Art for Starters

Tutor: Josie Beszant

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.


Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

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Was £75

Have you ever wondered where to begin? Here’s your chance to have a go at art for starters. Get some gentle and fun guidance and try out materials such as watercolours, pastels, ink, acrylics, oils, and coloured pencils. This course is designed so you can try all of these and more, and enable you to find your inner artist!

– Find out the difference between dry, wet and spirit soluble materials
– Experiment with at least five different materials
– Experience their different properties
– Choose which to use for the desired effect
– Find out what suits you

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

Please wear messy clothes.
Everything else will be provided.

“Tutor clearly hugely experienced. Very encouraging and able to clearly give hints and tips. Learned some new things. Fun. Great food. First ever painting tuition and both really enjoyed it”

– Linda and Ron

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