Painting & Drawing Classes

Time to get creative!

Each year LU Arts offers evening classes in Painting & Drawing for students, staff and members of the public.

There are two sets of classes (9 evenings a term), one on a Tuesday evening and the other on a Thursday evening, starting w/c 8th October 2018. Please note these are independent classes and are not interchangeable.

The painting & drawing class is a broad and varied art course, which is suitable for both beginners and returning learners. Over the 9 week course topics will include drawing from observation, working in a variety of wet and dry media and lino printing.

Take a look at some of the amazing work produced previously here....


Every Tuesday or Thursday evening, 7-9pm from 9th/ 11th October to 11th/13th December 2018.
Please note: there will be no classes running w/c 15th October.


LU Arts Project Space, Edward Barnsley Building (above Cope Auditorium)

How much?

Loughborough University students - £45.00

General public and Loughborough University staff – £90.00  

This fee includes all materials.

The 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 also 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.

Booking your place

Bookings for our autumn/winter 2018 classes are now open. Please click here to book:

Please note places are limited and the booking system is strictly on a first come first serve basis. To secure a place, you'll need to pay for it at the time of booking. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any returns.

If you have any queries about the courses please contact David Bell at or call 01509 222 881.


Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

01509 222 948