Friday art studio
Dates: Week commencing 27 May – Friday 2 August
– please note the course starts with a research trip on Tuesday 28 May, Wednesday 29 May or Thursday 30 May
Time: 13:45 – 16:45
Venue: The Fine Art Room – Ealing Broadway (see below for venue info)
No of sessions: 10
No. of students: 12
Tutor: Mario Lautier Vella
|Senior fee (aged 65+) and concessionary fee*||£165|
|Full fee drop in:||£25 a session|
|Senior fee (aged 65+) and concessionary fee* drop in||£20 a session|
*Concessionary fees are available if you receive housing and council tax benefits, income support or jobseeker’s allowance. You will be required to provide evidence at the time of booking. Instalment payments on block booking may be available – please get in touch to discuss this further. See our terms and conditions before booking or get in touch with any questions you may have.
Our popular 3 hour studio session where you can respond to a set brief over 2 sessions, working with drawing, painting or a combination of your favourite media. Develop your creativity and take your art-making skills further…
The weekly art studio sessions allow you to explore your ideas and make fresh work in a fun and inspiring environment.
The Fine Art Room studio sessions centre around a set brief which takes place over two weeks – previous briefs have asked artists to respond to a still life arrangement, a specific theme, a particular way of working or your own interests and research.
Artists then work on their pieces over two sessions, creating drawings, paintings, collage or mixed media pieces. You can make a number of works or focus on a single piece over the two sessions.
The course also includes a research day where we visit a museum, gallery or site of interest for inspiration before responding in the studio.
Please note, due to venue restrictions, paintings can only be made using acrylic or watercolour.
Course level: all levels – however some drawing and painting experience essential. If you’re a beginner, please look at our Learn to draw or Learn to paint courses.
Venue: The Fine Art Room – Ealing Broadway
Your course takes place at the Ealing Quaker Meeting House.
The Ealing Quaker Meeting House is located at 17 Woodville Road
Ealing, London, W5 2SE (see map)
The centre is approximately 5 minutes walk from Ealing Broadway Tube station (Central + District Lines, and mainline station 6 minutes journey to / from Paddington). Local bus routes: 65, 112, 207, 226, 297, 427, 483, 607, E1, E2, E7, E8, E9, E10 and E11. Bike racks are available to use on site.
There are a few parking spaces available at the venue but these cannot be reserved / guaranteed. Parking restrictions are in place close to the venue. Paid parking is available at Ealing Broadway station and Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre (approximately 6 minutes walk away). See map
Course materials: some materials provided – please bring your own paints and brushes. Please request a materials list when booking.
Your course tutor: Mario Lautier Vella has run popular studio sessions for over a year, helping artists of all levels develop their thinking and skills further. Work from the studio sessions has also been exhibited, with students going on to sell their studio session pieces.
A qualified art tutor and professional artist, Mario’s work can be found in collections across the UK, Malta, The Netherlands, North America, Australia and Canada. Find out more
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