Monday 29 April 2024

Art Classes and Life drawing sessions

For quite a few years now I have been facilitating and guiding many beginners and improvers on thier own creative journey. I currently hold them in both Nuneaton, Warwickshire and Sherwood in Nottingham. 

They are simply designed for people of all ages, where I try to encourage person centred learning and start their creative pathways within a friendly group environment where they can learn and share off each other without judgement or intimidation. 

A lot of people haven’t picked up a pencil since leaving school either because they were told they weren’t good enough or compared themselves to someone they thought was better. My ethos is to help people embrace their own individuality and discover their own version of mark making in a way that can help enrich confidence, wellbeing and a whole new creative outlook. 

I cover a range of themes alongside individual developments. I see myself as a guide rather than a teacher and with my experiences help you to find your own.

I also facilitate life drawing sessions currently at Wembrook Community Centre in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. These are open to all adults of all abilities and I am there on hand to guide if requested and host the evening.

All the sessions are pay as you go and you can book as and when it fits within your daily life.

Below are the links to find more info and to book a space:

Nuneaton: Adult and Children’s classes / Life drawing sessions

Nottingham: Adult classes

Other classes

I also provide separate one to one sessions / private art classes at my art studio / Art workshops.  Get in touch for more information.

Friday 2 February 2024

Windmills and Watermills of Nuneaton and Bedworth for Sculpture commision

I am excited and proud to present weeks of historical research, designing and illustrating (still ongoing!) of the Windmills and Watermills that graced the areas of Nuneaton and Bedworth in North Warwickshire.

This is historical back up as part of a sculpture I have recently been commissioned to create for Nuneaton and Bedworth in which I will give more information on soon. Tuttle Hill Windmill was certainly not alone and this poster is the start of that journey to help breathe life back into the community of a time when artisan industries such as weaving, woodworking and blacksmithing and several other handmade methods were abundant prior to the onset of coal mining, and the age of steam during the Industrial Revolution. In short I hope to inspire and ignite a new sense of value in our community by….. ‘Blowing Creative Energy, Weaving new stories and Forging new relationships, Community and Collaboration”

For more information and updates on this project you can go to this page here:

Sunday 29 October 2023

Stained glass effect windows for a school workshop.

These Stained glass effect windows are the result of a day worth of art sessions I did with the year 6 children at Canons C of E Primary school in Bedworth, Warwickshire. Their topic was on the bombing of Coventry and the Cathedral during WW2. they also looked at the work of John Piper who created the stained glass work for what is now the new Coventry Cathedral. Each class of 30 kids produced one cell of artwork based off a demo that I gave. 

The result was me piecing together their work to make a wonderful montage in the style of a church window. They did an amazing job and it was a joy to watch how they all produced their version in the 1hr that they had to do it in.

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Friday 22 September 2023

Tuesday 22 August 2023

More Art Classes at my Studio Workshop

I now have an adult art class set up for a Monday daytime at my studio workshop as well as the children’s classes on a Saturday. Plus an adult art class and life drawing session at the Wembrook Community Centre in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Aside from that I also have the weekly Adults Art class in Sherwood, Nottingham. 

If you or anyone else you know would like to attend and you are a complete beginner or improver then message me for more details.

Friday 18 August 2023

Facilitating Summer in the Square Art workshops at the National Gallery, London

Well what can say! I had the huge honour of going over to London working with imagineer and help facilitate a free 3 day art workshop at the National Gallery. 

The gallery had installed a huge outdoor tent overlooking Trafalgar Square, housing many organised workshops over the course of the summer. 

We designed and built a bamboo sea stormed backdrop relating to the theme of an exhibition that was on going at the gallery. The painting in particular was ‘A Shipwreck in Stormy Seas’ by the artist Claude-Joseph Vernet.

Over the course of the 3 days we were in the presence of over 4000 children and adults of all ages and backgrounds that came through and tried their hand at drawing and making artworks based off ships, sea monsters and other sea related themes.

Our main aim was to embrace the idea that creating art is for everybody no matter what the age or background. The one thing that struck me the most was the interaction between parents and their children, feeding off each others energy and creating fun and engaging work.

It was an overwhelmingly emotional experience working with a fabulous team of helpers from the National gallery that witnessed so many people enjoying the sessions which was both rewarding and inspirational.

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Wednesday 19 July 2023

Children’s Art Summer Workshops

I will be organising a few Children’s Art Workshops during the School summer holidays starting on the 28th July at my studio workshop, Chilvers Coton Craft Centre, Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

I have split it into two age ranges (though this is only a guide for parents or carers to decide which one is appropriate for their child.

Morning sessions: 5-7yrs, £15 for 1.5hrs.
Afternoon sessions: 8-12yrs, £20 for 2hrs.

All materials are provided. There is a cafe,
parking and toilets on the site. 

It is advised that your child wear old clothing in case of any glue or paint getting on them and bring a drink or snack for them just in case. 

Here is a timetable of what is on offer:-
28th Jul & 1st Aug - Maskmaking, 2nd & 3rd Aug - Printmaking, 17th & 18th - Model making.

To book a place for your child you can go here: Book a workshop.    

For more information and updates you can also join the Facebook group: