Taught by Artist Kate Tugwell
Welcome to my website. As a professional artist and trained tutor I love to create paintings and also to teach art to beginners and those with more advanced skills of all ages. I have a workspace at my home in Poling near Arundel, located between Worthing and Chichester, for my own practice and 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. As a practising artist I know the delights and pitfalls of creating art in a variety of mediums so love to pass on my discoveries to others. Home-made cake is usually on offer too!
This website gives details of the different short-courses and art workshops currently available. It also showcases my work so that if you would rather not paint it yourself, you can commission me to paint something for you! Please look through my galleries of work by following the links on COMMISSION A PORTRAIT. My BLOG pages reveal the progression of my portrait paintings through the various stages and for much older posts please go to: http://portrait-artist-kate.blogspot.com
Art Classes include six-week courses in basic drawing skills, techniques in various mediums and a comprehensive portraiture course; workshops and one-to-one lessons can be tailor-made to include painting landscapes, still-life, animals, flowers and abstracts in watercolour paints, oils, acrylics, soft pastels or mixed media. People come to my classes from as far afield as Brighton, Horsham, Petworth, Midhurst, Haywards Heath and even Europe and USA. Why not drop in on an Artynoon 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. I take on a variety of painting commissions from family paintings, pet portraits, abstract paintings, favourite scenes and buildings. Much of my work is highly detailed and photo-realistic but I can adapt to any style of painting and love a challenge! I like working in all mediums and at the moment I am enjoying experimenting with alkyd oil paints and pen & wash. I also enjoy working in acrylics, soft pastel, watercolour, graphite, coloured pencils, charcoal, oil pastels, collage and mixed media.
Published artist: This 144-page instruction guide, in which I am a featured artist, teaches you how to paint animals step-by-step in acrylic, oil and watercolour. Two of my paintings are on the cover and there are four of mine inside. RRP is £14.99 but you can order copies from me for just £12.00!
For more customer's comments and pictures of artworks, please see courses and commission pages.
Course Dates for 2018
The next 6-week Oil Painting Course Starts Thursday 4th October - 8th November, 10-1pm at Storrington Village Hall, and the Beginners Drawing Course starts starts Monday 8th October - 12th November, 1-4pm also at Storrington Village Hall. Improving Portraiture Skills Course starts Wednesday 14th November - 19th December, in Bury or Thakeham (TBC) and Learn to Paint with Acrylics starts Thursday 15th November - 20th December, 10-1pm at Storrington Village Hall.
The drop-in Artynoons are every Thursday until Christmas, 1.30-4.30pm at Storrington Village Hall, £23 per session, so feel free to pop in and paint!
Life Drawing sessions could be booked if there is enough interest. For more details see the workshops page...
For tailor-made art sessions, book a time to suit you at Kate's home. Easy to get to from Arundel, Chichester, Littlehampton, Bognor and Worthing. Click here for more...
Available for talks
If you belong to a social group or society and would like Kate to come and talk about her life as an artist or would like some teaching on a specific area of art, please contact Kate...
● Taught by professional artist and qualified art tutor
● Instructive, practical, relaxed and fun for all abilities
● Step-by-step demonstrations and illustrated handouts
● Wide variety of mediums to explore
● Materials can be pre-ordered or a list is provided to bring your own
● Refreshments included
● Get creative, make new friends!
● Eat homemade cake!!
For birthdays or Christmas gifts arty vouchers are available for any amount towards any art class, course or commission ... treat a friend or find someone to treat you!!