Boost Your Painting Skills by Joining Sophie’s Art School
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A private table in The Art Cafe
Members get access to the Members Corner where they can get personal feedback on their work, ask questions and share their creative journey. Members support each other and are part of a friendly and supportive group.
The Members’ Corner is a private Studio inside The Art Cafe; our public and free art community hosted by Mighty Networks. You will need to create an account for The Art Cafe in order to access the private Studios. All course communities are inside private Studios as well.
In the Members Corner you’ll be invited to keep a personal Art Journal where you can keep track of your goals and progress. The Members Corner is also the place for more in-depth feedback on your work and anything else you want to share.
Every month we get together (in our virtual art studio) and go through a week long painting course. Daily video tuition and support proves a golden formula for fun and learning.
The workshops are held in a private ‘Studio’ inside our community The Art Cafe. The Art Cafe is a public community (and free for all). It has ‘side rooms’, or ‘Studios' as we call them, which are only accessible to paying members. Inside one of these Studios we will get together and have our workshop.
The first video lesson will be posted on Mondays when I will show the first stage of our workshop topic (for example a portrait in oils, or a still life in pastel), you can then get to work yourself and hopefully share your progress in the Studio community. Every day a new video lesson will be published until the last day of the workshop.
The supportive class feel of workshops provides a wonderful online environment for all to feel confident to learn and grow together.
Members get free access to all current and future courses
Take the course that suits your journey. At my Art School you can find courses on oil painting, soft pastel and drawing. All courses can be accessed on the Art School website via your own secure login. They will consist of video lessons, text, photos and sometimes PDF guides.
You will be able to watch the lessons whenever you want and as often as you like. You cannot download the lessons but will be able to watch on any device at any time, from the comfort of your own home.
Every course will be connected to a private community where you can get feedback on your work, ask questions, share your assignments etc.
These communities are inside our public community (The Art Cafe) which is hosted by Might Networks. You will have to create a separate account for this. Inside the course communities (we call them ‘Studios’) you will find a supportive bunch of fellow students and access to me, your tutor.
A useful resource library for members only
The Paint Box is full of goodies, as a Paint Box should. This is our resource centre where you will find useful articles, quick tips, check lists, discounts, tutorials and more. There is a variety of topics and formats; useful to quickly look something up, browse through and enjoy. I will add new material on a regular basis. The Paint Box is right here on the Art School website.
"Loved this workshop! I liked that it was short and very focused and I could see results quickly. Your daily videos were just the right length to give good guidance and not overly long. Your comments on our posts during the week were helpful and very encouraging. They offered specific suggestions for improvement which I appreciated."
"This is the most unique online art course I have taken. 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.”
"Just wanted to let you know that after 5 months I've finished my course in The Pastel Place and what a fantastic time I've had !
I feel so much more confident to take on new projects now. All thanks to Sophie for being a great teacher and encouraging me each step of the way. Definitely sign up for this course but make sure you take up all It's challenges !!
"Absolutely loved it. I enjoy working with others and this felt like we were doing it together as a group as much as one can "virtually." But most of all I enjoy learning from someone who obviously has a great deal of knowledge and is a gentle, kind soul.”
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Why would I want to become a member of Sophie’s Art School?
Well, it’s your call of course. But as a member you get your own art family: In the Members Corner you can ask questions and get in-depth feedback on your work. You can write in your Art Journal while Sophie and your fellow members encourage and support you in your journey. You will enjoy monthly 5-day online painting workshops, and you can take any of the courses. The Pastel Place alone is a 5 month deep dive into pastel well worth the investment.
You will support Sophie build the Art School into a fantastic place for all arty folk, while she can support you in your creative journey though her positive and down to earth encouragement and experience.
It does not matter whether you want to grow into a professional artist, or are happy to paint as a hobby, or whether you are a professional artist already; whether you are a student, retired, or busy working. Everyone is welcome and we will support you wherever your journey takes you. We all want to improve our art, yet never forget the enjoyment we get from it.
Payment is via Paypal or credit card (Stripe). You will have access to the Art School for as long as your membership runs. You cancel at any time, at which point you will lose access to the school.
Your bank will automatically convert the fee into your own currency. Conversion fees might apply, please check with your bank.
If you want to cancel your membership you can go to 'My Account' at the top of the page and click 'Account'. Here you can cancel your membership. If you have any trouble or questions just contact me via the Support page.