Drawing and Painting

A ten week course


Ten week course
Spaces available.
Call 01908 608108

Gift vouchers available.
Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Start: 14 January 2019
Mondays: 14, 21, 28 January; 4, 11, (No course 18), 25 February; 4, 11, 18, 25 March 2019
Finish: 25 March 2019

Who is this class suitable for?
This course is suitable for all levels of skill. From beginners to more experienced artists, this course is for those looking to develop confidence with drawing materials and acrylic paints.

What will be covered in the class?
During this 10-week course, students will be encouraged to experiment with painting and drawing techniques in a friendly and supportive environment, with the guidance of tutor Louise Lahive. Each week, students will be introduced to a new project and led through exercises that will teach, hone and practice skills including colour mixing and composition. Through this, students will gain a strong understanding of, and confidence in, the essential elements of drawing and painting.

What to bring?
Students will need to bring their own course specific materials, including: pens and pencils, ruler, rubber, scissors, acrylic paint (cadmium red, ultramarine, cobalt blue, cadmium yellow, white), paint brushes and paper (sketch book A3 or A2). 

Students will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of materials and the tutor will let students know week to week what project we will be working on so that students will have the opportunity to collect extra material if they wish to do so. 

Working primarily with oil paints, Hertfordshire-based artist, Louise Lahive, is committed to exploring the patterns that come from using natural phenomena like rain or heat as a process for creating image. As well as using nature in her processes, Louise often includes objects sourced from nature as material in her artworks – sometimes covered or buried in the paint, sometimes painted as objects in their own right or added to the images as texture.

Louise is interested in the way that natural phenomenon can be viewed through scientific methods and how this is linked to what we can see with our naked eye. By considering these ways of seeing, Lahive explores these patterns and presents them to us as ambiguous images.

Louise graduated with a BA in Fine Art Painting from Kingston University and has since been a Fellow at Digswell Arts (2012–17) and has had her work shown in a number of exhibitions.

Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Any workshops that you are unable to attend cannot be refunded and cannot be reallocated.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance only will refunds be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications.  By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

Booking is now open for January term – Call us now on 01908 608108 to book your place.


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