Adult Skills and Community Learning

Our informal and friendly art courses cover a wide range of subjects, from drawing the human figure to seascapes and marine life. A new subject every five weeks ensures all interests are covered.

All levels of skill are catered for from beginners to experienced.

Length of course

4 to 7 weeks (dependent on length of term)

Course content

Techniques covered may include the following:

  • Paint and brush for watercolour and acrylic
  • Drawing techniques using pencil, pastel, pen and ink
  • Light and shade
  • Texture
  • Perspective

Entry requirements

No previous knowledge is required

Course fees

The cost of the course is £51.40 to £86.20 (dependent on the length of the course), which includes all tuition and registration fees.

If you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a fee reduction or remission. See our information about paying for a course for details.

How to apply 

You'll need to book a pre-course telephone assessment before you can start the course, for a short discussion with the tutor to make sure it's suitable for your needs.

The tutor will call you at your chosen appointment time on the phone number you give us when making your booking. The call will take about 15 minutes.

Coming soon

We're excited to launch a new range of specialist art and craft courses this year. These will include:

  • silk painting
  • calligraphy
  • graphic design
  • personalised photographic gifts

We'll publish the details of our new courses here, or you can keep checking our Facebook page to find out what's new. 

What our learners say

  • I hope to make crafts to sell and become self employed. So I am thinking of this in the long term and the skills I have learned will be for my future.
    Adult learner
  • I have used the creative ideas from this term as presents for family and friends.
    Adult learner
  • I use my skills to keep my brain alert!
    Adult learner