adult evening classes

we are planning to expand our provision in 2022 to meet the high demand for our adult courses.


  • Learn and develop new skills in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

  • Small class of up to 10 students.

  • ​High quality tuition drawing and painting classes for adults of all levels and abilities.

  • Individualised learning tailored to each learner.

  • ​Step by step tuition from a professional artist and experienced qualified teacher.

  • Learn advanced drawing and painting techniques.

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

  • Guaranteed results for everyone.

LOCATIon, dates & FEES

  • We are based at  Hackney City Farm's yard.  

  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time 19:00-20:30 hrs. 

  • £27 per class.  Concessions  £22. All art materials included.

  • A system in place to attend other weekday classes when you miss a class so that you don't loose money and experience other classes with different tutors and peers.

  • Monthly payments collected by direct debit.

  • Minimum commitment one month, no drop ins.


Join our waiting list

All of our 4 weekly evening classes are currently full. Please fill out the form to join our waiting list.

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 natural ability, as creating great pictures requires learning and developing techniques rather than being born with a talent. 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 own artistic journeys to fulfil your unique artistic potential. 

We use the traditional methods of copying from masters and photographs 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. Amongst others, our topics include: landscapes, portraits, animals, abstract art, colour theory, line, perspective, layering, creating contrasts, glazing, composition and pattern.

We are passionate about helping our students to develop confidence, focus, creative and analytical thinking while enhancing their wellbeing. The classes are run and taught by Noel Basualdo a local fine artist and teacher with experience teaching in schools, colleges, studios, privately and in workshops. I hold a BA in Fine Arts and an Art and Design teaching degree from the Institute of Education. We have two teachers per class and a high ratio of 5 students per teacher so you will be taught individually. All of our co-teachers are painting and drawing specialists, have BA Fine Art degrees & up to date DBS checks.