All About Painting!

Designed for the true beginner, as well as advanced artists that want to refine their skills, these affordable 4-week classes are will introduce you to all the knowledge you need to become a great artist. Learn about the basic tools and techniques of Acrylics and Oils alongside other first-time artists. Whet your appetite, meet some new people, then move on to the main course for a more immersive experience.

Painting Courses

In all of our Art Painting Courses, different techniques and mediums are investigated through various theoretical and practical paintings

Courses include Drawing, Painting, Classical and Modern Portraits, Advanced techniques and Abstracts collage and Monoprints, among others. Students from all levels of skill and talent are invited to join our classes. Space is limited so that students can receive sufficient individual attention from their teacher. 

Learn to Paint in 52 days.

You can only draw a stick figure. Your colors turn to mud. You start at the top and end up on the side…
You don’t know HOW!

You are exactly the kind of person that will do well on this course. Come on a journey of self-discovery while you have fun learning all the techniques and styles. Each technique and style will result in a final painting. At the end of the course the student will have painted 20 paintings.

Learn how to paint while having fun doing so. You will be amazed at what you will accomplish

The course is divided up into three modules that covers everything from brushes to your final painting.


Module One to Three

Module 1

Different pens and brushes and their functions. How to observe and draw correctly. Basic shapes. Drawing Negative ans positive space. Notan. Basic painting techniques and much more!

Module 2

How to work with color. How to mix any color you can imagine. Tints, tones and shades. Good color combinations. Different painting styles and much more!

Module 3

How to design any painting from realism to abstract using design elements like viewpoint, rule of thirds, horizon linen, perspective, uneven percentages and much more!

Advanced Painting Techniques

Advanced Technique can only be done after completion of Learn to Paint***

You can make a dramatic change to your painting immediately, and yet you’ll still be excited about what you can paint in two decades’ time, because learning advanced technique opens us to our higher imagination as well, bit by bit, with each painting we accomplish.

Each technique will be practised as a large scale painting of your own choice. In the process, you will discuss and debate your choices with your teacher. This will be part of the training you how to make independent choices based on what you see in front of you, and not just copying something from a picture.

Realistic to Modern Portrait Painting​

In this Portrait Painting course will teach you how to paint beautiful, realistic and modern portraits that captures the subject’s likeness. This course is unique in how it breaks down the complex topic of portrait drawing into simple and easily understood, step-by-step exercises

You’ll begin by learning the basics of the human head. Each new concept will be completed by an initial drawing and practice painting. Once you understand all the basics of human anatomy and have done the various exercises, you will continue to paint a full self-portrait, in the classical method. Once that has been done you will then move on to the more modern interpretation of Portrait Painting.

Amazing Abstracts

Who should do this course? Anyone who wants to explore non-representational painting. Anyone who wants to strengthen and develop their own voice as a painter. Anyone interested in taking risks with their painting. Anyone who wants to have more confidence in their own way of painting.

Prospective students need no prior experience..

The Teacher

Leonie.e.Brown, is a professional artist that loves to share her knowledge with her students. Being an artist also helps her to understand their frustrations and problems. She also has an Honours degree in Fine Art as well as a Teaching Diploma. She worked for 20 years in the advertising and marketing industry, before deciding to pursue her career as an artist on a full-time basis.    

The mission of LifeArt Studio and School is to inspire and engage adults of all ages, abilities, and economic means in the arts. LifeArt strive to contribute to the creation of great works of art. To provide the highest standard of education to students wishing to become professional artists.

Based in central Durbanville, Cape Town, it offers a wide range of art courses to a very diverse group of participants.

The School also helps the local community by sponsoring two free students per class when possible. 

“Everything you can imagine is real”

 Pablo Picasso