Art Tutor and Owner Jaclyn Stuart graduated from Grays School of Art in 2000. She was also a lecturer in Art and Design at both Elmwood college and Adam Smith college in Fife until 2011 when she started Eden Art.
She is married and has 2 boys .
She likes beach combing and baking. You can see Jaclyn's own art work by heading over to
MY ART PRACTICE: I graduated with a BA HONs Fine Art from Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, year 2000 and have been creating artwork ever since. In my personal art work I love to use images from life, nature or found objects such as blossom, boats, broken pottery, birds, hands and eyes and use these in an out of context way. By taking the image out of its normal context, it helps me use these images to create metaphors and symbols to explore themes like the beauty and fragility of life, brokenness and repair, loss and restoration.
MY ART CLASSES:
I ran an art teaching business in Aberdeen before moving to Fife where I lectured in art and design at Elmwood college and Adam Smith college. Upon Elmwood college closing the art department, I decided to use my knowledge and skills to set up my own business. I want to teach the fundamentals of art to all ages and I noticed a gap in peoples learning. Elements such as perspective, measuring, observation, tonal work and colour theory are the basis of my classes.
Eden Art was created to help people of all ages learn the craftmanship of art and develop their own expression. Classes were set up in St Andrews for adults and children so that they can learn these techniques and at the same time find their artistic voice and express it with confidence. Eden art for a time developed into a small arts and craft hub which offered dressmaking and other craft based courses. A number of different tutors ran these courses. I am now the sole tutor, with over 20 years experience teaching in Scotland and abroad, offering a wide variety of fine art classes for adults and children.
1995-1996 NC Portfolio of Art
1996-2000 BA Honours Fine Art Grays School of Art
2007 PDA Further Education
2003 Ceramic technician
2004-2006 Owner of brush up art classes Aberdeen
2006 Lecturer in Art and design at Adam Smith
2006-2011 Lecturer in Art And design at Elmwood College
2011 - present Owner of Eden Art St Andrews
2018 -present Tutor for flavours holiday company
1998 Coopers and Lybrand , Aberdeen, Galleria exhibition, Aberdeen
1999 Castle street exhibition, Aberdeen
1999 Clan gathering , St Andrews
2000 Grays school of Art degree show, Aberdeen
2002 Medditeraneo Bistro, Aberdeen
2002 Les Amis French restaurant, Aberdeen
2003 Rendezvous gallery, Aberdeen
2003 Petrofac oil company, Aberdeen
2003 Larks gallery, Ballater
2013 Clan gathering, Edinburgh
2014 Kings Factory Easter exhibition, Inverness
Painting live art and showing installation
2015 Inverness cathedral Easter exhibition, Inverness
2015 Solo show. The bee, the glory and the blossom, St Andrews
2017 Joint exhibition, White Spirit Arts , St Andrews
2017 Joint Exhibition, Kings church, Inverness.
2017 Artwork created into window for a church in Sweden
2018 Signs of Life exhibition, St Andrews and St George, Edinburgh
2018 There is Hope, St Andrews and George,Edinburgh
2018 Advent reflections exhibition, St Andrews
2019 Vessels exhibition , St Andrews
2019 Open Studios North East Fife, St Andrews
2019 Cupar Arts Trail, Luvians, Cupar
2019 Interview article in Your St Andrews magazine
2019 THAT charity auction, Dundee
2019 Macmillan Art Sale, Edinburgh
2020 Studio sale in aid of CLIC Sargent
2020 Journey through the garden online exhibition
2021 Artworks published in Ugandan book, Noble Tears
2021 John Byrne online group exhibition
2021 Fife North East Open Studios, Brunton
2022 Egg hunt, handmade eggs in Fife.
2022 Even the small things are known, solo show.
2022 Chasing the light, oil landscapes, solo show
2023 Hope City Church, Edinburgh, Easter exhibition.
2023 Open studio