Where to Start


Where to Get Started?


Pastel Fan?

Take a look at The Pastel Place course; an in-depth but fun pastel painting course that covers everything from mark making to framing. Or, if you are a total newbie to pastel, start with the Pastel for Beginners course.
Then why not check out the mini course Colour Mixing in Pastel.
There are also regular monthly workshops that cover pastel painting. 


Join a workshop for hands-on personal support within an online class setting.  Or try any of the courses  of course. Just by being a member of Sophie’s Art School you get lots of support from Sophie and your fellow students. Post your latest work in our private  community and ask for feedback.

In Need of Personal Coaching?


Looking for a Friendly Community?

Join our private online community The Art Cafe for lots of friendly support, monthly challenges and plenty of like-minded people!

Into Oils?

Check out the Painting Drapery course for a real-time painting demonstration, or join one of the monthly workshops for hands-on support in a week-long painting session. Or try your hands at a portrait in oils through the brand new online course!



Join the regular workshops where portraiture often features as a subject matter. Or try out the new Classical Portrait Drawing course to fine tune your proportions and likeness. If you prefer oils then there is the brand new course Portrait in Oils where you can learn everything about portraiture, from posing, lighting to underpainting and finishing touches.

The Paint box is full of goodies: short tutorials, check lists, articles and interviews.
Our monthly workshops are a great place to try your hand at something different every time. In a friendly class setup we work though the steps of creating a painting over 5 days. 

Prefer A Bit Of Variety?