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Over 6 weeks you will explore 6 different media & disciplines:

1) Pencil/Graphite Drawing, 2) Charcoal drawing, 3) Watercolour painting 4) Collage making, 5) Acrylic painting, 6) Print making……



I'm Katrina Atkinson Multidisciplinery

Artist & Teacher. I facilitate weekly classes for both adults and children

as well as some exciting workshops.

I look forward to working with you! :)





The carousel course was a very interesting introduction to six different techniques, suitable for anyone, even someone like me with very little free time, who hadn't done art before. I found it really enjoyable, with just the right balance of challenge and support. Katrina was very kind and helpful, and provided really useful handouts full of interesting information. I surprised myself by making several really lovely small pieces of art. I would highly recommend the course, especially to people who want to explore art but aren't sure where to start.

The beauty of this course is that you are introduced to a variety of media. At the end of six weeks you can specialise for another 6 weeks, then, jump on the Carousel and rotate again; thus building and developing the skills you have learned.



You will be given handouts to accompany the course for your future reference. 

  • All materials provided for the course.

  • Materials list for you to purchase your own tool kit should you wish to do so. 

  • Refreshments include; beverage of choice & biscuit.

  • Katrina is always happy to critique and support remotely if you wish to practice any techniques at home in your own time. 

WK 1: Pencil / Graphite

1: Tool Kit: Tools you need to create pencil drawings (what’s necessary or not?).

2: Introduction to mark-making & tonal values.

3: Shapes.

4: Form.

5: Shading.

WK 2: Charcoal

1: Tool Kit: Tools you need to create charcoal drawings.

2: Ways of using charcoal including mark-making and tonal value light/dark.

3: Basic measuring for observational drawing. 

4: Reference materials or still life.

Wk 3: Watercolours

1: Tool Kit: Tools you need to create watercolour paintings. 

2: Traditional techniques.

3: Contemporary techniques.

4: Watercolour Worlds.

5: Creating a watercolour using the techniques you have learned through the session.

WK 4: Collage Making

1: Tool Kit: What you need to create a collage. 

2: Collage techniques, styles & genres. 

3: Katrina will demonstrate her own technique she has developed.

4: You will begin your own collage and leave with everything you need to continue at home. 

      (Collage can take time, trust the process). 

WK 5: Acrylic Painting

1: Tool Kit: Tools you need to create acrylic paintings & colour choices. 

2: Techniques including impasto & glazing 

3: Colour mixing.

4: Explore creating an acrylic painting using some techniques learned.

5: Choice of reference material

WK 6: Printmaking: 

1: Tool Kit: Tools you need to create print making without a big spend. 

2: Introduction to several printmaking methods. 

3: Explore several techniques. (Two hours is a very short time for this medium however we will achieve several results). 

4: Reference materials available.


Next Dates to be confirmed. 


For more information on course content, prices and dates, feel free to pop in to the Art School or contact me on my mobile.

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