Check my News page for the latest on art workshops. My Classes menu can sometimes be glitchy! However there’s lots of general information below to give you a feel for what I offer.

I offer private in-person classes, and classes for up to seven students at my studio in Courtenay, Vancouver Island. val@valnelson.ca 778-865-2650!

CURRENT CLASS OFFERINGS: I usually have several group classes on offer, just check the News menu on my homepage. These include Painting for Beginners, One-Day Drawing Crash Course, Landscape Painting, Painting the Interior, and a Loosen Up! painting course. If you have a class idea you would like me to offer, please contact me: val@valnelson.ca

GIFT OF ART Coupon: Do you have a loved one you would like to inspire through gifting them with a class coupon? Email me and we can set that up! val@valnelson.ca

CUSTOM PRIVATE CLASSES for Individuals and couples – Bring a friend, family member, or co-worker! I design 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 $550 each incl GST

Group Classes: $400 half-day 3 hrs/ $750 full day ( a half-day is 3 hrs/full day 6 hrs)

Mentorship/Critique: $120/hr

Artist talk: $350

Painting Demo: $350

*Cancellation policy: Please provide 7 days’ notice if you need to cancel, at which time I will be happy to credit you toward a future class within a year of your class purchase.

Instructor Biography: A finalist in the Royal Bank Painting Competition, I’ve exhibited widely across Canada, and I’ve taught painting at the Shadbolt Arts Centre, Emily Carr University, Vancouver Island School of Art, and for many years out of my private studio. I have 1800+ students and five-star reviews for my online painting course with Bluprint (formerly Craftsy). I believe that painting can be fun and challenging, offering a beautiful pathway to self-realisation.

I’m so looking forward to making art with you!