Artist Tutors

We work with a very talented group of local artists and creatives on our Artist-led Creative Courses. They deliver a wide range of disciplines drawing on their vast experience and current practice.


Find out more about our current Creative Courses here




Ciara Callaghan



Ciara Callaghan is a natural colour and textile artist. Her work is an exploration into being present and finding calm in the making process as well as functional textiles as fine art objects and the history of piece of textile art from dyeing and making through to the relationship of owning.  Ciara creates a learning environment where you can slow down and leave day to day life behind you as you learn new skills and enter the flow state of making. 
www.ciaracallaghan.com 
Andy Macdermott



Andy Macdermott is highly skilled potter, an artist who combines a love of texture and form with real passion about the therapeutic benefits of working with clay; this combined with a background in community development means it is no surprise that Andy's patience and kindness makes him one of the most popular tutors teaching ceramics in and around Milton Keynes.
www.andrewmacdermott.com
Alondene Phillips



Alondene Phillips is a print, textiles and ceramics artist. With over a decade of experience refining her practice, Alondene’s unique and experimental approach to print and surface design enables students to enhance their practice and develop their own unique style. In  honing her craft it has been about playing with manipulating form and using  textile and print making background to expand techniques in ceramic surface design.  Alondene is knowledgeable and experienced but best of all is open to experimentation and skillfully guides her students to push boundaries and have faith in their creative abilities. @alondenephillipsceramics




Sarah Hunt



Sarah is a textile and mixed media artist. She loves to take a fresh look at traditional art and craft techniques – playing with scale, subject and material – so that she can share them with others in a playful and accessible way. Her courses are popular with early years all the way up to grownups as she creates safe and nurturing spaces to explore creativity and learn new skills. 
@sarah_makemyway


Sarah Myers



Sara Myers is a classically trained sculptor. She works on commercial work as well as her own sculpture practice in Milton Keynes and has taught Art at undergraduate level, life drawing and sculpture workshops alongside her practice for many years. Sara takes time to nurture the creative development of the individual by creating a fun and relaxed environment where students can develop their skills but also feel comfortable finding their own style and confidence.
www.saramyers.co.uk
Julia Roach



Julia Roach is an established visual artist and facilitator whose practice is primarily focused on experimenting with figurative images using  water-based mediums. Julia is a patient and accommodating tutor who creates a warm and supportive environment for participants no matter the level of  skill or experience.



Clare Layton



Clare Layton has been working with Milton Keynes Arts Centre for a number of years delivering her hugely popular and sell-out silversmith workshops. Clare has extensive experience in silversmith techniques and creative tutoring.  She expertly guides her students through classic techniques in silversmithing, building confidence with specialist tools and bringing their designs to life.
Beccy Gillatt



Beccy Gillatt is a Buckinghamshire-based silversmith who has been teaching adults for over 15 years. With a MA from the Royal College of Art in goldsmithing, silversmithing, metalwork and jewellery, Beccy has gone on to show her work in galleries and fairs all over the world, including the Goldsmiths fair and Collect. She was also awarded the Goldsmiths Company Future of Design Award for Silversmithing (2001) and Goldsmiths Company Young Designer. Beccy is a friendly, approachable and patient teacher giving each student plenty of tutor time in order to support them in creating their visions.
www.beccygillatt.com 


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