Call For Private Lessons
Learning to draw and paint faces can be intimidating, but also rewarding. If you want to improve your skills or just get help creating that one special portrait, I can help. If you’ve never tried portraits but have always wanted to, my private lessons are a way to approach the subject in a safe, low-stress environment. I’m easy going and want to share my love of art with others; I’m not critical, I’m helpful. Portraits can include your family, friends and pets. Painting lessons are two hours/ $50. Drawing lessons are an hour and a half/$40.
Explore oil paints
If you’ve never worked with oils but are curious about them, take them for a test drive! I’ll provide the paints, brushes and canvases – just bring yourself and a reference photo or an idea of what you’d like to paint. I’ll explain the basics and answer any questions you have. You can dig in and experience how they behave without blowing your budget on a new set of supplies. Two hours/ $50
Providing feedback and direction
I was a juror for the Sooke Fine Arts Show in 2017 and the Coast Collective Art Centre’s Gallery and giftshop for the past two years. Seeing so much art has helped me understand what makes a piece successful. I’ll come to your place, look at your work and talk with you about your strengths and how your work might be improved. Topics may include composition, subject matter, paint application, and materials. I can also help with information on photographing your art and pricing it appropriately. Plan on an hour and a half; cost is $40 (No extra charge for travel if you are in the Victoria area.)
Lessons can be at my home or yours. (I charge $.47 a kilometer and $10/hour for travel costs to and from your home.)
Call or drop me an email now to talk about how I can help you explore your creative side or improve your painting techniques. All experience levels welcomed.