Established in 1989 by Rose Allinson, The Art Studio soon became hugely popular among artists in the region and in 2001, Linda Flower opened The Art Café, based above, with a gallery space to display the range of paintings, drawings and prints that were offered for sale. Soon after in 2005, The Ten2 started running art classes and workshops and now offers classes in pastel painting, life drawing, acrylics, botanical, watercolours, general painting and drawing and even singing classes.
Rose Allinson BA(Hons) MA
Rose is joint proprietor and has a with a wealth of knowledge and experience across the whole media spectrum. She is a highly qualified and experienced tutor and runs our classes in Drawing and Painting. She gained her BA and MA from Birmingham's famous School of Jewellery, and worked there for a number of years, as well as in many of our local schools and colleges.
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Scott Bridgwood BA(Hons)
Scott is an award winning figurative painter, who graduated from the prestigious Chelsea Art College and has exhibited widely in the Uk and overseas. He is a hugely respected tutor and his Life Drawing Classes are renown here in the UK and overseas.
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Claire Botterill BA(Hons)
Claire is a dedicated tutor, full of enthusiasm for developing student’s skills, knowledge and confidence whilst having fun in a relaxed atmosphere. She is a graduate of De Montfort University, where she studied ceramics. Claire runs our Watercolour and Acrylics Painting Classes.
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Diane Sinclair BA(HONS) MCIM
Following a career in design and marketing, Diane returned to painting, and is a professional artist and tutor. She works to commission and for exhibition and tutors our Pastel Painting and Exploring Media Classes.
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Kate is a passionate about Botanical Art and achieved a Distinction in Diploma Course run by the Society of Botanical Artists. In February 2008, she was made a full member of the Society. She tutors our popular Botanical Painting Classes on Saturday mornings.
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