Painting classes are held at Eve’s home in Herne Bay, Kent. There are a maximum of 4 students in the class so you can be assured of quality personal attention and guidance with your work.

The lessons take place in a room with a lot of natural light. around a large table, so students will need to acquire a table easel.

Complete beginners are welcome and will receive structured lessons in a broad range of skills and knowledge necessary for any artist. These subjects include: composition, rule of thirds, creating focal points, warm and cool colours and how to use them, brush shapes and sizes and how to use them, tone, illusion of depth, exercises in training the eye to ‘see’. There is sometimes a little bit of homework but nothing too arduous! More accomplished painters can discuss the areas of their work they wish to develop and a suitable personal program will be designed. Should a student wish to learn the Mische Technique they will be shown how to make and use egg tempera and how to apply oil glazes and gold-leaf.

The atmosphere is friendly and informal; music, tea/coffee and biscuits are provided. Many people have commented how deeply relaxing and stress relieving they find these classes.

Times and Costs

Each class is two and a half hours long and are held weekday and Saturday mornings, 10.30 am to 1 pm. The charge per lesson is £20.


  • I was a little daunted by being so daring in trying a new hobby however Eve’s relaxed and informal teaching manner made me feel less nervous right from the start. At the end of each lesson I felt I had learned more and could even see the progress in my painting. Eve takes time to explain and demonstrate how to create various effects in relation to each student’s work and through her guidance I now feel confident enough to paint anything.

    - Ruth Burgoin

  • I have been attending Eve’s classes for only a few months, but already I have achieved far more than I could hope as a beginner, thanks to Eve’s friendly and knowledgeable guidance.

    - Micheline Rayner

  • As a new beginner to the subject of art, I was totally convinced I could not draw or paint.Eve has opened up a new world for me, and I find that with her help and guidance I have achieved a lot.She is kind and understanding, a brilliant artist.

    - Doreen Prosser

To book please contact Eve.

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