The Old Post Office Art & Therapy Centre


Our tutors here at the art and therapy centre have a considerable passion for teaching their particular art form, as well as great experience in mentoring, creating; tutoring and helping others. Quality is important to us and we believe that therapeutic and educational transformation is possible for every person who joins us in whatever activity they desire.

Karen Woodley

(MA Movement Psychotherapy MNCS (Accred.) – Therapist and Clinical Supervisor)

She is an open hearted and warm person who has been running many groups for children and adults of all abilities in creative movement for over twenty five years. She has studied and taught Affective touch education for many years and was Senior Session Leader and the Training Coordinator for the Touch Trust for the last decade. She has taught in Adult Education and Primary Schools and teaches the ‘Healing Power of Touch’ for children and adults who have additional learning needs’


 Martin Sotelano

An award-winning photographer born in Argentina, living in the UK since 2007.
His work has been published by magazines including I&M, Cosmopolitan, Noticias, Fotomundo, Foto-Objetivo among others. HeI was also a Professor in the Palermo University (Buenos Aires, Argentina) teaching digital printing and design.
Author of many books and articles related to Photography and Design. I was also the chairman of the Corel Draw Users Group in Argentina.
He had been working as a Photographer and Designer since 1980.

Tania Bryan

My Name is Tania Bryan I am the Life Drawing Tutor and Arts Development Manager here at The Old Post Office Art & Therapy Centre. My role is to lead and coordinate a collective of Artists in the development of art and crafts workshops.

I graduated From Howard Gardens UWIC in 2006 with a BA in Fine Art Painting and Drawing and went on to work as a College Lecturer teaching Art and Design at Coleg Gwent which I embraced for 12 years.

Working as a Lecturer gave me the experience and ability to teach a range of learning levels from pre GCSE, AS/A level to pre degree Level 4. 

I have a successful record within education where I would readily assume responsibility of managing a team of faculty in order to develop and implement a Pre Degree Foundation Course where by students were supported and taught the complex task of progressing on to higher education and to further a career within their specialist area. 

Throughout my teaching career I have taught anything from Life Drawing, Ceramics, Fine Art, Illustration, History and Graphics.

Veronica Branovic


Veronika has had a varied career working with charities and local authorities – with the main theme being connecting people with nature. She has had a strong connection herself with nature since childhood and felt the benefits first hand. After experiencing burnout and severe depression, she turned to nature again to reconnect with herself and with other people.

Tina Phillips

Contemporary Textile Artist

I have always been interested in textiles ever since childhood fascinated with textures and colours and how things are constructed. Luckily I was taught to sew, crochet and knit before the age of seven this started my journey of discovery; learning that there is more than one way to create something and the possibilities are endless. Studying courses at college, I then continued to do a degree in contemporary textiles at university followed by a PGC in teaching. I have been taught and inspired by many artists, known and unknown which have encouraged me to learn a wide range of skills and not be pigeon holed into one area. I am drawn to hand stitching and creating textures, using different techniques and materials.