Join us live online via TEAMS if you experience a last minute positive Covid test; need to recoup at home after last minute surgery or other health issue; your child minder has not turned up; have an unavoidable business trip; emergency caring responsibilities; or pet emergency – life happens!
No matter how well you plan your time to enable you to attend my courses and be part of a dynamic group learning experience in my studio, sometimes things just get in the way!
Join us live online via TEAMS.
Please be aware that I DO NOT offer online courses or classes. Joining us live on TEAMS helps us make the best of an unfortunate situation when last minute obstacles get in the way of you attending and a course transfer or refund is not an option.
Your online creative and learning experience will be much diminished from what you would experience being with me in the studio where I can offer you the proper level of teaching, guidance and support. Joining us live online via TEAMS will enable you to listen and make notes, watch practical demonstrations, and take part in some of the exercises and creative projects if you have the correct materials with you. Alternative creative projects will be suggested to help keep you creating along with us for the duration of the session.
This has worked wonderfully well for some students and hopefully it will for you. My apologies in advance if for some reason this alternative online experience does not work for you.
To help you decide what level course is most suited, you will see Teaching Levels explained within the Course Info tab.
Students will always benefit from clear instructions, lots of one-to-one tuition, guidance and supportive encouragement on all of my courses.
Level 0: Absolute-beginner For absolute-beginners to start learning art for the first time. Teaching focuses on core skills with step-by-step instructions.
Level 1: Beginner For beginners looking to establish, refresh and gain confidence in fundamental core techniques.
Level 2: Improver For improvers who already have the basics and wish to develop and enhance their skills and techniques further.
Level 3: Intermediate For those students with a growing, but limited, amount of art experience who feel confident in their art knowledge and skills yet recognise the need for further creative learning to take their art to the next level.
Level 4: Experienced For those students with creative experience who feel confident in their abilities and techniques, who are looking to challenge themselves further, to create a coherent body of work, possibly to exhibit and sell.
Drawing pen (indelible ink) 0.5 or 0.8 thickness nib
Watercolour – Winsor + Newton or Daler Rowney
Colour pencils – Derwent ‘Coloursoft’
Drawing inks – Specialist Crafts
Acrylics – Daler Rowney ‘System 3’ or Winsor + Newton ‘Galleria’
Many of them are termed ‘student quality’ but they are of good enough quality to allow you to learn, explore and develop your skills. After a while you may prefer to treat yourself to ‘artist quality’ materials.