A life creative

Christine Hopwood    07872 496734   christinehopwood@hotmail.co.uk        

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Individual tuition is £15 per hour

Group tuition is £15 per person/per 3 hour session  and is for maximum of 5 persons in my studio.  

I am happy to travel within a 10 mile radius and will arrange venue hire for over 8 or more persons…if you have a group who would like a workshop or course please ask for more details.

1 day workshops are also available - these will be posted on here and social media.  They are also available by arrangement and can be on drawing, painting, clay sculpture.  Please call to discuss your requirements.   Typically these will be from 10am to 4pm and cost £45 per person.    


Structured courses:

Drawing Course   

Wk 1 - Elements of drawing/ Materials & Workspace

Wk 2 - Composition - Rule of Thirds, Golden Section, Diamond Guide. Digital tools.

Wk 3 - Proportion. Block-in/Envelope method.

Wk 4 - Perspective. Simple (one-point) and Complex (multi-point)

Wk 5 - Drawing complex images - figures, animals and moving objects.

Wk 6 - Moving into colour.

Advanced Drawing Course   

Wk 1 - Still Life

Wk 2 - Landscape/Seascape - The Natural Environment

Wk 3 - Townscape  - Architecture and Urban Environment

Wk 4 - Creatures - Animals, Insects & Birds

Wk 5 - People - Figures and portraits

Wk 6 - Allegory - Telling a story


I teach art in most common media.

I provide instuction leaflets, demo techniques and always use a little bit of art history to help illustrate and contextualise.  


Formal techniques taught:

          Elements of drawing



Colour theory


Traditional oil painting

Drypoint and lino cut printmaking



Media taught::


Coloured Pencil

Charcoal and chalk

Soft Pastels




Pen and wash,  ink and bistre.

Mixed media


Lino cut

Genres:   life; still life; landscape, townscape and seascape;