Drawing and painting

Learning to draw can be fulfilling, frustrating, challenging, rewarding and relaxing. We offer drawing courses for the complete beginner, as well as a range of courses to develop your skills - from the use of colour and creating portraits to developing sketchbooks. Our expert tutors will guide and develop your skills and also give you the opportunity to learn from your fellow students. Come and enjoy these popular classes - but hurry, as they do tend to fill up quickly. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
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  1. Painting 1

    Course Date: Wed 13 Sep 2017 (and 9 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to painting, focusing on differing approaches to observational and imaginative work. Learn how to organise a palette, mix colours and create different textures. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £195.00

  2. Ways into abstract painting

    Course Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Encounter different approaches to making abstract paintings while developing your skills in using a variety of painting materials. With reference to the work of abstract artists explore the visual language common to both representation and abstraction, e.g. colour, composition, tone and paint application.
    Full fee: £429.00
    Senior fee: £343.00
    Concession: £262.00

  3. Drawing 1

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017 (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: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

  4. Drawing 2

    Course Date: Thu 28 Sep 2017 (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: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

  5. Drawing perspective: the basics

    Course Date: Thu 28 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the practical and creative use of perspective through a series of lively exercises. For beginners, this course will enable you to gain an understanding in the basic principles of creating a perspective drawing to both visualise objects and spaces.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Start painting

    Course Date: Sun 1 Oct 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a brief introduction to acrylic painting techniques and the use of materials. Explore a practical approach to painting, including colour mixing, layering, glazing and application. For those with little or no painting experience.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Experience: watercolour painting

    Course Date: Sun 1 Oct 2017 (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

  8. Extended drawing for artists and makers

    Course Date: Mon 2 Oct 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A multi-disciplinary course that will help broaden your skills and experience. Record, imagine, visualise, transform, narrate and develop through a series of practical projects. This exciting course is designed to help you place drawing at the centre of your chosen artistic discipline.
    Full fee: £959.00
    Senior fee: £959.00
    Concession: £585.00

  9. Exploring and explaining abstract painting

    Course Date: Fri 6 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical course that examines major themes in abstract painting, including colour, space, gesture and concept. Learn how to develop your own abstract images, explore different painting techniques, and begin to make connections with the key ideas that have shaped abstract painting.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  10. Painting 2

    Course Date: Fri 6 Oct 2017 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Covers themes similar to those in 'Painting 1', but in more depth and with a stronger emphasis on experimentation. Suitable if you already have some experience in painting. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £195.00

  11. Watercolour: still life for beginners

    Course Date: Fri 6 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and learn about primary, secondary and tertiary watercolour mixing. The emphasis will be on the different watercolour techniques used for painting still life compositions on both a small and a larger scale.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  12. Start drawing

    Course Date: Sun 8 Oct 2017 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, we will introduce key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience; a great way to learn the basics or prepare for longer courses.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  13. Exploring colour for artists and makers

    Course Date: Fri 13 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Combining theory and practice, experimentation and intuition, this practical course for painters will help you unlock ways of matching, imagining, organising and applying colour.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £247.00
    Concession: £188.00

  14. Advanced painting

    Course Date: Fri 13 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting opportunity to extend your painting practice, with guidance from an experienced tutor. You'll be given practical support and be encouraged to identify areas of interest and personal approaches to making paintings.
    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £255.00
    Concession: £195.00

  15. Drawing into watercolour

    Course Date: Tue 31 Oct 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Starting with drawing, a series of exercises and experimental studies will introduce you to watercolour painting, by working both with observation and intuition, in a journey through colour and mark-making.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

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