The Art Shed has been a long dream of mine. Being in education for 20 years, I became frustrated that I couldn’t give my all to the hundreds of students I taught. I wanted to be able to create an environment to be able to give students that precious one to one time, to help them achieve their full potential in their Art work. Along side this, I am a wife and a mum of three who also needed my time more than my job would allow. In order to balance my career and family life I created The Art Shed. The one true place where I can offer the best of me to all I teach.

I have 20 years art teaching experience, teaching ages 11 to 18 in a West Sussex secondary school. Not only am I passionate about all things “Art”, I make it my mission to help all my students achieve their best.

My Art career started with an Art Foundation course and Brighton Art college, where I discovered my love for three-dimensional design. I went on to Manchester Metropolitan University to do a BA Hons Three-Dimensional design course in wood, metal, glass and ceramics. After completing a Teaching diploma, I settled into my true passion of teaching Art and Design, becoming a lead teacher in Ceramics.

I have a broad subject knowledge of Art from painting and drawing, ceramics, printing, photography, critical and contextual art writing plus much more. I have a thorough understanding of GCSE and A’level coursework and exam work. I am able to offer valuable support to my students that feel they need the additional input to their work.

Being a mum of three (two of which are at secondary school, with one in the middle of his GCSE’s), I am passionate and understand full well the difficulties families and teenagers can face during the exam years. Let me be the friendly face your child needs to boost their motivation and achieve that “Can do “attitude.

I would love to help your child get back on track, especially in present times. It is all too easy for children to feel overwhelmed with work set or become stuck for creative ideas. Let me help your child reach their full potential and realise that they can move their goals.

– Beth Harper