Let that artist out!

ncd2Thank you for visiting the Village Art Clubs page.

I hope you might consider coming to enjoy a couple of hours a week with others who are discovering or improving their artistic skills.  Both beginners and more established picture makers are most welcome – don’t worry if you’ve never picked up a brush before – you’re not alone and our classes aren’t the least bit intimidating!  Equally, if you’ve been a painter for years, you will find yourself in good company.  I teach painting in watercolour, oils, pastels and acrylics, so come and see what you can achieve – you’ll be surprised (and I hope, delighted). If you’re not a better picture maker by the end of the term I’ll eat my paintbrush!

The classes are relaxed and friendly and I don’t run prescriptive sessions – I like everyone to be enthused about what they want to achieve so I will happily give you guidance and teaching around what you would like to paint or draw.

Each week, I offer a tutorial at the beginning of the class for about twenty minutes on an aspect of picture making, such as composition, perspective, shadows and reflections etc, and twice a term I give a short talk instead of a tutorial on a particular painting.  This ‘Story Behind the Painting’ has been a popular feature of the classes for many years.  We look together at particular works of art to get an understanding of the historical context of the painting, a quick biopic of the artist and we look in detail at the elements in the painting, exploring the symbolism or meaning that might not be obvious at first sight.

There’s also a still life subject on offer every week if you want to test your drawing skills, and you can help yourself to tea and coffee throughout the class.

So if you think that you might enjoy what’s on offer I would be very pleased to see you  – get in touch either by email – elizabethpl@hotmail.com or by phoning 07938 563716 to reserve your place!

I look forward to meeting you.

Best regards

Liz Watson.

About us

Village Art Clubs was founded in Herefordshire in 2005 to offer classes locally to art lovers in rural communities across the county.

This has proved to be a popular and easy way to learn new art skills, practise old ones and make new friends without having to travel too far to enjoy it all.

Where and when?
  • Three terms per year of art classes – Spring, Summer and Autumn
  • Various venues to choose from – Wellington, Kingsland, Staunton on Arrow
  • Ten weeks of classes per term
  • Two hours per session at £10.00 per class.
  • Daytime classes and one evening class per week
  • The opportunity to attend any of the classes to make up your ten
    sessions if you can’t come to your usual class.
  • Friendly and professional tuition to give you the skills to start or
    improve your art.

Wellington Community Centre, Wellington 
April 23rd, April 30th May 7th, May 14th, May 21st, May 28th, June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th

Wellington Chapel, Wellington
April 24th, May 1st May 8th, May 15th, May 22nd, May 29th, June 5th, June 12th, June 19th, June 26th

April 25th, May 2nd, May 9th, May 16th, May 23rd, May 30th, June 6th, June 13th, June 20th, June 27th,

Kingsland – Luctonians Rugby Club Pavilion

April 26th, May 3rd May 10th, May 17th, May 24th, May 31st June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th

Staunton on Arrow Village Hall 
April 26th, May 3rd May 10th, May 17th, May 24th, May 31st June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th

The cost

A term’s classes is payable in advance please.

The cost is £100.00 per term ie £10.00 per session. (You are welcome to come
to any of the venues to make up your ten weeks if you have to miss any

Please make cheques out to Village Art Clubs and send to 34 Etnam Street, Leominster HR6 8AQ.  You are also welcome to pay by BACS/Faster Payment transfer – please contact me for details.

How to enrol

To enrol in Village Art Clubs please complete the application form indicating your preferred location, contact details and what medium you wish to pursue.