Painting & Drawing, Lino Printing
The following courses were offered prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, teaching facilities and capacities at The Fenners are under review as a result of the pandemic so if you would like to enquire about these services please contact Digswell Arts using the details below.
Pre-Covid: Painting and Drawing
Pre-Covid these classes were held on Wednesdays 1-3pm
Students worked together on a theme, technique or process in a range of media and styles. They were encouraged to develop their individual ideas and abilities with support and advice from the tutor. Six week block £48.
Lino print workshop
Pre-Covid these classes were held on the last Friday of the month 10am – 1.00pm
Students developed ideas and images in Lino print and allied techniques. They were able to work on projects over a longer period of time, or smaller editions. All abilities were catered for. £10 each session
7 Openshaw Way
Letchworth, SG6 3EN
Wednesday – 1pm – 3pm
Last Friday of the month
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the questions we answer frequently, but if you have more questions, please fill out the form at the bottom.
What art supplies do I need to buy before attending a class?
Basic drawing equipment and sketch pads are essential. More specialised materials will be advised as the course develops.
I can't attend a class I signed up for, can I get a refund?
If you know of an absence in advance, we can take that off the advance paymen.
What happens if the weather is bad?
If the tutor cancels because of bad weather or other circumstances the session, it will be added onto the end of the course.
What other people say.
Without doubt the art classes led by Helen Mason at Fenners, Letchworth have been a great success. I have been coming to Fenners on a Wednesday for some years now and every week look forward to the ongoing challenge.
Helen provides a variety of artistic projects with lots of judicious encouragement and support for everyone in the group and in this environment it is easy to relax and enjoy trying new techniques and materials. We are lucky to benefit from the professional advice of a very good artist and tutor who clearly shows a keen interest the progress of everyone who attends.
The facilities at Fenners have improved over the last few years and offer a good space for students, artists and visitors. Letchworth is fortunate to have these studios and everything it provides not only for resident artists and students but also for people who enjoy seeing what the artists do and participating in Open Days if they wish to.
I hope that Fenners will continue to thrive not only as a collection of artists’ studios but also as a space for educational endeavour in the arts.
I attend the weekly art class run by Helen Mason at Fenner’s Studios.
Prior to attending these classes, I had been interested particularly in watercolour painting but had little idea how to go about it.
Helen has really helped me to attempt not only watercolours but other mediums and techniques such as drawing (which personally I am most comfortable with), acrylic painting, lino printing, screen printing and collagraph all of which she demonstrates. This has given me the confidence to move out of my comfort zone and attempt/experiment with these which I have found that I really enjoy.
She has also guided us through how to read paintings which has given me a greater interest in viewing the old masters and understanding what the paintings are telling us, which makes them more interesting.
We all look forward to and really enjoy these classes.
I have enjoyed the art classes with Helen for four years. She has taught me so much and given great encouragement for all in our classes. Lino and screenprinting classes have produced images that have gone on to be produced as Christmas cards (that only the favoured receive).
I look forward to learning more and may be included in an exhibition of our work.