Frequently asked questions
Adult Group Class
Q: Can I paint or draw anything I want?
A: Yes you can! We do not believe in classes that require everyone to paint the same object (unless specifically requested). From a student's perspective, I would like to paint something that is meaningful and that I am drawn to visually in order to really enjoy the learning process. Just pick any image be it a photograph or artwork and according to your skill level and time frame, we can advise its level of difficulty and an average completion time. If you do not have a specific image in mind, just let us know what kind of artworks you like and we can advise you which artworks would suit well for you. :)
Q: Do I have to bring my artworks home every lesson?
Q: I am a complete beginner can I join this class?
Q: I am not a beginner but I am having trouble with my progress in art. Will this class benefit me?
A: Of course! As this is class gives each student close personal guidance, we would recommend you to let us know the specific problem that you are facing so that we can help break it down for you, why this is happening and how you can improve as well as recommend specific types of artwork and exercises for you to strengthen that specific skill.
Q: I have no talent. :') Can I join?
A: If you are convinced that you have no talent but still want to try, I suggest that you sign up for a trial course first so that we can have a look at your hidden capabilities before you label yourself as talentless. Personally I do not believe that people are born with a talent for art. It is very much about how you observe shapes and how you transfer that information to your hand and all these can be taught. We have several exercises and tips and tricks to help realise your potential. :)
Q: I am colour blind or have visual cognition issues.
A: Even one of the most famous artists Claude Monet was colour blind due to his cataracts. There is nothing wrong with capturing the world in your own colour spectrum, in fact it makes it all the more special. As long as you can differentiate dark from light there shouldn't be an issue, there is plenty of beautiful artworks you can create in monochrome as well. If you have cognition issues, I suggest you sign up for a trial class first to see if you are the next Picasso. There are plenty of art styles and art that does not have to be created in a realistic style.
Q: My relative has mental disability or autism. Can he or she join?
A: Only some of our instructors have experience in teaching special needs students. Therefore I suggest that if they are high functioning, they can sign up for a private class with the appropriate instructor. The student's guardian must also always be present during the class in case of emergencies and to make the new environment a comfortable one for them.
Q. I am slightly below 15 years of age, can I join?
A: Our average class age is around 26 years old. If you are comfortable and show maturity in your learning there should not be a problem. :)
Q: Can I bring my child to join this class with me?
A: If your child is below the age of 15 I am afraid not. This is to ensure that the other students are comfortable in their class environment. A younger child would require different teaching methods to engage them and also would need much closer guidance. The 2.5h duration could also prove to be too long for their attention spans. If your child is slightly below 15 years of age and shows maturity we can allow it. However, if your child is much younger, we would suggest doing a private group class with your child.
Q: How are the lessons structured? Can I switch from painting to drawing anytime?
A: Yes you can! The lessons are flexibly structured according to what you want to achieve. If you want to do something relaxing we will help recommend artworks and mediums that would suit your interests. Therefore if you are interested in portraiture, we could start with pencil first to get the proportion right, next we can try out colour with watercolour and next oil painting.
Q: I want to create a portfolio to apply to a school or for work. Can I join this class?
A: Yes! Just let us know prior where and what you are intending to use the portfolio to apply for and we can advise and discuss the timeframe, necessary artworks needed and presentation to create a cohesive and comprehensive portfolio. We recommend that all artworks be created in your own unique style as it is important for them to represent you. Do note that some individual preparation on your part may be needed for content creation, e.g sourcing of images and style references.
Q: I just want to paint to relax. Can I join this class?
A: Of course! Do let us know the amount of guidance preferred. If anything crops up, we are right there to assist you with any problem you may be facing. :)
Q: When can I start my class? Do I have to wait for the next window? Can I start now?
Q: I have signed up for a package but I cannot make it for a class this week. What should I do?
A: Once you sign up for a package, your spot in that class will be reserved every week. A 24h notice is needed for cancellation of class or else the class will have to be forfeited. Classes can be canceled as long as the 4 classes are used up within 6 weeks for the 4 lesson set or if your 8 classes are finished in 10 weeks for the 8 lesson set. Any classes that have past the 6 or 8 week mark will be forfeited. However, you may choose to sign up for a class on another day other than your usual one if there are available slots.
Q: I am unable to commit for a package. Can I share with a friend?
Q: Do I have to bring my own materials?
A: All materials will be provided! This includes A4 canvas boards as well. If you wish to use larger canvases or unique materials you may purchase them from us or they can be bought on your behalf with prior notice. Unique materials include, glitter and metallic paints, painting texture mediums and impasto mediums
Q: Is this class Skills Future claimable?
A: Unfortunately we are not. However, we are working on it!
Q: Will we be awarded a certificate for this class?
A: Sorry but we are not authorized to award certificates as we offer flexible classes instead of a fixed structured course with an end date and specific learning objectives. However, we are happy to provide a written letter of proof that you have attended classes for that specific duration or a letter of recommendation for your school or job entry requirements.
(Please note that we reserve the right to decline issuing a letter of recommendation for any reason.)
Q: What is the difference between a trial lesson and a regular lesson?
Nothing! We understand that it is daunting to commit to a set of lessons (for some) without trying it out first. We are confident and take pride in the classes we provide and in our instructors as well, but it's best to let you guys experience it and understand why as well right? ;)
For the trial lesson, we will usually recommend choosing an artwork that you may be able to finish within one lesson (in case you don't wish to come back, at least you can bring home a finished piece). However, if you really really really must paint your beloved pet or partner or the Mona Lisa, we can help you to gague how many lessons it may take as well. haha
Q: What if I have not finished my painting in one lesson. Do I have to pay for an extra lesson when I have not finished my painting?
Sorry that you did not manage to finish your painting in one lesson, but we have finished the class. haha. You are welcome to bring home your painting to continue it on your own or you can opt for more lessons to complete it.
We can help to estimate how many lessons your artwork of choice may take, but the final duration would depend on your speed.
Do note that the Mona Lisa was not completed in 2.5h! :)