Terry O’Toole’s

Painting Classes


Beginners and Improvers

Terry O'Toole

Painting and drawing has always been an interest of mine throughout my life. My earliest memory of engaging with art was watching the children in my class ‘doodle’. Ever since then I have thought of drawing and painting as ‘magic’, it is this magic I want to share with you.

I have a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art (specialising in painting and drawing) from the University of Plymouth (Exeter), and an Adult Education Teachers' Certificate. I have a sound knowledge of a wide variety of painting and drawing media, including watercolours, gouache, acrylics, charcoal and pastels, and for several years have taught art to mixed ability classes.

I avoid an over complicated approach to painting and drawing, but prefer a simple, 'less is more' approach – and this shows through in my teaching.

My career has been as follows:
2002–19 Painting Classes at Garstang, Preston, St Annes on Sea
2000–02 Freelance art tutor for Action Factory Community Arts Ltd, Blackburn, Lancashire
2000–02 Supply teacher of Art & Design based in Lancashire schools
1994–02 Part-time teacher teaching painting and drawing, Blackburn College, Lancashire
1999–01 Art workshop tutor for the Hobby Craft Group, Lancashire stores
1998–00 Head of Art & Design at Moorland School, Clitheroe, Lancashire
1994–98 Art teacher working with disadvantaged children, Lancashire County Council
1992–94 Art therapist working with terminally ill patients, East Lancashire Hospice
1988–91 Full-time student of Fine Art, University of Plymouth, Devon
1983–87 Graphic artist for greeting card company Fine Art Development, Lancashire