Courses & Workshops

Drawing Beginners 1,2,3 – 10 Weeks

Develop your drawing and painting skills. Each week you will explore different media through the themes of tone, shape proportion, colour and mark making. You will develop your observational skills and increase your knowledge of materials and media, while exploring a variety of approaches to drawing and painting and building a portfolio of your work.

By the end of this course you will be able to: 
* select appropriate drawing and painting materials 
* use observational skills to improve drawing accuracy, shape and proportion 
* use a range of mark making techniques to capture texture, tone and form 
* mix colours to achieve tints, tones and shades (colour theory). 
* explore perspective 
* apply the rules of composition to create visual balance. 

Saturdays – 14th September – 23rd November 2019 – 9.30am -12.00 –

Wensum Lodge, 169 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QW – Spaces Available – Enrol

Wednesday evenings – 18th September – 27th November 2019 – 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Sprowston High School, 101 Cannerby Lane, Norwich, NR7 8NE – Spaces Available – Enrol

Drawing and Painting Saturday Studios

If you have some experience in drawing and painting and are looking to meet like-minded people and refresh your skills these flexible workshops are aimed at you.  
You will receive some demonstrations and introductions to the topics covered; such as composition using colour, painting techniques and observational drawing from the tutor.  The skills will be embedded through exploring a topic and a set brief but the aim is that you will work independently with support from the tutor during the workshopsIt is expected that you have some experience and bring materials of your own, paper is available at a small cost.

Saturday – 21st September  – 1.00 – 3.30pm

Saturday 5th October – 1.00 – 3.30pm

Saturday 19th October – 1.00 – 3.30pm

Saturday 9th November – 1.00 – 3.30pm

Saturday 23rd November – 1.00 – 3.30pm

Wensum Lodge, 169 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QW – Spaces AvailableEnrol

Photoshop – Improve Your Photos

Do you enjoy taking photos or have a collection of photos that you would like to improve or change? On this course you will learn how to improve your photographs using Photoshop Elements software. The course will cover cropping, colour changes, resizing, basic filters and repairing old photographs.

Mondays –  14 October – 18 November 2019 – 12.30 – 2.30 (5 sessions over 6 weeks) 

Wensum Lodge, 169 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QW – Spaces Available – Enrol

Painting Oil & Acrylic Landscapes – 6 Weeks

Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint a landscape using acrylic and oils, if so this is the course for you and is aimed at learning the basic techniques of acrylic and oil painting.  The course will include the following;

Week 1 – Colour mixing for landscapes
Week 2 – Composition for landscapes/working from photographs
Week 3 – Planning a painting – preparing the surface/scaling up
Week 4 – Acrylics – basic techniques
Week 5 – Oils – basic techniques
Week 6 – Own landscape project

Thursday Evenings – 31st October – 5th December – 6.00-8.30pm

City College Norwich, Ipswich Road, NR2 2LJ – Fully Booked