Art classes, lessons, workshops and sketch walks

I teach art classes to students of all levels, face-to-face and live online via Zoom. Beginners are always welcome! 

Jump to the type of art lessson you want by clicking on the categories illustrated below. Or, simply scroll down the page to discover all the ways you can learn to draw and paint with me.

I also offer bespoke art workshops for small groups online via Zoom or in person. Please contact me to chat about your individual requirements.

Art Classes in the Caravan Studio

As a teacher with over thirty years of experience, I have seen many people who enjoyed being creative in the past, lose their self-confidence. I set about devising classes based on the kind of techniques I wish I’d learnt at art school. I felt I could encourage students to gain confidence in their ability and, produce work they valued.

Before long I was teaching groups in my quirky caravan art studio on the Isle of Wight. The studio is light, airy and sits in a beautiful garden. The large windows look out onto to some of the loveliest countryside on the Island.

My lessons cover all manner of topics from colour theory to acrylic painting, pen and wash, collage, printmaking and drawing. Whatever I am teaching, I challenge my students to use techniques in a different way in order to discover new skills and develop their own personal style. I keep my classes small, so each student gets plenty of teaching input from me. 

Over the years, I have found that my students quickly forget their initial fear and enjoy learning.

With plenty of tea and cake on hand, there is always a calm and friendly atmosphere!

I supply all the art materials for each lesson. This is great for beginners who don't have all the equipment and means my students get great value for money!

Art Classes

Art Classes Online via Zoom

With the onset of the Covid Pandemic in 2020 I adapted my teaching to work remotely.

I wanted to continue developing my students' skills using pre-recorded and real-time online classes.

My art room was quickly converted into a filming studio where I now run live, interactive classes via Zoom.

Artists of all levels can join me from anywhere in the world! I have had students from France, Holland and as far away as America.

I appreciate not everyone has a studio full of art materials, so I try to keep the kit simple without sacrificing the end result.

Virtual Sketch Walks via Zoom

I developed my Virtual Sketch Walks to give all levels of students a new and exciting way to improve their sketching skills without getting cold and wet!

Now it is possible to join me on a virtual art tour as I wander through a series of wonderful and inspiring locations.

During each live, interactive lesson, we sketch together, using basic art materials. I guide you with on-screen exercises, teach a variety of techniques whilst allowing time for more detailed sketches.

Travel the world without leaving your home as we wander through food markets, old towns or sandy beaches.

Beginners are always welcome and it is a great way to get together with other students.

My sketch walks are sociable, friendly way to build your confidence sketching 'on location'.

Each Virtual Sketch Walk takes approximately 1.5 hours.

Creative Workshops on the Isle of Wight

From my base on the Isle of Wight I also run sketching days out and creative workshops.

These are aimed at all abilities and give students the space to look at specific skills in more depth.

I have taught both locals and holiday visitors on subjects as diverse as “An introduction to Pen and Wash” or “Acrylic Colour Mixing” and the courses can be one day long or week long residential events.

I also offer pre-recorded art classes through SketchUrban, an online art school. Subject matter is wide ranging and there is a lively student forum. Click here to find out more. 

I really believe anyone can draw and paint. Why not try it for yourself?

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