Discover your artistic potential in a friendly,
creative and stress-free atmosphere

  • For beginners and improvers
  • Develop your skills at your own pace
  • Spring courses start on 9thJanuary 2019
  • Three-hour, morning session
  • Expert individual tuition from leading Twickenham artist Lee Campbell
  • Wonderful location at ETNA with easy access and parking
  • Friendly, creative atmosphere
  • Well-organised, small classes with time for free expression

Watercolour Art Classes at ETNA

We are dedicated to watercolour painting and to helping both beginners and improvers to get the very best from this popular art form.  Our Spring Term begins on 9thJanuary with a 3-hour morning class from 10:00-13:00. The term lasts for 12 weeks, from 9thJanuary to
3rdApril with a one-week half-term break (20th February).

Our classes focus on the joys of watercolour painting and how every painter at every level can improve.  We teach all the techniques required to produce successful and fulfilling watercolours.

Each three-hour session covers a technical skill and a subject, and there is always time for free expression and personal interests.  Small classes and plenty of individual tuition mean that beginners and more experienced artists can sit happily side-by-side, develop their skills and enjoy a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Courses are held in the Turner Room at ETNA Community Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, Twickenham, TW1 2AR.  It is a beautiful location for art classes, with excellent facilities.

If you are interested call Alison on 07909 994594, email alison@creativearttwickenham.uk or use the Contact Form.

Our Tutor – Lee Campbell

Lee is a professional fine artist and qualified teacher with over 20 years’ experience.  Lee paints in a studio on Eel Pie Island where she also provides one-to-one tuition.  We are delighted that Lee is taking our courses in 2019 and into the future.

Message from Lee:

“I’m looking forward to welcoming you to Creative Art Twickenham.  I have practised and taught drawing, watercolour and oil painting since graduating in 1992 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art.

I am delighted to be running classes dedicated to watercolour painting.  I know many people want to learn and improve and will appreciate continuity through the year in a friendly, sociable atmosphere at a very good facility.

We will be working to a weekly plan but my approach is flexible and designed to support individual needs.  I enjoy teaching academic observational drawing but am equally comfortable encouraging students to experiment.  What I can promise are enjoyable and stimulating sessions with rewarding outcomes.”

 

Lee’s Qualifications:

BA (Hons) Fine Art, MA Portraiture
MA Cert. Ed. Further Education
Accredited Life Coach

2019 Schedule

Spring Term:

Wednesday Class

We are running a morning class for the Spring Term.  The class is small, limited to 12 people, and everyone gets plenty of personal attention.

The Spring Term Morning Class begins at 10:00 and runs until 13:00.

Cost £250 for 12 weeks.

Tea, coffee and some materials are provided.

Course Dates

January 9, 16, 23, 30

February 6, 13, (20 half-term), 27

March 6, 13, 20, 27

April 3

Spring Term

What you will learn

Discover your artistic potential

Part of the excitement of working in watercolour is that you never really know exactly what is going to happen. Each of our twelve sessions gives you opportunities to realise your potential as your skills develop.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or an experienced painter – the challenges set will help you to improve and enjoy.

Concentrating on basic skills is essential for every beginner and it is always useful to refresh these skills for those with more experience.  Creating imaginative drawings with line and tone will enable you to understand the difference between colour and tone.  You will soon be painting with colours and learning about colour mixing.  We will work on still life with simple objects, some of which you will bring yourself.

It is important to know how to start a painting – you will learn how to plan the composition, what to look for and how to use materials in the right way.  Getting started can often be the most difficult part but you will soon be producing simple paintings and your style will develop.  You will learn the basic principles of perspective and become more confident and competent with your drawing.  We will explore colour theory and how to mix colours and understand different wash techniques.

There will be tutor-led demonstrations and time for one-to-one guidance with constructive feedback. Group discussions in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with like-minded fellow painters will help everyone to develop and improve.  What is most important is that your knowledge, experience and confidence grow over the weeks and that you, in time, develop your own personal style.

Location

A great place to enjoy your painting

ETNA Community Centre is a vibrant and welcoming community centre in a wonderful Victorian building in the heart of TW1.

The centre welcomes everyone, hosting a kindergarten for children 2-5 years and regular activities for senior citizens.  There are meeting spaces, conference and counselling rooms, and the beautiful, high-ceilinged Turner Room which is just perfect for art classes.

ETNA – a superb location

Spring class in progress

Easy access and ‘First-come’ parking

ETNA Community Centre is within walking distance of St Margaret’s Station and is close to bus routes H22, H37, R33, R68, R70 and 490.  Car parking is available for all centre users on a first-come, first-parked basis and it has a quite large car park which is accessible from Riverdale Road.

ETNA Community Centre
13 Rosslyn Road, Twickenham
Middlesex, TW1 2AR

020 8892 3676

To learn more about ETNA go to www.etnacentre.org.

Gallery

Here are some quick snaps of class work by our ‘beginners’ after just a few weeks of tuition.…

Contact Us

For further information please call me on 07909 994594 or email alison@creativearttwickenham.uk

Alternatively use the form below.

Please leave a number if you would like me to call you.