Dates:  Weds 15th Jan to Weds 12th Feb  -


Times : 7.45pm to 10pm


Location: ARTSTART basement rooms of 98 High Street Lewes, entrance on Keere Street


Cost:  £150 per person all materials  included

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for those wishing to start drawing or painting or are returning after a break, who want to try out different mediums without having to invest in all the materials. This is a non-judgemental space where you can relax in the cosy studio and enjoy your creativity. This 5 week course will give you a full introduction to many different mediums including graphite, pen and ink, charcoal, acrylic and the techniques on how to use them.


What you will get out of it is a greater understanding of composition, drawing in different mediums and the various techniques to use, that will spark your imagination and entice you to experiment more when you get home.



First 2 weeks you will be introduced to pencil, shading, cross-hatching, pen and ink, charcoal and graphite. We will work on small studies of an object/s of your choice from a selection provided. You will make several studies in your sketchbook that you can refer back to.


Then in the 3rd and 4th weeks we will move on to the colour wheel and tone and hue and how to mix paints. In this class you will learn the basics of painting with acrylics and how to keep colour in the ‘tonal range’.


In the 5th week we’ll move on to our final piece, a larger still life where you will spend a couple of hours in a medium you are comfortable with to produce your artwork to hang on your wall.


The Artist and Tutor

Kirsten Norbury BA Hons Fine Art is an artist who lives and works in Lewes. Kirsten loves working with new artists encouraging them through practical exercises and constructive support to explore their creative side in a friendly non-judgemental environment.


What you’ll learn

On this course we will gear the course around the needs of the group but will cover:-


Size and proportion


Drawing in different mediums

Drawing plants and flowers

Painting in acrylic – tone and hue

Materials and colours


Join us over this 5 week course, you’ll come away calm and relaxed after an evening with great company, lots of conversation and a little wine! Your first glass is included in the price along with all materials apart from a sketchbook (we recommend an A3 black hardback Daler Rowney one with the spine on the short edge, from Cass Art, Clarke’s stationers, WH Smith or online).


Everyone is welcome – all skills and abilities - you’ll come away feeling really inspired and excited to explore your art further.





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