Art with Ali

The Studio @ Blank Canvas Cafe

48 Guildhall Street


CT20 1EE

Tel: 07821 361 050

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I am a practising artist, living and working in Folkestone who has had a passion for art for as long as I can remember. As a girl, my very best thing was my Saturday Art club, which I looked forward to all week.  I'm still in touch with friends I made there, and all of us have ended up working in the visual arts, in one way or another. At Art with Ali I hope to inspire the same lifelong love of art in my students that my teacher did in me.


I studied Art History at the University of London, Portraiture at Heatherley School of Art, and have a PGCE from the University of Greenwich. I have worked in a variety of educational settings at home and abroad, including Kensington and Chelsea College where I was a Course Director. However, I have learned most about teaching and even art from the young people I teach, whose creativity is truly inspiring.


The urge to draw must be deep within us because children love to do it


Jo, mum of Olivia

“Ali is amazing. Her patience with children is endless”