Private Art Tuition
                                                            Art Tutor: Rosa-Lee Tuffney BA(hons) PG dip

 

Learn how to draw or paint anything! All you need is someone to show you. Having studied under very eminent artists/tutors it is now my turn to pass on the techniques they taught me by offering 'Private Art Tuition' at my studio in Tiverton.  Open most mornings, please scroll down for opening times.


With a maximum of only two students per class, you can be sure of having lots of expert guidance and plenty of encouragement. In only a few weeks your painting & drawing skills will be transformed. That is my promise to you!


Book My Free 1 Hour Lesson

 

Pencil Drawing Tuition


From  complete  beginner  to  masterclass,  learn  how  to use  a wide  range of materials to broadening your repertoire of  marks bringing  your  drawings  to  life.  Enjoy  drawing   with   electric erasers, Blu Tack,  hard erasers, paper  stumps and tissue paper.


Discover  the  right  paper  for  your  style  of  drawing, a critical consideration often overlooked. The  pencil drawing  on  the left shows what is possible  with  techniques  we share in our Private Art Tuition courses. 


Love drawing? You will love our 'Pencil Drawing Private Tuition'.

Private Tuition: £15 per hour


Book My Free 1 Hour Lesson

Pastel Portraits Private Tuition


From complete beginner to masterclass, we will show how to combine various warm toned pastels to create amazing portraits. Discover how to lighten and erase, soften and blend.   


Let us guide you through how and when to use sanded surfaces like Pastelmat card, and Ampersand Board in preference to Murano Pastel Paper. There is a confusing range of different surfaces to choose from, each suited to a particular style of drawing. Try them here in the studio and find those perfectly suited to you. 


Become expert with placing highlights and skilled at drawing the texture of hair. Enjoy detailed demonstrations and guidance on our 'Private Art Tuition' course and you will be able to draw lips and eyes, making them very life-like, as in the portrait to the right. You see these techniques work for me, I guarantee they will work for you too! 


If you love to draw you will love our  'Pastel Portraits Private Tuition'

Private Tuition: £15 per hour


Book My Free 1 Hour Lesson


Pastel Drawing Tuition with Rosa-Lee Tuffney
 
 
Painting Tuition with Rosa-Lee Tuffney

Oil Painting Private Tuition


Oil paint on canvas can create the most vibrant of colours and greatest luminosity. It can also give the softest and most delicate of tones. 'It is also the most complicated of mediums!'


With 'Private Art Tuition' we will help you make sense of all the mediums, brushes, different canvases and the many types of paint. Discover why you can't glaze with yellow ochre or block in with Alizarin crimson.  Learn when to choose Flake white instead of Titanium white. It may be complex but it is very exciting. 


Love to paint in oils? You will love our 'Oil Painting Private Tuition'

Private Tuition: £15 per hour

Book My Free 1 Hour Lesson

 
 

Pet Portrait  PrivateTuition


Any pet lover who enjoys drawing will love this! Being able to capture the love your pet has for you in their eyes, using pastels is an amazing ability. Our 'Private Art Tuition' course will teach you these age old techniques that work! They work for me and I promise they will work for you too.  


Many of my mature students have become semi-professional and fulfil regular commissions for friends, family and neighbours, funding their tuition and materials in the process.


Choosing what size to make the drawing, the brand of pastel and the type of surface on which to draw are all critical decisions if the portrait is to work. Our 'Private Art Tuition' course We will guide you through the maze of options and you will see results way beyond your expectations.   


Pet lovers who enjoy drawing love our 'Pet Portrait Private Tuition'

Private Tuition: £15 per hour


Book My Free 1 Hour Lesson

Pet Portrait Tuition with Rosa-Lee Tuffney
 
 

Acrylic Painting Private Tuition


The greatest challenge with acrylics is working withing the drying time. Depending non the method of painting you prefer we can guide you to various extenders and mediums so the paint dries at a speed suited to your way of working. 


Colours can easily become dull.  Our 'Private Art Tuition' course will open a world of possibilities with acrylic paint by showing you how to keep the colours bright and enhance them with glazing techniques.


An essential part of acrylic painting is brush craft. There are many different shaped brushes all with a specific purpose. Trying to work out what each one does is a long and difficult process. Let us introduce many different brushes to you in the studio and be guided toward the ones that support your method of painting. 


Love acrylics? Try our 'Acrylic Painting Private Tuition.'


Private Tuition: £15 per hour


Book My Free 1 Hour Lesson

Acrylic Painting tuition with Rosa-Lee Tuffney
Watercolour Tuition with Rosa-Lee Tuffney

Watercolour  Painting Tuition


From complete beginner to masterclass we will guide you step by step to the most delicate of watercolour painting techniques.


Discover lots of little tricks of the trade to enhance your work. In the image shown I have topped the flowers in the foreground with opaque gouache to help them 'come forward'. This can also be done with soft pastel.


The effect of the water was achieved by lots of soft washes and then lifting out some of the colour by dragging wet tissue downwards.


Our Private Art Tuition course shows you how to work with a limited palette for maximum effect with watercolour. The image featured is a study in the colour opposites of red and green with lots of areas where the two colours are combined.


The secret of watercolour is to plan the composition and to keep it simple.


Love watercolour? Try our 'Watercolour Painting Private Tuition'

Private Tuition: £15


Book My Free 1 Hour Lesson

 

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Students Enjoying Private Tuition

 
Students in the Rosa-Lee Art Studio

Two students exchanging ideas after a demonstration.

 
Briony Best with her still life painting

Mrs Briony Best with a highly resolved still life in oils echoing the Dutch still life painters of the 1700's

Students in the Rosa-Lee Art Studio

A lucky student receives guidance and encouragement from International wildlife Artist Steve Burgess who is a regular guest in the studio. To see Steve's work CLICK HERE

 
Victoria Fox with her portrait painting

Mrs Victoria Fox of Wellington with her portrait in oils paying tribute to the Post Impressionist portrait painters

 
Mr Peter Charles in the Art Studio

The elder statesman of the studio, Mr Peter Charles. 

 
Julian Babb in the Art Studio

Talented artist Mr Julian Babb of Tiverton with 

a seascape in gouache

If you would like to join us in the studio for Private Tuition please contact me.

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