The Art Cafe


The Hub of Sophie’s Art School

Our private forum is a place for artists to chat, learn and feel welcome and supported. A place to make friends, share your art, ask your questions, and help others without feeling shy. So, what have you got on your easel today?

This is the school community. Grab a chair, someone should bring you a drink (can’t get the service these days) and join in!

The cafe is the heart of Sophie's art school. There are tables for oil painters, pastel fans, acrylics painters and so much more!

The Art Cafe is only accessible for members of the Art School and offers a range of activities:

A feed of all the latest posts
(The community shows the latest posts on top)

Over 100 Challenges 
(Stuck on what to paint? There are lots of challenges to get you going)

Sub-forums for courses and workshops 
(so you can share your assignments with fellow students in the same course)

Feedback on your work from fellow students
(we give and take: support each other and even when you have nothing constructive to say we are kind and supportive. Your fellow students are happy to provide  feedback on your painting when requested)

(have a question about painting or art - simply ask!)

’Tables' for various topics 
(oils, pastel, acrylics, drawing, art history, etc)

Daily Digest
(Get a daily digest via email to make sure you don’t miss the latest posts)


How Does The Cafe Work?

The Art Cafe is our online community. It is a little bit like an online forum or a Facebook group (but without the ads!). It has a 'feed' on the home page, where you will see the latest posts at the top. 

You can choose to see the forum as a ‘list’ (see image below) or as a ‘feed’ (like a Facebook feed).  You can create posts, give it a ‘topic’ (label or tag) and include images for illustration, feedback etc.  Course forums have their own ‘sub forum’ or ’side room' (we call them Studios) so all posts related to a course are kept together in one place. 

The Art Cafe is only accessible and visible for paying students of Sophie’s Art School.