Community Wellbeing – Painting, Drawing and Printmaking

Course overview

This is one of our Community Learning Courses and runs until the end of June.

Tap into your artistic talents with this creative course introducing you to drawing, painting and practical printmaking techniques. A series of fun practical exercises will help you to start your creative journey, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas. Once you are familiar with different techniques, you can use the course to evolve your own projects.

Each workshop will be delivered at a gentle pace with lots of tutor support and is suitable for beginners and more experienced creatives.

Participation and creativity can offer relief and increase your well-being, having a positive effect on your day-to-day life!

We’ll be offering a two-hour session on Saturday mornings 10.30am-12.30pm, giving you plenty of time to experiment. You can attend as many of the sessions as you wish! 

2024: Jan 13, 20, 2, ,Feb 3, 10 ,24, March 2, 9, 16 ,23, April 20, 27, ,May 11, 18, 25, June 8,15 ,22 ,29.

Our Community Wellbeing programme offers a series of FREE, government-funded courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental wellbeing for adults. Participation can help those managing mental health conditions that have a mild-moderate impact on their day-to-day lives.

You need to be aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) AND:

  • employed and earning an annual salary of less than £25,000 or
  • unemployed, in receipt of state benefits and looking for work
  • have a social or emotional difficulty or challenges with mental health or emotional wellbeing
* If you earn above the £25K threshold, courses will be charged at £5 per hour.


For further details and terms and conditions please view our Community Wellbeing page.

You will expand your creative abilities through:

  • drawing skills, including: mark making, describing line, form, proportions, shading, tonal work, perspective and compositional elements
  • use of different drawing materials, such as: pencils, charcoal, chalks, oil pastels, inks and mixed media use of drawing materials
  • painting skills covering: different brushwork and surfaces, colour mixing/theory, painting techniques and styles, eg: wet on wet, colour blending, use of mixed media and developing compositions
  • use of different painting materials: watercolours, acrylics, Inks, mixed media
  • exploring main printmaking methods like relief printing and mono-printing

During the workshops, you will learn primarily through hands-on application in the studio, with demonstrations. Along with additional hand-outs, you will be able to experiment with techniques yourself.

Basic materials will be provided, however we encourage you to bring any materials or equipment you may already own and wish to use.

This course runs term time only.

Tutor Profile: Hector Garay-Airaghi

Course Starts in 85 Days
  • Flexible start - 28 June 2025
  • 10:30 - 12:30
  • Saturday
  • 1 Year
    • 16-18: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

    • Adult: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

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