Ayrshire Art Classes

Art classes Ayrshire allow you to work with a variety of approaches to painting and drawing. Gain co

CLASS TIMETABLE, AVAILABILITY & PRICING:

Adult classes are £13 each payable in a block of typically 6-8 weeks in one or two instalments. Adult Classes - Monday's 2:30-4.30 pm - full
- Tuesday's 10-12 am - full
- Wednesday's 10-12 am - full

Children's classes are £10 each payable in one or two instalments for each block (typically 6-8

Operating as usual

Photos from Ayrshire Art Classes's post 18/06/2024

Due to a cancellation one space has become available on this Thursday’s watercolour card making workshop. Please PM if you are interested!

Suitable for all abilities, demonstrations and instructions given, all materials are included. £30. A very pleasant way to spend an afternoon 😊

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Watercolour Card Making Workshop Thursday June 20th 1-4/4:30pm taking place at the Courtyard Studios, Irvine , KA12 8 PZ

A couple of places available on this workshop next Thursday, let me know if you would like to join in an afternoon of learning how to paint simple and effective watercolour flowers to add to cards of your choice. I will have a selection of text available to use to make your own cards for any occasion.

£30 per person, classes are small with only six students maximum.

Materials and refreshments supplied 😊 🍰

Please visit the events page at: www.alisonthomasartist.co.uk
where you can book in or find out more. There is a a small fee to book online, if you would rather pay cash or bank transfer please get in touch and I can book you in.

Thanks!

10/06/2024

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Two spaces available for this Saturday’s afternoon workshop!

Come along and learn how to make your own felt fabric which can be made into various items, we will make some hanging hearts like the ones shown, I will use a sewing machine to give them a professional finish. They hang from linen yarn, lively gifts for someone!

Workshops are £35 per person and take place in my studio at Irvine Harbourside. To book in or find out more please visit the events page at: www.alisonthomasartist.co.uk

You can also contact Alison on Ayrshire Art Classes page if you would prefer to book in and pay on the day by cash or bank transfer.

Materials and refreshments included.

Thanks! ☺️

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Two spaces have come up for this Saturday’s introduction to wet felting workshop 1-4/4:30om. Learn the wet felting process through a series of demonstrations and create your own felted fabric heart hangings using wool, silks and various fibres. Messy wet fun! £35 including materials, tea & coffee.

Message Alison at Ayrshire Art Classes to book in or find out more . Payment can be made on the day by cash or bacs or alternatively visit the events page at: www.alisonthomasartist.co.uk to buy tickets online.

Thanks! 😊

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We had a busy time at the introduction to watercolour workshop last Thursday!

We ended up with some finished vase compositions where we learned about colour mixing and paint application. We also had a go at washes and some more intricate exercises as well as information about materials and various approaches to using this wonderful medium. Fun!

The next workshop is introduction to wet felting this Saturday, I am waiting on confirmation of two spaces which I will advertise if any are free 😊

Photos from Ayrshire Art Classes's post 13/05/2024

A cancellation has left two spaces for this Thursday’s workshop ‘Watercolour For Beginner’s’.

Ideal for anyone who has a set of watercolour paints and doesn’t know what to do with them! The workshop is £30 per person.

You will learn about what materials and brushes to use alongside and how and why to stretch paper amongst other handy tips on these popular paints.

To book in or find out more please visit the events page at: www.alisonthomasartist.co.uk - you can book in online or alternatively contact Alison here if you would rather pay on the day by bank transfer or cash. Thanks!

I have attached the timetable for the rest of May/June workshops. A summer one will be out soon including children’s activities 😊.

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Set up and ready to go!

Spring Market event at the Briggait, Glasgow. Lots of unusual and affordable arts and crafts for you to browse this bank holiday weekend. 😊

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Watercolour card making is just one of the workshops scheduled between now and the 20th June. The next up is colour mixing for the confused and there is only one place left, please let me know if you are interested in this taking place next Thursday afternoon, 2nd May.

You can book in online at: www.alisonthomassrtist.co.uk - please look for the events page where you can find out more about each workshop.

You can pay and book online (with a small fee) or alternatively you can pay on the day preferably by cash or bank transfer - if you would prefer this method please let me know and I can book you in 😊

22/04/2024

The next Ayrshire Art Classes workshop will be 'Colour Mixing For The Confused', Thursday May 2nd 1-4pm, £30.

We will be looking at how to understand and differentiate the various colours available to us in paints and how to mix them. We will learn through various exercises using acrylic and watercolour paints and the intention is for you to leave having a better understanding and more confidence in using colour in the future!

This workshop is intended to be an enjoyable learning experience which shouldn't be too stressful. We can also have cake and coffee ☺️

To find out more or to book a place please visit the events page at: www.alisonthomasartist.co.uk
Payment can be made online or if preferred you can pay by cash on the day - please contact Alison with plenty of notice if you would prefer to pay by cash on the day and she can book you in. Thanks!

21/04/2024

Fraser finished this still life yesterday in the morning children’s class. He is 3rd year at Ardrossan Academy so it’s been great practice for his national 5 coursework in his next year at school. It’s a lovely pastel drawing size A3 and he set up the composition himself.

Well done Fraser! 😊

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Some spaces are still available on this Thursday’s charcoal drawing for beginners workshop.

This buddha is an example of what you can do with this versatile material - it was drawn by Anne who had never used charcoal before - took a few classes but so worth it!

If you are interested in having a go yourself then please visit the events page at: www.alisonthomasartist.co.uk to find out more and book in - please contact me if you would rather pay by cash on the day 😊

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Only two spaces left on this workshop! Please visit the events page on www.alisonthomasartist.co.uk to find out more and to book in. A lovely way to spend an afternoon!

12/03/2024

This is Annette’s finished bullfinch from the Tuesday morning group. We used acrylic paints and metallic gold leaf for the background. I think he is lovely, well done! 😊

11/03/2024

A workshop for anyone who has always fancied a go at charcoal drawing and brushing up your drawing skills! A friendly environment to learn and experiment and eat cake 🍰🍰!

This event will take place at the Courtyard Studios, Irvine. Please contact me here or visit the events page at: www.alisonthomasartist.co.uk to find out more and book in. Payment options are available.

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There are still spaces on the charcoal drawing for beginners workshop coming up on Thursday 21st March, 1-4/4:30 pm.

We will learn how to use this popular medium through a series of demonstrations and talks by experienced artist and tutor Alison Thomas. An enjoyable, informative afternoon with cake and coffee too! £30 including materials.

To find out more and book in please visit the events page at: www.alisonthomasartist.co.uk

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We had a good afternoon today at the introduction to drawing workshop, very productive! We experimented with pencil, charcoal and pens to sketch and shade various shapes and forms. The next workshop will be charcoal for beginners 1-4/4:30 pm on March 21st. To find out more and book in please visit my website/events page at: [email protected]" rel="ugc" target="_blank">[email protected]

04/03/2024

This is Anne’s Picasso lady pastel drawing, I love it! She has drawn the image out in charcoal and then chosen her own colour scheme including for the hair and eyes. It’s her first pastel drawing so well done!

I will be doing some pastel classes after the summer if anyone wants to learn how to use them. I also have a charcoal workshop coming up on the 21st March which you can read more about on the events page at:
www.alisonthomasartist.co.uk

Photos from Ayrshire Art Classes's post 10/02/2024

Fraser has been working really hard on improving his analytical drawing as preparation for his national 5 next year. Really good for a 3rd year! Well done Fraser 😊. He is aiming to produce a finished still life drawing including some red of the objects he has been studying.

A new class for children aged 8-12 years is beginning on Saturday 17th February 1:30-3pm. Classes are £12 each. Please contact me for more details and to book in, only 3 spaces available.

05/02/2024

'Introduction To Drawing' Thursday 7th March, 1-4pm, £30.

Have you always fancied a go at drawing but don't know where to start? This workshop will unravel some of the common problems may beginners face with the challenge of drawing. Lots of tips, demonstrations and exercises to help you get over the fear of observational drawing.

Tea, coffee and cake to help us along the way too!

Visit www.alisonthomasartidt.co.uk and click on the 'classes' tab on the menu to find out more and how to book in.

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The childrens class had fun finishing our Andy Warhol inspired pop art project this morning. These are some of our finished works, love them!

We drew a boot each and then created copies and stencils. We finished by transferring oil pastel for a sharp black outline. We began to write about what we did in our sketchbooks.

Well done everyone!

29/01/2024

Ayrshire Art Classes will be offering a range of half day workshops from March onwards! Thursdays for drawing and painting and Saturdays for felting activities.

I am in the process of creating event pages where you can find out more about each individual workshop and purchase tickets.

Please let me know if you want to know any more about anything on the list here. Thanks!

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We have been busy in the children’s art class this morning! Still life for the older students who are doing higher and national 5 at school.

The P7’s have been looking at Pop Art and we are making some Andy Warhol style converse boots. Still in the early stages but I will post some of the finished works!

A new children’s afternoon class for 8-12’s will begin on Saturday 17th February, 1:40-3pm. Please contact Alison through Ayrshire Art Classes page for more details or to book in. Classes are £12 each payable in blocks of typically 6 weeks, the first two are offered on a pay-as-you-go-basis. We cover drawing, painting,3D and sometimes textiles and everyone gets a sketchbook x

01/01/2024

Happy new year to all students, followers and likers of Ayrshire Art Classes! Thought we could start 2024 with a lovely pastel drawing by Fraser from the children’s Saturday morning art class. Well done Fraser!

A new Saturday afternoon class for 8-12’s will begin 17th February, if you are interested please let me know and I can send you some more information. Thank you 😊

Photos from Ayrshire Art Classes's post 25/12/2023

Merry Christmas from Ayrshire Art Classes!

Grace made this beautiful hanging reindeer in the children’s Saturday morning class. I think it’s lovely!

I will be starting a new afternoon group for 8-12’s in the new year, please let me know if you are interested. I will post about it soon xx

Photos from Ayrshire Art Classes's post 18/11/2023

We had so much fun this afternoon making these wet felted baby penguins! A lot of work but so worth it, well done everyone 😊 I will be doing more felt workshops in 2024 x

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These are some of the felt brooches we made at Harbour Arts Centre on Saturday, they look great!

We had a great time learning about needle felting and hopefully I will doing something else felt based in the near future.

I will keep you posted 😊

Photos from Ayrshire Art Classes's post 15/10/2023

I have two spaces left on this if anyone is interested?

I think it would be a lovely activity for a parent and child to share, I have done this with 11 years + and they loved it.

No experience necessary!

You can book on my website events page at:

www.alisonthomasartist.co.uk

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Enjoyable Learning

At Ayrshire Art Classes the aim is to provide interesting and useful information and experience to those wishing to dabble or to take things further.

Run by a professional artist with 18 years + teaching experience, various mediums and approaches to art are encouraged within classes for children and adults alike. Drawing and demonstrations feature strongly within the various projects provided.

Class sizes are small - no more than 6 people at a time lets the artist have more one on one time with each student.

CLASS TIMETABLE, AVAILABILITY & PRICING:

Adult classes are £12 each payable in a block of typically 6-8 weeks in one or two instalments.

Adult Classes - Monday's 2:30-4.30 pm - full
- Tuesday's 10-12 am - full
- Wednesday's 10-12 am - full

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Just some of the activities included in upcoming workshops.  I intend to do the acrylic bee over the summer holidays, I ...
We have been busy in the children’s art class this morning!  Still life for the older students who are doing higher and ...
These are some of the felt brooches we made at Harbour Arts Centre on Saturday, they look great!  We had a great time le...
All the best wishes for 2023 to students and followers of Ayrshire Art Classes!  Baby handmade felt penguin courtesy of ...
My children classes have been making shadow puppet theatre’s, this is Eva’s, think it’s fab!  I will be doing children’s...

Location

Address


Courtyard Studio, Studio 'M' 126-128 Harbour Street
Irvine
KA128PZ

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
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