I am currently teaching workshops at these Banbury venues. For further information, either contact the venue or myself:
  • MONDAY 10am - 1pm "Great Bourton Art Group", Great Bourton Village Hall. We meet every single Monday except for Bank Holidays and around the Christmas period. Each week a different subject, theme or medium is used. The group is a mixed ability group, but all lessons are taught either step-by-step or by a demonstration at the beginning. £13 per session.
  • MONDAY 7pm-9pm Evening Watercolour class, held at The Artery art shop in Parsons Street. A weekly class for intermediate and mixed ability students. Beginner are also welcome. Not held on Bank Holidays. £12 per session
  • TUESDAY 2pm-4:30pm "Acrylics for All", held at The Artery art shop in Parsons Street, is a fortnightly class to suit anyone painting in acrylics. A mixed ability group. £12 per session
  • WEDNESDAY 2pm-4:30pm Drawing Class held at The Artery in Parsons Street, all aspects of drawing taught. Mixed Ability. £12 per session
  • WEDNESDAY 1pm-1:45pm "The Lunchtime Artist" class, held at The Artery art shop in Parsons Street. 45 minutes of fun bite-sized art sessions every fortnight. Aimed at any beginners, and intermediate. £5 per session
  • THURSDAY 10am-12:30pm "Art for the Anxious" class, held weekly at The Artery art shop. A different subject each week, but the same medium for one whole month.  All abilities welcome, but beginners encouraged. All materials provided. £15 per session.
  • THURSDAY 2pm-4:30pm "Watercolour Challenged" aimed at intermediate students of watercolours, although it is largely mixed ability. £12 per session. This session is a repeat of the Monday evening class.
  • FRIDAY 1:30pm-4pm "Watercolours for Beginners". Watercolour class aimed at beginners. £12 per session.
 I am also occasionally available for One To One Tuition at the rate of £20 per hour. Please contact me for availability. You choose the subject, you choose the medium. A perfect way of tailoring your learning.


My style and techniques are broad and flexible, developed over years of training and experience. When working on a commission, I can cater the style, technique, subject and colour to suit your requirements.
When teaching, I firmly believe that demonstration and modelling are key to the learning process, therefore this are always a feature of my sessions. In order that all students can gain maximum benefit from a tutorial, I often find myself painting upside down - although this is not compulsory! For a taste of my tuition style you can click here to view one of my Youtube tutorials.


"A down to earth approach - combined with step-by-step instruction, passion for the subject and sense of humour makes Barry a very popular tutor." - Daler-Rowney

"This tutor's love of nature and atmosphere is evident from his work." - Leisure Painter magazine.

"Wonderful instruction and encouragement from the tutor" Christene , student

"The tutor teaches, demonstrates and supports his students at every stage." John. Student

"The one to one tuition is a great bespoke service, where he tailors your requirements to each lesson. i have learned much more from Barry than I ever did in many years of art classes. He has a knack of making difficult subjects seem accessible." Marie, student

"Aroused my interest in a new medium. Made me look at things in a new light." Brian, student