Ria van Rooyen

tutors-profile-ria-van-rooyen11To encourage students, I love to teach to celebrate their creative self, and power of play while they walk the creative path. Through my 35 years of painting I discovered that I had to be passionate about what I do, and that this, and only this, helps me to be creative, and produce a successful piece of art. It is from the eye to the heart, and then from the heart to the hand. You see, you love, and then you paint.

Artist students in my class are encouraged not to neglect their painting. The more we practice reaching into and prodding the unknown, the more we see that it is the only place to be and the most rewarding for us as creators. In my personal life, I love to see in my artwork life, light and energy. Don’t show me a painting with nothing happening, a painting needs to tell a story. I love abstract and realism equally. I teach in all mediums and believe that anyone can learn how to paint. Last but not least, a student’s capacity to create is unlimited.

In my class you will learn to capture and manipulate light in your work, and experiment with new and unusual panting tools and surfaces. Break the ‘rules’ of colour composition that inhibit your creativity. Create your own dynamic designs for paintings with more impact. Enhance your work with a touch of fantasy and recapture the magic you remember from childhood. Move beyond traditional 2-dimensional painting into 3-D reconstruction. Here at UXBRIDGE we love to teach you no matter what your level of skill. Celebrating your creative self can help make your artistic dreams a reality!