You’re Never Too Old has been written by Marion White, an amazing Little Art School student who started with us several years ago and has kindly given us some insight into her journey…
I started my journey with The Little Art School at the age of 77. Joanne had just begun her evening classes for adults and I was persuaded to join as it was called “ the course for people who think they can’t paint”. I had never had any talent for art although I did enjoy colouring in as a child, so I thought I would give it a go.

I was amazed and very pleased with the early results, simple painting of a bluebell or a robin, but those were early days and we had a lot to learn.

The course was so well designed with guide sheets to help with shapes, form and colour. As the course progressed it got harder and more interesting, bringing in all the different mediums such as water colours, acrylics, pastels, pen and ink and oils.

The best thing was taking home a picture that you had finished, usually in one evening but sometimes over 2 to 3 weeks depending on the medium. Oils take a long time to dry so had to be left for the next week to continue.

The teachers were amazing, very patient and encouraging when things went wrong. 

I would never have thought I would’ve been able to do a fair copy of The Girl With The Pearl Earring which was one of the last paintings we did. It was difficult and a great challenge but it turned out quite well.


Since finishing the course I have continued to paint and have completed several canvasses and although I am not someone who can paint from imagination, I can copy most things fairly competently and get a great deal of pleasure from this. Flowers are lovely to paint and a photo of a favourite place is also a good idea.
So to conclude, you are never too old to learn to paint, and if I can do it, so can you.

If you are feeling like Marion did right now and thinking about starting on your own Artistic journey follow the link to find out more about our Online Course.

We also have an Introductory Course which includes two exclusive lessons that will give you a hands on trial of our full online course without the full commitment.