South Hill Park

RG12 7PA

*NEW* Courses added this season

May 7, 2019

If you’re looking to try something new this summer then you’ll be please to know that there have been several additions to the courses and workshops for the upcoming season!


Conversational French (Beginners)

Wed 5 Jun – Wed 3 Jul

7 – 8.30pm

A five-week taster course for beginners. Learn the fundamentals of the French language leading to fluent conversational French. This introduction will lay the foundations for a full course launching in September 2019.


Summer Art School (12 – 16 yrs)

Tue 20 – Fri 23 Aug

10am – 3pm

£190, Members £185

Tutor: Caroline Crawford

With expert tuition in a variety of mediums students will learn how to work with pencil, acrylics, watercolour. You will take home four beautiful pieces, for older students it will be a great addition to portfolios for college courses. Projects will cover still life, mixed media painting, drawing work and landscapes.


Stone Lithography

27 Sat – 28 Sun July

10.30am – 5.30pm

£108, Members £102

Tutor: Simon Burder

Explore the methods used for stone lithography; preparing the stones, drawing on them and preparing the drawing. Students will work in pairs to create their prints.


Introduction to Wood Art

Tue 13 –  Thu 15 Aug

10.30 – 3.30

Tutor: Ruth Wheeler

£135, Members £128

Create a wooden art piece in three days. Select, draw and design onto wood, then move onto wood carving, texturing and pyrography. You will also learn sanding, painting and mixed media to finish the pieces you create.


Feedback on Courses/Workshops

“The encouragement of self-development”

“The tutor is highly skilled, caring and always holds the needs of the class as her first priority. The delivery of instructions is clear, helpful and supportive. Demonstrations of skills help support the learning and her skills are delivered with encouragement and this helps me feel that I am making progress and achieving my goals”

“It encourages interests, develops skills, important for well-being, meeting new people, sharing ideas and interests”

“In a world of stress and overload, it is an opportunity for self-expression without judgement”


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