Home Studio Setup

Easels, still life stands, lighting, casts

Materials Lists
Supplies for all our videos and lessons

Sadie's favorite art instruction books



Q. Where should I start?

We always recommend focusing on drawing before painting, and the Intro to Classical Drawing course is accessible for beginners but also challenging enough for professional artists. Students who want to learn oil painting are encouraged to begin with Intro to Oil Painting.

Q. How do I sign up for Online Lessons?
Monthly streaming members get instant access to all Sadie’s videos and lessons for an affordable monthly subscription.
Learn about Sadie's videos and online painting and drawing art lessons on our VIDEOS page.

Q. I’ve signed up to access the Online Lessons, how do I get started?
Click the ONLINE LESSONS button in the menu to access all Sadie’s instructional videos, and follow the instructions at the top.


Q: How do I upgrade to Weekly Feedback?
Members have the option to upgrade to Weekly Feedback to get constructive, detailed reviews of artwork as well as ongoing mentoring. Go to ONLINE LESSONS WEEKLY FEEDBACK to sign up.

Q. What can I post for Weekly Feedback?
You can post any of Sadie's lessons you are working on, or your own personal artwork. You can also post any questions you have about the lessons or about Sadie's painting and drawing techniques.

Q. What kind of feedback is offered?
We offer detailed and constructive written critique, including suggestions for what to do next to continue to develop your skills, and personal mentoring to help you reach your artistic goals.

Q. Do I have to post every week?
No. You can set your own schedule and post your artwork for feedback whenever you like.

Q: I started my own Topic Thread but now I don’t see it on the Forum page, how do I find it?
You can search for your own name in the Search field at the top of the Forum page to find your Topic Thread.

Q: I need help with a technical issue with the site or I have a question, who do I contact?
Please send an email to

Q: How do I pause or cancel my basic access subscription or my Weekly Feedback subscription?
Click the ACCOUNT tab. Then click on the link labeled Subscriptions at the top of the page to activate the Subscriptions Panel. Look to the right side of the Panel to find the words UPDATE PAUSE CANCEL and click the action.

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