Information About Edith - Lewisham teacher
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Edith offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!
I am a painter and art teacher with a first-class degree in History of Art from UCL and a training in classical, nineteenth-century-style drawing and painting from the London Atelier of Representational Art. I will be starting my MA in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art in September 2023. Please see the PDF on this profile for examples of my work.
I teach both the technical side of drawing and painting, and also the broader elements of what ‘making art’ means. I can help with:
- learning to draw and paint realistically from life or from photos
- developing your ideas and building a project
- putting together a portfolio
- writing about your work
- using art history to contextualise your work
- oil painting techniques (from basics to advanced)
- colour theory
- …and much more!
I have extensive experience teaching both children and adults in the contexts of both one-to-one tuition and full classes. I currently work at Hackney Fine Arts on Hackney City Farm where we teach children and adults drawing and painting techniques. I am on their regular staff in a manager role, having worked there since 2020, and I also run masterclasses in academic life- and portrait drawing through the school. I have taken several private students for in-person and online tuition and also have experience looking after children on holiday camps and in a child-minding capacity.
I work with students with special educational needs, neurodiversity and disabilities and find that some of the most rewarding experiences are with students in these categories. If you or your child has SEN, please let me know and we can work out if and how I can accommodate your needs. I will do my very best to do so.
I offer two types of tuition: online and in person.
Sessions are between 1 and 2hrs. They can take the form of general mentorship, advice on artworks you are making in your own time, or feedback on exercises I set you. I only teach students aged fifteen and over online.
Sessions are between 2 and 3hrs. They can comprise of everything offered in the online sessions plus in-person demonstrations and real-time guidance while you are drawing or painting. I teach adults and children in person, the youngest I take is seven. These will have to take place at your home / another venue of your arranging because I unfortunately don’t have an appropriate space currently. Send me a message to discuss what is needed in the way of space. I am open to teaching more than one person at a time if you want to get a group together. Each additional student costs £10/hr. For safeguarding reasons if there are three or more children in a group I will need another adult present.
I believe in supporting students to articulate and achieve specific goals and to support them in their general artistic development. If their goals relate to the technical side of drawing and painting, because of my training and experience, I can offer extremely in-depth guidance on this. But I am equally interested in and supportive of broader artistic and personal goals. For example, exploring an idea through an art project; learning to develop a regular practice of creativity; or pushing a pre-existing project or artwork to the next level. In our initial session we will set your goals together and work out a timeframe for either achieving them or working towards them. This is the beauty of one-to-one tuition as opposed to taking a class: the process is really catered to you.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- The London Atelier of Representational Art (2020) - Diploma in Fine Art (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- University College London (2016) - History of Art 1st Class BA Hons (Bachelors) (✔ On File)