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ABOUT US

Established since 1989

Ten2 entrance door

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

The Art Studio and Ten2 Gallery was recently named in The Hinckley Times as 'Wonderful Hinckley's business of the month'.

Located at 102 Castle Street - hence the name, the Art Studio and Ten2Gallery is proud to be  one of the town’s longest-running businesses.  This unique venue offers an art supplies shop, gallery, picture framers, art school and cafe ... all under one roof. Ten2 has always been a favorite of art lovers and those seeking a pleasant place to enjoy a freshly prepared lunch, or a snack in relaxed surroundings.

 

Established in 1989 by Rose Allinson, The Art Studio soon became hugely popular among artists in the region and in 2001, Linda Flower opened The Art Café, based above, with a gallery space to display the range of paintings, drawings and prints that were offered for sale. Soon after in 2005, The Ten2 started tunning art classes and workshops and now offers classes in pastel painting, life drawing, acrylics, botanical, watercolours, general painting and drawing and even singing classes.

OUR TEAM - MEET THE TUTORS

Rose Allinson

Rose Allinson BA(Hons) MA

Rose is joint proprietor and has a with a wealth of knowledge and experience across the whole media spectrum. She is a highly qualified and experienced tutor and runs our classes in Drawing and Painting. She gained her BA and MA from Birmingham's famous School of Jewellery, and worked there for a number of years, as well as in many of our local schools and colleges.

find out about rose's  classes

Claire Botterill BA(Hons)
Scott  Bridgwood BA(Hons)

Scott  Bridgwood BA(Hons)

Scott is an award winning figurative painter, who graduated from the prestigious Chelsea Art College and has exhibited widely in the Uk and overseas. He is a hugely respected tutor and his Life Drawing Classes are renown here in the UK and overseas.

find out about scott's  classes

Claire Botterill BA(Hons)

Claire is a dedicated tutor, full of enthusiasm for developing student’s skills, knowledge and confidence whilst having fun in a relaxed atmosphere. She is a graduate of De Montfort University, where she studied ceramics.  Claire runs our Watercolour and Acrylics Painting Classes.

find out about CLAIRE's  classes

Kate Nuttal
Diane Sinclair BA(HONS)  MCIM

Diane Sinclair BA(HONS)  MCIM

Following a career in design and marketing, Diane  returned to painting, and is a professional artist and tutor. She works to commission and for exhibition and tutors our Pastel Painting and Exploring Media Classes.

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Kate Nuttal

Kate is a passionate about Botanical Art and achieved a Distinction in Diploma Course run by the Society of Botanical Artists. In February 2008, she was made a full member of the Society. She tutors our popular Botanical Painting Classes on Saturday mornings.

find out about KATE's  classes

OUR TEAM - MEET

THE ART CAFE TEAM

The Art Cafe team

Linda Flower

Linda is joint proprietor and runs the Art Cafe.

Together with her friendly and highly professional team, she is passionate about quality and service and creating a warm, welcoming environment for customers.

Rose Allinson
Claire Botterill BA(Hons)
Scott  Bridgwood BA(Hons)
Kate Nuttal
Diane Sinclair BA(HONS)  MCIM
The Art Cafe team
Rose Allinson
Claire Botterill BA(Hons)
Scott  Bridgwood BA(Hons)
Kate Nuttal
Diane Sinclair BA(HONS)  MCIM
The Art Cafe team
Rose Allinson
Claire Botterill BA(Hons)
Scott  Bridgwood BA(Hons)
Kate Nuttal
Diane Sinclair BA(HONS)  MCIM
The Art Cafe team