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. 


Workshop topics to date have included Expressive Flower Painting,  Drawing with ink & wash, Mixed Media Landscapes, Mixed Media Flowers, Draw Your Own Christmas Cards, & Drawing Nature. 


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I have two upcoming workshops running on:


21st & 28th January 2019 (2 night workshop) "Painting Wildlife with Acrylics"

£45 total, including ALL MATERIALS  


25th February & 4th March (book for 1 or 2 nights) "Contemporary Still Life"

£45 total, including ALL MATERIALS 



 "Painting Wildlife with Acrylics" (2 night workshop)
Following on from my 50 Day Painting Challenge, I thought you might like me to demonstrate how I go about making my small wildlife paintings!

Wk 1: Preparing interesting surfaces for painting on, discussion of colour palettes, composition, and starting techniques, commencing your own painting of a wildlife animal (using photo references);

Wk 2:Completing the painting started in week one, and making/starting a second painting on a prepared surface made in week 1



"Contemporary Still Life, using Acrylics"

Wk 1: Thinking about composition and colour, making small composition sketches, outlining the forms and introducing tone (light/dark), adding texture and brushtrokes with colour

Wk 2: Hyper-real still life  - we will do a small, highly detailed painting of an iconic afternoon tea item e.g. a Tunnock's teacake, a Caramel wafer or a Cuckoo's Bakery Cupcake! 


Please email me to book your place!

Grey Squirrel, 20 x 20cm, acrylic on wood panel

"Seal", 20 x 20cm, acrylic on wood panel

Images from Previous Workshops

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