Events - 6 Sep 21

Adult Painting Workshops Exploring The Use of Water Based Paint

Adult Painting Workshops Exploring The Use of Water Based Paint

Saturday 7 August - Saturday 11 September
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Adult Painting Workshops Exploring the Use of Water Based Paint
Saturday 7th August, 2021 – Saturday 11th September, 2021 ( Six consecutive weeks)
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Teacher: Graeme Walker

£40 per session.( The complete course fee must be paid when booking a place on the course)
The course is designed to teach the basics of painting…preparation of surfaces, brushwork, colour theory, form, structure, tonality, perspective etc by studying the works of the Great Masters in water based media.

Aims of Course
To enable, to engage, to excite, to promote experiments in the use of water based paints AND to unlock artistic potential, even in people who would never previously have dared to describe themselves as painters.
The course is designed to create a structured progression in knowledge and practical skills and attendance for the duration of the course is recommended.

Dressmaking Course

Dressmaking Course

Thursday 19 August - Thursday 23 September
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Join the ESC for 6 evenings in the studio and learn how to make your own clothes.

Choose any garment you’d like to make!

Using a shop bought pattern you will learn to navigate and read the sewing instructions, you will be taught and guided by a dressmaker and sewing tutor with over 25 years experience and learn how to adjust and fit garment effectively.

Spaces Limited, please book in via website:



Friday 27 August - Saturday 11 September
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

An exhibition by A A Paton

Within & Without

Within & Without

Saturday 28 August - Saturday 11 September
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is an exhibition of recent, largely introspective, work by three very different artists who have joined forces to reflect on how they perceive their own emotions and the world around them.

Nicky Beckett has been experimenting with woodcuts and mixed media, including words, to communicate and enforce the idea of the amalgamation between the inner and the outer worlds. Her work depicts faces that reveal complex identity.

Jacki Higgs’s paintings and drawings of the coastline and the sea include swimmers, surfers and brightly coloured beach huts as she observes nature and the life around her. On display are also sketch-books of her journeys.

Irina Stancheva works with kiln-formed glass and her brightly coloured glass pieces are inspired by the natural world – plants, animals, microbes and the change of seasons. The shadows and reflections produced by the glass as light passes through it are also intrinsic part of her work.

Waiting, Waiting by Dilys Rose

Waiting, Waiting by Dilys Rose

Friday 3 September - Friday 17 September
All Day

The works included have all been produced over the course of the pandemic. They are a combination of abstract and semi-abstract collage, and gel pen drawings, developed from live online life-drawing sessions.

This is an online exhibition only.

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Monday 6 September
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Classes run every Monday apart from some Holidays. You can join us any Monday.

The main focus of this workshop is on helping you to find your own personal style. To help you develop creative practice and find the confidence that you need to make creativity a part of your daily life.

It is an ongoing Class but students are guided individually through the process of creating an Icon.

Not recommended for complete beginners but if you have some experience drawing or painting but not Icon painting please contact me and we can discuss if it will be suitable for you.

You will be guided through all the stages of creating an Icon. You will be supported in conveying your own ideas and a personal style.

Peaceful music played in between feedback will help you come to a quiet and meditative place.

You will deepen your understanding and practice of the principles of the egg tempera technique which include:

  •  The composition used in icon painting
  • Icon styles including Byzantine and Russian
  • Preparation of egg yolk binding medium
  • Making your own paints from dry pigments
  • Working with thin layers
  • Egg tempera brushwork
  • Dry brushwork

Link to class HERE.