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Short Courses

Our week-on-week short 4, 6 or 8 week courses allow students to immerse themselves in a range of media, learn new skills and become part of our art community. With classes available for beginners, intermediate and advanced students in a range of subjects.

Mid-course enrolments are welcome in many of our courses.

Workshops

For those interested in a one-off session, try our Weekend Workshops which run year-round on Saturdays and Sundays. As a bonus, any adult student enrolled in a short course receives a 10% discount on any weekend workshop in the same term.

Which course should I do?

  • Beginners: Beginner courses build confidence and skills, exploring the fundamentals and theory of art, including drawing, colour and composition across various media. Students are nurtured and encouraged to find their voice.
  • Intermediate (some experience): More experienced students can build on their skills by focusing on a particular medium in-depth or finessing a style or technique.
  • Advanced (Masterclass): For students who are confident and experienced and are striving to explore new or traditional techniques.

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Watercolour Workshop |  Landscapes with Saba Manesh

Watercolour Workshop | Landscapes with Saba Manesh

Bring your curiosity, a willingness to learn, and enjoy learning skills for painting landscapes and urban scenes in watercolour. This is a practical three-hour session where we'll cut through the complexities and get down to the essentials of painting nature scenes. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, this workshop is all about hands-on learning. You will learn a range of watercolour techniques, including colour mixing, brush control, and composition to give you a... [More]
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Watercolour Workshop | Landscapes with Saba Manesh

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Enrol in 3 or more workshops for adults in the one transaction and receive 10% discount on your fees. Discount applied at the checkout. No further discounts apply. No retrospective discounts.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Acrylic Painting | Miniature Art |  Mellissa Read-Devine

Acrylic Painting | Miniature Art | Mellissa Read-Devine

Although Mellissa is better known as a large scale impressionist painter, she actually started her art journey as a miniaturist painter and engraver. This unique art form, based on a minute scale, traces its roots back to the book paintings and illuminated manuscripts set in the 7th century. A work of fine art in miniature is a particularly personal object that draws the viewer into an intimate, concentrated little world that can be breathtaking in its execution. What to expect... [More]
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Acrylic Painting | Miniature Art | Mellissa Read-Devine

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<p>Although Mellissa is better known as a large scale impressionist painter, she actually started her art journey as a miniaturist painter and

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