If you left school feeling you couldn’t paint or draw, don’t believe it. If you’ve always wanted to pick up a brush or pencil, then give yourself a chance. That’s the philosophy of inspirational art teacher Claire Western. “Every child wants to draw. As adults we just need to be given back that confidence,” said Claire.
Claire is a well-established Wellington painter and printmaker, who has been showing and selling her work in galleries, group and solo exhibitions across the West Country for many years. She is also an experienced and successful teacher of both adults and secondary-age students and was Head of Art at Queen’s College, Taunton, until leaving the school to concentrate fully on her own work and teaching adults in classes and workshops.
She has planned a series of exciting and varied courses, starting this autumn, which will be held at The Old Brick Workshop at Poole, near Wellington. Some are a whole day, others a couple of hours a day spread over several weeks.
‘I am really excited about these workshops. It is several years since I last ran adult classes and during that time, I have discovered and explored so many new ways of working and using fantastic materials. The internet is a constant source of new ideas and a means of exploring the work of a wide range of other artists’ work’, says Claire.
She also plans to run drawing and painting courses. “I’m very aware that many people want to develop and painting skills in a group environment led by an experienced tutor and artist,” said Claire.
‘I also have a printing press and will provide everything people will need to explore collagraph printmaking, etching, mixed media work, collage and so many other fascinating and creative ways of working.’ Details of each course are available on her website: clairewestern.co.uk.
Each course is designed to cater for a full range of experience, from the complete novice to more competent artists.
Contact Claire for further details and information: email@example.com or 07518 790753