All our teachers are professional practicing artists with teaching expertise.


Sally-Ann Johns is an Edinburgh-based artist and tutor who graduated from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen in 1999 with a BA (Hons) in Design and Craft. She then went on to receive her Master’s in Product and Furniture from the Edinburgh College of Art 2007.

Since then, she has had her work showcased in collections across the globe, including in New York, London, Amsterdam, and Singapore. She has been featured by many of the UK’s premier galleries and at art fairs worldwide.

The genesis of her art came about whilst she was studying for her Master’s at Edinburgh Art College. Sally became captivated by lighting and perspective, in particular the way in which gold captures and reflects. From there, she developed her first collection, a series of pastel drawings surrounded with gold leaf and handmade frames. Since then she has made these ideas a recurring theme of her work, asking the audience to consider how framing and light work as a piece of the art itself, and how these shifts in perspective affect perception.

She is a member of the Scottish Art Union, as well as being public liability insured and PVG checked. She also has years of experience when it comes to working with children, and is the founder of Under The Wing. Read more about her story here.

“Studying art is about more than just learning how to draw lines, it teaches students how to be creative thinkers and explore their own imagination.”


Kelly-Anne Cairns is an art tutor and exhibiting artist based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Having graduated from the Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen in 1999 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, she has since achieved widespread acclaim and recognition for her work, including nominations for the BP Portrait and Scottish Portrait awards, and has exhibited across Scotland, London, New York and Amsterdam.

Her work is available through galleries and by contacting her directly, and she undertakes both private and portrait commissions. Her portraiture work focuses on the combination of realistic representations of figures and gentle contours juxtaposed with blocks of beautiful patterns and a luxuriant colour palette.

Beyond this, she has a wide range of skills and expertise, including mosaics, glass painting, spray painting, life drawing, figure painting, oil painting, portraits, and mixed media painting. When it comes to her classes and tutoring, she prides herself on a friendly and informative approach, one that aims to build confidence and inspire students of every background and skill level.

As a tutor, Kelly-Anne has over 20 years of experience teaching art workshops for both adults and children, and is PVG checked. See her art here.


Moyra Stewart is an award winning ceramic artist working predominantly in Naked Raku.

During her long career in clay she has worked with children and adults in schools, community centres, art galleries and museums.

Moyra makes handbuilt sculptural forms and vessels, her deep love of the wilds informs the organic shapes and rocklike patterns.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries across the UK, in Canada, USA and Japan.

“I have been working with clay for over forty years, it still excites me, I’m still learning and I watch my students make beautiful work and become as engrossed as I am. I believe that being creative nourishes the soul and I am always looking for new ways to make clay making more accessible to everybody”


Rosemary Taylor is an Edinburgh based artist and educator who has both a BA(Hons) in Fine Art and a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Fine Art Practice from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee.

This has been the basis for her career as an educator, having spent many years teaching in public and private settings, her services are now highly sought after.  As an artist she has been continuously developing and refining her process, leading to much acclaim in the form of national and international recognition, with exhibitions throughout Scotland.

In both her art and teaching her passions lies with using a variety of media to express her themes and interests, which includes drawing, painting, and mixed media.


Ruth Watt has spent most of her life dedicated to the art of crafting, progressing from early homemade pieces to the intricate and deeply personal commissions she takes on as a part of her Ellie and the Rubester Papercuts business. Alongside her business, she also runs workshops in and around Edinburgh where she teaches others the basics and essentials of the craft of papercutting.

Using the simple tools of a sheet of paper and a sharp blade, Ruth transforms the personal details she’s given into a unique and deeply sentimental piece of art to commemorate any occasion- births, engagements, wedding, memorials, birthday celebrations, and more.




Studio 48
25 Beaverhall Road
Edinburgh EH7 4JE

+44 (0) 7956 059483


Studio 48
25 Beaverhall Road
Edinburgh EH7 4JE

+44 (0) 7956 059483