No right and wrong in art

I’m delighted to be hosting more ‘Sketching with Ruth’ drop in classes. Every Monday from 19th Oct til 21st Dec 2-3.30 on zoom. Adults and teens of all abilities very welcome. This term we’ll be concentrating on pen, water soluble pencils and watercolour. I’d like to support you to sketch with paint. Book here

I’m loving the Monday classes – it’s a great opportunity to sit down and make the time and focus and have something tangible at the end. I love the mindfulness that you bring into it and reminders to let go. It’s amazing value too!.’ Rachel Behan

Ann Thomas used ink and watercolour for this work she produced in my class

It’s the last in the current series of ‘Watercolour with Ruth’ classes this Thursday 15th Oct 6.30-8 pm. Will be great to see you. We’ll be working with our brilliant model, Colin.  watercolour bookings


Ros Mortis fantastic self portrait created in my zoom class using the self view

I’m available for one to one drawing and painting tuition through phone and email, or zoom. £10 per half hour session payable by bank transfer or pay pal

Feel free to email for bookings and info

I can set you projects and exercises every 2-4 weeks over the phone and you can email me the results. We can arrange a phone chat between 30 mins-1.5 hrs where we can discuss your work.

It’s a way of working which suits people of all levels from beginners through to pros. It’s very important having encouraging feedback and support when we are trying to make art, especially in these isolating conditions.

I can tutor adults, teens and children in this way.

“Each session with Ruth gives me more confidence to try new things, be daring and be creative in a wholly different way.”Andrea Sorrell

Below is a link to a mini workshop you could try out

Short workshop for all ages

My vision is to enable people to feel confident and strong with their own unique way of drawing. There really is no right or wrong way of doing it, but it takes time to build up courage and flair in your work. Through fun and freeing exercises, I try to bypass the critical voice to begin with and to get stuff down on the paper before you have time to think. Later on I encourage a reflective, kindly look at your achievements and support you to make choices about which creative direction to go in.

“I have gained so much from these classes. As a complete beginner, the classes have allowed me to explore and to play with a new medium in a hugely supportive environment. I have seen my style develop, and have felt brave enough to take risks. The confidence I have gained in Ruth’s fantastic classes has impacted on other areas of my life. I have learned so much about myself. I cannot recommend it enough.Georgia Williams

I’ve been teaching expressive drawing and painting for 14 years.

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“ Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginner still finding your way, Ruth’s classes are excellent; full of wonderful ideas which stimulate our imagination. There is no pressure to conform but, instead, an invitation to respond to each exercise in a personal way that suits each individual participant.” Diana Reynolds

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Pen drawing by Alice Ennals Sumner in zoom class