I have always taught throughout my career, sometimes children, sometimes adults, but I love being able to kindle the creative spark in other people.
I have a Certificate in Education gained at Roehampton University, with an Art specialism. I am qualified to teach art to secondary level. I taught art full time for 10 years. Since then, I have taught adults and children privately in my home studio.
Children are taught how to use a variety of media including watercolour, acrylics, charcoal, pastel, ink and collage, as well as more advanced printmaking techniques. The children have supervised access to a printing press, which inspires them to produce some amazing pieces.
Projects are designed to stimulate the imagination and to encourage creativity. Topics include still life, portraits, wildlife and landscapes, as well as looking at specific artists for inspiration. One such artist was David Hockney who at the time had exhibitions running at both the Royal Academy and Dulwich Picture Gallery. The children took inspiration from his work to produce their own woodcuts in his style, using a colour palette of their choosing.
When do classes run?
Classes are for one hour during weekdays after school. Group sizes are kept small, with 4-5 children per class. Classes follow the school term.
What ages are suitable?
Groups are arranged according to age, with classes being suitable for those aged 7-18 years.
What are the costs?
The cost is £20 per hour, per child.
How does payment work?
After an initial (paid) taster session, children sign up for a full school term. Payment is to be made in advance by bank transfer.
Can you help with art scholarships?
Yes. I have overseen and advised on multiple scholarship applications, and recent scholarships attained include Emanuel School, Battersea and James Allen Girls School, Dulwich.
Please contact me for further details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work by pupils using different mediums: