Gary Fell BA(Hons)

Gary Fell BA(Hons) artist, tutor, demonstrator, non-toxic printmaker

I am a gay, disabled, self taught, professionally qualified experienced artist tutor/demonstrator, non-toxic printmaker, painter, bookbinder, jeweller and resourceful general arts and crafts maker. Working in community arts teaching art as therapy (therapeutic art).

I have worked as an adult educator for over 13 years, previously teaching at Cinderford Artspace, Foxes Bridge Day Centre and Coleford House, working with mixed ability adults, able-bodied, disabled and special needs being disabled myself I worked within the governments permitted work program. As a volunteer tutor I was invited to take over the teaching of existing adult art groups in Blakeney, Broadwell (which later relocated to Staunton), Soudley and now Bream and Drybrook.

I am a qualified well established non-toxic printmaker, accomplished in mono-print, lino-print, collagraph, etching and screen-printing. An art bookbinder adept in accordion, Japanese stab, chain stitch, Coptic stitch, long-stitch, French-link stitch, weave-stitch, with a well established printing and painting studio. I have a draughtsman's eye for detail, drawing in silver-point, pencil, charcoal, coloured pencil, pastel, oil pastel, water soluble pastel, pen & ink, pen & wash, acrylic inks and watercolour pencil. A dexterous painter au fait with watercolour, gouache, acrylics, oils, collage and/or mixed media. A practised sculptor in wood, metal, fibreglass, plaster of Paris, Paverpol and ceramics. As well as a skilled jewellery maker skilled in epoxy resin, beading, wire-work, macramé and kumihimo braiding and resourceful craftsman i.e. gift card making, stamping and heat embossing and pyrography.

Whilst at the Royal Forest of Dean College where I was retaking my ‘A’ level Art and attending the "Access to Higher Education" course in 1995 I was honoured with ‘Outstanding Adult Learner of the year’ for the H.T.V. region despite my dyslexia. Later at Hereford College of Art & Design I was awarded the Eleanor Hipwell prize for Fine Art.

I am a 2:1 Honours Degree (Fine Art Printmaking) Graduate from the University of Gloucestershire with a City & Guilds Certificate in Further Education Teaching; with both H.N.C. & H.N.D. Art & Design (Fine Art) Painting & Printmaking from Hereford College of Art & Design and National Open College Network (N.O.C.N.) certificates in both "Working in Community Arts" 3 Credits at Level 3 and "The Umbrella Programme" 2 Credits at Level 2 & 2 Credits at Level 3 in ‘The Pottery Workshop’ (Kilns, Kiln Firing and Clay Bodies), and (Slips, Oxides, Underglazes and Glazes).

I now teach weekly art classes at the West Dean Centre, Bream, and my studio here in Drybrook, privately as well as one day workshops. My aim is to develop and enhance the skills, experience and interest of those that attend my classes, to encourage individual projects in the pursuit of ones own style and creative aspirations. I teach solid skills and technique across a wide range of media and subject matter from traditional to contemporary art.

If interested in my work, art classes, demonstrations and workshops feel free to contact me

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Forest of Dean

GL17 9AT


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Art Class / <span >Sun 27 Jul 2014</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2017-12-24T00:00:00Z">Sun 24 Dec 2017</span> <span>(3 years)</span>Art Class / Sun 27 Jul 2014 to Sun 24 Dec 2017 (3 years)

General art class Friday mornings 10am till 1pm £10.00 on the day