Painter, collage artist and designer, Julia entered the world of art after originally training as a textile designer at Chelsea College of Art and Design. After working successfully in textiles in Lake Como and later in London, she turned her hand to oil painting and collage art. Julia enjoys inspiring and motivating her students to explore their creativity. She is a passionate teacher who believes that everyone has hidden artistic talent waiting to be discovered. Her classes are creative and fun and she really knows how to get the best out of her students.
Patrick Naylor has performed extensively as a guitarist and bandleader. He has released three critically acclaimed albums of original compositions and completed numerous tours of the UK. His latest CD, Days of Blue, was included in the Daily Telegraph Best CDs of 2015. Patrick has worked extensively as a session musician and has recorded a number of pieces for film, TV and radio. He has won praise from many critics such as from Jazzwise, The London Evening Standard, BBC Music Magazine, Jazz Journal Musician Magazine and Time Out.
Exploring Painting & Drawing
Patrick is a professional freelance photographer with over thirty years experience working for numerous publications and a wide variety of prominent companies in the UK. His work has been exhibited extensively and he studied at Chelsea School of Art and holds a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. Patrick has taught photography at a variety of colleges over the last twenty years. e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Rymer was born in Liverpool and grew up in North Wales by the coast. The surrounding landscape and seashore were later to have a fundamental influence on her work. She studied painting at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, and ceramics at Liverpool college of Art. She currently teaches painting and drawing at The Institute in Kingsbury.
Lauren has been practicing yoga since she was nineteen and trained to become a yoga teacher under the highly acclaimed Yoga London teacher training program. She has completed a Children’s Yoga Teacher Training course with Calm For Kids and teaches kids, teens and adult yoga classes in schools across London. Lauren has a unique ability to help people feel at ease and make the complex appear simple with her clear and precise instructions, all delivered with a smile and her down to earth approach to life. Her keen interest in anatomy and passion for yoga, combined with her love to laugh is what makes her classes popular, fun, safe, challenging and informative. email@example.com
Barbara studied at St Martin’s School of Art and the University of London Institute of Education. Barbara has taught art to people of all ages in the UK and Netherlands and her work has been exhibited in the UK and overseas. Barbara has been awarded five prizes in printmaking and has shown at the RA Summer Exhibition three times and exhibited work at the Mall Gallery, the Oxo Gallery and the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead. She is a member of the Southbank Makers Cooperative, Gabriel's Wharf London and the Printmakers Council.
Born in South Africa, Linda Nissen Samuels, divides her time between London and France. In England, her work has been exhibited at The Royal Society of Marine Artists and the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition in the Mall Galleries. She exhibits solo, annually, in the South of France, has also been awarded 4 Gold Medals at the International Grand Prix of Art in Cannes. Her "how-to-draw book" for children, "Draw Water and Other Things" sells regularly at the Tates and Courtauld Gallery shops.
Trudie possesses more than 20 years professional experience as an exhibiting artist, director and project-manager of major exhibitions, curator and fine-art consultant. She has concurrently mentored both emerging and established artists for over 10 years. Trudi is also the founder and director of KidsDoArt, an organization which is passionate about teaching art to children, nurturing and developing their creativity.Kids Do Art offer a range of exciting 2D and 3D projects that have been developed to encourage creativity and to broaden visual language.
Kerrie has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She decided to train as a Yoga teacher 3 years ago after an illness meant she needed to make changes to her lifestyle. Yoga served her so well during this time, resulting in an enthusiastic and contagious passion for sharing her personal experience of the profound benefits of Yoga. Kerrie continues to study under the highly regarded British Wheel of Yoga and is delighted to now be able to teach and share her appreciation of the wonder of how the human body, emotions and mind responds to yoga. Kerrie’s classes involve breathing, meditation. e.
David completed his two year foundation course in Art and Design in 1983, following which he studied sculpture at Cheltenham Art School, graduating in 1986 with a BA (honours) degree in Fine Art. David’s art now employs a variety of mediums and techniques both from fine art and freeform approaches to the subject. He enjoys constructing and acknowledges the influence of the man-made and natural world. His work often combines and embraces these human, natural, organic, abstract and mechanical influence.
Drawing and Painting
Nicholas Merton is a painter, sculptor and teacher. He has had portraits exhibited at the Royal Academy, the National Portrait Gallery and at many Royal Portrait Society Exhibitions. His students have won prizes at the Royal College of Art and exhibited at prestigious venues such as the Royal Academy. He is currently undertaking portrait commissions, making circular abstract paintings and teaching a course on Leadership at Collingham Sixth Form College. He is also an Associate of Trinity College London and an accomplished pianist. firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert has recently completed his teachers training in Yoga Nidra. He has been practicing art and meditation for over thirty years and has been a tutor at the London School of Meditation. He recently taught creativity and relaxation in a school and has taught art and meditation at the Art Stables for three years, working from the imagination with an experimental approach, rather than for example, from photographs only. His teachers in art and mark-making have been Phillippa Clayden and Denzil Forrester who were in turn taught by Cecil Collins.
Jess Miller completed an honours degree in art and design at Liverpool University in 1991. Since then she has continued making and learning about art. For the last ten years, her main focus – in both sculpture and painting – is a fascination with the human figure. She exhibits annually with Crouch End Open Studios and the London Painters and Sculptors Group. All her work has an expressive feel and, in teaching, she hopes to encourage her students to have an experimental attitude to finding both colour and form.
Drawing and Painting
Francesco is an artist, illustrator and tutor from Italy, who graduated in Painting at the Fine Arts Academy of Rome and studies MA Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins, London. He has a passion for art techniques and supplies and is skilled in several artistic mediums such as charcoal and water-colour. He says "I’ve drawn since I can remember" and has been working as a freelance Illustrator and story-boarder. Francesco was shortlisted for the Jackson's Art Prize in 2018 & won the Inchiostro Festival Young Prize, in Italy in 2014.
Experimental Drawing & Painting
Eugenia Alekseyev is a painter and an art teacher. She studied art in the Art School after Repin in Russia and in the New York Art Students League under instruction of Costa Vavagiakis and Leonid Gervitz. She works in different mediums including oil painting, watercolour, crafts and folk styles. Inspired by the old masters, impressionists and the late 19th century Russian painters, Eugenia’s landscapes and still life paintings aspire to reflect the beauty that surrounds us. t. 07714749784
Clare attained her Masters Degree from Camberwell School of Art. Her artwork has been commissioned by numerous international, corporate and commercial organisations including BUPA, Claridges and the Princess Noura University for Women. It is also held in several national collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum & Art UK. She is an elected member of Greenwich Printmakers, has been awarded a number of prizes and engaged in Artist Residencies in Venice & London. Currently she shows her paintings & printmaking across the UK with various galleries & exhibitions. The Fernside Life Classes were established by Clare in 1996 with her unique emphasis on unlocking personal creativity through a variety of structured exercises which have been proven to develop and strengthen technical skill and which continue to attract students of all ages ever since.
Simon Foxall is a painting graduate of the Royal College of Art and a practising & exhibiting artist. He teaches both Fine Art and Art History at three universities across Europe. Simon encourages his students to push their boundaries, explore, take risks and surprise themselves with what they can make. As an Art history lecturer, Simon is well placed to help students develop conceptual elements of their work but also believes in the pure energy of instinctive mark making.
Sally Ann Hickman
Cartoon, Comics and Manga for Children
Sally-Anne Hickman is an illustrator and educator in comics. She began creating comics in 2001 and has always had a particular interest in autobiographical comics. She feels that by drawing the everyday experience, readers can connect to the honesty and hopefully draw a parallel in their own life and learn about someone else’s experiences first hand. She has been teaching comics workshops in secondary schools since 2014. During this time she earned a Masters of Art degree from the University Arts London where she began writing her graphic novel about her experiences of growing up in a mining village in the 1980s. After graduating, she continued to deliver workshops for Rugby Museum and Art Gallery and provided workshops for the Big Draw event at various locations.
Develop your Painting
Monica Chrysostomou is a graphic design graduate of Central St Martin's, a visual artist and educator. She enjoys exhibiting her work, whether participating at the annual Leicester Art House event or showcasing her latest 'Photo-Graphic Montages' at her solo show in London. With a multi-disciplined background in Graphic Design, art direction and observational art practice, life drawing & photography, Monica's passion is sharing her broad knowledge and experience to help students discover and develop their own painting abilities. In her classes and courses she teaches students (all levels) the fundamentals of painting and drawing, including colour theory, tone, mark making, composition and story telling - so that students can build their skills and confidence as artists.