2020 Tutored Art Classes at Centre 70

We offer 6 week terms giving 7 regular terms in the year but with breaks to accommodate state half terms. A Summer term will run if required.

Morning classes are for beginners to advanced artist working on their own work with the guidance of two tutors. Each class starts with a different 30 minute workshop/demo for those that wish to participate in.

3hrs £80 (£76 for club members)per 6 weeks

Afternoon improvers/advanced working with our new tutor, Grant Waters, on a variety of projects.

2.5hrs £70 (£67 for club members) per 6 weeks

Tuesday Afternoons in Action

Analogous colour still life: Objects selected for their harmonious colour effect and their closeness on a colour wheel. First phot below of the painting of still life, the other photo of the still life.

Pointillism Plus! Autumnal Trees using warm analogous colours, results of the class as shown in one photo.

WADAC Term 1

January7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
February4th & 11th

No class on 18th February (state school half term).

WADAC Term 2

February25th25th February. Still life - Claire
March3rdAcrylic techniques for movement - Lisa
March10thWatercolours - Claire
March17thMore on perspective - Lisa
March24thFur in acrylics - Claire
March31stAbstract using blocks of colour - Lisa

WADAC Term 3

April21st & 28th
May5th, 12th &19th

No class May 26th, half term.

WADAC Term 4

June9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th
July7th & 14th

Our Tutors

Our tutors, Lisa and Claire, are experienced professional artists and Lisa is a trained teacher of arts. They will work with all members on an individual basis during the classes. They will encourage learning the basics of drawing and painting; will work alongside each artist to help and guide them to produce paintings and drawings they will be proud of. Our tutors have taught many beginners as well as experienced artists and will have an extensive library of art books and materials which they will bring to the classes to inspire the participants. There will be some demonstrations and group projects within the classes as required.

The afternoon sessions are now to be tutored by Grant Walters who has taken over from Oliver Bedeman. Grant is a professional portrait artist based in Oxfordshire. He works mainly in oils now with fluid brush work and strong use of colour and tone. Grant is also happy capturing the intimate atmosphere of a cafe or the fleeting changes of a busy town scene. He paints what he encounters. He has put on local one-man shows and is also a member of Oxford Art Society, where he regularly exhibits. When not painting Grant teaches and has a BA Hons in Professional Studies in Education. He has over twenty years' experience with Oxfordshire Adult Learning, offering courses in oils, acrylics, watercolours, landscapes and life drawing.

Class Content

Artists are welcome to work in a variety of mediums including crayons, charcoal, watercolour, acrylics, oils, coloured pencils, mixed media to name a few.

The aim of the classes is to be friendly, enthusiastic and supportive with a relaxed approach to learning to paint and draw.