OUR TUTORS

Cath Baldwin - Printmaker

Cath has been working and exhibiting, both locally and nationally, for about 15 years now, generally showing prints and occasional work in other media. Her inspiration comes from all over the place; a headline in a newspaper, an overheard conversation, a line in a book or something said by one of her children. Often Cath's work has a humorous by-line, the title giving an insight into whatever was on her mind, which can frequently border on the ridiculous! To read more about Cath, click below...

Ceira Crainer - Printmaker

Ceira is a Textile Designer and Printmaker, recently graduating from Winchester School of Art with an MA in Textile design. Her work explores texture, colour and tactility. Ceira often combines different techniques such as collage, printmaking and digital processes to create striking prints and patterns. To Learn more about Ceira, click below...

Emma Benz - Watercolour Artist

Emma is a Henley based Watercolour Artist who draws upon the skills passed down to her (from a line of experienced artists) as well as her knowledge of materials and techniques gained through her experience in art restoration. She has a very direct and colourful style and works exclusively with Japanese specialist watercolours. Emma has been professionally trained in gilding and often incorporates passages of real gold leaf in her work. To read more about Emma, click below...

Fiona Gurney - Mosaic Artist

Fiona has, over the last 10 years, developed a mosaic making business - designing and creating everything from large scale public work to jewellery.  She teaches regular workshops and continues to rummage for broken pots and take on new design challenges. To read more about Fiona, click below...

Harriet Riddell - Textiles Artist

Harriet is a Textile Performance Artist.  She grew up in Oxfordshire and completed a degree in Contemporary Applied Arts at the University of Hertfordshire (2012).​Harriet travels the world with her sewing machine pitching up in challenging locations from the slums of Nairobi to the tea fields of the Himalayas. Through free motion embroidery she captures her surrounding environment and the people she meets.Adventure and interaction are key elements to each piece of Harriet’s work. Behind every ‘stitch’ lies a narrative of the people, place and culture. To Learn more about Harriet, click below...

Holly Surplice - Illustrator, Drawing Tutor & Co-Director of the School

Holly is a Henley based, Scottish Illustrator and Artist who studied at Edinburgh College of Art where I gained a First Class Honours degree as well as a Master’s before teaching there for a further 7 years.  We're SO lucky to have her on our team! To Learn more about Holly, click below...

Jo Harris - Illustrator, Life Drawing Tutor & Director of the School

Jo is going into her 4th year as the Director of the Henley School of Art and had 3 years running the Henley School of Life Drawing before that.  Jo began Life Drawing over 25 years ago and her passion for it (and art in all it's forms) is evident in her enthusiasm for teaching - she regularly teaches Life Drawing classes and Workshops. To Learn more about Jo, click below...

Jo Wise - Floristry Tutor

Jo is an artisan florist combining a background in theatre and event design with a love and understanding of garden-grown flowers to create creative floristry and wreath-making workshops. To read more about Jo, click below...

Jonathan Newey - Painter & Fine Artist

Jonathan Newey is an award winning artist who lives and works in Reading. He comes from a strong artistic background and is a 4th generation artist. He works in a variety of mediums and subjects including paintings in acrylic, watercolour and sketches with pen, watercolour and watercolour pencil. To learn more about Jonathan, click below...

Kathryn Fell - Photographer

Kathryn is an award-winning photographer living in Sonning Common - she's been taking photos since she was a teenager and now leads sell-out courses in how to get the very best out of your SLR camera, understanding light and how to frame that perfect shot. To Learn more about Kathryn, click below...

Liam Biswell - Printmaker

Liam is an experienced and passionate Fine Art Printmaker with a wealth of experience in all printmaking techniques - to read more about Liam, click below...

Louise Ralphs - Calligraphy Tutor

Louise discovered her passion for modern calligraphy 3 years ago, and hasn’t put her nib down since. Trained in graphic design – with a love for typography – calligraphy was the natural next step in her career - she is delighted to share her passion with other creatives, or those who just want to try something new! To read more about Louise, please click below...

Lucy McGrath - Paper Marbling Tutor

Lucy McGrath is one of just a handful of paper marblers left in the UK. She started her business Marmor Paperie in 2015 with a mission to breathe new life into the endangered craft. Lucy’s marbling is characterised by a fresh, contemporary colour palette and patterns that celebrate the chaotic qualities of marbling and her mission is to pass her knowledge on and keep this wonderful art alive!  To read more about Lucy, click below...

Machi De Waard - Jewellery Designer & Maker

Machi is a Designer, Jeweller and Jewellery Tutor. Jewellery has been a full time pursuit since early 2007, with work being shown at galleries, fairs and exhibitions. She combines her studio practice with teaching, having taught jewellery making for over ten years at various locations in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. To read more about Machi, click below...

Nicky Savage - Multi Media Artist

Nicky trained as a Graphic Designer & Illustrator & now makes her own mixed media work in relation to her continual ‘conversation with the natural world’.  Nicky really enjoys helping people to understand & analyse their own work, to reach their potential and to immerse themselves in their own creative processes.  To Learn more about Nicky, click below...

Roseanna Clare - Screen Printer

Roseanna Clare is the one woman band behind Squeeze Print Studio.  Always drawn towards printmaking at School & College, Roseanna ended up specialising in it whilst at Winchester School of Art studying for her degree. She now has a small studio on the Thames next to her boat, where she gets to create her own work alongside artwork and commissions for clients.  To Learn more about Roseanna, click below...

Ruth Martin - Candle-Maker & Tutor

Candle-making since 2016, Ruth is passionate about creating all-natural candles that are free from petroleum based wax and synthetic fragrance. She loves creating new and seasonal blends, from zingy scents that will put a spring in your step to soothing aromas to bring calm at the end of a busy day. To read more about Ruth, just click below...

Scarlet Page & Charlotte Snowden - Photographers

Scarlet & Charlotte both have highly successful careers spanning nearly 3 decades in the photography industry. Between them they have photographed subjects such as Her Majesty The Queen, as well as Rock Royalty, Sir Paul McCartney. They have been teaching together locally for the last 2 years sharing their passion & experience for the medium of photography & now we get the benefit of their expertise at the Henley School of Art! To read more about Scarlet & Charlotte, click below...

Shauna Fosker - Painter in Oils & Acrylics

Shauna is a professional artist who has a BA (hons) in Fine Art, with a particular passion for painting seas and skies.  Teaching for over 23 years, Shauna works mostly in oils using palette knives to achieve the texture and fluidity of the natural environment.  Recently she's been working on private commissions as well as building work for future exhibitions. To Learn more about Shauna, click below...

Wendy Penrose - Jewellery Designer & Maker

Wendy Penrose’s jewellery is inspired by the richness of form and texture found in nature. Each piece is handcrafted from precious metal and gemstones in her workshop near Henley on Thames. In addition to selling her work thorough selected galleries and art shows across the country, Wendy also creates one-of-a-kind designs on a commission basis. During quieter times of year she likes to share her passion for making and teaches jewellery making with silver clay. To read more about Wendy, click below...

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