Sophie Venturini art classes in London
Sophie Venturini art classes in London

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Sophie Venturini

12 reviews
12 reviews

Sophie is an artist, primarily a painter she also works with ceramics, drawing, printmaking and digital media. She is a colourist with a keen interest in expressing herself and her experiences through bold colour and striking mark making. All of which can be seen in her abstract and figurative pieces, which often contain a deep emotional and imaginative content.

Sophie enjoys exploring daring contrasts in her work both aesthetically and psychologically. Sophie has always done people’s portraits and takes commissions and is happy working both from life and photography.

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Martha Cooper Thorne
21 Dec
Sophie is a very talented artist and a great teacher. I gave her class as a gift to my boyfriend and it was a really fun day out for both of us- the studios are in a great spot with a climbing wall next door and the cable car to take you across the river. Sophie's class was relaxed and we had a laugh and also created some amazing art work that we will treasure forever thank you Sophie !! This was such a good surprise gift I would recommend to anyone
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Oriyanks
9 Dec
Sophie was friendly and gave me a lot of confidence to make my own work guided by her expertise. Introduced me to the variety of brushes ,paints and at the end of 2hrs we created something magical .thanks Sophie x
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Pamela
7 Jan
I haven't had an art lesson in 17 years and I'm so glad I decided to book the Introduction to Oil Painting. In the past I've mainly focused on drawing, so it was great to try something new. Sophie is very warm and welcoming and puts you at ease straight away. All you inhibitions go out the door, because encourages you to be expressive and abstract. Sophie shared some great professional tips for oil painting, from the types of brushes to use, priming your canvas, building up images and making your picture feel cohesive. I would really recommend booking with Sophie to get your creative juices flowing.
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Lindsey
3 Sep
I had a great time on the beginners abstract course. Sophie helped me to 'let go' and approach the painting in a different way. Really good. Thank you Sophie

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Martha Cooper Thorne
21 Dec
Sophie is a very talented artist and a great teacher. I gave her class as a gift to my boyfriend and it was a really fun day out for both of us- the studios are in a great spot with a climbing wall next door and the cable car to take you across the river. Sophie's class was relaxed and we had a laugh and also created some amazing art work that we will treasure forever thank you Sophie !! This was such a good surprise gift I would recommend to anyone
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Oriyanks
9 Dec
Sophie was friendly and gave me a lot of confidence to make my own work guided by her expertise. Introduced me to the variety of brushes ,paints and at the end of 2hrs we created something magical .thanks Sophie x
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Pamela
7 Jan
I haven't had an art lesson in 17 years and I'm so glad I decided to book the Introduction to Oil Painting. In the past I've mainly focused on drawing, so it was great to try something new. Sophie is very warm and welcoming and puts you at ease straight away. All you inhibitions go out the door, because encourages you to be expressive and abstract. Sophie shared some great professional tips for oil painting, from the types of brushes to use, priming your canvas, building up images and making your picture feel cohesive. I would really recommend booking with Sophie to get your creative juices flowing.
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Lindsey
3 Sep
I had a great time on the beginners abstract course. Sophie helped me to 'let go' and approach the painting in a different way. Really good. Thank you Sophie
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S
22 Sep
Great class. Sophie is a relaxed and intuitive teacher who really helps you find your inner artist, even if you think you can't 'do' art. I'll definitely be booking another class with Sophie soon
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Mohammed Awwal
23 Oct
My class was for 2pm Sunday (21/10/2018) Sophie was on time & very pleasant. PROS - Sophie's teaching approach, good knowledge, Flexy time, Well lit & warm space, quality materials, CONS -tight seat (i've got big thighs :) studio size. TRAVEL-use DLR. If you have questions..leave a comment
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Michelle Jackson
10 Dec
I took part in an abstract art class with Sophie and I couldn't recommend her lessons enough. As a beginner I was very nervous but Sophie is an attentive, warm teacher who gave me the confidence to explore and express myself through art. She is also very knowledgeable on different art forms. I'm already looking forward to my next lesson.
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Laura
10 May
Sophie is an excellent teacher and incredibly knowledgeable. She provides support and guidance but also enables her students to pursue their own ideas and follow their own instincts. My class was a gift from a friend and I would fully recommend it to anyone - and may even gift it to someone else in the future!
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Frankie
11 Jun
Had a lot of fun and made several pictures which we got to take home. Very proud! Perhaps a glass of fizz would have helped the mini exhibition at the end. Will keep painting : )
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Phillip Price
28 Aug
This was an excellent opportunity to loosen up my technique. We had a number of different poses - some short some long. Sophie was very friendly and encouraging. The model was also very friendly. This created a supportive atmosphere which allowed you to move out of your comfort zone and experiment with technique. The location was also good as it gave very good lighting creating good contrast on the model.
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Rob Oldfield
13 Sep
The session was well organised with plenty of resources and a lovely light airy studio, with a wonderful model. Sophie was attentive, gently pushing me out of my comfort zone and encouraging me to produce works in unfamiliar media that I was really pleased with. As an educator myself, I was happy to have my experience broadened. I hope to work with both Sophie and Sophia in the future.
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Tim
15 Sep
I had the great pleasure of having Sophie as my tutor. A unique thing about the class is that Sophie focuses on areas like breathing and frame of mind that help you produce art. She makes the distinction between expressionate artistic drawing and more technical drawing, which I found very useful. I was very satisfied with the drawings at the end of the session and feel I had improved a lot of areas that I hadn't previously considered! She also is very accommodating and tailors lesson to your experience.