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“I think that painting today is pure intuition and luck.”

Francis Bacon on Matthew Smith (1909-1992)

For most of us, our relationship with art begins with a line. We take a pencil or a crayon and delineate our idea. In our enthusiasm, we may even attempt to colour it in. In the experience of many, that attempt leads only to disappointment. We know that a painting is more than just a coloured-in drawing, but how do we do it? What exactly is the difference?

This ten week course explores the gulf between drawing and painting and then seeks to provide a bridge between the two disciplines. Beginning with simple pencil studies, we will then develop our work in both charcoal and ink, gaining confidence in our abilities, before embarking on five weeks of painting in bold colour.

Topics will include:
  • Mark-making
  • Line, measurement and proportion
  • Perspective
  • Tonal value
  • Notān
  • Colour: theory and mixing


Wanstrow Village Hall
Frome Road

Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm,
commencing 30th September for 10 weeks
or attend for half a term only, commencing 11 November 2015 for 5 weeks

Sessions: 10/5

Cost: £100/£50
David regrets that he cannot accept pro rata payments, however, some concessions may be available for this course. Please contact David for more details.


Please book online using a debit/credit card or PayPal. If you have any problems with this or would like further details then please email David

Wanstrow residents receive a £5 reduction on the full price. When booking, please be sure to select the appropriate ticket.

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