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Art Courses

Workshop - Soft pastels

This workshop aims to introduce you to and develop your skills in the use of soft pastels.


Drawing and Painting at Carlisle (monthly)

This course aims to improve drawing and painting skills. A variety of media and topics will be covered. It is possible to join the course after the start date, phone for details.


Pen & Wash and Mixed Media

This course is aimed at beginners and those with some experience and will be structured around demonstrations, set work and students’ own projects. Skills and confidence in the techniques of pen drawing, applying watercolour and ink washes, oil pastel, soft pastel, watercolour pencils, collage, etc. will be developed. A variety of subjects will be covered.


Mixed media

This course will be structured around demonstrations, set work and students’ own projects. A variety of water based media will be covered including watercolour, gouache, watercolour pencils and oil and soft pastels. The course is designed to encourage and support a personal and experimental approach to various media and subject matter.


Watercolour for Improvers

This course will be structured around demonstrations, set work and students’ own projects. A variety of techniques and subjects will be covered. A slightly longer session (2½ hours) allows students more time to complete paintings and also allows the tutor to offer advice as the work nears completion. The course is designed to encourage and support a personal and experimental approach to the medium and subject matter.


Watercolour for Beginners

This course is aimed at beginners. Each week one or two topics will be covered to enable you to gain confidence and the skills to create your own watercolour paintings. A variety of techniques and subjects will be covered.


Draw to Paint

This course is aimed at beginners and improvers who want to refresh and develop their drawing and painting skills. Being able to draw the subject, capturing its form, texture, etc. before painting it can lead to a more successful piece of work. It will benefit students who want to learn the basic elements of drawing and painting so that they can become more confident and successful at it. A variety of techniques and subjects will be covered.


Learn to Paint

This course is aimed at beginners who wish to try out various painting mediums and techniques and improvers who are looking to refresh or develop their painting skills. We shall explore diluted and impasto techniques to make use of the versatility of acrylic paints. This will include capturing texture, light and dark (contrast), colour mixing, composition, etc. Oil pastels, soft pastels and soft graphite pencils will also be covered as well as a variety of subjects. The course will be structured around demonstrations, set work and students’ own projects.


Pen & Wash with Mixed Media

This course is aimed at beginners and those with some experience and will be structured around demonstrations, set work and students’ own projects. Skills and confidence in the techniques of pen drawing, applying watercolour and ink washes, oil pastel, soft pastel, watercolour pencils, collage, etc. will be developed. A variety of subjects will be covered.


Oil Painting workshop

This workshop aims to introduce and develop your skills in oil painting. We shall look at the variety of ways in applying this medium.


Acrylic & Mixed Media workshop

This workshop aims to introduce and develop your skills in acrylic painting and combining it with other media.


Are you a member of an art group?
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