Gill Bustamante Sussex Art Clubs

Held by Gill Bustamante

As well as six years studying art at college, (A levels plus a foundation course at Chelsea and Fine Art Degree course from Brighton), I have now been teaching art for over 20 years. Much of the time for Central Sussex College and more recently as a private tutor in Forest Row, East Sussex.
Although I specialise in painting in oils, I have over 25 years experience in traditional portrait painting, can draw accurately with good use of tonal values, (light and shade), and with good perspective, I paint to professional standards in oils, watercolours and most other mediums, I have colour knowledge and and am able to demonstrate in most art forms which makes me a good teacher (and very modest).
I run three OPEN ART CLUBS at my home each week (Forest Row, East Sussex):
How to Paint in Watercolours for Beginners, Intermediates and Beyond…
This course takes place every MONDAY from 1.00pm to 3.00pm (except bank holidays and Christmas). The format of the course is that I demonstrate each part of the painting in stages and after each demo the class does their own bit. I then demo again as many times as needed until the painting is completed. Demonstrating in this way means anyone of any ability can simply watch and try it out. As well as watercolour paints we also occasionally use other watercolour mediums such as acrylic inks and powders. Some example paintings are included opposite. These run every week except bank holidays and Christmas and are run on a ‘drop in when you want to’ basis costing £10 a session.
Art Clubs for Intermediates take place on 3.30 to 5.30 on MONDAY’S and from 10am until 12pm on WEDNESDAY’S.
These courses are generally aimed at people who already have a little experience as artists. However, do contact me if you are a beginner as I can help you get started so that you can easily join in on any of these art clubs. The idea with these art clubs is that YOU choose your subject (although I can help you if needed) and you can use any medium you want to – including pencils, acrylics, oils, watercolours or pastels and I will help you as and when you need it by directly demonstrating how to do certain things, showing you YouTube demos that will help, advice as to mediums to use and materials to buy etc.
The advantage of these clubs is that I have all my materials plus a computer and printer and a large art reference library at home so that you can really get to grips with whatever art projects you may have. These also run every week except bank holidays and Christmas and are run on a ‘drop in when you want to’ basis costing £10 a session
Tea, coffee, brilliant tuition and silly banter included. Limited spaces are available so please contact me to tell me what you need.
Tel: 07815 036576 Email: [email protected]
From time to time, I also do day workshops in drawing or oil painting. Please contact me if you would like like to be added to my mailing information list for these.
Note that I sell the watercolours I paint during art class demonstrations via my ETSY STORE. All money raised goes to causes I support such as DRUG-FREE-WORLD


Acrylic Inks, Acrylics, Alcohol Inks, Brusho, Drawing, Gouache, Oil, Pen And Ink, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil


Abstract or Experimental, Animal or Wildlife, Flowers or Gardens, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Portrait or Figure, Still Life, Townscape or Streetscene, Waterscene; Boats or Seascape


49 Hartfield Road East Sussex, RH18 5BY
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