Frequently Asked Questions

What makes your teaching method unique?

The methodology used at Aliki’s Art House is a unique and  structured 7-step system that has been tried and tested for over 2 decades. Our claim to fame?  We can teach ANYONE how to draw in as little as a day.

I’d like to have my child learn the skill of drawing. What can I do at home?

One of the best things you can do is start by buying the book Drawing With Children by Mona Brookes and working through this book together with your child.

Is it possible to ‘learn’ how to be an artist? I’ve always wanted to but don’t feel I’m talented.

If you have that inner desire to be an artist, it is very possible. Most people believe the myth that you must be talented in order to create. That’s just not so. What you need is to be shown, in a very structured way, the steps in getting there. 
Drawing classes will automatically give you the boost you need to begin. Because realistic drawing is so valued, most people think if they can’t draw realistically they must not be artists. Not true. However, once you learn the secrets to drawing realistically, it does give you the confidence to understand that art is an opportunity open to all.

My kids don’t show much interest in art. I’m not sure if they are talented enough to take classes. Any suggestions?

Most children that don’t show an interest in art have simply not been taught how to create. Although drawing skills do come naturally to some children, most children need to be taught these skills. It’s unfortunate that children see themselves as artists or non-artists at a very early age. However, this can be changed. If your child doesn’t show an interest in art perhaps all he or she needs is some good instruction (see book suggestion above). No one wants to try something that they don’t think they’ll be good at. Children get easily frustrated when their drawings don’t look realistic (if that is their goal). By opening up the world of drawing to them, they can learn how to be successful.