Courses For Adults – Distance Learning (Online)


Artspace’s Adult Education funded ‘Distance Learning’ programme has been designed to enable home learning.  Courses are 8 weeks long and are delivered on ZOOM. Artspace will send a package of art materials directly to your home and you can participate in a weekly zoom workshop and receive follow up support via telephone and/or email.

Enrolment: To express your interest in a place or for more information, please email and provide your name, phone number and the title of the course you are interested in and we will get back to you.

Costs:  £45 (*£25 concessions) for an eight week course of hour long zoom workshops, including all materials and resources.

 *Concessionary rates apply for people with disabilities or on means tested benefits.  Courses are FREE for people with fewer than 5 GCSE’s (level 2).  Please contact us to discuss your eligibility.

Click here to download a copy of our Summer 2023 programme


Colourful print of flowers

Cultivating Paradise: The Garden in Art, with Aileen Wright

Starts Monday 8th May 2023 / 8 weeks with a 1 week break

3:00pm – 4:00pm (on Zoom)

Celebrate the colours of summer in this online course that focuses on artists who have found inspiration in their gardens and in nature. We will discuss the symbolism of the flower in art throughout history and we will look at the beautiful garden paintings of Monet, Klimt and Matisse. We will see how Frida Kahlo was inspired by her garden and take in the flower paintings of Georgia O’Keefe and the Surrealists. And, delving further back in history, we will see how gardens have been represented in art and pattern in different periods. Drawing inspiration from all of this we will create our own colourful mixed media artworks that  reflect the beauty of the summer garden.


A photograph of the word 'sidewalk' made from concrete, the word ' simple' made from string and the word 'crumb' made from toast

Fun with Fonts! with Warren Day

Starts Thursday 4th May 2023 / 8 weeks with half term break

10:00am – 11:00am (on Zoom)

Have you noticed how influential typography is in our modern lives?  Called typefaces, there are thousands of different styles that can be used for different purposes such as product names, band names, book covers and chocolate bars! This course will give you the opportunity to learn a little more about how amazing typography is and how it is used in our society.  Using mixed media and unusual materials such as ice (yes ice) food, found objects and more, you will be able to create some really visually interesting physical fonts which can be photographed and capture forever.  Links to other artists, designers and typographers will be made to inspire you and further your research in order to develop a final outcome towards the end of the course.

Mixed Media art piece of decayed architecture

Aged and decaying Architecture, with Warren Day

Starts Thursday 4th May 2023 / 8 weeks with half term break

11.30am – 12:30pm (on Zoom)

Experiment with a number of mixed media techniques to achieve a range of outcomes that capture the beautiful imperfections of aged and decaying architecture.  We will attempt to capture the Brutalist concrete jungles  as seen in the 1950’s and 60’s, rusty corrugated iron roofs of sheds, intricate carved stonework from ancient civilizations.  You will have the opportunity to explore the use of a range of media and materials including the making of your own concrete canvas! Links to other artists will be made to inspire you and further your research in order to develop a final outcome towards the end of the course.

A photograph of hand drawing with a pencil

Black and White – Observing and Sketching, with Cherry Lyne

Starts Thursday 4th May 2023 / 8 weeks with half term break

1:00pm – 2:00pm (on Zoom)

The skill of observation and reproducing what you see on paper with pencil or pen can be learned and worked on. These skills benefit all areas of your art study.

Over 8 weeks we will look at drawing everyday objects and people with an emphasis on looking and drawing.

Suitable for both complete beginners and more advanced learners

Click here to see the gallery of previous adult courses at Artspace Cinderford