Hello! The next session of Portraits – Your Art, Your Way begins on 9th January 2017. The October 2016 class is soon coming to an end and the work the students have been sharing is incredibly inspiring. They have been working in a variety of mediums to create portraits that are full of expression and emotion and the feedback has been extremely positive.

“This class has been beyond amazing and I have been learning so so much. I have taken lots of online classes from different teachers but i can honestly say with confidence that you are the most dedicated and amazing teacher that I’ve had and really appreciate all the work and effort you put into your workshops and your continued support throughout.You have been so generous with sharing your knowledge.” (Shaparak Lonning)

I am delighted to announce the creation of the new Gillian Lee Smith Art School Scholarship Program. For the first round of scholarships, I’ll be offering two scholarship places for the sold out course beginning in January and you can find all the information below on how to apply.

Please make sure you read and understand all of the information below before submitting your application.

The scholarship includes full access to the January 2017 session of Portraits – Your Art, Your Way. Each student has lifetime access (for as long as we are able to maintain the Art School site) and also access to the Facebook group where students interact and receive feedback from me for the duration of the live class.
This opportunity was created to provide an avenue by which anyone genuinely interested in a space in my ecourses could convey their sincere desire to participate and to utilise the course as a step along their unique journey as an artist.
In my courses and workshops, I encourage aspiring artists to use daily practice, writing, introspection and the study of other artists’ work and processes as the pathway to discovering one’s own style and expression. This is the basis of this scholarship program.
The application will require a bit of preparation and time to complete. Once you begin the online application, you may not save it or return to it later without beginning again. To facilitate your preparation, you can access a PDF version of the application below to familiarize yourself with prior to beginning the online application.
The application PDF is for your review as only online submissions will be accepted.
(Click on the link below to open the PDF.)
 Additional Information

Scholarship recipients will be required to take full advantage of the live aspect of the ecourse. This includes participation in the online Facebook group by posting work to receive feedback from me. The class groups are a very welcoming and encouraging space, and as well as learning from feedback on your own work, you will also gain valuable insights from the feedback given to other students.

Application Deadline – Monday 12th December 2016

Scholarship recipients will be informed via email on Thursday 22nd December 2016.


Thank you for your continued support of my work, workshops and ecourses. I wish you the best of luck in the application process!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at help@gillianleesmithartschool.com.


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