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Our art courses vary from drawing and painting, paper making and mosaic through to raising your confidence through creativity. Tutors encourage students to present and share their work, engage in group discussion and develop critiquing skills.

Art - Practical: Continuing Abstract Art View details

A practical and thoughtful course based around the examination of visual language and the exploration of ideas. Students carry out their own explorations into abstract art under the guidance of the tutor, whilst benefiting from group discussions, practical activities, a gallery visit, etc.

Art & Mindfulness 4 View details

Improve or start afresh with drawing and painting techniques working in a reflective way you will develop your concentration skills and a deeper awareness of colour, shape , pattern and light movement around you.This is an introduction and revision of painting skills; you can explore your emotions as you learn to mix and control use of colour to make harmonies or contrasts. Also enjoy meeting others, making friendships and painting together in a relaxed way. Develop art work from still life and also personal themes with one to one support from your tutor as well as a tool box of skills to take away and work independently. Use watercolour in an expressive way and explore techniques including wet into wet and making textural effects, glazing and building up with colour. This is a practical course with reference to the work of other artists as well to stimulate techniques for different themes and incorporate into your own art work. This course is for people attending St Charles Cafe.

Art and Craft the Multicultural Way View details

We will investigate the arts and crafts of a chosen culture through looking at slides, books and actual artefacts where possible. You will then make your own arts or crafts work influenced in some way by what you have learnt. The influence may be more or less subtle. The range of media we have to hand is quite large, including normal drawing and painting materials, many textile materials, clay, printing materials. You will receive help from the tutor in developing your ideas and in technical matters. You can use media with which you are familiar or try something new. The group is very supportive of its members and everyone shares ideas.

Art and Crafts View details

Open to all levels this course provides the support and opportunity to develop and explore personal creativity. The tutor will demonstrate an arts and crafts activity and then support participants to do the activity themselves. Participants will be shown techniques and have time to build confidence in using them. Ideas will be suggested but participants will also be welcome to choose their own.

Art and Place View details

The course aims to introduce students the ways in which contemporary artists explore and respond to places and spaces. We shall do this using: rapid sketching, frottage as documentation, psychogeographic focus exercises, collaborative drawing and installation.

Art by the Sea 1 Term 3 (Reaching Out Programme) View details

This course gives students the opportunity to experiment with a range of materials and complete a number of exciting projects in art including landscape painting, portraiture and a personal project. In a highly supportive environment, students are given practical advice on colour mixing; the use of tone to create three dimensions and encouraged to explore a wide range of approaches in art so that they may find their own individual style.

Art By the Sea 2 Term 2 (Reaching Out Programme) View details

This course gives students the opportunity to experiment with a range of materials and complete a number of exciting projects in art including landscape painting, portraiture and a personal project. In a highly supportive environment, students are given practical advice on colour mixing; the use of tone to create three dimensions and encouraged to explore a wide range of approaches in art so that they may find their own individual style.

Art for All View details

Come along and learn painting and drawing skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The course is suitable for beginners or those who would like to further develop their painting and drawing skills. Designed with themed sessions that will enable you to explore effective techniques, materials and equipment at your own pace and level of experience. If you prefer, individual projects can also be undertaken within the course. The tutor will support you to develop the skills required to complete your chosen subject area and create an effective piece of artwork. You will be able to learn about different approaches to painting and drawing, how to observe and capture the essence of what you are looking at, the characteristics of painting and drawing media, and most of all, develop your own individual creative style. Join us and enjoy the pleasure of painting and drawing!

Art for All View details

Come along and learn painting and drawing skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The course is suitable for beginners or those who would like to further develop their painting and drawing skills. Designed with themed sessions that will enable you to explore effective techniques, materials and equipment at your own pace and level of experience. If you prefer, individual projects can also be undertaken within the course. The tutor will support you to develop the skills required to complete your chosen subject area and create an effective piece of artwork. You will be able to learn about different approaches to painting and drawing, how to observe and capture the essence of what you are looking at, the characteristics of painting and drawing media, and most of all, develop your own individual creative style. Join us and enjoy the pleasure of painting and drawing!

Art for All View details

Come along and learn painting and drawing skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The course is suitable for beginners or those who would like to further develop their painting and drawing skills. Designed with themed sessions that will enable you to explore effective techniques, materials and equipment at your own pace and level of experience. If you prefer, individual projects can also be undertaken within the course. The tutor will support you to develop the skills required to complete your chosen subject area and create an effective piece of artwork. You will be able to learn about different approaches to painting and drawing, how to observe and capture the essence of what you are looking at, the characteristics of painting and drawing media, and most of all, develop your own individual creative style. Join us and enjoy the pleasure of painting and drawing!