Personalised tuition



Product Description

Personalised, one day tailored tuition to suit your needs.

Price £336 inc. VAT, for one or two people attending (one booking). All professional quality materials and lunch is included.

Expand your knowledge. Develop your skills. Grow your career.

Take a creative leap in your artistic development and get exactly the focussed learning you need to get your art or art career to the next level.

Book a day of personalised tuition with Helen, tailored to your (and your friend’s) requirements. The price for the day is the same for either one or two people attending. Choose techniques specifically relevant to you and your needs, from the following options, or contact us for a tailor made day incorporating what you’d like to learn


Lesson Group 1: Acrylics A-Z

Starting from scratch – everything you need to know about these easy to use, amazingly versatile paints.
Acrylic watercolour techniques
Acrylic oil techniques
The next level – exploring acrylic grounds and gels
‘Open’ – slow drying techniques, including printing

Lesson Group 2: The ‘Creative Me’ method of painting
How to start a painting, two fail proof and fun techniques
Line and design, simple strategies to effective paintings
Incorporating simple colour theory to make your paintings stand out
Easy ways to access your own unique artistic style
Developing creative confidence
How to finish a painting

Lesson Group 3: The Business of Art
Making Social Media work for you
Web site design and shop front knowledge
Selling your work – online and in person
Moneterising your work – prints, licensing images, publishing, teaching.


Lunch: We provide  a home made vegetarian lunch, as well as teas, coffees and snacks.  Workshops are restricted to 2 people (one booking). Please advise us if you have any dietary requirements.

More info: please wear old clothes or an apron – this could get messy!
All materials and a delicious lunch are included. This includes all the necessary paints, canvases and tools.
We restrict the class size to 2 people (one booking), please inform us if you are bringing a friend.


“I loved every minute of my personalised day with Helen.  I’d not painted for years and was looking for a way back in. The day gave me tips, techniques and bags loads of ideas and inspiration. Can’t wait to get back into my art work, I’d missed it so much” Jules, Spring 2016

“My day with Helen was so inspiring. I now feel ready to actually launch my own art business. Time well spent with Helen provided me with a detailed plan for my business for the next 6 months and strategies I can start working on immediately. Helen generously shared her inside knowledge of the art world and gave me valuable lessons about how to succeed – and what to avoid!  I feel really optimistic and confident that I can, in fact, really make it as an artist”  Shell, 2015



Venue. All the personalised day workshops are held in Helen’s own working studio. You will be encouraged to explore her working space and techniques. You will use the same high quality, professional grade paints and materials as Helen does.

Dates. Select your preferred date for the drop down menu above. Other dates may be available – please get in touch to enquire.


Ideas for your day

“Invaluable, inside knowledge that just isn’t available elsewhere”

We will custom build the day around your needs. Once you have booked your day we will be in touch to plan how we can best fulfil your requirements. Choose either a day looking at painting practice, or professional development. Or even, half and half. It’s your day, tell us how we can make it special for you.



It may be you are completely new to painting and want to know all about acrylic paint and it’s application. Or, it may be that you want to kickstart your creativity after a break. Or maybe learn the latest techniques with acrylics to give your paintings a real edge. Perhaps some mentoring too? developing creative confidence and getting past blocks that can hold you back.

Whatever you need for your next creative leap, take it hand in hand with us.  There really is nothing we like better than helping others develop their creativity.


Professional development

Or you may be thinking about taking the next step and becoming a professional artist, and would like to know more about managing and promoting your business, holding your own workshops,  or how to sell more art. You may want to learn about licensing your images, building your website, selling to galleries, making prints, using social media, copyright and intellectual property rights. Any of the myriad of skills that make for a successful artistic career. We’d love to help.

All personalised 121 days are delivered by Helen Elliott,

a successful international artist, author and educator.



You can cancel up to four weeks in advance  and receive a 90% refund, after that a 50% refund will be given up to one week before to the course. In all events we will offer an alternative date.


We guarantee that you will achieve your aims for the day and increase your knowledge base in the agreed areas, or we will give you your money back.

Additional Information

personalised tuition dates available

16th January 2017, 20th February 2017, 20th March 2017, 17th April, 22nd May, 25th September 2017, 23rd October

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