**NEW** artist-in-residence = NEW art course format:
develop your skills and technique each week, gain the confidence to continue at home!... 
course details below...

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

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 We are SO excited to announce our NEW programme of art classes, provided by our NEW artist-in-residence Hazel Crawford.
 Hazel is an artist constantly on the lookout for new avenues to widen her own experiences and challenge her approach to her own work. 

Mondays.... 1-3pm  AND Tuesdays... 7-9pm

A 10 week journey into the world of art, or book individual sections of the course!

Be it sketches or paintings, in any media, Hazel will be on hand to provide each individual artist with expert advice on skills, techniques and how to move your own artwork forward.  Meet other artists and share your experience and knowledge with each other.

14th Jan - 26th Mar 2019 (1 week break for schools half-term holiday Mon 18th & Tues 19th Feb)

Mon 1-3pm:  2 places available
Tues 7-9pm: 7 places available

5 weeks: Watercolours: exploring a variety of techniques & subjects, students are encouraged to bring inspiration for the content of the lesson: still-life (a household article); flowers & nature; landscape (bring an image with some drama please!); cottages - the more tumbledown the better; animals (photos of your pet or favourite animal); £90
4 weeks: Drawing with pencils & charcoal: portraits; people; faces/eyes/hands; tonal & colour work; please bring a small mirror! and a selection of photos or pictures - include head and shoulders shots, pictures of hands and full body pictures. £72
1 week: Oils Taster lesson (this is the introduction for the 5-week block of the May course) £20
all 10 weeks £150

Keep up with our student's weekly progress on our Facebook page where you can find photos of their work:

29th Apr - 16th Jul 2018 (no classes on Bank Holiday Monday 6th or 27th May; 1 week break for Tues group 28th May)

Mon 1-3pm:  10 places available
Tues 7-9pm: 10 places available

4 weeks: Drawing (prep for your 5-week course) £72
1 week: Chalk Pastels Taster lesson £20
5 weeks: Oils (subject: still-life, but not as you know it!!) £90
all 10 weeks £150

Cost: (materials not included)
Please bring all the appropriate materials & equipment required for your course/taster lesson, plus a sketchbook - A4 or A3 size, minimum 140gsm - suitable for a variety of media including acrylic, oil & watercolour paint - enabling you to experiment each week and to track development of skills, techniques & processes.  Brand recommendations below.

Booking details below:
10 places available per course. 
Minimum 5 students required for the course to go ahead.
Places must be booked at least one month before the start date please to ensure the course goes ahead.

Recommendations for our courses:
Acrylic paints: Daler Rowney System 3, soft brushes, palette knife set; acrylic sketchbook/canvas or board according to your preference.
Watercolours: Winsor & Newton Cotman; soft brushes; watercolour paper.
Oil paints: Georgian, soft and bristle brushes, palette knife set plus an odourless cleaning agent (for the sake of your fellow students); we highly recommend you have a separate set of brushes for oils; canvas or board according to your preference.
Chalk pastels: Inscribe
Charcoal: Faber-Castell or Cretacolour
Sketching pencils: Derwent; putty rubber; sharpener;
Paintbrushes: a good range including: rigger, round, wide flat, chisel & fan; long & short-handled; soft and bristle.


Call NOW to BOOK an Art Course
for Yourself or your creative Friend or Family Member
tel. 01753 206 265 Tues-Sat 10am-5pm
following your phone call: we will email a personalised purchase certificate, with a Unique ID, which you can either print for yourself, or forward to the lucky artist.

Booking online: We use PayPal's secure payment system to accept all major credit and debit cards. All PayPal transactions are subject to the PayPal Privacy Policy. You will receive an emailed receipt from PayPal, then, within 48 hours, we will email you confirmation of your activity booking with a Unique ID. 
Please look for an email from:   as this is a business email it may well be accidentally redirected into your junk/spam folder.

Terms & Conditions:
  • Full payment is required in advance by each student - group bookings are welcome to make one group payment.
  • For full details of our Cancellation Policy please see below.
  • 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.
  • Course Purchase Certificate must be printed off or could be displayed on your mobile device to be redeemed on the start date of your chosen course.
  • Hands-on Art will not accept liability for lost, stolen or damaged purchase certificates.
  • Course Certificates are valid for the dates specified at point of purchase.
  • Course Certificates cannot be converted into cash.
  • This Course Certificate is for tuition only: please check our art classes webpage to see which materials you need for your course:

Cancellation Policy:

We require 5 students for the course to go ahead, this directly dictates any cancellation request as described below.  

  1. If less than 5 students book onto an advertised course we reserve the right to cancel the course: the tutor will make the decision whether or not to run the course one month before the start date.  If the decision is made to cancel the course students will be offered the choice of: deferring to the next advertised course or, a full refund.  If the decision is made to run the course, the policy outlined below stands.
  2. Course Purchase payments made within one month of the course start date: cannot be returned or refunded unless the course is cancelled by Hands-on Art.
  3. Cancellation of booking up to one month before the course start date: if course attendance is cancelled by an individual, Hands-on Art Adventures will retain 25% of the course cost as cancellation fee because this will alter the number of students attending and therefore directly dictate whether the course runs or not - your place will have been advertised as taken on our website and, particularly when the course is advertised as fully booked, may have therefore prevented someone else from booking or even enquiring about a waiting list.  Group booking cancellation: Hands-on Art Adventures will retain 25% of the total group course cost as cancellation fee as per individual cancellations.
  4. Unattended classes within the purchased course: cannot be refunded as the class will have gone ahead as planned; cannot be transferred to another course or student.
  5. If Hands-on Art Adventures cancel a class within your course: you will be offered an alternative date- if you cannot attend the alternative date due to a prior engagement you will be offered a full refund for that class.

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