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Art Classes

Come and try out a variety of different approaches to creativity at our art studio in Bowden Hall, Marple.

Our classes are designed to introduce, guide and support you to understand the fundamentals of drawing, colour and specialist techniques such as printmaking.

We cover a range of techniques to build skills and explore creativity.


15th January - 25th March

(No classes Mondays 12th February)

Monday morning: 11am-1pm


Monday evening: 7pm-9pm

10 week course, £200

We explore tonal value, colour, form, perspective and composition through guided exercises. Using a range of dry and wet media, we always do some warm up exercises which are consolidated in a longer study.

Our location: Bowden Hall, Marple.

Our art studio is large and airy, set in the beautiful house and grounds of Bowden Hall, Marple SK6 6NE. Our premises are accessible. Bowden Hall is set amongst mature trees with its own drive behind a stone wall near the bridge over the railway line on Bowden Lane.

There is ample car parking on nearby side streets on Dale Road and Bowden Lane, or it is a short pleasant walk from Rose Hill train station, or a bus stop for the 383/384.


We will get back to you with payment details to secure your place on the course.

What our students say about us:

Just want to say thank you to you to both of you for delivering your exceptional art classes. My second one today and it’s everything, and more than, I could have wished for... techniques, tips, supporting information and artist references... Oh, and homework. I am a complete beginner but feel I have ‘art’ in me somewhere. I need to discover and explore this now I have time...for the first time in my life! Your preparation and most of all your passion is right up there... thank you!
- Carole. 
I have to say that the class is probably one of the most informative, relaxed and inspirational art groups I’ve attended. It's exactly what I need to grow in my knowledge and confidence in creating art, with the right kind of flexible teaching that I love. And some fantastic back to basics knowledge, a lovely group of people, and a beautiful studio. -Steve 

I have just completed one of your 6 week courses and I thought you would like some feedback regarding what a positive experience it was for me. I so enjoyed it. You are both wonderful, engaged teachers; you were so encouraging and positive that any anxiety I might have felt at starting something new soon disappeared. I feel proud of the artwork that I produced.- Annette. 

Our previous students' work:

A grid of nine pencil crayon drawings of stylised birds. Each bird has patterns inside their bodies and wings based on simple shapes such as circles and squares.

Student coloured pencil drawings of stylised Soul Birds, inspired by Sanna Annukka.

Student observational studies exploring line, shape and tone using ink and wash

this is a grid of nine collages of houseplants that are made of brightly coloured paper. The coloured paper was made by paint experiments exploring harmonious colour schemes.

Student collages of house plants made with hand painted paper, inspired by Eric Carle.

Student still life exploring composition.

A grid of nine drawings of small succulent plants using black fine liner and white chalk pencil on light brown paper

Student observational drawings of succulents exploring tone and negative space.

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