online painting course

Painting: Getting Started – Online Course

This online painting course for absolute beginners offers a really relaxing and non-intimidating way of getting started with painting

On this online painting course you will be exploring your creative side and surprising yourself with what you are able to create when you have a go at painting.  You will have fun in the process, will discover how nice it is to make time to take time out to paint, and find out how incredibly relaxing painting can be.

You will come away from the online painting course feeling inspired, having caught the painting bug, and with the enthusiasm to carry on painting at home! 

The course starts off by focusing on experimenting and exploring lots of different ways of applying acrylic paint – including printing, using pallet knives and paint brushes, and painted collage.  This approach is all about having a play, being curious, encouraging creative expression and discovering how paint works, and on this part of the course you will produce a whole range of different samples and finished pieces.

Then you will build up to painting one or two final artworks of your choice – which could be absolutely anything from landscapes, animals, flowers or people.  I will support you to produce your own unique artwork rather than the more traditional teaching approach where you all end up painting exactly the same thing.

You can see some examples of work produced by previous students on the course here

Practical details

How long is the online painting course and how does it work?

The course is made up of 6 lessons – which you will be sent every week over 6 weeks. Each lesson will take you up to 2 hours to complete.  You could choose to do this once a week, or for shorter amounts of time spread across the week, and you have up to 8 weeks to complete the course

The course has a maximum of 12 students to allow for a nice small group feel and lots of individual support. 

As a student on this online painting course, you will also be part of the course Facebook group, where you can meet your fellow students on the course, share your paintings and see each other’s work for inspiration.  I will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the course and your work, giving you tips, suggestions, support and encouragement. 

Can I do the course individually?

If you would prefer to do the course individually, with email support from me, this is possible (again, you have up to 8 weeks to complete the course).  This option is available from 7th January and you can start when you like from then.  The cost for this option is £120 (and you can book using the PayPal link below). 

What materials will I need?

For this course you will need the following basic art materials.  Each item is linked to a product online that I recommend.  (Please email me with any questions about materials).

When will this course be running next?

  • 7th January
  • 4th March

The course is starting next on the above dates.  If you can’t make these dates but would like to know about future dates as soon as they are available, please email me.

What does the online painting course cost and how do I join?

Course cost:  £95 (or £120 if doing the course individually)

To join the course, simply click the ‘Buy Now’ button below, selecting the date you would like to start. (Your online course booking will be processed within 48 hours).

You will also need to note when you pay via PayPal which email address you would like your course emails to be sent to.


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Why not buy this course as a gift?  Gift vouchers for this online painting course are also available.  Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.  Please email me if you would like to purchase a gift voucher.