How do I actually do a class online?
All you need is ZOOM a very popular virtual meeting platform software that is FREE to download. Once you have that, then we email you an INVITE link which you click and it takes you straight to the live class. All classes meet 10 mins early to say "hi" to each other and to get materials sorted.
How long is an online course?
10 x weeks of 2 hour sessions with a half term break.
I am a complete beginner - will I be okay?
Yes! Absolutely! You are very welcome. We have the "Help I Can't Draw!" course for absolute beginners and a Beginner's Drawing and Beginner's Watercolour too.
Our experienced and patient tutors pride themselves on helping students to feel comfortable and at ease with their learning.
The atmosphere will be supportive and non competitive - so forget your school days of art - this is a fun, friendly and non competitive course. Just look at the testimonials page for a sense of what the classes are like.
Do I need to provide all my own materials?
Yes you will need:
FOR DRAWING COURSES:
HB / 2 B / 4B pencils
A4 cartridge drawing paper
A fine liner pen
Felt tip pens
chalk (soft) pastels
FOR WATERCOLOUR COURSES:
Brushes ( a size 6 and a size 12)
2 x jars for water
Watercolour paper (cold pressed paper - also called 'not' )
Masking Tape (sensitive ' Frog' is good)
White wax crayon
Where are you based?
Our team of tutors mainly live in London but our Guest speakers for next year 2022 live in Mexico and Portugal.
We all work from home delivering ONLINE sessions.
Can I try out a class before I pay for the whole course?
Yes! Absolutely. You can have 1 x free taster session on us and see how you like it.
Can I just reserve a place and pay you when the course starts?
Due to limited spaces, we do require a full payment of £110 before the course starts.
I don't like doing BACS transfer - can I just pay by cheque instead?
Unfortunately we don't take cheques.
What is the minimum Age requirement for your Adult courses?
17 +years old. We do offer kids classes during the summer (such as our Animation course in August ) and our tutors also offer an ONLINE specialist Portfolio guidance / support service to help get folios together for art school applications. This costs £40 per hour.
For Art Holidays guests should be aged 18 years plus. There is no maximum age but you will need to be fit enough to climb stairs in the guesthouse and also have basic mobility for leisurely ambling / walking around drawing locations /sites.
Do you have any certificated /qualification courses?
Not now but we may do in the future.
However we can offer Art in the Village TM achievement certificates if requested.
Do you have large class sizes?
We do try to keep class sizes to a maximum of 16 in any regular online Art class so each student gets the attention and guidance they need. But with guest lectures we tend to have larger groups of about 20.
Do you do drop in / pay per session prices?
We offer 1 x FREE taster session to see if you like it. Just email is to book your free place!
Do you give refunds if I miss any classes?
No sorry we don't and there are no 'make up' classes either. However if you miss 3 x sessions or more, then we do offer a £25 discount off the next course.
For Art Holidays
What sizes are the Art Holiday groups?
For Art Holidays we tend to keep class sizes to around 8 students.
Do you provide all meals?
For Art Holidays picnic lunches, 1 x welcome supper and all 6 x nights accommodation are included. Plus your guest house will make you a fresh breakfast each morning.
How much is the deposit?
The deposit of £323.75 needs to be paid to by Bank Transfer to confirm your place.
Do you include flights for the holidays and transfers to from the airport?
The price of the holiday does not include flights, transfers, evening meals except the welcome supper, medical insurance, taxis from the airport or return ferries. The taxis will cost about £30 each way. The ferries are very frequent throughout the day and night and run roughly every 45 minutes or so and cost approximately £4.50 each way. Please click here for ferry information.
Will you refund me if I cannot attend the holiday?
Unfortunately we cannot refund any deposits however you can redeem your deposit against any future Art in the Village® holidays ** as long as it is redeemed within 18 months of payment.