Our tutors are all experienced artists and makers in their own right; they bring their specialist knowledge and expertise to the courses and workshops they teach here at New Brewery Arts.
Patricia van den Akker is the Director of The Design Trust, an online business school for designers and makers. She has been working as a creative business adviser, trainer and coach with 1,000s of creative professionals for over 20 years.
With a continued interest in good food and sound animal husbandry combined with a love of the countryside, Alexandra specialises in portraits of British farm animals.
Hannah makes sure children of all ages and abilities have fun experimenting, realise their creative potential, unleash their imaginations, and develop as young artists.
Graham is a full time professional photographer with over 38 years experience and is a qualified member of the British Institute of Professional Photography.
Beth specialises in woodblock and lino printmaking and is a member of Gloucestershire Printmaking Co-op.
Claire applies both modern and traditional theory and practices to her teaching. Her courses mainly study from life but students are encouraged to research artists, materials and techniques from a wide range of disciplines.
Josie has taught lettering, lots of decorative processes and making books for many years - but is passionate about bringing ancient techniques to contemporary usage.
Carole's work can be found in museums such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, Birmingham City Art Gallery, private collections and contemporary galleries internationally.
Based at New Brewery Arts, Abi hand builds her work predominantly using slabs and specially constructed moulds and formers. She is particularly interested in texture, colour, form & function.
Mark is known for his free approach to painting and drawing. He likes to have fun with colour and experiment with techniques.
Daniella produces a variety of stained glass panels in traditional and contemporary designs, and undertakes restoration work on tired or damaged panels, restoring them to their former glory. Daniella's studio is at New Brewery Arts
Christine teaches screen printing, photo etching, reduction lino printing and monoprinting. She is printmaking tutor and Chair at Gloucestershire Printmakers co-op.
Annie works exclusively with acrylics and mixed media (inks, oil pastels, collage). She paints quickly and instinctively, often from imagination, allowing her pictures to evolve.
Martha runs sewing classes and textile workshops in Stroud and Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, at the edge of the Cotswold in a beautiful wooden Sewing Shed
Peter hand builds sculptural and functional pieces for the home and garden from his studio in Gloucester using a range of coiling and slab building techniques.
With a strong belief in the power of the written word and a lifelong love of books, Emily has been making her own books since childhood. Today her custom made journals and sketchbooks are sold internationally.
Joanna works in needle and thread, fibers and other materials, incorporating her skills of drawing, colour and design.
Daughter of graphic designer parents, niece of a photographer, painter and print-maker - my destiny was set very early on by the influences of my forebears; I was going to be arty." - Christine Green.
Susan has a background as an art teacher and visiting artist which she combines with her own studio practice, alongside working part-time for Other Criteria, the publishing company co-founded by Damien Hirst.
Denise set up The British School of Millinery in 1996 in Harrow, north London. The business thrived through a mixture of courses, production of one-off creations and media coverage and soon developed a reputation of millinery excellence.
During the 1990's, Georgia revitalized her interest in art by extensively using photography to capture images of architecture and to document her travels. This expanded into the photography experimentation and mixed media venture that her artwork is known for today.
Georgie is Founder and Creative Director at The Paper Hare an Illustration & Lettering Design Studio just east of Cheltenham. Georgie's work at The Paper Hare centres around a love for watercolour and the wild...
Paul is an Art Historian and a National Gallery trained guide with many years of experience working in education. As a freelance Paul delivers courses and lectures for a wide range of educational organisations...
Lizzie is a Textile Designer working in Lino and screen print. Her range of home-wares include cushions, lampshades and tableware, showcasing her distictive designs which tell the story of their handmade origins.
Fiona runs adult classes in Art History in Cheltenham and organises cultural trips. Her particular interest is in nineteenth century art, The Renaissance and Modernism especially are her favourites.
Emma Sunderland, the Creative Director behind Emerald Paper Design has been a graphic designer for 7 years, working on a number of packaging & branding projects for household names. “I absolutely love what I do! Each day is different" - Emma.
I specialise in garment construction, working with a range of fabrics and designs, incorporating contemporary pattern cutting techniques into my work. I also design and create home made gifts as unique presents for special occasions.
Adrian is a full-time potter living and working in Stroud in Gloucestershire. He is largely self-taught, but has done short courses over the past 18 years with the likes of John Stroomer, Richard Godfrey, Richard Phethean and others.
Richard makes Shaker style boxes from his workshop in Dorset. All the boxes are made using English hardwoods that are sourced from around his home. He divides his time between making and designing....
Adele, a Fine Art Printmaking graduate from Brighton and a qualified Teacher, brings a wide range of skills and experience of working with all ages to her workshops.
Rebecca has a degree of fine arts in Canterbury Kent, she began working in community arts projects locally and from there to a PGCE. She has worked in international schools in Barcelona and Prague.
Inspired by the architecture and life of the town, he has become a familiar figure painting the city's streets as well as in all the other cities and towns in which he now works. As a landscape painter Peter spends a lot of time outside...
Sophia runs Hestia’s Flame Natural candles, they make aromatherapy candles from 100% soy wax and pure essential oils. Sophia says “I really love candles. Always did; especially ones that smell nice. Her class is a fun and inventive way to learn the art of candle making...
Annie Hazell, Interior Designer and T.V expert, I work in the commercial and residential sectors of interior design. I have had my own business for over 15 years, and have worked on projects all over the U.K....
Practice Digital is run by Katharina Child and Sarah Dixon, who between them have over twenty years experience in the arts, marketing and all things digital. They are currently running socail media and photography workshops...
Mandy work primarily in anodised aluminium producing one off and batch production jewellery. 'Over the last fifteen years I have also been developing work in felt, combining this with my jewellery practice, creating both functional and non functional work.'
Our makers’ studios are home to some of the finest makers and artists in the region. Open to the public, our studios offer a rare opportunity for visitors to meet makers, buy beautifully crafted work direct, or commission a unique piece for a special occasion.
New Brewery Arts is the place to come and explore the best of British craft and creativity. We have over 100 weekly courses and short workshops on offer each term and regularly changing exhibitions.