At the Ten2 we run a comprehensive range of workshops and classes covering a wide range of creative interests, even singing! Whether you are a beginner or someone with experience, these classes will provide the opportunity to develop your skills or learn new techniques over these courses. Our 10 week Autumn schedule is now released. Click here to see the programme. See below for our Summer School classes:




TUTOR:- Claire Botterill

DATE:- 10.00 - 12.00 Tuesday 25th July and 1st August

COST:- £20.00

MATERIALS:- Bring your own watercolours

LEVEL:- Suitable for those with some knowledge of w/c Claire will take you through the year, creating landscapes from each of the four seasons.



TUTOR:- Claire Botterill

DATE:- 10.00-12.00 Fri 28th July and 4th August.

COST:- £20.00

MATERIALS:- Bring your own pencils and watercolour paper - some pencils available to borrow.

LEVEL:- All levels

Do you have a set of water soluble pencils and not sure how to use them?

Claire will give you lots of tips and techniques.



TUTOR:- Scott Bridgwood

DATE:- 10.00 - 4.00 Saturday 5th August

COST:- £40.00 inc. lunch.

MATERIALS:- Please see separate list (paints, brushes etc.)




TUTOR:- Rose Allinson

DATE:- 7.00 - 9.00p.m. Mondays 7th, 14th, 21st August

COST:- £30.00

MATERIALS:- Bring your own materials

LEVEL:- Beginners

Rose will take you through the basics of watercolours, looking at papers, brushes, colour mixing, washes, etc.



TUTOR:- Diane Sinclair

DATE:- Wed. 9th August 10.00 - 1.00

COST:- £20.00

MATERIALS:- Paper provided, bring your own pastels

LEVEL:- Suitable for beginners



TUTOR:- Rose Allinson

DATE:- 2.00 - 4.00 Saturday 12th August

COST:- £25.00

MATERIALS:- Everything provided

LEVEL:- Suitable for absolute beginners

Rose will take you through step by step to enable you to create an acrylic canvas you will be proud to show your friends and family.



TUTOR:- Rose Allinson

DATE:- 1.30 - 4.30 Saturday 19th August

COST:- £30.00

MATERIALS:- Stencil card, scalpels and paints provided.

LEVEL:- Suitable for all levels.

Ever fancied doing a bit of artwork like Banksy? Rose will show you how to create a stencil from a supplied image, or your own, how to cut the stencil and then paint onto card, or a canvas (or your wall later).*If working from your own picture, some prep. work will need to be done before the class.



TUTOR:- Diane Sinclair

DATE:- 10.00-4.00 Saturday 2nd September

COST:- £40.00 inc. lunch

MATERIALS:- Velour provided, bring your own pastels.

LEVEL:- Suitable for those that have a basic knowledge of pastels.



TUTOR:- Kate Nuttall

DATE:- INTRO - 10.00 - 12.00 Wed 16th August

INTER - 10.00 - 12.00 Thurs 17th August

COST:- £10.00 per class

MATERIALS:- Bring your own.

LEVEL:- Some knowledge of watercolours.

Would like to venture into botanical art, but not sure where to start? Kate will show you how in the Introductory Class, and continue with the instruction in the Intermediate Class the following day. Sign up for one, or both classes. *A list of materials will be provided prior to the class starting.



Payment in full required at time of booking please.

Cancellations received up to 2 weeks before the commencement of the course will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after that time may be charged the full cost. In the event of us cancelling the course, a full refund will be given.

The Art Studio, Ten2 Gallery & Art Cafe

102 Castle Street Hinckley


T: 01455 636339



Opening hours:

Mon to Sat 9 am till 5 pm

For the  2017 Spring Programme, please download as a pdf  click here

Meet the Tutors click here

Rose Allinson MA

Rose gained her BA and MA at Birmingham's famous School of Jewellery, and her PGCE at Leicester, and throughout her working life has always been involved in education. She has worked as a supply teacher, run apprenticeship schemes in Birmingham, had various roles in community education, both teaching and management, as well as running the Art Studio and teaching classes here. "Teaching has enabled me to meet some great people over the years, from the children that came to my first class, the Saturday morning Children's class at Hinckley College, those that knew me at John Cleveland College, Earl Shilton and Higham on the Hill, to all those that now come to classes here." "I love the variety of having my own business - so one minute I can be making a frame, repairing an item of jewellery, stocking shelves, or teaching painting - no two days are ever the same!"

Kate Nuttall

Kate achieved a Distinction in the Distance Learning Diploma Course run by the Society of Botanical Artists in October 2007. In February 2008, she was made a full member of the Society. Since then she has exhibited every year with the Society at their Annual Open Exhibition in London where, in April 2013 and May 2104, she has had her work Highly Commended for the Joyce Cuming Presentation Award. In 2010, three of her paintings were shown at the 13th triennial touring exhibition of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA in 2010. These paintings are now in the permanent archive of the Hunt Institute. As well as running courses at the

Ten 2, Kate also runs residential courses twice a year in Northamptonshire.

“All of my courses are open to both beginners and the more experienced artist as plenty of one-to-one tuition is given. I am happy for my students to work at their own level and pace and, although I like to set them a challenge from time to time, I never want this to be at the expense of their enjoyment of their art. The Saturday morning classes at the

Ten 2 have a genuinely relaxed and friendly atmosphere and, if you would like to learn more about how to paint life-like flowers, leaves, fruit and vegetables, we would be happy to see you there.”


Claire Botterill BA Hons

I am delighted to be working with the Ten2 Gallery as I absolutely love teaching and developing student’s skills, building their knowledge and confidence whilst having fun in a relaxed atmosphere.

An important passion of mine is teaching my unique style of painting using ink, coloured wax and water colour together to give a distinctive style to the work. I give workshops and demonstrations around the country and really gain a great deal of pleasure and pride from seeing how creative my students are working in this style, how it liberates them from the restriction that fear a student can feel sometimes.

A brief out line of my art career:

BA (Hons) Ceramics at De Monfort University

Established and ran the Pottery department in a Leicestershire hospital.

Ran the art and pottery department in several Leicestershire Day Centres. Where I taught people with mental health issues, learning disabilities and physical disabilities.

Commissioned to write Clay for People with Special Needs, this is based on years of experience with in this sector.

Freelance sculptor at Stratford stone creating the original models to be cast for production these were supplied to major high street outlets and the major countries buying being Japan and Canada.

Owned own ceramics  studio and gallery for many years whilst selling through major art fairs such as the Spring Fair N.E.C. Birmingham and to galleries around the country.

I now sell my original paintings,”giclee” prints and cards from my web site and through prestigious galleries and art fairs. I also work to commission and relish the variety of work that comes in.

I run work workshops, give talks and demonstrations throughout Britain, tutor one to one and teach weekly classes in my local area

Diane Sinclair BA (Hons) MCIM

Originally from the North East of England, I studied Graphic Design at Newcastle Polytechnic and then went on to work in studios around the North of England and Scotland. Whilst at college I painted portraits of pets in pastels to subsidise my student grant and following a career in advertising and marketing have rediscovered the joys of pastel painting.

I paint portraits of animals and wildlife and am delighted to been commissioned by clients all over the world. I like to include sufficient detail in my paintings to render a touch of realism, velour and pastel board being my preferred base for portraits, as they hold the pastel well and are suitable for blending and creating the finer detail of fur and feathers.

I really enjoy delivering workshops, whether helping beginners to explore the medium of pastels or encouraging experienced artists to progress further.

To view my work please visit my website: or my Facebook Page:

Carl Hodson

Carl has been singing with choirs, bands and as a solo artist since the mid-1990's. In 2012, he successfully completed a Music Workshop Skills course at Goldsmith's university under the tutelage of renowned community musicians Phil Mullen and Graham Dowdall. This led him to becoming the choir leader for The Howling Wolves Community Choir in Wolverhampton in April 2013. The choir is now 30+ strong and performs regularly in the local community. Carl also leads a 'Singing for Lung Health' group and a choir for homeless people, as well as offering private singing lessons.
'I always aim to make the singing sessions that I lead good fun with a relaxed atmosphere, as singing in a group is a wonderful way of developing new friendships.

Scott Bridgwood

Scott Bridgwood is a figurative painter, currently based in Leicester. He graduated from Chelsea Art College in Fine Art Painting in 1991. After exhibiting around London, at a range of venues including The ICA and Westminster Gallery, he moved to Rome, where he painted and taught at the BCI (British Cultural Institute) for 8 years. Over the last several years he has exhibited and sold widely across the Midlands and won various prizes, including the prestigious Windsor and Newton, First Place at Patchings and he recently won 1st prize at 'Art in Lyddington' and 'the Sock Gallery, Loughborough. We are delighted to welcome Scott to our team of tutors.

Are you a tutor with a skill to offer? We are always happy to listen to new ideas for classes and workshops.

The Art Studio

Ten2 Gallery and Art Cafe

102 Castle Street Hinckley LEICS  LE10 1DD

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