2018 – The Arts School

Wow! It’s been a long time since I posted and the reasons good! The Arts School is up and running and I am loving teaching again! Now we start the new year with lots of courses and a new teacher working with us teaching watercolour (Jo Hudson). Come and take a class and hopefully enjoy…

The Arts School – the start

So I have been quiet because I have been busy!  1) the boy who will be 7 months old next week, amazing!  I could spend all day watching him learn the world! The greatest time consumers! 2) The Little Art on the Green, more details next week And 3)  I have started an arts school! …

Saturday Addition 10: The Watts Chapel

I grew up in the village of Compton. This chapel is part of my memories. Growing up with spaces like this on your door step, create a visual and spatial understanding and appreciation of the style that was part of the arts and crafts movement. I love that these works were about society and the…

Drawing class – a day of indulgence!

Today I attended a full day drawing class with Nelson Ferreira at the V and A. It felt like a total indulgence being able to just sit and draw for hours! As a drawing teacher it was great to see how others teach the same thing, and to learn better ways of explaining. The things…

The Pitmen Painters

Last night I went to see The Pitman Painters at The yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford. It is only on till the 11th, so go if you can! http://www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk/ I didn’t know that much about this group of painters, so if you are like me here is a quick intro: “The “Ashington group” [pitmen painters]…