An art course at Alton Library has proved so popular that there are now morning and afternoon sessions to meet demand.

Tutor Russell Bignold will be teaching his ten-hour Using Watercolour – Painting the Seasons class on Fridays from May 3 until June 7, from 10am to midday or 1pm to 3pm, except on May 31 when there will be no sessions.

The course, funded by Hampshire Learns, is for Hampshire residents aged 19 and above. Tuition is free but there is a £10 charge for materials, payable directly to Russell.

Russell said: “You will be gently guided through different drawing and painting activities, starting at the basics.

“Each week will focus on specific elements used within art, with nature as the subject. The focus is on small-scale sketches rather than a big final painting.”

To book a place visit or call 02392 232957.