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Fine Art – Painting (stage 3)

  • Ages: 12-16
  • Term: Summer
  • Length: 8 weeks


On this new advanced fine art course, young artists aged 12-16 have the chance to specialise in painting.

To book your young artist’s place today, simply click the 'Book Now' button to be taken to AUB's secure online store, where you can complete your booking. You can also sign up to our newsletter for updates.

What you need to know

When does it run?

Summer term 2025

Saturday 26 April – 14 June 2025

How long is the course?

8 Saturdays

What time are the classes?


Who's this course for?

This course has been developed for aspiring fine artists aged 12-16.

Does my young artist need any qualifications or experience?

No experience is necessary; your young artist doesn't need any previous experience, just buckets of enthusiasm and a desire to develop their skills!

However, your young artist will benefit most from the course if they've already completed either our Fine Art (stage 1) or Fine Art – 2D and 3D Skills Elevation (stage 2) courses and now wish to specialise.

I’m not sure if this is suitable for my young artist. Can I speak to someone?

Yes of course! If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for your young artist, get in touch with us: email or call +44 (0) 1202 363222.

How much does this course cost?


What's included in this price?

  • All course materials and resources
  • Everything your young artist will need to take part in the course will be provided by us – no hidden costs!

  • Classes are practical, so wear clothes that you don't mind your young artists getting messy
  • Drinks and snacks for break time and duration of class; please ensure snacks do not contain nuts
  • It's strongly advised phones, tablets and other valuables are not brought to class. Any personal possessions are the responsibility of your young artist and AUB will not be liable for any loss or damage

About this course

This new and exciting course offers aspiring artists aged 12-16 the opportunity to progress their studies in fine art by specialising in painting practice. This unique course is designed for your young artist to explore their creative potential using the medium of painting, where they'll explore areas such as surface preparation, drawing for painting, use of different painting tools and practising various techniques.

Your young artist will practice with a range of materials, including water, acrylic and oil-based paint, ink, pastels, charcoals, pencils and paint pens. They'll also learn how prepare different painting surfaces such as canvas, wood, paper, fresco and contemporary alternatives. Young artists will benefit from the unique experience of drawing and painting the human figure (dressed model) and face in AUB's specialist drawing studio.

Our specialist fine art tutor, Aaron Peever, takes a less formal approach to teaching, where encouraging skills can be built upon and art is for everyone, without the pressure of grades. Aaron adapts where possible his sessions to meet the different learning approaches of his artists, and encourages learning progression in a supportive, inclusive, and positive environment.

At the end of each session there'll be a supportive ‘reflect and share’ of each other’s work, to discuss what has been practiced enabling your young artist to gain an understanding of critical language in art.

At the end of this course your young artist will have the opportunity to showcase their work and demonstrate their progress, skills, and creativity. This will also give students an understanding of how to curate a group showcase linked by a similar topic decided by the tutor.

  • Explore a range of painting materials, their qualities and different processes
  • Utilising different surfaces for painting
  • Develop 2D methods and techniques
  • Art terminology and critical thinking
  • Explore the work of different artists and styles
  • Colour theory and methods of painting

At the end of the course your young artist will:

  • Possess improved artistic skills
  • Have built their confidence in developing 2D techniques
  • Understand critical thinking in art
  • Have increased confidence in their own skills
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Feel inspired by the new skills they've learnt and from sharing ideas with new friends
  • Have the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your young artist's achievements, providing they have 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at and confirm name of your young artist and the title of course they've completed

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Meet your young artist's tutor

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Aaron Peever

Aaron Peever has a passion for oil painting and has had his work displayed in online galleries, magazines, and physically in...

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At Saturday Art School we encourage your young artists to be themselves; there's no right or wrong way to be creative.

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