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Patrick Oates – (Fine Art, Drawing, Life Drawing & Painting)

  • Academically-trained Figurative Fine Artist & Sculptor from Manchester
  • Retired as Head of Oldham School of Art & Design
  • Retired Historian and Archaeologist
  • Expert in early 20th century British Art

Patrick’s structured programmes for DRAWING AND PAINTING – are offered in both LANDSCAPE and LIFE DRAWING & PORTRAITURE

at 3 levels (each 5 night course attendable separately, each at a SPECIAL PRICE, offering supreme value for money), roughly equivalent to:


To encourage you, attend all three Stages of a programme and receive an additonal £100 credit to use at Higham.

The aim is to offer a structured programme for the serious development of artistic skills. In small groups, students can expect to develop both their practice and understanding of theory to a high level. This quality of art tuition should be a part of every single serious artist’s experience.

If you are serious about properly developing your art skills, this is a unique opportunity to do so, under the tutelage of a hugely-experienced expert, working at your own pace, free of any pressure of exams or over-formulaic course requirements. This kind of course, where technique is taught comprehensively and in depth, is very rare these days and provides a good formal choice as a traditional complement to our other art courses, which are deliberately less formal.

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“The course was great fun and I’ve gained lots of new ideas to think about! Too short!”
“Patrick is extremely knowledgeable and has the gift of imparting this in an easy and interesting manner.”
“Very good tutor. Excellently structured course.””The best course I have ever attended at Higham Hall. Excellent tutor – he was interesting to listen to, kept us working hard. I learned a lot and developed a great deal.””Patrick provided exceptionally good art education.””This was a very good course conducted in excellent surroundings. The atmosphere for group was relaxed and supportive and the teaching enlightening. It was everything I had hoped for. I have learnt such a lot.””Fab course – wonderful tutor – surpassed my best expectations.””Great course, stimulating and relaxing in equal measure.””Patrick Oates is one of the best tutors I have encountered. He is very friendly and most helpful.””A perfect course by an articulate and insightful tutor. I enjoyed every minute.””Informative, enjoyable, both group & individual instruction excellent.”


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