for your very interesting and
challenging [Drawing] course. I feel that I have both learned and
lot in the time I have been doing the very varied lessons. I have
gained a lot
of confidence to experiment and take chances as an artist. I look at
differently. Thank you for all the feedback and encouragement. Onward
H.D. New York
"Thank you so much for you
criticism of my lesson 1. You have given me great encouragement."
"I am truly
by the amount of thought and work you must have done to assemble your
of study, and in that respect I consider you to be a sincere and
"I am not a
I have sold a couple of paintings. But one never stops learning and I
"Phone call with Jenny proved
and encouraged and greatly helped by your advice in the last lesson."
your reply to my first
homework with your encouraging comments. I have quickly skimmed through
lesson notes which I have enjoyed very much. As a retired Primary
I recognise the quality of the teaching! Thank you. I will apply myself
and the task."
thanks. You have really
encouraged me and I have learned a lot. I would like to do the
"Portraits" course next."
again for the advice given
about my drawing. I had a wonderful few hours in the National Gallery
Scotland looking at the Impressionist gardens paintings. You really
to make me so interested in Art. A huge thank you."
"Thank you very
much for your
comments, they are very helpful. They cheered me up a lot and I am
positive and bursting with ideas."
am rather sorry we are nearly at
the end of our classes and I have really enjoyed them. For six months I
"went off" doing any art work at all and I am so very glad I saw your
advert in the Leisure Painter, which gave me the incentive to restart."
felt I would like to drop you
a line to say "thank you". I have enjoyed the course - always eagerly
awaiting your "critique"! Your comments have always been so
encouraging and the course itself has made me open my eyes to take so
notice of what I am trying to draw. So thank you for all your help and
I have really enjoyed 'drawing with you'."
wonderful thing about a
correspondence course is the great blessing of being able to go back
instructions and to read again the encouraging words - and your course
of information and written in such a cheerful "Here's how, just get
started, lots of interesting things to do" way. I am loving it and want
know more and do more - your encouragement and criticisms are very
I was greatly encouraged by your comments
on my first effort. Although the more I look at the drawing the more
I criticise it, I have to say that it amazes me that I have produced
that I think is recognisable and I am very pleased."
"Since our last correspondence I have had a brief
evening 'A' Level Art & Design classes. I have been accepted and
will start in mid-Sept. Thank you ever so much for all your advice and
all the confidence you have given me. I've decided to go into my Art
'A' Level with all my energy and enthusiasm and do my very best."
(This student achieved a Grade "B" in her "A" Level Art course after
completing the course in one year instead of the normal two years).
"Thank you for seeing me through the Drawing Course. I
enjoyed it so I want to tackle your 'Landscapes in Watercolour' course
P. W. California. USA
"I found the Beginners' Course most interesting and I
impressed with the constructive criticism every time homework was
"Thank you once again for your lovely letter and nice
I have never felt so encouraged. I would like you also to know how I
really look forward to the return of my work, and something new to get
going on. Please send me details and price list of the next art course
I can take, as I wish to continue."
"Thanks for the tips on how to get around 'artist's
haven't had to try it yet as I enjoyed doing this one. You were voted
'teacher of the week' though."
G. Mc. Dublin, Ireland
"Thank you for your last comments and ideas. You've been
great help and encouragement to me over the past two and a half years.
You're good at inspiring me. I'm so glad I found your course. I might
never have got started. I can't imagine ever giving up on the painting
and drawing now. I'm going on a week at St. Ives School of Painting,
something a while ago I'd never have believed I could have gone for"
"At long last I have reached the end of the course, and
it has taken ages, I have really enjoyed it and found it very good
value indeed. It made me sit down and at least attempt subjects I would
have otherwise have avoided; and of course the fact that one receives
such a detailed (and kind!) review is the chief encouragement."
"I had no probems with this homework and just thoroughly
the whole thing. I apologise for sending two pieces of homework - I
couldn't decide which one and I like them both!"
K.C. Toronto, Canada
"I would like to say I have thoroughly enjoyed this
course. I have used different media and have attempted subjects that I
would never have tried. I think this course has given me more
confidence in my drawing. I never expected that I would be using pen
without the support of pencil guidelines, for example. The extra sheets
giving information on perspective and measuring have been very helpful."
R.A. Downham Market
"I have enjoyed the course very much. Just tackling
which I would never dared attempt has been stimulating. Above all,
thank you for the constructive criticism."
D.S. Downpatrick, N. Ireland