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The Urban Landscape: Painting and Drawing London


19 April – 5 July 2024 / 10.00 – 4.00pm
12 weeks / No half term break

Tutor: Melissa Scott-Miller & Natasha Lien

Course #: FR25

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This course runs during the Summer Term only.

London is able to offer the artist so many exciting opportunities, from the natural beauty of the great parks to the fascination of capturing figures in a busy street scene. Our group will spend time in a series of pre-arranged locations which you will be encouraged to explore by means of watercolour, oil painting, pastel and drawing media. Indoor options are planned so that you can get on with your work whatever the weather. Being part of a supportive and lively group will give you the confidence to tackle the challenge of working outside. We welcome all abilities.

Meet in the Library on the first Friday of term. The Library is located on the first floor at the front of the building (looking over Lots Road).

IMPORTANT: Please bring a hat and clothing to protect you from cold, rain or sun, as appropriate.

19 April – 5 July 2024 / 10.00am – 4.00pm
12 weeks / No half term break

Tutor: Melissa Scott-Miller & Natasha Lien

Course #: FR25

Course Materials

The main recommendation is to keep your equipment as practical and lightweight as possible; a few colours, plastic containers, light wooden easel, small tubes of paint, a few brushes etc.

The following list is for guidance. If you already have a lot of materials bring them, improvise, de-clutter before buying new things.

NB. Possibly the most important equipment is a hat and the sort of clothing which protects you against cold, rain or sun, depending on the weather.

Oil Painting

  • Lightweight folding wooden easel (eg W&N ‘Dart’). Box easel if you have one
    Supports: canvases or canvas boards. Buy sizes in pairs for ‘corking’ in travel
  • Cotton rags, eg old T-shirts.
  • Palette: lightweight wood or paper tear-off.
  • 2 small metal reservoirs for thinners etc
  • Pigments. A limited palette is recommended comprising 2 reds, 2 yellows and 2 blues.
  • Recommended to bring: Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cerulean Blue, French Ultramarine, Burnt Umber.
  • Brushes: Small, medium and large oil (hog) brushes between sizes 2-6


  • Plastic palette with compartments and reservoirs
  • One or two good quality brushes (sable or soft animal hair if possible, nylon if not) between sizes 4 to 8
  • Specialist watercolour paper min weight 140lb in block for support min size A4
  • Small sketch book
  • Kitchen roll
  • Plastic pots etc for water
  • Old water bottle (eg mineral water bottle)
  • Limited palette. Same colours as oils above but not white.
  • 3B pencil, putty rubber, sharpener


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