Online Art Classes

Are you intrigued to know how I add so much colour to my paintings? Would you like to try for yourself?

I run online art classes for groups of adults as well as one-to-one online tuition for those wanting a more focussed experience. There are various subjects to choose from including, dog or cat portraits, blue tit, curious cow, silver birches and koi. The group classes consist of 3 x 1-hour classes over 3 consecutive Sundays and one-to-one tuition consists of 3 x 1-hour classes in one day, with independent work between the classes. You will also get access to my Art Class Facebook group where you can meet other students and ask for advice and support.

In the classes I walk you through my tips and techniques so that you can re-create one of my colourful paintings for yourself. If you prefer, you can buy one of my art kits and work through the tips and techniques from the worksheet in your own time.

What you will learn:

During the sessions you will learn how and why I work the way I do. You will follow along as I paint; and even though I paint quickly, you will pick up the tips and tricks to use again and again in your future works of art.

Preparation before the course:

I will send you an art kit filled with the brushes, paint, varnish, and printed materials needed to complete the course. You will need to complete a few simple tasks before we start, but you can get help in the Facebook group if you need it. We will have a 30-minute welcome zoom session before the course starts.

Class 1: The foundations

We will talk about the choice of background colour, the grid method and how to place the black and white sections of the paintings.

Class 2: Adding all the wrong colours

We will start to add colours and talk about colour mixing, how to add interest and the constant use of the grid.

Class 3: Bringing the painting to life

We will add our final layers of colour, bring details to life, and block out the background. Plus, I will explain about varnishing and finishing off the painting.

After the course:

We will have a 30-minute show and tell session when the course finishes for you to see how all the students have got on, and you can stay in the Facebook group to chat with other students about your artwork.

Who are these art classes for?

Anyone over the age of 18, who has an interest in learning to paint in a colourful and unusual way. Experienced artists to complete beginners - everyone is welcome!

Dates and courses:

January:

  • Black Cat

  • Curious Cow SOLD OUT

  • Happy Dog

  • Koi Carp SOLD OUT

April:

  • Rainbow Tiger

  • Ginger Cat

  • Schnauzer Dog

  • Bluebell Woods

July:

  • Sunset Beach

  • Pretty Flamingo

  • Calico Cat

  • Laughing Giraffe

October:

  • Festive Robin

  • Crafty Fox

  • Rainbow Panda

  • Copper Beeches

Testimonials:

“I loved the relaxed personal nature of the classes; it removed any pressure and made the whole experience so much fun. The instructor (Kirstin!) painting in real time with us was incredibly helpful. The visual combined with the verbal instruction gave every direction perfect clarity. Especially with a “completed stage” seen first to show what we were aiming for. The kits were amazing, completely exceeding expectations. Thank you for such a positive experience for my first ever online class.”

“Kirstin has an infectious enthusiasm for animal portraits and did a great job of supporting the students despite needing to rely on technology to bring us together.”

“Really like that we had to do things quickly - it made me just pitch in and learnt a lot.”

“It was all fantastic, really enjoyed it and would recommend the class to everyone.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the class and am very impressed with what Kirstin somehow managed to get me to achieve!! I am so not artistic in any way shape or form and yet I created a reasonable representation of a piece of art in pretty much 3 hours.”

“I loved Kirstin’s approach and lack of formality and arty terminology which made the daunting task of creating a recognisable picture seem so much more achievable. Overall, I totally enjoyed the class and will definitely book on to another class.”

Terms & Conditions

Changes / cancellations:

To make changes or to cancel your booking please email ASAP and I will do my best to accommodate you. In most cases I can offer a change of subject or date. Single missed classes cannot be reimbursed, but you can catch up in the Facebook group and request support and advice from your fellow students. I am unable to record the classes.

Payment terms:

Payment must be made in full as early as possible, to give me time to post your art kit and for you to complete your prep. I will state a cut-off date for payment on your invoice.

Feedback:

Constructive feedback is welcome, praise is encouraged!

Delivery:

Art kits will be sent by Royal Mail, please ensure you have given me your full address, as I cannot be held responsible for wayward parcels. I can hand deliver, within a 5-mile radius of Merstham.

Refunds:

If you decide to cancel your place on the course, then I will refund you as long as you give sufficient notice for me to find a replacement student. If you cancel without sufficient notice, I will offer a place during a different month. If you find you can't make one of the classes on the course you have booked, then you can catch up in the Facebook group and request support and advice from your fellow students.

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Merstham, England, United Kingdom