About me

Hello! I'm Ali, a figurative artist working mainly in oil and acrylic.  I have been teaching art to children, adults and families in Folkestone since 2014. 

Whatever their age, my students learn the technical skills and principles that are the bedrock of art practice - perspective, light and shadow, scale, colour mixing, paint handling - while never losing sight of the fact that it is their individuality and own way of seeing that takes their art from good to great.

I studied Art History at the University of London; Drawing, Painting and Printmaking at the Royal Drawing School in Shoreditch and Portraiture at the Heatherley School of Fine Art in Chelsea, I have a PGCE from the University of Greenwich and have worked in a variety of educational settings abroad and at home, including Kensington and Chelsea College where I was a Course Director. I am DBS checked, and have public liability insurance.

Please call me with any enquiries on  07821 361 050


Art with Ali

Studio @ Blank Canvas Cafe

48 Guildhall Street

Folkestone CT20 1EE


07821 361 050

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