Helen Tarr

Helen Tarr biography

I am a practising artist, specialising in oils and acrylic painting. I have BA Honours and Masters degrees in Fine Art, and I also have teaching qualifications in adult education. As well as teaching I provide painting demonstrations for art societies and on my YouTube channel, and write demonstration articles for The Artist magazine. I have exhibited widely and my paintings are in private collections in the UK, Europe and North America.

I have been an art tutor for over 20 years and regard teaching as complementary to my work as a painter. I teach drawing and paintings skills across a wide range of mediums and techniques, and I enjoy introducing students to the work of contemporary and historical artists and movements. While all my teaching is based on termly themes, I encourage students to develop the work in their own way, and it is very satisfying to see how students interpret and build on my initial project.

It is my aim as a tutor to take a practical approach to art teaching. I seek to demystify the technical skills of painting and drawing, and have many strategies to enable students to achieve their aims for their work. I enjoy building a good rapport with my students and many of them return to my classes year after year, and there is always more to discover.

You can find more information about my work as an artist and teacher at: 


Instagram: helentarrartist

Facebook: @helentarrartist

Also Facebook: @htarrstudents

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Courses taught by Helen Tarr