Because of COVID-19 and the necessity of social distancing, classes will be limited to seven or eight people, according to the room size.



dennis parker autumn 2020 art classes


Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Middx HA5 4EA

9.30 – 11.30 am                  9 classes weekly                       £115


  • For all levels from beginners to advanced

  • For those painting for pleasure as well as those working towards GCSE, A-level or degree

  • A choice of working in any media including drawing, painting (watercolour, pastel, acrylic, oil), mixed media, print making etc

  • A chance to have fun exploring all styles of interpretation from realism to abstraction, with demonstrations in all techniques

  • Opportunity to develop and gain guidance on your portfolio for art college, degree and postgraduate courses. 

For all classes, themes are suggested – not obligatory – so if you have other concepts you would prefer to explore you can do so instead, with Dennis’s help and guidance whilst navigating the creative process. 

Having explored essential techniques and styles students are encouraged to create original work from their own references, such as observational drawings and photographs, rather than images from magazines or the internet.


MONDAY           starts 21 Sept           ends 30 Nov           no class 26 Oct, 2 Nov

Reflections of Swans

Drawing / Watercolour / Acrylic                         

Their graceful shape and nuanced white plumage reflected in rippling water. Enjoy swanning about to get a few shots and sketches.


TUESDAY           starts 22 Sept           ends 1 Dec           no class 27 Oct, 3 Nov

Rolling Fields of Lavender

Pencil / Pastel / Pen & Wash / Mixed Media                       

Capture the light playing on the undulating landscape of mystic lavender, its rhythms and textures.



WEDNESDAY           starts 23 Sept           ends 2 Dec           no class 28 Oct, 4 Nov

Atmospheric Autumn Landscapes


An ideal class for beginners with no previous painting experience. We start with controlled colour mixing via three primary colours, then progress to a variety of exciting colour applications and techniques to develop confidence and produce expressive and atmospheric studies.

THURSDAY           starts 24 Sept             ends 3 Dec           no class 29 Oct, 5 Nov

Autumn Flower Studies

Drawing / Watercolour / Acrylic                      

As Wednesday watercolour class.



FRIDAY           starts 25 Sept           ends 4 Dec           no class 30 Oct, 6 Nov

Rock Pool Treasure Trove

Drawing / Watercolour / Acrylic / Mixed Media                       

Rocks, stones, sand, shells, fish etc – a universe in miniature and a plentiful source of inspiration for camera shots / sketching. The world is your oyster!



To book your place please email Dennis at

Booking deadline 28 August. for materials.

0208 381 2392 or for further information 



dennis parker shaping air - photoshoots with photographic model / ballerina


Within a small group, a unique opportunity to have a private photoshoot with an experienced photographic model/ballerina with the added dimension of professional photographic lighting. Artists wishing to explore the aesthetic of classical life poses, the fluidity of dance/movement and more unusual physically demanding short term photographic poses will be guided through the alchemy of photo composition using light, angle and shadow. Studio lighting, in tandem with filters and reflectors, enables us to explore ‘in-camera:’ framing a shot, perspective, subtleties and nuances of colour playing on the human form, plus the impact of angle and degree of light and shadow (chiaroscuro). Essential knowledge of your own camera, whether it is compact, bridge or DSLR, includes how to access: shutter priority, aperture priority, ISO and exposure compensation, to maximise the potential of the shoot. Price on application.

0208 381 2392 or for further information

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