Teaching and Coaching

This page will help you find out about Kim's teaching for groups or individuals, and coaching for artists who tutor.


Kim Whitby B.Ed (Hons)Art, MA Fine Art.

Kim has an art teaching degree and has taught for organisations, galleries, private groups, societies, museums, colleges, classes academies and also individuals. Please use the contact page to message me  for more information.

Her flexibility and experience as an educator, has lead her to teach through from three year olds to ninety year old learners. She has taught across the primary sector, including in Special Educational settings with children. Since completing her own MA she especially enjoys teaching the skills, concepts and knowledge required for adults to develop their own artistic capabilities. She has worked with memory groups of older artists, on art excursions and  has experience delivering virtual learning.

She has a degree specialism in art teaching and early years from King Alfred’s College in Winchester, and has a Fine Art Masters Degree from Aberystwyth University.

She holds a current and portable DBS (formerly CRB) and is insured with a-n artists insurance.

“In 2012 I went back to college myself to complete a part time Masters Degree in Fine Art. I was frustrated with my own artwork and knew as an educationalist, that by putting myself in a setting where art was taught all the time, and surrounding myself with experienced art tutors, that I would get further faster….and as you get older you want to get as far as you can as fast as you can. However my educational experienced turned out to be a multifaceted  process. By becoming a formal learner again, I  did indeed become a better artist, but I also inadvertently became a better teacher. By a process of reflecting on what I learnt, how I learnt and what helped me to develop I gained an insight into adult learning in a first hand manner. This now enables me to empathetically fascilitate the learning of fellow artists, at all their individual and differing artistic stages”.  Kim Whitby 2020

Education and Qualifications

Aberystwyth University, Master of Fine Art, 2012-2014.
Winchester, King Alfred’s College, Art Bachelor of Education Honours Degree, 1989-1993 Carmarthen College of Technology and Art, Foundation Art Course, 1987-1988.
Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron, Wales, A level Art and Design.

Private tuition available. Kim is currently based in Fareham, Hampshire. She will travel to teach.


Are you an artist without a formal teaching background, who has been asked to teach and would like a little support planning how to go about it?

I am able to offer teaching guidance in a collaborative coaching style, enabling you to present a coherent and effective learning experience where you can share your artistic expertise with confidence.

Complete confidentiality assured. Virtual. Informal. Friendly. Experienced. An hour can really help!

Drop me a message via my contact page, or DM me on Instagram.

Here’s some feedback from a happy artist client I worked with for an hour….

“I don’t think that could have gone any better! I did my guinea pig run and took a few boring things…..and it went by the numbers.  The new technology……kept me on the straight and narrow but more importantly, everyone loved it. I got great interaction from them and they produced some great work!…Thank you so much for your help. There was a woman there who attended my last workshop. She came over at the end and said how completely different this one had been and how much she had enjoyed it.” BR Artist


A few comments from student artists…although Kim is usually so busy supporting learners on a teaching day that she always forgets to ask for reviews. Do drop her a line if she has taught you and you’d like to add a comment. Many thanks!

“Art Academy watercolour and ink course – Kim Whitby is an excellent teacher.  She is well-organised, uses appropriate resources, manages time well, has an easy and friendly manner and freely offers the benefit of her own considerable skills and experience.During the Watercolour and Ink course at The Art Academy I felt that I learned a lot about materials and techniques, produced some work with which I am pleased and thoroughly enjoyed myself at the same time.” GH@AAL2019

“Through this 10 days class I feel I’ve learned so much about Watercolour and Inks and, most importantly, how to find my own language. Everything in a fun and supportive environment in which we learned a lot. Kim encouraged us to tackle large scales, tried some Plein Air and quick sketches from life: a class that taught us to explore painting and drawing beyond the medium itself.” SL@AAL 2019

“…good because [the] pace and the exercises are all great. The day progresses well and builds on prior week. Great slides too!” AAL 2017

“I enjoyed my 10 week course with you at the Art Academy very very much – even though I found painting in watercolours my greatest challenge……….I found my time with you and all the other students to be a gr8 experience.  You demonstrated so many ways to paint, including figure drawing and still life.  You are an excellent,  gifted, and patient teacher and were able to teach us so much about this complicated media.  Anyone who’s thinking of learning to paint in watercolours should book  up early with you in order to get a place and enjoy this wonderful relaxing fun time……..Cheers to you  Kim.” DY@AAL 2017

“I’m learning lots – teaching [us] concrete techniques….incremental….lots of feed back!!” AAL 2017

“Interesting, varied and well presented” L@LAGM

“Very good, covered a lot” RJ@LAGM

“I like the practice sessions and looking at everyone’s art and commenting” AAL 2017

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