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Direct Drawing and Painting


25 September – 11 December / 6.30pm – 9.00pm
12 weeks / No half term break

Tutor: Sarah Jane Moon

Course #: WD42

places available


Direct Drawing and Painting

The subject matter of this course is varied, from still life to life drawing and portraiture.

You will be introduced to a variety of methods and materials and encouraged to try a range of approaches such as using a limited palette in both oil and acrylic. There will be an emphasis on an expressive and direct approach to observational drawing and painting that combines accuracy and dynamism.

All levels of experience are welcome, including beginners.



25 September – 11 December / 6.30pm – 9.00pm
12 weeks / No half term break

Tutor: Sarah Jane Moon

Course #: WD42

Course Materials


● Notebook
● Charcoal (willow)
● Apron / painting shirt
● A palette knife (metal, triangular, 1-2 inch blade)
● Palette (flat – wooden / plastic or tear off)
● Brushes (hog / synthetic, range of sizes)
● Low odour thinners, Sansodor
● Dippers with lids and a jam jar for solvent
● Kitchen towel and rags


● Titanium white
● Cadmium Yellow
● Cadmium Red
● Ultramarine Blue

Please only bring low odour thinners with you or buy them from school shop. For health and safety reasons we do not allow the use of white spirit or turpentine at Heatherleys. 

Tutor Bio

Sarah Jane Moon is a painter who specialises in portraiture and figurative painting. Her work explores identity, gender and connection to place. Physically, her paintings are large, gestural and suffused with a love of colour, surface and her chosen medium: oil paint.

She has exhibited widely, including with the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, New English Art Club and the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. A recipient of the Arts Charitable Trust Award, the Bulldog Bursary for Portraiture, her work has consistently been recognised for its ambition and singularity. It has also been featured in Time Magazine, The Guardian, Wallpaper*, Studio International and other publications.

Moon is based in the UK, although was raised in New Zealand and has lived in Japan, Malaysia and Australia. She has postgraduate qualifications in Art Theory, Curatorial Practice and Portraiture. In the UK, Moon works in London and Sussex and when in New Zealand she paints in the Bay of Plenty.


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