Weekly Classes 2018

About the classes

I try to tailor things to the individual, so classes are not formally structured. However, most weeks I will give a short demonstration of a technique or an approach I’ve found useful, or have just been experimenting with, or will bring in something I’m working on to show how things progress. This year, along with some basics, I’m planning some wee demonstrations on shadow colours, increasing contrast using neutrals, loose sketching for warming up and composition planning, and techniques and tools for manipulating scale. Most of your time will be given to drawing and painting, and I will provide a variety of subjects every week to inspire you.



This year I’m moving venue for the sake of some more elbow room. It’s a bright room with good access and facilities (tea and coffee to hand, hugely important), and is still close to the M74 motorway. It is also a 5 – 10 minute walk from Larkhall train station, which is on a direct line from Glasgow (half an hour away).


Larkhall Community Centre

19 Montgomery Street





Saturday mornings, 10 – 1.30, with a wee break around 11.45


Block 1

March: 3, 10, 24

April: 7, 14


Block 2

May: 5, 12, 19, 26

June: 2 


Block 3

August: 18, 25

September: 1, 8, 15


Block 4

September: 22, 29

October: 6, 13, 20

Costs and booking

If you would like to come along, please let me know by email which block(s) you are booking for, and provide your name and a phone number where I can contact you (preferably a mobile number).

£90 per block

Please make full payment as soon as possible after confirming your place.

Payments can be made via Paypal  (,  bank transfer (email me for details) or cheque posted to: Victoria Braithwaite, Burnbrae Cottage, Crossflat Road, Muirkirk, East Ayrshire, KA18 3RX.


Cancellations and refunds

If you find yourself unable to attend the course, I will refund the full amount provided you let me know at least 2 weeks in advance of the start of the block.

If for any reason I have to cancel a class, I will refund that day’s fees, and will do my best to let you know well in advance to save unnecessary travelling (this hasn’t happened yet, but I like to have a plan in place in case it ever does, the snow had us trapped for a week this year!).