These on-going drawing and painting sessions, embrace a wide variety of techniques and processes all drawing from my own extensive experience in art and design. Drawing from still-life, working in abstraction, collaborative projects, collage, using oils, acrylics, and dry colouring media are all considered through the projects that I set. Some projects are quick and may be for one session only while other projects may last the full 6 sessions. We will often reference artists and it is in the understanding of artwork that we can learn about art. Although homework is encouraged it is not expected. It is more about learning and having fun.
We will begin the new term in 2024 by going back to the basics of drawing and from the studies undertaken develop ideas further into larger scale drawings and then colour studies.
My roots lie in theatre costumes and tailoring and later as a secondary school teacher. Since 1984, I have worked as a free-lance artist teaching textiles and art, to all ages and levels up to BA degree students. My own work as a teacher holds as much relevance as my work as an artist, both go hand in hand. This website shows a glimpse of some of my work.