Meet Our Tutors

The Creative Dimension Trust has enlisted an impressive host of very talented, award winning tutors to lead our exciting workshops.

Find out more about the tutors leading our brand new series of online summer workshops this July and August below.


Jose Hendo is a Ugandan-born British eco-sustainable designer who takes a fresh approach to fashion design, challenging the throwaway culture. Founder of the José Hendo brand, Bark To The Roots (B2TR) initiative and the R^3 Campaign, Jose Hendo has won multiple awards. She promotes the use of organic, eco- textiles and recycled materials to create unique – often avant-garde -garments, and accessories for both women and men. She supports ethical values and the environment.

Find out more about Jose’s upcoming online Home Eco-Fashion Face Mask workshop here.


Sarah Hocombe is a world renowned fresco painter who has practiced for a variety of exciting, international clients over the past 30 years.

Find out more about Sarah’s upcoming online Grisaille and Stencilling workshops.


Rian Kanduth is a decorative surface specialist and one of the UK’s most experienced gilding conservators. With over 25 years experience, Rian’s specialisms involve all aspects of Gilding. After graduating in Conservation from the City & Guilds London Art School, she has completed projects in both private and public sectors with some of her clients including English Heritage, The National Trust, Mercers Company, The Fishmongers, the V&A Museum and Seven Dials (to name a few!).

Find out more about Rian’s upcoming online Penwork workshop here.


Amy Burt teaches Technical Hand Embroidery for the RSN’s Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Hand Embroidery, partnered with the University of Creative Arts, as well as teaching at the London Embroidery School. Amy also works as a freelance embroiderer in the fashion industry. She worked as a Senior Embroiderer at the British Haute Couture fashion house Ralph & Russo for over 4 years and often freelances for fashion houses such Alexander McQueen and Erdem.

Find out more about Amy’s upcoming online Tattoo Inspired Hand Embroidered Motif workshop here.


Claire Whelan has studied constructed textile design in London and, alongside her weaving activities, also works at The Cass School of Art, Architecture & Design teaching constructed textiles. Claire has been awarded the Clothworkers Foundation Award 2017/2018 in conjunction with Cockpit Arts and moved to the Deptford studios in July 2017.

Find out more about Claire’s upcoming online Weave It! Weave It! workshop here.


Adam Williamson is an award-winning sculptor, he exhibits internationally and has undertaken a long list of prestigious commissions including HRH the Prince of Wales, NYU, Spotify USA, Oxford University, Shakespeare’s Globe London, Kew Gardens and Westminster Abbey.

Find out more about Adam’s upcoming online Geometric Drawing workshop here.


Rene Gonzalez is a London based artist whose work reflects on the role of myth, folk art and magical realism in modern secular societies. His canvases feature dream-like landscapes and characters and colourful, dramatic visual language, carrying on from his background as a graffiti artist and mural painter in Costa Rica.

Find out more about Rene’s upcoming online Introduction to Illustration and Painting workshop here.