Category Archives: Painting Classes

Our Painting Classes

Bob Ross said that anyone could learn to paint, all they needed was the desire. Many people want to paint, but they don’t think they have the skills. Come to one of my painting classes with the desire, and we will teach you the skills.

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We are holding regular all-day painting classes in Milton Keynes and Buckingham. You will see a subject painting, and we will show you how to paint it. We will teach you in a simple step-by-step manner, that you will follow. We will demonstrate a step, and then have you repeat that step on your own canvas. By the end of the day, you will have produced your own work of art. You will take your masterpiece home and be proud to hang on your wall.

In some cases we will give you the subject, and you will be able to paint it in your own colours

Either complete our contact form or email me Russell Collins for further information.

Bob Ross Painting Northern Lights

Bob Ross Painting Northern Lights

Picture of the Bob Ross Painting Northern Lights

The Bob Ross Painting Northern Lights

One of the most popular paintings taught, is the Bob Ross painting Northern lights. Northern Lights uses a black canvas, and 8 colours to produce a monochrome Arctic night scene. Add in the Northern Lights, and you have a painting that you will be proud to hang on your wall, see the video below to see how it is done, Contact me, Russell Collins if you would like me to take you on a journey from a black canvas to your own masterpiece. I am preparing my painting classes for 2018 and Northern Lights will be one of the first paintings.


Howe Park Wood – Painting Day

Howe Park Wood – Fantasy Forest

Join us on Sunday 30th April to paint this stunning landscape woodland scene that is inspired by Howe Park Wood. At the end of the day you will take home this Bob Ross style masterpiece to hang on your wall. This is a fantastic painting for any standard of painter from the “never painted before”, to the experienced. Although this is a relatively biggie at 100cm x 40cm, you can do a smaller canvas if you wish.

Howe Park Wood Fantasy Forest

Howe Park Wood – Fantasy Forest Painting Day

We will provide all materials including the canvas, paints and brushes, and other materials. but bring your own painting clothes. The price includes tea, coffee and biscuits, as well as a Subway lunch.

A Painting of hoew Park Wood As The Sun Goes Down

Howe Park Wood at sunset, with a small stream running through the trees.

You should be able to add your own colours in this workshop (within reason) and you can see alternatives below. You can paint it in a range of spring, summer, or autumnal colours as shown below. Bring the children and let them do their own on a smaller canvas for half price. If you are under 18 then your cost will be £40.00.


Daisies Aglow

 Paint Your Own “Daisies Aglow” – Based on an idea by Marion Dutton

Daisies aglow

Daisies Aglow

An eye catching, but simple painting that is easy to do. Join me for a day time workshop on the 5th December and you will be taking this home. You will paint it under my tuition and it will be your own masterpiece.

Marion Dutton’s “Daisies Aglow” painting is the subject of my next art lesson. It is a still life depicting a burning candle, with a floral base. It has a suitably Christmas feel and can be painted in any colour you want. This workshop will let you customise your art. You can paint it in blue, dark green, red – the choice will be yours.

You should join me on December 5th, and at the end of the day, you will have your own personal masterpiece.  Then you can turn your masterpiece into Christmas cards, that should arrive within a week. (more…)