art courses at the crowns




Regular Group lessons  /   Arrange a Group or Individual Lesson  /   Weekend Courses 

Regular Group Lessons

Join in one of our drawing and painting groups on Tuesdays or Wednesdays Groups meet at The Crowns for a half day every week and, with Roger's guidance, explore all aspects of drawing and painting.

COMPLETE BEGINNERS TO MORE EXPERIENCED   There's a group just right for you

Learn to draw and paint in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with the expert guidance of an experienced qualified teacher.  Small friendly groups. Plenty of help when you need it.  All materials are provided. 

enjoying painting in the studio

We cover all the basic drawing techniques such as proportion, shading, perspective, using colour, pencil, pen and wash, composition, line, watercolours and much more , with lots of help and guidance for everyone.

Draw in the studio, the barn or the garden.  Unlimited tea, coffee and home-made biscuits included.  Morning groups 10am - 12.30 ,  afternoon groups 1.30 - 4pm.  £19 per session on the day.  Just come along for as many weeks as you wish. 

 drawing in the garden

Anyone can join in. Complete beginners to more experienced. Improve your drawing and painting ability and have a great time. Places are limited, so call or email if you are interested. We look forward to hearing from you.

Call Ruth and Roger on 01432 820784 for more info

or click here to get newsletters on our drawing groups and other courses

coffee time

Arrange a Group or Individual Lesson

We run special lessons and courses on request.  For groups or for one.  Beginners or more advanced.  Contact us for details.  Sometimes we can set these up at short notice.

We also run special events and group lessons for other venues. These are very popular.  Call for details.

Weekend Art Courses

We run occasional one or two day courses at weekends.  In the normal run of things these will be announced well ahead of time.  To make sure you get to hear about them in good time, either contact us direct anytime and tell us what you would be interested in, or sign up for our newsletters (click on the link above for news).

Accomodation is available if you are outside the area.

DRAWING AND PAINTING PROJECTS FOR EVERYONE: While we are temporaliy closed for COVID have a go at some projects at home

"Good teacher, good company, good coffee!"  Simon, Hereford

student painting of a paintbox

"I love the peace and quiet of the afternoons when I am drawing. I am completely concentrating on the job in hand with no thought of other things."      Lin, Hereford

drawing in pencil

"I learned more in one lesson with Roger and Ruth than I previously had in two terms at other art groups."   A.S.  Hereford

learning watercolour painting

 "...a very friendly group.."    Carol, Ledbury

drawing outside on the top lawn

"...It's wonderful to take time out to do something so rewarding"  J. B,  Leominster

enjoying art at the Crowns

'I highly recommend art classes by Roger Ellis if you are looking for quality tuition from a talented, inspiring artist and tutor.
It was a privilege to paint and draw in the light, well equipped studio created in the beautiful surroundings at The Crowns, Ullingswick.'         Diane   Northampton

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Drawing and painting projects to try while our classes are closed