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Fine Art short courses

Explore your creative side as our professional tutors guide you through a range of artistic techniques. Not only do you learn new skills and techniques, but you also work to briefs to produce pieces of art that you can truly be proud of.

Bookings can be made by clicking the 'Enrol on this course' button next to the detailed information for each course. Short courses that require an interview or are fully booked will divert to our enquiry page where you can register your details. Or contact us on 020 7297 7297 or e-mail You can also drop in to one of our three centres for a chat about these or any of our other courses.

Introduction to Printmaking

On this short course, you will learn an introduction to printmaking techniques including monotype, collagraph and linocut. This course is ideal for beginners wanting to learn the basics of these technique and who want to develop their art practise in new directions.
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Introduction to Watercolour Painting

This course covers the skills required to create drawings and paintings carried out from observation and through visual enquiry. You will learn how to use art materials and processes and how to organise a pallet.
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Learn the Basics of Drawing

Begin your drawing practice with this introduction to drawing that combines essential theory with practical exercises. Explore mark-making using different drawing media, quality of line, shape and measuring, working from observation and your imagination.
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Oil Painting for Mixed Levels

Exploring the unique qualities of oil paint through the use of different methods and techniques. This course, for mixed ability levels, allows the opportunity to create compositions through visual enquiry and close observation. Learn how to structure a pallet and mix colour values and tones that relate to a subject. Explore the application of thick and thin layers of paint and the importance of planning and structuring a composition.
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Printmaking Taster

On this taster session, you will learn to make a monotype print. This is created by rolling ink up or painting onto an acetate surface, then printed by hand pushing the paper on the acrylic sheet with a clean roller. This printmaking technique will give you plenty of ideas for future artwork, handmade postcards and wrapping paper.
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