What’s On

We have lots of interesting classes, for all abilities, during the Spring Term. Some classes are a couple of days, others are longer. Click on the title any class you want to explore.

Classes that are part of AN INQUISITIVE PERSON’S INTRODUCTION TO ART are also open to all other students.

Starting in January 2022

Lino Cutting, One, Two, and Three Colours
10/11/12 January

Katherine Anteney

Join us Katherine for a three day Lino cutting course from beginners onwards.

If you haven’t tried lino cutting before we strongly recommend you have a go. If you have done a bit then take your linocut skills to the next level by moving into colour printing.

Inquisitive Person’s Intro to Art


Friends of Hampshire Art Studio

Most Wednesdays


We have days set aside for those of you who wish to escape to a quiet, creative bolthole; use the studio and it facilities for your own work.

No phone, dishwasher, washing machine, gardening…no distraction. 

This is not supervised by a tutor. There will be a group WhatsApp

Open to ALL.

On the Shoulders of Giants
January 18, 25, Feb 1

Kate Measham

The City Gallery in Southampton is home to a strong collection of artwork, it is on our doorstep and we are keen to use it as a resource.

Artists have copied the works of Masters for ever. It is a wonderful way to to learn about composition, colour, and the thoughts of the original creator. It is a stepping stone that can take you in a new direction.

Inquisitive Person’s Intro to Art

Open to ALL. Southampton City Gallery and Studio

Figure in a Room, Interiors

January 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10

Michael Weller

Over the five weeks of this course you will consider how Bonnard composed his painting The Table. From this study each of us put together our own picture of a figure in a room. We will copy Bonnard and paint and draw from life, at home.

Open to ALL. Zoom and WhatsApp

Introduction to Drawing with Ink and Wash

February 7, 8

Elizabeth Hammond

Ink and wash occupies an interesting cross-over position between drawing and painting. It has been a popular medium across the centuries used by artists such as Nicolas Poussin, Samuel Palmer and Cy Twombly, and is an exciting element of contemporary expressive work.

Learn how to combine ink and wash to enhance your landscapes or botanical work, to add depth to your drawing and as a speedy way to take tonal notes. Or as an experimental expressive way to make your mark.

Inquisitive Person’s Intro to Art

Open to all. Studio

History of the Nude, and Life Drawing

12,19, 26 January, 2, 9 Feb

Gail Brown

Each week the life drawing class will include a talk by Gail on the area to be covered. This is followed by a life class directed by Kate, informed by the talk.

Information and observation.

Open to all. Via Zoom and in the Studio

Portrait Painting, In Oils

17, 24, 31 January

Anastasia Pollard RP

We are delighted to be able to offer a portrait painting course with the very talented Anastasia Pollard. She is both an excellent portrait painter and a generous, talented teacher.

This course in our spacious Studio at Bransbury will give you the opportunity to work alongside Anastasia on a three day portrait. You will learn from her demonstrations and from her one to one guidance.

Inquisitive Person’s Intro to Art

Some experience of Oil Painting needed. STUDIO

Felt, Textile Art

Thursdays throughout term

Sarah Waters

Following a very popular Masterclass Sarah Waters is returning to Hampshire Art studio with a longer course.

Sarah Waters is an experienced, international artist and tutor, who works with fibres and fabrics to create large scale wall hangings. 

Open to ALL. Studio

Beginners Drawing Course

14, 21, 28 January, 4, 11 Feb

Nigel Babb

We think of drawing as the starting point, and the core of all that we do here at Hampshire Art studio.
Nigel Babb will guide you through the essential steps of drawing – looking at shape, tone, markmaking, perspective, materials and how to make them work for you.

Open to ALL. Studio

Starting after Half-term

Mentoring Lunch Group

11 February, 1 April

Hampshire Art Studio Team

Held at Hampshire Art studio twice a term over the year, the Mentoring Lunch Group will be a gathering of students, ex students, tutors and mentors over lunch and an afternoon. It offers artists who are at the point of wanting more from their creative endeavours the experience of a year of support and guidance from mentors and group members.

Inquisitive Person’s Intro to Art


Drawing Spring Plants and Botanical Details

4, 18 March, 1 April

Elizabeth Hammond

Discover how to capture the movement and energy of the plant through an expressive approach. We will explore their intricacies through investigative drawing. Create beautiful works on paper and improve your drawing skills at the same time in an encouraging, relaxed and supportive environment.


Exploring Colour in Composition, A Still Life Masterclass

7, 8 March

Sarah Spackman


Sarah Spackman is a contemporary figurative artist well known for her stunning still-life paintings. This course is open to anyone who would like to learn about, or to improve their colour mixing skills and to refresh their thoughts on composition. 

All abilities are welcome but some experience of working with oil paint would be preferable.

Inquisitive Person’s Intro to Art