Hi, I’m Adam. I normally run informal art classes at Victory Hall in Warsash, Hampshire (between Fareham and Southampton) most Wednesdays between 1pm and 3pm.
Art Sessions are now running sessions on the following dates (all Wednesdays from just approximately 1pm to approximately 3pm):
- 14th October 2020
- 21st October 2020
- 28th October 2020
- 4th November 2020
- 11th November 2020
- 18th November 2020
- Note: Further dates will be added in the future
You are strongly advised to look at my Covid-19 Procedures and Rules page regularly to keep up to date on procedures and rules that would apply during your visit. This page will be updated over time, so please look at it regularly.
Please contact me asap if you are interested in coming along, as numbers will be limited.
Who attends the art sessions?
Everyone attending are friendly adults. Most people have been doing art for a while, but some not as long.
The classes themselves give people the opportunity to relax and to socialise. You can easily make new friends at the classes.
I provide informal help and support during the informal classes to help you progress on your artistic journey.
What makes these art classes different from other ones?
People tell me that the classes are a lot more relaxed than other classes they have experienced. The people who come along feel like they are part of a community of like-minded people who help each other, rather than compete with each other.
The room is also spacious with lots of natural light, which also helps give the classes a relaxed feel.
The number of people who come along will always be kept low. You can be assured that you will receive much more individual attention than in most other classes.
Do I need to be experienced at art to join?
Whatever your ability, you are welcome to come along. Beginners are most welcome.
When are the next art classes?
Updated 9th October 2020: They are taking place on most Wednesdays, so it is likely that the next one is this upcoming Wednesday. Please see the top of this page for current dates or contact me for further details.
‘I really enjoy the sessions. They are fun and I learn a lot from Adam. It is nice to meet other like minded people.‘
‘ I really enjoy the sessions. They are fun and I learn a lot from Adam. It is nice to meet other like minded people.‘
‘Recently joined this group to get back into art, nice small friendly group where you can draw or paint at your own pace.‘
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Where are examples of my art work?
Here are some examples of pictures I have created:
Questions and answers about the art sessions are below:
I have no art experience/I have not painted for many years. Is that a problem?
You are welcome to come along to practise your art whatever your ability.
What is the group of people like?
Everyone who comes along is very friendly and supportive of others. Most who come along have been doing art for a while, but not all.
What is your role?
I organise the art sessions and the activities. Essentially I act as a tutor to help everyone as a whole as well as you as individuals to develop your skills.
My number aim is to support you during your artistic journey. During art classes I may point out aspects of your pictures that could be improved or suggest alternative ways of doing things.
Art has been a hobby for me for a number of years now and as a tutor can help with most issues. You can see some pictures of mine further up the page.
What is the current pricing?
Each session (2 hours) starts at £13.50 (= works out as £6.75/hour*) for pre-booked sessions (paid in advance of each term). You can alternatively ‘pay as you go’ at £14/session (= works out as £7/hour*) with no committment necessary.
For more details, do not hesitate to contact me.
* Based on 2 hours
I cannot come every week. Is that a problem?
That is not a problem. Please phone me on 01329 234648 / 07759 936430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability and dates.
When do sessions run?
They are now up and running again. Please see the top of this page for current dates or contact me.
Can I arrive before 1pm?/Will I have time to pack away, etc?
In theory you can start before 1pm, but please wait outside using the queuing system (ensuring you keep at least 2 metres apart from each other) before you are invited in.
The session officially ends at 3pm, but you will have time to pack away.
This all means that you have (at least) 2 hours to do your art plus enough time to pack away, etc. The idea is to give you a relaxing and unrushed experience.
What art activities can I do at the hall?
Updated 9th October 2020: You are welcome to draw, paint, use oil pastels, etc. On a practical level, the kitchen is still off limits for now (which is where in normal circumstances you could normally clean brushes, etc.). This means that if you wish to paint (or similar, such as using oil pastels) at the hall:
- If you need water (or anything else) to clean brushes, etc. please bring that along with you in suitable containers.
- You can clean brushes at your table (by cleaning your brushes in the containers, ensuring you do not spill any liquid, etc).
- You would need to take any water (and other brush cleaning material) home with you in your containers.
- There is a toilet area where you can clean your hands, but you may find it useful to bring along hand wipes for paint, etc.
- Please throw any hand wipes you use immediately into the bin provided.
- You would need to bring a table cover (preferred) or adequate newspaper along to protect your table from paint.
- It is strongly recommended that you wear old clothes that you would not mind getting paint on. You are also strongly advised to wear an apron.
- Please do NOT clean brushes, etc. in the toilet area.
Are refreshments provided?
Update 20th September 2020: I will not be providing refreshments due to government guidelines.
Covid-19 Procedures, etc.
Updated 9th October 2020: Covid-19 Procedures were in place prior to re-starting. You are advised to look at my page on Covid–19 procedures, as this will tell you what procedures are in place at the hall, who must not come to the hall, etc.
How do I book a session?
Contact me on email@example.com or 01329 234648/07759 936430 at any time for further information on booking.
I still have some questions/How do I contact you?
For further information about the group art sessions in Warsash, please:
- Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone (at any time): 01329 234648/07759 936430 (any time between 9am and 9pm)
- Alternatively please complete the form below