Art Courses

CORPORATE & OFFSITE ART CLASSES

Our art parties are perfect for Corporate events, Team building opportunities, Fundraisers, Social gatherings, Birthday parties (adults and children),  Showers, Holiday parties, Couples night and more.
How it works?
Choose what art subject you would like to do, gather your friends, and let us do the rest.
A talented artist from the Cotswold Art Academy  will quickly transform your home or office into an art studio. Then, the artist will guide you and your friends / colleagues, stroke by stroke, through the creation of your very own masterpiece. After just a few hours of socializing you will be amazed at your work of art.
At the end of the event, you will leave with a wonderful sense of accomplishment and a beautiful original artwork ready for display in your home or office.
So why don’t you click here and book your event.


PRIVATE TUITIONS

The Cotswold Art Academy now offers private art lessons, by providing an education in fine art skills that is customized to the level of the student. We offer practical techniques, by professional artists, to help fuel creativity and expression.
To schedule private lessons and for more informations contact us

 


DRAWING

Drawing Course
Sessions lasting 3 hours each or a one day course lasting 6 hours.
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, Watercolour Tonal Wash, Indian ink and Pen.
Our small classes and individual attention help to build your confidence.

Pastel Course
Sessions lasting 3 hours or a one day course lasting 6 hours.
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 move on to pastels.
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
In each session there are:
Three short warm up poses with the nude model
One long pose in order to draw/paint the model from more than one angle and in a greater detail.
Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced: 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.

 


PAINTING

Field Day Painting One Day Course
Field days Painting 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.
Hopefully we will create an emotional response through painting, whether it be a sense of peace and calm or drama and energy; evening light and shadows; cow parsley and hogweed on a wayside verge; water and reflections; mist, evaporation and sunshine after a rain storm; the gloaming; a church spire providing a focal point in the landscape…

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. 
The 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.
For beginners, you will start with colour mixing and brush selection working on projects in Landscape, Still life, flowers and wildlife. All of which offer the opportunity to practice washes, soft and hard edges, colour mixing, perspective, pattern and texture.

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.
we will cover, Simple drawing techniques and composition. The use of the palette knife. Brush techniques. Colour Selection, mixing ingredient notes. Textures.
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.

 


POTTERY

Pottery Beginners’ Throwing Course
Learn basic methods to make simple bowls and vases, and how to throw and produce interesting forms. Explore the exciting possibilities of pottery, using the main pottery techniques of hand building and throwing.
Decoration, glazing and firing are also taught.

Pottery Intermediate
For those with previous experience who want to work towards personal goals.
Throwing and hand building processes will be taught alongside glazing and surface decoration.


Four Days Course
Ideal if you are a beginner and would like to experience and explore the major ways of making
pottery – throwing and hand building. Pots will be decorated, glazed and fired during the course.


One Day Pottery Class
For beginners or those with some experience of throwing, this is an ideal chance to experiment
Refine and develop your skills.
Learn lots of different ways of making pottery, from hand building to throwing. We will also look at a variety of different ways to decorate your work.
Broaden your existing knowledge and develop new skills in throwing, hand building, surface decoration and glazing.
You will be encouraged to develop your own ideas and styles of making through structured projects.
All levels welcome.

 


PRINTMAKING

Printmaking Course
Chose from a 4 sessions lasting 4 hours each session or a one day course lasting 6 hours.
We offer a large range of printmaking courses at The Academy in our Ebrington located studio. We have beginners, intermediate and advanced courses. These are part time courses running during the day or in the evening.
You do not need to source your plates or paper for the course, we have large stocks of different materials which you can purchase from us in small quantities.
Our lecturers are highly experienced printmaking practitioners offering a unique insight into the printmaking discipline.
The techniques you learn will offer exciting ways to build on your skills and reinterpret existing artwork in print form. If you are a beginner, the unique characteristics of printmaking will open up a new world of image making and unlock your creative potential. Many of our experienced students came as beginners and many have developed a long-term commitment continuing at degree and MA level and also setting up their own studio workshops.
Many students say printmaking is addictive once you start! So why not come and try one of our courses.