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Online Tutorials

One-to-one tutorials

We are delighted to offer one-to-one tutorials, all of which are conducted by our own Heatherleys tutors using Zoom.

Online Tutorials are a great way to gain helpful feedback and advice which will enable you to develop as an artist. You may use these sessions to discuss your ideas and project work, to answer technical questions or obtain a constructive overview of your progress.

One-to-one sessions may be booked with Heatherleys tutors who are all qualified artists and experts in their field, specialising in drawing, oil painting, sculpture and ceramics. They will be happy to advise you whether you are a beginner or a more experienced artist. Individual sessions, held on Zoom and lasting for 40 minutes can be arranged with your tutor at a time which is convenient to you during the day or evening.

How to book

First book your session, for 40 minutes with your choice of tutor, via the website. When we have received your booking, your tutor will contact you to arrange a date and time for your tutorial. Sessions will be held via Zoom and hosted by Heatherleys.

To book an Online Course or Tutorial you must be aged 18 years old or over. You are asked not to photograph or video on line sessions or course material unless this has been specifically directed by your tutor as part of your course. Course material is for the use of Heatherley students only and must not be shared with the general public on social media.

Laura Smith

Laura positions her work near the edge of still life painting, where it approaches abstraction. She is interested in dissolving our familiarity with everyday objects. Currently, she is working with the idea that repeated motifs not only allow for a deeper investigation of the objects themselves but also a freedom in their portrayal. Her work often depicts emotive gestures and actions. Objects take the place of the loved, the abandoned, the closely held.

Laura is an experienced oil painter. Her interests include observational painting and how to carve your own path in the contemporary art world.

Subject area: Oil painting, drawing
Duration:
40 minutes
Fee: £40.00
Course Code: TLS1

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Rose Garden by Kate Hopkins

Kate Hopkins

Still life is central to my practice. Working always from direct observation; I create sets in my studio which I observe over extended periods of time, scrutinising abstract patterns and colour relationships in the the scene.  In response, I make, revise, disrupt, and remake repeatedly, accumulating and obliterating, in a search of a tension, order and structural integrity across the picture plane, that satisfies my intentions. I am particularly interested in perception, the grand illusion created by our brain, and resulting issues surrounding representation and visual language in painting.

Kate studied at the Slade from 1985-1991 BA(Hons) and HDFA), and is represented by Browse and Darby

Subject area: Oil painting, drawing
Duration:
40 minutes
Fee: £40.00
Course Code: TKH1

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Atul Vohora

Atul Vohora

A strong commitment to drawing runs through all of my work. I am excited by looking, by the world, by the potential and possibility of paint to evoke experiences of place, being, of time and of identity.

Subject area: Oil painting, drawing
Duration:
40 minutes
Fee: £40.00
Course Code: TAV1

Fred Crayk

Fred Crayk

These are difficult times for us all as we deal with isolation, separation and confinement even though artists, and fledgling artists, may be used to working in solitude, and for Painters it’s part of the job. However, feedback on your work, combined with supportive and constructive criticism, is vital for students and can lead to technical and creative progress along with a deepening of vision. By viewing and discussing your paintings and/or drawings on screen, I can offer you my reactions, thoughts and appropriate support, as I would in the teaching studio. I hope that this opportunity to discuss and expand on your technique, aims and objectives will lead you into new and exciting territory.

Subject area: Oil painting, drawing
Duration:
40 minutes
Fee: £40.00
Course Code: TFC1

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portrait by Allan Ramsay

Allan Ramsay

Allan has taught Portrait painting at Heatherleys for over twenty years and has also given workshops in Portraiture for the National Portrait Gallery, London and for Glasgow Museum and Galleries.
His work is in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery and also in the collections of Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
He was awarded 1st Prize at the BP Portrait Awards, National Portrait Gallery in 1988 and received the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, Canada, an international award for figurative painting.

Subject area: Oil painting, drawing
Duration:
40 minutes
Fee: £40.00
Course Code: TAR1

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Tessa Eastman

Tessa is a potter, sculptor and colourist who is considered an expert in her field. She has been a Ceramics tutor at Heatherleys since 2017, holds a Masters degree in Ceramics from the Royal College of Art and is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors.
Tessa is an open, kind, generous and encouraging tutor. She allows students to follow their personal path of exploration and guides and supports them through their ideas and process. Her teaching ethos is to take pleasure in creating and learning whilst challenging oneself through one’s work. She supports each individual working at their own pace and her tutorials allow for improvement and provide creative exchange.

Subject area: Ceramics, sculpture
Duration:
40 minutes
Fee: £40.00
Course Code: TTE1

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Claudia Carr

Claudia Carr

I like to have a real (physical) thing in front of me when I paint. The three-way dialogue between the observed, the observer and the canvas, is as much my subject as the still life itself is.
I don’t consciously manipulate scale, but the process of staring at an object or environment, over a long period of time, involves a kind of shrinking, a falling into the motif, merging with, or inhabiting it.
My work with colour is usually about stretching the limits of one colour; playing within the parameters of that colour, often grey (or green, see painting to the left) and exploring and developing the tensions within it.
The difficulty of rendering space and articulating planes, while still honouring the formal (abstract) objectives for each painting, is an ongoing challenge/adventure in my practice.

Subject area: Oil painting, drawing
Duration:
40 minutes
Fee: £40.00
Course Code: TCC1

Natasha Lien

Natasha is a figurative artist who paints and draws from life, depicting people, landscapes and cityscapes. She is passionate about learning from the great masters in art history.
She enjoys helping both beginners and more advanced students, responding to each at their own individual level. She can offer practical advice about working with oils and watercolour and subject matter including still life, landscape and cityscape, portraiture and drawing and painting from life.
Natasha says she finds that working from life for many hours is like an act of meditation, as it helps to calm the mind.

Subject area: Oil painting, watercolour, drawing
Duration:
40 minutes
Fee: £40.00
Course Code: TNL1

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Moments

George Levantis

My teaching ability is in locating student’s core interests enabling them to find the fertile ground from which to make work.
In my own practice, I may be spurred on to make work from something I’ve read, for instance Greek Mythology, particularly Daedalus and the Labyrinth and Leda and the Swan which have inspired two bodies of work including a series of drawings and the abstract work in black and white which can be seen in the image of my studio.

Subject area: Drawing, abstraction, composition, sculpture
Duration:
40 minutes
Fee: £40.00
Course Code: TGL1

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Eugenie Vronskaya

Eugenie Vronskaya

What is important to me is painting, not making pictures. For me painting is an invented experience,  not making pictures of something that was already there to be copied. The world as it is already exists beyond anything that could be so easily depicted. However it is only through intense observation of the world around us that we can start to search for our own Visual Language. My teaching is a combination  of working from life, simplifying and abstracting complex visual reality but also bringing an element of play, essential in creativity.

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Subject area: Imaginative painting, drawing, composition
Duration:
40 minutes
Fee: £40.00
Course Code: TEV1

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