George Bernard Shaw said:                        
"We do not stop playing becausewe 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...

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Join our 10-week journeys into the world of art.
3 terms per year starting in September, January and May: Oils, Acrylics & Watercolours
plus additional Masterclasses throughout the year in key techniques, styles & mediums
Tuesdays 1-3pm and 7-9pm

Course Structure: 10 weeks (1 week break in the middle for school holidays)
4 weeks: drawing prep, exploring the subject matter for your paintings in the second half of your course, using pencils, chalks & charcoal, pen & ink;
1 week: Masterclass in the medium allocated to your course: find out about the properties & possibilities, flexibility & pitfalls of the medium; how to prep working surfaces and care for your equipment.
5 weeks: painting.

Course dates: on drop-down booking menu below or see our  Calendar  for details.

Cost: £150* for 10 weeks
1-hour group tutorial
followed by 1-hour 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.

Be it sketches or paintings, in any media, your tutor 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.
Keep up with our student's weekly progress on our Facebook page where you can find photos of their work:

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:

September 21st - November 30th 2021 (1 week break 26th October)
January 25th - April 5th 2022 (1 week break 22nd February)
26th April - July 12th 2022 (2 breaks/no class on 17th May and 31st May)
Adult Art Course 10 weeks
Name of student:
Contact tel no.

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. IfHands-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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