At certain dates every month we get together in a private online community for a workshop: 5 Days of daily video tuition, painting, and personal support.

 We tackle a painting topic together and we all work at the same pace. When we all  share our progress we all feel more confident to share our own efforts and learn from each other.

 Sophie will be in the online community every day to lend a hand and provide feedback. She will share a tuition video every morning so you will know what to get on with that day. 

All workshops are included in membership to the Art School. Members also have access to the Workshop Archive. 

Upcoming Workshops




Portrait Drawing

16-20 March

A 5 day online drawing class with daily video lessons, personal support and a friendly community of fellow students. 



Florals in Pastel

13 - 17 April

A 5 day online drawing class with daily video lessons, personal support and a friendly community of fellow students. 



Landscape in Pastel

11 - 15 May

A 5 day online drawing class with daily video lessons, personal support and a friendly community of fellow students. 



Portrait in Oils

15-19 June

A 5 day online painting class where we focus on painting a portrait in oils.


Comments Received On Past Workshops

"I enjoyed it very much. My first experience with pastels in a "real" project and the workshop provided a lot of great information (use of, variations of, purpose of different varieties, mediums, etc) that was invaluable."

"Yes, I enjoyed the workshop immensely. Your instruction is very clear, your feedback is helpful and you answer all our questions patiently. It was nice to go through all the different stages together."

"The workshop was great. The videos were nice and short but helpful and gave a useful amount of work. It was easy to tell when to stop and wait for the next stage. Lots of people shared their work and commented which made it seem like a group project."

"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."

"Yes it was great. Liked the daily build up approach with clear instructions and the video was cool ! Good demo and could go back and watch again if need be. So good to get feedback from you at each stage. Nice to see others' progress and exchange comments."

"I felt really part of something that was helping someone (you) and mutually supportive with others, and at the same time develop new skills and confidence. I did not need to leave the house, park the car, get over group angst, I could do things like shopping/mow the lawn/as useful breaks. A week long residential art treat in my own home. Feeling enthused to keep up painting at home now."

"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."


Workshop Schedule

Provisionally planned workshops for the coming months. All workshops are included in membership to Sophie’s Art School

This list might well change, it is just to provide some idea of my plans:

  • 14-19 October: Still life in oils
  • 18-22 November: pets in Pastel
  • December:  No workshop
  • 20-24 January: Portrait Pastel (repeat)
  • 17-21 February: Flowers in Oils
  • 16-20 March: Portrait Drawing
  • 13-17 April: Florals in Pastels (voted for by Art Cafe members)
  • May: Landscape in Pastel
  • June: Summer Workshop: Portrait in Oils (repeat)
  • July: No workshop
  • August: No workshop
  • September: tbc
  • October: Drapery in Oils