No right and wrong in art

I’m delighted to announce 5 more weekly ‘Sketching with Ruth’ drop in classes to start Monday 14th September 2-3.30 on zoom through Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Adults and teens of all abilities welcome. This term we’ll be concentrating on drawing with Posca marker pens on dark backgrounds.  bookings

Brand new ‘Watercolour with Ruth’ classes will start up 17th September 6.30-8 pm! Will be great to see you. Lots of fun, expressive ways of working with this popular medium  watercolour bookings

If you would like to arrange one to one support via zoom or phone to help you make the absolute most of your precious art time, please email me

Mim drawing edited
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
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

edited blue set up

Pen drawing by Alice Ennals Sumner in zoom class