FSC | Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Which course is suitable for you?

Most courses offer a combination of outdoor and studio-based activities, although the exact balance of demonstrations, individual or group activities and one-to-one tuition varies according to the length and type of course.

Our tutors, many of them professional artists and teachers, share their knowledge and skills, give constructive criticism and help you to develop your confidence.

There are courses for all abilities from complete beginners to experienced artists. The course titles and level descriptions highlight the degree of previous experience (if any) our tutors will be assuming when you meet on the first evening of a course. 'Beginners' courses start with basic principles. They show how you can appreciate and master essential techniques, using line, tone and colour to express form and ideas. If you already have some previous experience of painting in a particular medium or subject and wish to develop your style and technique further, choose an 'Improvers' course. Many courses are 'Open to Everyone'; here the tutor is happy to accommodate a range of individual requirements within the course structure.

Detailed course leaflets available direct from Centres give more information about the aims and objectives of each course and details of equipment and materials which you should bring with you. Please note that painting equipment and materials are usually not covered by our fees.