• A section of a watercolour painting created in stages as a demonstration during a class A section of a watercolour painting created in stages as a demonstration during a class
  • Part of a watercolour of a beach scene painted in class as a demonstration Part of a watercolour of a beach scene painted in class as a demonstration
  • A section of an example painting created in only two colours during a class A section of an example painting created in only two colours during a class
  • Part of a watercolour nature study of found leaves and branches Part of a watercolour nature study of found leaves and branches
  • One of the many example paintings done in demonstration during a class One of the many example paintings done in demonstration during a class
  • Part of a watercolour of a sunset painted in class as a demonstration Part of a watercolour of a sunset painted in class as a demonstration

Classes

Painting through the Seasons


Springtime is a time for new life, new beginnings.
What better time than today, to start painting. Anyone who paints will tell you that this enjoyable pastime will enrich your life. As the process of making art gives us a sense of purpose and meaning. When we create art, we elevate our mood, thus improving our mental and physical health.
Looking ahead, the Spring Program is now completed and can be found below this message.
In the program, you will find there are plenty of interesting themes to look forward to painting and drawing, including; A simple landscape, Effective trees, Greeting cards (flowers), Painting from photographs and so much more.
In the meantime, students have the opportunity to get involved in the Spring Board Project, that can be found by simply clicking on 'Projects' at the top of this page.
Best wishes,
Terry

The painting classes are held in two locations on set days of the week; Preston on Tuesdays and Fridays, and St Anne's on Sea on Thursdays.

In these classes I use a simple step-by-step approach to show how a complete novice to painting or an experienced painter, can get effective results using the simplest of means.

The classes cover a range of subjects as shown in the programmes below.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure maximum opportunities for individual attention. Class fee includes quality art materials and light refreshments.

Classes start at 10:00 a.m. and finish at 2:30 p.m. with a one hour break at noon for lunch.


Terry O'Toole BA (Hons)
30 years teaching experience

2002–22
Painting Classes at Preston and St Annes on Sea
2000–02
Freelance art tutor for Action Factory Community Arts Ltd, Blackburn, Lancashire
2000–02
Supply teacher of Art & Design based in Lancashire schools
1994–02
Part-time teacher teaching painting and drawing, Blackburn College, Lancashire
1999–01
Art workshop tutor for the Hobby Craft Group, Lancashire stores
1998–00
Head of Art & Design at Moorland School, Clitheroe, Lancashire
1994–98
Art teacher working with disadvantaged children, Lancashire County Council
1992–94
Art therapist working with terminally ill patients, East Lancashire Hospice
1988–91
Full-time student of Fine Art, University of Plymouth, Devon
1983–87
Graphic artist for greeting card company Fine Art Development, Lancashire

Gift Voucher for that Painting Class Experience


Give the gift of an enjoyable day out, for that painting class experience.
Gift voucher comes in a beautiful card which is left blank for your own personal message.
Choose any gift amount from a single day's painting class at £39.50 (includes all art materials and light refreshments) to as many classes as you wish.