Art Classes in Dorset  - Art Tuition Highcliffe BH23 5HW

Get Heart into Your Art!


release your creativity and paint what your really want to paint

Art classes in Dorset made for you by experienced artist and art tutor Alan Brain  -

Art tuition - one to one lessons or workshops for all levels - artists and beginners - 

The art tuition will move you forward no matter where you are now.

Art lessons are tailored to your own requirements and you have your own studio to experiment and learn in. We will discuss and agree your own personal plan to move your art forward.

The timing of the art lessons are arranged to suit your schedule.

The art tuition is in Highcliffe Dorset where you will have your own studio space.

See below the details that should answer your questions, if not please get in touch...

one to one tuition, art classes and workshops arranged to suit you

studio space provided

What level should I be at?

It doesn't matter. I will tailor the tuition to match your experience.

What medium will I use?

whatever you want to. whatever your happiest with or want to experiment with.

How long will I need?

if you want a taster or refresher then not long - perhaps just one two hour session. if you want to learn in some depth then five or six sessions are in order.

Can I bring a friend?

yes, I have two working studios. if you bring a friend it shares the cost some and can be more fun but I will concentrate on each of you separately so you do not aim to paint alike

What is the goal?

to learn to paint the way YOU want to paint. Not like me, not like anyone else, to find your own way.

painting is creating and creating is about thinking new thoughts triggering new ideas

How much does it cost?

I charge £25 per hour for tuition. typically a day's course starts at ten and ends at four. I teach for two hours over the day the rest is painting time. so a day costs £50 A five day workshop costs £250

What do I need to bring?

bring you usual painting equipment. anything you don't have I can probably provide. beginners need to bring nothing.

How is the course structured?

typically I teach, you paint, we review. I am always there when you paint but at pains not to intrude. as you progress we add new understandings and techniques that match your needs

How do the workshops work?

before the pandemic I ran four or five day workshops for up to six students. there is space here to paint and students took the opportunity to explore around here for subjects to paint.

Will I learn to paint like you?

No! you will benefit from learning methods and technique but the emphasis is always to find the painting direction for you.

Paintings for sale directly from the artist - Alan Brain Art

Over my years as an artist I have collected pieces of advice that have really helped. I am sharing them here Tips for Artists and hope they are useful to you too.

I love to paint, I love to teach and I feel lucky that I have managed to do both for a good part of my life. I discovered art about 25 years ago and decided then that I must paint. ten years later I started to teach with the object of helping painters to find their OWN way to paint, not my way or indeed anyone's way, simply their way. And it is as pleasing to me now as much as ever - releasing individuality -  it's just wonderful!

 "How I get the strong watercolours into my paintings?" That is a familiar question - it takes a bit of practice and abandonment of the rules about the traditional approach to watercolour . Here you can find my post explaining more - How to paint strong watercolours

Learn more about the set up of the art studio gallery and location where you can find a lot of art from different artists that we would use as examples during your art tuition

Please text, call or email me for booking details or any questions about my art lessons in Dorset

07941 562162

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Before consolidating my art classes in Dorset I taught all over the UK at art schools, art societies and personal development centres such as the Field Studies Council.