Painting and drawing classes

Learn a range of techniques and styles in this broad and varied mixed ability art class.

Experienced tutor Jo Sheppard will teach you a variety of styles and techniques in this class, which is suitable for beginners and those with more art experience. Topics covered will include drawing from observation, lino printing and working in a variety of wet and dry media. 

Please note that this class is not open to under 16s.


Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7-9pm, during term time. The next courses will start w/c 16 January 2023 and will end w/c 20 March 2023. Both courses are 10 weeks long. For the spring term 2023 we are running an additional class on Wednesday evenings during the same dates.


Room 63.1.20 and 63.1.21, First Floor, Edward Barnsley Building


  • Loughborough University students - £50 (Tuesday night)
  • Loughborough University staff/members of the public - £100 ((Tuesday night)

This cost includes all materials.

How to book

All classes for the spring term 2023 have sold out following a priority booking period for our mailing list subscribers.

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There is step free access into the building and a lift is available to the first floor. 

If you have any specific access requirements or anything you would like us to be aware of when running the classes, please let us know via the booking form or email in advance of booking and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Tutor – Jo Sheppard

Following an Art and Design Foundation in North Lincolnshire, Jo undertook a Degree in Fine Art at Coventry University, graduating in 1991. She trained to become a teacher of art in 1996 and taught in secondary schools until 2002, before taking the plunge to work as a professional artist. Alongside her own studio practice painting she continues to teach adults, run workshops in schools and work as a participatory artist with mental health service users.

Jo exhibits frequently in group shows and as a solo artist. She is an active member of the Loughborough based art group ArtSpace and the Leicestershire Society of Artists.