Classes and Workshops

What do students say about art with Isabel?

Great class with an excellent tutor! Isabel is a very positive and inspirational tutor. Making a regular commitment to a course of classes has given me the motivation I lacked to get back to painting on a regular basis again. All materials provided is such an excellent bonus too! Val P

Isabel’s acrylic painting classes are always very enjoyable. They are in a relaxed learning environment which gives her students confidence and inspiration. EW

We enjoy enthusiastic encouragement, constructive advice, and warm friendly company. Sylvia F

Isabel runs her classes in a very supportive and positive manner. She knows her craft and can convey her knowledge clearly in a class environment. The classes have a structure and a logical progression from practising a particular element of painting to putting it into practice in a piece. She makes sure there is time for individual attention and ensures the class remains small enough to allow this. I enjoy that I can choose what I paint and we don’t all end up with copies of the same thing. Just recently I have learnt so much about colour mixing and light and shade which is showing in my work. Isabel concentrates on the positive in any piece and she will find a way to point out the things she likes in it and can guide me to improve it even when I am despairing about it! I can highly recommend her classes. ES

Isabel is a patient and encouraging teacher. I started as a beginner and she given me the confidence to paint in my own way, building on my strengths and interests. Mrs L

First started painting in my seventies and have learned a lot of techniques from Isabel's classes which have been great fun and occasionally managed to paint something recognisable. JC

I enjoy Isabel’s art classes very much & I have learned a lot about painting with acrylics: colour mixing, picture composition, textures & so much more. The classes start with various skill practices which help enormously with improving your painting techniques. I highly recommend trying the classes. Gill
Come and join our small, friendly classes where all materials are provided for your ease (including paper, paints, canvas boards and canvases as appropriate).

Brockenhurst Village Hall.

Painting with Acrylics - 10 week course
Mondays 10am – 1pm; 14th January 2019 to 1st April 2019
£240 (including all materials, paint, canvas)

We will be developing key skills such as mark-making, style, proportion, colour mixing, highlights and shadows, through preparation activities for longer paintings. Ideal for those wanting to develop skills and confidence whilst working on longer paintings as well. Please note no classes on Monday 18th or Monday 25th February.

NEW FOR 2019
Burridge Village Hall

Painting with acrylics - 8 week course
Wednesdays, 10am - 1pm, 30th January until 3rd April 2019
All materials included
Introductory price of £165 (usual price £195)

We will be working on core areas such as mark-making, texture, colour mixing, observation skills and showing light in our work. Ideal for those who want to develop skills and confidence. Classes suitable for all levels. All materials provided, including paint, brushes, canvases/canvas boards and so on. Please note no classes on Wednesday 20th or 27th February.

To book your place or for more information, please contact me:

07582 537 151

Please contact me via email or get in touch if you have any queries about what we’ll be covering or to see if the class is what you’re looking for. Whether I am working with adults or children, I work in a person-centred way so that all participants get the most possible from the session. I use my experience to come at things from different perspectives, so that together we find an approach that allows everyone to enjoy their art and to improve their skills.

Booking is required for all classes and workshops. Please use the booking form for adults. Acrylics can be difficult to remove from clothes so please wear old clothes you don’t mind getting paint on, and/or an apron.

Please contact me via email or get in touch if you would like more information on the courses I am providing in the Fareham and Gosport area through their Discovery Centres and other venues.

Full payment by cheque or secure card payment is required to confirm your booking for the course and full details are on the booking forms. If you need to cancel your booking within 3 weeks of the course start date, you will, where possible, be able to transfer your booking to a course of an equivalent value. Alternatively, you can choose to receive a 50% refund.

Please note that I reserve the right to cancel a course or workshop. However, in the unlikely event that this is necessary any monies paid will be swiftly refunded. I also reserve the right to cancel a class during term time, should unexpected circumstances mean it cannot take place. In this situation, at the earliest opportunity possible, class members will receive details of activities that they can work on at home. For full information about classes, please read the booking form or email with any queries.

Bespoke sessions:
Looking for classes in a different location? If you and a group of friends are looking for art classes, please get in touch as it may be possible to set up some additional classes.

I also offer 1:1 or 1:2 sessions, or small group sessions that can be tailored to what you want to work on and am happy to arrange workshops for parties, celebrations or other events. Creative activities such as a drawing or painting also make ideal birthday celebrations or team building sessions. If you would like to register your interest for future sessions or would like more information about what I can offer, please contact me via email or get in touch.

New events will be added once they are confirmed. Please pop back to find out more details or email me to get the latest information.