Book a course: Weekly Evening Classes start 18th April 2023

Book a course: Weekly Evening Classes start 18th April 2023

The first session of Weekly Evening Classes this year starts on Tuesday 18th April 2023. Running over a 6-week term, you can look forward to a relaxed and sociable weekly painting session to help you improve your painting skills whatever your starting point. These classes are always popular and enjoyed by those who attend.

About the course

You will gain a range of painting skills, an understanding of different materials, techniques and concepts, and build confidence with your own paintings. 

Clear instruction with demos, along with practical exercises and learning through experimentation using acrylics or mixed media.

This course is suitable for adults of all ability. All that's needed is a willingness to learn and have fun!  

What you'll learn over the 6 weeks

  • Why mark-making matters!
  • Tonal structure. The most critical element for successful paintings
  • Using colour effectively
  • Composition and design elements
  • Layering and texture
  • The importance of edges
  • Evaluating your own work so you can improve
  • Loosening up
  • Finding your style
  • (And other topics that may arise depending on the groups needs!)

All the basic materials and equipment are provided but if you have your own items you would particularly like to use, and / or a personal sketchbook, then feel free to bring them with you. Complimentary tea and coffee available throughout each session.


Course timetable

Arrive at 5.45pm for coffee and chat

6pm Start (Tues evenings)

  • Welcome and housekeeping
  • Introduction to the week's theme / topic
  • Short demonstration
  • Painting exercise
  • Group discussion

Pack up at 8-8.30pm

Course details

Starts Tuesday 18th April 2023

£225 per person (for the whole 6 week course including all materials and refreshments)

Max places = 8

Weekly painting sessions take place with me in my spacious and well equipped studio on the Pembrokeshire coast. SJB Fine Art Studio is located just off the main road between Newgale Beach, and the village of Solva. 

All materials and equipment are provided, so all you need to do is turn up with a willingness to learn and have fun!

Complimentary refreshments are available throughout each session.

If you have any questions or special requirements please get in touch.

All class details and information will be sent via email after booking.


There's lots of different workshops available to experience at my studio this year. Take the next step on your creative journey with me and follow the link to find out more:


Painting workshops

I am here to help you take the next step on your creative journey. Choose from my new range of 1-day classes on coastal elements or try a longer landscape painting workshop, and let's have some fun learning!

Looking for creative support?

Join our online group for monthly sessions and regular assignments with encouragement and accountability. We tackle the hurdles and challenges you face as artists through technique demos, art critiques, panel discussions and much more.


Come and paint with me!

I share tips and techniques together with recommendations on materials and tools. From exploring colour palettes to adding texture to working with layers, I'll take you on a journey to improving your skills.