Painting & Drawing for Beginners (Thur), 6-8:30pm

Starts Thursday 12 September


This Course is now full

Refine your technique and express your creative vision with this drawing and painting course.  This course is for beginners and improvers.

Through practical exercises and constructive support, this inspiring course is designed to build your artistic skills and take your creativity further. From the fundamentals of sketching and colour, to composition, painting and experimenting with style, you will study and explore an engaging variety of creative media and subject matter.

Suitable for complete beginners or experienced artists looking to broaden their horizons, the carefully structured syllabus allows you to progress and consolidate your learning at your own pace.

The course is geared around the needs of the group but will cover topics such as:

  • Perspective
  • Drawing in pencil, pen and ink
  • Drawing plants and flowers
  • Distinction between pen and pencil
  • Materials and colours
  • Watercolour techniques and preparation
  • Size and proportion of pictures
  • Composition
  • Experiments with style

Our tutors are practising artists themselves, sharing their experience and expertise through one to one guidance and feedback. Combined with the opportunity to discuss your art with other students in our friendly studio, the course offers a perfect environment to achieve your full artistic potential.

An ideal course for those wishing to start drawing or painting or are returning after a break.  This course will cover different aspects that will help you find the right media and technique. 

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Our classes are small enough to allow one-to-one tuition so there is plenty advice and guidance during this ten week course.


Ten Thursday evenings 6 - 8:30pm 
Ten week term 12th September - 28th November
Two week half term w/c 21st & 28th October


The course fee excludes materials and paper can be purchased by the sheet.  A suggested materials list can be found here


Course fee £160
Parking available for £25 subject to availability - please request by email


If you have any further questions regarding this course or require advice in choosing the right course for you please feel free to email The Cheltenham School of Art at or call us on 07522 003024.