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adult  classes


  • Learn and develop skills of traditional drawing and painting techniques in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

  • Small classes of up to 15 students.

  • ​High quality tuition for adults of all ages levels and abilities.

  • Individualised learning tailored to each learner's level and individual interest.

  • ​Step by step tuition from  professional artists who specialise in drawing and painting and are experienced teachers.

  • High ratio of 5 students per teacher.

  • Ongoing courses which you can join at any time.

  • We also offer guidance for students preparing portfolios for FE & HE

  • Guaranteed results for everyone.

  • We support an inclusive and diverse environment.

 dates & FEES

  • Ongoing courses you can join at any time. 

  • Tuesday and Thursday mornings: 11 am - 12:30 pm

  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday evenings: 19:00 - 20:30 hrs

  • Sundays AM: 11- 12:30

  • Sundays PM: 14:30 - 16:00

  • £27 + VAT per class.  Concessions  £22 + VAT per class. 

  • Monthly costs vary according to amount of teaching weeks in a month.

  • All art materials included.

  • A calendar system in place to attend any of our other 7 weekly and weekend classes when you miss a class so you never lose money and benefit from the experience of joining other classes with different tutors and peers.

  • Monthly payments collected by direct debit.

  • Minimum commitment one month, no drop ins.



We are located at Hackney City Farm. 1a Goldsmith's Row. London E2 8QA.

We have two studios:

Studio 1 Farmyard: 

Entrance through Goldsmith's Row, main farm entrance, walk through to the farm's yard where the animal's stables are. The studio is at the back to the right hand side. We have Bicycle racks outside the studio.

Studio 2 Main Building:

We have 2 entrances, You can access through the farm's cafe, the studio is on the left hand side of the Pottery or through Haggerston park (please see map) We have bicycle racks on this side. 

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Join our waiting list

We have spaces available, please click the orange button to fill out our form and we'll get back to you. You can also email us after filling the form at

The links to our calendar pages are for exclusive access of our enrolled students

Our mission is to teach people how to make fantastic art from learning the essential artistic skills of drawing and painting from observation regardless of their previous experience or abilities. Everyone can learn them from any age, regardless of their experience, as creating great pictures requires learning and developing techniques. Once the techniques are learnt on a basic level, we continue to progress them in each new project you'll embark on. We'll  harness your skill development, encourage and support you on your individual artistic journey to fulfil your unique potential. 

We use the traditional methods of copying from masters and photographs still lives and plaster casts as our learning resources  You can pick from ours or bring in your own images, photographs or choose to work from any artwork you love! We'll help you choose source material to suit your level and teach a topic while placing focus on different drawing and painting techniques. You can explore: landscapes, portraits, still lives, animals, abstract while learning the fundamental formal elements of art and design, traditional and contemporary drawing and painting techniques.

We are passionate about helping our students to develop confidence, focus, creative and analytical thinking. Engaging in creative process has a holistic power to improve wellbeing for all students, including those experiencing mental health difficulties. We are an anti - racist organisation, committed to inclusion and diversity, providing equal learning opportunities to students to represent the diverse ethnicities, religions, cultures, gender identities and socio-economic backgrounds which enrich our local community.  We welcome disabled and neurodiverse students.

Our tutors are professional artists who regularly exhibit their work.  We have two to three tutors per class and a high ratio of 5 students per teacher, ours students are taught individually. All of our tutors are painting and drawing specialists, have BA Fine Art degrees & up to date DBS checks. 


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