Brushstrokes Courses Freelance Member

Member Bio

Brushstrokes Courses provides art instruction and courses, building creative confidence in a variety of artistic skills, from drawing to painting. Students are given individual support and taught technique whilst encouraged to explore their own style.

Each Brushstrokes course is designed to accommodate, grow, and challenge artists at every level. Beginners will experience encouragement partnered with a fun teaching style. Intermediate students will be challenged to push themselves. Established artists will find new inspiration or engage with novel mediums to round their craft. Each week’s lessons build on the week prior, creating habits and artistic tools that will stick for life.

Free from institutional restraints, Brushstrokes puts student wellbeing back at the heart of the classes. Laura draws on her background in social work, PGCE training, and over a decade of teaching experience to ensure students are supported. If you want to learn the history of art, the context of a piece of work, build your creative confidence, develop technical skill, brush up on your existing skills, or be inspired, then Brushstrokes Courses is for you.
Courses are now accessible both online and in-person at The Flamingo Centre.

Brushstrokes Courses has also run art classes for The Little Green Paint Company, Barnardos and given a talk for The National Careers Service, Honda & YTKO.

Key People

Laura Truesdale

Laura gained her BA in Art from the University of Reading in 2013 and went onto to achieve her PGCE in Secondary School Art Teaching in 2016. Since receiving Qualified Teacher Status in 2017, she has taught in the local community, before establishing Brushstrokes Courses in January 2020.