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about quay drawing

Quay Drawing is a small, family run, friendly business specialising in expert personal art tuition and classes.

Quay Drawing was started in 2012 by Pete Newell MA, painter and sculptor and Polly Pocock BA (Hons) fine artist.

Our first classes were working from the landscape at Fremington Quay. As the winter approached it became clear that we would need warmer locations! Our first premises were the newly renovated St. Anne's Chapel which, with the support of several institutions including ourselves, developed into an art centre. The unique history of the building gave opportunities for drawing, painting and print making. As our business developed we looked for larger and more flexible spaces. We ran successful life drawing classes in the Loughrigg Gallery in South Molton and one day events at Broomhill Sculpture Gardens together with various community centres. In January 2017 we decided to move to Barnstaple Baptist Church where we deliver three classes on a Tuesday. The space is warm and light with good facilities and parking close by.

In 2014 as a family, we moved to Bideford. The busy quayside and arrival of the SS Freshspring provided intriguing spaces to work in. In collaboration with SS Freshspring we run short courses and one day events. Our main location in Bideford is the wonderful Cafe Collective in Grenville Street. We use the quiet downstairs space for themed six-week classes such as still-life, portraiture and townscapes, the cafe providing delicious cakes and beverages.

We offer expert tuition guiding you through a variety of techniques, using a range of materials to produce drawings, paintings, prints and finished pieces. We both have significant experience in running art courses and all abilities are catered for in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. To find out a little more about your tutors click here.

Are you looking to improve your art skills?
In discussion with you we will provide subject matter which will both stimulate and develop your skills whatever your ability and previous experience. You will develop at your own pace and be supported to explore subjects which will allow you to apply skills and techniques both during the classes and in your own time.

Do you want to learn to paint and draw?
If you are a complete beginner or have had very little experience with painting and drawing, we can support and guide you through techniques which will develop your ability to create drawings and paintings using a range of media.

Print making courses.
We can offer print making courses as either one, two or three days or over several weeks. Techniques include mono printing, lino cuts, collagraphs and intaglio.

Are you planning a creative event?
Quay Drawing can create a bespoke course or one day event to suit your needs. We have organised corporate events, surprise birthday parties and team building days plus workshops.

To see more of our students' work please see our Quay Drawing Facebook page.

Terms and Conditions
Quay Drawing terms and Conditions can be found on our Terms and Conditions page, which has all course terms, payment, refund policy, personal data, insurance and general conditions.

Pete Newell

Pete Newell
MA, BA (Hons) Fine Art
Painter, Sculptor and Fine Art Lecturer

Polly Pocock

Polly Pocock
BA (Hons) Fine Art
Installation Artist, Film Maker and Fine Art Lecturer

courses

Quay Drawing offers expert tuition in painting and drawing at a variety of locations in North Devon including Barnstaple Baptist Church and Cafe Collective, Bideford.

You will be guided through a variety of techniques, using a range of materials to produce drawings, paintings and finished pieces.

All abilities are catered for in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Visit our courses page for a full list.

current courses:

dot  Art Classes at Bideford

dot  Painting and Drawing Morning class, Barnstaple Baptist Church

dot  Painting and Drawing Afternoon class, Barnstaple Baptist Church

dot  One day drawing course at RHS Rosemoor

dot  Drawing and Painting Course at RHS Rosemoor

dot  Printmaking in a Day at RHS Rosemoor

venues

Quay Drawing offers expert tuition in painting and drawing at a variety of locations in North Devon including Barnstaple Baptist Church and Café Collective, Bideford.

Visit our venues page for a full list.

current course venues:

dot  Cafe Collective, Bideford

dot  Barnstaple Baptist Church

dot  RHS Rosemoor, Torrington, Devon

 

contact us

If you have any queries regarding courses, venues or subject matter and media please feel free to contact us. For a full list of contact details please see our contact page, or alternatively use the "drop us a message" form here.

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