Anne Lewington will be demonstrating 'Beginning with oils'.

Anne was born into a working class family and attended Watford Girls’ Grammar School. When she was sixteen she got an interview at The Slade School of Art but crumbled under interrogation. Accepting a place at St. Martin’s, she spent an unbearable year fighting a system obsessed with conceptual art, when all she wanted to do was paint.  She then took up a teaching post at a primary school in Brixton and, finding she had a taste and some talent for teaching, went on to a teachers’ training college connected to Reading University; it was there that she gained her B. Ed degree in Fine Art.