Art Classes

Spring Classes at Norton Conyers

  • Classes held on Fridays, 10am-4pm
  • Focus on acrylic and oil paints with emphasis on landscapes, portraiture, and the figure
  • Atelier style mentorship suitable for all levels
  • Cost is £45 per day, payable at the start
  • Students need to bring materials (Acrylic or oil and a drawing medium) + a canvas, board etc.
  • Also, bring a packed lunch; tea and coffee making facilities & microwave available
  • Course taught by David Stead

Classes are held on Fridays and run from 10am to 4pm

We will be focusing on the use of acrylic and oil paints paying particular attention to landscape, portraiture and the figure

Courses follow an ‘atelier style’ format of mentorship so that all standards and age ranges can be accommodated, from complete novice through to degree level, from student to retiree (the studio is at the top of a flight of steps so may not be suitable for the infirm).

Classes cost £45 per day payable on commencement. You will need to bring materials of your choice (Acrylic or oil and a drawing medium) + a support – canvas, board etc and a packed lunch. We have tea and coffee making facilities & microwave.

Suggested Palette:

Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Magenta, French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Raw Sienna, Lamp Black.

Testimonials from previous courses:


“The best 2 day workshop I’ve been on”…….Margaret Williamson

“One of the best teachers we’ve had”………Fanny Green

“He helped me a lot”……..Liz Hutchinson

“A gifted and inspiring teacher”…….C.W.

“Enjoyable, informative and helpful”………David Edwards

Spring Term Dates

Dear all,

Due to my commitments in Shropshire, Spring classes will now run on Fridays

Whilst the class is currently full, there are sometimes last minute spaces to fill in for holidays, illness etc.

Please contact the gallery via email ( if you’d like to join us.

I’m very much looking forward to seeing you all.

Best, D.

Here's a map of Norton Conyers to help you find the studio: