I am an artist and art tutor living and working in Coventry and Warwickshire. I am a qualified artist and art tutor. I teach Drawing and Painting in groups and individually to students over 18. I provide and run classes in Coventry and Warwickshire, daytime and evening on the subjects of drawing, watercolour painting and oil painting. My groups are friendly and purposeful. All with an interest in art are welcome.
Masterclass in Life Drawing at Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick University (Main Campus)
Tutor Sarah Hedley
feedback from Judith Taylor who attended the life class on March 1, 2020
Art Classes Spring Term 2020 these courses are ongoing from term to term
Oil Painting (using water- mixable oils or traditional oils),
10-1pm, Wednesdays, The Kenilworth Centre, Kenilworth This course will consist of instruction in oil painting. Drawing techniques, line, tonal work and colour mixing in a variety of subjects. Such as, still life, portraits, animal portraits, landscape and other work. Open to beginners and experienced artists. Demonstrations from the tutor and individual tuition at every session.
Please note: Students are advised to use Water-mixable Oil as these new paints are so much easier. These are inexpensive and do not require the use of turpentine mediums and are applied and cleaned with water. Water-mixable oils take a lot of the pain, mess and odour out of oil painting with the same blending qualities so loved by the Masters. Art materials not provided.
course fee £159 for a14 week term, 3 hours per week
Watercolour – Drawing and Painting for All
7-9pm, Tuesdays, Queens Road Baptist Church, Grosvenor Road, South Coventry
(The Queens Road Baptist Church) is very easy to get to from Warwickshire and does not involve the Coventry ring Road. It is near to Coventry Station and Central Six shopping Centre. )
2-4pm, Thursdays, The Kenilworth Centre, Kenilworth
10-12pm, Fridays The Beechwood Lawn Tennis Club, Earlsdon, Coventry
During the sessions students will be given a course outline. As the tutor, I demonstrate at the beginning of each session and give individual tuition for the rest of the time.
We cover subjects such as line drawing with an emphasis on observation drawing and tonal work. We work in inks and shading work with pencil or pencil crayons. Colour mixing in watercolour and accurate colour representation is encouraged, however, students are keen to experiment beyond basic realism and this is a welcome addition to our sessions. Students are not required to attend the demonstrations and can work on their own projects. All students will get some individual tuition from the tutor at every session. These groups are friendly and informative with a purposeful and creative intention. Art materials not provided Course fee for all Watercolour classes: £105 for a 14 week term, 2 hours per week
The Queens Road Baptist Church) is very easy to get to from Warwickshire and does not involve the Coventry ring Road. It is near to Coventry Station and Central Six shopping Centre. )
for more information
contact the Tutor – Sarah Hedley email:email@example.com mobile:07975714790
One students improvement in drawing shown here. Before and after tuition: time period 2014-15
A colour mixing exercise:
Testimonials from students
“Sarah is one of the most attentive and enthusiastic art tutors that I have enjoyed. With imagination and a wide range of techniques, Sarah has been able to help me understand the wide range of effects possible with watercolour painting, I look forward to attending more of Sarah’s classes” Alan T. Clark, 22 June 2018
“Sarah Hedley has been my Art Tutor for about fifteen years. Over this period, I have come to appreciate her many virtues, both as a kind, sympathetic person and an extremely skilful teacher. Her demonstrations are always vivid and helpful, while her involvement with my own efforts is invariably constructive and encouraging. She is highly recommended.” Hywel Owen, 22 June 2018
“I enjoy Sarah’s classes. Her demonstrations illustrate the techniques of painting and drawing that can be adopted by me. Her tutoring and advice help me to understand and eliminate problems and errors in my work. Very enjoyable and rewarding experience.” Ian Dodds, 22 June 2018
“Sarah Hedley is a superb tutor making her job look effortless! She creates a very relaxed atmosphere which promotes creativity. Her expertise and generosity of tuition and patience are really amazing. More please!” Katie Harwar, 2008
“Learning to draw and paint have brought a whole new dimension to my life. I thought I was observant before but my eyes have been opened. For the first time I am developing a practical skill and I have seen it grow over the past few years. Art also brings people together as a group. The class is so supportive of each other. It can be frustration as you know what you want to do but cant always achieve it. A good teacher is worth her weight in gold.” Val Davies, 2006
I teach on an individual basis according to the students requirements in the Coventry and Warwickshire area.
My tuition is based very much on what is required by the student and a given structure is established according to their needs. I can teach in oil painting, watercolour, inks, pencil crayon, pastels, charcoal and pencil and air dry and polymer sculpting. I will cover proportion, line drawing, tonal work and colour mixing from the primary palette also.
cost of tuition: 1 hour tuition at £30 per hour.
Testimonial from a student:
“I have enjoyed 8 one-to-one drawing lessons with Sarah. Having no previous experience of drawing, I was really pleased with the drawings I did. Sarah is student-centred, she excels at drawing the best out of her students. I really liked how she drew the same scene next to me. This meant I didn’t feel she was watching me (no pressure) and since she was always a bit ahead of me, I had an idea of what I was aiming for. Sarah is very flexible, she can teach lots of different techniques and will draw the best out of you with only a few tips.” Sylvie Bigant, 2018
About the Tutor
I have taught for 19 years, 13 of those, at the University of Warwick. In the recent past I have worked as an artist in residence at Coventry University. I worked with students and on portrait commissions during my time there. I was also lead tutor for the Art Club at Coventry University. I have taught life drawing at Coventry University. Before this, I worked for 13 years at Warwick University teaching art, sculpture, oil painting, watercolour, pastels and life drawing.
I studied Art Foundation at Coventry University and then an Illustration Degree at Manchester University. I worked in publishing for 13 years and had books published with Collins, Simon and Schuster and Hodder & Stoughton. I then went on to complete an MA in Fine Art and also a City and Guilds Stage 1 and 2 in teaching adults.
I continue to paint, photograph, sculpt and exhibit.
For further information: Please contact the tutor, Sarah Hedley, at: email:firstname.lastname@example.org mobile: 07975714790
Below is a recent example of a commissioned portrait:
See more of my work here:
Sarah Hedley Portraits – email: email@example.com