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Art Tuition by Gill Bustamante

As well as six years studying art at college, (A levels plus a foundation course at Chelsea and Fine Art Degree course from Brighton), I have now been teaching art for over 25 years. Some of the time for Central Sussex College and more recently as an independent tutor in various community centres and venues in the East Grinstead and Forest Row areas.

Although I specialize in painting in oils, I have over 25 years experience in traditional portrait painting, can draw accurately with good use of tonal values, (light and shade), and with good perspective, I paint to professional standards in oils, watercolours and most other mediums, I have colour knowledge and and am able to demonstrate in most art forms which makes me a good teacher (and very modest). My teaching style is relaxed and unserious and I believe that you do not have to 'be good at art' (whatever than means) to be an artist. If you can hold a brush or pencil and make a mark with it on something - you are an artist. 

I run two ART CLUBS at each week priced £15 per lesson - pay when you drop in, don't pay when you don't.

Drawing, Oil Painting and General Art Club - All levels of ability

MONDAY's - 10.30 to 12.30 am

This course is generally aimed at people who wish to specialize in their own chosen medium but with help where they need it. It can be anything at all including oil painting, watercolours, acrylics, pencils, pastels etc. I begin each session with a demonstration - usually a drawing or an oil painting demo - but I can help with all the standard mediums if requested. Email me and ask me what you would like to know as I tend to play this course by ear depending on the projects ongoing by my current students.

How to Paint in Watercolours for Beginners and Beyond

MONDAY's - 1.00pm to 3.00pm. The format of the course is that I demonstrate each part of the painting in stages and after each demo the class does their own bit. I then demo again as many times as needed until the painting is completed. Demonstrating in this way means anyone of any ability can simply watch and try it out. As well as watercolour paints we also occasionally use other watercolour mediums such as acrylic inks and powders. See examples of the watercolour paintings I demonstrate HERE

Tea, coffee, brilliant tuition and silly banter included. Limited spaces are available so please contact me to tell me what you need. 

Venue: Cranston Room, East Court, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH193LT

Email to check availability here:


From time to time, I also do day workshops in drawing or oil painting. Please contact me if you would like like to be added to my mailing information list for these. 

Note that I sell the watercolours I paint during art class demonstrations via my ETSY STORE. All money raised goes to causes I support such as DRUG-FREE-WORLD

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Paintings can be returned and refunded if not completely happy within 10 days provided a valid reason is given. Any damaged item will be replaced or refunded. Email me for specific queries and send jpegs illustrating the issue where feasible. Thank you

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