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Art Courses

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.


Workshop - Acrylic painting & mixed media - buildings

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


Learn to Paint

This course is aimed at beginners who want to try out various painting mediums and techniques and improvers who are looking to refresh or develop their painting skills. Using the versatility of water based gouache paints we will look at watercolour and basic oil painting techniques. This will include capturing texture, light and dark (contrast), colour mixing, composition, etc. Oil pastels, soft pastels and soft graphite pencils will be covered (acrylic paints could also be included if students wanted). A variety of subjects will be covered. The course will be structured around demonstrations, set work and students’ own projects.


Pen & Wash

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 with watercolour and ink washes will be developed. A variety of subjects will be covered.


Workshop - Colour and colour tone

Add dynamism to your paintings through the use of colour. Many terms are used in colour theory; high and low key, colour intensity, colour temperature, contrast, etc. This workshop aims to demystify the theory and put it into practice, helping to improve the overall look of your paintings. You can work in your preferred medium (watercolour, acrylic or soft pastel).


Pen and Wash

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 with watercolour and ink washes 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 media will be covered including watercolour, gouache, acrylic paint, inks, watercolour pencils, oil pastels, pastel pencils and soft pastels. The course is designed to encourage and support a personal and experimental approach to various media and subject matter.


Workshop - Water-soluble Inktense pencils & blocks

This workshop aims to introduce you to and develop your skills in the use of Inktense pencils/blocks.


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.


Are you a member of an art group?
Would you like a workshop run for your group? Please see Bespoke courses page.

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