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Vibrant expressionist painting

Painting – Colour and Expressionism

Join this fun and lively course that celebrates the notion of ‘art for all’ in an environment where you will be encouraged to experiment with your artistic expression. No experience is needed and you don’t have to be able to draw well, just bring your enthusiasm and the desire to learn.

Course overview


Autumn term
Wednesday 6 October – Wednesday 8 December 2021

Spring term
Wednesday 26 January – Wednesday 30 March 2022

10 Wednesday evening sessions 18.00-21.00


Sarah L Goy



Course details

The course will encourage you to explore different methods of creativity and enjoy the process of creating art rather than focus upon the finished piece.

Each week you will be given insight into different art movements and artists range, in order to inspire your activities in areas such as action art, Chinese experimental ink work, marbling ink, acrylic paint pouring, watercolour, expressive art inspired by poetry and ‘rubbish art’; using recycled materials to create artwork on canvases.

Inspiration will come from the likes of Kandinsky, Pollock, Magritte, De Kooning, Renoir, Delaunay and Rauschenberg, Chinese and Nigerian artists. Colour will also play a big part of this course; how colour can affect us and influence our creative expression

Your tutor, Sarah L. Goy, has extensive experience as a practicing fine artist, trained illustrator, and is involved with community art. Her art practice and extensive world travels have heavily influenced her belief that art is for all; she will guide all students on the course to explore their own creativity and enjoy the process in a supportive and encouraging environment.

  • Experienced guidance from a practicing artist who is an expert in running relaxation styled workshops/classes
  • Experiment and learn different ways to use a wide variety of materials in a variety of ways
  • Be inspired by techniques used by past artists – with handouts
  • Use of unusual art materials

Find out more by clicking the profile below.

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Sarah L Goy

Having graduated from Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design Sarah is a qualified illustrator and a contemporary artist.

The course aims to:

  • Introduce students to new ways of thinking and creating
  • Explore unusual methods and mediums (2D and 3D)
  • Encourage student to be comfortable letting their imagination be free
  • Consider the ‘process’ and the ‘experience’ as equally important as the end result
  • Learn and be inspired by famous artists and different art movements through time.
  • Provide a broad introduction to colour theory
  • Experiment, build confidence and develop individual ideas, discovering new approaches to creating.
  • Provide a course environment in which participants can relax and have fun through creating

  • Students will feel confident using a variety of techniques and mediums
  • Group share at the end of each session with the intention to support, inspire and encourage each other’s learning
  • Students will develop a sketchbook/journal of experimental techniques

The course is aimed at students with any level of ability, whether complete beginner of those with previous experience. Just bring an open mind and be prepared to express yourself creatively.

  • Hard back A4 sketchbook
  • Pro-arte Water Colour paint brush (set of five – red handled)
  • Pencils, black fine line drawing pens, charcoal and any other drawing materials you may have.
  • Cheap acrylic set and brushes.
  • Wear scruffy clothes

All additional course materials are included in the course fee.

Important information about evening and weekend courses

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How to Enrol

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