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...

Christine Green - Papercutting Artist

Christine is our Paper Cutting Tutor Extraordinaire! There is SO much more to Christine's bow than just Paper Cutting of course, she is a naturally great communicator, super talented artist and we are very lucky to have her teaching at the studio.  To read more about Christine, click below...

Claudia Jackson-Bailey - Floristry Tutor

Claudia is a hugely respected Henley Florist and Event Stylist, she works under the name: Just Joey on the Moon. Her flower arranging and wreath making workshops are a treat to take part in and Claudia's enthusiasm for sharing her knowledge is infectious! To Learn more about Claudia, click below...

Debbie Page - Ceramicist

A member of the Oxfordshire Craft Guild and the West Forest Potters group, Debbie describes herself as either a potter or a ceramicist - working with clay to produce spheres, discs, pails and bottles of various sizes, shapes, colours and finishes.  To read more about Debbie, 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...

Janina Maher - Bookbinding & Printmaker

I have always loved drawing and painting and have a self-confessed addition to collecting beautiful papers of all types. I design and make handmade books from my garden studio in Reading, and have been teaching creative bookbinding and mixed media techniques for several years.  My aim is always to inspire confidence in my students through carefully structured exercises and gentle encouragement.  To read more about Janina, click below...

Jennifer Collier - Paper & Textiles Artist

Paper pioneer Jennifer Collier is the creator of exquisite sculptures from vintage, recycled materials - stitching them together to create beautiful and unique pieces of Artwork; a real contemporary twist on traditional textiles. And now we've convincer her to come and teach us how!  To Learn more about Jennifer, click below...

Jess Priest - Watercolour & Botanical Artist

Jess is a printed textile Designer and Artist working from her home studio in Buckinghamshire.  Using digital media, she translates her hand-painted designs in to print for names such as Anthropologie, Vera Wang, Toast and Calvin Klein as well as a number of High Street stores. To Learn more about Jess, 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...

Kate Keaveney - Kids Club

Kate has a huge passion for nurturing children’s self expression, creative thinking and imagination. her aim is always to enable experimentation and exploration of various art materials and media. 

Self-esteem and confidence soar as the children learn new skills and techniques - bursting with pride at what they've created whilst making new friendships and having lots of fun in the process! To read more about Kate, 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...

Kelly Wright - Textile Artist

A chronic needleworker, Kelly Wright has been hooking and braiding rugs for over 40 years. She is a Certified Oxford Punch Needle Rug Hooking Instructor and her work has been featured in publications in Germany and North America. Her first book of punch needle projects will appear in March 2019 with Stiebner Publishing. She lives with her family (and collie) in view of the alps south of Munich. To Learn more about Kelly, click below...

Laura Healy - Creative Writing Tutor

Laura Healy loves all literature regardless of whether she is reading it, writing it, teaching it or editing it. She graduated from The National University of Ireland, Galway, with a Masters in Writing and since then has published short stories and non-fiction in the UK and Ireland. To Learn more about Laura, 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...

Lily Rossiter - Illustrator & Kids Club Tutor

"I truly believe that everyone can draw, and that no one is too young or too old to pick up a pencil, crayon, paintbrush or pen to experiment, play but mainly to have fun!" To Learn more about Lily, 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...

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...

Mark Draisey

Mark Draisey works as a portrait painter based in Watlington, working primarily in oils and has had his work exhibited at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters and The Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibitions, as well as at the Oxford Art Society open exhibition. To Learn more about Mark, click below...

Michelle Judkins - Calligraphy Tutor

Michelle first picked up a pointed pen back in 2015 which ignited a love for letters that she never knew she had - she has been exploring the wonderful world of modern calligraphy and lettering ever since and passes on her enthusiastic knowledge in her illuminating, fun workshops. To Learn more about Michelle, 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...

Rosalind Wates - Mosaic Artist

Rosalind teaches both beginners and experienced mosaicists using classical styles and techniques, although the emphasis is always on individual creativity. Students learn how to cut and arrange the tesserae; how to grout and complete a mosaic; and are introduced to traditional mosaic patterns. To Learn more about Rosalind, 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...

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...

Sophie Hale - Textiles Artist

Sophie set up A boat full of wool in 2017 on a mission to get as many people inspired to learn to crochet and knit - in her own words:  "I wanted to create a getaway for adults to come and escape for a couple of hours". To Learn more about Sophie, click below...

Sue Tilbury - Painter & Fine Artist

Sue is an award-winning local Artist, trained in Oil and Acrylics as well as Graphic Design and Illustration - Sue specialises in Portraiture and Animal Studies.  We, at the HSA, are lucky enough to have Sue teach a number of different Workshops and Courses for us, exploring drawing and painting in her own infectious style.  To Learn more about Sue, click below...

Susannah Lovegrove - Illustrator & Kids Club Tutor

As well as having a Masters in Illustration, Susannah has worked as a specialist Art Teacher & as a Set Designer in local schools, on top of running community Art Projects and a thriving young Art Club.  We're delighted to have her teach our Kids Club and can't wait to see what glorious workshops she invents for us! To Learn more about Susannah, 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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