Category Archives: art classes

Spring Classes and Resolutions


The New Year, a New Decade, is on the horizon.  This is a good time for you to make art one of your New Year’s Resolutions

I make resolutions every year – some I keep, some I don’t. Whatever happens it is a good moment to pause, and look forward.

antony williams egg tempera masterclass Art you and New Year's resolution

This coming year I plan to spend more time painting, and to set the time aside in my diary. Second on my to-do list is to take courses so I can try new ways of doing things.  I have my eye on Antony Williams and his Egg Tempera course at the end of February. 

Below are a number of courses so YOU can set time aside, on a regular basis. There is something for everyone from Beginners Drawing Taster morning, to Lino Printing, Oil Painting courses and Acrylic courses. Try the Introduction to Abstract Expressionist Painting if you are interested in non-figurative work.  If you have done a bit of oil painting but want to learn more try the Intermediate Oil Painting classThe Drawing into Oil Painting for Beginners course will build up your skills month by month, with time in the studio and work to do at home.

Art you and New Year's resolution

New this year is the Art Club.  The studio is open on Wednesdays for the club, from 10.00 – 5.00. It is a great place to get away from the regular cares of life, and paint or draw without distraction.  There are tables, easels, tea and coffee, a beautiful view plus time  to chat and compare notes with other artists. On the second Wednesday of each month there will be a life model in the evening from 6.00-9.00pm. This is included in the Club fee.  

Casa Rosa, Andalucia painting course
Art you and New Year's resolution

If you are missing the sun have a look at the two different weeks in Andalucia in the Spring. The first week, 18th – 25th April Casa Rosa, a tutored week with me, Kate Measham leading the group. The second week, 25th April – 2nd May, Artists Take Over Casa Rosa is untutored but all the food, studio space, and glorious surroundings of Casa Rosa available.

Keep an eye on HAMPSHIREART studio throughout 2020 – we are planning more masterclasses, art, yoga, and wellbeing classes, and many fun one or two day courses.

Remember: The New Year, a New Decade, is on the horizon.  This is a good time for you to make art one of your New Year’s Resolutions. Contact me if you want any more information.

Autumn Art Classes – enjoying the process


All the best ideas come through practise, hard work and enjoying the process.

A regular visual workout improves your dexterity, your understanding and your thought processes. Sometimes it is hard. You have to take risks, and it might not always be a masterpiece, but to get better you have to take a step into the unknown. Then, next time it won’t be so unnerving.

Come to regular classes, work through different ideas in a supportive atmosphere and start enjoying the process.

This autumn join a regular Thursday art course with a mix of drawing, painting and life drawing. There is a price incentive to sign up for batched days at a time. Equally you may want to only do Life drawing, or painting, or drawing. Maybe this sounds complicated – hopefully you can understand the variations.

If you want to sign up or discuss options contact me Kate Measham

Drawing

  • Thursday September 12th, 26th
  • Thursday October 17th, 31st
  • Thursday November 21st
  • 10.00 – 13.00
  • £40/morning

These drawing sessions will be based on still lifes with a different focus each week. These will include: line, tone, markmaking, composition, and experimental drawing.

Large drawing of Laval
Enjoying the process of markmaking

Painting

  • Thursday September 19th
  • Thursday October 10th, 24th
  • Thursday November 7th, 28th
  • 10.00 – 16.00
  • £80/afternoon

To some degree these painting sessions will continue from the drawing sessions of the previous week. They will be based on the same Still life with a strong focus each week.

Oil painting for beginners
Spanish Biscuits, Casa Rosa

This painting is from my spring trip to Casa Rosa.

For the autumn trip have a look at Autumn in Andalucia

Life Drawing

  • Thursday September 12th, 26th
  • Thursday October 17th, 31st
  • Thursday November 21st
  • 13.00 – 17.00
  • £50/afternoon

dance movement sketch
Pencil drawing of a girl dancing, moving to and fro.

These afternoon sessions will include a variety of different styles of life drawing. These will include the following: measured, moving, from old master poses, two models, and experimental.

To try and keep the pricing simple: if you buy any mix of 5 classes at one go you get a 5% discount. If you buy 10 classes at one go you get a 10% discount.

If you want to sign up or discuss options contact me Kate Measham

All classes will be at the Studio, Bransbury, SO21 3QJ. Have a look at Hampshire Art studio for more classes.

In addition we have a student concession at Cass art who will give you a 10% discount on a basket of materials for classes with us.