Art Tutoring Service

NEW! Art Tutoring
Do you want to start watercolour painting but don’t know where to start? Do you need a basic introduction into art? Do you need additional tuition for your children to complete there art-based GCSEs? Are you interested in improving your graphite or coloured pencil drawing? Want to polish your Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator skills?
I can provide a tailor-made approach to your specific requirements.

To summarise, these are some of the tuition services I can provide:

  • Basic art training: explaining the core principles and approach for people new to art or wanting to refresh their knowledge
  • Watercolour instruction from beginner to improver levels
  • Graphite pencil basics to advanced level
  • Coloured pencil artwork training
  • Adult colouring book techniques
  • Introducing hyper-realism techniques into your art
  • An introduction into Graphic Design and Digital Illustration
  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for beginners to advanced
  • Scanning and how to set up your equipment for reproduction, sending to online printers etc.
  • And much more…

How does it work?
I have found that students are generally more relaxed in their own environments so I take the lessons to you! Price is dependent on distance and some other factors, but I always advise that the first lesson should be a maximum of one hour so the student is not overwhelmed by too much information and that they are happy with the service I provide.

Please contact me using the details below for more information:
Carl Waine
Tel: 07870 566890 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)

How far do I travel?
I generally work within a 15 mile radius of Sandbach, Cheshire, but if you are outside this range, please let me know and we could discuss the options that are available.

What equipment do I need?
For any non-digital work – watercolour painting, pencil work etc. – I can provide a basic list of what you need for the first session (student quality materials are really good these days so it doesn’t have to cost a lot to start up).

For digital work – Photoshop, Illustrator, Digital Art etc. – I ask the client to provide the necessary software and hardware as I will sometimes set homework projects to assist learning while I’m not present.

All lessons can be tailor-made for the individual after the first lesson and subsequent lessons can be altered to suit the individual. For all lessons, I provide a mix of theory and practical application that I find students prefer. I usually set projects to be done before the next lesson, so these can be a discussion point for the next and so your not under pressure and have plenty of time to complete your task.

For more information, please contact me:
Carl Waine
Tel: 07870 566890 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)

My background
I have been an artist and illustrator for almost 30 years. After studying Technical, Biological and Medical Illustration and Graphic Design at College and University, I have produced commissioned artwork for the National Trust, dental journals, the NSPCC, children’s books, local and national businesses and private commissions for the general public.

I have also worked as Head of Design for two publishing houses for several years, teaching and mentoring university leavers to a level where they make a valuable contribution in a commercial environment.

Over the last few years I have also taught digital art and graphics, watercolour painting and pencil work to a wide audience – ranging from retirees to school children – and have mentored groups of all ages on collaborative projects. For your peace of mind, I also have a continuous, enhanced DBS certificate.