Studio and Zoom Classes

We have a number of classes over the next few weeks, many of them on Zoom.

Look and Book

For more information, or if you have trouble finding what you are after please contact –

  • With Kate Measham
  • 9th, 16th 23rd Nov, 10-12.00am
  • £45/ 3 classes
  • Zoom.
  • suitable for all

On the Shoulders of Giants

Southampton City Art Gallery holds one of the finest collections of art in the south of England and holds ‘Designated’ status, awarded by Arts Council England.

This series of 5 classes, with three left until the end of November. You will look at a new painting each week and discover different aspects of interest. You will be shown ways to apply these to your own work.

Learn from the work and creativity of painters you admire and enrich your own paintings.

  • with Kate Measham
  • 11th 25th Nov,
  • 10am – 11.30pm
  • £15/class
  • Zoom
  • Suitable for all

Drawing: Making your Mark, Part I and Part II

Markmaking is an endless investigation, from a line in the sand, a handprint on a cave wall, to who knows where. Your marks, your handwriting , your fingerprints – these are all individual to YOU.

Drawing is a skill children use instinctively before they can write. Children just want to communicate and play, to discover a visual world. If you want to re-kindle your imagination, develop new skills and get in touch with your inner artist Drawing: Making your Mark, Part I and Part II are the way forward.

  • with Eve Dawson
  • 7th, 14th Dec
  • 10.00 – 12.00,
  • ZOOM
  • £40
  • suitable for all

Abstract Markmaking in Acrylics

The class will be about making an initial mark on your paper and then following through your instinctive ideas that will bring the page together as an abstract picture. Before you start you may have an idea for a picture – the sky? the seaside? the landscape? – but instead of copying a view or a photo you will produce marks with your colours from memory and in an abstract way.

  • 20th, 21st, 22nd Nov
  • 10.00am to 4.00pm
  • £380/course
  • lunch included 
  • Studio
  • Some oil painting experience needed

Accommodation is available – please contact Clare Dryden directly (

Portrait Painting with Andrew James MASTERCLASS

This course is aimed to help students build and refine their portrait drawing and painting skills. Whilst looking to develop futher facility in the use of oil paint, graphite and charcoal, alongside improvement of observational skills, there will be a strong emphasis upon generating expression in the work and a more powerful communication in their portrait painting. 

Andrew is a member of the New English Art Club and Vice President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. He has published a number of books and DVDs about portrait painting, and taught in various venues in the United Kingdom and Europe.

On Reflection – Looking at reflective surfaces (AC)

  • Tutor, Kate Measham
  • Wednesday 18th November
  • 10.00 – 11.30 am, Via Zoom
  • Free as part of the HAS Art Club, £12 for visitors

A shiny surface presents an interesting challenge. It is easy to be intimidated, but a step by step approach can break down the fear factor.

This Wednesday workshop will look at shape, value, colour and edge using a Still Life for reference.

Life Drawing

  • with Kate Measham
  • 11th, 25th Nov, 9th Dec
  • 6pm – 8pm
  • zoom, £12, and studio, £20

Life Drawing studio, Life drawing Zoom

  • Life drawing –

We are running our life drawing classes from the studio for those of you who would like to come to the studio, and via ZOOM for those of you who can’t make it to the studio.

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