Oxford University (Fine Art)
I'm currently in my second year of University, studying Fine Art at the University of Oxford.
I've been teaching art almost as long as I've been making it myself - as a seven-year old, I used to drag the four-year old next door over for 'painting classes' (these continued for over three years, till I became worried she might usurp me artistically).
In secondary school (age 14) I started and ran a 'Drawing Club', to help 6th and 7th graders with their art. We would spend the first half of the session doing an art lesson on the whiteboard (learning about face proportions, how to draw ribbons- anything they requested), and in the second half I would help individual students with their own drawings. This club ran for two years, with between four and ten students attending each session, till I moved schools.
I now do private tutoring lessons (I'm currently teaching a 15 year-old). In my lessons, I try and teach artistic techniques, theory, and some Art History through making the work itself. Art shouldn't be a trade-off between learning skills and having fun.
I've been sketching most days since I was 12, meaning I have made pretty much every mistake possible. I've been to five years of Life Classes and taken a year-long module in Human Anatomy at Oxford, so I have a very good understanding of the human figure.
Through taking figure masterclasses at the London Atelier of Representational Art, I've learned the classical technique of 'sight-size' drawing.
Through experiences such as the RISD Pre-College summer program, Royal Drawing school workshops and Sculptor masterclasses, I've learned a huge array of techniques to paint, print, sculpt and draw.
I'm an experienced oil-painter; I have work in a national collection in England ( a self-portrait in the Ruth Borchard Collection), and have been several national newspapers through my art.
I'm also very familiar with Adobe Photoshop, which I learned over three months while working for Norman Fosters' Architecture company as a Visualiser.
My art history training has been hands-on: attending exhibitions in London, watching seminal series such as Clark's 'Civilisation', the Great Courses' 'History of European Art' Berger's 'Ways of Seeing', and reading voraciously.
Please get in touch! I'd love to hear from you. I'm currently in my second year of University, studying Fine Art at the University of Oxford.
I've been teaching art almost as long as I've been making it myself - as a seven-year old, I used to drag the four-year old next door over for 'painting classes' (these continued for over three years, till I became worried she might usurp me
I was awarded the highest marks possible for my art GCSEs (exams taken age 14), and an A+ for my Art A-Levels (taken age 18) at school. I have been on many painting workshops at institutions such as the Royal Drawing School, Hampstead School for Art, the London Art Academy, and was selected to take part in several courses at the National Portrait Gallery. I have been selling oil portrait commissions for the past three years.