Meet the Staff & Tutors at Art Academy East

image of Claire Smith founder of Art Academy East

Claire Smith is a practising fine artist and founder of Art Academy East. Claire delivers a carefully designed step by step program that starts with the core basics of paint handling then colour mixing, good drawing skills, working with tones, creating mood and atmosphere working towards eventually exhibiting work. Claire has experience in teaching complete beginners and taking them through to becoming professional, exhibiting independent artists. She is a knowledgeable and patient tutor with a wealth of experience of the commercial art world, publishing and art sales.