The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts is hosting a final programme of art courses for adults which begin in the week commencing Monday 8th January 2024, you can find out more by clicking here and e-mail the tutors to find out more and see if there are places still available to book. Courses normally run one session per week for 10 weeks and a number of fantastic artists are offering them in Darlington.

For example, Andy Taylor, who can be contacted by e-mail at is leading a course at The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts focused on drawing and painting and advises as below:

All levels of expertise are welcome, from complete beginners to more advanced artists looking to improve their range of skills and techniques. The groups work in a wide variety of materials and methods.

Starting with drawing exercises and techniques to make your initial drawings crisp and accurate, we look at a variety of techniques including:

• Drawing from life

• The face

• Landscape

In turn, you’ll develop your skills to produce great images and build up to effective watercolour techniques.

Course Itinerary

1. A study drawn using the squaring up technique. One colour study in Indian ink.

2. A study drawn from life using the pencil/ruler. Finishing up with Conté crayon. 

3. An analysis of the human face, breaking it down into geometric shapes for guidance. 

4. A limited palette watercolour in three colours only. 

Just get in touch with Andy if you’re interested in finding out more or to book your place on this course, and we hope you enjoy a creative Spring.