Art Classes

I teach weekly art classes at Midlands Arts Centre in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham. I have also taught in Community and Adult Education at Solihull College and the School of Art, Bournville, and as a visiting tutor at Birmingham City University. I also provide popular oil painting demonstrations and critique evenings for art societies around the West Midlands.

I recently began drawing and water colour classes at The Horseshoe Inn in Tatenhill near Burton Upon Trent. These classes take place on Tuesday afternoons from 1-3pm and are suitable for beginners and developers. The classes focus on drawing, drawing in colour, water colours and mixed media, with other mediums being explored when we can work outside during good weather. Classes cost £10 each, or £8 per class if paid a half-term in advance. For newcomers the first 'taster' lesson costs £8. The classes are ongoing, following the Staffordshire school timetable. New students may join at any time during the term. Please get in touch via the Contact page for all the details and to reserve your place.
These are some student testimonials from my Practical Visual Enquiry, and Introduction to Art Techniques classes at Midlands Arts Centre from January 2015:
'A great course, friendly people, challenging and enlightening.'
'An extremely friendly and supportive class. A chance to explore many new ideas, alongside the encouragement of the stronger skills and personal goals. Wonderful teaching'
'Thought provoking, structured topics that extend your painting'
''Well structured but geared to creativity and supporting each student in their own independent approach and interests to produce wonderful results!'
'This is a class that allows you to develop your creative talents through a supportive and structured approach to reach people of all abilities'
'A challenging, dynamic and immensely satisfying experience.'
'Helen is a very encouraging teacher'
'This class combines gentle tuition with experimentation in a most enjoyable way.'
'A great class for building confidence and learning new, enjoyable things.'
'Not only have I enjoyed learning art techniques but I have also started appreciating styles of art I would not ordinarily have done.'
'A very interesting experience covering a range of different techniques from a tutor who spends time with her students.'
'I've just joined but looks to be a good mix of real tuition via demo's etc. plus individual instruction - great!'
'Thoroughly enjoying the freedom to be creative, even when just starting to learn art techniques with tuition.'

For further information please get in touch via the contact page, or follow the macarts web address on the Links page.