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Thu, 14 Sept


Westbury Arts Centre

Art for Returners to Art. 12-Week Course

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Art for Returners to Art. 12-Week Course
Art for Returners to Art. 12-Week Course

Time & Location

14 Sept 2023, 09:30 BST – 07 Dec 2023, 11:30 GMT

Westbury Arts Centre, Foxcovert Road, Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes MK5 6AA

About the Event


Painting and drawing for returners to art.

Haven’t picked up a pencil or brush for years? Ready to get back to creating again?

This relaxed 12-week course helps you to brush up on your skills, or refresh you on long-lost experiences.


All levels are welcome; all you need is the will to create.


• Each week the tutor will suggest a theme, see below

• Either bring your own subject matter (still life, photo, etc) or use the tutor’s objects

• The tutor is on hand to give gentle and supportive guidance

• Enjoy two hours of personal and relaxing creativity


Please bring your own materials as we all have different ideas as to quality, range, etc. This also helps to reduce course fees.

Forgotten to bring your things? Don’t worry, it happens! The tutor will have a small range of pencils and paper, available at a small cost.


Drinks are provided by the venue and included in the price.


Themes are for reference only, and are subject to change

Theme: Hello 

Suggested Items: An item that gives you comfort

Theme: Line 

Suggested items: An object from nature, use line to define

Theme: Elevenses 

Suggested items: A snack to draw, or use coffee or tea as a medium

Theme: Head and shoulders 

Suggested items: Draw each other, or bring a photo

Theme: Composition 

Suggested items: A few small objects, like dice. Look at how placement of items affects an image


Gill is a freelance professional artist, student and educator, working and volunteering with local charities and education settings in the arts sector, focusing on young people, mental health and curation.

She has experience in many techniques and media, with contemporary drawing being her specialism.

She completed her foundation diploma in Art & Design at Milton Keynes College before enrolling on her degree course.

At university, Gill had time and space to investigate skills and experiences, challenge preconceptions, push boundaries, then hone her resulting strengths.

During these studies, she took inspiration and reference from artists who also, either fill the page with subconscious, intricate marks, as did Madge Gill and Unica Zurn, or use rules such as Bridget Riley and Sol LeWitt.

Responding to “Line Let Loose” by David Maclagen, she challenges herself to consider the psychology of ‘meta-doodling’, which is leading to a richer appreciation and distillation of her work




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