Be amazed at what you can achieve!
The ColourWheel Art Classes team are inspired by the desire to offer accessible, fun and creative art classes especially for people who think that they can’t draw or paint. All course materials are provided all you have to bring along is yourself.
ColourWheel art classes for adults are part-time and have been designed for beginners and improvers. Drawing inspiration from nature and the rich colour wheel of life we will teach you the techniques you need to produce beautiful works of art. If you think you can’t draw you‘re wrong, you just need to be shown how. Giving you the right tools and skills you will be on your way to producing work you never thought you could.
Over the 14 weeks you will be instructed how to use different paint materials to the best effect. Sketching and working with different mediums depending on the projects you are working on. You will be guided gently and taught by our wonderful and encouraging tutors. You will explore your creativity and produce paintings and drawings you will be proud to show others.
The ColourWheel Art courses are a fun and friendly place to learn and make new friends. Held in lovely venues that will inspire you, we will help you to see the world in a new and exciting way.
Our courses are flexible and allow improvers or those who have some art skills under their belts to build on what they already know and move forward to the next steps in their creative journey. Our course tutors are experienced working artists and teachers.
A Course Co-ordinator will attend each lesson assisting the tutor allowing each tutor to concentrate solely on what they do best, teaching you how to draw and paint.
Thinking of joining a class?
Speak to a Course Co-ordinator or book online today!
What our students say
|I have absolutely loved my course, it’s my time to do something that I enjoy, just for ME! I’ve learnt so much in such a short time. The course more than exceeded my expectations, it’s a great social occasion as well as being a learning environment in which we thrive at what we do. The venue is excellent with great views, our fantastic teacher and host work so well as a team. Thank you, Erica and Rene. I’ve just loved the whole thing! I have met so many lovely people and loved being somewhere where I can just learn and improve at my own speed. I have recommended ColourWheel classes to many of my friends. I have booked my place on the next course.|
|Jo B., Windsor , Course November 2016|
|As a complete beginner I needed to be taught how to use pencils/paints etc, I have enjoyed every aspect so far. I am learning skills I never thought I had. It is such a relaxed but fun class, held in a lovely venue, I can’t wait to come each week. Both our teacher and organiser are friendly, patient and a pleasure to be with. I am booked on next terms course!|
|Stevie C., Windsor , Course November 2016|
|I went to the class a novice and felt very nervous. I should not have been worried. Sarah laid my fears to rest, and I am well away learning different styles and mediums (So far watercolour floats my boat.) As for the tutor, she is so enthusiastic one can’t fail to feel good about ones own work. We are now all at different stages as we all progress at differently, however this does not seem to matter class mates are sooooo encouraging. I have booked for the next course. Roll on Tuesday mornings.|
|Alexandra H., Maidenhead , Course May 2016|
|I joined the class because I love art, but never seem to find the time to do any at home. The classes cover a range of techniques and art media, so the lessons are really varied and cater to all abilities. This is my second term, and I’ve really noticed an improvement in my work. I find the classes really relaxing – it’s nice to forget about everything and get lost in the work for a few hours, and then take home a finished piece at the end of the lesson. The classes have really inspired me to get back into art again – I recommend it to all.|
|Paul B., Maidenhead , Course May 2016|
|I have been sketching and painting on an irregular basis for about five years but had failed to progress from a basic level & was about to give up. A flyer came through the door and I noticed that the course provided all the materials & would teach many different mediums. I decided to give it a try and glad I did, the lectures are informative and we learn different techniques from Acrylic to Watercolour Including charcoal, markers & pencils to name just a few. Most of all it’s fun being with a group of likeminded people who help each other. There is a chance to socialise during coffee breaks, last year there was a private exhibition of our work held at Norden Farm in the evening. We also enjoyed a lovely a Christmas lunch as a group at Gogos at Windsor Marina. In fact, the only thing wrong with the course is that the 3 hours seem to pass too quickly! I regained my enthusiasm for art, and enjoyed it so much that I have now enrolled for my fourth term.|
|Jeff T., Maidenhead , Course May 2016|
|ColourWheel has given me an enjoyable and rewarding introduction to a wide variety of art media. The expert teachers instructed, guided and supported me through the use of many different media.Lessons are delivered in a fun, stimulating and challenging style. All students are motivated to achieve their best and leave lessons with a strong sense of satisfaction, whilst also learning what they need to do next to progress. I enjoyed my first course so much that I immediately signed up for a second!|
|Elaine R., Maidenhead , Courses January & May 2016|
What you can expect
Held in lovely and inspiring venues our art classes focus on delivering high quality teaching and our course content will give you a solid base of techniques and skills in a variety of mediums. Our classes are a wonderful place to meet new people and have fun.
See our classes in action and hear from Rene, who runs the Windsor and Maidenhead courses, describe what you can expect from the classes.
Palette of techniques and mediums
The course offers ways of developing a new perception of world as seen by an artist. Find inspiration to express each experience in a personal language and create images through colour and exciting materials. Throughout the 14 weeks, principles of drawing and painting are progressively practiced with techniques and subjects such as landscapes, still life, figure drawing and portrait.
Inspiration and company
Be inspired by what is around you, our relaxing venues are the perfect place to express your creativity. Our classes use a wide variety of media, including pencil, charcoal, ink, pastels, watercolour and acrylic paints. Our classes allow you to develop your own style and we encourage you to develop your creativity. Our students are as varied as the art they produce but all have a love of art in common. Friendships are made and our students often meet up before or after class for lunch or coffee, sometimes planning painting trips to local beauty spots or visits to galleries. We always have an end-of-term party or event which is always welcomed and very well attended. You have a chance to look back on what you have achieved over the 14 weeks and see how much you have improved.
Morning, evening and afternoon classes available
We are happy to answer any questions you may have but if you would like to see what the classes are like for yourself we can arrange for you to visit your local class, meet the teacher and other students and even join in for a lesson. Call us on 01628 676979 to find out more or book your place.