All my classes are suitable for complete beginners through to pros. Adults and teens over 12 yrs very welcome.
My current online course The joy of colour! finishes 13th September and you are more than welcome to drop into the remaining classes. £6.50 drop in. 2-3.30pm Mondays.
My new courses are as follows
Sketching with Ruth in person! 10 week course in Aberystwyth Arts centre dance studio Sundays 2-4pm 3rd Oct-5th Dec 2021( Scroll down for online classes).
Developing confidence in drawing expressively and working with lots of different models, this is a great chance to get back into the life room and enjoy each other’s company in the lovely spacious dance studio to allow for social distancing and ventilation.
In person classes will be £12 drop in or £100 for the course. Info and materials list below
Online portrait club returns! This popular fun course allows us to make full use of the cinematic possibilities of drawing on zoom. We’ll be working with costumed models, ourselves and each other. A fantastic way to develop your portrait drawing skills. 10 week course on zoom Mondays 2-3.30pm 4th Oct- 6th Dec £7 drop in or £60 for the course.
Screenshot of a fun costumed portrait painting session!
For bookings/ questions or to pay by bank transfer please email bookings
Gift vouchers are available to purchase for one off classes or for a course email for details
My classes will continue online , allowing people who are shielding/ living out of Wales/ appreciating doing classes from the comfort of their own home to continue to work with me when I return to in person classes. If you aren’t able to get all the materials on the list, please come along with what you have.
If your tempted and would like a taste of what it’s like, here’s a video to watch
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
I’m also available for one to one drawing and painting tuition via phone and email, or zoom. £25 per 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 2-6 weeks over the phone and you can email me the results. We can arrange a phone/zoom chat between 1-1.5 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. Please not that any cancelled bookings will be charged for in full.
“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
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