Gideon S - tutor  

Gideon S
Tutor in Finchley, North London

£28.00 per hour

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About Gideon

Royal Drawing School student offering art tuition

Royal Drawing School student offering Art Tuition

My interest in art was in many ways stimulated by my first art tutor. From the age of 11 this tutor introduced me to many areas of art, making me familiar with all kinds of materials, subjects and styles of drawing. We would visit different locations around London - parks, cafés and art galleries. It was important that the sessions were enjoyable as well as advancing and developing my skills.

That was when I was 11 and I am now 22 and currently enjoying a postgraduate 'Drawing Year' at The Royal Drawing School in London.

My studies this year follow a 3 year degree in Illustration at Cardiff School of Art and Design, graduating with a 1st in Summer 2016.

During my time in Cardiff, I progressed a number of personal projects. In one of them I focussed on the experiences of refugees and created a project called 'Love the Stranger as Yourself.'

'Sketch A Day Africa' was a personal project I completed in 2012 when I was 17 and doing my A levels. This project featured someone who was in the news for all 366 days of that year and was an valuable introduction to what is considered to be newsworthy. The final drawing was completed live on the BBC Breakfast programme on December 31st 2012.

In 2013 and 2014, I completed two portrait projects with Holocaust survivors. It was a privilege to meet such extraordinary people and the project had quite an impact on me. Some of the portraits were published in the national press and were exhibited at the official Holocaust Memorial Day event held in Westminster.

Don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions. I have some dates and times available listed already, but if you prefer your lesson to start at a later/earlier time, do let me know.
Hourly rate: £28.00
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
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Education and Qualifications


Cardiff University
Illustration BA
First Class


Hampstead Fine Arts
A Levels
  • Art
  • Graphic Design
Hampstead Fine Arts
AS Levels
  • Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Art

Prizes and Scholarships

May 2017 - Thrilled, humbled and honoured to receive 1st Prize for the Hermione Hammond Drawing Award 2017 by Mall Galleries and The Federation of British Artists for my portrait of Dr William Frankland MBE

March 2017 – The BBC feature my sketches about refugees drawn at Alyth Synagogue (London) and ‘Oasis’, a centre for refugees and asylum seekers in Cardiff

February 2017 - I was thrilled to have been chosen as 1 of 35 'graduate illustrators to watch' by one of Britain’s top illustration agencies, Dutch Uncle.

January 2017 - I was thrilled to be approached by The Royal Society of Medicine who commissioned me to draw a portrait of their Dean, Professor John Betteridge. 

Summer 2016 – Third year in a row, commissioned to design and draw a map for a Summer Fete hosted by Amazon

Summer 2015 – Second year in a row, commissioned to design and draw a map for a Summer Fete hosted by Amazon

June 2015 – commissioned as Illustrator for ‘Top 20 Vloggers’ book published by Autumn Publishing.
Initial print run of 100,000.

May 2015 - shortlisted for the ‘Reportager Award 2015’ awarded by University of the West of England

January 2015 - completed a personal project of nine portraits of Holocaust survivors and one of their children or grandchildren.

Summer 2014 - commissioned to design and draw a map for a Summer Fete hosted by Amazon.

Autumn 2013 - completed a personal project – meeting and drawing the portraits of Holocaust Survivors which
were exhibited on Holocaust Memorial Day at a commemorative event held at the Queen Elizabeth II
Conference Centre in Westminster.

Summer 2013 – completed a two-week internship at the illustration agency Dutch Uncle.

2012 - completed a personal project – Sketch A Day which was featured on BBC Breakfast and The Huffington Post (USA)

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