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Do you want to learn how to get the most out of acrylic paints? Come and learn how to create expressive and colourful seascapes and landscapes in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Learn to mix colours and apply paint using brushes and palette knives. You will experiment with various techniques befefore working on a final canvas painting using an image of your choice.

You will need to bring some brushes, acrylic paints, a sketch pad and a canvas. These materials can be bought cheaply on the internet or locally at Wilkinsons, WH Smith and other stockists.  You will be provided with a detailed list of materials when you enrol. 

Beaumont's evening language classes are for adults. Develop your conversational, reading, writing and listening skills with experienced adult teachers. Most are native speakers. Classes are stimulating, friendly and fun, with the focus on developing conversational skills alongside reading and listening. You will be advised which course books to buy. Look on the individual course pages for more details about each language class.

Classes run for ten weeks per term and are structured to run for three terms during the year, providing 30 classes in total.

Beginners Courses are suitable for people with no knowledge of the language or who have a little knowledge and wish to start learning from the beginning again. We start in September and continue throughout the Spring and Summer Term, so if you wish to join the Beginners Course in either January or May you will need to have some experience of the language already. 

Continuers Courses are for those who have been learning for about a year. They are a continuation of the beginners course from last year, but are of course open to anyone with some experience of speaking the language. 

Intermediate Courses are for those who have been learning for two years or more or who have done GCSE or O Level in the past and would like to refresh their skills. These classes are non-exam classes which will be following the GCSE syllabus.

Advanced Classes are suitable for those who are post GCSE standard.  There is a wide range of experience levels in these classes. 

Monday 7-9pm

  • Spanish Continuers Afternoon Class 
  • Spanish Continuers Evening Class  
  • French Beginners second term 
  • Italian Continuers 
  • Italian Advanced
  • German Intermediate (GCSE non exam class) 
  • Spanish beginners second term 

Tuesday 7 - 9pm

  • German Advanced
  • Spanish Advanced 

Wednesday 7 - 9pm

  • Italian Beginners  second term 
  • German Beginners second term
  • Spanish Intermediate ( GCSE non exam class)   

Thursday 7 - 9pm

  • Italian Intermediate
  • German Continuers 
  • Spanish Intermediate  


Create your own individual one-off textile pieces experimenting with a range of decorative techniques including: fabric painting, free machine embroidery, hand embroidery, applique-painted bondaweb, dissolvable fabric. Make a bag, table runner, cushion cover or decorative wall hanging or item of your choice. Suitable for beginners as well as those who have attended previous courses.


" Lyndsey is an inspirational and gifted teacher. She inspires us to experiment and develop our skills and ideas using fabrics and other materials. It is wonderful to use the school facilities and equipment to try new things . I have produced some lovely textile pieces and have learned so much, how to use freehand machine embroidery, to use batik methods, to use wet and needle felting and appliqué . With Lyndsey's encouragement and teaching I have gained confidence and love my two hours on a Wednesday evening. " 

"It has been great spending time with people who enjoy being creative and Lynsey is such an encouraging teacher." JH


To enrol for the course, email or call Carole on 01727 754113.


"It's a fabulous course - am enjoying it immensely." BR

"The textiles course is a oasis in my busy and demanding life. I love the creativity it brings out in me. I don’t manage to finish many pieces of work, but the skills and work I learn are varied and new. I love felt making and batik and I would never had the opportunity to try either anywhere else. Thank you for putting such a great course on." MJ

See the testimonials page for more feedback on this course.

This course aimes to develop your confidence through exploring personal values, attitudes to change, assertiveness and sources of inspiration.  It is led by an experienced facilitator who is able to create a warm friendly and fun environment.  it's a good starting point for anyone who is planning a life change or career change.

Courses are funded by HAFLS ( Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning.) 

"Louisa ( our manager) gave us invaluable skills to be able to manage things and make us think.  I make myself step out of my comfort zone. " 


You may also be interested in the following courses also running on Thursday mornings from 9.30 am to 11.30 noon:

  • Boost Your Confidence 7 June to 5 July 2018


Introduction to Water Colours

Ideal for beginners.  During this five week course you will learn:

  • about the papers, paints and brushes we use for water colours, 
  • how to stretch paper on a board,
  • how to lay down basic washes, colour theory, painting neutrals, tonal painting ( one colour), 
  • about creating simple landscape and flower pictures,
  • how to make basic bush marks, getting to grips with wet in wet technique, dealing with mistakes and using masking fluid.
  • We will look at a achieving a simple still life, painting with washes and introduce some creative techniques eg use of wax and salt.



NB you will be supplied with a list of materials to bring with you including brushes, paper, paint etc.  It is very important to buy the correct paper to achieve good results. Materials can be bought from W H Smiths, HobbyCraft, Rymans or a local art shop. Tiger in St Albans has some materials, as does ArtScape in Harpenden or you can buy on Amazon.

AnnMarie is a local artist who has years of experience in teaching as well as selling her own work and responding to commissions.  

Feedback from students of earlier courses: 

"AnnMarie's relaxed and encouring approach was just the tonic needed to give me the confidence to pick up a brush and just have a go. This easy going approach also left room for us, her pupils, to develop our own painting style...Great course!"

"I have attended several of the BeauSandVer consortium art classes and have enjoyed every one. The teaching standards are high, the tutors very professional and welcoming. The classes provide not only technical skills but also creative direction and inspiration. Having access to these sorts of facilities on my doorstep is fantastic and has allowed me to return to something I loved to do but over the years fell by the wayside. I would highly recommend the courses to anyone who would like to improve, begin or just get back into art." MO

"I really enjoyed the introductory course...AnnMarie gave us lots of info in a short space of time... is very encouraging at all times, never critical and generous with her materials and advice."