WELCOME TO CAROL'S ART .
FUN AND INFORMATIVE PAINTING TUITION
Carol the ART teacher
"FUN & INFORMATIVE PAINTING".Happy returning learners are evidence to me that my teaching style works. I run relaxed informal sessions with plenty of tea and coffee. Hands on teaching and clear demonstration of techniques makes painting achievable to all. Painting is a skill and skills can be learnt...
My only criteria is it has to be FUN, so a smile and a little laughter are essential. (If you cake bake cakes thats a bonus! lol ).
THE OFFICIAL STUFF!
For those who like official stuff, I'm a qualified (Certificate in Education), and experienced Tutor having been teaching since 1999. I've worked in all kinds of Learning organisations and colleges; with people of all ages and abilities and from all backgrounds. Teaching Painting is something I'm passionate about. i love the process of sharing my knowledge and experiences, demonstrating my techniques and watching new painters getting results that make them smile.
It a tonic for me and them.
JOIN A CLASS OR BOOK A WORKSHOP
"It's our therapy" ... is what they say.
Join one of my regular painting groups below, they run for a series of 10 x 2 hour sessions. These groups are mixed abilities and form friendship and support groups as well as painting groups. They have a happy and relaxed atmosphere and each course is specifically designed at session one to meet to the needs and subject requests of the members of each group.
WE PAINT OUTDOORS IN SUMMER TOO!
SEE THE PAINTING COURSES PAGE FOR DETAILS.
What will you learn ?
Most of these courses are primarily Watercolour painting classes, Although we do dabble in other mediums too. You will, explore the wonderful properties of watercolour paint. My tuition will be a combination of guided exploration and also step by step painting demonstrations to build your confidence and increase your skills in order to develop your paintings
- Learn how to drop and float your colour and master wet into wet techniques. Discover how you can time and predict the flow of the paint
- Practice the art of glazing to build transparent layers of colour.
- See how you can build up your picture in layers of paint.
- Explore colour mixing and pigments that work best together.
- With good understanding of the medium there will be no more muddy or over worked paintings.
- You will become better skilled at choosing the best brushes for applying colour and without fiddling.
Other mediums are introduced from time to time as each group requests them. Acrylic, Pencil, Pastel etc. My courses are designed around the needs of the people in that group at the start of each term.
see my Day workshop listings for the opportunity to paint in other mediums too.
CLASS PROJECT LAVENDER FIELDS.
After receiving a Grade 1 for my Teaching skills during aninspection working for South Tyneside local authority, I received a letter which stated.
"Grade 1 assessment is a standard reached by very few Adult Learning Tutors. It describes your excellent delivery and is a clear indication of your skills and professionalism. … Your inspirational teaching has the power to change not only lives of your learners but their families, friends and colleagues”
… Whilst it’s nice to get recognition for your dedication and hard work I believe that to be a good teacher you need not only to be skilled at your subject but also a teacher should be' a good communicator, someone who listens as well as talks and relates to others regardless of back grounds. I guess I'm what they call a people's person and I teach a subject that I love so it comes natural to me.
I am a Professional Associate & a Watercolour Ambassador for the SAA. (Society for all Artists) www.saa.co.uk. This is a great organisation and fully supports Learning to Paint in every way...take a look .
I was invited a little while ago to make a film clip for their website showing a painting tip. It was a nerve racking experience, whilst I can teach with ease to a large groups it was quite daunting teaching a man with a camera..and those lights are so bright!! lol
Here is the link to the page with my Tree Painting tip...hope you find it useful.
My tip is also in a book entitled 101 Top Techniques for Artists available from the SAA, it sells for £12.99 and is a very nice book with some great projects inside. available from SAA website.
My learners’ are of all ages & abilities. Here is some mini paintings some of my learners produced recently.
ART as THERAPY
I often undertake art projects within the community and take groups outdoors to paint in summer. There is no better way to unwind than a Picnic and painting session.
Painting is extremely therapeutic and everyone can learn...All you need is the desire and time to practice. I believe that it's not what you get out of this in the way of a product, but more about the pleasure you get from expressing yourself and taking part, that is most important attribute.
Many people have lives which are affected by difficult circumstances. Social, health or family issues can cause huge stress, and I know Arty sessions help alleviate these situations.
Providing painting sessions for young people undergoing rehabilitation for Drug & Alcohol addictions and delivering Art activities in support centres for women has taught me a lot about some of the real values of painting and Art as a Therapy,