I am an artist and art tutor living and working in Coventry and Warwickshire. I teach Drawing and Painting in groups and individually to students over 18. I provide 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.
Art Weekend May 2019
Marriot Hotel, Northampton
Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May
10 am start each day. 4 pm finish.
Cost E150.00 for tuition and food.
(Accommodation and breakfasts separate)
£50.00 deposit required to book a place on the course.
Students will provide their own art materials
6 places on the course 2 places remaining – book early to avoid disappointment
During this intensive weekend course we will start with the basics of line work, proportions, angles and tonal work in pencil. We will also work with ink and wash before exploring texture and colour mixing with a variety of subject matter. As follows: still life, portrait, landscape and animals. Regular demonstrations will be given by the tutor. There will be plenty of individual tuition to address any particular questions you may have about your work. This course is suitable for students who have had some experience of an art class setting and are familiar with some of the techniques and materials used. Students can work on their own projects as well as taking advantage of the structure and tuition available. Come and enjoy our friendly and purposeful art sessions and learn as you enjoy!
Contact: Sarah Hedley, Art Tutor and Artist e. email@example.com
Art Classes 2019-20
Watercolour – Drawing and Painting for All
7-9pm Tuesdays Queens Road Baptist Church, South Coventry
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.
new sessions starting September 2019 book early
Mondays 2-4pm Drawing and Painting, Queens Road Baptist Church, South Coventry 7-9pm The Waverley Day Centre, Waverley Road Wednesdays 10-12pm Oil Painting, The Kenilworth Centre, Kenilworth This course 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.
All classes are open to beginners and more experienced students.
for more information
contact the Tutor – Sarah Hedley email:firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 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 Davies2006
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
About the Tutor
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 18 years, 13 of those, at the University of Warwick and continue to paint, photograph, sculpt and exhibit.
For further information:
Please contact the tutor, Sarah Hedley, at: email:email@example.com mobile: 07975714790
Below is a recent example of a commissioned portrait:
See more of my work here:
Sarah Hedley Portraits – email: firstname.lastname@example.org