2019 Workshop Instructors

Kirsty Partridge

Workshop 1: Realistic Drawing with Charcoal

Kirsty Partridge is a self-taught artist who specializes in creating photo-realistic drawings with charcoal and colored pencil, as well as more expressive paintings with watercolor. Kirsty was studying biomedical science at Warwick University before deciding she wanted to follow her true passion of becoming a full time artist. It has been 3 years since and Kirsty is close to surpassing 500,000 subscribers on her art channel on YouTube, Kirsty Partridge Art. In her videos, Kirsty teaches her drawing and painting techniques for a range of different mediums and subject matters. In total, her art channel has amassed over 21 million views. However, business for Kirsty really started to boom a year ago when she decided to offer in depth real time art tutorials on Patreon for a small monthly fee. Kirsty has over 1,500 students currently signed up for her online art tutorials and has become one of the highest earning creators on Patreon.

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Alphonso Dunn

Workshop 2: Urban Sketching Essentials

Alphonso Dunn is a consummate draftsman, illustrator and art instructor. He is the author of the bestsellers Pen & Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide and Pen & Ink Drawing Workbook, popular among art-lovers seeking to learn the essentials of pen and ink drawing. He is a graduate of the New York Academy of Art and an award-winning artist, with work found in private collections in the US and worldwide. Currently, he is working on his latest book project, creating new art, and sharing art instruction with his over 480,000 followers on YouTube. With hundreds of free tutorials on drawing, pen and ink, watercolor, and more, Alphonso Dunn’s YouTube channel has become a trusted resource for quality art instruction.


Myriam Tillson

Workshop 3: Intro to Painting with Gouache

Myriam Tillson is a French artist living and working in London, in the UK. She is mostly self and peer-taught, and after working in the film and entertainment industry as a prosthetic make-up artist, and using her overactive imagination to fuel her career, she decided to turn her attention more fully to creating her own work, and became a freelance illustrator and painter.

She works mainly traditionally, with gouache and watercolor as her primary mediums, and focuses on a figurative but stylized aesthetic, with a fair share of dark and fantastical elements. Her pieces relate heavily to mental health, psychology, the natural world and the human condition, and explore those themes in depth, with an often strange and surreal twist. Despite her slightly eerie visuals, she is a naturally joyful and enthusiastic person, and enjoys sharing her experiences and knowledge as a freelance artist online, mainly on her YouTube channel.