Question: Do your classes run all year?
The clubs run for ten weeks per term and three terms per year – Spring, Summer and Autumn
Spring term runs from the second week of January until the end of March
Summer term runs from the end of April until the end of June and
Autumn term runs from the middle of September until the end of November.
Question: Do you take beginners?
Yes we love both beginners and more experienced artists. Whether you have never picked up a paintbrush before or you have been painting for years, our tutors are able to offer you guidance and support for starting or improving your painting skills. Our friendly and knowledgeable tutors will help you to enjoy and progress your paintings in whichever medium you choose to use.
Question: I’m a bit nervous about coming to a class where I don’t know anyone.
We know that it’s a bit daunting to walk into a room when you don’t know anyone, but don’t be put off by the prospect!. Our welcoming and friendly tutors soon put everyone at their ease and your fellow painters are without exception delightful too! Everyone soon gets to know each other and you will feel relaxed very quickly.
Question: I don’t know what materials to bring – can you help?
Yes absolutely – we can send you an equipment list for watercolour, oils, pastels, or acrylics so that you can get the equipment you need before your first class. If you’re not sure what medium you want to paint in we are happy to have a chat about that and give you some advice as to where to start. We also offer Starter Kit Bags which will be delivered to your first class of term and which will contain everything you need to get going – see the Starter Kit Bags tab on this website.
Question: Are your tutors professionals?
Yes all our tutors are professionals and are artists in their own right.
Question: How much are your classes?
Each two hour class costs £14.50 (£7.25 per hour) – £145.00 for a ten week term. When you join you will receive a fantastic 45 tutorial Village Art Clubs’ handbook and a membership card which will give you a 10% discount on your art supplies at local art stockists. We also provide refreshments at all our clubs at no extra charge.
Question: Why do I have to pay in advance?
We need to know before each term starts that we have enough members to make the classes viable and we also need to pre-pay the venues, so we do have to ask you to pay for your term in advance please.