Drawing, painting & printmaking

Whether you’re free evenings, daytimes or weekends, here at Build we have a variety of drawing and painting classes with plenty of dates and times for you to choose from. We offer a bright, modern environment for you to create your art in, as well as expert and supportive teaching. From beginners drawing and painting, to more advanced practice, take a look at our large range of courses for you to choose from.

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Drawing and the art of mindfulness by Clare Barton-Harvey

Save the date:  Foundation Diploma Exhibition 2018, 21-24 March 2018, Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London. View a gallery of images from 2014-2017.

Rodin, the father of modern sculpture

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

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  1. Printing postcards

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make a set of your own postcards using relief and monoprinting techniques.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  2. Explore your creativity

    Explore your creativity

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Tap into your artistic talents through a series of fun practical exercises that will help you start drawing, painting, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  3. Experience: watercolour painting

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the radiant qualities of watercolour painting. Through simple exercises, we'll explore watercolour techniques and mediums. The perfect way to start using watercolour. Tutor: Diane Martin.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  4. Start printmaking

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fast-paced course reveals the main processes used to make fine art prints. You will learn both relief and intaglio methods. For beginners and those with limited experience who want to discover how printmaking techniques actually work. An ideal way to start printmaking.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. Contemporary collage projects: 1

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    “CONTEMPORARY COLLAGE PART 1” initiates a year long set of collage and mixed media projects designed to experiment with and examine the interplay between the two and three dimensions.

    It is possible to join the course at any three stages or complete all three stages over the year should you wish.

    We will be working with a wide range of materials, on and off the wall, extending our pictorial practice into the realm of collage, painting, drawing, assemblage, bricolage, decoupage, photomontage, small scale constructions, printing and text within the context of mixed media.
    Full fee: £389.00
    Senior fee: £311.00
    Concession: £237.00

  6. Experience: drawing and the art of mindfulness

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how the practice of mindfulness can enhance drawing and bring greater clarity of perception, energy and enrichment to it. Inspire your interest in the subject or access new ways of approaching your drawing.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  7. Drawing 2

    Drawing 2

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge of basic drawing skills and concepts, work with a range of media and approaches, and explore various artists' drawings. Produce exciting and personal images, and build confidence in tackling more complex drawings.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  8. Drawing into painting

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain an understanding of the creative journey from drawing or sketch to finished painting. Use paint techniques or mixed media, and find out how the two activities contrast yet potentially support each other. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £303.00
    Concession: £231.00

  9. Drawing 1

    Drawing 1

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018 (and 15 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative possibilities of drawing, gain confidence and broaden your expectations and understanding. Learn and develop key drawing concepts: function of line, tone, texture, form, composition and mark making through a carefully structured approach.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  10. Start oil painting

    Start oil painting

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a brief introduction to oil painting techniques and the use of materials. Explore a practical approach to oil painting, from priming surfaces through to colour mixing, glazing and the function of painting mediums.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Drawing club

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come along to our new Friday evening drop-in drawing club. Discover new drawing techniques and develop your skills further by responding to a diverse range of briefs and projects that will take your work into exciting new directions. Guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, each session will deal with a different approach. You can book individual sessions for a reduced hourly rate or book individual sessions via Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drawing-club-vh876-tickets-49642137971.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £279.00

  12. Painting club

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come along to our new painting club. Taking a relaxed approach, discover new painting techniques by responding to set briefs. Over the duration of the course, there will be different projects lasting for 2 sessions each. The projects are designed to take your work into exciting new directions. Guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, each project will deal with a different approach to painting.

    Book for individual sessions on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/painting-club-vm930-tickets-49471770397.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  13. Sketchbook course

    Sketchbook course

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a creative and experimental sketchbook. Explore materials and techniques with confidence, including mark making, drawing and mixed media. Produce a collection of work or ideas for composition. Drawing experience is an advantage but not essential.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  14. Complete painting course 1: beginners

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Part one of the complete painting course is the first stage of our Saturday painting school, offering a structured approach to painting from observation. You will learn about organising a palette, mixing colours, and applying paint to create a range of marks and textures. This course can be seen as a complete course in itself, or you can continue to part 2 if you wish.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  15. Introduction to photo etching

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and learn basic etching processes, and how to develop your ideas and images using traditional etching and simple photo etching techniques. These processes are great for producing detailed imagery and are ripe for experimenting with colour inking.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

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