The aim of these art classes is to provide students with the skills to achieve their creative goals.
Beginners are taught the formal elements of drawing and painting i.e. line, tone, shape, form and colour with tuition given in the technical skills of the main forms of media e.g. oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolour, gouache, charcoal, collage etc.
Students are encouraged to experiment and form their own style. They are also encouraged to research and explore the relevance of art history to their own work as they progress. The groups are open to people of all levels and are friendly, informal and of a size where one-to- one tuition is possible.
Rosie has been involved in art education since 1976 and has been running private art groups since 1991.


TIMETABLE  September – December 2022 (12 weeks)

Half-term November 2; 3; 4

WEDNESDAY 19.00 – 21.00

Drawing/painting/ portraiture

Max 6

Studio September 14 – December 7

Half-term Nov 2


THURSDAY 10.00- 13.00

Drawing and painting

Max 14

HOUSTON ROOM, Belmont Tower, BELFAST September 15 – December 8

Half-term Nov 3


FRIDAY 10.00 – 13.00

Drawing and painting

Max 14


HOUSTON ROOM, Belmont Tower, BELFAST September 16 – December 9

Half-term Nov 4


Places will only be reserved on return of a booking-form and the course fee or a non-returnable deposit of £50
Please contact me for online payment


DATE: to be arranged

VENUE: Houston Room, Belmont Tower, Belfast, BT4 3FG

Fee: (includes model fee)

We will be working from a model. We will be looking at proportions, form, tonal values, composition

and colour-mixing for skin tones   

Choice of painting medium your own

 The workshop will be limited to minimum 6 people/maximum 7 people.     

Suitable for all levels


DATES: Aug 6 10am – 2pm

VENUE: McClure Room Belmont Tower Belfast BT4 3FG

COST: £25

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  1. Jo Beckett


    I was driving past Belmont Tower today and noticed your sign.

    I have looked at the schedule and realise I have missed quite a few classes.
    I would be interested in the still life classes @£45 I realise I have missed the first session of this also, is it possible to attend the next two sessions of this workshop?
    Many thanks
    Jo Beckett


  2. Anna Lo

    Hi, Rosie. I used to draw in pencils/charcoal and paint in acrylic in my younger days but with a family and a full-time job I gave up art some 37 years ago. Since retirement In 2016, I have gone back to drawing in pencil, charcoal and pastel. I am interested particularly in portraiture and would like to progress to oil or acrylic painting although I would probably also benefit from some formal tutoring in pastel. I would like to know if you have any workshops in the summer months from June to August and express my interest for your classes in the autumn. Anna


    1. Hi Anna, Thank you for your email. The only workshop during the summer months is the Donegal sketching holiday Aug 4 – Aug 7. Regular classes will begin again on September 11, 12, 13. In addition I will probably run a portrait workshop in the autumn. Wednesday evening would be best for drawing/painting/portraiture or Thursday afternoon for oil painting. I will send out details of the new courses around the beginning of August. They will also be posted on the website. Hope this helps, Kind regards Rosie


  3. Ruth Middleton

    Rosie ,is it too late to join your classes , ( would there be a discount or could I make up the classes by joining other course nights / days.
    Thank Ruth


  4. Katherine Nixon

    Hello Rosie
    Cataracts healed! Wld like to join your thursday morning classes in Houston Room, Belmont Tower Thursday morning beginning 9th January. Hope you might still have places? Katherine


  5. Hi, can you please email me when classes are available again or add me to your mailing list? Wednesday evenings are best for me. Thanks! Charlotte


  6. Glynis Millar

    Hi I have been looking for an alternative art class. Would you mind emailing me when the Thursday morning classes are likely to start. Many thanks


    1. Hi Glynis, Please send me your email address and I’ll send details of the autumn courses. Classes start September 16. Regards Rosie


  7. Janet Irwin

    Hi Rosie,
    I would be very interested in the life drawing classes. I know they’re not running at the moment but how would they be advertised if they resume.
    Thanks Janet


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