Online Painting Classes with Nick Archer

Need help with creativity? Would you like to connect with others in times of lockdown and social distancing? Our resident artist Nick Archer can help: He will be doing Online Painting Classes focusing on still life, portraiture, tonal drawing using charcoal, colour theory, painting using photography as reference and mono printing at home. The classes are structured around 3 x 40 min online sessions using ‘zoom‘, a free tool to connect in group video sessions.

If you wish to join you need a laptop, a decent internet connection and follow these steps:

  1. Email Nick Archer on He will give you further details including course prices and a link.
  2. Download ‘zoom client for meeting’ for free via
  3. Use the link Nick sent you as explained in his email to you.

You can find out more about Nick’s online classes by following his Instagram account ‘artclassesinrye‘.

Online-Workshop: Working from Photographs

Nick Archer will show demonstration films, look at the work of other artists and analyse the work participants produce over the week.

3 x 40 minute sessions on Zoom: Monday Dec 7,
Wednesday Dec 9 and
Monday Dec 14

Price: £22.00
Find out more (PDF)

Please email Nick Archer to book.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic all our face-to-face classes at Rye Creative Centre are put on hold for the time being, but will resume when it is safe to meet again. Stay safe, stay healthy everyone!

Painting with Nick Archer

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Nick is starting an exciting new series of painting workshops and a mentoring program.

WEDNESDAY LIFE DRAWING: Weekly sessions on Wednesdays 5.30 – 7.30 pm for 6 weeks, starting 26th February.
Cost: £90 for all 6, £17 per class if less than 6 are booked (booked and paid for in advance) or £20 drop in fee per class.
The classes follow the traditional life drawing routine of a combination of short and long poses with a different model each week.

THURSDAY PAINTING: Weekly sessions on Thursdays 4.00 – 7.00 pm for 6 weeks, starting 27th February.
Cost: £100 or £19 per class if less than 6 are booked (booked and paid for in advance) or £22 drop in fee per class.
The subject matter will be ‘still life’ as Nick has access to some extraordinary sculls of a horse and a wild boar. The course will focus on colour, colour mixing and how to apply it – a hands-on course where Nick will be helping participants mix colours (mainly oil paint) and explain how to use complimentary colour mixing.

MENTORING PROGRAM offers one-to-one help and guidance on developing ones work through to professional practice as well as ways to exhibit your work and approach galleries. This is for those who have work in progress. It involves studio visits etc. The cost for this is £25 per hour including travel time.

For more information and to book a place contact Nick via email. Visit Nick’s website.

Wednesday Painting Group, Wednesdays 10am to 12.30pm

Collective of artists using a wide range of approaches, including drawing and painting from life models and still life using a variety of media.

For further information please contact Rye Creative Centre via 01797 229 797 or email.