An exciting and well structured course for all skill levels wishing to learn how to use paint in a variety of techniques while also stimulating creative expression. The course explores the use of line, colour, tone, composition and the application of paint media while also developing expressive qualities within a composition. Sessions include painting from a life model, working from still life as well as more loosely structured creative painting using simple but effective exercises. Using other artists’ works as a source of inspiration students will explore creative methods of expression. Students then combine all these skills to create a portrait painting and a nude figure painting.