Learn Drawing & Pastel

All the secrets of the pencil, the paper and the mind…

discover your inner creativity

Powerful Shapes

Acrylic color mixing

Draw anything you see accurately the first time.

Tone to Color

Drawing Tone & Pastel Colors

Learn how to create so many marks and make color sing.

The Artist Mind

Pencils, Charcoal & Pastels

Groundbreaking mindset to get you drawing.

Faces & Figures

Drawing & Pastel Faces & Figures

Understand the subject to draw it again and again.

Scenes & more

Drawing & Pastel Scenes & more

Bring artworks to life with the right mood and design.

Join a Class


with Jacqueline Hill

Weekly 3hr lessons
at Brisbane Studio or via Zoom

Adventurer Drawing & Pastel

Weekly lessons

in January, February & March


video lessons

Learn anytime, anywhere
at your own pace

Beginner Drawing & Pastel

Over 30 hours of
guided lessons.

Adventurer Drawing & Pastel

12 guided drawings
to explore… coming soon

Jacqui’s classes have been a start of something I’ve always wanted to do and now I can do it! And it’s such a happy environment.

Joyce G


In the last few years I have found the courage to connect with my inner artist with the help of a wonderfully patient and wise Sensei.

Joanne C


Loved it! Learnt some basics with how to get objects to look real.

Tracey S


Student Success

Your Zen Art Sensei

Jacqueline Hill

Multi-Award Winning Artist & Author

Someone help me — I can’t stop painting!

Nice to meet you! I’m Jacqui, your Art Zen Sensei. My life’s passion is to bring more joy into the world with every artwork I paint and every student I mentor.

Students are amazed when their mind discovered the joy of creativity and they feel happier and more fulfilled in their lives. I can help you get past all the hurdles that have hindered your art in the past through my simple yet effective method: inner mind awareness (the secret) plus structured learning of skills (how), materials (what) and processes (which, when and where) with a deep understanding (why).

Jacqueline Hill

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I've never done Drawing & Pastel before — will I be ok?

YES! We cater for absolute beginners. Most of the people in the class will be in the same boat. You will find these classes very gentle and kind on people who are completely new to painting. You will be amazed at what you will learn in a supportive and positive learning environment.

How do I join the Anytime (Online Video) Classes?

Just sign up to the course you want and you'll be able to access all your class recordings, resources and more under "My Dojo" over at dojo.zenartart.com.

How do I join the Zoom Anytimer Catchups?

We currently have a limited number of in-person spaces available at our studio on Sugars Rd, Bellbowrie in Brisbane, Australia.

You can also join in via the video Zoom app. It's free to download and can be used on your phone, tablet or computer.

In the future, we look forward to be able to open up more Live spaces in our physical studio in Brisbane. Contact us here to find out more or get on a waiting list.

What materials do I need?

We have a range of quality painting and potting materials an equipment in our studio, and post Australia-wide. All our Pathways come with suggested material kits so you'll always have everything you need.

We always recommend buying the best quality paints you can afford. They will make your artworks look really amazing and boost your confidence.

Do you teach children?

All our classes are available for ages 16 and up!

Our Mini Courses and Anytime classes are great options for those who are keen to explore their inner creativity around school and other commitments.

We sometimes run evening Live classes and weekend workshops that may suit keen teens from age 16. You can sign up here to stay in the loop of our upcoming classes.

My teaching builds the ability to see what is truly there, so I can guarantee that their drawings (and/or paintings) would improve out of sight, and they will learn skills they can use for a lifetime.

I have another question...

No problem! You can contact us about anything here.