Weekly Art Classes in Ashburton


Art Classes in Ashburton – for beginners to those with some experience. All term times.

Come on, unleash that creative talent! …Do you need a nudge, a bit of help?… Maybe you have some skills but want to do more? Free up a bit? Learn different techniques? Or are you a complete beginner?

I am teaching drawing, painting and mixed media to beginners and those with some experience in Ashburton, come and join us.

Ashburton – 2 classes.
Wednesdays: 11am – 1pm
Thursday: 11am – 1pm
Venue: Art and Craft Space, Ashburton Family Centre, Woodlands Road, TQ13 7DR, Ashburton.
The Art and Craft Space is 100 metres down, on the right of Woodlands Road, (which is between Ark Heath Food Shop and Chinese Takeaway); walk through blue stable door, go up slope and up steps to art room. The art room is a welcoming large art space, warm, good light, kitchen and toilet. Parking is in the town car parks, 3 mins walk, and you can pull up outside the space to unload. There are steps up to the art room.

All classes are structured but also informal and fun, I have great bunches of people in all classes who all benefit from the group dynamics as well as me as teacher/facilitator. I aim to provide sessions that are a mix of technical and exact, to a bit whacky – and lots in between, all are challenging, with support. I cannot bring the land or sea in to the classroom, but all my teaching is totally transferable to your particular interest. I encourage you to look carefully at what it is you are interested in and pursue your own style and work. I have a mix of people and often teach 2, maybe 3, groups in one session – in keeping with your level. Individual attention is given to everyone. Classes run term times throughout the year. All classes payable in blocks of a term, £12 per 2 hour session. £20 deposit required, the remainder is due by the start of term. You are welcome to join at anytime if I have space, prices would be pro-rata. If you would like to join a class I also send out a suggested materials list.

Techniques and basics are my key starting points for everyone, this then allows you to move on to more complex / weird / playful / challenging work that becomes very much your own. Drawing is key – (I can teach you to draw if you don’t think you can), from then you will use colour – pencils, pastels, paint, (initially watercolour but I also encourage acrylics and oils). We look at colour theory, composition, abstraction, collage, mixed media etc. The classes flow from one to the next. I always consider individual needs and a suitable pace for each student. I teach techniques but not style, the style I want you to create is your own, and I will encourage, challenge and help you. My still lifes are as varied as I can make them, but please bring your own if you so choose. If there is anything YOU want to do, please tell me and I will tutor you in your own work, I cannot bring the landscape in to the classroom, for example, but that does not stop you working with landscapes as your subject.

If you’d like more detail, please email me, vjanehodgson@gmail.com,  or call – 07973 709902

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