Painting course with Melissa Kime.

Distance Leaning.

People, portraits and expressions 

Start the 28th of September 

Finish the 21st of December

Half term week beginning Monday the 1st of November 

10:30 - 5:00 


10 week course. £150

This course we will look at the methods artists have come up with to do portraits; the differing ways this could be evoked and the different guises they portray. You will make own self portrait as well as work on a self portrait of somebody else and see if the marks and intensity differ from one to the other.

...Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying Melissa’s art class - it is really getting me thinking about art and trying new techniques.  I love being challenged with the different ideas and she is always available to help, whilst allowing us to explore our own style.  It’s lovely that she is an exhibiting artist too.  I learn so much in each lesson; it’s great, just what I wanted.  


Annette, Tuesday morning class. 

Melissa Kime M.A.


Melissa Kime is a figurative artist who makes dream like expressive works, her paintings are set to a Roman Catholic backdrop they are cloaked in Catholic Folklore and magick. The women in her work perform rituals centred upon healing, jinx removal or the prevention of bad things happening-fertility spells and protection but mostly, these women are trying to connect together and survive, through the linking of menstrual blood, plaited hair and autobiographical experiences. 

Melissa graduated with a BA Fine Art in 2011 from Falmouth University, with a postgraduate diploma in drawing from the Royal Drawing School in 2012 and with an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in 2015.


She has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad in both solo and group shows, she has won numerous prizes for both drawing and painting and her work is in many private collections.

Melissa at the London Art Fair, 2020.