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Drawing and Painting Nature for Beginners or Improvers

Course outline

This course is perfect if you would like to learn or improve your skills in drawing and painting various subjects found in nature.

You will develop or improve a number of different drawing and painting techniques, using a variety of media and materials. We will study a range of natural subjects, such as plants, flowers, trees, rocks, shells or feathers, and will take inspiration from different artists and styles.

You can expect:

  • Tutor demonstrations of skills and techniques, detailed step-by-step guides and a range of useful handouts and information resources.
  • Opportunity to create artworks during each session.
  • Individual help and advice from the tutor during each session with feedback and encouragement throughout.

You can view the fantastic creative works of our students on our Creative Showcase website below.

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How to apply for this course

Apply now and if you need to pay any course fees, or provide evidence if you wish to claim a fee reduction, we will contact you to let you know how to do this.

For help on completing the online application form, please see our useful apply online guide here.

Limited places available for this course!

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
74 Middle Street

Start: Tuesday 18th April 2023

End: Tuesday 27th June 2023

Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Adult and Community Learning Courses page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Tuition fee: £112.50

Course code: C040672 / Q040673


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Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Teaching & assessment

The course does not have a formal assessment or qualification, however individual verbal and written feedback is given each week. Feedback will focus on your successes, as well as suggestions for improvement, and are discussed during each session.


You will be encouraged to access further community based art and craft courses, other courses in various subjects, or progress to a qualification based course in an arts or craft based subject.

Additional information

Please bring a sketchbook to each session (at least A4 size), and as some materials may mark or stain clothing, you should also bring an apron to all sessions.