SMArt Art Academy – Foundations Course

Master the Basics and Learn How to Apply the Knowledge To Your Art!

Our Foundations Course is designed for self-taught artists, to enhance your skills, conquer creative blocks and elevate your art!

Are you a self-taught artist struggling to find your own artistic style?

Do you feel like you’re lost in a sea of techniques and tutorials, feeling like you’ve missed something?

Are you on the hamster wheel of creation but feel like you’re simply not moving forward?

I hear you! 

This is why, after taking many courses and studying with several amazing artists, I condensed all the basics into one course.

In this 6 week course you’ll gain a solid foundation in essential art principals and techniques.

Not only will you gain the grounding knowledge that many self taught artists miss but you will learn how it applies to your art, helping you to break free from creative blocks and elevate your art.

Enrolment on the Foundations Course opens 1st July – for 2 weeks ONLY!

While you wait for the doors to open, download your Free Guide – From Circle to Sphere, Mastering 3D Drawing in 5 Simple Steps!

What will You Learn?

By taking the SMArt Art Academy Foundations Course, you’ll learn:

  • Art Fundamentals – we will look at line, shape, form, value, composition and contrast.
  • Drawing techniques – explore mark making, gradients, value scales and texture.
  • Understand light and shadow – seeing how shading can transform a shape into a three dimensional form.
  • Perspective and proportion – to create depth in your art.
  • Colour theory – learn how to harmonise and create contrast.
  • How to apply all of the above to your art to help discover your own unique voice!

Ready to elevate your art?

Enrolment on the Foundation Course opens 1st July – for 2 weeks ONLY!

Take the first step towards building a solid foundation by signing up for our wait list today and receive your free guide – From Circle to Sphere, Mastering 3D Drawing in 5 Simple Steps!

Your creative journey awaits!

Course Information:

  • Duration: 6 weeks.
  • Format: Online.
  • Recorded Demonstrations – on each weekly subject, Value £420.
  • Weekly Live Demonstrations – recorded so you don’t miss a thing, Value £600.
  • Weekly Tasks – learn how to implement what you’ve learnt in the demonstrations, Value £120.
  • Weekly Live Q&A sessions – where you can ask questions and gain insight into that weeks lessons, recorded so you can be present without taking notes! Value £600.
  • Life Time Access – Because every time you go through it you will take away new insights, Value £1,500 per year.
  • Community – Access to a private group where you can give each other support too, Value £Priceless!

Ready to elevate your art?


Who is this course for? This course is designed for self-taught artists at any skill level who want to solidify their foundational knowledge. It is also great for artists who want to refresh their foundational skills.

Do I need any prior experience? No prior experience is necessary.

What materials do I need? A list of recommended materials will be provided on enrolment. However for the first week a pencil or pen will be fine.

What is the Price of the Course? The Value of the course is over £1,500 – the launch price on 1st July will be…. £150!!! Yes you heard that right!!! There is a catch, (isn’t there always) only the first 50 will be at that price… after that the price goes up to £250 – which is still pretty darned amazing!!

How will I know when enrolment opens? If you’re on the wait list you will be the first to hear!

Here’s what our creative tribe are saying:

Workshop results

“I had a lovely afternoon learning how to paint a robin with soft pastels. Tuition from Su was really good and at the right pace for all in the group” – Wendy, UK

“Attended a Zoom puffin painting workshop. Was really fun. Su is a great tutor and really helps” – Malc, UK

“Had a lovely afternoon creating a lovely robin. Su gave excellent instruction and made the experience fun and rewarding. Thank you, Su.” – Jacqueline, UK

“Having never used pastels as a medium, and being in no way an artist,  I am blown away with the resulting artwork… Thank you Su for bringing some mindfullness and colour to a dark few months and giving me a new passion to enjoy x” – Nicole, Uk

I love it when people rekindle their artistic passions!

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