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

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

  • Access to the entire course 24/7 with unlimited replays

  • Lessons are all pre-recorded (no live Zoom!) so you can go at your own pace, giving you complete flexibility. No deadlines, no pressure.

  • The course can be accessed through your computer, ipad or mobile phone

  • No access to the Show&Tell Community Group


Basic Membership


  • Is it really suitable for ABSOLUTE beginners?

    YES! You do not need ANY experience or special talent to do the course. It is designed for absolute beginners with very clear step-by-step instructions and easy to follow demonstrations.

  • Is Basic Membership suitable for kids?

    YES! It is perfect for older kids who want to learn how to draw detailed realism. Most teenagers will be able to work through the course independently. Children aged 10-13 may need some adult help, particularly with the grids. It is not recommended for children under 10 years.

  • What's the difference between Basic Membership and Full Membership?

    Basic Membership has no access to the Show&Tell Community Group (they both have full access to all the modules of the course).

  • How long does the course take?

    That is completely up to you, it has no fixed time frame, it is completely flexible. You can stay for just a few months or longer, 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.

  • Is there a Satisfaction Guarantee?

    Yes! We really hope you enjoy the course, but if you decide it is not for you or change your mind, within 14 days of joining, you can contact Vanessa and receive a full refund of your first payment. Email: [email protected] Please note this guarantee does not apply if the majority of the Key Unit and/or Project has been completed

  • 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. The course has been designed to keep the cost of art materials at an affordable level.


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