Candid Arts

promoting the arts and arts education

Saturday Short Courses


If you’re looking to develop existing skills or to learn some new ones, these classes aim to provide you with the tools to help you on your creative journey. With experienced tutors who are also practising artists, you are in safe hands.

These courses aim to help you:
 Draw/paint more accurately from observation
 Use a variety of drawing/painting materials
 Be more confident at starting to make drawings/paintings
 Look at a variety of artists who work from the figure to use as inspiration



Untutored Life Class
2nd June, 16th June & 23rd June 2018
This untutored class allows you to work from the model at your own pace. The class begins with some short warm-up poses then moves into a sustained pose as set up for you for the rest of the session. You’re welcome to bring your own materials and we have some charcoal and paper available to purchase. This is a great opportunity to work, untutored from the model in a sustained pose. These classes will run alongside our other art courses.
Suitable for all levels
Bring your own materials
Time: 10am – 4.30pm (with 1 hour for lunch)
Fee: £35/day
***Minimum of 4 people required to run the class***

Please note, if you book this class, we will let you know whether the course is going ahead or not as soon as we can.

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Want to work on a larger scale but don’t know where to start? In these two courses we show you how to make the leap, looking at processes and the tools required to help you begin thinking big.

Large-Scale Life Drawing |2nd June 2018
Develop large-scale drawings exploring different techniques and approaches to scaling up. This course aims to build confidence to help you move towards
making work on a larger scale. Working with charcoal and chalks we look at approaches to mark-making, line, tone and proportions of the body.

Suitable for all levels – beginners are welcome.
All materials provided.
Time: 10am – 4:30pm
Fee: £60

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Large-Scale Life Painting | 16th June 2018
In this day course you will work with water-based paints to develop a large-scale life painting. Using a limited palette of colours you will look at composition, basic colour theory and paint layering techniques. You will be shown tools to help scale-up proportions, the appropriate brush size, marks and the energy required for making a larger work. This course aims to build confidence for working towards making work on a larger scale.

Suitable for all levels – beginners are welcome.
All materials provided.
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Fee: £65

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New Drawing Techniques | 23rd June 2018 


Discover new and experimental approaches to life drawing, working with a variety of mark-making techniques and gesture, line and tonal exercises.
This course aims to give you some new techniques and the opportunity to try new and unfamiliar materials to freshen up your approach.
Materials include: oil pastels, ink and wash, chalk pastel, graphite sticks, felt pens.

Suitable for all levels – beginners are welcome.
All materials provided.
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Tutor: Kim Scouller
Fee: £60

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About the tutor: kim

Kim is an experienced art tutor and practising artist, graduating with a BA (hons) in drawing and painting from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee in 2003 and then at the Prince’s Drawing School, London from 2007-09. During 10 years of teaching Kim has taught art students of all ages and abilities at institutions such The Prince’s Drawing School, City Lit and workshops with adults and secondary school students across London.

Her own art practice centres on drawing and painting from life, exploring a variety of approaches to representing the world around her. Kim has been the recipient of several awards and residencies and has exhibited her work widely including the BP Portrait Award, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition.