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

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.   

Alexandra woods

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.

Ann-Margreth bohl

Ann-Margreth has been a tutor at New Brewery Arts for over seven years. She enjoys passing on skills and knowledge of stone and the tools needed to work this fascinating material.


Hannah makes sure children of all ages and abilities have fun experimenting, realise their creative potential, unleash their imaginations, and develop as young artists.

Jayne Emerson

Jayne is a multi-media textile designer who trained at Central St Martins. She sells her textile designs to clients ranging from Topshop to Chanel.

Karin Celestine.  / celestine and the hare

Karin lives in a small house in Monmouth, Wales. In her garden there is a shed and in that shed there is another world.


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 sandars

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 brown

Josie has taught lettering, lots of decorative processes and making books for many years - but is passionate about bringing ancient techniques to contemporary usage.

Lisa Bailey

Has worked in several areas of the industry including: running her own fashion label that was sold through independent retail outlets as well as exhibiting at The Clothes Show Live and trade shows.


jeremy and carla bonner

Jeremy and Carla aim to equip students with the necessary hand skills, knowledge and confidence to work with leather..

Abi leach

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 kelland

Mark is known for his free approach to painting and drawing. He likes to have fun with colour and experiment with techniques. 

daniella Wilson-dunn

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


Katy Bevan is a curator, writer and educator specialising in knitting and crochet 


Emily is a sculptor and installation artist based at Stroud Valleys Artspace.  



Sue is a mixed media and textile artist, tutor and speaker, passionately delivering workshops, commissions and conservation work, community projects and exhibitions.


Max finds subject matter everywhere although people in all situations are his first choice.

christine felce

Christine teaches screen printing, photo etching, reduction lino printing and monoprinting. She is printmaking tutor and Chair at Gloucestershire Printmakers co-op.


Lorraine combines a love of drawing with work which is inspired by the animals and natural world that surround her home.

annie monk

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

Kathleen murphy / murgatroyd & bean

Kathleen's one-of-a-kind pieces are created using recycled fabric, hand embroidery and found objects. 

Peter Garrard

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.

Clare Walsh

Clare is our Education manager but also a talented textile artist. Clare has always had a love of Textiles, dressmaking, felt making, silk paper making and printed textiles are particular interests and a passion for colour and texture inspire her work.

emily northen

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.

Yeshen Venema

Yeshen is the 'Designer/Maker's favourite photographer'. When not working with clients in his Islington studio he writes for blogs, runs workshops and presents talks on product photography and creating your own website on the Squarespace platform.

Joanna Pout

Joanna works in needle and thread, fibers and other materials, incorporating her skills of drawing, colour and design.

Christine Green

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.

Georgia Velisaris

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.

Rebecca Lodge

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 Kimberley

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.

Peter BroWN

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 Russell

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 Nash


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.