Painting & Drawing

Atelier

Atelier Conservatoire

Mondays 10.00 - 14.00; Thursdays 10.00 - 15.30

Structured like a continental atelier, the course allows artists with self-initiated projects (at all stages of development) to explore the creative journey from initial ideas to finished pieces. You will develop your visual research methods, technical experimentation, and critical awareness whilst working towards the completion of your own projects in drawing, painting and mixed media. Mondays 9th September - 2nd December (12 weeks, £216) Thursdays 12th September - 5th December (12 weeks, £294)

Tutor: David Webb

Check availability
Evening Life Drawing

Evening Life Drawing Class

18+, Mondays 19.30 - 22.00

9th September - 2nd December (12 weeks, £228 or £26 drop-in) Set in our stunning Victorian art building this course is designed for both beginners, as well as those for whom life drawing is already established in their artistic practice. This course is a wonderful opportunity to explore drawing in a variety of mediums from the live model with tuition and guidance tailored to suit each individual according to their needs. All of this comes together to help you build confidence in line, tone and proportion. Basic materials provided.

Tutor: Victoria Rance

Check availability
Life Painting

Life Painting

18+, Tuesdays 10.00 - 13.00

10th September - 3rd December (12 weeks, £264 or £27 drop-in) Develop confidence and skills in painting directly from the model and explore a range of techniques including colour mixing to capture the effects of light and shadow, spatial qualities and the exquisite forms of the body.

Tutor: Fergus McHardy

Check availability
Oil Painting

Using Colour

18+, Tuesdays 12.30 - 15.30

10th September - 3rd December (12 weeks, £228) This course explores all aspects of using colour through different drawings and painting media. By experimenting with a range of materials including watercolour, pastels, colouring pencils, felt tips and acrylic paint, students will work through a series of projects that look at using pure colour, complementary colour, monochrome and grayscale.

Tutor: Simon Willems

Check availability
Life Drawing

Life Drawing

18+, Tuesdays 14.00 - 16.30

10th September - 3rd December (12 weeks, £228 or £26 drop-in) Develop your confidence and practical skills in drawing the figure from observation. Ideal either if you are a beginner or have some experience in drawing.

Tutor: Fergus McHardy

Check availability
How To Draw

How To Draw

18+, Tuesdays 19.00 - 21.00; Thursdays 13.00 - 15.00

10th / 12th September - 3rd / 5th December (12 weeks, £180) Suitable for absolute beginners or those wanting to further develop their drawing skills. The course will cover: different drawing materials and their qualities; using charcoal and rubber; drawing with pencil, line and measuring techniques; hatching with a pencil and other ways to shade and create tone; ways to create a feeling of space in landscape and cityscape using perspective, angles and ellipses; drawing the figure: drawing a self-portrait in pencil; using different types of pen and inks and drawing in colour with soft pastels.

Tutor: Victoria Rance

Check availability
Painting T&M

Painting Techniques & Materials

18+, Wednesdays 11.45 - 14.45

11th September - 4th December (12 weeks, £264) This course explores a variety of painting techniques and materials in depth over a twelve week period. Working with a range of media including acrylic, watercolour, gouache and inks, students will develop their skills through a series of short projects.

Tutor: Simon Willems

Check availability
The Evening Studio

The Evening Studio

18+, Wednesdays 19.15 - 21.30

11th September - 4th December (12 weeks, £228 or £26 drop-in) The Evening Studio provides the perfect setting to explore and develop drawing and painting techniques and build a portfolio of your own unique work. Suitable for those drawing or painting for the first time or if you are returning to improve and develop your practice. You will be encouraged to use a variety of media including pencil, graphite, inks, charcoal and pastel, oil pastel, watercolour and acrylic paints.

Tutor: Kirsten Lyle

Check availability
Watercolour - Katie MacBride

Watercolour Plus!

18+, Thursdays 10.00 - 12.30

12th September - 5th December (12 weeks, £264 or £26 drop-in) The course covers all aspects of working with watercolour based paints and including paints, paper, brushes, gilding on paper, marbling, resists, mixed media and combining watercolour with other materials. (Picture by Katie McBride)

Tutor: Rachel Levitas

Check availability
Illustrate Blackheath

Illustration Fast Draw

18+, Thursday 19.00 - 21.00

12th September (£18) Wandering what all the fuss is with illustration? Love a challenge? Want to flex your pen muscles? Illustration is fast becoming a popular art form. Find out what it’s all about in this fun, fast, sketching session. Be challenged by a series of quick draw exercises designed to get you thinking creatively, stretching your imagination and maximising your own personal style, having fun with narrative art. A departure from traditional art, this is all about Art that’s Modern, Fresh and Fun! Special offer: Learners of this course will get complimentary canapés and 10% discount on any alcoholic drink at the Conservatoire Deli so grab a beer and get drawing

Tutor: Salina Jane

Check availability
Botanical

Botanical Illustration

18+, Thursdays 19.00 - 21.00

19th September - 10th October (4 weeks, £72) Botanical illustration is a popular and beautiful art and can be found in many places today from scientific journals; cookbooks; magazines; adverts, cards, fabric design and simply as beautiful artwork. In this short course you will be inspired by seasonal flora and fauna to create your own botanical illustrations. You will learn drawing techniques and will explore the use of dip pen and watercolour paints to truly capture your subject in all its glorious colour, shapes and details. We will focus on British flora and will take inspiration from some well-known botanical illustrators.

Tutor: Salina Jane

Check availability
People

Illustrating People

18+, Thursdays 19.00 - 21.00

17th October - 14th November (excl. 24th October) (4 weeks, £72) A fun, practical, fast paced illustration course where you’ll really hone your skills in illustrating the human face and figure. Explore how to illustrate people, from facial and body proportions, focusing on facial features, and body types, we’ll draw a diverse range of people and focus on capturing gestures and movements. We will build our skills each week and improve confidence in illustrating people in a variety of techniques and mediums, including dip pen, fine liner, markers, ink wash, watercolour and collage. Get ready to illustrate plenty of people over four weeks, watch your skills improve and see your style defined.

Tutor: Salina Jane

Check availability
Maps

Illustrated Maps

18+, Thursdays 19.00 - 21.00

21st November - 5th December (3 weeks, £54) Illustrated Maps are all around us, from maps that show us where to find the best local shops, bars and restaurants to depictions of our favourite cities and their landmarks. Try your hand at illustrating your own map, a practical, fun and informative art form. In this workshop we will focus on London. Learn how to create your map step by step, how to illustrate buildings, simplifying and capturing some of London’s most iconic landmarks in your own style. You’ll learn some great drawing techniques, work in pen, ink and watercolour and create a fun map of London for yourself or to make into a wonderful gift.

Tutor: Salina Jane

Check availability
Drawing M&T

Drawing Materials & Techniques

18+, Fridays 10.30 - 12.00

13th September - 6th December (12 weeks, £204) This course explores a range of drawing and mixed media techniques and materials in depth over a twelve week period. Considering the key elements of tone, line, texture and colour, it covers techniques in the use of pencil, charcoal and pastels through a series of short projects. Suitable for all levels, including beginners.

Tutor: Simon Willems

Check availability
Portrait D&P

Portrait Drawing & Painting

18+, Fridays 18.30 - 20.30

13th September - 15th November (9 weeks, £162 or £26 drop-in) In this course we explore a number of approaches to the portrait by working primarily from the model in a variety of mediums from charcoal to oils. Key techniques will be covered with the aim of developing personal expression and skills under the guidance of a professional portrait painter.  

Tutor: Nick Cuthell

Check availability
Back to Art