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Art Workshops & Classes

I  run occassional art workshops in painting and drawing techniques, currently from Doodles Ceramic Studio in Marchmont, on Monday evenings. I usually run a block of two workshops at a time on consecutive weeks, where we often start some pieces of work the first evening and finish them on the second evening.  These sessions are designed to be fun and relaxing, for beginners or improvers wishing to carve out a bit of creative time for themselves, while learning new art techniques. 


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TO BOOK please email me back, stating which nights you'd like to book for. Payment can be made in advance by bank transfer, or on the night in cash. (To be fair to everyone, I will require full payment if you cancel a booking with less than 7 days notice.)


Acrylic Painting Classes!

February & March 2020

I have booked the following dates with Doodles Ceramics studio in Marchmont, and am planning

to run a new "Acrylic Painting" course over these nights: 

10th & 17th Feb, plus 16th & 23rd March

You can book for all four nights (£80) or individual nights at £24 each. Email me on to book. 

10th Feb: Working with Tone

(CANCELLED due to snowy weather - this session ran on 17th Feb instead)
We will work with a limited palette to understand the importance of using tonal range in our

paintings, including some compositional exercises as well as a more developed painting.

Working from small still life objects (e.g. fruits and vegetables), we will study light and shade

using tonal range.  

17th Feb: Mixing Colour 

(This session will now run on Monday 16th March)
A session to get to grips with mixing a range of colours from existing paint tubes, to create a more

natural and integrated look in your paintings. Exploring warm and cool colours, as well as opaque

and transparent. Working from landscape photographs (or your own sketches).   

16th March: Exploring Texture

(This session will now run on Monday 23rd March) 
Working with different brushes and improvised tools to create lively mark making, and building up

interesting surfaces. I will also bring along some acrylic mediums for you to try out. Working on a

largely abstract basis, but with ideas sparked from your own photos or sketches.

POSTPONED Tutored Studio Time (may now run in April)

In this session you are free to bring along any acrylic paintings you have been working on, or start

a new one in class, and I will give individual support and mentoring on how to address any

problems or further develop the work. (NB For anyone who has missed an earlier class, I can

provide materials for developing a new painting concentrating on one of those aspects, if you prefer)


I think this course will really improve your painting skills, so please do come along and have a go! 
ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED as usual, but if you prefer to use your own brushes feel free to

bring them along. 

Also, I will be providing paper suitable for painting on, but if you would like to start a painting on

a small canvas or board (or a larger one, for finishing at home) feel free to bring one in,

ready-prepared to paint on. 

Sheila x 








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