We are extremely fortunate to have a variety of talent and professional artists and craftspeople as tutors who are not only excellent in their practice but also in skilled in their teaching. You may find out a bit more about them below:
Tim Morrison trained at The Royal College of Art and Edinburgh, has exhibited in York and London and has many years experience teaching successful, varied and interesting and adult art classes. Tim is regularly part of York Open Studios and he has been teaching a variety of drawing, painting and woodcut workshops at York Art & Crafts since 2008
Julia Borodina is a Fine Artist trained in Russia and the UK. Her main themes are landscapes and townscapes and has exhibited work at the Annual Exhibition of Royal Society of Painters in Water Colour, the Royal Society of Marine Artists and the Annual Exhibition of Society of Women Artists at the Mall Galleries in London, Royal Society of Birmingham Artists and many other British Galleries. https://www.juliaborodina.co.uk
Patrick Smith is an established artist in fine art and printmaking having work in many private collections both nationally and internationally. His practice concentrates on ideas associated with the edge and devices in composition and form. Patrick studied painting and printmaking at Leeds Metropolitan University where he was awarded the William Tier memorial award for Landscapes and Erasmus scholarship to train at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland. He has taught for many years to degree level and has been teaching printmaking, collage and painting workshops at York Art & Crafts since 2017 https://www.psmithstudio58.co.uk/
Phil Reynolds studied Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, graduating in 1997 and has since pursued a career as an artist. He has been exhibiting his work in contemporary galleries throughout the North of England as well as London and Bristol affordable art fairs. Phil's work explores the ground between abstraction and figuration where forms emerge from a fluid use of acrylic paint. His work is both instinctive and keenly observed bringing together raw marks with more mediated responses. Phil has been teaching a range of painting and drawing workshops at York Art & Crafts since 2017 https://www.philreynoldsfineart.co.uk/about/
Freya Horsley studied in Birmingham, Lyon and York and exhibits in galleries around the country and has work in private collections in Europe and the United States. Alongside painting Freya has taught nationally and internationally. Freya has been teaching a variety of printing and painting workshops and courses York Art & Crafts since 2014 http://www.freyahorsley.com/
Richard Barnes is an internationally well regarded painter. Ten years ago he completed a PhD looking at the role of the artist in a digital age. Richard explores abstraction and figuration; gestural marks and colour are used to express the transitory nature of our perceptions.
Vivienne Morpeth has been a designer, artist and felt maker for over twenty five years. Vivienne studied at University of East Anglia, BAHons History of Art and Architecture
and at Leicester University, AMA Museum Studies and Fine Art.Vivienne continues to be fascinated by the integrity and qualities of working dynamically with sheeps' fleece to create 2D and 3 D work and teaches and runs many successful felting workshops: Vivienne has been teaching a variety of felt making workshops at York Art & Crafts since 2015 www.viviennemorpeth.uk
Helen Bower is an experienced stained glass professional with a 3Dimensional glass design degree, a Masters in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management and has worked on glass from medieval to modern, at the V&A, York Minster and commercial workshops nationally for over 20 years. Helen has been teaching stained glass courses and workshops at York Art & Crafts since 2016.
Tim Foster trained under Dick Reid and is an exceptional wood and stone carver and experienced teacher and professional, who has worked at York Minster and several Royal Palaces. Tim has been teaching a variety of workshops and courses at York Art & Crafts since 2012.
Rachel Sedman is a multi-disciplinary artist working across the mediums of alternative photographic processes, printmaking, sound recording and performance. Her work is underpinned by an understanding and appreciation of elements of Japanese philosophy and aesthetics. Rachel has been teaching Cyanotype workshops at York Art & Crafts since early in 2019 https://www.abookofsongs.com
Chris Bartram is a highly experienced music educator and community artist. He taught music for many years at York St John University, and has also worked for many years as a freelance music professional with many leading arts organisations, including Opera North, Manchester Camerata, Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, Northern Ballet, and Accessible Arts & Media. Chris has been a facilitator for the national singing programme 'Sing Up', and runs singing and voice training workshops for a variety of clients, including business professionals, arts organisations, university and school teachers, and students. Currently he leads the highly popular monthly ‘A Cuppa and A Chorus’ workshops at the National Centre for Early Music in York. He is a member of the Natural Voice Network. Chris Has been teaching singing workshops at York Art & Crafts since 2018.
Jason Arkles is an American sculptor, art historian, podcaster and author living in Florence, Italy. Beginning his training as a sculptor in 1996 at the Charles H. Cecil Studio in Florence, Arkles soon began to teach in the sculpture department there, notably heading up the experimental sculpture program initiated by Cecil, which sought to revive a sculptural method based on optical and geometric processes ( in painting, known as Sight-Size), once used in the ateliers of Francois Rude and other sculptors in 19th century Paris, but since the 20th Century known only as a technique for painters and draughtsmen. Jason teaches the 4 day Intensive Figurative Clay Course in August. http://jasonarkles.com/
Richard Barnes is an internationally well regarded painter. Ten years ago he completed a PhD looking at the role of the artist in a digital age. Richard explores abstraction and figuration; gestural marks and colour are used to express the transitory nature of our perceptions. We are looking forward to Richard’s first workshop with us in June 2019. http://www.richardofyork.com/