Project Four

Intermediate Acrylic Techniques

A series of inspiring projects, to further a student’s understanding and skills in Acrylic techniques. The learning is a progression from the beginner level course and will use the skills and techniques previously learnt, in conjunction with lots of new techniques. Kay has a series of five projects that will challenge and delight you, including popular subject choices; painting glass, reflections in still water and a coastal scene. You’ll need to find some more wall space to hang all your new paintings!

Part 1
Level: Intermediate

12 wks. Starts Friday 14th September 2018

Session times 1-3pm. Course fee £138

Part 2

Level: Intermediate

10 wks. Starts Friday 11th January 2019

Session times 1-3pm. Course fee £115

Project Two

Beginners Acrylic Techniques

A great starter course for those who would like to paint in this popular medium. It consists of a series of rewarding projects, teaching students a range of basic acrylic techniques, supported by colour mixing skills. Each project will introduce you to one or two new techniques, which together with clearly illustrated handouts will help you to work step by step; resulting in the finished painting. The “Pink Lady” pictured, is project number two and, ………… yes you can; really!

Part 1:
Level: Beginners

13wks. Starts Tuesday 11th September 2018

Session times 1-3pm. Course fee £150

Part 2:
Level: Beginners

8wks. Starts Tuesay 8th January 2019

Session times 1-3pm. Course fee £92

Painters Workshop – Painting Clouds

Painting clouds is an ever popular topic and, artists have been entranced with them for centuries. The constantly changing palette of colours in the sky together with the magnificent and fascinating cloud formations and, the wonderful lighting can be incredibly inspiring for artists. You will be taught both water colour and acrylic techniques, as well as suitable colour mixing choices to enable you to paint many different cloud formations.

Level: Post Intermediate/Advanced

10 wks. Starts Wednesday 12th September 2018

Session times 1-3pm. Course fee £115

Painters Workshop – Painting Movement

The flowing dress of a dancer, a child on a swing, a line of washing in the wind and autumn leaves blowing about in the wind, all require appropriate techniques to create the effects of movement in a painting. Capturing the effects of a moving subject on a two dimensional paper or canvas is a challenge for any artist, but so satisfying when appropriate techniques and colour principles are understood. You will be shown a number of techniques for creating soft and trailing edges and, how to modify your colours to achieve a wonderful and realistic effect of a moving subject caught in a moment in time.

Level: Post Intermediate/Advanced

10 wks. Starts Wednesday 5th December

Session times 1-3pm. Course fee £115

Intermediate Water Colour and

Mixed Media Painting Course

Final Opportinity

2018 is the last time this course will be run

Structured, step by step staged learning,

with  instruction, demonstrations and 1/1

advice for  exercises and course projects.  

For those with beginner level skills and experience.                                           

Part 1 -12 wks. Starts Monday 10th September 2018

Session times 1-3pm. Course fee £138

Will include, intermediate water colour techniques, progressing  from existing skills.  The extended colour wheel,  and breaking the rules of distance.

Part 2 – 10 wks. Starts Monday 8th January 2019 

Session times 1-3pm.  Course fee £115

Will include, mixed media  and furthering resist techniques, mixing greens, and creating and using textures In a painting


The venue is easy to get to, there is lots of space for (free) parking and the facilities are modern and clean.

Beginners Acrylics Techniques

I was at Art School 50 years ago, but was, basically, put off painting due to lack of tuition. I went the 3 dimensional route instead. Teaching of technique was non-existent. Perhaps it still is. In my ancient years I am trying again.
I have been so impressed with Kay’s teaching methods, which I am sure will be similarly impressive when she is teaching oil and watercolour techniques. I cannot fault the content, structure or projects. All have been positive and appreciated. Kay’s knowledge of her subject is vast, her own work amazingly accomplished. I highly recommend her classes.

In addition, Kay should get a medal for her patience.

Liz Smith

Beginner’s Watercolour

I learned so much: choosing materials; stretching paper; different washes; really understanding colour mixing – and with only six tubes of paint.  I’d never used water colour before and found it very different – a bit like painting with smoke! – But Kay explained everything and it was very exciting and rewarding.  The lessons are a lovely mix of theory, demonstration and practical activities.  I’ve since looked at many books and they don’t even touch on half the really important stuff that Kay does in this course.

Intermediate Watercolour

I thought I’d learned loads on the beginners’ course but I developed and learned so much more on this one (still with only six tubes of paint).  The colour mixing lessons are inspired and should be on the national curriculum.  There are loads of opportunities to ask questions and try out the techniques.  Kay is so good at explaining things and encourages you to develop your own style.