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Drawing and Painting Friday am

Course Details

In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, enjoy the calm of a morning or afternoon of drawing and painting. We will explore a variety of media, techniques and subject matter, giving you the opportunity to develop your own style.

Over the year we’ll be using a broad range of media, this half term we will start with drawing with pencils, experimenting with techniques and textures, drawing autumn leaves and a Still Life. We will then progress to landscape using pastels, learners need to bring their own materials. They are taught sessions but if anyone prefers to work on their own paintings in a session that’s fine. We have a short coffee break in the middle of the sessions if you wish.


Whether you’re new to art or have been drawing and painting for some time, all are welcome.

By the end of the course you can expect to have:

  • Used pencils to draw autumn leaves
  • Drawn a still life using pencils
  • Developed your pencil drawing skills experimenting with techniques and textures
  • Painted a landscape using pastels

You will need:

First session – pencils (HB, 2B or softer) and cartridge paper, an eraser and pencil sharpener.Soft pastels and pastel paper for later sessions. If you’re buying these and are in any doubt, the tutor can advise what you need. A drawing board, folder for storing artwork may be useful as you progress..

Your tutor will supply: 

Handouts will be provided as necessary. Cartridge and pastel paper will be available for you to buy if you’d like single sheets.

Your Tutor:

Liz Doody is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator who has been teaching Graphics, Art and IT subjects for many years.

What Next:

    Each half term will be a 5-week course using a variety of subject matter and media; drawing, watercolours, acrylics, pastels…. An art group for your enjoyment.

How to Book

Call the Gateway Centre on 01743-562063


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