Weekly adult classes: develop your skills and technique each week, gain the confidence to continue at home!...  book a 5-week course or book for the days you can attend, more details below...

"Paint & Party"... uncork your creativity at our canvas painting workshops, please click here for details

KIDS Art Activities please click here


 It with great regret that Steve no longer able to provide art classes at Hands-on Art.  As soon as we have news of future classes we will post them here and on our facebook page.  Please accept our sincere apologies for any disappointment. 

9.30-11.30am...  5 students required for this course to go ahead
5-week set of Painting lessons, introducing you to a different painting medium each week: watercolour, acrylics, oils, oil pastel & turpentine, palette knife application of acrylics or oils (your choice).

12.30-2.30pm... 5 students required for this class to go ahead
5 weeks... BYO project!... whatever you are working on at the moment, be it sketches or paintings, in any media, Steve will be on hand to provide each individual artist with expert advice on skills, techniques and how to move your own particular style forward.  Meet other artists and share your experience and knowledge with each other.

Tuesdays... 5 students required in order for classes/courses to go ahead
7.30-9.30pm... will follow the same lesson structure as Monday mornings (see above)
alternatively book for the days you can attend, more details below

BYO project!

Booking details below: you can book 5 or 10 weeks consecutive weeks, or pay-for-the-dates-you-can-make (see below)
Minimum 5 students required for the course to go ahead. Places must be booked two weeks before the start date please.


George Bernard Shaw said:
"We do not stop playing because we grow old...
we grow old because we stop playing!"



Expert tuition tailored to your needs, No Experience Necessary: beginners and improvers welcome.

Explore different techniques, skills and processes each week: composition, perspective, colour theory & mixing, shade & tone, glazing, scumbling, chiaroscuro, stippling, dry-brush, impasto, sgraffito, faux finish, layering, creating texture, wet on/in wet... Just come along, have a go and enjoy!

These classes are for anyone who:

- would really like to have a go but isn't quite sure where to start (absolute beginners welcome)...
- is concerned about spending out loads on art materials they will never get round to using...
- doesn't want to worry about the mess...
- wants to learn more about a particular medium...
- just wants to get back into it but never quite gets round to it at home (improvers welcome)...

No previous experience necessary (we even de-mystify the drawing bit!)

Tutor: Steve Haigh, professional artist with regular exhibitions, click here for more info

Discounted Starter Kit of acrylic paints, brushes, mixing palette sheets & 5x A4 canvases* available to purchase for only £30
*Some students prefer a canvas "sketchbook" to track development of skills, techniques and processes each week, making notes on the corresponding "page" we can provide one of these rather than individual canvasses instead (see photo).  Please state your preference when purchasing.

All monies payable in advance please, non-refundable, in order that the tutor knows how many students will be in each class and which students eg. combination of regular improvers and brand-new beginners etc. in order to plan the content and level of each class appropriately... please call the studio 01753 206 265 or use the PayPal button below!
Pay-for-the-dates-you can-attend: £22 per class, please call to book tel. 01753 206 265
5 week set of lessons/BYO discounted to £20 (£100 for 5 weeks)  
10 week set of lessons/BYO discounted to £18.50 (£185 for 10 weeks)

Some of our students sold their paintings at our Annual Exhibition!!...
Congratulations Teula :)
Next year it could be you!

Best student quotes so far:
"It took so much courage just to come through the door, now I'm painting at home too!"  Naheed

"I feel like I've been missing out all these years by not coming to art classes, I'm so glad I found you."  Shiona

"None of us really believed we would take home a finished painting at the end of each class, but lo & behold, we did, even the absolute beginners."  Bernie

"Even when making obvious errors, Steve's calm, friendly approach homed in on the positives - offering constructive advice enabling me to resolve the issue without feeling inept." Diane

"If this is what we were able to achieve in lesson one, who knows what is possible over the whole five weeks, the sky is the limit!" Nina

"For anybody who would like to develop their skills from zero knowledge or would like to push themselves to the next level, Steve's classes are excellent." Margaret

BOOK an Art Course
for Yourself or your creative Friend or Family Member

 It with great regret that Steve is unable to provide art classes during the Autumn term of 2017.  As soon as we have news of 2018 classes we will post them on here and on our facebook page. Please accept our sincere apologies for any disappointment. 

Please click on the arrow / drop-down menu to make sure you book the correct course dates.
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We use PayPal's secure payment system to accept all major credit and debit cards: You will receive an email receipt from PayPal, then within 48 hours we will email you a personalised purchase certificate.

Small Print!

  • Course Purchase cannot be returned or refunded unless the course is cancelled by Hands-on Art.
  • Hands-on Art will not accept liability for lost, stolen or damaged purchase certificates.
  • Course Purchase Certificate must be printed off or could be displayed on your mobile device to be redeemed at your chosen course.
  • Each Course Purchase Certificate contains a unique ID and can only be used once by the named recipient for the course date specified on the Certificate.


If you can't attend a class you have booked, we cannot offer a refund as the workshop will have gone ahead as planned.
If Hands-on Art Adventures cancel the class you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

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pop your details in this contact form and I will send you an email (or text if you prefer) a month before the next course is due to start so you don't miss out!

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