IMPROVER
CLASSES

The Art Intense improvers courses and workshops are perfect for students who have some experience with drawing and painting but are looking to further enhance their skills with practise, professional guidance, and the company of other improving artists.

The improvers courses offer as number of 3-hour lessons that take place once a week at a particular location. Each course covers a wide range of subjects which are intended to inspire and broaden your artistic knowledge and practice. You will likely complete 5 lessons for each medium, including drawing, watercolour, and acrylic - This will enable students to have sufficient time to understand how the medium works, and complete several finished pieces of artwork before moving on to the next.

The one-off workshops concentrate on one subject and a complementing medium. Whether this be 'impasto acrylic palm trees' or 'willow charcoal woodland landscape' each workshop is a standalone lesson. Any of these classes can be attended by students who would consider themselves of a more intermediate or advanced level.

If you have attended an Art Intense beginners' course, you will have already been taught all the foundation skills used by Briony to create each 'improver' artwork piece. Students who have not attended an Art Intense beginners' course before but who would not consider themselves a 'beginner' are encouraged to join either a course or individual workshop if they are keen to improve their abilities in a creative environment.

 

In preparation for a class, either as part of a course or a one-off workshop - Students will receive an email with a link that will provide you with all the relevant information you will require ahead of the class.  This includes a copy of the project artwork, instruction sheet, and a selection of reference photos - Including the exact one used by Briony. You are encouraged to bring a copy of an image and/or a copy of the sheet with you - Either printed out or downloaded onto your tablet/phone etc. The link will also provide a detailed list of materials such as paints & brushes, and the size & type of support Briony used so all students will have the time to arrange their own equipment.

At the start of each class Briony will have her finished artwork on display for students to study and use as a reference, or inspiration if needed. She will then talk through the project and explain the choice of subject and the artwork objectives. This will be followed by a live demonstration that covers all the techniques and tips students will need to know to attempt the artwork themselves. During this time students will be able to take notes and ask questions while Briony works. After the live demo she will then be available to offer personalised advice and tuition to each student individually. Unlike a franchise where classes can total 30+ students, and can include beginners working alongside, the Art Intense classes are capped at 16 students. All of which are ‘improver’ students that will be taking on the same project to insure only one lesson is being taught and to better allow time for 1-on-1 evaluations.

 

 Every improving artist who wants to sign up for an improvers course or workshop is encouraged to practice at home as well as in the class as this is vital for the natural growth of creativity and skill. Therefore, students have usually started to accumulate their own art supplies and equipment. Many students do not finish the work in class and instead complete the work in their own time. As many brands offer different versions of pigments and mediums it is never beneficial to start a piece of artwork with different materials to ones you have at home. This is why students are required to bring their own equipment to class such as brushes, mediums, supports, water jars, & palettes.

Art Intense will however provide basic art materials such as tape, drawing boards, table top easels, and some drawing tools.

For upcoming dates and locations please see the options below or do send an enquiry

Upcoming Courses

10-week painting course
5x acrylic classes followed by
5x watercolour classes

Starting - Thursday September 23rd
Week break - Thursday October 28th
Finishing - Thursday December 2nd (TBC)
9am - Midday

Blackheath Village Hall, Guildford


LIMITED SPACES

MORNING

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10-week painting course
5x acrylic classes followed by
5x watercolour classes

Starting - Friday September 24th
Week break - Friday October 29th
Finishing - Friday December 3rd
9am - Midday

Emmbrook Village Hall, Wokingham


SOLD OUT

MORNING

10-week painting course
5x acrylic classes followed by
5x watercolour classes

Starting - Thursday September 23rd
Week break - Thursday October 28th
Finishing - Thursday December 2nd (TBC)
1pm - 4pm

Blackheath Village Hall, Guildford


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AFTERNOON

NEW
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Workshops

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Blackheath Village Hall, Guildford


 

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Coming soon....

Thursley Village Hall, Godalming

CONTACT

For enquiries about Art Intense please contact Briony directly using the number and/or email below.

  Alternatively, you can fill in the form and Briony will get back to you as soon as possible.

07988 805 345

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