Art tutoring in Mid Wales

Alongside my Aberystwyth Arts centre show, I am running a 4 week portrait course, a 10 week painting course and a one off free drawing event in gallery 2.
FFion Rhys, the curator at AAC has kindly welcomed students attending these classes to exhibit their work in this prestigious venue as part of the International big draw festival for the month of October.
Expressive painting course suitable for beginners or those wishing to refresh their skills.
Painting big, bold and beautiful. Guidance in using acrylic paint and soft pastels. Still life and abstract. Course starts 3rd Oct 6.30 p.m.
detail of Andrea Sorrell painting
image credit Andrea Sorrell ( one to one student)
The 4 week portrait drawing course will be suitable for all abilities from beginners through to pros. Materials included in the fee. Different model each week. Starts 2nd October. 6.30 p.m.
A space to draw a dancer in motion in the gallery. A free interactive event. Materials provided. Please book. 3-5 p.m 28th September
“Each session with Ruth gives me more confidence to try new things, be daring and be creative in a wholly different way.” Andrea Sorrell
portrait workshops
Student’s work and model in figure drawing workshop in Moma Machynlleth


I like to help people feel confident with their own unique approach to art. There is no right or wrong way of doing it, but we all need support and encouragement when learning a new skill. I wish to enable you to find your own visual language through exercises exploring composition, colour, line, scale, and other formal painting techniques.

I also like to support your ability to trust your intuition, natural sense of what you need to do in your work through reflection, body awareness, appreciation practice and peer support.

My students feel that they are being given permission to play and be expressive.

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One to one tutoring can be arranged. My fee is £20 per hour and can be online, phone or face to face

  • Adults and teens of all abilities welcome
  • One off tutoring or long term support available
  • DBS certificate can be viewed online for parents of potential students
  • Professional artists also welcome for mentoring/professional development
  • 13 years experience of tutoring in expressive drawing

“ 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