About Our Tutors
Our tutor Barry Whitehouse has over fifteen years experience in teaching art to adults. His experience is vast and varied and includes Oils, Watercolours, Pen & Ink, Acrylics and Drawing. He has a deep interest in light, colour and shade and researches how the changing natural light affects the colours of a landscape. As such, he is a registered teacher of the Michael Wilcox School Of Colour. Barry also has a level 4 in the PTTLLS teaching qualification, a qualification specifically catered to teaching adults.
He worked as Daler-Rowney's System3 acrylic demonstrator for several years, where he demonstrated at the Hobbycrafts Show at the NEC and the A&I show in Islington, as well as many other art related venues. He is a great believer in demonstrating techniques and teaching not only the traditional methods, but is not afraid to show students new ways of thinking and new techniques.
He has taught art and art history for the WEA and Mill Arts Centre, and has run workshops for Leisure Painter. He also writes articles on art tuition for Leisure Painter magazine and is writer of the arts section in Four Shires magazine. You can see examples of Barry's teaching style by following the YouTube links on the top of the Workshops page of this website. Barry also has his own website: http:/www.paintwithcolour.co.uk
A down to earth approach - combined with step by step instruction, passion for the subject and sense of humour, makes this tutor very popular
This tutor's love of nature and atmosphere is evident in his work
Wonderful instruction and help from the tutor
Aroused my interest in a new medium. Made me look at things in a new light
The tutor teaches, demonstrates and supports his students at every stage
Rachel Cronin is an artist and tutor with ten years experience planning and teaching classes and workshops for adults, families, and children.
She believes in creating an inspiring and relevant programme of high quality learning opportunities for all ages. A skilled watercolourist who teaches both traditional and experimental techniques.
She worked as the education coordinator at The Mill Arts Centre, as well as an art tutor there and as such is a qualified adult education tutor. Rachel has taken part in many group exhibitions, solo shows and has work in private collections.