Art Classes Durbanville

Unleash Your Creativity

Learn To Draw And Paint Like A Pro

With Step-by-step Art Courses.

Learn From Professional and International Artist Leonie.E.Brown

Have you always wanted to learn how to draw and paint but didn’t know where to start?


You’re not alone. Millions of people dream of becoming artists, but many of them give up because they think they don’t have the talent or the time.


But the truth is, anyone can learn to draw and paint. All you need is a little guidance and the right tools.


That’s where Lifeart School and Online Academy come in.


We offer a variety of step-by-step online courses that will teach you everything you need to know to get started with art. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, we have the perfect course for you.

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Beginner to Professional Artist

Premium Art Course: The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Independent Artist

This comprehensive art course offers a comprehensive introduction to over 30 painting techniques, colour mixing, and designing unique paintings. It provides a starting point for budding creatives to explore classic and modern styles, learn about art supplies and colour mixing, and create effects. The ultimate goal is to help students express themselves creatively through art.

LifeArt School Portrait Paining

Paint Beautiful Portraits

This comprehensive online course on portrait painting offers a step-by-step approach to learning various styles and techniques.

It covers basic drawing and painting basics to advanced techniques.

The course uses palettes invented by Artist and Teacher Leonie.e. Brown, allowing for quick and repeatable results. Each art class tutorial leads to a defined end result.

The course is designed as a step-by-step, hands-on learning experience, covering classic portraits to modern contemporary styles using impressionistic styles and colors.

Amazing Abstract Art

Are you struggling to express yourself through shape, colour, and form?
If so, it’s time to take your art to the next level.

Abstract painting is the purest form of personal expression, allowing you to freely express and communicate your vision and heart.

It’s the perfect way to overcome the overwhelming white space in front of you and take your art to the next level.

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Learn From Professional and International Artist Leonie.E.Brown

Step-By-Step Personal Instructions And Easy Repeatable Recipes

Comprehensive Beginners Art Course The Enthusiast

Learn from experienced and qualified international artist and instructor

Explore new possibilities in painting with a variety of tools and techniques.

Learn to understand your brushes and choose the right equipment to define your style.

Join us on a journey of self-expression and discovery.

Art classes for all levels, at an affordable price!

Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned artist, our classes will teach you the essential skills you need to create stunningly realistic drawings and paintings. You'll learn how to identify and break down any object into its four basic shapes, see the minute details using negative space, proportion, and measuring techniques, and create three-dimensional illusions.

learn at your own pace and on your own schedule

Our self-paced classes teach you everything you need to know about painting, from the basics of color theory and brushstrokes to advanced techniques like glazing and impasto. You'll learn how to paint with any palette, and you'll master 37 essential painting techniques used by the world's greatest artists, including Rembrandt, van Gogh, and Monet.


See What Our Happy Customers Say

Leonie Brown is an amazing artist who brings the most ordinary to life -opening and taking one’s heart on the “deep and beautiful work of soul-making” (Sue Monk Kidd) we are all on.


She is a gifted teacher who takes you through the process of art step by step, giving you the tools and skills to work independently and with creative freedom. She is encouraging when you think you can’t draw or paint and has the gift of “stepping on one’s shoes without messing up their shine”.


Thanks, Leonie

Pam Topham

Leonie was the best art teacher I ever had!


She pays equal attention to every student in class, making sure to teach or give advice to one after the other while taking their different skill levels into account.


She is always friendly and respectful and is not only interested in her student’s progress but also in them enjoying what they do.


No matter what skill level you are, even if you’re beginning from scratch, I would definitely recommend LifeArt School.

Denise Reisenbauer

This is where I go to Art School on Friday mornings. For me, this is a dream come true, a second chance to do what I love and do it well.

Leonie Edna Brown teaches a complete art curriculum that starts you off with the absolute and fundamental basics and takes you all the way through to becoming a professional artist. I am still early in my journey, and I can tell you that my eyes have been opened in new ways, to see more clearly.


For those who are now sufficiently envious but cannot get to actual physical classes, Leonie has new online classes! So you too can learn in your own time! Go check it out!

And thank you, Leonie, for being the wonderful teacher you are!

Belinda Mesecke


2 Classes p/m

  • 2 Classes per month
  • Lower Cost
  • Catch up classes availble
  • Facebook Support Group
  • Instagram Free Tutorials

3 Classes p/m

  • 3 Classes per month
  • Lower Cost
  • Catch up classes availble
  • Facebook Support Group
  • Instagram Free Tutorials


  • You can start at any time of the year.


  • As many as you would like.
  • Most people do one painting class per week.


  • Each class is three hours long.


Painting Monday from  6 pm – 9 pm

Painting Wednesdays  from 10 am – 1 pm

Painting Fridays from 9.30 am – 12.30 pm


Yes, you are more than welcome to join us for coffee, rusks and the smell of paint.


No experience needed. LifeArt School caters for the beginner as well as the more experienced artist that want to extend their knowledge.


Yes, Group bookings are welcome, depending on venue availability.


  • 2023

    • Painting classes are R375.00 per class payable per month x 4 or 5 lessons.
    • 4 Classes per month will cost R1500.00
    • The minimum number of lessons allowed is x 2 per month at R430.00 per lesson. 
    • 2 Classes per month will cost R860.00
    • 3 Classes per month will cost R1290.00
    • The classes do not include art materials.
  • The class can be made up on an alternative date.
  • If you miss the Monday painting class, you can make it up on a Friday, depending on seating availability.
  • It is important that you contact the teacher ahead of time.
  • Please note that classes can only be made up in the year missed. They cannot be carried over to the next year.
  • No, missed classes cannot be financially refunded or taken off the next months payment.
  • You can either make up the missed class or forfeit the class.
  • Invoices will be sent out from 15 – 20th of each month for the next month.
  • Students need to pay by 30th of the current month for the next month’s lessons.
  • Please note that LifeART School is a small business. All funds get used immediately to pay for Business Running Costs like, rent, water, lights etc. If you do not pay on time, business payments cannot be done. Your late payments endanger the continuation of the School.
  • No pay as you come per lesson.

Students payment need to reflect in LifeArt School Account by 30th of each month. 

  • Late payment not reflected on 30th will be charged with an additional 10%
  • Consistent late payers will get  x 3 written warnings.
  • On the 3rd written letter, the person will be asked to leave the end of the month. 
  • Teachers are allowed x 2 sick days per class = 12 days per year.
  • No refunds will be given.
  • The class still counts as part of the monthly payment.
  • The class will be closed during Public Holidays.
  • Classes will continue during School Holidays.
  • During Public Holidays, the  student is till liable for the full month of payment.
    • Venue, water, electricity etc still has to get paid. No discounts are offered to Lifeart School for public Holidays or December Holidays.
  • If the students go on holiday for a month or more than a month, pay in advance for the next month’s lessons to keep your space or run the risk of losing your place.
  • No spaces will be kept without prior arrangement and payment.
  • Students can not just leave but have to give one calendar months notice as well as fill in the relevant forms.
    • See cancel class subscription below.
  • LifeART School will close on the last Saturday of the 2nd week of December and open on the first Monday of the 3rd week in January
  • The students are still liable to pay for the full month of December and January.
  • Venue, water, electricity etc still has to get paid. No discounts are offered to Lifeart School for public Holidays or December Holidays.
  • Missed classes due to closure will be offered as an extra class during the following year.
  • All Rights Reserved.
  • April 2004 to the current year.
  • The following items are under Copyright license for LifeART (LAS) + Leonie.e.Brown Artist (LEB)
    • All original work created by LAS students or LEB including art, paintings, demo, literature, lessons, photographs, designs and other tangible creative creations will stay the intellectual property of LAS and the SP, Leonie.e.Brown.
    • LEB and LAS personal and unique expressions of ideas and teaching concepts.
    • You may not reproduce or communicate any of the content on this website, including files and photographs downloadable from this website, without the express permission of the copyright owner.
    • The owners of copyright in the content on this website may receive compensation for the use of their content by educational institutions and governments, including from licensing schemes managed by Copyright Agency.
    • All artwork produced by the students during class time can be used by LAS and SP for marketing purposes.
  • We may change these terms of use from time to time. Check before re-using any content from this website.
  • LifeART School and the Sole Proprietor (SP) is not responsible for any injuries, goods stolen or lost property on any of the rental properties.
  • LifeArt School and Studio is not responsible for any Acts of God provisions, also called “Force Majeure” clauses, relate to events outside human control, like flash floods, earthquakes, national disasters, plaques or other natural or unforeseen disaster(s). A refund or rescheduling may (as per the discretion of the SP), still be called for, and if so decided between BOTH parties being LifeArt School SP and named student, but direct liability under the contract is not the responsibility of LifeArt School or its Sole Proprietor.

Register now and unlock free extra tutorials and videos!

Let’s elevate your artistic journey together. Sign up here!

Register here and unlock free extra tutorials and videos!

Let’s elevate your artistic journey together. Sign up here!

Ready to take your art to the next level?

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