Christopher Bell Course Director / Fine Art Tutor
MA Slade University College London, BA Chelsea College of Art, Certificate in Education, Certificate in Counselling, Painting Scholarship to Yale University.
I am both a practising artist and a teacher. My background is in education, teaching art to young students, teachers and adults.
I am an Advanced Skills Teacher and led the Development of Thinking and Learning Skills in East Sussex schools. My work as a painter, is mostly two dimensional, incorporating a range of surfaces and media. Layering techniques together with historcal references also play a major role in the creation of these images. I have exhibited in the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London, in the USA and Germany.
My work is also in private collections, and I undertake commissions. I also cook the pizzas!
Tony Phillips Tutor
Born in Liverpool in 1952, he studied mural design at Lancaster Art College, and has worked as a free-lance artist since 1975, exhibiting frequently in UK since that time.
Most of the work has taken the form of series, which have included The City; Jazz; Guide to the Twentieth Century. He has run art workshops, both for adults and for children, in art galleries and museums across the UK. Recently he was artist-in-residence at Victoria Art Gallery and Museum in Liverpool.
Current projects include: Temple to the Sacred Automobile – large-scale installations in various UK locations.
Anatomy of London – exhibition of paintings, pen-and-wash drawings, and etchings – ( May 2011, Commonwealth Club , London )
Altarpiece to Human Species – installation for Liverpool Anglican Cathedral – October 2011.
“Most of my work is primarily about people and the way we live, but landscapes have always played an important role. In workshops I deal with line, colour, composition, and developing ideas through experimentation”.
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