Private Lessons 2016-10-29T18:04:20+00:00

Private & Semi Private Lessons

I offer private art lessons (1 person)  for those looking for more focused instruction or semi private lessons (up to 4 people) for a small group of friends looking to develop their skills in a more interactive environment.

Lessons are held at 100 Braid Street Studios (map below) in New Westminster on the weekends from 9am to 12 noon. Please call me to arrange an appointment  -> 604-561-5998 or email [email protected].

Alternatively, if you are interesting in plein air painting (painting outdoors) we would meet at a prearranged spot for the instruction.


Current pricing is $35/hr for private lessons, and $50/hr for semi private lessons (up to 4 people), both with a 2 hour minimum.


Contact me directly at 604-561-5998 or [email protected].


I loved being a student of Michael Kings. I have taken both workshops and private lessons with him. I always learn something when I am out painting with Michael.

He knows his stuff. He loves art, is fun to work with and because he walks the walk of being an artist himself, he’s been there and he understands that there is a process that we all have to go through as we work on developing our own unique style. As a teacher he helps guide you gently through this process in a fun, knowledge based, positive way. He has a great teaching style.

I have many stories about the fun adventures we had out plein air painting together, but the one that I tell most often is when we were out in a farmer’s field and got sprayed with manure. Oh the joys of plein air painting.

MarryAnn Burrows
Michael is an excellent teacher. Articulate, and generous with his knowledge.
Sheree Jones
Michael is enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable.

Classes were well planned and often supplemented with “hand outs” or information on great web sites to explore. His demonstration paintings were detailed yet simply presented and easy to understand.

He gave a lot of individual help to everyone and was able to offer suggestions to improve your painting, many of which can be applied to all my painting projects.

Sue Aspinall
I learned more in an hour than I have in two years.
Barbara Van Oss