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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Image credit: Lowri Page

Sketching with Ruth is back online! 10 week figure and portrait drawing course on zoom.

Sundays 2-4pm 16th Jan -20th March 2022

Developing confidence in drawing expressively and working with lots of different models, this is a great chance to keep up your observational drawing skills and enjoy each other’s company until such time as it’s safe to return to in person classes again. 

Classes will be £10 drop in, £45 for 5 classes or £90 for the whole course. Materials list below but do just come along with whatever materials you have if you don’t have time to source what’s on the list.

A rare treat!! Every Monday in Feb: Imaginative drawing with puppets, props and storytelling!

Delighted to be collaborating with puppeteer and storyteller, Jo Vagabond to deliver you a magical series of workshops to support a more imaginative approach to making art. We will be using the same materials as the Sunday classes( see link below). £10 drop in or £35 for the 4 week course. 3-4.30pm

Materials you will need

online portrait classes

We’ll be drawing with bright coloured soft pastels and charcoal to aid expression and freedom in our work. Image credit Ruth Koffer

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

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

Gift vouchers are also available to purchase email for details 

Ros Mortis drawing of Carmel George, movement artist

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

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