Saturday Art Classes at Royal Photographic Society

Price
£12 / Adult
Duration
1 hr 30 mins
Age restrictions
18+
Location
Brislington & Knowle
Host available in
Bristol
Concession and Group Ticket prices also available

What you'll do

Our Saturday morning art classes are a great chance to connect with your creativity and enjoy some playful explorations within a friendly and supportive group.

Workshops will be held at The Royal Photographic Society. Your host will encourage you to try out a whole range of different mediums and techniques. You'll also mix up your subjects from portraiture, to life drawing and perspective. Here's what you can expect:

Week 1: Urban Perspective (4th June) Week 2: Human Perspective (11th June )

In the art world, perspective is all about your point of view. Only this time, there will be a spatial focus. When you learn how to draw perspective, as a beginner, you discover its great importance. It’s all about how you look at the world. Your host will help get yours into focus so you can create fantastic art.

Week 3: Still life from reference (18th June) Week 4: Still life from life (25th June)

The practice of still life develops and strengthens your natural drawing ability. It improves your observation and rendering of shapes, tones, colours, patterns and textures across different media. Learn the best tips and tricks in the book, alongside composition, and the interaction of positive and negative space.

No class on 2nd July

Week 5: Proportions in Portraiture (9th July) Week 6: Colour in Portraiture (16th July)

In this series discover different ways of capturing a likeness of a subject being painted. Develop measuring, perspective and paint application techniques using a range of different and imaginative approaches to your work.

Week 7: Life drawing from reference (23rd July) Week 8: Life drawing from life (30th July)

Experiment with various traditional and experimental media, including pencil, charcoal, pen and ink. These explorations will help you capture a range of different poses. Develop your interpretation of the human form and enjoy expressing your creativity. A life model will be joining you in the final week as your subject. You'll feel a more confident artist than ever before.

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What you'll do

Our Saturday morning art classes are a great chance to connect with your creativity and enjoy some playful explorations within a friendly and supportive group.

Workshops will be held at The Royal Photographic Society. Your host will encourage you to try out a whole range of different mediums and techniques. You'll also mix up your subjects from portraiture, to life drawing and perspective. Here's what you can expect:

Week 1: Urban Perspective (4th June) Week 2: Human Perspective (11th June )

In the art world, perspective is all about your point of view. Only this time, there will be a spatial focus. When you learn how to draw perspective, as a beginner, you discover its great importance. It’s all about how you look at the world. Your host will help get yours into focus so you can create fantastic art.

Week 3: Still life from reference (18th June) Week 4: Still life from life (25th June)

The practice of still life develops and strengthens your natural drawing ability. It improves your observation and rendering of shapes, tones, colours, patterns and textures across different media. Learn the best tips and tricks in the book, alongside composition, and the interaction of positive and negative space.

No class on 2nd July

Week 5: Proportions in Portraiture (9th July) Week 6: Colour in Portraiture (16th July)

In this series discover different ways of capturing a likeness of a subject being painted. Develop measuring, perspective and paint application techniques using a range of different and imaginative approaches to your work.

Week 7: Life drawing from reference (23rd July) Week 8: Life drawing from life (30th July)

Experiment with various traditional and experimental media, including pencil, charcoal, pen and ink. These explorations will help you capture a range of different poses. Develop your interpretation of the human form and enjoy expressing your creativity. A life model will be joining you in the final week as your subject. You'll feel a more confident artist than ever before.

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Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

  • The RPS building regularly undergoes thorough cleaning and sanitisation
  • Hand sanitiser is distributed throughout the building. Windows and doors are open, creating a well-ventilated environment
  • Please do not enter the building if you experience any Covid-19 symptoms

On the day

  • Car: Paintworks has visitor parking priced at £2 for 2 hours. This is 200m from RPS House and limited to three hours
  • Bus: Buses run from the centre of Bristol, from Temple Meads and Bristol Coach Station, and between Bristol and Bath - 1, 57, 349 and X39 stop at the Paintworks bus stop. For bus times please visit: https://www.traveline.info/
  • Bike: your host is located across the River Avon from the national cycle path (West Country Way, Route 3)

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Our Creative Community

Our Creative Community (OCC) hosts art, architecture and creative classes for students of all ages and abilities. Its mission is to make creative classes accessible to as many people as possible, whether you're a hobbyist or looking to develop skills to enter the industry. This is why they constantly try their best to keep prices affordable and sell their materials at no profit. From life drawing to still life classes or making your own architectural models, there's something for everyone!

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Your host

Kate Byrne

Kate Byrne is the founder of Creative Community. She has BA in Architecture from Newcastle University. Kate worked in practice before starting her own workshops and spreading the joy of creativity! She now has nearly a decade of teaching experience, and loves seeing the enjoyment and progression of students in her classes - from ages 6 to 106!

What people are saying

These classes are a great opportunity to get creative in a completely relaxed environment! Highly recommend

Kate Elliott, Jun 2022

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What people are saying

These classes are a great opportunity to get creative in a completely relaxed environment! Highly recommend

Kate Elliott, Jun 2022
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Price
£12 / Adult
Duration
1 hr 30 mins
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.