Preparation for leading independent schools,
universities and art colleges.

Our services include mentoring,
one-to-one tuition and portfolio preparation

Established in 2011,
the department is led by artist Darren Marshall


Our Art services include mentoring, one-to-one tuition, portfolio preparation, HomeStay tuition, mock interviews and exam preparation.

Our services include:

  • Mentoring of clients for the duration of the project to ensure the best outcome possible;
  • One-to-one tuition with handpicked specialized art tutors, many with international profiles as artists and a wealth of educational experience;
  • Portfolio preparation for applications to Foundation and Degree courses and for applications to school art scholarships at 9+ and 11+;
  • HomeStay tuition and mentoring in the countryside just outside of London, enabling students to participate in intensive residential art tuition in a rural setting, with visits to London galleries easily available. Students of any age can stay for any duration to work on their projects or simply enjoy an ‘art holiday’ away from home.
  • Mock interviews;
  • Exam preparation;
  • Gallery visits;
  • Assistance with current schoolwork to help optimize grades;


Art Consultation: £1000 (plus VAT)
This extensive, personalised and in-depth report follows a one to one consultation meeting between our head of art and the client. We respond to the students work, their objectives, and advise you on the best possible options available. This process has often lead to students pursuing study and career paths they previously didn’t know where available to them, and helped them understand how their creativity and talent can be best expressed.

Art Mentoring: £1000- £1300 (plus VAT) per month
Mentoring often follows a consultation, and involves our head of art Darren Marshall personally overseeing the project and being the point of contact for the client.

Tuition: £75-85 P HR
After an initial appraisal of the project by our head of art, a tutor is handpicked to with the student. This ensures that the skill set and experience of the tutor matches the requirements of the task at hand.

Art HomeStay Programme: £ Enquire with BM team
We can arrange short or long term residential stays with our head of art and his family in the countryside just outside of London, combining a peaceful, calm and interesting environment for making art with easy access to London and its galleries and museums. 

Please contact us with any enquires you might have regarding art education and we will arrange the guidance required to achieve you aims.


Summer art classes

"I’m so sorry that I can’t say thank you and goodbye in person. The girls made chocolates for you and decorated cards. Thankyou so much for teaching and taking care of my nieces. They are totally in love with your class. I really appreciate your efforts and work. I will definitely be in contact with you for other tutoring opportunities.”

Summer art classes for two students aged 8 and 9 years old

11+ art scholarship at Bryanston

“A achieved this result from the hard work and the support of his talented tutors; you gave him a great support to achieve this result. We are lucky to have you as a teacher. Thank you.”

Successful application to 11+ art scholarship at Bryanston following period of mentoring and tuition

A* at A Level & Central Saint Martins

"Thank you very much! I do appreciate all the work you done with A - tutoring, advising, managing the process of the portfolio preparation, supporting her during application submitting period! We are very happy that A has had an offer from Central Saint Martins. It was her first choice university. Hope for future cooperation with you.”

Successful application to Central Saint Martin's Art Foundation course, following mentoring of client to A* at A Level.

A* at A Level & Goldsmith

“Thank you very much! I got on to my first choice course and I am now a student at Goldsmiths University (contemporary and modern history of art). I would not have been able to score so high without your help. You pushed me very hard and inspired to create more. Thank you so much to both of you, it's been a great journey!”

Success in gaining A* at A Level and first choice university course at Goldsmiths University.

A* at A Level & Architectural Association

"We are absolutely happy with V receiving excellent grades and joining the Architectural Association, and so is V herself. I would like to thank you for helping and guiding V all the way from choosing art for her future career to joining one of the best universities. You are a great expert, your contribution to her success has been enormous, and we all appreciate it."

Success in gaining A* at A Level and first choice university course at the prestigious Architectural Association In London.

US universities

"This is really great stuff. It makes for an impressive slide show. We will be uploading his portfolio to all 17 of our applications. What makes it impressive is that he has not done art at Eton. The two of you have accomplished precisely what we set out to achieve a year ago. Thanks again and bravo!”

Successful applications made to US universities. The student, who didn’t study art at Eton, worked with us to create a portfolio of work to enhance his application and show his credentials as a student of broad interests and abilities.

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