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Spaces designed to help you get creative. No matter what your age or ability. 

Ever dreamt of learning to draw?

Do your kids love to get creative?

Need some time out to relax?

Ready to do your best work yet?

 

Have you answered yes? Then let's find a space to suit you:

Adult art classes, kids workshops and parties, one to one tuition, parent and carer sessions

Adult Art Classes

A range of six-week courses, with supportive tuition for artists of all levels to learn new techniques.

"I am looking forward to the next course Melissa runs and would recommend

her to anyone, whether you can draw or just fancy having a try, you’ll come away

with something to be proud of."

 - K Piff, Life drawing course attendee

 

Kids Workshops, After School Clubs & Parties

Exciting and fun-packed sessions that embrace children's creativity and develop artistic independence.

One to One Sessions

During a one to one session I take into account what your childs needs and interests are and we work together to help them explore their own ideas and creativity.

From age 6 and upwards.

Cost: £20 for 45 mins £25 for 1 hour

Feedback:

'My daughter is so excited when she realises she has another lesson with Melissa.  

We started one to one art lessons around a year ago, and in that time my daughters

skills and confidence with all art, particularly drawing have soared.  

Melissa is a very patient and passionate teacher who really knows her stuff.

J Morgan.

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Art Sessions for Parents and Carers

Daytime sessions to help you unwind. Take some time out to find your creative self.

What you can expect from the art sessions:

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It'll get Messy

We'll draw without looking at the paper, use charcoal and use our non-dominant hand.  It sounds bonkers but it's all part of the learning process.

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Happy Children

Drawing is great for kids.  It enhances motor skills by improving hand-eye

co-ordination, concentration and makes them more expressive.

But I can't draw?!

I hear this a lot.  Guess what, you can!  It's all about practice and not comparing yourself to others.  Trust me, you'll get there.

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Just bring yourself

All materials are provided on the adult courses so once you've booked a place,  just turn up. Don't worry, there will be a cuppa and a biscuit for you at half time.

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Drawing Tips

Each session is filled with awesome techniques so you'll leave with a bag full of tips to find your own style and ensure you produce your best work yet!

Free Printables

Want to start drawing right now but need to keep the kids off your back? Entertain them with these handy FREE printables and find your own art space.

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Feedback from course members :

 

"The class was really relaxed, so I never felt under-pressure, which made it much more enjoyable.  Plus, I'm pleased to say that my drawing improved over the course, and that the techniques Melissa taught were so helpful that by week 6 could definitely see a
change for the better!"

 - H Watkins (Beginners drawing class)


"Brilliant - no pressure, great fun!"

 - L Gaiderman (Life Drawing Class)


 "A really well structured course.  I learned a lot! Very well thought through and well put together - would highly recommend!"

 - M Purkiss (Life Drawing Class)

"In November this year I fulfilled a long-time ambition to learn to draw and booked a place on Melissa's life drawing workshop. I was quite nervous but the whole group were lovely.  They were all different abilities.  Melissa was brilliant.  She brought out a hidden talent I never knew existed!  She gently coaxed and encouraged me and I came out feeling really good about myself.  I can’t wait for the 6 week course to begin.  If you’ve ever thought about it, take the plunge and just like me, you may love it."

 - S Evans (Beginners Drawing Class and Life Drawing Class)

 "I thoroughly enjoyed the course!  Loved all the different techniques Melissa covered over the 6 weeks.  Highly recommend it to anyone wanting to pick up a pencil."

 - E James (Life Drawing Class)

 

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