October 2020 update- Workshops are currently on hold due to restrictions and the difficulties in planning ahead. However I hope to be able to offer something again soon, so let me know if you would like to be kept informed. I have left the examples below to give an idea of what’s available.
Each term I run a series of one off workshops at my studio. These are designed to give a more in-depth lesson in using specific media or techniques, or the opportunity to concentrate on a particular subject, such as life drawing.
Workshops are suitable for all abilities as I start with a demonstration and then work with individuals to help them get the best from the session. Tea, coffee and cake are provided but please bring a packed lunch to the classes which run over lunchtime. Booking is essential as numbers are limited.
Pastels - Tidelines.
Tuesday 21st January 2020. 10am-2.30pm. £50 - Full.
Additional date added - Monday 3rd February 2020. 10am-2.30pm
This soft pastel workshop will focus on the waters edge, where sand meets sea. Looking at techniques for painting wet sand, receding tidelines and waves.
Mosaic Weekend. (Limited availability)
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th February 2020. 10am-4.30pm, Tuesday 11th, 7.30-9pm (for grouting).
Over the weekend you will learn the whole process of creating mosaics from vitreous glass tiles. You will be taught everything from cutting techniques to use of suitable materials, how to create an effective design, positioning tiles for maximum effect and how to grout the finished piece.
Monday 9th March 2020. 10am-1pm. £50 - Full.
Contact me for further dates
Drawing the human figure from a live model is how artists have traditionally been taught to draw. Observation and proportion apply to whatever art form you enjoy and this is still a fantastic way to improve your skills. This workshop is suitable for those who are new to life drawing and those who wish to develop their skills further.
Monday 23rd March 2020. 10am-2.30pm. £50
During this workshop we will work through the techniques required to paint successful landscapes in watercolour. The emphasis will be on keeping colours fresh and avoiding overworking. This workshop is suitable for beginners and improvers.
Sketchbook Day at Beecraigs Country Park
Beecraigs offers a great setting for developing sketchbook skills. Offering trees, woodland, water and views of the Forth for inspiration.