At Arthouse we specialize in helping people fulfil their creative potential. You see, I believe that everyone has the ability to draw and paint; you just need to be shown how.
We take students of all levels of ability. We have professional artists working alongside those who have never even picked up a pencil. The results are astounding, even after one lesson.
Art can be a wonderfully therapeutic way to relax and our classes can be a great way to meet new friends.
All of our students can display their work at the ArtHouse Gallery so you can exhibit when you feel ready. We also organise exhibitions for our artists in local galleries, restaurants, bars and casas de cultura. You can even have your work on our online gallery. This is a perfect way to share your talents with friends and relatives.
Both group classes and one-on-one tuition.
Book classes for whenever is convenient for you.
Pay-per-class with no commitment.
Come as often as you like.
All students work on individual projects especially crafted for their needs.
there is no need to buy materials as we have them all here.
This allows you to experiment with different mediums at a pace that suits you.
For those who are starting to paint and draw for the first time, those who think they can't and those who have very little experience.
The first class: Basic drawing skills.
The student will be guided through a drawing in a step by step process. Allowing them to gain the basic principles needed for all forms of drawing and painting. This includes line, form and tone. The student will leave with a finished piece. This is a class that really anyone can do and benefit from. It is extremely rewarding and you are guarantied a finished drawing no matter what you think your capabilities are. If you are not happy then I will give you the class for free. But I have to say after five years of teaching this method to over three hundred students I have never had to do that!! This is also a great class for those who have not painted or drawn for many years and would like to get into it again.
The Second class: We start to paint!
I like to get my students started with painting straight away! this shows you how easy it is and enables the student to gain confidence. Using the medium that best suits the person. The budding artist will be taken, step by step, through their first painting. No two artists are the same and I will work within your pace and capabilities. on average it takes between 2-4 lessons to complete a first painting. All artists will leave with a finished and impressive piece as well as a huge sense of achievement and lots of new skills.
As with all of our classes you pay per class and come as little or as often as you want so there is no commitment. Please go to Class Times and prices for all details.
Artists With Some Experience and Professional Artists.
I recommend the artist pops in for a chat and a cup of tea, bringing along some work that they have already done. This really helps me get an idea of what level the artist is already at and what would be best for them. As I said earlier no two artists are the same so what comes next really depends on the person. From this I will structure a course and recommend what would be best for them. This may be learning new techniques and/style, helping them with areas that need improving etc etc, the list is endless! You will get the support and tuition that you need to develop in a way that you love.
For very experienced and professional artists we hold open studio.
This is where the artist will rent the space and is generally not tutored. The artists benefit from working alongside other creative souls and critique on there work as and when needed. Support and help with promotion and exhibitions is also a plus side. As well as holding exhibitions at ArtHouse we also organize exhibitions for our artists in local galleries, restaurants, bars and "casa de culturas."
Contact Julia or pop into ArtHouse for an informal chat to find out what is the best way for you to learn at ArtHouse.
"I always wanted to be an artist but felt I didn't have the ability. How wrong I was. The ArtHouse tutors were so supportive and boosted my confidence. Now I even exhibit and sell work."
"Painting is a wonderful way to relax. I've discovered talents I never knew I had"
"The ArtHouse Gallery is such a wonderful environment to be in. You feel inspired as soon as you walk through the door"