Course and Tutor Profile – Art Appreciation and Drawing & Painting Courses with Mania Row

Art Courses in Bromley

This week we’re profiling one of our longest serving Art tutors, Mania Row, who has worked at BAEC since 2006. Mania teaches our popular Art Appreciation and Drawing & Painting courses both at Poverest & Kentwood on Tuesdays and Wednesdays daytime.

Painting “Delayed Departures” using walnut oil by Mania Row


Art Appreciation Course in Bromley

This course aims to help you grow personally and improve your overall well-being through the study of Art Appreciation with Life as we see it as a subtext. The course may include a gallery visit, or exploration of online collections.

Throughout the course, you’ll find engaging and enjoyable challenges that will help develop both personal and work-related skills. As you progress, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of creative and practical arts, learning how they reflect and shape our society over time. Additionally, you’ll explore how art contributes to the cultural richness of our community, both locally and globally. Our goal is to encourage your self-expression and creativity, promoting mental sharpness, memory, attention, concentration, and social skills. You’ll have the opportunity to form new friendships and visit galleries together, if desired. Assessment will focus on the development of skills studied each week, as well as end-of-course presentations. We encourage self-reflection and documentation using personal accordion books or notebooks. Throughout the course, you’ll delve into the world of Modern art from 1880 onwards, discussing and analysing artworks, artists, and movements. You’ll expand your art vocabulary, visit galleries/museums, and conduct online research. Group visit to galleries or museums are also part of the experience.


Welcome to the Art Appreciation course with Mania Row both at Poverest and Kentwood

Our Art Appreciation course, “Life as we see it,” aims to help you grow personally and enhance your well-being through the study of art. Here’s what you can expect:

Course Highlights:

  1. Engaging Challenges:
    • Develop both personal and work-related skills.
    • Enjoy activities designed to boost creativity and practical arts understanding.
  1. Cultural Exploration:
    • Discover how art contributes to local and global cultural richness.
    • Learn how art reflects and shapes our society over time.
  1. Skill Development:
    • Enhance mental sharpness, memory, attention, concentration, and social skills.
    • Promote self-expression and creativity.
  1. Interactive Learning:
    • Participate in gallery visits and explore online art collections.
    • Form new friendships and visit galleries together, if desired.
  1. Comprehensive Studies:
    • Focus on Modern art from 1880 onwards.
    • Discuss and analyse artworks, artists, and movements.
  1. Assessment and Documentation:
    • Weekly skill development assessments and end-of-course presentations.
    • Self-reflection and documentation encouraged through keeping a personal accordion book or notebooks documenting your art journey.
  1. Expanded Art Vocabulary:
    • Conduct online research and delve into various art topics.
    • Engage in discussions and enhance your understanding of art terminology.

Course Activities:

  • Gallery Visits:
    • Visit local galleries and museums in London as a group.
    • Experience art first-hand and discuss your observations.
  • Online Collections:
    • Explore online art collections from anywhere in the world for a broader perspective.
    • Analyse different artworks and styles from the comfort of your home.

Why Join?

  • Personal Growth: Improve your overall well-being and mental sharpness.
  • Creative Expression: Unleash your creativity and self-expression through art.
  • Cultural Enrichment: Gain a deeper appreciation of the cultural significance of art.
  • Community Building: Form new friendships and enjoy collaborative learning experiences.

Join us in this enriching journey through the world of art. Expand your horizons, develop new skills, and appreciate the beauty and impact of art in our lives.

For more details and enrolment, visit BAEC  Art Appreciation Course Page.

Drawing and Painting Course in Bromley

Explore a variety of subject matter through the use of various techniques and media (pencil, oils, watercolour, charcoal, acrylics, etc) whilst developing your observational skills. Each course may place an emphasis on a particular medium. The cost of materials is not included in the cost of the course.

Explore variety of water based media and different techniques to improve new or existing skills. If you are beginner, you will follow a programme set by your Tutor, if you are more experienced, you will improve your skills and extend your expertise.

Drawing and Painting Course with Mania Row at Poverest on Tuesdays or Kentwood on Wednesdays

Explore Your Creativity and Improve Your Skills

Welcome to our Drawing and Painting Course. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, this course is designed to help you develop and enhance your artistic skills through a variety of techniques and media.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Techniques and Media: Explore the use of lead pencil, graphite pencils, inks, gouache, watercolour, charcoal, acrylics, and more.
  • Observational Skills: Improve your ability to observe and capture details in your artwork.
  • Thematic Studies: Each term may focus on a particular medium or theme offering in-depth creative exploration of working practise.
  • Artistic Inspiration: Study the work of other artists to learn and appropriate techniques into your own practice.

Course Structure:

  • Beginner Program: Follow a structured program set by your tutor to build foundational skills.
  • Intermediate and Advanced Techniques: For more experienced artists, focus on refining and extending your expertise.

Additional Information:

  • Materials: Please note that the cost of materials is not included in the course fee.
  • Water-Based Media: Gain experience with various dry & water-based techniques to enhance your skill set.

Join us at BAEC to discover new artistic techniques, develop your observational skills, and take your art to the next level. Embrace the opportunity to learn, create, and grow in a supportive and inspiring environment.

About Mania

I am an artist and adult art educator with an MA in Museology from the University of London, as well as a B.Ed. Honours and a Cert Ed. in Art and Education, also from the University of London. Throughout my career, I have served as the Head of Art and Design Departments at several secondary schools in London and have been an OFSTED team inspector for art. Since 2006, I have been involved in Adult Art Education in Croydon and Bromley.

I participated in the Abstract Expressionist show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2018 and the Seaside Gallery USA Miniature Show in 2012. My work has been exhibited at the Burnham & Maldon Art Trails in 2012 & 2013, the Slack Space Alchemy 3 in Colchester in 2013, and The Lovely Gallery in 2015 and 2016. More recently, I have taken part in many group exhibitions with the Bromley Art Society. I also host an annual Open Studio event at my studio, Atelier Montsale, which is now in its eleventh year.

Mania has a Solo Art Show this year at 54 The Gallery Mayfair London in August 12th to the 18th 2024 and you can view her art at