Painting pets

Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who has an interest in drawing for pleasure and would like to relax while drawing their loved pet.

This course is aimed at any level, from beginner onwards.

Course content

You will be using a photocopy of your pets’ photo to trace the outlines, taking away the initial fear of drawing. You can add details yourself and then follow a series of techniques to successfully paint in Acrylics. If confident enough, we will move on to free drawing and painting.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will support you throughout the course sessions. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course. You will receive feedback on your progress and suggestions as to how to improve. 

Additional costs and requirements


Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

You will need to provide your own materials.

Additional information and resources

“How will I learn?

This is an easy access guide to painting your pets. It will be step by step using a photograph of your pet.

You will be working with your tutor and other learners face to face. Your course will include practical tasks and discussions and your tutor will support you throughout. You may wish to continue work between the sessions. This will help you to get the best from the course and to progress at a pace you are comfortable with.

Resources and additional information

Cartridge paper or good quality paper, preferably A4 or A3

Acrylic paints

Pencil and a pen. Eraser

A small range of brushes

An A4 colour or black and white photocopy of a CLEAR photo of your pet. Try to have a photo that shows some shape and detail, especially if a black or white pet. This photocopy will be drawn onto, so is essential. The photo itself can be used to help with colour.

What can I do next?

You may like to enrol on another art course with Learn Devon.

You may like to join an online art group or one that meets locally to you.

Your tutor will suggest ideas on what you can practice and how to build on what you have learnt. They will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning. ”

Start date07 Oct 2021
End date21 Oct 2021
Start time10:00
End time12:00
Concessions not available