Online art classes for creative adults

Weekly Zoom classes for all abilities

At art-K we believe that creativity is a life-long learning process – it’s never too late to start, and there’s always more to learn! 

Our Zoom classes for adults are suitable for a range of levels – whether you’re a total beginner, or seeking to sharpen your skills.

Open to all

Our classes are open to adults of all abilities, from anywhere in the world! We run our programme of classes in half-term blocks, and you can join at any point in term. 

Wide-ranging

During the course we explore a different medium or technique every lesson. We often take inspiration from well-known artists (both historical and contemporary), using their work as a jumping off point for a project.

Interactive

Our small class size means lessons are interactive: everyone has a chance to speak and ask questions whenever they need help, and the pace of the projects is determined by the students.

Clear resources

Materials lists and Zoom links are sent out in advance of the class, and health and safety advice on paints is available on request. Your teacher will answer any questions you have between classes.

Lesson Plan Example

Mixed-media painting

  • Visual resources sent in advance of the lesson, with recommendations of (optional) further reading about the artist the lesson will take inspiration from
  • Introduction: discussion of materials and lesson plan
  • Drawing: quick pencil sketch – teacher will advise on embellishments that more confident students can add
  • Painting: building up the base colours of the painting with watercolours, discussing technique
  • Adding in details with acrylic paints
  • Using pencils/fineliners to add in finer details

Materials List

We aim to keep our materials as simple as possible to avoid a high cost of entry to the classes, mainly focusing on watercolour, acrylic, ink and graphite.

Materials vary from week to week depending on the project, but over the course of the term we will use the following:
  • Cartridge/sketchbook paper (A4 or A3 are both fine)
  • HB pencils (plus erasers and sharpeners)
  • Black fineliners
  • Paintbrushes (various sizes and shapes will come in handy)
  • Watercolours
  • Acrylics (plus a palette to mix on)
  • Oil pastels
If you’d like to check the materials needed for a specific class ahead of your first lesson, please contact Sarah at dorking@art-k.co.uk