Precious time for your art

All my classes are suitable for complete beginners through to pros. Adults and teens very welcome.

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Payment for classes can be made through paypal or by bank transfer. For bookings and info email here 

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Sketching with Ruth in person classes resume with vigour in September : Details below

In person Expressive drawing with pen

Every Wednesday morning in September £42 for the 4 week course. Lots of fun exercises to help you gain freedom and confidence in your work. We’ll be using Posca pens throughout this course as they are an excellent medium for expressive drawing. 10.30 -12.30 held at Aberystwyth Arts centre.

Expressive drawing with pen Saturday mornings at Bank Vault, 1, New Street, Aberystwyth

10th, 17th and 24th Sept 10.30-12.30 2 models per class!! Very excited to be hosting in this new venue and with an abundance of willing sitters.

These Saturday classes will suit those of you who are unable to attend during the week and also excellent for anyone wishing to find more time for thier drawing practice by attending both courses. £35 for 3 Saturdays or both September courses for £72

Materials required for both September courses: A pack of PC-5M bullet shaped 1.8-2.5mm Posca pens in various colours, masking tape and an A3 sketchpad of cartridge paper.

For bookings/ questions or to pay by bank transfer please email bookings

Gift vouchers are also available to purchase email for details 

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 15 years.

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I love it when students email me their work after the class, and often share it on Facebook by way of building a healthy, encouraging community around our art practice. My followers love seeing the students work and once someone even bought a student’s picture, they loved it so much. Art classes facebook page

“ 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

Image credit: Ann Thomas. She created this beautiful ink and wash in my zoom class