Classes - Spring 2020

Listed below are all the classes for Spring 2020. We run a number of

multi-week courses and Saturday Workshops.

If you'd like to find out more about the class tutors then we have a

section at the bottom of this page.

To make a booking please call us on 01455 636339 or visit Rose in-store.

Weekly Classes -

Spring 2020


Can Sing, Can't Sing, Wanna Sing

Class 1: Monday 10:00 - 12:00, Starts 20th Jan  2020, 10 weeks, £80.

P.A.Y.G available if spaces at £10 per session

Who is it suitable for?

Everyone, regardless of musical experience or ability.

What will it cover? 

Informal singing with a group class where you will learn to enjoy the health benefits and wellbeing of singing.

What will I need to bring?

No equipment necessary.


Life Drawing

Class 1: Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00, Starts 15th Jan 2020  10 weeks, £130.

Who is it suitable for?

Beginners and those with some experience. Over 16s only.

What will it cover? 

Life drawing of the human figure, from observation and usually naked.  Scott will guide you through various postures and the use of various drawing and painting media.

What will I need to bring?

Cartridge paper and a range of pencils and charcoal.

Drawing and Painting

Class 1: Monday        19:00 - 21:00, Starts 13th Jan. 2020, 10 weeks, £100.

Class 2: Tuesday       13.30 - 15.30, Starts 14th Jan  2020  10 weeks  £100

Class 3: Tuesday       19:00 - 21:00, Starts  14th Jan 2020, 10 weeks, £100.

Class 4: Wednesday 13:30 - 15:30,  Starts 15th Jan  2020, 10 weeks, £100.

Who is it suitable for?

Suitable for beginners and people with some experience.

What will it cover? 

Develop techniques and build confidence working on set themes or projects of personal choice.

What will I need to bring?

A list of materials required  will be supplied before the start of the course.


Animal Portraits

Tutor: Julie Manson

Class 1: Wednesday 10.00 - 12.00, 5 weeks £50.00 

Starts  5th Feb. 2020

Who is it suitable for?

Suitable for beginners and anyone that feels they would like to learn how to draw and paint animals


What will it cover? 

Explore the natural world with a short course in animal portrait painting. Focusing on bringing life to animal and wildlife painting this course aims to inspire students to connect to the subject and portray the uniqueness of each creature . The course will move through observational drawing and end with the creation of a finished piece in the medium of your choice.



What will I need to bring?


A list of materials required will be supplied before the start of the course.



Class 1: Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00, Starts 14th Jan    2020, 10 weeks, £100.

Class 2:  Friday   10:00 - 12:00, Starts 17th Jan 2020      10 weeks, £100.

Who is it suitable for?

Suitable for beginners and people with some experience.

What will it cover? 

Learn new techniques and build your confidence with watercolour painting. Combine materials and create exciting effects under the guidance of Claire.

What will I need to bring?

Watercolour paint, paper and brushes.


Botanical Painting

Class 1: Thursday 19.00 - 21.00, Starts 16th Jan 2020    10 weeks, £100.

Class 2: Saturday 10:00 - 12:00, Starts  18th Jan 2020   10 weeks, £100.

Who is it suitable for?

For anyone who is a beginner to botanical art; the course will cover the basics in terms of both skills and equipment. For students who already have some experience already, the course aims to help you develop the skills you already have and to increase both your confidence and ability.

What will it cover? 

Kate will guide you through the stages involved in producing a piece of accurate botanical work.

What will I need to bring?

Watercolour paint, paper and brushes.

Painting and Drawing

Class 1: Thursday 10:00 - 12:00, Starts 16th Jan 2020, 10 weeks, £100.

Who is it suitable for?

 No experience necessary, just a willingness to "have a go".

What will it cover? 

Join us on a creative journey in a relaxed and supportive environment where you will have the opportunity to explore diverse approaches to making exciting art works on a variety of themes, in a mixture of media. We will be studying the work of other artists for inspiration and experimenting with different techniques.

What will I need to bring?

Mixed media (some to borrow),  paper and brushes etc.


Painting in Acrylics

Class 1: Thursday 1:30 - 3:30, Starts 16th Jan 2020  5 weeks, £50.

Who is it suitable for?

 No experience necessary, just a willingness to "have a go".

What will it cover? 

Always fancied painting in acrylics, but don't know where to start? Come and join us to make exciting works on a variety of themes. We will study the work of other artists and experiment with different painting techniques and surfaces.

What will I need to bring?

Acrylic paints,  paper, board, and brushes etc.


Saturday Workshops - Spring 2020


Saturday Workshop - Portrait Classes

Class 1: Beginners Portrait       Saturday 25th Jan   13.30 - 16.30    £40 .

Class 2: Intermediate Portrait  Saturday 22nd Feb, 13.30 - 16.30 £40

Who is it suitable for?

Suitable for those that are new to portraits and those that have done a little bit of portrait painting previously.

What will it cover? 

Join us for an afternoon portrait painting with Scott.

Class 1 will look at using dry media, such as pencil, charcoal and conte.

Class 2 will introduce you to colour and how to mix flesh tones and guide you with your portrait.

You will be working from a live model throughout the afternoon.


What will I need to bring?

Please bring willow charcoal, a pencil, eraser, and acrylic paint (red, yellow, blue, white) and brushes (for intermediate class)

Saturday Workshop - Beginners Life Drawing

Tutor: Scott Bridgwood

Saturday 14th March 2020   13.30 - 16.30      £40.00

Who is it suitable for?

For people new to life drawing.

What will it cover? 

Scott will take you through the various stages of life drawing, working from a model throughout the afternoon.

What will I need to bring?

Paper provided, please bring pencils, charcoal/conte and an eraser.



Saturday Workshop - 2 Colour Lino Cut Prints

Tutor: Sarah Holden

Saturday 29th Feb. and 7th March (2 weeks) 13.30 - 16.30      £75.00

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone that would like to create their own 2 colour print lino cuts.  All stages will be covered with plenty of one-to-one tuition.

What will it cover? 

Day 1

Sarah will explain the fundamental aspects of relief printing. She will then demonstrate how to transfer a design onto a piece of lino and how to cut into lino safely. The next section of the workshop you will create a registration sheet. You will complete the first stage of lino cutting by the end of the session.

Day 2
Using your registration sheets, you will finish cutting and printing the first layer. Sarah will show each participant how to ink their plates and print their first layer. She will then help each participant prepare their next section to add their final prints.

What will I need to bring?

Everything will be provided.


Saturday Workshop - willow weaving T.B.A.

Tutor: Jean Savage

Class 1: Saturday 13.00 - 17.00 T.B.A.

Who is it suitable for?

Suitable for anyone that would like to have a go at willow weaving.

What will it cover? 


What will I need to bring?

All materials are provided,


Saturday Workshop -  Needlefelt Workshop

Tutor: Gemma Bee

Class 1: Saturday 13.30 - 16.30 T.B.A. £40 (includes all materials).

Who is it suitable for?

A needle felting workshop suitable for complete beginners and those who know a little of the technique. Needle felting is simple to learn and very addictive once you start.

What will it cover? 

 Colour and design variants will be down to your own creative interpretation, but Gemma will bring with her plenty of examples and inspiration. You will be able to take your needles and a colour printed workshop handout with you at the end of the class. The handout includes step by step photos and descriptions of the techniques used.

What will I need to bring?

All materials are provided.


Coming in the Summer........

if you would like to attend any of these, please email me.


Introduction to Watercolours


7.00 - 9.00p.m. (2 session course)

No experience necessary for this short course on watercolours. We will look at the different paints and papers available, which brushes do what, and how to mix the paint. We will look at how to achieve washes and paint simple landscapes.

Cost = £30.00

All materials provided.

Introduction to Drawing


1.30 - 3.30 (2 session course)

Have you always wanted to draw, and you are not quite sure where to start? This is a great way to get you started. Rose will take you through the basics on how to draw simple shapes, how to shade, how to depict objects and work on still life projects.

Cost = £20.00

Colour and Colour Mixing in Watercolours


1.30 - 3.30 (3 sessions)

We will begin by looking at where some of the day to day colours we take for granted come from originally, and what they can all mean, and then move onto colour mixing, creating your own charts to use as a reference in your own watercolour painting. Please bring your own paints and brushes.

Cost = £30.00

Meet the Tutors

Rose Allinson,

B.A.Hons., MA.

Rose is joint proprietor and has a with a wealth of knowledge and experience across the whole media spectrum. She is a highly qualified and experienced tutor and runs our classes in Drawing and Painting. She gained her BA and MA from Birmingham's famous School of Jewellery, and worked there for a number of years, as well as in many of our local schools and colleges.

Rose's Classes:

Claire Botterill,

B.A. Hons.

Claire is a dedicated tutor, full of enthusiasm for developing student’s skills, knowledge and confidence whilst having fun in a relaxed atmosphere. She is a graduate of De Montfort University, where she studied ceramics.  Claire is is an award winning painter who exhibits widely.

Claire's Classes:

Scott Bridgwood,

B.A. Hons.

Scott is an award winning figurative painter, who graduated from the prestigious Chelsea Art College and has exhibited widely in the Uk and overseas. He is a hugely respected tutor and his Life Drawing Classes are renown here in the UK and overseas.

Scott's Classes:

Kate Nutall

SBA, SBA Dip Dist

Kate is passionate about botanical art, achieving a Distinction in the Distance Learning Diploma Course run by the Society of Botanical Artists. She was made a full member of the Society in 2008 and has been teaching since then. She loves passing on skills to her classes and watching them improve as much as she enjoys painting herself. She exhibits annually at the Society of Botanical Artists' Open Exhibition in London. 

Kate's Classes:

Kirsty Whitrow


Kirsty is a fine art graduate from Leicester and specialises in large scale school and hospital projects, as well as running classes and workshops in mosaics and mixed media throughout Leicestershire. We are delighted to add her to our team of tutors.

Kirsty's Classes:

Sarah Holden


Sarah is an experienced tutor who runs printing classes throughout the East Midlands.


Carl Hodson

Carl Hodson is a  talented musician and songwriter and has over 5 years experience of leading singing groups. .

Carl is well regarded for his warm, supportive and friendly approach. He is a strong advocate of the health benefits of singing and believes that group singing can create a sense of wellbeing.

Jean Savage

Jean is a Leicestershire weaver who has a whole range of experience in weaving - small domestic size weaving projects to much larger sculptural forms.

Jean's Class:

Julie Manson

Julie is Leicester Society of Artists member, and has a relaxed approach to encouraging  students to develop their work through curiosity and personal growth. She has a strong interest in emotional communication in painting

Julie's Class:

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