Art classes on the Wirral
Learn to paint in acrylics or water-mixable oils
Have you always wanted to paint but struggle with self-confidence, fear of failure or the unknown? Are you overwhelmed by the wealth of options available to you when you step into an art shop? Do you find the volume of chatter telling you ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ ways of making art confusing and off-putting? If so, I hope I might be able to help.
My weekly painting classes aim to make painting both straightforward and enjoyable, held as they are in an informal, relaxed atmosphere at Hoylake Community Centre (‘the Parade’) and Melrose Hall, also in Hoylake. Classes are designed to be suitable for beginners or more experienced artists, working in either acrylics or water-mixable oils.
My teaching attempts to suppress some of the stifling inhibitions experienced by many leisure painters, to assist students in their personal development and to gently introduce ‘beginners’ to the basics of painting and drawing. I aim to provide each student with an equal share of my time at each class, and my teaching takes into account skill and confidence levels of respective students.
I aim to help students produce truly original work about which they can feel proud, excited and creatively fulfilled.
Classes at Melrose Hall, Hoylake
Painting classes are held weekly at Melrose Hall on Monday mornings, between 10am and 12noon. The cost is £5/week. Melrose Hall classes are suitable for students who prefer to choose their own subject matter, and need help, guidance and support from a tutor. They are suitable for less-able bodied students. To enquire on availability of places or for further questions, please Contact me.
Classes at Hoylake Community Centre (the Parade)
Painting classes are held weekly at the Parade on Wednesday afternoons, between 2pm and 5pm. The cost is £8/week. Parade classes are suitable for students who prefer to be set challenges, with my help, guidance and support. Classes at the Parade are held on the first floor; the classrooom is accessible by staircase only, and the venue is therefore less suitable for less-able bodied students.
Classes provide instruction on fundamental elements of painting such as drawing, colour-mixing and the application of paint. Thematically structured, classes cover a variety of subjects from still life to landscape painting and portraiture. I sometimes provide a brief demonstration (generally in acrylics) at the start of classes in order to clearly and simply illustrate my recommended working practice.
It is also possible to join a WhatsApp group for the Parade classes, with access to my online demonstration painting videos. To enquire on availability of places or for further questions, please Contact me.