Autumn Term Art Classes 2022

Autumn Art Classes will run for 10 weeks starting week of 19th September.  These will take place in the Art Studio and will be led by our experienced tutors Kathy Barker and Shaun Carey.   Whether you’ve not done art since school or are already a keen artist, we have a range of classes to develop your skills.


This term we’re delighted to offer a new class:

Watercolour, Pen, Ink and Mixed Media with Shaun Carey on Monday afternoons 2 – 5 pm.  This new class bridges drawing and painting; exploring line, tonal painting, wash studies, dip pen and brush techniques.  You’ll learn about a mix of media techniques combining ink with watercolour, gouache, watercolour pencils and pastels; and work from a variety of subjects, including still life, landscape (from images/photos) as well some figure and portrait.   It promises to be a varied, exciting class and any existing student can book now.


Full details of the classes are as follows:

Classes Timetable

Discovering Watercolour with Shaun Carey

Mondays 10 am – 1pm, 19th September – 28th November
Tuesdays 2 – 5pm, 20th September – 29th November
£165 for 10 sessions.

Watercolour, Pen, Ink and Mixed Media with Shaun Carey

Mondays 2 – 5pm, 19th September – 28th November
£165 for 10 sessions

Pastels with Kathy Barker

Tuesdays 10 am – 1 pm, 20th September – 29th November
£165 for 10 sessions

Life Drawing with Kathy Barker

Wednesdays 10 am – 1 pm, 21st September – 30th November
£210 for 10 sessions including live model.

Beginners and Improvers Drawing and Painting with Kathy Barker

Wednesdays 2 – 5 pm, 21st September to 30th November
£165 for 10 sessions including live model for one class.

Painting in Acrylics with Kathy Barker

Fridays 10 am – 1pm or Fridays 2 – 5 pm, 23rd September – 2nd December
£165 for 10 sessions.

All classes will break for Half Term for the week of 24th – 28th October.


Be Inspired


Click here to watch our short video where existing students tell us about their experience of art classes and what they enjoy. 

‘I enjoy watching someone new to art grow in confidence and ability, especially those of you that arrive so timidly and without any self-belief.  My tenet is that anyone can be taught some basic exercises that will help transpose what you see onto a two-dimensional plane.


Practice is a huge key element but, more importantly, encouragement is one of the most important aspects to my teaching.


I want students to be inspired.’

Kathy Barker

‘One of the most enjoyable aspects is one to one teaching, understanding individual abilities and personal experience.  Getting to know each student helps me to find ways to inspire, enabling room for each to develop techniques, personal approaches and, on occasion, maybe take a risk or two.


I believe teaching should encourage. Even if a student has found an exercise tough it will always lay deeper foundations upon which they can build their personal abilities for future.’

Shaun Carey

Art Group Membership

Classes are available to Art Group members only. If you are not yet a member you will be asked to join and pay for membership when you book. Membership is £10 for the remainder of the year. Your membership will be automatically renewed in January 2023 at £20 to cover the whole year. The fee will then be added to your Club subscription.

Booking Arrangements

Booking will open for all Club Members on 10th June. You’ll then be able to find full booking details here on the website.

In the meantime, if you are an existing student, please follow the booking instructions in the recent email you have been sent.

Non-student Art Group members will receive an email inviting you to book on or around 2nd June

Booking will close on 15th September.


We look forward to seeing you at an art class soon!

For any queries, please email