I teach in-person group and private painting and drawing classes in Courtenay, BC. Drawing, understanding colour, paint handling and brushwork, tips on use of art materials, some art history, and general inspiration are all aspects of making art that I love to share. Whether it’s still life, landscape, interiors, or portrait/figure, I can help with students’ artistic aspirations, in oil, acrylic, or plain old pencil on paper.

Courtenay is part of the beautiful Comox Valley, about a half-hour south of Campbell River on Vancouver Island, and just a little over an hour north of Nanaimo. For private classes I customize lessons based on what the student is inspired to learn. I usually look at recent work (free initial 15-minute consultation by phone or Zoom) and we come up with a plan together. I teach all levels, from age 12 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.

For more information, go to the Class menu at the top right of this page.

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 together.

Also, if you know of a budding artist who would love to take a course with me, I offer class coupons for gifting. Contact me for more details. 🙂 778-865-2650

I look forward to hearing from you!

warmly, Val