Testimonials

Below are a selection of our latest course testimonials. If you would like to leave us a course review, please do email us at info@dulwichartgroup.co.uk

“I just wanted to email to say thank you for the introduction to life drawing classes this term. It was my first time drawing since I was at school, but I really enjoyed the whole experience — despite perhaps needing a bit more practice! The atmosphere you create is very welcoming and there is no pressure, despite the fact I had no experience.”

Lucy – August 2019

This is a great course for someone, like me, who is just developing their interest in drawing. Starting with basic mark making using pencil and inks we were able to gain confidence and explore the possibilities of using both mediums. then given an introduction to painting with water colours and oils.

Libby – July 2019

David is an excellent teacher: sensitive, perceptive, detailed, always ready to comment on your personal methods and results rather than expecting you to adopt his way of seeing and painting.

John – July 2019

I have relished each skills class with Simon,returning home each week feeling sated and yet desperately wanting to come back the following week to have my cup of knowledge and skills topped up.

Janet – August 2019

Clare is a really thoughtful and insightful tutor, who draws on her own talents and experience to develop and nurture the individual styles within her class. She strikes the right balance between encouragement and constructive feedback, referencing well known and less well known artists to give inspiration when needed. I started her class without much experience of oil painting, but feel that her classes have not only helped me to paint more dynamically, but also to ‘see’ the visual image in a different way, looking beyond the physical outlines of a form to find the light and shadow.

Catherine – July 2019

I really couldn’t have asked for a better teacher to reintroduce me to oil painting after over 20 years. Clare’s relaxed and friendly interpersonal style immediately put me at ease. Her explanations and demonstrations are always clear and inspire the necessary confidence to get started. Throughout the sessions she is attentive but never intrusive. Whenever I get stuck her ability to figure out why and to provide succinct advice invariably gets me back on track. There is no doubt that my painting skills have developed under Clare’s tuition but more importantly I thoroughly enjoy the classes.

Melissa – September 2019

“I ventured into Clare’s class with no experience of oil painting.She has guided and supported me all the way from initial monochrome sketches to a fuller palette. The ease with which Clare puts paint on the canvas( and takes it off ) has been a revelation to me and given me the confidence to push myself . I love it when the class is silent are all at various stages of flow.

Janet – August 2019

I was slightly apprehensive before attending the skills course, skills 1 in spring 2019 and skills 2 in summer 2019. I shouldn’t have been worried. Simon , our tutor, was patient, kind, keen to impart his knowledge and made all of us felt valued from the most experienced to the most inept. Best thing however, it was a huge amount of fun. I would definitely recommend this course.

Anette – July 2019