About your tutors

Our tutors are artists, practitioners and students of fine art who are committed to providing students with the tools and support they need to develop their own good practice.

Vivien Ayres

Vivien Ayres
Owner of Cheltenham School of Fine Art, Vivien studied Ceramics & 3D Design at Central School of Art in Holborn, London. After working and teaching in Texas, Louisiana and Nigeria, Vivien taught ceramics at Pitville Art College in Cheltenham.

Alexanda Woods

Alexanda Woods
Alexandra has recently taught in local schools, colleges and arts centres and has exhibited in London, across the UK as well as in Switzerland where she works in the winter as a ski instructor.

Stella Ashmeade

Stells Head
Stella is a Tewkesbury based artist and teacher with over 20 years’ experience of working with both children and adults. She gained a BEd (Hons) in Art & Design in Cheltenham and since then has worked in schools and studios, as well as owning her own mural painting business for a number of years. 

Visiting tutors

As a school we are open to wider thoughts and ideas and from time to time arrange for practising artists to come and run sessions at the school.