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1. Do you like to paint/draw?

''It is important to realise who you are and what is, that you REALLY like. In that way you can choose things which truly make you happy and grow towards your passion. It sounds easy, but in every day life as an adult, it's even easier to loose yourself in daily obligations & routines. I always knew I like painting & drawing. I did it a lot when I was child and during my study. Then I did fall in this gap, which we could call an adult life. I stoped with painting and drawing. It took me10 years to rediscover myself and start painting again. I would love to spare this time to everyone who is still searching. Choose for yourself and be happy. Create time for yourself. Create time for what YOU like to do. At my lessons I will share with you the tricks I use to create 3D effects as on the paintings presented above. As an architect I'll help you to understand the rules of perspective, light & shadow game and many more. You will develop new skills and we will bring your existing skills on a higher level :)

It happens that we don't even know what we do like. Sometimes you don't know if you like to paint or draw at all. Sometimes you haven't got a chance to try. It happens also that you've even tried, but you think yourself that you can't do it or you are not good enough. Well, I might have news for you. With a right mindset and guidance you can achieve things you wouldn't even thought that you could. Give yourself a chance and book a try-out lesson. You will see what I mean. I'm sure after the lesson you will choose YES :) ''

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1. Do you like painting or drawing?

2. Four types of the lessons 

Artona offers you

different ways to learn

how to draw and paint.

Check the buttons

above to see which type of lesson suits you

the best.

3. Techniques you can learn at Artona

At Artona you can learn how to paint & draw in different techniques. Below you can see artworks of the students created with soft pastel, aquarelle, acrylics, coloured pencils, aquarelle pencils, pastel pencils, graphic pencils & charcoal. Most of the works are made by beginners: adults, youth and children :)

If you want to know more about the techniques, Artona can teach you, click on the link below

Artona will help you to choose the technique which suits you the best. She will discuss with you your wishes, possibilities and advice you. Feel free to contact her if you have any questions.

4. How to sign up for the lessons

√ Send to Alicja a message

via contact form.

√ Let her know what type of the lesson you're interested in.

√ She will contact you to discuss your wishes & availability.

√ Once your lesson is scheduled, the upfront payment is required to make your reservation final.

6. More about the techniques 

Dry pastel


Dry pastel is an art medium in the form of a stick, consisting of pure powdered 

pigment and a binder. The pigments used in pastels are the same as those

used to produce all colored art media, including oil paints; the binder is of a neutral hue and low saturation. The color effect of pastels is closer to the natural dry pigments than that of any other process.


Mixed media

Mixed media technique is combination 

of chosen by artist techniques and 

creating unique work. You can choose 

for media with the same base 

(water for example) to mix them

according the book, for example

aquarelle + ink. Mixed media can be also chosen in experimental way.




Aquarelle (watercolor) a diminutive of the Latin for water, is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments 

suspended in a water-based solution. Typical feature of aquarelle is translucency, and luminous appearance, 

because the pigments are laid down in a pure form with few fillers obscuring the pigment colors.



A pencil is a writing implement or art medium 

constructed of a narrow, solid pigment core

inside a protective casing which prevents the core from being broken or leaving marks on the user’s hand during use. Pencils create marks by physical abrasion, leaving behind a trail of solid core material that adheres to a sheet of paper or other surface.

Japanese ink


At first glance, the art of japanese ink painting seems to be simple. After all, all that one needs is brush, paper and ink. This is however an illusion. It requires a steady hand, focus of a true master, and knowledge on how to control the whole spectrum of grey tones.




Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic

paints are water-soluble, but become water-resistant 

when dry. Depending on how much the paint is diluted with water, or modified with acrylic gels, media, or pastes, the finished acrylic painting can resemble a watercolor or an oil painting, or have its own unique characteristics not attainable with other media.


5. Testimonials lessons

         " I had a fantastic experience with Alicja. The classes are very relaxing and friendly, she is patient and takes time to explain to every students how to paint or draw. She also has a great sense of humour! Besides that, I was extremely pleased with what I learned both with color mixing, painting and drawing techniques. She has a precise and elaborate way of teaching that work both with beginners and advanced levels. I have already some experiences and those classes allowed me to reconnect with my skills and to discover new methods. I highly recommend her! "

~ Clemence ~

        " Alicja is a very professional, compassionate and understanding teacher. I did not know that someone could adapt so well according to different students’ levels. I felt at complete ease from day one to ask questions or clear my doubts about any pastel stick she suggested. She answered all my questions with patience, and helped me develop my sense and my vision for art. Although soft pastel was new medium for me, she guided me proficiently to absorb as much knowledge as she could impart to me. I am very happy with my decision to learn from her, and hope to continue finding challenges that will help me grow further under her guidance."

~ Neha ~

        " Alicja is an amazing and passionate art teacher as well as a wonderful and brilliant person. Her knowledge about many painting techniques is astonishing and this is reflected in the fact that she is so good in explaining clearly, step by step and with hundreds tips, how to achieve the best result! I enjoy so much the classes because Alicja is able to make them relaxing but lively. I appreciate very much her kindness, good mood, loquacity and excellent sense of humor. She cheered up my day many times. 
If you subscribe to her classes you cannot fail to be 100% satisfied. I strongly recommend her."

~ Rehab ~

        " The personalized aquarelle course I took with Alicja was a fantastic experience. Not only because of all I learned technically during the 3 months course but specially because I had the opportunity to relate the aquarelle painting styles to other aspects of life.
Alicja is very knowledgeable and her experience as professional architecture and talented artist results in one of the best "maestras de arte". Thank you Alicja for the opportunity to be at your lessons."

~ Nibia ~    


We Apply Precautions against COVID 19 at the Lessons 

1. Before we take the a seat, we wash first the hands here in the Studio. You might have just washed hands at home, however it feels safer for everyone knowing/seeing you are washing hands. There are many objects under way you are touching such as stair rail, door-bel, door-handle, before you get to the Studio.

2. The seats in the Studio are arranged in distance at least 1,5m from each other.

3. As teacher I'm using long stick to point at student's work while explaining. While making corrections student may stand up, so I can sit on his/her place & correct student's artwork. In that way we avoid to close contact and keep safe distance of 1,5m.

4. In the Studio hygienic masks are available. We are not obliged to use them, however if you wish that I wear the mask at the lesson or you would like to wear one PLEASE say so. It's all about health 

and your mental comfort of feeling SAFE. 

5. If you don't feel well or have been in contact with infected person or have been in contact with possibly infected person (who is being checked in hospital ) please call Alicja first to check what would be the best approach in your specific situation. 

6. Right now is also pollen season, some of us might have allergy and sneeze because of it. Please let other students know at the lesson if you have such allergy, so we can have understanding for it.

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