OVERVIEW OF PAINTING CLASSES

Lovely artwork by a 12-year old student who has been studying oil-painting with me.
Her choice of subject matter was the family dog. How can that not be inspiring?

I teach online and in-person group and one-on-one painting and drawing classes . My classes include Painting for Beginners, Painting Landscape, Colour Theory, Drawing, and sometimes Open Painting Studio for artists to keep the momentum going in their practice in the company of others artists (see the Class menu at the top right of the page).

My home studio is in Courtenay, about a half-hour south of Campbell River on Vancouver Island, and just a little over an hour north of Nanaimo. Private sessions are customized to the student’s specific needs. I teach all levels, from age 11 to adult. The focus for the sessions may include general painting technical training, critiques and/or coaching, to help students with their creative process. My approach is positive and constructive; I teach painting in oil or acrylic.

I also love performing demos for painting groups and art stores, such as the Opus Art Supplies demos I have done over the years.

Do you have an idea for a class you would like to see that is not listed above? Shoot me an email or give me a call and perhaps we can set something up for you! Class fees under “Other Options” in Classes drop-down above. 🙂

val@valnelson.ca 778-865-2650

ART CLASS PRICING

All classes subject to GST

Do you have Zoom fatigue? I offer private in-person classes, and classes for up to four students at my home studio in Courtenay, Vancouver Island. val@valnelson.ca 778-865-2650

Online Class: I also teach painting and drawing classes one-on-one and for groups online. I can tailor a class to your specific needs. Shoot me an email and we can set something up!

CUSTOM PRIVATE CLASSES for Individuals and up to 3 students – Bring friends, family, or co-workers! I will designed lessons just for you, based on your needs and your schedule. You get plenty of personal attention in these intimate classes! Choose from some of the lesson ideas in the Class Menu, or let’s chat and come up with a plan.

Privates: $120/hr incl GST / Package of 4 hours $425 incl GST

Classes for two: $160/hr incl GST / Package of 4 hours $330 each incl GST

Classes for three: $180/hr incl GST / Package of 4 hours $275 each incl GST

Group Classes: $400 half-day/ $750 full day

Mentorship/Critique: $110/hr

Artist talk: $350

Painting Demo: $350

Cancellation policy: *Cancellation policy: If you are feeling sick, please do not come to any of my in-person classes. Text me if it is last-minute 778-865-2650. Take care of yourself and others by staying home and we can arrange how you may be credited in a future class. However, in general one weeks’ notice is required if you must cancel. Cancellation must be by email to val@valnelson.ca. Beyond one week there will be no refunds, however you may request a credit toward a future class.

Instructor Biography: A finalist in the Royal Bank Painting Competition, Val Nelson has exhibited widely across Canada, and has taught painting at the Shadbolt Arts Centre, Emily Carr University, and Vancouver Island School of Art. She has 1800+ students and five-star reviews for her online painting course with Bluprint (formerly Craftsy). Val believes that painting can be fun and challenging, offering a beautiful pathway to self-realisation.