trudi classesWeekly Painting Classes                                     

I now live in Axminster in Devon running Artemis House Gallery. I offer bespoke Art Lessons in the studio gallery.

Monthly Full Day Workshops to explore oils, acrylics or mixed media. 

Life Drawing Course at Axminster Health & Wellbeing Centre. Great opportunity to take a four week course on Tuesday evenings 7-9pm starting 9th May 2017. Professional models, expereienced tutor Please contact Trudi or email the Centre This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Class Details

My classes offer the complete beginner a safe and friendly environment in which to begin their new hobby. Classes have a maximum of six students and run for 2 ½ hours with plenty of tea and coffee. Soon the ‘beginner’ becomes an ‘improver’ as confidence grows rapidly with my beginner teaching techniques.

I have developed a programme for the complete beginner to follow which allows them to gently progress from drawing to painting. Many of my students have been with me for years and have enjoyed meeting each other weekly and making new friends.

We hold an annual exhibition during Chew Valley Arts Trail every October and all students have the option to be included (Even if it’s just helping serve teas or greet guests). We often organise an outing to visit a major exhibition (eg Manet trip, London) or a painting excursion to an interesting Somerset location. We have enjoyed a lovely day out to Dartmouth and also to a local Cottage Garden in the National Garden Scheme.

As an experienced tutor and West Country artist, working and teaching regularly in the South West area and The Algarve, Portugal, my gentle and encouraging style of teaching will beguile you into wanting to learn more. I mainly teach and encourage beginners to discover the wonderful world of colour and light found in everyday life.


What To Expect?



Student Quotes & Testimonials

A selection of quotes from current students. 

"Trudi's painting classes are friendly, warm and great fun. Trudi has a gentle and effective way of teaching. I have also thoroughly enjoyed many painting holidays with Trudi." 

"Very friendly class of mixed abilities, all welcome, all encouraged. We can see improvements! I have tried all mediums - oil, acrylics, watercolour, ink, pastels, crayon. Each has its own merits, it's nice to have full days with a medium to really get absorbed."

"I find art class a very inspiring and creative place. I look forward to it every week. I love pastel drawing. It's a good sociable morning with excellent coffee + biscuits!"

"I have been encouraged to try different mediums and techniques - some of which I would never have done without encouragement. A challenging but very friendly group activity, something I look forward to each week."



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Gift Vouchers

I can supply vouchers for classes and workshops ideal for birthday or christmas presents. Please contact me to arrange so I can add a personal touch to the card. 

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