Reviews of our Art Classes
Lots of technique and information given, highly productive classes, individual support available throughout, nice little wine and cheese added to ambience. A lot covered and achieved in 4 weeks. A good place for starting to work with oils and still life.
The basics of oil painting in a structured way, with a lovely ambiance.
Loved it again. Last year I did level 1 and this year level 2. No previous painting experience. Learnt new styles and techniques in level 2. Pushed me out of my comfort zone but felt supported. Really appreciate the teachers belief in all of us. We might all have different styles but we can all do it.
Had an excellent 4 weeks with Kez Beginners stage 2. Really enjoyed the classes and Kez’s teaching. She is really hands on, attentive and pushes you without making it uncomfortable. Looking forward to continuing on and learning more from Kez. Would highly recommend the class, whether you just want 4 weeks of something fun and different or your really keen to make painting a life long hobby.
Excellent. Learnt many skills in a very short time. Very relaxed atmosphere.
Really enjoyed the first 4 week beginners class in Oil Painting, with both John and Kez teaching at different times. Stepped us through some real fundamentals, shading, tonal painting, color wheel, shadows and more, and inspired me to book into the next level for beginners.
A great introduction to the basics of painting such as colour, tint and shade. Learning to blend and paint real life pictures. It also included an introduction to composition and how to interpret shapes and shadow from the eye to the canvas.
I learned so much from this class – basic colour theory, composition, seeing light, how to use oil paint (more to it than I thought!), and even how to clean up easily! Adriane and Kez were patient but prepared to challenge you. Thanks! I will be back for the next level!
I really enjoyed this 4 week class. The instructors were skilled and friendly, and I learned a lot about how to paint. It’s given me the confidence to continue painting at home. My friends and family now think I’m a pro! The cheese and wine are a nice addition too. I’d recommend purchasing the kit, it took the stress out of getting the right materials.
The class was awesome!
Great class, with excellent introduction to colour and painting technique/ Lets you go at your own pace with very supportive and constructive feedback.
I thoroughly enjoyed Painting for Beginners. Some of the area’s covered included: mixing colours, shading, medium & glaze techniques. John was a great teacher; he was approachable, friendly & entertaining. The small class size enabled John to give constant feedback on our work, I felt comfortable asking questions. The cheese, wine & tea supplied during the class was delicious. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn how to use oil paints or to further their skills in the area.
Great supportive class
Absolutely loved it! Good environment, excellent teacher. As an absolute beginner I felt comfortable and supported and I learnt a lot. I was amazed with the level of paintings we all produced.
Money well spent. I learnt more than I thought I possibly could in just 4 weeks. You only need blue, red, yellow and white paint to make any colour, even black!! The studio is situated in a wonderful old building with a lot of character. Our instructor Kez, was welcoming, friendly and very knowledgable (a great artist). I haven’t stopped telling people how much I enjoyed the beginners course. I plan on going back later in the year. Can’t wait!
The class was fantastic! A really great atmosphere to learn in and for someone who has never painted before I felt no expectations or judgment. Lovely group of people, wonderful teacher and a nice relaxed space to learn in.
One of the best things I have done. I went from not having picked up a paint brush since kindergarten to confidently doing paintings that are now hanging on my wall. It is a very relaxed, supportive and fun atmosphere to learn in.
Just the best environment to learn and enjoy the experience.
I’ve learnt so much with Adriane. My painting has really improved and I have a much better awareness of colour, tone, overall composition and various techniques using acrylic and oil paints. I love the informal class structure and the expert advice she provides.