CLASSES

DRAWING
Drawing Course
The course aims to give the students a grounding in the craft of drawing.
We do this by looking at different aspects of objects you will be drawing, visual perception, composition and the illusion of perspective.
We cover:
Charcoal, Soft pencil line, Shading, Pattern, Cross Hatching, Pastel on emery paper, Watercolor Tonal Wash,
Indian ink and Pen. Our small classes and individual attention help to build your confidence.

Pastel Course
We will be using a wild range of both soft pastels and oil pastels.
If you are an absolute beginner, we help with some basics in drawing techniques before you mo
You can then choose from still life, portrait or nude, flowers, architecture and landscape subjects.
Materials are not provided We’ll help you with the key decisions in the use of pastels, including choice of paper,
background and establishing the source of light.

Life Drawing Class
We provide life drawing tuition for everyone from complete beginners to those who want to paint from life.
Simply enjoy the relaxed environment and expert, individual tuition that will help you master the art of drawing
or painting from life.

. POTTERY
Pottery Beginners’ Throwing Course
Learn basic methods to make simple bowls and vases, and how to throw and produce interesting forms.

Pottery Intermediate
For those with previous experience who want to work towards personal goals.

Four Day Course in Pottery
Ideal if you are a beginner and would like to experience and explore the major ways of making
pottery.

Pottery Evening Course
For those with previous experience who want to work towards their own goals or for beginners who want to learn handbuilding and throwing processes. Glazing and surface decoration will also be taught.

. PAINTING
Field Day Painting One Day Course
This Course aim to give participants the opportunity to create a response to the landscape around them,
preferably outside in the raw, beautiful nature.
Palette knife and oils allow you to work quickly and expressively, so this is not about capturing every last detail.

Watercolor Courses
Whether you’re a complete beginner or a more experienced painter, there’s always something more to learn about the absorbing and satisfying art of watercolor painting.
These sessions are in a group of ten or less.
Demonstration and instruction is given on an individual basis so that you can progress at your own speed.

Acrylics and Oil Courses
Possibly the most versatile medium of all, many people choose to get to grips with oil painting at The Cotswold Art Academy.
For the beginners, this course starts you off with the basics but with our innovative teaching techniques you will learn this by producing a painting.
For the Intermediate & Advanced, those who have painted with oils before and want to improve or change their style,
learn new techniques and improve the ones they have, use us as a clinic to redeem their own paintings which they’re
unhappy with, we’re here to help.

Watercolor Courses
Whether you’re a complete beginner or a more experienced painter, there’s always something more to learn about the absorbing and satisfying art of watercolor painting.
These sessions are in a group of ten or less.
Demonstration and instruction is given on an individual basis so that you can progress at your own speed.

Acrylics and Oil Courses
Possibly the most versatile medium of all, many people choose to get to grips with oil painting at The Cotswold Art Academy.
For the beginners, this course starts you off with the basics but with our innovative teaching techniques you will learn this by producing a painting.
For the Intermediate & Advanced, those who have painted with oils before and want to improve or change their style,
learn new techniques and improve the ones they have, use us as a clinic to redeem their own paintings which they’re
unhappy with, we’re here to help.

. PRINTMAKING
Printmaking Courses are being rescheduled. please contact us for the next available dates.