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Learn to draw or paint with our friendly team of artists . With a combined 70 years of working in art and a combined total of 35 years teaching and coaching people in art, our workshops and courses are provided to small groups in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that suits complete beginners, improvers, and professionals. We do our best to tailor our courses to individual needs and skills with plenty of flexibility for you to get the best out of the time you spend with us.
Proprietor Val Cansick, has been involved with and passionate about art all her life, winning a junior scholarship to study at Plymouth College of Art when she was just 13, progressing to full time study and eventually to the commercial workplace. She is also a trained trainer and has coached and tutored many aspiring artists of all ages. Her latest research has been on the importance of the positive effect art can have on mental and physical health, and the benefits of being totally immersed in something creative.