Adult Art Classes | Winter 2018/19

Get creative in the new year with Firstsite’s new season of Adult Art Classes.

Join Colchester Art Society artist, Sally Delany, to explore new mediums and techniques in portraiture, landscape, watercolour and life drawing – or refine your skills in our new Advanced Life Drawing class.

Plus – turn your drawings and sketches into paintings under the expert tuition of Simon Carter, painter and President of Colchester Arts Society.

 

Watercolour with Sally Delany
All abilities
Tuesdays 10:30am – 12:30pm
8 Jan –12 Feb & 26 Feb – 9 Apr ’19
12 week course
£198 
(12 sessions for the price of 11) or £18 per individual session

Produce a range of watercolour paintings. Inspired by a range of themes such as landscapes, portraits and still life, you will receive individual tuition and guidance from the artist to develop your skills in techniques such as wet-in-wet, colour mixing and pen and wash.

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Life Drawing
Beginners to Intermediate
Tuesdays 2:30pm – 4:30pm
8 Jan – 12 Feb & 26 Feb – 9 Apr ’19
12 week course
£198 
(12 sessions for the price of 11) or £18 per individual session

Work with charcoal, pencil and pastels to explore the human form. Drawing from clothed and nude models, you will receive individual tuition and guidance from the artist to learn skills in mark-making, portraying movement and capturing expression.

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Life Drawing
Intermediate to Advanced
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm
8 Jan – 12 Feb & 26 Feb – 9 Apr ’19
12 week course
£198 
(12 sessions for the price of 11) or £18 per individual session
 
Explore the human form through charcoal, acrylic and inks. Working from clothed and nude models, you will receive individual tuition and guidance from the artist to learn skills in colour mixing, manipulation and light and shade.

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Portraits
All abilities
Saturdays 10:30am – 12:30pm
12 & 26 Jan, 9 & 23 Feb, 9 & 30 Mar, 13 Apr ’19
6 week course
£90 
(6 sessions for the price of 5) or £18 per individual session 
 
Drawing from photographs and models, you will receive individual tuition and guidance from the artist to learn skills in proportions, tone and brush work – creating a range of portraits in a variety of mediums.

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From Sketch to Paint with artist Simon Carter 
All abilities
Workshop
Sat 2 Feb 2019 10am – 1pm
£55

 
This one-off session includes a presentation and demonstration by Simon of the techniques and skills he uses to create paintings from his drawings, capturing the immediacy of the sketch in paint.

You will then be guided through a practical workshop to translate the energy of your own drawings or sketches into paintings. You will need to bring a selection of your drawings or sketches to work from during the class.

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At Firstsite we encourage the development of peoples’ imaginations no matter what their circumstances – if you have any specific requirements, please let us know.

I just wanted to say a belated huge thank you for being so accommodating last week. It seems tricky to find things accessible to a parent and baby which aren’t just baby focussed so it was lovely to do something for myself with him there too!” Jessica Hodge, Life Drawing attendee.