Louise W - tutor  

louise w
Tutor in Hastings, East Sussex

£25.00 per hour

(4 reviews)
(4 reviews)
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About louise

Art, Textiles, Graphics and Photography (A Level Tutor)

After 20 successful years in teaching Art subjects in an outstanding sixth form school as head of Textiles,I have now decided to concentrate more on my own art work. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching Art and Design, Photography and Textiles and Fashion at A-level and BTEC levels and continue to teach part time in my fully equipped mixed media studio in St Leonards. I am very happy for students to visit me there or to drive to your location up to 15 miles away from either St Leonards or Brighton for a 2 hour session or more.
In the past two years I have helped students produce top portfolios which helped them gain places at Bristol and Kingston and UCL universities, Other students went on to study Fashion Design at London School of Fashion and Interior Design and Architecture at The Princes Trust School.
My students particularly enjoy the short achievable creative tasks and exciting activities I provide which they say inspires and ignites their creativity. I have many teaching resources which demonstrate effects and techniques in a quick and accessible way as well as a wealth of examples of artists case studies to share. As a mixed media artist I am able to pass on secrets which accelerate practical learning and problem solving. Each session involves showing and demonstrating how to make samples and a re cap on how to repeat successful (often outstanding) results.

My new studio comprises of screen printing, etching and photography studio facilities. There are well lit drawing and painting areas as the studios very large windows directly overlooking the sea! .
I am an exhibiting London artist as well as an artist in residence at several primary and secondary schools. I hold a current DBS. I also work for Government sponsored Connected City Learning which involves working on and deciding whole school creative projects.

Hourly rate: £25.00
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
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Reviews and References

(4 reviews)
(4 reviews)

A wonderful tutor!

Written by Jen M
My daughter was applying for a BTEC in Art and Design after a difficult time at school which had really knocked her confidence. Not only did Louise boost her confidence enormously and bring out the absolute best in her artistic abilities, but my daughter was accepted onto an art foundation course, considerably higher than our initial ambition of a BTEC! Louise is a lovely, warm person too. I highly recommend her.
Daughter accepted onto art foundation course at Kingston College

fantastic tutor

Written by Clair W
Louise tutored my daughter during her A Level years for both Art and Graphic Design. She then worked with her on her portfolio and University application process during her Gap Year. She was an invaluable source of support at a time when my daughter was very low emotionally and struggling with the pressures of A Levels. She tailored sessions to Asha's interests and enthusiasm and put huge effort into making their time together both valid and enjoyable. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Ash passed both A levels with great grades and now has a place at Uni studying Graphic Design

Reference for Louise Witham

Written by Maya J
I am just contacting you to write a reference for Louise Witham, art teacher. I am 16 and I was one of her students, I studied with her for about half a year, on a weekly basis and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with her.

She has a way to use any type of material and make it into something, she defiantly brought me outside of the box.

She's also very encouraging e.g- when I didn't particularly like something I created, she made me feel as thought it was great by the end of the lesson.

Although I do not study art at college I know my art skills benefited from going to her lessons. When I do drawings or paintings I definitely take into consideration what techniques she had taught me.

Overall I think she is a magnificent teacher
More confidence in my skill

Beyond brilliant

Written by Josephine H
My 15 year old daughter Maya studied with Louise almost weekly for about 6 months and she provided the help , guidance and nurturing of my daughters talents that I had been hoping for .
Maya was home educated at the time and really needed some direction and a confidence boost . Louise managed to provide this almost immediately and so much more .
She is a fun , lively , engaging and positive woman and also a wonderful artist . Louise is very versatile in her lesson plans and can be as broad or specific a you like . Maya went from just general art lessons , to more of a specific fashion portfolio building and has produced an amazing set of work . Louise really knows how to draw the talent out of people . I am so grateful to her.
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Education and Qualifications



Prizes and Scholarships

Winner of Shoot Brixton award sponsored by Photofusion
Part of the Bad Behaviour artists collective.
Studio scholarship at ACAVA 2014 (Advancement of Culture And Visual Arts)

Other Qualifications

MA Printed Textiles for Fashion
BA Printed Textiles / Photography



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