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 spring 2021 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 18 Jan           ends 22 March           no class 22 Feb

Winter Teasels & Hogweeds

Drawing / Watercolour / Acrylic / Oil                         

These distinctive seed heads create intriguing silhouettes as they interleave and interweave against a background of winter trees or brooding winter sky.


TUESDAY           starts 19 Jan           ends 23 March           no class 23 Feb

Wet & Windy Town Centre

Pencil / Pastel / Pen & Wash / Mixed Media                       

Figures huddled and blown under unwieldy umbrellas in a cityscape perspective, with the added dynamic of driving rain and reflecting puddles.



WEDNESDAY           starts 20 Jan           ends 24 March           no class 24 Feb

Atmospheric Spring 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.


 starts 21 Jan             ends 25 March           no class 25 Feb

Bejewelled Spider Webs

Drawing / Watercolour / Acrylic / Mixed Media  

Bejewelling water droplets reveal the intricate geometry of these silken masterpieces.                   



FRIDAY           starts 22 Jan           ends 26 March           no class 26 Feb

Winter Woodland / Tulip Studies

Drawing / Watercolour / Acrylic                        

As Wednesday.


To book your place please email Dennis at

Current students have priority booking for Spring classes until 11 December. 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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