Painting on canvas (FULL)

The Mansion, Totnes

Who is this course for?

Suitable for all levels, you will work at your own pace

and level of ability. The tutor will offer 1:1 support as

required and complete beginners may be given

separate preliminary exercises if required. The best

way to learn to paint is to dive in and have a go.

Course content

We will be making paintings on canvases or canvas

boards. You can choose to work in either oil or

acrylics. You can work from your own choice of

subject and style, representational or abstract. There

will be the option of working from a still life in the


Week 1: Gathering ideas via drawing: from a still life

in the studio or your own drawings/photos which you

can bring to class

Week 2: Design and composition

Week 3: Colour palettes

Weeks 4-8: Develop your painting on canvas

Support and feedback

Lots of 1 to 1 support and feedback and

encouragement from the tutor and group


Additional costs and requirements

Entry requirements: willingness to have a go and

drop critical thinking!

Please bring with you:

Week 1 : pencils or charcoal, sketchbook (A3 size or

A4), some source material (drawing or photo) or

there is the option to work from a still life in the


Week 2: sketchbook and pencil/pen

Week 3: oil or acrylic paint, suitable paper,

sketchbook, brushes, palette, jam jar

Weeks 4-8:: oil or acrylic paint, canvas, sketchbook,

brushes, palette, jam jar

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

No – but the tutor may suggest you look at certain

painters in between sessions to enrich your learning.

About the tutor

Suzy Fasht has been teaching drawing and painting for Learn Devon for the last eight years and is fully qualified to teach in the Lifelong Learning sector. She trained in Fine Art to post-graduate level and continues her own painting practise from her studio at Seale Hayne.

Further information about Suzy at

Start date23 April 2018
End date25 June 2018
Start time10:00
End time12:00
Concessions not available