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John has been teaching in and around Salisbury for the last 10 years.

Bishop Wordsworth’s School

He runs two hour portrait and lifedrawing evening classes for adults in the purpose built art rooms at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury. These classes are suitable for both beginners, and the more experienced artist. Tuition is tailored to each student, helping to develop their observational skills whilst retaining individual style. Portrait classes have a different sitter each week, and the Lifedrawing class uses a variety of models. The classes are held during school term times, the Lifeclass on a Monday evening and the Portrait class on Wednesday evenings. Both are 7pm to 9pm and prices are £13 per session. Fees can be paid on the first evening of each half term. The dates for next term are…

Lifeclass   Sept 11th to Oct 16th  6 weeks £78 - Half Term – Nov 1st to Dec 11th  6 weeks £78

Portrait  Sept 13th to Oct 18th  6 weeks £78 - Half Term – Nov 3rd to Dec 13th 6 weeks £78



On Tuesday afternoons at Laverstock Village Hall there is a more relaxed general art class. There are even tea and biscuits! Here you can paint or draw using whichever medium you chose, and there is always time to socialise with friends. Most work from photographic references, but there is always a still life set up to challenge the adventurous. These classes run through most of the year. In the summer months they are replaced by art workshops … for example  looking at specific subjects or aspects, like reflections and shadows, or pastel painting techniques. There are usually a couple of outdoor opportunities (weather permitting). Last year it was the Laverstock community farm, and the gardens at Little Durnford Manor. The Laverstock classes are from 2.00pm to 4.30pm and cost £8 per session. There are short breaks for Christmas, Easter and Summer Holidays.

Leaden Hall (Salisbury Cathedral School) Watercolour Painting Week

Myself and Fiona Forbes will be taking a week long watercolour course from Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August at Leaden Hall in the magestic Cathedral Close. The Course will include painting techniques, painting in The Close, flower painting, portraiture and still life. To find out more contact Andrew Stewart andrew@closeart.co.uk or call 01722 332621