"What a wonderful experience. A time to learn a new skill in a supportive environment. I have surprised myself by being able to make some very beautiful and satisfying paintings!" Cathy
A 10 week painting course covering acrylic and watercolour techniques. Each session is 2 hours long, giving you plenty of time to master new techniques and create your own pieces. You'll learn how to handle paint, mix colours and capture your subject in different ways. We'll cover a range of subject matter from still life, landscape and portraiture to provide you with the best opportunity to develop your skills and find what suits you. You'll be encouraged to find your own painting style as the course develops as you work towards more advanced pieces.
We keep our class sizes small to ensure you get lots of individual focus. This also gives us the chance to tailor the course to the needs of the group and you will have the opportunity to feed into what you'd like to learn. Our classes are always relaxed and suitable for all levels.
"A brilliant course with a brilliant teacher - I would recommend to anyone who wants to see what they can do in a safe non-judgemental space and have fun. A great starter course. I am inspired." Jan
We can provide you with a materials pack which will cover everything you'll need for the course at a discounted price - if you'd like to take up this offer make sure you select the 'With Materials' option when booking and your materials pack will be given to you on the first day of the course.
If you'd prefer to bring your own materials, we'd recommend the following:
Drawing pencils - (HB, 2B, 4B, 6B)
Watercolour paint set
Acrylic paint set
Paintbrush set - round, flat and filbert in a range of sizes
Palette knife set
Sketchbook - Heavyweight White Cartridge Paper
Full list of class dates
Kate is an artist working from her studio in Cardiff. She draws on traditional techniques but applies her own instinctive style using glazes, drips and textures to combine the representational with the abstract. She was recently shortlisted for Jackson’s Painting Prize. Recent exhibitions include The Senedd (National Assembly for Wales), The Riverfront Gallery, Fringe Arts Bath and Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.
For all courses we offer a full refund if you call or email us to cancel at least 14 days before the start of your booking. We are unable to offer you any refund if your course is due to commence within 14 days, or if you do not attend a session/s during the course.
Cancellation by Cardiff Artspace
We reserve the right to cancel any course or class at any time. If this happens you can choose either a full refund or a transfer to an alternative course/ date.
How to find us
Our Studio is based in Meanwhile House, just a 10 minute walk from Cardiff Central station. We're just off Curran Embankment. From Penarth Road take the turning between Big Yellow Storage and Kwik Fit and we're the first turning on the left.
Daytimes (until 6pm): The carpark outside the building is reserved for staff only until 6pm (including weekends) and you need a permit to park here. The nearest street parking is just over the bridge along the river on either Taff Embankment or Taffs Mead Embankment. This is charged with meters so do check signs but it is a very short walk from here to the studio. We are also just a 10 minute walk from Cardiff Central train station so easily accessible by public transport. If you do require parking on site we have two visitor permits that can be used by students with prior arrangement but visitor parking is limited and cannot be guaranteed.
Evenings (6pm onwards): The carpark on site is available to visitors from 6pm. If you do arrive early for your class we'd advise you wait with your car until 6pm just in case of inspection.
Access Our studio is on the first floor, accessed via a staircase. Please contact us if you have any access requirements. We will always do our best to accommodate but due to the restrictions of the building this is not always possible.