Tuition and Workshops
I provide art tuition, within the Greater Manchester area, for:
Individuals or small groups, from my studio in Salford (max 4 people)
Groups at places such as community centres, art clubs, gallery, larger studios
I also facilitate workshops:
As drop ins for life drawing, portraits and general art, as via SAW (Salford Artists Workshops)
With professional guest tutors from classical academies.
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Drawing / Pencil / Charcoal Tuition
As a self taught artist, I fully understand the frustrations of learning to draw. Since first pickling up a pencil, I have continually analyzed the learning process. After a lot of experimentation, a lot of reading, tuition from academically trained craftsmen artists and, of course, a lot practice, I have been able to develop a very distilled program for drawing tuition.
Learners (not necessarily beginners) naturally want to progress to the ‘interesting’ stuff before mastering a few basic principles. However, it is worth taking the time to learn the essentials - get the foundations right and the rewards will pay back many times over and creativity will be much more enjoyable in the long run.
My starting point for teaching is always to ask exactly what it is the student wants to achieve? E.g. a ‘Sunday painter’ who just wants get more out of their hobby will have requirements much different than someone aiming for a career in art.
I am also well aware that a lack of confidence can hold back complete beginners and I have developed methods and activities to build confidence.
Oil Painting / Mixed Media Tuition
I don’t formally teach oil painting, as such, mainly because my oils don’t always conform to typical academic methods. Therefore, if it’s training in academic realism you seek, I would be happy to refer you to some well established artists of that background.
However, if you’re interested in my own particular approach to painting, which is often very heavily Cubism oriented and focuses more on design, composition and simultaneity rather than execution of technique, I’d be happy to discuss tuition or demonstration.
Prices for tuition will vary according to several factors, e.g. travel, whether a model is required, materials, etc, but as a general guide:
Tuition at my studio:
Individual / Small Group: From £30.00 per hour, add £5 for each additional person (max 4)
Tuition at another site:
£40.00 per hour within Greater Manchester
Travel expenses will apply outside of Greater Manchester area
There is a reasonable discount If tuition is bought as a block, e.g. 12 hours.