Workshops & Classes at The Artery
For weekday classes held at the shop classroom, lessons are £12 each. Book and pay for 5 classes and pay only £50 (save £10). Attend two classes at the shop in the same week and get the second class half price (saving you £6) Booking in advance is essential, and payment is required at least one week prior to the class.
Mondays 10:00am-1:00pm is the Great Bourton Art Group which is taught by our tutor but at Great Bourton Village Hall. A fun and friendly group with half an hours tuition at the start giving you plenty of time to be creative. We meet every Monday except for Bank Holidays and the week around Christmas. A timetable is available to download at the bottom. £12 per session
Mondays 10:00am-12:30 from 18th September [10 week course] is Traditional Watercolours with Rachel Cronin. Ideal for both beginners and those who prefer a structured approach to using watercolour. We will cover basic techniques including layering colour, wet in to wet, using different washes and reversing whites. Alongside this you will build up a toolkit of transferrable methods including practicing tonal studies, creating strong compositions and using colour with confidence. 10 week course starting on 18th September with a one week break on 23rd October. £120
Mondays 7:00pm-9:00pm is our 'Weekly Evening Watercolour' class aimed at those with some knowledge of watercolour painting who find it dificult to attend our daytime classes. A different subject is tackled each week, nd follows the same class as the Thursday afternoon lesson of the same week. Not including Bank Holidays. £12 per session
Tuesdays 2:00pm-4:30pm is the fortnightly 'Acrylics' workshop. If you have thought about using acrylic paints, but don't know where to start, then this is the class for you. Each week, knowledge is built up gradually. You will take home a completed picture at the end of each class. £12 per session
Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:30pm is the fortnightly 'Drawing' workshop. If you have thought about using pencil, but don't know where to start, then this is the class for you. Each week, knowledge is built up gradually. You will take home a completed picture at the end of each class. £12 per session
Wednesdays 1:00pm-1:45pm is the fortnightly 'Lunchtime Artist' alternating with the drawing workshop. This is open to anyone who has a short amount of time and wants to get a broad overview of learning to paint and draw. A different bite-sized topic is covered each lesson. £5 per session **STARTS IN MAY**
Wednesdays 7:00pm-9:00pm is a series of 'Art History' courses. A great evening for those who appreciate art and its historical context. As a general rule two artists are discussed each week - their life, background, and a few good paintings explored depending on the theme of the course. £40 per 5 week course
Wednesdays 7:00pm-9:00pm is a series of 'Craft' classes. These classes take place around once a month, and are a way of exploring traditional crafts. £15 per session
Thursdays 10:00am-12:30pm from 21st September [10 week course]is Watercolour Projects with Rachel Cronin Do you love watercolours but wish your paintings had more life? Have you been practicing for a while but are struggling to find your own style? In these fun and lively sessions we will explore a variety of subject matter alongside both traditional and experimental techniques. The emphasis of these classes will be on improving your technique and allowing personal expression to shine through. 10 week course starting on 21st September with a one week break on 26th October. £120
Thursdays 2:00pm-4:30pm is our 'Watercolour 1' class aimed at those with some knowledge of watercolour painting. A different subject is tackled each week. £12 per session.
Fridays 1:30am-4:00pm is our 'Watercolours 2' class that run every Friday afternoon. Total and Absolute Beginners are very welcome. It is designed so that knowledge is built up gradually. £12 per session.
Saturdays 11:00am-11:45am are our monthly Masterclass These stand alone workshops are taught by expert artists in their field. All materials are provided for the day, along with a light lunch. Details can be downloaded below.
Sundays 10:30m-1pm are our monthly Watercolour Classes Details are available to download below. Held the 2nd Sunday each month. £10 per session.
Coming in January... a range of exciting new workshops!
Monday Mornings A five week rolling course with Rachel Cronin on Painting The Seasons in Your Sketchbook to help you develop regular sketchbook practice.
Wednesday Evenings Monthly Arty Parties held in the café
Wednesday Evenings Art History Course on Wartime Artists March 7th - April 4th
Thursday Evenings The Artery Art Academy. Monthly talks and demonstrations to replace the void left by the sad closure of Banbury and District Art Society at the end of 2017