Tuition & Courses

Kaleidoscope Art

My Kaleidoscope Art courses are for adult beginners and improvers.

The courses take place at the Winchester Rugby Club, North Walls Park, Winchester SO23 7SU on Wednesdays in the mornings (10-12 noon), and in the afternoons (2-4.00 pm) depending on numbers.

Each course is made up of 10 two hour sessions, and is for up to 12 students.

Courses run in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms.  The course fee is £130, which is payable in advance. It includes catch up sessions, arranged as necessary, for those who miss 3 or more regular ones.

Course dates are:

• 25th September to 4th December, 2019 (half term 13th November; club not available on 27th November).
• 8th January to 25th March, 2020 (half term 12th February).

For an application form for the next term, or for more information please email me at

Kaleidoscope Art is for students who want to develop confidence in their painting and drawing in a convivial, friendly and practical atmosphere.

I encourage students to explore and experiment in different colours using various mediums, techniques and subjects, and draw on 20th century artists, in particular, as a source of inspiration.

I give emphasis to students’ own projects, the upkeep of sketch books, and individual student needs.

The Water Meadows location of Winchester Rugby Club gives it a relaxing natural feel, ideal for my courses. As well it has plenty of parking for students, and is conveniently close to the city centre.

The following should give you a flavour of Kaleidoscope Art.

More About Kaleidoscope Art

en plein air

Indoor classes

What my students say

“Josephine always praises your effort and gives you constructive criticism which gives me a feel good factor.”

Marie Holder

“I have been attending Josephine Chisholm’s art classes for almost three years and joined the group when I was a real beginner.  Since that time I have benefited greatly from Josephine’s expertise and skill to allow my creativity to come out. I so enjoy the classes with Jo. She is fun, relaxed and very encouraging and she will always offer gems of artistic wisdom. I would highly recommend her classes to any budding artists.”

Jenny Warner

“Jo uses her knowledge and experience to inspire us to try to develop a wide range of skills and constantly encourages us to try new things and different media.
Jo gives us individual constructive tips to enhance our paintings and our techniques. We all go at our own pace in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.”

Nick Page

“I always look forward to the session, Josephine is always well prepared, informative with materials and ideas. Always helpful and supportive of me, techniques and styles. I leave the class inspired and waiting to do more at home. A very enjoyable class.”

Jackie Russell

“I have been attending Josephine’s art classes for the past – – – -years and have found them to be both inspiring and  positive. She has given me great confidence in respect of my innate artistic shortcomings, and also made very helpful suggestions both in the general classes and also in private lessons. Her colourful and creative approach has boosted me considerably as, without it, I am sure I would have given up in desperation long ago.”

Sarah Goudge

“Through constructive tuition and encouragement, not only has Josephine taught me painting skills and techniques, but through her inspirational example I have greatly extended the range of my work, especially in landscapes.”

Tony Sexton

“Jo is an excellent teacher. She is very motivating and inspirational. Her art classes are well structured, including a demonstration at the start and notes to take away with you each week.
Jo provides a very supportive atmosphere. She divides her time up equally between each student giving advice and pointers on how to improve.
I thoroughly recommend her classes.”

Linsey Cox

Individual Tuition

I find that many people are eager to improve their painting and drawing skills.  I can help by tailor-made art tuition for individuals or small groups.

Once I know what my clients requirements are, I agree a programme, venue, times, and a fee.

To inquire about tailor-made art tuition please email me