Adult Art Classes and Events

Painting from beginning to end

Learn how to prime boards, stretch canvas and paint from life in this friendly class suitable for all abilities.



Part One: 4, 11, 25 Sept, 2, 9, 16 Oct

9.30am to 11.30am

Part Two: 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov 4, 11 Dec

9.30am to 11.30am




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?


Part one: 

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

Put together and stretch a linen canvas onto wooden stretcher bars and use the correct technique to prime the canvas.

Work and experiment with Oil paints and Acrylic paints.


Part Two:

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.


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.