I am an artist and art tutor living and working in Coventry and Warwickshire. I teach art in groups and individually to students over 18.
I am currently taking portrait commissions and making handmade designer dolls. 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 course in teaching adults.
I have taught for 17 years, 13 of those, at the University of Warwick and continue to paint, photograph, sculpt and exhibit.
I teach private art classes and individual art tuition.
Below is a recent example of a commissioned portrait work:
See more of my work here:
Sarah Hedley Portraits email: email@example.com
Evenings 7-9pm Coventry
This group will consist of instruction on 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 students.
Drawing and Painting Classes in Watercolour Autumn 2018 cost £105 per 14 week course
Wednesdays 7-9pm, Queens Road Baptist Church, The Butts. Start date 5 September
Thursdays 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Kenilworth Youth Centre, Kenilworth. Start date 6 September
Fridays 10-12pm Beechwood Lawn Tennis Club, Earlsdon. Start date 4 May
These classes are open to beginners and more experienced students.
During the sessions students will be given structure in the form of 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 accurate 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.
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One students improvement in drawing shown here. Before and after tuition:
A colour mixing exercise:
Testimonials from students
“Sarah is one of the most attentive and enthusiastic art 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 Dodd, 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
“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
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
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