Our students regularly give us feedback, and whilst we would love to show them all we have a selection of these below . As we run beginner to experienced classes and workshops we have varying feedback to reflect the individual student situations and comments. A big thank you to all those who take the time to send us such positive comments.
Dear Jill, I very much enjoyed your course on Reflections. Your style of teaching was refreshingly different! Thank you - Tom
Peter has been attending course classes for many terms. He says;"This morning Jill showed us a particular method of painting figures in watercolour - As a professional illustrator this was to me a completely new idea which I found very successful."
Di says "I am self taught - using books and leisure classes in the past. What I like is the structured learning and the frequent demonstrations given, with so many diferent techniques that are taught and used in different ways"
"Jill has helped me to understant watercolours! I always thought acrylics were easier! " Jane.
"My husband is amazed at how much I have improved - a very friendly group" Lyn
June, another regular student said "The challenges get more difficult every week, and although more frightening initially, it all suddenly DROPS in to place and because of Jill's teaching 'You can do it!' "
"The standard of my painting from the time that I began these lessons has improved amazingly. A wonderful teacher and most enjoyable lessons."
"At a time that I felt low, Jill opened a new door - a different and happy way forward " said Jean.
Jill makes the lessons enjoyable, and if we panic, she always teaches us a way to solve any problems " says beginner painter Joy.
June says " with thanks for your inspiring teaching. I really feel that I am making progress in my painting which I never thought would be possible. I love my weekly lessons and also the Saturday workshops.
Beryl said - I enjoy the challenge of learning new techniques and moving out of my comfort zone. All duwe to Jill's supportive teaching.!! "
"Art with Class classes and workshops with Jill are absolutely fantasic we learn so much and it's so much fun too, I can't wait until the next one"
"I attended my first workshop with Jill and although travelling from London I find her workshops inspiring. You are so lucky to have such a talented tutor on your door step in Dorset"
"I feel as though my eyes have been lasered as I see art in such a different way now following attending Jill's lessons"
"I recently moved to Dorset and have tried several tutors over the years, I am absolutely thrilled to find Jill's - 'Art with Class' lessons. I initially attended one of the workshops but have now enrolled on the courses which have proved to be so good. I would highly recommend them"
" I was given an art voucher by a friend to attend a Taster workshop, I must admit to being apprehensive at first but needn't have worried, the lesson was so informative, relaxed and exceptionally professionally presented. I've now joined the evening classes and really enjoying my painting. Thank you XXX, you have given me a present which will last a lifetime"
"I was told I couldn't paint when attending school and that 'art wasn't my thing'. It just goes to show that with a good teacher how wrong some can be . I now am a confident artist enjoying my new hobby. Thank you so much my as my life has definately changed for the better."
" I recently lost my partner and needed to find something else to help fill my time. I was so lucky to have a good friend who highly recommended your classes and workshops. What a difference these make to my life, I have made new friends, thoroughly enjoy the classes and Jill's teaching is so well delivered even I can understand it!"
"I called the Art Trail Centre following my search on the internet for Art Classes, lessons etc in dorset. I received such a lovely feeling when speaking to the person on the phone I decided to try a class. I'm so glad I did I am having such a wonderful time and have made many new friends"
"We travel a lot and enjoy our retirement taking holiday's and cruises. We wanted to remember the places we visits in a better way and not just photographs. We enquired about the courses and attended for one 12 week term prior our next cruise. We learned so much it was amazing and cannot wait until we practice painting on our holidays"
"As a professionall working during the day I attend the evening classes. They are so well delivered and I find the whole experience relaxing and very well presented"
"I have to say I am so impressed with the classes, you make everyone feel special and welcome"
Dear Jill, without your help I would not been able to achieve the results that I have in my watercolour painting in such a short time. I know I have a long way to go but you have installed such enthusiasm in me that I am sure I shall be able to the reach the standard that I am hoping for - here's to the future - many many thanks - June.