DSCN3069 xz I am an experienced and qualified teacher. I run courses or workshops from my studio and elsewhere and for other organisations aiming to develop your confidence in pursuing your own practice or simply, learning new skills or techniques. Studio courses run with 4 or 5 people, others will vary. I can also plan courses tailored to your group’s needs and take individuals on a 1:1 basis occasionally.

 Student Feedback:

“Jane was an excellent teacher both in the group work and more structured formal teaching and also at an  individual level where her encouraging and informative comments and instruction were invaluable.”

“excellent, sympathetic and inspiring tutor.”

“Jane has provided great teaching and guidance which has moved on and improved my work considerably. I now have more ideas and ways of working to develop further at home.”

COURSES and Workshops coming up – from April 2018

Drawing and Painting: What to Consider When Making a Painting.

3 Saturdays to start, with follow on sessions in the Autumn

For aspiring beginners and rusty improvers – planned to continue in sets of three. A general drawing or painting course to learn the fundamentals, practice and apply to your own work. Each session will stand alone but the ongoing programme will allow you to build your knowledge so that you are able to make choices and control the development of your work.  With reference to mostly 20th century artists. Starting with colour. There will be homework to keep you going between sessions!

Venue: The Hub Community Centre, Horspath
Dates: Saturdays April 28, May 26, June 23, 10am – 4pm

Cost: £200 for three sessions or £70 each.

To enrol: contact: Jane Strother via the Contact page
You will need to bring your own basic materials. Some extras will be supplied.

If numbers do not permit the use of the hall, I will take a small group in my studio in Headington.


Drawing and Painting: Independent Project Development for improvers – Enrol early for this!
Abingdon and Witney College – teaching in North Oxford.

Either a follow on course from the long 20 week course or a chance to see what goes on before booking for the next 20 week course starting in September. You will:
work to develop your personal art work with guidance and support from me. I have a number of years’ experience working with artists in this way and many years teaching experience.
I will also plan a different activity for each session involving a range of materials and tools or media to stimulate ideas or to start you off, should you need something to get you started.

Venue: NOA (North Oxford Community Centre), Diamond Place, OX2 7DP
Dates: Five Tuesday mornings, April 24th – May 22nd, 9.45am – 12.45pm
Cost: £79
To enrol: This course is run by Abingdon and Witney College. Enrolments can be taken online for course code QCXM194P or by phone 01235 555 585.


Colour and Composition
from Seurat to Matisse to Riley
Oxford Summer School 2018

An in-depth course for students who want to ‘up their game’ and make better use of colour in their compositions. See further info. at www.oxfordsummerschool.com
venue: The Oxford Academy, Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, OX4 6JZ
dates: 30th July – 3rd August
cost: £215 plus your materials
to enrol: www.oxfordsummerschool.com or phone 01993 704345