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Shaun
« Val immediately made me feel at ease and I was always encouraged to... More »
S
Shaun
« Val immediately made me feel at ease and I was always encouraged to achieve what I wanted. Her knowledge,experience and artistic talent was vast but never overwhelming and she carefully guided me in using different approaches and techniques that I hadnt considered. I am so grateful that I found her. »
£65/h
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Lessons offered by Val
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Personal coaching
Levels
  • All Levels

Val - Wimbledon - Personal coaching

Methodology

I studied Architecture,then moved into Set Design for Film,TV and commercials.
My practise now concentrates on painting including working on commissions (film,interiors,private clients)and encouraging creativity in my students.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Art and Design from inspiration to creation...for students (all ages) and for pleasure and for personal development
Art Scholarship Application
Portfolio/sketchbook development/preparation for GCSE,A level,University applications/job interviews/professional work projects
Painting and drawing
Life Drawing
Portraiture
Collage and mixed media(using photoshop, photography)
Technical drawing (especially for set design)
Sketch book development
Concept work and mood boards
Personal statement & application forms preparation
CV's
Dissertation advice
Breaking creative blocks and finding inspiration
Bespoke Art/ design projects from brief to presentation
Book illustration/design
Consultancy /Mentoring on freelance creative careers
Handling Commissions

- Tell me about your qualifications.

After studying architecture I moved into Set Design at the BBC as an assistant designer alongside a group of talented designers and creatives.After 5 years I left to become a freelance Set Designer and Set Dresser for Film, TV & Commercials and have extensive experience on high quality productions working with a wide range of creatives(directors,lighting,costume,makeup)within the business.
My practise now consists of painting for film &design projects and private collectors alongside working with a limited number of students .



My teaching experience began as a visiting artist at schools,I then took a City & Guilds Certificate for Deliverying Learning which enabled me to create sessions to suit my individual student's learning styles, abilities and needs .The art and design world continues to delight and inspire me and I aim to encourage my students to develop this aspect of their lives whether for pleasure or eventually professionally

- How much do you charge?

My charges are £60 hour ,£50 for children below key stage 4 (including materials and references).Certain material costs additional by agreement.

I can travel to you with costs will assessed on an individual basis

Extra students £20 / £30 hour.

- Where do you teach?

I teach from my base in Wimbledon Village where the environment is good for my students with great light ,space and all my references and books at hand.I have a studio at The Wimbledon Art Studios in Earlsfield and occasionally take students there.

I will travel to you and also teach and mentor via Skype.I also travel abroad to students.

- When are you available?

I am freelance and so can be flexible with notice .

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I am very happy to work with all abilities and age groups and also work in the art/design world on current projects,career development...
I have experience working with learning challenges.
Creativity and creative bursts can come at any age...

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

All levels ..from Primary School to University.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

This works really well for students outside the London area and people abroad (though I always encourage at least one face to face session if possible). I create a Bespoke design / art project and specify deadlines.Work is emailed to me (jpegs) for critiques,support and encouragement .This works well for my foreign students,still allowing me to provide inspiration and direction in order to produce high quality work.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

One to one tutorials are a great opportunity to explore your artistic aspirations and interests...to gain inspiration, confidence ,improve practical skills and develop creativity and enjoy the journey.
My desire is to inspire,support and encourage you to develop in order to help you achieve your aims and potential.
Success can come in many forms, from improved grades,scholarship applications to improvements in ones own personal development.Creativity can impact positively on so many aspects of your life,continuing throughout your life.

Experience

- What kind of experience do you have?

AS FREELANCE DESIGNER

As an Production Designer/Art Director/Set Dresser I collaborated with creatives such as Directors, Lighting Cameramen, Costume, Makeup, Special Effects Designers, Editors designing and producing sets and environments for Film/Commercials.The process includes concept design,mood boards,budgeting,technical drawing, sketching, model making, styling, research, set dressing and special prop design working independently and as part of the team.
I produce paintings and artwork for Films and Commercials working for Production Designers and Directors and for Interiors with Designers,Architects and private clients.
My licensed and original artwork has been sold in Liberty's and Selfridges.
AS AN ARTIST
My paintings have been exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery and is regularly selected for The Royal Portrait Society and selected for ING Discerning Eye exhibitions (selectors including Sir Peter Blake,Sir Roy Strong,Tom Coates). At the Mall Galleries.My studios are open twice a year and by appointment
I was selected for the BP AWARDS 2016 at The National Portrait Gallery .The exhibition travelled to Lincoln and The Scottish Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
2016 exhibtited at The Llewellyn Alexander Gallery,London
My studio is open at Wimbledon Art Studios in May and November.
2018 I am exhibiting at Aubergine Art Gallery ,Wimbledon
2nd -9th June 2018 tutoring on. Kalymnos,Greece.Contact (concealed information) and Liz Jennings for more details

AS A TUTOR
I have been tutoring one to one to a wide variety of students for over 8 years.
I was the visiting artist for a school in Kingston for two years which included running workshops on Portraiture and projects for 'Gifted and Talented Children'.

I will be tutoring a painting holiday on Kalymnos,Greece in 2018.Contact Liz Jennings for more details (concealed information) or email me.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes

- Where and with whom did you train?

I worked from the BBC Television Centre,London alongside a select group of talented designers & creatives for 5 years after I left university and helped me develop as a creative and set designer.I then felt at a stage where i wanted to leave to become a freelance designer for Film and TV and my own creativity continues to develop .

- Tell me about some of your current students.

1. A young woman applying for a Foundation Course.
2. Working with a 12 year old boy to produce sketchbooks and a portfolio who wishes to apply for an Art Scholarship
3. Mentoring a student to present her work for her finals and herself for the professional creative world.
4. Working with a designer who wants to improve her drawing skills for the fashion business.
5. An adult,working in finance , with a passion for art and creativity who came for relaxation,inspiration ... .
6.A young woman applying to study architecture, to prepare a portfolio for interviews at Universities.We are working together via
skype with face to face sessions when she visits me in London.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £65/h
Lessons offered by Val
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Personal coaching
Levels
  • All Levels

Val's CV

• BA (Hons) Architecture
• City & Guilds Certificate for Delivering Learning
• DBS Certificate

9 reviews on Val
  • 5/5

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9 recommendations

S
Shaun

Val immediately made me feel at ease and I was always encouraged to achieve what I wanted. Her knowledge,experience and artistic talent was vast but never overwhelming and she carefully guided me in using different approaches and techniques that I hadnt considered.
I am so grateful that I found her.

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Annabel

Val set me a professional brief for my final project at University.We met regularily to review my progress ,I would give a presentation,explain my ideas and Val would give me constructive criticism.This was fantastic practice for future freelance design work and gave me the extra marks I needed to get a 2:1 degree.All the way through the project Val was very insightful and encouraging.

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Anuradha Gupta,Writer,Southfields,London

I had decided to publish a book of my poems with illustrations but having no background in art so I searched for a tutor.I may as well have clicked the 'I am feeling lucky ' button for I could'nt have asked for a better teacher.Over the next few months I was introduced to mediums, techniques I'd never tried before.Val guided me gently ,gave me confidence,to explore and create a book far better than I had ever imagined.Five months later the book is at the publishers.
Thankyou Val

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A.W. Battersea(parent)

Val helped my 10 year old daughter build up an enviable portfolio ahead of her school application.The portfolio impressed the interviewer.
Val is an excellent art teacher who plans her lessons well and is patient and kind.My daughter always enjoys the lessons and her skill has improved enormously under Val's guidance.

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Alison

I was delighted with the tutoring from Val.In a relaxed environment,my daughter enjoyed producing a sketchbook for the first time.She was introduced to new mediums and techniques to also create pieces for a portfolio.Under Val's gentle guidance she gained confidence and improved her skill level,encouraging her to explore art.The lessons were well planned and my daughter looked forward to them ,always leaving with a sense of achievement.

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Aksel

This year I've been applying for an Art Scholarship and not only has Val
been incredibly helpful but I doubt I could even have come close to what
I've accomplished in it so far without her.
Not only has she helped me create pieces of art that I'm very proud of but
I've really enjoyed her lessons and have leant a valuable life skill in
the process.
After all she's done for me I can't thank her enough and I think this
testimonial is the least I could do.

Aksel Caouki,

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Richard

Lessons planned out very well.She teaches thoroughly and lessons always quite fun

D
Declan

Val is an excellent tutor for anyone seeking to enhance their art and design skills. Val provided a comfortable and organised environment to work in and demonstrated many diverse ways to present work, whilst encouraging me to explore mediums and techniques I wouldn't have otherwise known of. I wouldn't of been able to achieve my A-level grade without her guidance.
Thank you Val

C
Claire

Val is a very talented and knowledgeable artist, but also a kind and patient teacher who has a lovely manner with children. She introduced Rachel to techniques and media that are not taught in school art lessons, and was very helpful in developing Rachel's observational drawing skills. The lessons with Val helped Rachel produce a portfolio of interesting and original work which led to an offer of an art scholarship for Year 7.

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