Meet our Inner Art Team
 

We're a very lucky Art studio. Our tutor team at Inner Art embrace the idea of Art as integral to our existence. As well as being practicing artists, we have a wealth of hands on teaching experience, and feel immensely privileged to be able to share our Art passion with our students and wider community.

For all bookings & enquiries for Art classes please book or contact us


Inner Art tutors are DBS checked, fully insured & have many, many combined years of art teaching experience. 


Hannah Wiggins-Thirkill

Hannah Wiggins-Thirkill

Hannah studied at Wimbledon School of Art and Roehampton University. Her background as a production designer and illustrator for film informs her exploratory Art practice. She specialises in documenting contemporary landscape, working in oils and mixed media drawing and has exhibited in group shows in Oxford, Surrey and London since 2002.

Hannah has taught Fine Art and Photography to students aged 11-18 at Rosebery School in Epsom for 12 years, alongside designing and delivering adult courses and 1:1 tuition for students of all ages with Inner Art Tuition. She has worked as a GCSE Art Moderator for eight years, and taught Art in a specialist speech & language setting.

​Hannah has two small children and delights in observing and encouraging the development of visual literacy from the very start of our lives as art-makers.

hannahwiggins.co.uk

Amie Antoniak

Amie Antoniak

Amie is a professional artist. After graduating from art college in Cardiff in 2003 with a BA Hons in Fine Art Amie opened her own Art gallery in York where she sold her paintings and supported other local artists.

​Amie currently teaches 1-2-1s and group Art workshops for all ages, and continues to sell her beautiful paintings at art fairs, local galleries, and at the Reigate Pop Up.

Amie currently lives in Reigate with her family and two young children. She loves to connect with those who love and appreciate Art, and works with local primary school children, GCSE students and adult learners. ​By sharing Art happiness and creativity in an accessible and genuine way, Amie is an inspiration and great support to many.

​artfulness.co.uk

Jo-Anne Kennedy

Jo-Anne Kennedy

After completing her Art Foundation at Winchester Art College, Jo studied 3D Design & Ceramics at Bath Spa University and completed her Art & Design PGCE in Brighton. 
 
Jo is an experienced Art teacher, specialising in ceramics, drawing and painting, including KS3, GCSE & A level. She has also completed an introductory course in Art Therapy, and supported teachers and students of Art & Photography in an Art technician role. Jo is a skilled one-to-one Art tutor of all ages. 
 
Jo sees Art as a valuable tool for self-expression to help young and old become emotionally articulate, confident, and to find their voice creatively. Jo is a freelance artist working in both two and three dimensions, she creates beautiful objects and works of Art for people to enjoy.
 
@jpooleceramics

Amy Maxine Younger

Amy Maxine Younger

Amy studied Fine Art at Reigate School of Art, and created her own successful Face Painting business in 2017. She's a member of the International Facepainting Association FACE, and works at corporate and large scale events across South East England. She has attended workshops, entered body painting competitions, and teaches Face Painting courses.

Amy loves making children smile and seeing their pleasure at the designs she creates. She loves seeing adults react in the same way, reminding them they were kids once too! Amy's special Art event skills, lovely customer service, and in depth understanding of engaging young children originate in her own experience of being a mum of two daughters, and from all her exciting Art party ventures!  ​

amymaxinefaceandbodyart.com

Kiri Jones

Kiri Jones

Kiri studied at Epsom School of Art, Norwich School of Art and The Royal Academy Schools, London where she was taught Life Drawing skills by Norman Blamey R.A. Her work is in collections including Manpower Plc. and the FSA. Kiri is a practising artist, inspired by the beautiful landscape of the Surrey Hills, working in both acrylic and oil.

Kiri has experience working with children with SEND and children who are educated at home. Kiri was an artist in residence for a local Forest School and is trained as a Forest School assistant. 

Kiri loves working with children in a creative environment, helping to explore ideas through different Art media, often materials found in the natural world. She is also interested in wellbeing and the therapeutic powers of Art and nature, believing that Art, creativity and time spent in nature have huge potential for healing and supporting our mental health.

@kirijonesart

 

Calvin Bunyan

Calvin Bunyan

Having grown up in an artistic family, Calvin followed an unconventional study path. After completing an Art Foundation at Amersham School of Art and Design he studied in a working Art studio under a practising Fine Art painter and sculptor.

After gaining a certification in Education, Calvin tutored on the Art Foundation Course at Croydon School of Art and Design where he progressed to Head of Foundation Studies. He specialises in still life, life drawing, multimedia, wood, metal, plastics and ceramics.

Calvin has his own Art studio workshop to continues to produce his own creative works. He knows learning to draw and developing artistic talent is a matter of attitude, approach and practise. He provides Art students with a grounding and authentic Art learning experience not to be missed.

Cathy Meese

Cathy Meese

Cathy is a qualified Art & Design tutor, specialising in Drawing, Mixed Media and Printmaking. Since completing her Art Teaching PGCE, she has continued to develop her Art practice alongside tutoring all ages from 5 years upwards. She has a background in Design and Scenic Arts for theatre, film, and exhibitions, having studied her Arts degree in Theatre Design at Wimbledon School of Art.

Cathy's own artistic practice orientates around printmaking and drawing. She has a passion for the authenticity of working from observation, whilst relishing expression and frededom of ideas. 

Her teaching explores the essential formal Art elements and is rooted in appreciation of contextual Modern Art. She continually promotes students’ own artistic expression, and inspires Art learners of all types and aptitudes.

@c_meese2019

Kirsten Baron

Kirsten Baron

Kirsten started her Art education at Reigate School of Art & Design and at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design (now UCA), graduating with a BA Hons in Graphic Design & Illustration. Since then, she has established her own Art practice in Reigate, with work shown in local galleries and exhibitions. Her main work is in printmaking, collage and painting.

Kirsten has been teaching since 2007, both in Further Education and Alternative Provision, and on a one-to-one basis. She enjoys helping students find their personal strengths and encourages experimentation and discovery. The focus is always on enjoying the process and finding new ways of expression.

When not teaching, making or looking at Art, Kirsten spends her time with her pack of retired greyhounds, gardening or playing music on a variety of instruments.

kirstenbaron.co.uk

 

Miffy Wilson

Miffy Wilson

Miffy has spent spent over two decades working for a range of companies and industries including financial services, automotive, creative, and tourism. She provides administrational, operational and most project management support always with a focus of implementing or improving processes and procedures. She makes running Inner Art smoother and easier!
 
Miffy lives in Reigate with her family, and has become part of the fabric of our Art tuitiion work within the local community. Through her expertise in caring for detail and keeping Inner Art organised, we're able to live in the big picture and concentrate on our Inner Art Vision.

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Katie Beth Hooper

Katie Beth Hooper

Katie Beth believes Art is for all and makes a fundamental difference to our lives. She taught Art in schools for over 15 years, and was a Deputy Head of House working in pastoral care and with those with extra educational needs for 6 of those. She has two daughters of her own.

Katie Beth graduated from Kingston University with an Illustration degree and Distinction for Life Drawing. She exhibited in West Sussex and London, and curated an Art exhibition in Carthage, Tunisia. She specialises in oil painting and has travelled extensively in Europe on location drawing trips. She worked as an Art Tutor for a special royal family, and also for Toyota UK.

Promoting wellbeing and alignment with our inner voice is her aim. ​She founded Inner Art in 2017.

katiebethart.co.uk