Life drawing classes at the Mercer Art Gallery

Join us on Friday mornings for life drawing workshops with artist Nicola Turner, 10:30am until 12:30pm. Our beginner-friendly workshops are an opportunity to develop your observation and drawing skills, working with a professional artist and a model (our rota includes male and female models). We provide all materials, easels and refreshments, and you can access as much guidance from the tutor as you wish.

Six week course: 28 February, 6 March, 13 March, 20 March, 27 March, 3 April

Individual classes are £22.00 per class
Six week course is £120.00

Places are limited. To book please telephone 01423 556188 or email

Art workshops for young people

Saturday Art Club is for young people aged 10 years and over who enjoy painting, drawing and making things. Each course of workshops involves working with different artists, learning creative skills and experimenting with new materials. You'll be inspired by works of art in the gallery and develop confidence in your own work.

Six week course February to April 2020
29 February, 7 March, 14 March, 21 March, 28 March, 4 April
10.30am until 12pm
Fee: £72

All materials, tuition and refreshments are included.

To book please ring 01423 556188.

Art workshops for adults

SPARKing Creativity @ the Mercer Gallery with Frances Payne

Have you always wondered where to start with watercolours?
Totally flummoxed when it comes to collage and mixed media?
Bamboozled by printmaking?

SPARKing Creativity is a series of one day art workshops, each focussing on a specific medium and techniques. Aimed at adults, these are relaxed and informal sessions, ideal for both beginners and improvers, with plenty of opportunity for experimentation with the mediums and techniques demonstrated.

Led by professional fine artist and experienced teacher, Frances Payne, all materials are provided along with plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits.

Please bring your own lunch.

Monday 24 February - collage and mixed media Still Lives
Monday 30 March - intaglio printmaking (with and without a press!)
Monday 27 April - relief printmaking techniques (with and without a press!)

Fee: £30 per class

Each class is 10.30am until 2.30pm

Places are limited. Please book at the gallery desk or phone 01423 556188.

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