Jill is a qualified tutor who teaches at her own Art Academy in Ferndown and is a professional member of the Institute For Learning. She also teaches for Denman College, Abingdon & Witney College in Oxford and other establishments throughout the UK and Europe. A very popular Artist & tutor with Art groups and associations where she often returns due to demand.
She is recognised for her professional but relaxed style and the high achievements of her students.
Courses, Workshops, Private Tuition for groups/individuals, Outdoor Events and Holidays run throughout the year, all details can be seen at www.arttrailcentre.co.uk
including local accommodation and transport.
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A Sample of student quotes follow, to illustrate her extremely effective style of teaching ;
"You were able to develop the good points as well as the weaknesses"
"Your enthusiasm was infectious"
"Refreshing, I learned new tips that no other classes have touched upon"
Various Art Groups and Societies regularly invite Jill to provide interactive demonstrations, watercolour clinics and Critiques.
Jill is available for Annual Exhibition judging.
She has demonstrated for Daler Rowney, Winsor & Newton and Pebeo Paints and can be seen demonstrating at the Bournemouth International Centre and Hobbycraft at Longham on various dates during the year.
Interested parties can call 01202 877369 to discuss any of the above details.
Jill McKay is a professional artist, qualified Tutor and Art Tutor Assessor who teaches at her own Art Academy, the Art Trail Centre in Ferndown, situated in the beautiful county of Dorset. Jill comes from an artistic background, nearly all her immediate and historic family being artists or musicians. This instilled artistic flare becomes very apparent during her lessons which 'fires up' students in their confidence and development. Her special background enables students to produce their best at all times.
Together with her education at Southampton University , her successful career in the Corporate arena for Management and Personal development, Jill provides high quality art tuition backed up by a wealth of teaching experience spanning many years. She is recognised for her very professional but relaxed style and the high achievements of her students.
Style - Often loose, impressionistic but distinctly recognisable. Jill's painting style conforms to no other - she produces work in a variety of styles to order. Tuition is a mixture of stepâ€“byâ€“step demonstrations and logically produced tutorials, with plenty of hands-on advice and individual support.
Media used includes Watercolour, Pastels, Acrylic, Gouache, Chinese Brush Painting, Pen & Wash, drawing in any media and a mixture of all the above.
Clients - In addition to the Art Trail Centre, Jill also teaches at the National Trust, Local Adult Education Authorities, Denman College in Oxford and for Abingdon & Witney College, Chateau l'Eveque, and is a Travelling Tutor for the Women's Institute, Winsor &Newton and Hobbycraft. Jill is regularly invited to Art Societies and other Art Groups around England and the rest of the United Kingdom.
Bookings - Jill McKay is regularly booked for interactive demonstrations and workshops in Watercolour, Acrylics, Pastels, Gouache, Chinese Brush Painting, Painting Clinics, Critiques and the Judging of Exhibitions.
Exhibitions - Jill regularly has work on exhibition, at prestigious places such as Luton Hoo Stately Home, Bournemouth International Centre, and also locally in Hants & Dorset areas of Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne, Ringwood, Ferndown, Salisbury and Southampton. Her last European exhibition being in France. Visitors can view or purchase her existing work at her Gallery. A collection of framed work was displayed at the Royal National Lifeboat Institute - Lifeboat College (R.N.L.I) in Poole which was officially visited by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne.
All work can also be ordered in the form of prints or on canvas in various sizes.
Demonstrations - An extremely popular demonstrator, Jill demonstrates for many Art Societies and Groups, at. her Gallery in Ferndown, for Winsor & Newton, HobbyCraft, Bournemouth International Centre, Charity Events and at Corporate Events or workshops where 'something different' is required.
Jill's paintings are now on permanent display for sale at
Art Trail Centre Ferndown 01202 877369
and Fayrewood Gallery Verwood 01202 822329
Only the most recent exhibitions are shown -
Brantome Salles des Fetes, Dordogne 2010
RNLI Poole Oct 07 - Jan 2008
Bournemouth International Centre Nov 07
Acrylic Inks, Acrylics, Canvas, Chinese Brush, Coloured Pencil, Drawing, Gouache, Mixed Media, Oil pastel, Oils, Pastels, Pen & Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil
Abstract, Animals, Botanical Illustration, Buildings, Cars & Trains, Colour Mixing, Expressionism, Figure, Flowers And Gardens, Illustration, Impressionism, Japanese Painting, Landscape, Life Drawing, Old Masters, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Pyrography, Seascapes and Water, Skies, Still Life, Townscapes, Trees and Foliage, Waterways and Canals, Wild Flowers, Wildlife