Quoted from Connection Magazine, May 2018


“New weekly Art Classes are coming to Bidford this summer run by Wickhamford based Artist and Teacher Jen Beetson. Following the successful start of Art Room Broadway, her weekly evening session of Landscape Painting in Broadway, Jen is looking to establish a similar fun and welcoming group called Art Room Bidford and is extending her course provision to include Drawing and Printmaking.  This year Jen set up The Colour Club; her own independent business as a professional Fine Artist and Art Educator. This follows ten years as a secondary school Art Teacher, leaving Stratford Girls’ Grammar School in 2017 after three years as Joint Head of Art. She is passionate about providing space and opportunities for creativity across every age; which currently extends from 18 months to over 70! As well as Art Room Broadway, Jen runs busy weekend Storytelling and Art workshops called “The Colour Club” for families in Winchcombe and Cheltenham,  After School Animation and Art Clubs for Primary and Secondary children around Gloucestershire and is now planning Summer Art Courses at Winchcombe School for children age 10+.

“ I love the freedom that running my own business has given me. It has allowed me to engage with a really diverse audience that come looking for a sense of creative community. I help them to develop their skills and confidence with materials and we all go home with big smiles on our faces. As a mother to twin toddlers and an 8 year old, it is important for me to maintain a space for my own creativity and, as well as making my paintings, I love to teach!”

Art Room Bidford will take place on Mondays at Crawford Memorial Hall. Drawing and Printmaking will cover a broad range of wet and dry media including pastels, charcoal and inks. You might develop your ideas into lino cuts, monoprints and collographs. Landscape Painting will mainly focus on acrylics after a sound knowledge of colour theory and mixing is gained. Please contact Jen Beetson with any questions by email colour-in@hotmail.co.uk or by phone on 07765156877. For prices and dates please go to www.colourclubspace.space All ages and abilities are welcome!”