WEEKEND MASTERCLASS (NEW!!)
I’m so excited to tell you I’ll be teaching a weekend workshop at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, painting the family Zingiberaceae, on the 23rd and 24 September. Here’s a link to their brochure: LINK
This is running in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Plant Scenery of the World’, in Inverleith House, 29 July – 29 October 2017, which looks to be a fantastic exhibition.
REGULAR SATURDAY MORNING CLASSES
2 Udston Mill Road
Ample parking available, accessible ground floor room and modern facilities
5 minutes from M74 junction 8, 35 minutes from Glasgow by car
Bus (no. 254 Whitelaws service) from Larkhall or Hamilton train station stops very near the venue
Cafe on site
Saturday mornings, 10.00-13.30, with a wee tea break around 11.30 to keep us going!
BLOCK 1: 1 April, 8 April, 22 April, 29 April, 6 May
BLOCK 2: 10 June, 17 June, 1 July, 8 July, 15 July
BLOCK 3: 9 September, 16 September, 30 September, 14 October, 21 October (waiting list)
BLOCK 4: 28 October, 4 November, 11 November, 18 November, 25 November (waiting list)
£90 per block
How to book
Phone: 07900 363461
Please state which block(s) you are booking for when you get in touch.
What you need to bring along
As well as enthusiasm, you’ll need drawing materials (pencil and rubber) and paper, your favourite watercolours and brushes, and hot pressed (smooth surface) watercolour paper. If you have a subject you would like to work on, please bring it along, but fresh plant material will be available every week. I will have some spare watercolour paper available if needed, and loads of sketching paper for general use.
I enjoy sharing what I have learned and adapted from various teachers and tutors over the years, moulded and focused to the student’s personal requirements and aims.
My classes are not formally structured, and I have no educational background – my aim is to simply and clearly pass on techniques and theories suited to the subject and the student.
I believe that everyone’s painting style is as individual as their handwriting, and love to see these styles develop alongside solid drawing skills and understanding of materials, colour theory, paint handling, composition, and choice of subject.
I have taken classes from Sarah Simblet, Fiona Strickland, Helena Hamer, David Forster, and many more over the years. I love to attend life drawing classes when I have the time, to keep my eye in, and to experiment with different media and techniques when the watercolours are safely elsewhere!