Kate’s Art Classes cover these areas: Amberley, Arundel, Ashington, Barnham, Battle, Bognor Regis, Bexhill-on-Sea, Brighton, Burgess Hill, Burpham, Bury, Chichester, Clapham, Coldwaltham, Cootham, Crawley, Crossbush, Crowborough, Eastbourne, Eastergate, East Grinstead, Findon, Fittleworth, Fontwell, Gatwick, Hailsham, Hastings, Haywards Heath, Heathfield, Horsham, Hove, Lancing, Lewes, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Newhaven, Oving, Patching, Petworth, Poling, Pulborough, Rustington, Rye, Salvington, Selsey, Slindon, Steyning, Storrington, Thakeham, Uckfield, Walberton, Washington, West Chiltington, Westergate, Worthing and Yapton.

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Tuesday ARTYNOONS are back at Storrington Village Hall 2.00-5.00pm every Tuesday.

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Pop in and paint! Bring something you are currently working on, get some advice, paint with others or just come for the cake!

Welcome to my website. As a professional artist and trained tutor I love to teach art to beginners and those with more advanced skills of all ages. I hold workshops, courses and afternoon drop-in classes in venues around Sussex. My aim is to create a relaxed and informal atmosphere in which to learn new skills, tricks and tips, try things out, get creative and meet new people. Home-made cake is usually on offer too!

This website gives details of the different short-courses and art workshops currently available. They include six-week courses in basic drawing skills, techniques in various mediums and a comprehensive portraiture course; workshops and private lessons include painting landscapes, still-life, animals, flowers and abstracts in watercolour paints, oils, acrylics, soft pastels or mixed media. Why not drop in on a Friday afternoon and if you like the class, talk to me about how you would like to progress or fill out the form on the CONTACT KATE page stating your area of interest?

I have been painting people portraits, family portraits and portraits of pets for a number of years, working from my studio in West Sussex, UK. I take on a variety of painting commissions from family paintings, pet portraits, abstract paintings, favourite scenes and property through my portraits website. My work is mostly highly detailed and photo-realistic but I can adapt to any style of painting and love a challenge! My favourite medium is acrylic paint but I also work in soft pastel, watercolour, graphite, coloured pencils, charcoal, oil pastels, collage and mixed media. To see what I’m currently working on and the progression of my portrait paintings through the various stages, please visit my blog: http://portrait-artist-kate.blogspot.com

To commission a portrait
see Kate’s portrait website:

Taught by artist Kate Tugwell

Kate recommends Blue Pecan Computer Training for in house MS Office Training. All images are copyright 2002 to 2014 Kate Tugwell. Images must not be reproduced in any form without the express permission of the copyright holder.

Art Classes in Sussex

Short Courses


Workshops &
Private Lessons

To find out next available classes see DATES & VENUES, contact Kate via email or call 01243 276567

Coming Soon: Summer Art Challenges…

FOR A LIST OF ALL CLASSES see Dates and Venues page or click here for more details on what to bring.

Click here to see Kate’s yummy cake recipes!!