"Beginning to Paint" 4-Day Intensive


Spend two days in a professional artist's studio surrounded by inspiration and expert instruction while you learn the very basics of painting. The perfect next step after the drawing and pastel classes.

  • Simple step-by-step instruction
  • Beautiful surroundings
  • A professional painting kit included to take home
  • Art theory for the right foundation to painting
  • Painting practice and development
  • Personalised guidance keeping you on track
  • Small class size of 6 students maximum
  • Therapeutic insights for personal growth
  • Open to previous students to continue developing

Valerie Ellis is a talented artist who's developed her painting skills through dedicated practice. She carefully explains the basic ideas behind art and painting so the whole class understands the secrets to success. Then, you'll have your own space to unpack your painting kit and explore painting on a small scale. Valerie visits each student throughout the class to make sure they're developing and getting things right. There will be plenty of opportunities to make multiple paintings and improve. Valerie was also a psychotherapist for 20 years so there'll be lots of therapeutic insights to fuel your personal, as well as artistic, growth. Join us for four days of pleasure and progress.

10am - 2.30pm - starting punctually - over two days and two weeks.

Located 5 minutes drive from Dorking town centre - address provided upon booking - the studio is appointment-only.

All equipment is included. Parking is conveniently located on-site. Disabled access. Bathroom facilities.

Tea and coffee is provided however, because dietary requirements are so diverse, lunch is not. Please bring a delicious packed lunch to enjoy during the lunch break.

Questions can be answered via the Art Class Facebook Page or Email.


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