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Beginner’s Drawing and Painting Course – Nov 2024

16 November @ 10:30 - 17 November @ 15:30

£85.00 – £170.00
beginner's drawing and painting course

Beginner’s Drawing and Painting Course: Still Life – Event Details


On this beginner’s drawing and painting course, you will learn about the elements and principles of art. For example, you will learn how to apply line, tone and colour more effectively within your drawings and paintings.

Due to the fully guided practice and practical demonstrations offered throughout the course, it is suitable for beginners. However, great care will be taken to tailor the still life fundamentals course to your specific needs, regardless of creative ability. Please note that attendees are limited to 8 people to ensure that everyone can receive the help and support that they require.

The beginner’s drawing and painting course will be led by Sharon Brookes who is a practising artist and fully qualified art teacher with nearly 30 years’ experience of teaching art.

The Course Options:
  • The Saturday Introductory Experience runs from 10:30-3:30pm and covers the basics of drawing plus experimenting with watercolour techniques.
  • The full weekend course runs from Saturday-Sunday, 10:30am to 3:30pm on each day and offers a more comprehensive programme.
During the beginner’s drawing and painting course, you will:
  • Firstly, you will be guided through the theory (the elements of art) in order to support your understanding and practice in drawing and painting.
  • Following practical demonstration, you will then complete still life drawing exercises applying the elements, such as line, tone and texture. You will be fully supported in this work to ensure that you make good progress in your understanding and practice.
  • Building on this, you will learn how to confidently manipulate and experiment with watercolour in order to achieve exciting and vibrant colour work.
  • Furthermore, you will be introduced to other artist’s work to learn how the masters do it in order to gain inspiration.
  • Lastly, you will learn how to achieve finer details and increasing control in your work. You will aim to achieve accomplished still life paintings which combines the elements of art effectively.
What’s included:
  • Expert guidance by a fully qualified art teacher
  • Practical demonstrations and exercises on drawing and watercolour painting.
  • Course notes to take home.
  • All drawing and watercolour materials to use on the day.
  • A simple lunch plus tea and coffee throughout the day.
What you will need to bring:
  • Just yourself! We include all materials and refreshments for your convenience.
Further Details of the Beginner’s Drawing and Painting Course:

We can arrange large-print scripts, if required. Please let us know on booking if you would like to access them. Please note that our bathroom facilities are located on the first floor. For further details on access, please consult our studio facilities page.

If you would like to discuss any access arrangements, please contact Sharon. You will find the contact details at the bottom of the page.


Please see our full address and Google Map link at the bottom of this page. For your convenience, we will also send you detailed directions after you have completed your booking. In the meantime, you may also wish to refer to our Contact Us & Directions page for further details.



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16 Nov 24 Saturday Introductory Experience in Still Life Drawing and Painting
This ticket is valid for 1030am-3:30pm Saturday 16 Nov 24. Venue: Backbury Studio, Hereford HR1 4NA
£ 85.00
16-17 Nov 24 Still Life Drawing and Painting Course Ticket
This ticket is valid for 10:30am 16/11/24 to 3:30pm 17/11/24. Venue: Backbury Studio, Hereford HR1 4NA
£ 170.00


16 November @ 10:30
17 November @ 15:30
£85.00 – £170.00
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Sharon Brookes
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Backbury House Studio
Backbury House, Checkley
Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 4NA United Kingdom
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