Irina (Tutor in London)
Tel Aviv University
Theatre Arts Design
Information about Irina
I have been teaching art for nearly 20 years. I teach drawing, painting and sculpture. I also teach papier-mâché technique to make masks and puppets.
I am a professional Theatre Stage and Costume Designer (M.F.A. graduated in 2004), and I have worked in many theatre productions in UK and abroad, as a stage, set and costume designer as well as a puppet maker. My latest theatre design works (in 2018) are with Xameleon Theatre Productions in London: "The Little Prince" (after Saint-Exupéry`s tale), "Heart of a Dog" (Mikhail Bulgakov) - in both productions I made stage, props and costume design.
For the last eight years I have also worked as a sculptor. I work in clay and my sculptors have been displayed in several exhibitions in London: in Royal Society of British Artists, in The Society Women Artists, in Cork Street Open Exhibition, in Mall Galleries and others.
I divide my time between teaching art , my theatre design projects and my sculptures.
Availability: My availability is flexible, I teach during the week and weekends as well.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: I have about 20 years experience teaching painting, drawing, sculpture and crafts making to individuals and groups.
My teaching experiences are:
- group art lessons for children from 4-12 years old
- Individual art lessons to any age, including GCSE, A-level and University.
I have an experience in supporting pupils in GCSCE and Alevel art projects, aiding with composing sketchbook, and coming up with ideas for exam final pieces.
My previous pupils have achieved no lower than A* or A in art alevel and GCSE. In addition, I have experience in preparing portfolios for application to art scholarships, as well as preparing the students for scholarship interview questions.
Furthermore, I help compose portfolio for university and art school applications, with my students passing interviews and gaining offers for art/design based subjects, at universities such as Sheffield, Edinburgh, Oxford Brookes and the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL).
Based on your desire, I can tutor you in a range of media, including
- painting: watercolour, ink, acrylic, oil
- mixed media and collage
- puppet making: paper-mache, foam puppets,
- ceramics/ sculpture
- model making: stage model making, model making to scale, architectural model making
Feedback For Irina (2)
Irina is a fantastic and inspiring tutor. She is always well prepared, reliable, punctual. Her approach is friendly and flexible. She has an amazing wealth of knowledge about so many aspects of art. My daughter loves sessions with Irina. Additionally Irina helped my daughter to pass an exam with a great score. Looking forward to working with Irina as she is an outstanding tutor and we would highly recommend her as a top tutor. Thank you Irina. All my family is grateful for your support!!!
Tutors Response :
Ewelina, thank you for your review! It has been a pleasure to watch Maya develop and progress as an artist, and passing her art exam!
Irina is a brilliant teacher. She is very knowledgable and good at teaching. We learn quickly with her because she shows us a right technique. We are very happy to have Irina as a teacher.
Tutors Response :
Thank you for your feedback Sarah! It`s a pleasure to teach you and your daughter.