ART FOR BEGINNERS with Steve Bretel


After a successful commercial art career in London, Steve has spent 20 years as a creative arts facilitator and fine artist across the UK, Studying widely at Duncan of Jordanstone, Edinburgh College of Art, and theatre design in Glasgow, Steve was a professional member of the Society of Industrial Artists & Designers (SIAD) and holds a BA in Visual Communication.


Whether you’ve just been given a paint box as a present or need some creative confidence to get you started again, these progressive classes are for you. The basics will be covered such as choice and use of materials, sketching, drawing and painting using accurate observation with imaginative or semi-abstract approaches. Each class will be fun and supportive with its own theme, using a mixture of demos and instruction, taking inspiration from both man-made and natural subjects.


Aimed at beginners and those starting afresh.




An equipment list will be available at the start of your course along with suggestions for inexpensive, but good quality materials you may like to get. If you already have some, such as an A3 watercolour pad, A3 cartridge paper, pencils and paints, sketchbook, please bring them along.







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