Art Classes

Vale art classes every Tuesday. Mixed media painting and drawing 10 week courses. Most sessions will be accompanied with visual references. Classes will include step by step demonstrations. All abilities welcome

Drawing and Painting Various Mediums

A course for a ‘a little bit of everything’ suitable for all levels of ability with gradual and complete instructions every step of the way for each project.

The course will cover practices using various media i.e. pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolour, acrylic, pen and ink that vary from term to term.

You will be sent regular information via email for the medium and theme, prior to each project. Each project will begin with a drawing and exploring techniques session to prepare you for creating the artwork theme.

Equipment List


  • Hairdryer or heat tool
  • Sketch pad
  • 2x HB pencils, pencil sharpener, charcoal and putty rubber
  • At least 5 brushes small, medium and large, round and flat for watercolours
  • acrylics
  • 2 jars, kitchen towel and masking tape
  • Drawing Board
  • An easel (optional)
  • A set of Watercolours pans or tubes i.e: Reeves Tubes or Winsor & Newton of popular makes.  Watercolour pad 300 gsm
  • Paint Palettes
  • Acrylics i.e Shuttle Art or Reeves are good value and quality.
  • Canvas Pad for Acrylic and/or Canvas 
  • Waterproof set of Pen and Ink.
  • Pastels and Pastel paper (not necessary at the beginning of the course)

Drawing and Painting Watercolours

The course is suitable for all levels of ability with gradual and complete instructions every step of the way for each project.
The course will cover practices in drawing and painting with watercolour

You will be sent regular information via email, prior to each project.

Each project will begin with a drawing and exploring techniques session to prepare you for creating the artwork theme for the project. Projects may run for 1-2 weeks or more.

Equipment List


  • Hairdryer or heat tool
  • Sketch pad
  • Watercolour pad 300 gsm
  • 2x HB pencils, pencil sharpener and putty rubber
  • At least 5 brushes small, medium, and large, round and flat for watercolours including a Fan and Rigger brush.
  • 2 jars, kitchen towel and masking tape.
  • Watercolours pans or tubes i.e: Reeves or Winsor & Newton
  • Waterproof set of Pen and Ink.
  • Wax
  • White Gouache
  • Masking Fluid
Name

Penelope Rose Cowley

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