Course Library

Courses offer a curriculum of video lessons and assignments, which you can take in your own time and pace.

 You will have continuous access and can replay the lessons as often as you like.

Every course will have a private community for students to post their assignments, ask questions and make friends.  Learn more about how courses work here.

 All courses are included in membership to Sophie’s Art School.


The Pastel Place

Take a Deep Dive into Pastel

Long course | Pastel | All levels

Currently my flagship course, this course will take you on a true pastel journey. The perfect course for all who want to deepen their pastel skills. Learn everything there is to know about soft pastel.

From a happy student: "The setup is unique and the contents takes a pastel newbie from pastel and paper types through mark making and beyond. Also Sophie is there every step of the way and I think that she is the most valuable resource in the course.”


Classical Portrait Drawing

Get Those Proportions Right Every Time!

Short course | Drawing | All levels

Take this course to learn a useful painting and drawing technique based on classical drawing techniques. Get proportions, likeness and foreshortening right from now on! All levels welcome. 

From a happy student:"The lessons are very clear and easily applied, so you can practice over and over. The way the technique builds is very useful. And I loved that we can draw with you." 


Painting Drapery

An 8 Hour Oil Painting Demonstration

Short course | Oils | All levels

An oil painting demo in real time. Watch me make the very first marks, develop the shape, form and colour of the painting and finish off with my signature and a frame. Be a fly on the wall in my studio!

From a happy student: “It really is fascinating, and so instructive, to watch a painting grow from the first few searching brushstrokes through to the final refining touches. I can't recommend it highly enough.”


Colour Mixing in Pastel

A Mini Course

Mini course | Pastel | Beginners

A quick and short mini-course teaching how to mix colours in soft pastel. Do you really need a gazillion colours to paint in soft pastel? You can mix your colours on your paper.Find out how in this short course.