Basic Membership is suitable for beginners and those wanting to improve their skills. You will learn how to draw beautiful detailed realism. You will have unlimited access to the entire course. It is suitable for students looking for the flexibility of a self-study course.

  • All Projects and Key Units are fully demonstrated with clear easy to follow step-by-step instructions

  • Full access to all KEY UNITS. This is where you will do the big chunks of learning.

  • Full access to all PROJECTS. This is where you will create your artwork!

  • New modules will automatically be sent to you the moment they are released.

  • Access to the entire course 24/7 - any day, any time, giving you complete flexibility to fit in with your commitments and lifestyle! You can also replay any module or video as many times as you like. Note access is only available whilst subscription is current, if subscription is cancelled you will only have access to the FREE modules.

  • Ability to download worksheets, photo references and information sheets. (Note videos are NOT downloadable)

  • This is a "self-study" course, modules are pre-recorded (note that there are no live tuitorials or zoom lessons). This means you can work at your own pace, start and stop whenever you wish, giving you complete flexibility. There are no deadlines, no assessments, no exams, no pressure.

  • The course can be accessed through your computer, ipad or mobile phone giving you even more flexibility! (I recommend a computer or ipad because the larger screen will give you a clearer view of drawing demonstrations).

  • Basic Membership students have no access to the Show & Tell Community Group and therefore no access to ask questions of the tutor. If you would like to be able to connect up with other students and get feedback from Vanessa, then the Full Membership may suit you better (Note Full Membership is not available for students under 18yrs).

Is BASIC MEMBERSHIP suitable for children as well as adults?


 This course is very suitable for older children.  

It is ideal for those kids who love drawing and wish to improve their skills.  The drawing style is realism and they will learn how to create beautiful detailed drawings.  The Key Units in the course will teach them all the important skills they will need and there will be lots of great drawing projects to do.  All Key Units and Projects are clearly explained and fully demonstrated. There are no deadlines, students can do it at their own pace.

Most teenagers will be able to comfortably and independently work their way through the course .  

Children aged 8-13 years may need some support from an adult, particularly for working with the grids.  

The course is not recommended for children under the age of 8 years of age.


  • How long does the course take?

    That is completely up to you, it has no fixed time frame, it is completely flexible. New modules will be added to the course on a regular basis. You can stay for a few months or a few years, it is your choice.

  • How do I pay?

    When you enroll you enter your credit card details. Payments will be processed through the secure Stripe payment processing platform. Your subscription payments will then be charged to your account automatically every three months or monthly according to the payment option selected.

  • What if I want to cancel my subscription?

    You can cancel your subscription at any time by going to My Account Billing and selecting Cancel for your subscription. Note that you will not receive a partial refund if it is part way through the billing period. You will continue to have access to the course until the end of that billing period.

  • What art materials will I need?

    The Start Up Kits (see below) make it easy and simple to get the materials you will need. Alternatively you can purchase your art materials at your local art store using the materials list provided in the course. I have deliberately designed the course in a way that keeps the cost of art materials at an affordable level.

Do you need art materials?

A range of start up kits are available to suit all budgets.