I teach individually. That means everyone follows the same basic
system but at
their own pace and with their own choice of subject, be it portrait
or anything else. My mediums are oil painting and graphite
pencils or sticks.
To learn the basic
techniques on how to paint portraits takes approximately two
months of weekly 3 hr sessions. It takes the same in any medium,
so if you want to learn pencil portrait drawing, it's 2 months,
monochrome 2 months and full colour oil painting, 2 months.
So your learning can take
anywhere from two to six months, depending what you want to learn.
After that learning period
you can paint as part of the group for $15.00 instead of $25 for 3
hours. Many people find it very helpful because you just continue
The course involves me
painting or drawing one portrait in front of you and showing you how
to do it, step by step. Then you do about half the next portrait and
I'll still do about half. The third portrait you will try to do it all by
yourself and I only make suggestions. Some people need more than three
portraits, some don't. But in any case after that period, you know how to do
it. It just depends on how much you practise, how good you get.
All my students get work
and paid commissions of one kind or another soon after completion of
the course. Many also win
prices, which is comforting to know and also more than justifies the
(Ring up, email us or come during business hours for
registration and enquiries)