dennis parker summer 2020 art classes


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

9.30 – 11.30 am                  9 classes weekly                       £100


  • 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 27 April           ends 6 July           no class 25 May, 1 June

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 28 April           ends7 July           no class 26 May,2 June

Dappled Lit Bluebell Woodland

Pencil / Pastel / Pen & Wash / Mixed Media                       

Light filtering through branches and newly-grown yellow-green leaves onto the dappled woodland floor festooned with bluebells.



WEDNESDAY           starts 29 April           ends 8 July           no class 27 May, 3 June

Atmospheric Summer 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 30 April           ends 9 July           no class 28 May, 4 June

Summer Flower Studies

Drawing / Watercolour / Acrylic                      

As Wednesday watercolour class.



FRIDAY           starts 24 April           ends 10 July           no class 8, 29 May, 5 June

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 phone Dennis Parker on 0208 381 2392

Please post your cheque (not post-dated please) payable to Dennis Parker, to 55 Bush Grove, Stanmore, HA7 2DY


Current students have priority booking for Summer classes until 20 March. 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.

0208 381 2392 or for further information

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