Old Masters Academy

with John Skelcher
Monday 24th
Tuesday 25th
Wednesday 26th
Thursday 27th
Friday 28th
Saturday 29th
Sunday 30th
Inspiration - Create
Who is this class for?


  • Want to paint like the old masters and stretch your abilities?
  • Develop your creative skills further
  • Improve your self esteem in a community of enthusiastic artists
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The class will become available to join 15 minutes before it is due to start.

2022-01-23T13:00:00Z - 2022-01-23T14:00:00Z
Old Masters Academy Discover the techniques and principles of painting that were used by famous masters to help you develop your own unique style.
Old Masters Academy Class

"Hi, I'm John and there's a great deal we can learn from the masters and their technique in developing our own, unique style of painting. 

This is a fast-paced class, focusing on different media every week. Join me to discover the techniques and principles of painting and drawing used by famous masters. During the class you will:

  • Understand why these principles are essential in creating strong evocative artworks;
  • Explore ideas, styles and work of various masters;
  • Produce your own artworks guided by step by step demonstration;
  • Form a critical understanding of painting and drawing.

Expand your critical understanding and practical abilities in painting and drawing to help improve your mental health and general wellbeing. 

Increase your self-esteem, improve your self-appreciation and confidence through self-accomplishment. Art is such a wonderful thing to do."

Meet the instructor John Skelcher
John is a practicing landscape painter en plein-air with over 15 years of art tutoring experience. Since graduating with his degree in Fine Art Painting and Drawing, John studied classical realist painting at Angel Academy Florence and The Paris Academy of Art and his work has appeared in national exhibitions both in Britain and abroad. John has been listed in various international art competitions and featured on Sky Arts’ ‘Landscape Painter of the Year’ in 2018. “Art has the power to transform, illuminate and to educate, inspire and motivate”
Geek Notes

Benefits of engaging in visual arts include:

  • Self-expression 
  • Self-discovery
  • Benefit relationships
  • Social cohesion
  • Sense of achievement
  • Mental health
  • Improving wellbeing
  • Maintaining cognition.

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