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Art classes for children and adults in Broadstairs

Artist Lana Arkhi

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Art classes for children and adults with award-winning artist, a member of the Royal Society of Miniature painters, professional art teacher, artist Lana Arkhi.
Canvases, paints, brushes, easels, aprons, palettes and all you will need to complete your painting are provided.

Art classes for children 5 - 12 years old:
The age range is between 5 years old and 12 years old and typically classes will have students of varying abilities – beginners are welcome and our experience is that student’s skills improve very quickly. This is a group class but each student has individual attention.

Students will learn different drawing and painting techniques using pencil, charcoal, conti, pastel, acrylic and watercolour. The emphasis will be on learning to draw and paint from observation. Students will gain a better understanding of what they see and improve their skills so that they can translate perception into their own creations. Students will learn about composition, perspective, light and shadow, tone and texture, and will draw from a variety of still life subjects, landscapes and make studies of the human form and animals from photographic images. In each session, students will be exposed to relevant historical works of art which will expand their knowledge of art and broaden their artistic range.

"Acrylic painting"
Painting on canvas using acrylic paints.
Art students learn how to use acrylic paints, palette knives, brushes to paint on canvas. Lana Arkhi opens secrets of mixing colours, demonstrates different brush strokes, play of light and shadow. Students can choose any subject they want to paint (using photographs or still life) The amount of lessons unlimited.

Art classes for adults:
We care a lot about our children and invest in their education but what about some investment in you? Do you want to learn:
· How to draw realistically
· How to paint using oils or acrylics
· How to draw or paint portraits, animals, still life ·
And much more!

Are you an absolute beginner or perhaps wanting to refresh your skills? If so, why not try some art classes at Kent Talents art studio? We have small classes, that inspire confidence and will teach you how to draw and paint using our proven methods and tailor your learning to your needs. Supplies are included and we look after your unfinished work so you just need to arrive, ready to learn.

For beginners, we recommend 3 to 5 sessions for you to reach a basic standard from which you can build and use your skills independently.

The main focus of the class will be to improve drawing and painting skills through observational still life work. Lana Arkhi will attend to each student separately and as the class is not taught as a group, a full range of levels can be accommodated. Students will have the opportunity to use a variety of mediums ranging from pencil, charcoal, pastel and paint together with collage and mixed media. The emphasis will be on mastering the basic skills of drawing and painting by improving observational skills together with learning techniques for using tone and colour.

"The magic of Blue and White"
The technique of painting blue and white porcelain.
Lesson 1 Beginners - learning the technique of painting on paper (All materials are included) After the lesson you will have a greeting card painted on professional card paper.

Lesson 2 Intermediate - learning how to paint porcelain with waterbased paint which you can heat seal in oven. (All materials are included) After the lesson you will have a decorative porcelain plate painted overglaze.

Lesson 3 Advanced - learning how to use professional onglaze paint on ceramic tiles (All materials are included). Lana Arkhi does kiln firing for you. After the lesson you will have a blue and white tile/coaster, professionally fired (kiln firing normally takes 7 days)

Please book via the Contact form.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials provided
Tea/coffee, juice, biscuits


Lana Arkhi at Kent Talents Art studio
High Street
CT10 1JB
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Suitable for

  • Advanced/pro level
  • Children
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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In-person course
- - #22527

Both my children did two of Lana’s workshops this week, both happy and eager to learn more. Such a lovely and talented lady. X

Response from Kent Talents Art studio:

Dear Amy, Thank you so much. They are very talented and hard working. I enjoyed teaching them. Hope to see them again in our summer workshops. All the best, Lana.

In-person course
- - #17960

Today we had a lovely session with this wonderful artist Lana Arkhi. Not only is she a very talented artist herself, she also has the gift to pass her great knowledge onto others and share her vast experience. Her sessions are a delight to be in. I was very dubious about trying to paint... i can absolutely not draw ! However with hints and tips and a lot of encouragement from Lana, I now am the proud owner of my first painting ever ! So whether you can draw or not, just go along. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did. Highly recommended! Thank you Lana!!!

Response from Kent Talents Art studio:

Thank you very much, Marguerite.
Looking forward to seeing you again at Kent Talents.

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