Hackney Fine Arts Community Interest Company

Free art classes for Hackney residents.


Beginning in September, January and April 2019/2020
Free of charge for Hackney residents (over 18) on low incomes or in receipt of benefits. 
Suitable for adults of all ages, levels and abilities. No previous experience needed! 
Express yourself artistically, learn a new skill, improve your wellbeing and if you wish build a portfolio for further studying. We offer individual support and small class numbers in an inclusive, supportive and friendly environment. Limited spaces. 

We offer two weekly term time classes:
Thursdays 11am to 1pm
Drawing and painting

Learn how to draw and paint realistic landscapes, animals or people using traditional
techniques with step-by-step support. 
We have a very high ratio of teacher per learner, so each person is taught individually. We use the traditional methods of copying from masters and photographs as our learning resources. All learners have the freedom to choose the images they'll  work from.  We will teach a topic while placing focus on different drawing and painting techniques. Amongst others, our topics include: animals, landscapes, portraits, colour theory, line, perspective, layering, contrasts, transparencies, composition and pattern.

Fridays 11am to 1pm.  
Life drawing with a life model

Learn to draw realistic figures with a life nude model and  step-by-step guidance.  Life drawing is great for relaxation, helps to improve focus while learning to draw from observation. 

No previous experience needed, all abilities and levels welcome. We provide individual support and  free art materials.

Classes held weekly at Hackney City Farm in the Straw Bale Room. 
1a Goldsmiths Row, London E2 8QA
Email hackneyfinearts@gmail.com or call Nöel 07590533349 for more information. 
Proof of Hackney residence and evidence of low income required. Three month
commitment expected. Enrolment a must, no walk ins. 


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