.

Sara Dudman RWA is a painter, drawer and art educator. She studied Fine Art at Loughborough College of Art and Design and gained her Masters at De Montfort University. She exhibits extensively including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The National Open Art Prize and The Jerwood Drawing Prize as well as regularly exhibiting in New York, London, Cornwall and Hamburg. She was elected an RWA academician in 2016. Her rich career includes teaching, lecturing and advising on art in universities, schools, museums, galleries and The National Trust.

A deep curiosity about relationships and places underpins her creative practice and is fuelled by regular residential research trips throughout the British Isles and beyond. She lives and works in Somerset.

Sign up for a full half term of classes and get 10% OFF. This applies to both halves of Summer term. Discount only available when booking before the start of each half term. Add all sessions in the half term to your basket to automatically receive the discount at checkout.

This class runs simultaneously in-venue and online via Zoom. Participants who opt for an in-venue ticket will attend on-site at the Brewhouse. If you purchase a place online, you will receive a link to access your online class in the booking confirmation email. Please keep this safe! Only participants who have bought an online ticket will be admitted to the meeting.

Read our Requirements & Tips and  Terms & Conditions for online classes.


20 April 3 August 2021 9:45AM For details of dates & times,
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Ticket Prices

One session from £20.00
Suitable for Adults

Running Time

2 hours 30 minutes