Academic Preparation


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Throughout the duration of this course the student will become confident using a multitude of media ranging from pencils to watercolors and acrylics, enabling the student to develop and build a versatile portfolio needed to sit for his/her O Level art studies and beyond.

This course will help the student:

✓ Learn the Principles of drawing and painting: Perspective, colour, figure drawing, portraiture & still-life;

✓ Acquire new skills Painting in Acrylics & Watercolours;

✓ Become confident drawing figures, still-life & landscapes using time-proven techniques;

✓ Apply learned techniques to his own artistic compositions and create a versatile portfolio needed to sit for his examination.

Upcoming term commencement: June 2024

Sessions and times: Saturday 9-11AM

Duration: On-going  | Fee: 199 euros per term (12 lessons per term)

Summer enrollments made before 15th of March 2024 benefit from Early-Enrollment Discounts. Use coupon code: EarlySummerEnrollment24

 Winter Program Schedule 2022/23

Term 1: 14th October ’23 – 13th January ’24 (12 sessions)
Christmas Break: Dec 25th 2023- Jan 6th 2024
Term 2: 20th January – 7th April (12 sessions)
Easter Break: 9th- 22nd April 2024

Summer Term: 23rd June – Sep ’24 (12 sessions)
St. Maria shut-down: 2 weeks August 2024

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Course Description

Disclaimer: Due to the current COVID-19 situation being still liquid and as part of our Special H&S, Mitigation and Continuity of Learning Policy students may have the option to attend the course online or physically in-class*. Continue reading


* Physical classes are subject to be suspended or transferred online with or without prior notice depending on the then current COVID-19 situation. 

Course Overview

This course is specifically designed for the beginner or young student (13+) who wants to obtain confidence, and build a versatile portfolio using various mediums and techniques. This course is very well tailored for students who will be sitting for their O’Level examination. It is also very well suited for individuals who would like to engage in open art classes and develop good artistic technique and help create their first versatile art portfolio.

With the benefit of small-sized classes individual attention and guidance is provided all throughout the course, as per the student’s, performance level.

Lessons are very easy-to-follow yet highly challenging and engaging enough to get you continually progressing.

What will you Learn after this course?

 Learn how to draw still-life, animals, botanical objects using time-proven techniques;
  Discover human anatomy, ratios, linear and non-linear perspectives, render tonal values, colour theory and more…
✓  Learn to Intuitively draw figures, realistic portraits, facial expressions, city-scapes using different media;
✓  You’ll become confident using various mediums from Pencils & Charcoals to Watercolours & Acrylics;
✓  Obtain trade secrets of unique creative and artistic techniques used by Professional Artists uniquely taught by Kelsey;

Meet the Tutor

Kelsey May Connor - Tutor Profile | AK Malta

Kelsey May Connor | B.A. (Hons) Fine Arts

Kelsey, is a professional fine artist from Senglea. She has been studying art form a very young age under many master artists.

Throughout her academic studies she has devoted most of her time delving in the studies of Classical and Surrealism Art at the Malta Institute of Fine Arts.

Alongside her teaching career with both adult and young students, Kelsey is a full-time practicing artist and has been involved in many artistic projects both commercially and for private clients. She has been most recently renowned for her quick narration sketches on Kelma Kuljum on TVM – a local initiative which explains language through hand drawn sketches- which to Kelsey’s name reflects the great draftsmanship and strong storytelling skills. She has also been granted the responsibility for the design of the Enemalta memorial-monument in Marsa.

Oil Painting with Kelsey May Connor in the tradition of Classical Realism | Art Classes Malta
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Classical Painting with Kelsey May Connor in the tradition of Classical Realism

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Sandrina EnglandAfter attending the Classical Realism course | 07/04/19

Art Classes Malta is a very good and professional school in Malta. I loved the courses of Painting and Classical Realism. The tutors were amazing and the level and depth of these courses is unparalleled locally. I have enrolled for another course in Interior Design.. looking forward for this new experience as well!

Eman BusuttilAfter attending the Beginner Art programme and Classical Realism course

I am truly enjoying coming to the course , I adore your work ! 😍Thank you for the experience you share with us!. Many thanks 😘

Gina Laura SalibaAfter attending the Watercolour beginner's course

My daughter really loves attending her lessons with ms Kelsey. I also attended 2 adult courses one with Kelsey and with Stefan.Great tutors I am very happy and thankful for offering us with such great courses!

Carmen AgiusAfter attending the Beginner Art programme

Great tutors, would recommend to anyone that wants to develop their drawing and painting skills or just spend some time doing what they enjoy.

Alison RogersAfter attending the Classical Realism and Big Scale Anatomy courses

Loved every second going to these lessons. Its hard to find such intelligent and skilled teachers here in Malta! Please keep organizing more courses for us adults.

Raymond BorgAfter attending the Beginner Art programme and Big Scale Anatomy course

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I never drew anything in my life, but after some lessons, I drew still life and faces. Also you learn how to look at things like never before Thanks only goes to Kelsey.

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