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"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." ~ Picasso  
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"When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college- that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared back at me, incredulous, and said, "You mean they forget?"
~ Howard Ikemoto


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Your tutor for Paint Malta Courses is international artist Caroline S. Lawrence.Trained at St. Martin's College, London, Caroline has worked extensively as a professional artist throughout the Middle East for over 15 years and in 2002 decided to return to her native home island of Malta. You can view her artwork on her separate website:

Having run several successful painting courses in Bahrain, she decided to set up a similar scheme in Malta. Her approach to teaching art is that there is a creative impulse in everyone and all that's needed for it to find expression is to overcome feeling intimidated or unsure of oneself. All too often people get put off from exploring their creativity because they are not sure how to use art materials; they assume there's a right and wrong way of painting or drawing. To a certain extent, basic understanding of a particular medium is required simply because it helps one to manipulate the process of conveying an idea or image onto paper or canvas. But the rest is up to you, or more accurately, the rest is in you.
In art, there's no right or wrong way-there's only YOUR way.

    Some of the CSL KIDS of 2011!  
  The course  

"At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.."
~ Salvador Dali

"...the object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity."
~ Alberto Giacometti

"No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination."
Edward Hopper

"He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist."
~ St Francis of Assisi


The courses consist of a minimum of 8 weeks tuition. Each weekly class is for 2 hours.Total tuition time in one course amounts to 16 hours which is payable in advance and costs 80 euros. Missed classes are non-refundable but can be substituted in another class within the eight paid weeks, if there is space.

Adult courses are held at C.S.Lawrence Art studio on Wednesday evenings from 5.30-7.30pm and Friday mornings from 10:00-12:00pm. Generally anyone over 15 yrs will be put into an adult class.

The Adult courses cover learning how to see, development of drawing skills using various media such as charcoal and graphite pencils, understanding perspective and painting in acrylic.
Being based in the gloriously picturesque location of the Three Cities surrounding the Grand Harbour, we will periodically take you out to paint the quaint alleyways, the marinas, the grand bastions, the churches and other beautiful buildings in the area.

are far easier to use than watercolours or oils but the only drawback in using them is that they dry fast so you dont have as much time to mix and manipulate colours like you do with watercolour and oil. However, the great thing about acrylics is that you can water them down to apply thin washes as well as use them thickly to produce impasto effects. You can mix colours with a variety of texturized pastes and also use different tools to create marks which produce interesting effects.
You will be taught how to layer acrylic colours; how to mix colours and use various mixed media techniques. You will also be shown how to mix colours without muddying them; how to put more "punch" into your painting by understanding complementary colours; how to use composition techniques to make your painting more eye-catching;how to work around mistakes and even incorporate into your picture the unexpected surprises that working with waterbased mediums often produce.

Drawing is, in Caroline's opinion, an essential skill which enables an artist to tackle any subject confidently. And working in monotone gives you a solid grounding in understanding the relationship between shapes and tones. Using charcoal or graphite leads, you will be taught how to translate 3-D objects onto a 2-D surface based on the simple rules of perspective.

Junior courses are held on Saturdays from 10:00-12:00pm and from 2:30-4:30pm. The junior courses focus on learning how to see things and draw them as well as working with colour manipulation using gouache paints,colour pencils, wax crayons and charcoals. Environmental awareness will be emphasised by various mixed media projects using recycled products.
Basically creativity is the key word and the tutor places greater emphasis on giving junior artists the freedom to explore their imagination and less on telling them what or how to do things.

    Some of the CSL KIDS of 2010!  

Art materials


Many times a budding artist has been put off pursuing their interest in painting because they cannot seem to get the desired results in their work and its often because they are using poor quality materials. We have a limited number of products for the courses from the excellent range Faber Castell materials which can be purchased from our studio. We've put together a list of recommended materials for you to bring which can be printed out here.

    Cost of Course  

A basic course of 8 lessons costs 80 euros payable in advance. Students who wish to continue may do so with an advance payment for each consecutive 8 weeks.

Call us on: (++356) 27658557
99457399 (Miriam Fiorini)
99244684 (Caroline)

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    Adult art students taking part in an outdoor art activity held at the Grand Harbour Marina, Birgu - July 2006  
    Some of the picturesque sites we will be visiting
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