Art School Wales was created
by local artist and teacher
Shirley Griffiths in Autumn 2014.
The classes have been designed
to give adults full tuition in
a wide variety of media and
techniques in Art in a comfortable
and social environment,
with an emphasis on learning
rather than paperwork
New to Art? Don't worry, you don't
need any previous experience
to join Art School Wales, all students receive one to one
and group tuition during classes.
Art School Wales is a unique learning hub that brings
together, in context, all aspects of art, design
and art history.
All materials used are included in the course fees
(excluding paper, which can be purchased in class),
techniques are taught in pencil, water-soluble graphite, watercolour pencil, charcoal, soft pastel, oil pastel,
pen and wash, watercolours, acrylics, oils, inks
Step by step tuition is given in all media and students
are given optional set themes and projects to work on.
To help broaden knowledge and for inspiration,
each week in Art School, there is a brief presentation
with images on a particular artist's work in relation
to the current project.
We also have regular day's out too! During each 15 week
term there is an organised excursion to a place or city
of artistic interest (price not included). So far students
have visited London, Oxford, American Museum in Bath, Highgate Cemetery, Castel Coch, Stoke-on-Trent Potteries, Coventry, Wells and Glastonbury amongst other places.
Each member of Art School will have access to our
Art School Group on Facebook, to keep ahead of whats
new in the world of art.
If all that wasn't enough, we also hold an end of year Art Exhibition. The last 4 exhibitions were a huge success
and were held at the Riverfront Arts Centre Gallery
and St. Woolos Cathedral in Newport.
Your tutor, Shirley Griffiths lives in Newport and studied
Fine Art at University of Wales, Cardiff, and Post Graduate Certificate of Education at University of Wales, Newport.
Shirley has been teaching art for the last 20 years. As well
as teaching art she is also a qualified Exercise to Music Instructor and has been lucky enough to teach overseas.