WELCOME TO MY TEACHING PAGE
What do I teach?
If you want to learn the skills for making objective and well observed art then look no further. You will see from my website that I specialise in representational artwork. I can show you the mechanics, structures and a range of different approaches that will allow you to express yourself confidently in two dimensions.
What experience do I have?
I have worked as a professional artist for the past twelve years, specialising in Painting and drawing. I have experience working with all age groups from 6 years upwards, and have worked for the past two and a half years teaching at a local primary school.
Formerly an IT professional I have been trained in the use of photoshop and web design computer packages.
I have a current extended DBS check and provide tuition in the following areas:
- Art skills for Adults
- Drawing and painting skills for primary and secondary children
- Exam preparation
- I can help with Portfolio preparation for application to Colleges
- Design processes
- Photoshop skills for artists (painting, photography and graphics)
- Website basics
As with drawing, painting materials and techniques go hand in hand. However there are a much wider variety of mediums and techniques available when you start painting. I will show you all of the common painting materials and techniques plus how to manage and use your brushes, paints, palette, mediums and painting surfaces.
Any image can be broken down into its constituent parts i.e. proportion, tone, texture and colour. Whatever the type of picture you would like to make, I can teach you structures and approaches which will give you a strong base on which to create your artwork, covering themes such as:
Tone and lighting, composition, measuring, proportion and perspective
Drawing techniques are often dependent on the materials you are using, and the final result can vary dramatically depending on your choice of medium. I will show you what is possible with a range of different mediums and which techniques will suit the picture you want to make. Some of the techniques I teach are:
Creating tone, making marks and textures, line drawing and mixed mediums
What can you expect from my lessons?
I am available to teach in the Walthamstow area. For students living outside Walthamstow I can accommodate up to 30 minutes travel by public transport. Lesson bookings are available weekdays and evenings with limited availability at weekends.
£20 per hour for an individual lesson or £10 per person for a group lesson. For lessons outside Walthamstow I charge an additional £5 travel costs.
If you are interested in private tuition please contact me, whether you want broad structured lessons or you have a particular area you would like to focus on. We can discuss your requirements and agree on the best way for me to help you.