Online Art Courses

An Introduction To Drawing with Rod Bastable


Designed for beginner and improver level, the course is over 6 Thursday evenings, starting on Thursday 25th June 2020. Each session is 6.45pm to 9pm

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If you need help with zoom please send an email to the helpline with your telephone number and someone will be in touch - please note we will not be offering technical assistance during the time of each session.

Rod is an established artist of over 40 years experience, working in a variety of mediums and styles, from drawing to oils, where his vast knowledge and experience will be at hand to help guide you in your introduction to drawing.

You will be shown where and how to start exploring drawing and applying it to painting in different mediums. You will be taught in an open, friendly environment where your creativity and input are encouraged, and building your confidence through different mediums and skills. You'll also be furthering your skills and start developing them in the art of painting, covering pastels and watercolours and exploring natural progression throughout the course.

You’ll have the chance to look at different artists as well as engage in discussion to analyse techniques and style. This course is designed for beginners or those looking to go back-to-basics. Unfortunately due to the online nature of the course, there won't be materials provided as we would do with classes in our workshop studio space. Class is scheduled to start at 6.45pm every Thursday and finish at 9pm running from Thursday 25th June to Thursday 30th July

Dates for the course are as follows:

Thursday 25th June

Thursday 2nd July

Thursday 9th July

Thursday 16th July

Thursday 23rd July

Thursday 30th July


All you need is a computer or tablet that is able to operate a video call for the class. Zoom is a widely available FREE downloadable software suitable for nearly all computers and tablets. You won't need an account as you'll be able to access the app purely as a "guest", so no long-winded sign-ups and forms will be required. You will be sent a unique link to access the class in advance of it so the class remains private to those that are registered and signed on for the course. You'll have direct contact with your tutor if needed via his email address so any complications or questions about the process can be answered but it is extremely straightforward as far as technology is concerned!