Rita Mitchell

Rita and Paint PalletteView Rita Mitchell's webpage

Rita Mitchell trained and worked as a designer colourist and her early experience in this has carried through into an abiding interest in the use of colour in her paintings. Rita has much experience in Art Publishing with annual publications in the form of calendars, cards and prints selling in leading highstreet department stores and stockists as well as tourist outlets. Her exhibitions of paintings in galleries have ranged from Lancashire to Nottingham and paintings feature in private collections in Australia, America and Japan. She is a Fellow of the Nottingham Society of Artists and a three times winner of the Holbrook Trust Award. With a keen interest in travelling notably Canada, much of this experience follows through into her paintings of landscapes, townscapes and florals in both watercolour and oils. Rita has much wealth of knowledge and skills to pass on to interested students wishing to develop their skills in oil painting.


Robert Sharples

Photo of Robert STutor Robert Sharples has worked as an artist/designer in the printing, textile and wallpaper industry for most of his working life. Rob has a great deal of knowledge and experience to share in a wide range of techniques and styles of drawing and painting. He is a keen watercolourist and his paintings have been exhibited and sold through many galleries. He is a member of the British Watercolour Society. Rob enjoys passing on his skills in landscape and town and city scenes and floral subjects for all ability ranges.

Greta Fitchett

Greta with one of her QuiltsGreta is a quiltmaker and embroiderer, using the techniques of applique, patchwork, machine embroidery and quilting in her colourful and innovative quilts. Greta has been teaching in adult education for many years and currently has classes in Derby and South Derbyshire. Her teaching programme also includes special dayschools and talks to Embroiderers and Quilters Guilds throughout the UK Greta is a member of the Nottingham based Living Threads group and teaches and exhibits with the group. Other textile work is exhibited regularly in local and national exhibitions. Greta writes for several patchwork and quilting magazines and has recently qualified as a quilt judge.

Robert Gellion

Photo of Robert GellionView Robert Gellions webpage at Art Profile

Tutor Robert Gellion has worked for over 20 years as a freelance painter, illustrator and cartoonist. His work is published and displayed worldwide in books, prints and galleries.  He has always been interested in techniques of painting, drawing and art in general, and this has lead him to work on projects as diverse as miniatures and large murals.  He has worked extensively in gouache, watercolour and acrylics as well as many new products such as graphite wash, soluble metallic crayon, interference medium acrylic, glass and ceramic acrylic paint.  He has a keen interest in tutoring and runs many successful classes, including a highly popular ‘Watercolour for the Terrified’. He demonstrates to groups of people in the hope of inspiring them to try something new or old in a new way.



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Rita Mitchell & Creative Space featured in Breeze February edition

New Oil Painting with Rita Mitchell

New Painting and Drawing with Robert Sharples every Tuesday evening

New "Get Started" Half day of patchwork, applique and quilting for beginners with Greta Fitchett Sat10th March

New "Get Started" Half day of Composition In Your Photography with Mike Fitchett Sat10th March

Painting and Drawing with Robert Sharples & Robert Gellion every Tuesday & Wednesday daytime

Patchwork for beginners with Greta Fitchett every Monday

Machine Knitting with Angela Urbaniak

Digital Photography and Canvas Art Printing using photoshop

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