Places available for beginners,
Now taking names for anyone, beginner or those with experience, to join the class. If thinking of joining one of the classes, please contact me for more information, or to go on the waiting list. It is a question of first come first served, as places are always limited.
I recommend that you visit one of our classes, meet members, talk to them and find out their experience of the art class before making a decision to join or not.
If you have previous experience, some knowledge of doing art, then you might be able to slot into one of the classes and join members who are at your level.
I probably will have some places on the all day Saturday class, held once a month starting May 9th at Lydiate L31 4HL.
Art classes for everyone, beginners and upwards
We are a community based art group, engaging with the local art scene.
Before deciding if you'd like to take up art, you are welcome to visit any of our art classes, meet members and talk to them, find out what their experience has been. Remember, they all started with no more than a desire to want to take up art! And that's all you need as you can learn all the basics of doing art, and more.
Life drawing class, taster session for beginners. March 28th
Interested in trying life drawing direct from the model, but not sure if it's for you, or how to go about it?
you can come along and try life drawing. Ideal for absolute beginners. Also for anyone who feel they need tuition to master drawing in proportion. These are held at Lydiate L31 4HL. on a Saturday. Fee £20. Times 10am till 3pm.
Next taster session, Saturday March 28th 2020.
(Regular all day life drawing class is held first Saturday of each month. Fee £28. Times 10.am till 3.pm)
If interested, contact me... as places are limited
Ideal for complete beginners and anyone wanting to improve. Especially if you want to improve measuring and drawing the figure more accurately and in proportion. Also how to use tone, using charcoal.
For more information, just contact me.
We have at least two exhibitions each year. This gives members an opportunity to prepare paintings, display them and hopefully start to enjoy selling their work! Our last one was at Lydiate parish hall, May 2019
Every one can learn art!
Many people believe that to take up art you have to be born
with a natural talent...! Not true...
You can be taught the basics of art, and much more.... Yes, you can be taught drawing, art, painting.
In the same way you'd learn other things in life:
how to drive, ride a bike, bake a cake. All you need to learn art is to have nothing more than the desire to want to do it!
These varied art workshops offer: watercolour, pen & ink, creative drawing, working semi-abstract, taster life drawing sessions.
Visits to major exhibitions
Last September members visited the John Moores painting prize exhibition at the Walker art gallery, Liverpool. A unique opportunity to see 'modern art' up close, and hopefully inspire members to re-think how they produce art, or to trigger ideas of their own.
Painting out of doors
When the weather allows, the members on the weekly classes, also the Saturday class, work out of doors. Each venue allows us this opportunity, whether in Southport, Lydiate and Hightown. Artists enjoy this experience as it allows you to work directly from the subject, much better than relying on a photograph!
New Character drawing class.
character design course, starting soon...
The aim of this class is to teach beginner artists the basics of good character design. Character design isn’t purely limited to games and comic books but also covers children’s books, general book illustration, comic strips, greeting cards and advertising as well.
All day Saturday class once a month, 10am till 3.30pm
Weekly art classes
Art classes, especially for beginners, held at Southport, Hightown (Formby), Lydiate and Liverpool.
Now taking names for the next beginners class, commencing spring 2020.
If you have previous art experience, then you might well slot in immediately. Contact me for more details.
Not able to do a weekly class?
Then come to the all day Saturday class, held second Saturday of each month.
First Saturday of each month, life drawing classes
Hightown art class, Thirlmere rd. L38 3RQ
...New weekly art class starting on a Wednesday afternoon in the spring, 12.45 to 2.45.
Yes, a new class for complete beginners and those with previous experience keen to improve. This class will be structured to teach from the very basics, starting with the drawing practice and eventually moving onto the painting process and much more.... The fee will be £90 for 10 consecutive weeks, then you can enroll for further weeks and we go through most of the year. Contact me if interested.
Lydiate Parish Hall,288 Southport Road, Merseyside L31 4EQ
Every Friday, two classes, 10am till 12 and 1pm till 3.
Again, suitable for both beginners and those more advanced.
Fee £80 for ten weeks. On-going through the year
All day general art class, Saturdays
For people who cannot make a weekly class, you can come to the following class held at Lydiate L31 4HL.
Second Saturday of each month is the general art class. Times 10 am till 3.30pm. For both beginners and those more advance who want to develop. Fee: £25 per Saturday.
Next enrollments for this class, probably May 9th 2020. If interested , please contact me soon, as places are limited.
This class is held at Lydiate L31 4HL, first Saturday of each month. Times: 10am till 3.30pm. Suitable for all abilities, especially for beginners, who will be taught how to draw the figure in proportion. Fee is £28. Contact me to be put on the monthly notification list.
Also, a beginners taster sessions are held twice a year. You can come along and give it a try and get tuition.
Liverpool art classes
Classes are held at several locations in Liverpool.
Life drawing at the Bluecoat Art Centre. 10 week course, Tuesday evenings, starting 28th January 2020
Watercolour class, at the Bluecoat Arts Centre. 3 consecutive Sundays, dates yet to be announced, contact me for details.
For more details of the above classes, click here
Drawing for everyone
Drawing for everyone is over 3 consecutive Saturdays, February 2020.
Date and Time
Sat, 15 Feb Sat, 22nd & 29 Febth 2020, 11:30 –17:00 GMT
88 Wood Street
This class is designed for anyone wanting to draw and eventually paint. Or those who paint but feel that the drawing part lets them down. You will start with how to measure a subject and draw it in proportion, using the thumb-and-pencil method. You will also use charcoal to develop skills in applying tonal (shading) values. Also, how to use the 'grid system'. This is especially useful if drawing up a complex subject, or a portrait.
More information, contact me...