Surrey Art School – Summer School August 2016

Dear All

In August 2016 we will be launching our Summer School for Youth and Adult Classes in Art and Photography. Run by artist-teacher Eleanor Green who moved to the area last year from the buzz of East London, Eleanor will bring her experience working with Adults and teachers in galleries such as The Whitechapel Gallery and her 7 years teaching experience in London secondary schools (A-level Fine Art, GCSE, Arts Award, BTEC)  to this contemporary, fresh, unique and for the summer, outdoor educational experience.

Using a quaint Shepherd’s hut on Green Lane Farm in Newdigate – near Dorking, Redhill and Horsham- and a temporary workshop space, we have tailored workshops into a series of classes for both Youth (11-18) and Adult education. Workshops will be 2-3 hours long and include refreshments including home baked goods.


Experience the great outdoors and learn to record the world through modern technologies such as the I-phone or Digital SLR through to more traditional practices including watercolours, oils and print-making processes all with a contemporary twist!

For more information including how to book, facilities and workshops still available click the link here

For more information about Surrey Art School, including the launch of the after school programme in September 2016, further adult classes and retreats to Brittany in Spring 2017  follow the blog, check us out on Instagram or join our mailing list using the contact form.

THAT CPD 2016 sponsored by THAMES – 3D and Printmaking

This Spring THAT network has been organising and running CPD workshops in order to broaden the practice, skills base and confidence of primary and secondary art teachers in Tower Hamlets Borough. The government and indeed schools currently make no provision for such training despite the clear benefits to teachers and students alike and therefore THAT has made it a mission to ensure that this provision is made with a ‘bottom up’ approach to delivery.  With the support of THAMES we are able to offer these CPD opportunities to teachers for free and to involve local artists and practitioners. So far two workshops have taken place, one hosted by Bishop Challener and run by artist Julia Clarke in wire and willow and one at St Paul’s Way Trust, run by their technician and resident artist Paul Wye and focusing on combinations of printmaking.

As an artist teacher myself I benefit hugely from being involved in these workshops and they translate directly into my own practice and therefore to the practice of my students. See below some of the work completed only a week later by pupils who came in to school during the holidays to take on the opportunity to learn the lithography process. These oil based inks are incredible as they make the prints more versatile – they can then be painted over due to the resist nature of the inks or overprinted to create depth and layers in their compositions:

Inking up a sensitised photocopy as part of the lithographic process
Print from an original photocopied drawing from A level Sketchbook
Print from an original photocopied drawing from A level Sketchbook
GCSE Past Present Future development work

For more information and downloadable resources including the artists Powerpoints and step by step guides to the processes we studied, go the the THAT network website.

Rosebery Photographers

Check out the work of my year 12 Photography students in their recently launched website. Built from scratch by artist/photographer Anna Luk, the site showcases some of the starter projects for the course as well as their development into their own practice through self selected avenues of making.

I think it’s important for students to learn skills that help them promote their practice prepare them for work and industry as well as fulfilling the assessment objectives of their course:

Portrait project by Anna Luk
Experiments – Beth Townley

Interested in learning more about Photography? Why not join my Summer School? I’ll be running group and individual workshops for budding photographers from 14-19 to over 60’s. Find out how to get the best out of your digital SLR or make a camera out of a drinks can!

More information including dates and times will be added to Workshops soon.

Or email me: to reserve a place. Spaces limited!