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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  1. Get skills in: stretching and priming canvas and paper

    Course Date: Mon 25 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The 'Get Skills in' courses are aimed at those wishing to acquire or refresh skills in specific, vital art practices. This one is a must for painters wishing to stretch and prime their own canvases and paper to paint onto. Learn about the different types of canvas and paper surfaces.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  2. Collograph

    Course Date: Mon 25 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  3. Get skills in: drawing in proportion

    Course Date: Tue 26 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The 'Get Skills in' courses are aimed at those wishing to acquire or refresh skills in specific, vital art practices. This one is a must for anyone engaged in figurative and representational drawing or painting. You will learn how to 'look' objectively and how to measure relative scales and object/form relationships.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  4. Introduction to experimental life drawing with mixed media

    Course Date: Wed 27 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience a diverse range of guided exercises and approaches to drawing the figure, employing a variety of media. A practical drawing course to aid observational drawing, inspire your interest in figure drawing or access new and innovative ways of approaching the art of drawing itself.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  5. Colour sketchbook for artists and makers

    Course Date: Fri 29 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create an experimental colour sketchbook that will serve as a vital personal resource to inform your work as an artist or maker. Combining theory and practice, experimentation, intuition and personal interest this practical course for creatives will help you unlock ways of using colour in a dynamic way. .
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

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    Anatomical portrait drawing

    Course Date: Fri 29 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enhance your portraits by uncovering what lies beneath the surface. Through demonstration and direct observation of the model you will examine proportion, rotation and the key anatomical structures of the head and neck that denote likeness.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  7. Inspired by nature: working with pastels

    Course Date: Sat 30 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working with the expressive and colourful medium of both soft and oil pastels, you will respond to the colours and textures of plants and flowers. Suitable for all levels, this course involves making composition studies, leading up to a final, larger, more resolved piece.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  8. Etching and photo etching

    Course Date: Sat 30 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  9. Paint a portrait in oils

    Course Date: Sat 30 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to draw and paint portraits using traditional methods of observation, composition and mark making. Working from a variety of professional portrait models you will start with pencil and charcoal and progress on to oil painting.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Practical workshops for artists: gesso panels and egg tempera

    Course Date: Sat 30 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For clarity and brightness of colour, egg tempera is the perfect medium. Learn the recipe and technique of this ancient painting medium and learn to make your own traditional gesso panels.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £189.00

  11. Printmaking: monoprinting, stencils and collage

    Course Date: Sun 31 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The ‘low-tech’ nature of monoprinting makes it one of the most accessible methods of printmaking but also one of the most creative. Combined with stencils and collage this will be an exciting and enjoyable course to develop and inform your current art practice or, as a starting point for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  12. Abstract painting, focus on colour and large-scale techniques

    Course Date: Mon 1 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Inspired by the Abstract Expressionists? Explore a range of large-scale painting techniques, including staining, squeegees, rollers and stencils. Learn how to investigate ideas in tone and colour, and develop the art of controlled experimentation! Some basic experience required.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £176.00

  13. Watercolour painting intensive: all levels

    Course Date: Mon 1 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Devote a week of your summer to watercolour painting and be challenged to try or re-visit a number of watercolour techniques, considering process and colour as you focus on your favourite methods to develop a more personal body of work.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  14. Learn to use: oil pastels

    Learn to use: oil pastels

    Course Date: Wed 3 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the versatility and rich colours of this beautiful drawing and painting medium. Through practical exercises, discover its potential to create oil-like surface effects and its suitability for sketching and outdoor colour work.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  15. Life painting: two-day pose for intermediates

    Course Date: Sun 7 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy spending two Sundays painting the human form from a single pose. Working in layers of tone and subtle colour, you'll create a richly resolved and expressive life painting.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  16. Portrait painting: two-day pose for intermediates

    Course Date: Sun 7 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy spending two Sundays painting a portrait from a single pose. Working in layers of tone and subtle colour, you'll create a richly resolved and expressive portrait painting.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  17. Large-scale relief printing: woodcut, linocut, collograph intensive

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Large scale printmaking enables expressive mark making. Use woodcut, linocut and collograph techniques to produce big, bold and multi-coloured, multi-layered prints for you to take home.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  18. Drawing and painting techniques and materials

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Combine methods gleaned from art history with the diverse practices of contemporary art and explore a storehouse of mixed-media drawing and painting techniques.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  19. Start watercolour

    Course Date: Tue 9 Apr 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a range of watercolour techniques such as layering, masking out and creating textures, to gain basic skills and an insight into the possibilities of this exciting medium. Includes some work from still life observation.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  20. Cyanotype printmaking in a day

    Course Date: Fri 12 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cyanotype is a photographic printing process which produces a beautiful deep blue print from a variety of artwork, including drawings, photographs, physical objects or combinations of all of these. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

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