My name is Gillian Fradley and I am an experienced and qualified Art Teacher teaching in a secondary school in Peterborough. I am also a practicing Artist with a passion for bringing the Arts to the local community, I worked with Whittlesey Arts a local charitable organization for many years helping to bring a range of Arts activities to the local area including bi-yearly Art Exhibitions in St Mary's Church. Before training as a teacher I was a stained glass Artist undertaking commissions including work used by the Straw Bear committee. I also work with a number of other expert practitioners who are employed to run some courses and workshops. Let me help you discover your own creativity. I will support you to develop your own style and artistic ability.I would love to welcome you in to my studio to try a variety of art and craft activities including:
Many different crafts
GCSE and A Level support
My aims .
I aim to provide you with a calm and relaxed environment where you will have the tuition, opportunity and encouragement to develop your Art and Craft skills with confidence. I can offer bespoke packages for individuals, groups and families. If I don't currently run a course in an activity you would be interested in learning about please let me know and I will endeavor to run one.
Currently I offer courses in drawing and painting for all levels, pottery including hand building, the wheel and coiling, slip work and moulds, textiles and fashion, printing, glass work and a wide range of crafts such as cake icing, felting, silver clay, batik and en-caustic wax.
The studio is a very relaxed and friendly environment where you can help yourself to drinks and a slice of cake or biscuits whenever you feel like taking a break.
"Gillian is just the kind of Teacher you would want, knowledgeable, practical, helpful and encouraging while allowing you to do the work and learn as much as possible. She taught me to make a small stained glass window and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, Gillian made sure there was the right amount of challenge for my ability."
"Gillian is the most inspirational teacher I have ever had. She has been very supportive in helping me with my career choices, and helped me find the courage to pursue them. Her lessons encouraged me out of my comfort zone, which allowed me to try new things and improve my overall style and skill. Gillian is very passionate about creating and her lessons are very fun and informative!"
"Gillian is beyond exceptional as a teacher! She has a huge passion for her subject that is clearly reflected in the opportunities and level of care that she gives each student, regardless of their ability. Under her direction, I was able to experiment freely with many new materials and this definitely led to me becoming more confident - & successful, with the skills I used at A level... and now also at university! Her classes were inspiring, exciting and definitely fueled my ambitions for the future. Gillian provided constant advice and encouragement and I genuinely felt her faith and belief in me as a student. As a teacher she is quite remarkable and her impact on my future will last forever. Gillian inspired me to be bold, take risks, enjoy and learn from the creative process- whatever the outcome. It's a genuine privilege to have been taught by her." Lauren Nicholson