ART lovers are being invited to new classes being run at a town arts centre.

Work on a new purpose built room at Avoncroft Arts Centre, in Redditch Road, Stoke Heath, has now been completed.

Local artist Richard Crabtree is using the room for his new classes, saying it is a perfect place for like minded people to learn to paint in a relaxed and informal setting.

The classes are being held on Thursday afternoons, looking at all mediums, and Friday afternoons, watercolour for beginners.

On Saturdays twice a month, Richard will also be holding pastel workshops.

"Whether starting to paint for the first time or trying out a new style or technique, everyone wants to learn more," he said.

"I already run successful classes in watercolour and pastels at the centre.

"I am now able to take further classes in these subjects and all mediums."

For prices and more information call Richard on 01527 837880 or 07968808518, email