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Thank you for your interest in our Art courses. Regrettably our courses are not running at the moment. We will update this page and our Social Media pages when they are available again.

George Bernard Shaw said:                        

"We do not stop playing because we grow old...we grow old because we stop playing!"


Develop your skills and technique each week, gain the confidence to continue at home!... 

course details below....

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


Join our 5-week adventures into the world of art:

6 terms per year, in order to provide as wide a variety of subjects and media as possible, starting in September, November, January, February, April and June.

Our strategy: by exploring key techniques, skills & styles; discovering the possibilities - and how to avoid the pitfalls - of a variety of drawing and painting mediums, you will develop the confidence to apply these in your own work.

Tuesdays 1-3pm and 7-9pm

September 20th to October 18th 2022: Adventures in Charcoal and Chalk Pastels: subject Nature; skills & techniques: bold marks, texture, blending.
November 1st to November 29th 2022: Adventures in Acrylic paint: subject: Abstraction; skills and techniques: the diverse possibilities of acrylics including pouring!! & how to avoid the pitfalls of this medium.
January 10th to February 7th 2023: Adventures in Pencil: subject: Faces; skills and techniques: shade & tone, wrinkles, expressions, character, negative space.
February 21st to March 21st 2023: Adventures in Watercolours (including watercolour pencils): subject: Architectural features; skills and techniques: wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, masking fluid, layering, texture.
April 25th to May 23rd 2023: Adventures in Pen & Ink: skills and techniques: washes & pouring! Chinese brushstrokes & mark making.




Book using the drop-down menu on the form below or call the Studio during the opening hours shown on our  Calendar  for details.


Cost: £75* for each 5 week course

2 hours per week:

group tutorial followed by practical work with tailored, individual guidance from the tutor, as and when required.


* materials not included:

Please ensure you have appropriate materials & equipment required for your course: a range of sketching pencils form 6H-6B; charcoal; a putty rubber; a sketchbook - A3 size recommended with a smaller A4 sketchbook for notes, 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; pastels (chalks or oils), acrylic, oils or watercolour paints according to the course title.


Brand recommendations:

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.


BOOK an Art Course

for Yourself or your creative Friend or Family Member

card payment: tel. 01753 206 265 Wednesday to Saturday 10am-5pm

bank transfer: please email

or Book Online: use the drop-down menu below to choose the course you wish to attend [click on the down arrow to see all the courses]:

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.

  • Course Purchase payments cannot be returned or refunded unless the course is cancelled by Hands-on Art.

  • Unattended classes within the purchased course: cannot be refunded, or transferred to another course or student.

  • 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 booked course.

  • Hands-on Art will not accept liability for lost, stolen or damaged Course 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 6 students for the course to go ahead, this directly dictates any cancellation request as described below.  

  1. If less than 6 students book onto an advertised 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 who have booked on 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 cannot be returned or refunded: Hands-on Art is committed to providing your course.

  3. 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.

  4. If Hands-on Art Adventures cancel a class within your course: you will be offered an alternative date.

  5. If a class or course is cancelled by external circumstances/governing or official bodies eg. closure of the Studio by the Government due to the outbreak of a pandemic: you will be offered an alternative date for the class or course.

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