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Autumn 2023: Painting with Specialist Brushes

Venue: Online

Deadline to apply: 11/09/2023

Dates: This workshop will run on Saturdays for three weeks from Saturday 16th September 2023 until Saturday 30th  September 2023. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

How to use specialist brushes to improve your painting skills.

The techniques that you will learn during this course can be used for lots of different craft applications, as well as fine art painting and illustration. We will experiment with a different brush each week. As well as learning how to use a range of brushes, you will experiment with painting using glaze medium to create layered effects. In our last session we will paint an image using all of the brushes and techniques that you have learnt. You will learn how to use: fan brushes, stencilling brushes, filbert brushes, sword-liners and riggers.


This workshop will be run by the highly experienced Creative Dimension Trust tutor Sarah Hocombe. Sarah is a fresco painter and illustrator, with a special interest in silhouettes. Her illustration work has featured on products for well-known brands. Sarah is an experienced Creative Dimension Trust Tutor, and was a Visiting Lecturer at UAL for many years.



This workshop will start daily at 9:30am and finish at approximately 4pm.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

TCDT workshops give a chance to develop a range of transferable skills and valuable insight to possible career paths. Some of the career choices our alumni have pursued include; Architecture, Engineering, Fine Art, Jewellery Making, Art Conservation, Glass Working, Theatre Design, Fashion Design, Costume Design – the list is growing!


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have good hand-eye co-ordination. In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 10 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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