meet the tutors


Rose Allinson,

B.A.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.

Rose's Classes:

Claire Botterill,

B.A. 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 is is an award winning painter who exhibits widely.

Claire's Classes:

Scott Bridgwood,

B.A. 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.

Scott's Classes:

Kate Nutall

SBA, SBA Dip Dist

Kate is passionate about botanical art, achieving a Distinction in the Distance Learning Diploma Course run by the Society of Botanical Artists. She was made a full member of the Society in 2008 and has been teaching since then. She loves passing on skills to her classes and watching them improve as much as she enjoys painting herself. She exhibits annually at the Society of Botanical Artists' Open Exhibition in London. 

Kate's Classes:

Kirsty Whitrow


Kirsty is a fine art graduate from Leicester and specialises in large scale school and hospital projects, as well as running classes and workshops in mosaics and mixed media throughout Leicestershire. We are delighted to add her to our team of tutors.

Kirsty's Classes:
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Jean Savage

Jean is a Leicestershire weaver who has a whole range of experience in weaving - small domestic size weaving projects to much larger sculptural forms.

Jean's Class:
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Julie Manson

Julie is Leicester Society of Artists member, and has a relaxed approach to encouraging  students to develop their work through curiosity and personal growth. She has a strong interest in emotional communication in painting

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