Winter 2020 Online Course

Inspirational calming art

Starting from 1st November: Happiness and calm are key themes in the Winter art course, which is designed to be a little oasis of creative serenity and positivity during the current pandemic disruption.

Each week we will be revelling in the beauty of this wonderful season, with paintings of vibrant fireworks, a couple of favourite winter animals, festive slate decorations (back by popular demand!) and Christmas cards. With the introduction of mindful zentangle doodles and a positive rainbow message drawn in a snow globe illustration, we will be creating uplifting art with happy vibes.

The 7 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.

Winter Subjects

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

Week 1: Fireworks on black canvas with acrylics

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Week 2: Watercolour poppy with zentangle-style doodles & lettering

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Week 3: Little donkey in pastels

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Week 4: Stars & rainbow happy message in a snowglobe illustration

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Week 5: Snow Leopard in acrylics on canvas

Week 6: Design a Christmas card

Week 7: Robin & holly on a slate heart Christmas decoration

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 course is £75, including your course-specific art pack (for UK residents). It will be available for you to start from Sun 1 Nov, 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 parents and students have been saying so far...

“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!”

 

“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.” 

 

“Wow! Amazing – they are all fantastic and the children should be so proud! It must be the good teaching :)”

 

“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.”

 

“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!”

 

 “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.”