Jeanette Barnes

We Explore Drawing

East, East Anglia, East Midlands, International, London/Home counties, North East, North West, Northern Ireland, Online/Virtual, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands
Specialising in
Architecture, Drawing
Educational phases
Adult, FE, HE, Middle, Primary, Secondary
Jeanette Barnes is an artist and educator. Her studio practice is based in London but she travels countrywide delivering drawing workshops for schools and colleges. She has won numerous awards and exhibits widely, her large drawings capturing the changing face of urban experience. She trained at the Royal Academy of arts and Royal College. For many years Jeanette taught for the Royal Academy of arts learning department, conducted workshops for teachers at the NSEAD and is currently a senior tutor at the Royal Drawing School. With her artist husband Paul Brandford she has established We Explore Drawing, a teaching partnership offering a range of practical art workshops from ages 8-18. The values that are key to her own drawing practice are communicated via her teaching. An inventive visual language, use of observation and imagination and the courage to trust one’s own instincts. Together these qualities encourage the student to create work with individuality rather than something which is formulaic or preconceived. Her book City Sketching Reimagined recently commissioned by Batsford books, is based upon decades of drawing on location in London and worldwide, it brings together ideas, experiences and exercises to pass on her enthusiasm for the subject.


We were blown away by how much our students progressed. loosened-up and the quality of work they created at Jeanette's direction. The work is going to form the foundation of our new GCSE project - we were so impressed by the sophistication of the work generated during the session.

 - Sas Mackie - Art teacher, Channing School

Contact details

Phone: 07880664423
Best contact times: Evenings after 6pm by phone, anytime by email