Art & Pottery Summer Schools


Art & Pottery Courses Summer Schools

We will be running a number of summer art and schools (during July and August) for adults.  These courses will run over 3, 4 or 5 consecutive days.  If you want to be kept up to date on new summer schools as finalise the details please register your interest below:


How to book your course:   To book and pay please click on the preferred course link below – if you have a gift voucher please see bottom of page for further instructions. By booking on a course you are confirming that you have read and agree to our payment terms and conditions, cancellation, refunds and privacy policy set out at the bottom of the page.


Cat hutch summer schoolLIFE DRAWING SUMMER SCHOOL with Catherine Hutchinson
Working directly from a life model, this course will develop your observational skills and confidence in drawing the human figure. You will be encouraged to try out different materials and approaches to figure drawing, in a series of exercises that will comprise of both short and long poses.

Core elements covered include gesture, measurement, tone, space, perspective and use of materials. References to the work and drawing practices of both historical and contemporary artists will feature throughout the course.

A range of materials will be available, including graphite, charcoal, ink, pastels, coloured pencils and paper for collage.  There will be guidance and support from an experienced tutor. Suitable for all abilities, including beginners.

Monday 23rd July – Wednesday 25th July 
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: £135


Monday 6th August – Wednesday 8th August
10am – 3pm each day
Cost: £120

Details to follow soon


This course will explore the nature of drawing, through experimentation with various approaches and materials.

Observational drawing will form the basis of a series of exercises that will expand your drawing skills and challenge your notion of drawing.  Different subjects will be explored including found and natural objects. Demonstrations by the tutor will explain materials and methods. Core aspects that will be covered are line, tone, texture, scale, composition. Throughout the course references will be made to the work and drawing practices of both contemporary and historical artists.

Materials used include dry media such as graphite, charcoal, pastels and crayons and wet media such as ink, with various applications including pens and brushes.

There will be guidance and support by an experienced tutor, Suitable for all abilities.

Please bring a sketchbook (size/type of your choosing) in which you may record your discoveries. All other materials provided, including various types of paper.

Monday 13th August – Wednesday 15th August
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

SUMMER SCHOOL with Flora Menager

Monday 20th August – Wednesday 22nd August
Cost: £120
Course description to follow soon


Tuesday 27th August – Friday 30th August (4 days)
10.30am – 3.30pm

Painting, printing and drawing techniques
Course description to follow soon

Payments:  All courses or workshops must be fully paid in advance and all major cheques, cash and credit/debit cards are acceptable methods of payment. To pay by cheque please click here to download a booking form and send back with a cheque made payable to “St Matthews House Ltd”.  You can also drop in Monday – Friday from 11.00 am – 3.00 pm to pay in person.

If you have an Art House gift voucher please follow the instructions below:
• Pay the full price of the course online.
• Email us prior to the course date to tell us you have used a voucher.
• Bring the voucher with you on the day to receive your cash back.

Cancellation and refunds: If you wish to cancel your place on a course you must do so at least 14 days before the course starts in order to receive a full refund. Cancellation must be made in writing or email. If you require a refund we will charge £15 administrative fee. Alternatively you may transfer your booking to another course free of charge.

If you cancel your place less than 14 days before your course starts, you will only receive a refund of 50% course fee (or 50% of the fee value to transfer to an alternative course).  If you require a refund we will charge £15 administrative fee or you can transfer your booking to another course free of charge.

After a course begins we do not offer any refund unless in exceptional circumstances. 

If we have to cancel a course for any reason, then you will receive a full refund with no administrative fee deducted.

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