Early Spring 2021 Online Course


Our Next Arty Travel Adventure

Starting on Fri 19th February 2021: Let’s explore the next leg of our exciting artistic tour of the world!

Each week we continue to drop in on a different exotic country to take in the breath-taking views and focus on the diversity of nature.

We begin our travels by studying the intense gaze of a Canadian wolf. In the dusty heat of an African safari we will spot an unusually coloured funky zebra, before jetting over to China to find a rare Manga Red Panda with Buddhist mandalas. Then it’s over to the humidity of South America to survey the iridescent beauty of the blue Morpho butterfly. We reward ourselves after all this travelling with some relaxation beside the turquoise waters on the idyllic white beaches of the Cook Islands, before finishing our journey in the Galapagos where we meet a giant tortoise.

The 6 week course is now available to book for children aged 10 and above, and also adults who want to push themselves to try something new. It is aimed at those who enjoy art and nature, and keen students who wish to explore different art media, including ink, watercolour, charcoal, chalk, pastels, and acrylics. 

The pre-recorded tutorials range from 50 – 90 mins, and the subjects are with nature at their core. This pre-recorded format means you can relax into each tutorial, pausing it when you need a break or wish to really take your time. Using an easy to follow step-by-step format in each session, Sally first teaches you how to draw your subject, taking you on a journey all the way through to adding final details to really make your masterpiece zing!

Spaces are limited, due to the live aspect of this course.

Support and Live Feedback

Sally offers full support along your arty journey, including a short weekly one-to-one online zoom feedback session upon completion of each week’s tutorial, to talk about your experience and to answer any questions you may have.

Early Spring 2021 Subjects

Here is the list of what will be created each week:


Week 1: Carbon pencil & chalk portrait of a wolf


Week 2: Funky colourful zebra in acrylics on black canvas


Week 3: Manga Red Panda with siena ink Buddhist Mandalas


Week 4: Watercolour painting of a Morpho butterfly, with metallic blue pencil accents


Week 5: Paradise Island scene in pastels


Week 6: Galapagos Giant Tortoise in acrylics on canvas

Art Materials

At home you already need to have some watercolours, acrylics, markers/felt tips and soft pastels.

The price of the course includes an art pack with extra materials specific to this course (for UK residents only).

To Book

The cost of the 6 week course is £65, including your course-specific art pack (for UK residents). It is available to start from Fri 19th Feb, after you have received your art pack.

If you would like to try out a free half hour sketching tutorial to see if you enjoy the format please do get in contact for Sally to send you the link.

Students' artwork

View the online students’ gallery to see the gorgeous art currently being created.

Read what students and parents have been saying so far...

“Thank you for teaching the art tutorials, they are the highlight of my lockdown! Every technique I have learned has been super useful and I have used each and every one of them! 

I love your courses and I think you are the nicest teacher to have possibly taught the courses. It’s the encouraging things you say that always make you feel amazing about what you have done. Anyone in your art class is incredibly lucky.”


“She is very happy to do the course with you. It is very nice to see her excited for something in this very difficult time, especially for her age. The children are the main concern for me nowadays. So, seeing them coping well really makes my days.

Thanks a lot for this!! You maybe don’t realise that, but this is a huge help for us.”


“Thank you so so much to Sally for the most amazing art sessions. Your creations and supporting videos really inspire the kids, and give them a range of ideas and techniques for future artwork.

Your 1:1 follow-up sessions are enjoyable, give the kids confidence, and really helpful tips and advice. We could not recommend Sally’s courses more highly for budding artists!”


“Thanks for your support Sally. She is definitely more confident with her artwork, she is taking her time, not putting so much pressure on herself and we’ve had no tears which is great!

It’s lovely to see her art growing and improving and the happiness it brings her.”


“My daughter is really enjoying the course, it has really inspired her to do a lot more drawing and art and this is proving really good for her wellbeing.”


“She has always liked art but I hadn’t really seen her develop as she didn’t know about different techniques. It’s been wonderful to see her developing and enjoying learning different techniques from you. It’s great that she gets to use different mediums – even blackberries. She looks so relaxed too when doing the art and I think that’s been lovely too in these slightly strange times!”


“You are, as I’m sure you’ve heard over and over, a very talented artist and very talented teacher – PARTICULARLY as this is all on line!!! Lucy’s really loving it still and her colourful hedgehog is super!!”


“Thank you so much Josh is very much enjoying his art and it is a great outlet in these strange times. All credit to you Sally he loves the way you teach the classes and you make it so easy to follow.”


“Fantastic paintings as always, Sally you really are inspiring to the children.”


“Sophie has loved doing your summer online sessions, thank you so much.  It’s lovely to hear your calm arty voice in the house, and I am super impressed at how well all the technology works, you are a mega tech whizz as well as animal artist supreme.  As soon as she saw that you were carrying on she asked me to book it straight away!”


“I really enjoy the lessons, they are fun and I like learning different techniques.” 


“Abi is really enjoying the art and immediately said ‘yes’ when I asked her if she’d like to do the Autumn course. She is learning so much and it’s great to see her confidence in her artwork learning.”


 “I really enjoyed doing this one. I love that with nature and mushrooms, they are not perfect so if you make it a slightly different shape it doesn’t matter! I really liked using the red pencil because I have never used a water one before and it was very satisfying! Of course I also loved doing the splatter which is always fun and creates a great effect!”


“With coffee and blackberry juice, this is awesome work. Thanks @sally_animal_artist you’re an amazing teacher. It’s such a lovely course we love it.”