Adult Art Classes and Events

Painting from beginning to end

Ever wanted to know how to stretch a canvas? Prime a board? How to prepare a surface to paint on? Ever wondered how to layer up a painting so that it has depth of light and colour? Learn how to prime boards, stretch canvas and paint from life in this friendly class suitable for all abilities.




Learn how to prime boards and the importance of undercoats in painting. 

Put together and stretch a canvas onto wooden stretcher bars and use the correct technique to prime the canvas. Work and experiment with Oil paints and Acrylic paints.



4, 11, 25 September 2019 - 9.30am to 11.30am

2, 9, 16 October 2019 - 9.30am to 11.30am






Continue priming surfaces, and introduce different materials as a base for work, with traditional and modern materials. Learn why the knowledge of a picture’s structure can be fundamental to its success and longevity. Work on short paintings and a longer composition, over a few weeks from life.



6, 13, 20, 27 November 2019 - 9.30am to 11.30am

4, 11 December 2019 - 9.30am to 11.30am






All materials provided plus tea and biscuits. 

Discounted rates for course booking but individual classes can also be booked.

£5 concessions are available on all art classes for students and over 60's.