Entry Level Painting

with John Skelcher
Monday 11th
Tuesday 12th
Wednesday 13th
Thursday 14th
Friday 15th
Saturday 16th
Sunday 17th
Inspiration - Create
Who is this class for?


  • Always wanted to learn how to paint but didn't know where to start
  • You are a beginner painter and want to develop your skills and confidence more
  • Enjoy the interaction of painting with like-minded people
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The class will become available to join 15 minutes before it is due to start.

2021-04-07T14:00:00Z - 2021-04-07T15:00:00Z
Entry Level Painting Learn how to paint and draw, step by step, stroke by stroke at your pace.
Entry Level Painting Class

Have you always wanted to learn how to draw and paint, but didn't know where to start? We've got it sorted.

"Hi, I'm John and in my open and on-going course you can join at any point and repeat as many times as you'd like. How does that sound?

Join our four-week entry-level course on the basic principles involved in drawing and painting. Study focus in a range of commonly used media.

During this course, we will visit the same scene with four different painting and drawing media. Each week, you will learn a new principle through techniques and demonstrated processes. Your work will be supported through the structures of the assignment. Each assignment, where possible, will focus on placement, proportion, perspective, value, colour and edge quality.

The aim of this course is to facilitate an easier transition to our moderate and advanced level Painting and Drawing: Master Studies and Watercolours class.

But there's no rush 'graduate', every four-week cycle will contain a different study theme. So you can take the course as many times as you'd like until you feel ready to try something different. Remember, everyone is different and it's ok to take things at your own pace."

Meet the instructor John Skelcher
John is a practicing landscape painter en plein-air with over 15 years of art tutoring experience. Since graduating with his degree in Fine Art Painting and Drawing, John studied classical realist painting at Angel Academy Florence and The Paris Academy of Art and his work has appeared in national exhibitions both in Britain and abroad. John has been listed in various international art competitions and featured on Sky Arts’ ‘Landscape Painter of the Year’ in 2018. “Art has the power to transform, illuminate and to educate, inspire and motivate”
Geek Notes

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  • Self-expression 
  • Self-discovery
  • Benefit relationships
  • Social cohesion
  • Sense of achievement
  • Mental health
  • Improving wellbeing
  • Maintaining cognition.

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