New September Dates!

Missed the Summer Workshop?

This is your chance!

Join this 5 Day Workshop and paint a portrait together!


2- 6 September 2019

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2--6 September 2019

A 5 day online painting workshop to get your portrait skills into gear!

Hosted within The Art Cafe, in a private side room (group), let’s get together for 5 days and paint a portrait!

Every morning I will share a short video (around 15mins) in the group, showing the progress of a portrait painting in oils. I'll share how I get started and the next steps I take. Every day I’ll show you the progress from the day before and the plans for the day ahead.

All levels welcome! The aim is to support and inspire each other, no matter what level. 

Follow Along

You can follow along every day and take the same steps in your own painting!

Together, as a group, and step by step, we’ll develop our painting at roughly the same rate.

Share your progress in the group with photos and stories. Support and encourage each other.


A private small workshop to focus on your portrait painting skills!

Join in!

The success of this workshop depends on you as well as me! Join in and share your progress, questions, and frustrations and as a group we’ll have productive fun! 


I'll be painting in oils and it is all about oils, but you are very welcome to join in using any other medium.

Reference Photo

I’ll provide a reference photo, or you can use your own photo. As long as it’s a portrait!

Have fun

It’s not about existing skills, it’s about the joy of learning together! So ‘how good’ you are is totally not important. 

How does a Workshop differ from a course?

A course has a curriculum and pre-made lessons. A workshop does not have a curriculum and is mostly about doing something together, at the same time, under the (hopefully) helpful guidance of me and your fellow students. Workshops are held in ‘groups’ in The Art Cafe. 

Enrolment will close on 3 September. The group will stay open for a week after the end of the workshop, after which the group will be removed. If you are a few days behind in the workshop that is fine, but make note you only have a week afterwards to catch up.  

See you in the workshop!

What Did The others Say about The summer Workshop?

Loved This Workshop! I Liked That It Was Short And Very Focused And I Could See Results Quickly. Your Daily Videos Were Just The Right Length To Give Good Guidance And Not Overly Long. Your Comments On Our Posts During The Week Were Helpful And Very Encouraging. They Offered Specific Suggestions For Improvement Which I Appreciated.
Absolutely loved it. I enjoy working with others and this felt like we were doing it together as a group as much as one can "virtually." But most of all I enjoy learning from someone who obviously has a great deal of knowledge and is a gentle, kind soul.
Sophie, thanks for a wonderful job conducting the workshop. I liked the format and technique for portraits, it fit my level of skill and provided very good results. It gave me confidence to continue with portrait painting I may not have otherwise pursued.

Thanks Sophie for the workshop. I really enjoyed it and got a lot out of it. ...and thanks to everyone; it was nice doing this together and learning from you. I hope to do this had been a helpful motivator.
Sophie, I could not have been happier with this workshop - Enjoyed the format with all these talented painters. This was such a great workshop. Loved feeling part of the group and also to have such wonderful tutoring for such an amazing price. I haven’t yet finished but have a bit more confidence to go forward. Thank you Sophie. Xx
really enjoyed the workshop. great clear teaching. also enjoyed seeing how everybody's work progressed & reading feedback & encouragement from others. thank you Sophie.

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