On-Line Courses for the Autumn Term

This Autumn we have a choice of three outstanding online art courses available.

These will be delivered by ZOOM, with a WhatsApp group for each course. There will be a demonstration and instruction in there morning of the class followed by a one to one crit in the afternoon. In addition, the classes are recorded so you can follow them at a time to suit you.

We think this encompasses the educational, the personal, and the supportive social aspect of the very best sort of on-line classes.


Standing On the Shoulders of Giants

  • Tutor, Alex Fowler
  • September 30th, October 7th, 14th, and 21st
  • 10.00 – 12.00, and a crit at 4.00pm
  • Class is delivered by ZOOM with a dedicated WhatsApp group
  • The class will be recorded so you can replay it whilst you paint in the afternoon.
  • £160/4 classes or £50/day

Each week you will work from a painting in the wonderful collection of the National Gallery in London. You will be asked to download an image from their website


This series of four classes will look at works by some of the Old Masters. There is no better way to improve your painting than by copying the great art of the past – by “standing on the shoulders of giants”.

To buy individual weeks go to the page for more information:

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Still Life with Acrylics

  • Tutor, Eve Dawson
  • October 11th, 18th, November 1st, 8th
  • Via Zoom and Whatsapp
  • 10.00-12.00 demonstration and exercises, return at 4.00pm for individual crits
  • £160/course
  • The Zoom class will be recorded, but not the crits at the end of the day.

Eve Dawson will guide you through the exciting world of painting with acrylics. Gain confidence by learning different approaches, and processes.


You will be painting from a simple still life that you will set up, as directed by Eve. Live, in your own space, your still life will include flowers, fruit, china and textiles similar to those painted by artists such as Matisse and Van Gogh but chosen by you.  Eve will demonstrate the different approaches of a new artist each week, and how these techniques can be realised in acrylic.

Oil Painting from Life, at Home

  • Tutor, Michael Weller
  • 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November and 2nd December
  • 10.00 – 12.00 via ZOOM, and a crit at 4.00pm
  • Dedicated Whatsapp group
  • The Zoom class will be recorded, but not the crits at the end of the day.
  • Suitable for anyone with some experience of painting with oils
  • £200/course

From small beginnings follow Michael through different areas of painting, from life, and all at home. Rediscover and reinterpret your everyday objects and settings.


The first week will be a Still Life with a few objects.You will paint on a support, that is just big enough to hold all three pieces. You will paint the objects life-size. Week two is a view of your room, as a landscape. This is an introduction to painting sight-size. Third week is a self-portrait using a mirror. You will paint the head life size.Week four, you will paint yourself in your room, using a mirror. For the final week you will paint from the inside looking out, with a still life in the foreground.

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