At certain dates every month we get together in a private online Studio for a workshop: 5 Days of daily video tuition, support, painting and community. We tackle a painting topic together and work towards completion by the end of the 5 days.  Because all students work at the same pace and share their progress, we all feel more confident to share our own efforts and learn from each other. Sophie will be in the online Studio 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. 

The workshops are held inside our Mighty Network community: The Art Cafe (you will need a separate account for this).

All workshops are included in membership to the Art School. As members you will also have access to the Workshop Archive where you can watch the video lessons at your leisure. 



Portraits in Pastel

20-24 January 2020

Five days of daily video tuition, support and encouragement. We start with the underpainting on Monday, a block-in on Tuesday and towards refinement and detail on Friday. Join in and enjoy a private supportive class for a week of pastel painting! All levels welcome.



Florals in Oils

17-21 February 2020

A 5 day online painting class where we focus on painting a floral still life in oils. Every day I will share a short video explaining how I go about my paintings. You can then follow suit and get daily feedback on your work. All in a private online class with fellow supportive students.



Portrait Drawing

16-20 March

More info coming soon

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."