Tuition on Demand

Never miss out! Enjoy a selection of specially recorded Tutorials and Courses as well catch up with recordings of live workshops on a variety of subjects. Recorded Lessons are available to stream or download. Work through the lessons at your own pace and at a time suitable for you and get inspired! Plus there are also downloadable PDF media/techniques help pages and Activities sheets.
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Course Replays


Creative Nature Journaling
5 week Course

Regain your curiosity and wonder at the natural world through drawing and painting in this inspiring 5-week course that will teach you how to create and use a creative nature journal.

Keeping a sketchbook (in some form) is vital to artists or those learning to draw. This course will expand on the practice of drawing regularly, ‘putting in your pencil miles’ through observational drawing as well as encouraging you to think outside the box in how a sketchbook or nature journal can be used.

Your Tutor Bethany Y Milam will guide you through making and/or adapting a book to use as a Journal, personalising it to suit your needs, style and goals. Creating foldouts, overlays, pockets, flaps, using toned paper, collage, or painted pages.

There will be step by step demonstrations of drawing activities and various techniques for adding your observations into your journal. We will explore ways of using tonal paper and other backgrounds, mapping a walk or place, creating a calendar, using printmaking, collage, rubbings and found materials. We will also explore ways of combining words and pictures through illustrating a poem, adding written observations and annotations as well as how you might use sketchbook to develop finished paintings.

Suitable for all abilities including beginners. Keeping a nature journal or sketchbook of observations is a fun and creative way of learning, collecting and organizing your observations and thoughts, you do not need to be an artist or naturalist to enjoy this course.

What you will gain from the course:
• Get more from your sketchbooks, Journals and study pages through making or adapting a book to suit you and by regular drawing.
• Improve your drawing skills and learn various exercises for observational drawing.
• Increase your creativity and use of different media.
• Be curious and slow down, pay attention and experience wonder at the natural world.
• Spend time in nature, nurturing your sense of connectedness, wellbeing and calm.
• Have fun!

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Learn To Paint Skies In Acrylic
3 week Short Course

Learn to paint skies and clouds in acrylic with guidance from Tutor Bethany Y Milam. Working over three sessions you will paint three different skyscapes, a fine summer day, a stormy sky and a sunset. We will focus on painting clouds, weather and atmosphere, learning about colour theory, perspective and composition. You will be able to follow the live demonstrations step by step, exploring various painting techniques, asking questions and developing skills for future paintings. Participants will also have access to an online folder of resources, references and recordings. Suitable for all abilities including beginners. The sessions will last approximately two hours.

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Learn to Draw and Paint British Mammals.
6 week course.
Learn to draw and paint British Mammals. There are 28 native terrestrial mammals around the British Isles and we will be looking at drawing a selection of these, before concentrating on a few painted studies. The animals covered include; Red Fox, badger, Hedgehog, stoat, Mountain hare, red squirrel, otter, Hazel dormouse, harvest mice, wildcat, pine marten, wild boar, red deer, roe deer. There will be a mix of drawing activities leading towards longer painted studies. We will look at anatomy, gesture drawing, movement, fur textures, colour, working from beautiful reference photos and occasional videos provided in an online folder and viewable on screen. This is a fun class with the chance to explore different media and techniques, working in pencil, charcoal, ink, pastel and watercolour, with demonstrations and tuition from artist and tutor Bethany Milam. Activities can be adapted to more limited media if needed. Suitable for all abilities including beginners.

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Learn to Draw and Paint Owls
Learn to draw owls one of nature’s most enigmatic nocturnal predators; the owl and create a characterful watercolour painting.
5 weeks. Suitable for all abilities including beginners. Learn to draw owls one of nature’s most enigmatic nocturnal predators; the owl and create a characterful watercolour painting. Over this 5-week course there will be a mix of drawing activities and longer painted studies. We will look at anatomy, gesture drawing, movement, feather textures and colour, working from beautiful reference photos and occasional videos provided in an online folder and viewable on screen. This will be a fun class with the chance to explore different media and techniques, working mainly in pencil, ink, and watercolour, with demonstrations and tuition from artist and tutor Bethany Milam. Activities can be adapted to more limited media if needed. Suitable for all abilities, including beginners. There are five resident owl species found in the UK, while worldwide there are about 250 species of owls. We will be looking at drawing a small selection of owl species during class, but you will be encouraged to learn more about your favourites through making study pages in your sketchbooks.

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LEARN TO DRAW AND PAINT BIG CATS
4 week course.
Learn to draw and paint Big Cats (tiger, lion, jaguar, leopard, snow leopard and cheetah). There will be a mix of drawing activities leading towards longer studies. We will look at anatomy, gesture drawing, movement, fur textures, colour and patterns, working from beautiful reference photos and videos provided in an online folder and viewable on screen. This will be a fun class with the chance to explore different media and techniques, working in pencil, charcoal, ink and watercolour, with demonstrations and tuition from artist and tutor Bethany Milam. Suitable for beginners.

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Video Tutorials


Path to the Beach

Learn how to paint 'Path to the Beach' with Bethany, following along  with the demonstration step by step as you create your own painting. In this video Bethany demonstrates a range of techniques from washes to Sgraffito as she paints this calming seaside scene.  Learn new skills as Bethany shares with you useful painting tips. Suitable for beginners and improvers. On Demand video Tutorials mean that you can paint at your own speed and at a time that suits you, pause and rewind as required. Video length: 2 hours (available to stream). Also included as a downloadable PDF file: Materials list, Reference photo, Drawn outline, Links.
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Secretary Bird

Painting Tutorial: Secretarybird in Watercolour
Learn how to paint a fabulous Secretary Bird with Bethany, following along with the demonstration step by step as you create your own painting. In this video Bethany demonstrates a range of techniques from wet in wet washes to glazes as she paints this stunning and endangered African bird.  Learn new skills as Bethany shares useful painting tips with you. 
Suitable for Intermediate and Advanced Learners. On Demand video Tutorials mean that you can paint and draw at your own speed and at a time that suits you, pause and rewind as required. Video length: 2 hour 30 mins approx. (available to stream). 
To accompany the video tutorial is a downloadable PDF file, that includes: Materials lists and guide, Substitute colours guide, Reference photos, Outline drawing, Final Demonstration artwork, Step by step breakdown, Links
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Raccoon

Draw a Raccoon in Charcoal
Learn how to draw a Raccoon with Bethany, following along with the demonstration step by step using reductive drawing techniques in charcoal. In this video Bethany introduces the main types of charcoal, then demonstrates reductive drawing technique and furry mark making to create a tonal drawing of a cheeky racoon against a dark background.  Learn new skills as Bethany shares with you useful drawing tips including a little on measuring proportions and fixing your charcoal drawings. Suitable for beginners and improvers with some previous drawing experience. On Demand video Tutorials mean that you can paint and draw at your own speed and at a time that suits you, pause and rewind as required. Video length: 1 hour 40 mins (available to stream). Also included as a downloadable PDF file: Materials list, Reference photos.
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PDF Downloads

Watercolour Colour Mixing Tips Sheet
This Free page is packed with colour mixing information to help you create bright watercolours and avoid those muddy mixtures. Understand colour bias, how to create a colour wheel, use complementary colours and how to mix exciting blacks/greys. 1 page PDF download packed with colour mixing tips

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Primrose

Primrose colouring page
A free colouring page with 2 options' with and without the words; Happy Mother's Day.
JPG plain colouring page and JPG colouring page with the words; Happy Mother's Day, JPG example page coloured in, PDF happy mother's day version

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