Christopher A E  Gray Fine Art art classes in London
Christopher A E  Gray Fine Art art classes in London

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Christopher A E Gray Fine Art

5 reviews
5 reviews

Chris originally studied at Falmouth University of the Arts before becoming frustrated with the lack of proper drawing and painting tuition offered. After leaving university he started studying at London Fine Art Studios in 2012 (formerly Lavender Hill Studios) for 3 years before being asked to teach at london Fine Art Studios in 2015. The studios taught Chris the traditional craft of drawing and painting which gives the students the tools to draw and paint anything using the method of the visual abstraction. This method breaks down what we see into simple elements of shapes values and edges, with these tools Chris went onto win various awards. These include winning runner up young artist award and the John Purcell paper award at the Pastel Society, exhibiting there in both 2013 and 2015. He also competed in the Sky arts portrait artist of the year 2014 and recently asked to exhibit in the Federation of British Artists, Futures exhibition in 2016 winning the Jacksons One To Watch prize.

As well as teaching the craft of drawing and painting Chris also runs a print making workshop, teaching the traditional skill of intaglio and relief printmaking. Printmaking is a great way to explore the myriad of ways to create marks on paper and can be as expressive or as refined as one would like, there are endless ways to experiment.

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Laura
3 Feb
Awesome teacher, really chill; incredibly talented guy. Great session. Wholeheartedly recommend.
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Natali
11 Mar
I really enjoyed this lesson. Chris is a very patient and talented teacher. The 3 hours session took place in his personal studio where you can see some of his great work. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of drawing.
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Sophie
20 May
Christopher is such a lovely teacher, and makes you consider the dimensions in a very real and applicable way. He really help me to improve my drawing skills and I would highly recommend him as a tutor.
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Joan
2 Jul
Interesting class with a clearly, very talented artist. Start of session had a lot of structure and patience - however have a feeling either my ineptitude or lack of speed led to less coaching and more show/tell as we neared the end of the session. Was great to watch how talented Chris is for the last 30 minutes however the contrast left me somewhat deflated as we didn’t get near to trying the tonal drawing he beautifully demonstrated. One better suited to people with some level of artistry and skill but at least I know I am definitely sub-fundamentals for future reference!

Reviews

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Laura
3 Feb
Awesome teacher, really chill; incredibly talented guy. Great session. Wholeheartedly recommend.
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Natali
11 Mar
I really enjoyed this lesson. Chris is a very patient and talented teacher. The 3 hours session took place in his personal studio where you can see some of his great work. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of drawing.
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Sophie
20 May
Christopher is such a lovely teacher, and makes you consider the dimensions in a very real and applicable way. He really help me to improve my drawing skills and I would highly recommend him as a tutor.
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Joan
2 Jul
Interesting class with a clearly, very talented artist. Start of session had a lot of structure and patience - however have a feeling either my ineptitude or lack of speed led to less coaching and more show/tell as we neared the end of the session. Was great to watch how talented Chris is for the last 30 minutes however the contrast left me somewhat deflated as we didn’t get near to trying the tonal drawing he beautifully demonstrated. One better suited to people with some level of artistry and skill but at least I know I am definitely sub-fundamentals for future reference!
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Tazzy
10 Jul
I love the techniques that he teaches in this class. I really enjoyed practising them and applying them to different objects. It’s been very easy to do and has drawing in proportion a lot easier which has always been a problem for me. The class was great and Chris is very patient.

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