I have several years of experience in childcare and teaching. I am passionate about helping children to build their knowledge and skills and ensure they have a love of learning. My teaching is adapted to suit age, starting ability, interests and personal goals.
Learning in a classroom sometimes has to follow certain rules. Outside of the classroom, learning shouldn't have any boundaries. A firm staple of my tuition and teaching is that learning must be fun and enjoyable, as that's the only way it becomes memorable.
I include personal skills in all of my lessons to build confidence and resilience - these are the root of all motivation.
Above all, learning should be an ongoing journey. I aim to encourage children to be enthusiastic about personalising their education journey, which will make them successful learners for life.
Student testemonials at the foot of page.
I am a practising artist with 18 years’ teaching experience (15 years as Head/Director of art) I can support all pupils and adult learners at any level. I currently work as Director of Faculty in one of the UK’s leading Independent Boarding Schools. (Fine art was the best performing subject in my school at A Level Summer 2019.)
Those wishing to make the next step into Further or Higher education will benefit from additional support to enrich their body of work for portfolio interview. I work with GCSE and A Level pupils to help improve their www.*** ;
Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to improve your drawing or painting skills simply for pleasure and to learn the rudiments of direct observational study; life drawing has been a mainstay for as long as I can remember, and hundreds of younger learners and senior artists have benefitted from private tuition since I started teaching.
The discipline of drawing and art practice in general, rewards individuals with the sanctuary of mindfulness in addition to the benefit of skill-based progress
I can teach across all media to groups or individuals – even demonstrate how to throw a pot! – I am happy to receive bespoke enquiries.
"Stuart is a great teacher, he always makes every class interesting & different each week, inspired us by using various materials & techniques in different ways stretching our www.*** is always positive with his criticism which encouraged you to produce some great works, this makes the classes enjoyable discussing our work together, feeling the group were a team.
His interest & encouragement has inspired me to continue with life drawing. "
"If I have any regret of my time being tutored by Stuart it is that I only joined his group a year before he moved away from Bury St Edmunds yet even in that short time with his remarkable skills as a teacher I found my drawing skills generally; and figure drawing skills in particular; improved considerably. Because of his instruction and guidance and the foundation it gave me my art has developed and evolved to embrace most media and other genre. I will always be grateful to him."
"Stuart manages to bring variety in his approach to classes. Some weeks he positions tables propped upright on their ends and we work in various media on paper the full size of the model. Sometimes we draw a model who moves in various ways in rotation. Our still life evenings are also different, he brings in a pigs head for us to draw, and also a brace of pheasants. Stuart is always very encouraging. He covers all the basics in teaching us how to measure the body by eye, by aligning different parts of the body, and demonstrates different media techniques. "
"Stuart came with enthusiasm and willingness to share his skills. Within the group hw was able to bring out individual artistic talents. He gave us confidence to attempt many different techniques.
My art abilities are definitely built on groundings set by him"
Art, painting, drawing and printing lessons in Coulsdon, Surrey.
Having worked as a secondary school Art teacher for the past 4 years, I have a wealth of knowledge and understanding about the national cirriculum and what is expected from studnets through KS3-5. I have developed a range of schemes of work that cover drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and Art history. I work closely with A Level students to develop coursework projects and portfolios for university applications, as well. I have also worked as a private art tutor for GCSE students who needed further one to one assistance on thier coursework projects and to refine thier painting, drawing and art analysis work.
Previous to my teaching career I worked as a freelance Illustrator, producing work for children's books and my own private collections.
I have an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art, I am offering one to one tutoring to support the development of a students portfolio from KS3 to degree level. I am able to travel or have a studio at home where we could meet and go through ideas and develop artist research and creative approaches to drawing, painting, mixed media and sculptural work.
Qualified teacher of Fine Art and Photography to A level.
BA hons Fine art Sculpture.
Teacher of painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, photography, art history,sculpture and collage.