Art School Wales was created

by professional 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

or examinations. 

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

and gouache.


Step by step tuition is given in all media and students

are given set themes and projects to work on.


To help broaden knowledge and for inspiration,

each week in Art School Wales mainstream classes, there is a brief presentation with images on a particular artist's work in relation to the current project. This is our very own Artist of the Week feature.


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. Hopefully trips can resume after the pandemic.


Each member of Art School will have access to our private 

Art School Group on Facebook, to share work and items of interest, and a private photographic resource page, the Art School Wales Resource Collective.

Art School Wales also has a shop to purchase materials at great prices.



If all that wasn't enough, we also hold an end of year Art Exhibition.  The last 8 exhibitions were a huge success

and were held at the Riverfront Arts Centre Gallery,

 St. Woolos Cathedral and The Share Centre in Newport.

Your teacher:

Shirley Griffiths BA hons PGCE City and Guilds

Owner, manager and lead 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 25 years.  Shirley teaches all media and all subjects.  She is a well known local

artist and teacher with a good reputation for student progress

and achievement in the field of fine art. You can view Shirley's work in her online art gallery www.thefloatinggallery.co.uk.


Welcome to Art School Wales