Art Classes at Upwey
Our Weekly Art Classes.
Currently on hold due to Covid
As well as our weekend and day workshops, we also run weekly classes for people of all levels of experience. Regular classes are held at Upwey Old School.
Monday mornings: 10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
Monday afternoons : 1.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Friday mornings: 10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
Please note these sessions are currently being held on zoom only.
Everything is provided
Different paints, acrylics/ watercolours etc. Different types of paper, brushes, pastels, ink, charcoal. There is a large table full of materials you are free to use. We have tried to think of everything you might want to have a go with, from masking fluid to bamboo pens. There are a lot of resources so there is no need to bring anything unless perhaps you have a favourite brush.
We have studio easels and table-top easels for everyone. For any outdoor classes we do, we have sketching easels as well.
Unlike many other art classes, you will have two tutors working together to help you with your painting. Justin and Nicola Cooke are both professional artists who exhibit throughout the UK.
We demonstrate everything we do, so you can see the methods first hand.
It's not just the venue
Upwey is a delightful village in Dorset, UK, situated between Weymouth and Dorchester. It is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the South Dorset Ridgeway.
There could be no better place to hold our classes than the old village school. But it's not just the venue that is important; it is what we have created for our classes inside. Care has been taken to provide everything needed to transform what would have been an empty space into a proper art school studio, so that when you come to a class you step not only into an old village school, but into a true Art School experience.