Painting & Drawing the Natural Landscape
Discover and develop your own artistic voice in this playful ten-week course with Carolyn.

Using the natural world for inspiration, we will work in a range of media and in a variety of ways, to gain inspiration. This will include:

• Making individual studies of found objects and drawing/painting still life set-ups;
• Working from photographs to develop ideas and inspire finished pieces;
• Working for a session (or two… weather permitting) “en plein air” which is lots of fun and really helps us to loosen up our mark making.

We will work upon various projects and themes throughout the course, but you are also welcome to bring in personal projects to work upon, for support and advice, if time allows.

We also spend a little time critiquing work at the end of each session and you will receive regular feedback and support online, through our class Padlet board (an online image sharing and feedback page).

There’s a lovely café on site that serves wonderful coffee and cakes also!
Prosp User 3
This is a mixed ability course, suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their skills and techniques as an artist. Prosp User 4
On a weekly basis, please bring anything you wish to work with, whether it be pastels or pencils. You will also need a sketchbook (A4 or A3 hardback better), pencil/s, rubber, set of acrylic paints, and canvas boards or acrylic paper should you wish, brushes, a palette, a water bowl and most importantly an apron!

The tutor will also give you prior notice at each session as to what you will need for the following week. For the first class, please bring with you a sketchbook and any other materials you wish to use (no oils or sprays please).
Prosp User 5
There is no class on Monday 24 October 2022 (half-term holidays).

This course takes place in the Garden Room at the central library in York. It is a ground floor classroom. Please note that the library has no parking available. There are sometimes a couple of available parking slots for people with a blue badge directly outside the library but these are City of York Council owned, and not library owned, and cannot be relied on to be available. There are bike racks and a number of buses that stop nearby.
Prosp User 6

COVID classroom safety

COVID classroom safety
When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue. When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue.
Please note that York Learning have no control over guidance in buildings which may go over and above government guidance or recommendations. Please note that York Learning have no control over guidance in buildings which may go over and above government guidance or recommendations.
There is now no enforced isolation, however we still strongly recommend that if you have tested positive for COVID, have symptoms, or just feel unwell you do not come to class, however we cannot enforce this. There is now no enforced isolation, however we still strongly recommend that if you have tested positive for COVID, have symptoms, or just feel unwell you do not come to class, however we cannot enforce this.
If you are living with someone with COVID symptoms or who has tested positive but you feel well, you are able to attend class if you wish, If you are living with someone with COVID symptoms or who has tested positive but you feel well, you are able to attend class if you wish,
As of April 1st 2022 lateral flow tests are no longer freely available, therefore whilst we agree that it is good practice to take a test we will no longer be recommending that learners take a test before attending class. As of April 1st 2022 lateral flow tests are no longer freely available, therefore whilst we agree that it is good practice to take a test we will no longer be recommending that learners take a test before attending class.
Face coverings can still be worn if you wish but these are no longer required. Please follow the 'catch it, bin it, kill it' guidance issued by the government and City of York Council. Face coverings can still be worn if you wish but these are no longer required. Please follow the 'catch it, bin it, kill it' guidance issued by the government and City of York Council.
Please note that we will not be able to offer refunds in the event that a course is moved from a venue to online in cases of increased risk unless the course cannot be taught online. In this case a pro-rata refund may be offered. Please note that we will not be able to offer refunds in the event that a course is moved from a venue to online in cases of increased risk unless the course cannot be taught online. In this case a pro-rata refund may be offered.

Learners who live in devolved authorities

Learners who live in devolved authorities
York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area. If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area.
If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost. If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost.
In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment. In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment.
AT1/FC8
19/09/2022
28/11/2022
13:00 - 15:00
Monday
2.00 hrs per wk
10 weeks
Carolyn Coles
130.00
£120 if in receipt of State Pension; £35 if in receipt of certain means-tested benefits.