The only limit is your imagination.

A fantastically creative course which combines the chance to make art using a variety of materials and techniques and the opportunity to cross over into craft and design, using both traditional and new methods.

Try something new – no previous experience necessary – and you will definitely complete the course buzzing with new ideas full of enthusiasm for your next project!

This is your weekly opportunity to experiment and have a go in a friendly and supportive art group, everyone is welcome – beginners and more experienced artists alike.

The workshop leader Claire Jeanes has a BA(hons) in Graphic Design, with a specialism in illustration. She is also a qualified teacher so will be able to give you lots of suggestions and helpful guidance. “I’ve learnt more in the first 10 minutes of this class than I have ever done, it’s great to be shown a variety of techniques that I can use again at home” – session participant

Please bring along a basic set of art materials to every session, Claire suggests:

  • A watercolour pad
  • A set of paints (watercolour, acrylic or gouache) and brushes (a fine brush and a wash brush)
  • A drawing pencil (in the ‘B’ range)
  • A sketching pen

Students may also like to consider bringing pastels, inks and coloured/watercolour pencils.

The room is laid out with tables and chairs so if you prefer to use an easel or drawing board please bring it along.

Friday 28th June: Oil painting. Have a go at oil painting. Some basic techniques will be taught, to get you started. Claire has oil paints, which you may use if you do not have your own and will bring some white spirit. If you prefer to use a different ‘solvent’, there are alternatives such as Turps, ‘Sans odor’, ‘Liquin’ and ‘Linseed oil’. You may use watercolour paper or a small canvas. Claire will provide some small painted boards if you would prefer them.

Friday 5th July: Making Inchies. These are miniature, 1 inch square works of art. You can use any medium including fabrics. Inchies are usually displayed together in groups of 3, 6, 9 or more and are linked by colour or theme. Claire will bring a variety of media, but come prepared if you have your own ideas.

Friday 12th July: Tissue paper art. We will be examining a variety of ways in which coloured tissue can be used in your art work to good effect. Please bring a small selection of colours. Some will be provided. You will also need brushes and coloured inks if you have them.

Friday 19th July: Natural history drawing and painting. Get back to observational basics with traditional drawing and painting of natural forms, such as shells, seed pods, cones, fossils and skulls. Bring along anything you have which is interesting along with your chosen medium.


10 May 19 July 2019 10:30AM For details of dates & times,
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Ticket Prices

Full Price from £13.00
Suitable for ages Adult and above

Running Time

2 hours