Meet the Artists

Meet our talented local artist teachers, the professional tutors leading our extensive programme of creative art classes and courses set in inspiring locations across Liverpool city centre.

Evening courses run for 10 weeks and start in Autumn, Winter and Spring, so keep checking back for new listings. If you would like further information, or to suggest a subject for future class, please get in touch.

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Kathy Dereli-Meet-the-Artist

Kathy Dereli

Kathy Dereli is trained in traditional techniques in drawing and sculpture which she uses to create well-crafted artworks with a modern sensibility. She has led classes and demonstrations in both disciplines for several years. Kathy has run our Portrait Drawing course for many years as well as Sketching in the Anglican.

Drawing on the Museum of Liverpool

Tommy Graham

Tommy Graham is an award-winning artist and cartoonist with over 15 years experience in cartooning. Tommy has worked for numerous websites, magazines and publications, he is currently running our Introduction to Cartooning course.


Sarah Jane Richards

Sarah Jane Richards is a Welsh artist working in drawing, painting and site-specific installation, based in Liverpool. Sarah Jane studied at Leeds Metropolitan University and Universitat de Belles Artes, Barcelona, BA Hons Fine Art. She is a multi-disciplinary visual artist as well as an experienced tutor who has taught drawing to children and adults for many years. Sarah Jane teaches our popular Drawing Techniques course!


Madeleine Pires

Madeleine Pires is a professional artist with a degree in Fine Art, specialising in vivid, semi-abstract oil paintings, she runs our very popular Abstract Painting course. Madeleine has recently launched an exciting new course with dot-art, Introduction to Chinese Painting. Madeleine is a qualified teacher and teaches drawing and painting workshops in Liverpool and across the north-west. She enjoys teaching both realistic and abstract techniques and likes to challenge and encourage people of all ages to engage in creative activity!


Rachel Brewster-Wright

Rachel Brewster-Wright is a professional photographer and founder of Little Vintage Photography in Liverpool. She has expert knowledge in both analogue and digital photography and has taught a multitude of photography courses and workshops. Rachel currently runs our Cyanotype Sunprint Workshop, as well as Darkroom tuition by appointment.


Catherine Carmyllie

Catherine Carmyllie is a Liverpool based artist currently working across painting and textile art. She completed a Textile Art degree at Huddersfield University before spending 6 months at The Arts and Crafts Academy of Kuopio, Finland where she had the opportunity to learn ancient Scandinavian skills such as bookbinding, weaving, and feltmaking. Catherine leads dot-art’s Lino Cut and Textile Arts workshops.