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    Hackney Fine Arts

    Young Hackney Fine Arts

    Drawing and painting from observation club for children aged 7-16. We use the traditional methods of copying from masters and photographs. A curriculum is tailored for each student to learn essential drawing and painting skills. Making art is great to develop confidence, focus, creative thinking and wellbeing.

    The classes are run and taught by Noel Basualdo a local mum, fine artist and professional teacher.  We welcome children of all abilities and backgrounds.

    Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time 4:00-5:45 pm.
    For February Half Term Holiday Classes visit hackneyfinearts.org for details.

    Two and a half hours traditional fine art drawing and painting techniques class, for all levels and abilities. Individualised learning.
    Learn how to make realistic images of animals and landscapes.

    Email us on hackneyyoungarts@gmail.com.

    Fine Art Classes for Adults


    Beginning in September, January and April 2019/2020
    Free of charge for Hackney residents (over 18) on low incomes or in receipt of benefits.
    Suitable for adults of all ages, levels and abilities. No previous experience needed!

    Express yourself artistically, learn a new skill, improve your wellbeing and, if you wish, build a portfolio for further studying. We offer individual support and small class numbers in an inclusive, supportive and friendly environment. Limited spaces.

    ​We offer two weekly term time classes:

    Thursdays 11am to 1pm
    Drawing and painting
    Learn how to draw and paint realistic landscapes, animals or people using traditional techniques with step-by-step support. We have a very high ratio of teacher per learner, so each person is taught individually. We use the traditional methods of copying from masters and photographs as our learning resources. All learners have the freedom to choose the images they’ll work from. We will teach a topic while placing focus on different drawing and painting techniques. Amongst others, our topics include: animals, landscapes, portraits, colour theory, line, perspective, layering, contrasts, transparencies, composition and pattern.

    Fridays 11am to 1pm.
    Life drawing with a life model.
    Learn to draw realistic figures with a life nude model and step-by-step guidance. Life drawing is great for relaxation, helps to improve focus while learning to draw from observation.

    No previous experience needed, all abilities and levels welcome. We provide individual support and free art materials.

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