Drawing and Painting for Beginners



This intensive art course is specifically designed for the beginner adult learner who wants to enjoy the self-expressive subject and intrinsic process of art. No worries of getting bored during this course! From realistic drawings, watercolour landscapes, acrylic portraits and much more…

Divided into 2 components this beginner programme offers a combination of different styles of art, aimed at keeping you engaged, motivated and excited.

During the course you will have the opportunity to:

✓ Learn the Foundations of Drawing: Perspective, colour theory, basic anatomy, portraiture & still-life;

✓ Acquire painting skills during the Watercolour and Acrylic painting workshops;

✓ Become confident drawing and painting using time-proven techniques;

✓  Obtain different techniques and apply them to your own artistic compositions to create a versatile portfolio

*This course tends to become full quickly

Upcoming commencement dates: Drawing – 27th May | Painting – 29th May 2019

Sessions and times: Monday 9-11AM; 7:30-9:30PM or Wednesday 7:30-9:30PM

Duration: 12 sessions per course | Fee: 195 per course


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Course Overview

Divided into 2 components. First the Realist Drawing in pencils and charcoal and secondly the painting component this course aimed to supply the student with both theoretical foundation and a holistic worldview of representational art together with training the student in various methods and techniques resulting in a versatile art portfolio.

Is this Course Right for you?

The Art course for beginners is specifically designed for the busy Adult learner who wants to obtain confidence and build a versatile  portfolio using various mediums and techniques.

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.

For a detailed overview of the course you may download the full course syllabus.

What will you Learn after this course?

✓  Learn how to draw using time-proven techniques;
✓  Ability to intuitively draw whatever you see or imagine and progress from basic to advanced levels;
  Discover human anatomy, different perspectives & Portraiture techniques;
✓  Obtain new techniques which focus on optimizing and enhancing both your Visual & Observational Skills  and Creativity skills;
✓  You will learn through proven, non-traditional art practices, which enables you keep developing and improving your skills after the Course is Finished;
✓  You’ll become confident using various mediums from Pencils & Charcoals to Watercolours & Acrylics;
✓  You’ll be taught by Professional Realism & Surrealism Fine Artist;

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.

Despite her young age, Kelsey 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 and for the design of the Enemalta anniversary monument in Marsa.

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What our students have to say

Its a very interesting seminar, and the way it was explained the Golden Ratio it looks very simple and very important.

After attending the Golden Ratio course with Stefan PriehybaCharles Zammit

Amazing seminar and workshop on the Golden Ratio with Stefan Priehyba. Well done to the team for your professionalism. It was highly enlightening and i thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to more.

Sonia BorgAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Thank you AKartistry for the professional organisation. The topic was inspiring and truly interesting, we had a pleasant time.

Gabriella MalliaAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Very Well Done. Top is the best word i can find. Something special.

Aaron LuAfter attending the Golden Proportions

For those art lovers out there, Art Classes provides the right environment where you can indulge in learning about real art. If you’re hooked on classical and fine art, this is the place to be.

Paul FarrugiaAfter attending the Classical Realism Introductory course and the Life Portrait Painting specialization course

It was an amazing workshop! looking forward to the next 🙂

Sephora BaldacchinoAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Thank you 😊 Great opportunity. Loved every moment. 💚Ready for more😊😊 hope to work with you all very soon. Xxx

Stephanie CalascioneAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Thanks a lot, I'm very grateful for attending your workshps Štefan Priehyba Camilleri, was a great experience and very interesting. You really have a good way of explaining and delivering such knowledge. And also a big thanks to Kelsey and Andrei of Art Classes Malta too for making it happen. 🙂

Raisa BusuttilAfter attending the Golden Proportions course

Wish the sessions aren't over. These intense 7 days in self-portraiture with Karl Froman were worth every penny and more!! Thanks Karl. I've learnt so much. Looking forward to the next 🙂

Elisabeth BrincatAfter attending the Classical Realism specialization course in Self Portrait Painting

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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Additional information

Commencement Date

January, May, October

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Course 1: Realist Drawing course, Course 2: Painting in Watercolour and Acrylics

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Monday 9-11AM, Monday 7:30-9:30PM, Wednesday 7:30-9:30PM


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