The next session of Make your Mark starts on 19th February 2018.

This course only runs once a year, you can join the wait list below to be the first to hear when the doors are open.  Scroll down further to read more about the course.

The Course Breakdown

Part 1 - Research

This is the fun part, getting out into the real world and finding inspiration. By the end of this lesson you will have:

  • Collected primary and secondary sources of inspiration
  • Responded to them in your sketchbook using mixed media
  • Delve deep into a subject area that you really find exciting
  • Broadened your knowledge and understanding of a particular theme
  • Understand how to visually record your inspiration
  • Explored a vast variety of possible starting points
  • Removed your preconceived ideas of what the end result might be
  • An understanding of the design cycle
Part 2 - Materials & Technique

It’s time to loosen up and respond to your research. By the end of this lesson you will have:

  • Chosen your preferred materials & theme
  • Responded to your initial research through experimentation
  • An understanding of how other artists approach their work
Part 3 - Delving Deeper

By the end of this lesson you will have:

  • Explored your chosen theme and medium in great depth by relating them to each other.
  • Explored formal elements, such as texture, tone and line.
  • An awareness of how long it takes you to produce your work
  • An understanding of how you approach your own work
  • Used formal elements to improve your use of marks and tone
Part 4 - Colour

This lesson is all about colour and by the end of this lesson you will have:

  • Experimented with colour and developed a unique palette that best fits the direction of your work.
  • An understanding of the differences in colour theory and the science behind it
  • Used your grey scale key to become conscious of your representation of colour
  • A better understanding of how you can exploit colour in your work
Part 5 - Deconstruct an Image

It’s time to connect with your why. Why this colour? Why this mark? By the end of this lesson you will have:

  • Developed analytical skills by questioning your own work and that of others.
  • The ability to identify why a piece of art makes you feel the way it does
  • An understanding of how you can use that same analysis to communicate to your own audience
  • More confidence to use your own experience and background to form an opinion on art
  • Learn how to ‘read’ an image
Part 6 - It's all About You

You will collate all your work and by looking back you will review your journey. By the end of this lesson you will have:

  • Enough research to take your work to the next level and create a finished work of art
  • Collated all your work and put it into order
  • Found a way to present and show your work
  • Reflected over your journey
  • Produced an in-depth body of work that you can draw upon in the future
  • Produced a highly exciting resource that is unique to you


Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

Do I need previous art experience?

What materials do I need before the course starts?

How do online courses work? Do I need to be at my computer at a certain time?

How is the Course Material Delivered?

Will the course material be available after the class has ended?

Will I get feedback on my work?

I’m going to be away for some of the course, will this be a problem?

How much time per week do I need to set aside for this course?

I’m not a UK resident, is this course for me?

How do I pay for the course?