Richmond School of Painting offer Life Classes on Thursday.

All courses are suitable for both beginners and more experienced students.

Group tuition and Individual attention will be given to all students.

Life Drawing and Painting / Thursday 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00.

                 I have always wanted to try life drawing and this course

                has exceeded my expectations. Both the course content

                and excellent tutor have enabled me to enjoy and learn

                something new. I will definitely be continuing next term.


                                                Paula M.



The Life Drawing and Painting course on Thursdays will build your confidence and skill in drawing and painting the human form from observation. We will discuss the fascination of representing the figure in art and explore why it is still so important today. 


We will look at the building blocks of drawing into painting, exploring line, tone and colour. Then onto personal expression and experimentation with a range of media and subject matter.


Working from observation, this course will be as much about looking as representing the form. We will aim to work towards one painting per session to encourage quick intuitive painting, focusing on the looking will train the eye to be able to react in unison with the brush to gain quick, desired results which will culminate in a longer more considered painting which still has that exciting freshness of the first mark making.


We will delve deep into the history of paintings inhabited by the figure and from Matisse to Chris Ofilli, Rembrandt to Edvard Munch we will look at rhythm, composition and atmosphere.


We will draw and paint from objects and scenes, from old and modern masters, from life models, and from ourselves. In lots of exciting exercises we will learn about using different kinds of paint, ink, and drawing mediums, the theories behind each material and traditional and contemporary application.


By the end of the 11 weeks you will be confident in using technical language with which to talk about drawing and painting, have the ability to use a range of materials and hopefully look at things with the confidence to want to tackle them in paint.

'A great course which was suitable for a complete beginner like me. Katie is a great teacher- knowledgeable, enthusiastic and provides just the right amount of support and guidance'.


Spring Term's dates:

14th January - 4th April. 

(Half term: 17th-22nd February)

Richmond School of Painting

is based in a church hall

on the corner of Lock Road

and Lawrence Road, Ham.

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