Paint Cans

NEW FOR 2021

ART ON THE GO...

we bring the class to you

Starting in the Spring/Summer of 2021 we will begin offering our art classes and workshops at a place of your choosing. Inside or outside and always within COVID-19 regulations. We come to you.

Weekly Classes - Summer 2021.

Fingers crossed that classes will resume again on the week beginning 12th April, and we will welcome you all back to classes again.

We have rearranged the classroom and will be investing in new teaching aids and reducing some class numbers. Your safety is of our utmost concern.

 
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Portrait Drawing and Painting         NEW

Class 1: Monday 1.30 - 3.30, Starts 12th April 2021 5 weeks, £75.

Who is it suitable for?

Beginners and those with some experience.

What will it cover? 

Been inspired by Portrait Artist of the Year? Well now's the chance to have a go under the guidance of Scott, will guide you in your drawing plus the use of various drawing and painting media.

What will I need to bring?

Initially, cartridge paper and a range of pencils and charcoal.

 

Drawing and Painting

Class 1: Monday        19:00 - 21:00, Starts 12th April 2021, 10 weeks, £110

Class 2: Tuesday       13.30 - 15.30, Starts 13th April 2021  10 weeks £110

Class 3: Tuesday       19:00 - 21:00, Starts 13th April 2021, 10 weeks, £110.

Class 4: Wednesday 13:30 - 15:30,  Starts 14th April 2021, 10 weeks, £110.

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.

 

Watercolours

Class 1: Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00, Starts 13th April 2021, 10 weeks, £110.

Class 2:  Friday   10:00 - 12:00, Starts 16th April 2021  10 weeks, £110.

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.

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Painting in Acrylics

Class 1: Wednesday 10.00 - 12.00 Starts 14th April 2021  5 weeks, £60.

Class 2: Thursday       1:30 - 3:30,  Starts 15th April 2021  10 weeks, £110.

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.

 

Life Drawing

Class 1: Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00, Starts 14th April 2021  10 weeks, £150.

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.

 
 

Painting and Drawing

Class 1: Thursday 10:00 - 12:00, Starts 15th April 2021, 10 weeks, £110.

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.

Botanical Painting

Class 1: Thursday 19.00 - 21.00, Starts 20th May  2021 8 weeks, £90.

Class 2: Saturday 10:00 - 12:00, Starts  15th May 2021  8 weeks, £90.

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.

Summer Workshops 2021

 We hope to be, eventually, offering plenty of workshops and short courses in the Summer of 2021.

Please do keep coming back and checking.

 

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

B.A.Hons

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:

Ella Holden

B.A.Hons

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

Sarah's Classes:
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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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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: