Art Courses

All of my classes will be held in adherence to current guidelines concerning Covid. We will use a very large room so social distancing is easy to maintain and it is well ventilated.

I am happy to supply a personal voucher as a gift for any of my courses.

evening and half day classes

Evening / Half Day Classes (10 Week Term)

The classes offer a wide range of subjects in all media with some demonstrations; they are ideally suited to beginners, portfolio preparation (with a high intake into college) and more advanced students.

The emphasis is on personal tuition. All materials must be supplied by the student. Please see suggested list on application form.

Class Day Time Date Price (per 10 week term)
Morning Monday 10:00am - 12:30pm 16th September 2024 £330
Evening Thursday 7:00pm - 9:00pm 19th September 2024 £240

Click here to download an application form

Due to popular demand a deposit of £100 is required to secure a place on the course. Deposit is non-refundable.

Monday classes that fall on a bank holiday will go ahead but if you are unable to attend it will be possible to make up a class later in the term.

Due to the use of life models my classes are only suitable for students aged 14 years and over.

Tea and coffee will be served at break times.

Two-day Workshops

Held at Dr Neil's Garden, Duddingston, EH15 3PX

one day classes

Landscape with acrylics at Dr. Neil's garden

Friday will be spent on location in the beautiful and inspiring Dr Neil's garden (EH15 3PX), in Duddingston. We will be gathering information, working in both pencil but mostly in acrylic in sketch books or single sheets of paper on board. Working small and large and concentrating on composition, colours, tones, shade and details. Materials: a palette and jar also pencils. Please bring a cushion in a plastic bag so you can sit anywhere, there are quite a few benches scattered around to use.

Parking beside Duddingston Kirk Hall on Friday.

On Saturday we will head inside to Lifecare working on compiling the information into one main piece, using thicker paper, board or canvas. At Lifecare (2,Cheyne Street , Stockbridge EH4 1JB), there are easels both standing and sitting also boards, jars and palettes for use. I am happy guide you through the course and give demonstrations.
Date Day Time Price
6th/7th September 2024 Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm £150

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All-day Life Classes

Held at Lifecare, 2 Cheyne Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH4 1JB

evening and half day classes An all day life class, the day class gives everyone the opportunity to produce a more finished piece either in pencil or colour. All levels are welcome.Please bring along plenty of paper, A2 sketch pad, 2B, 4B and 6B pencil for the warm up quick poses and a rubber is always handy. I am happy to teach any media and have watercolours and pastels to use in the class.

Arrival 15 to 20 mins early is recommended to allow time to set up.

Date Day Time Price
2nd November 2024 Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm £80

Click here to download an application form


My art classes are held at:

2 Cheyne Street


For my 8/10 week art classes I have a supply of watercolours and pastels for class use but also suggest you bring the following:

  • A2 Sketch Pad
  • 2B, 4B, 6B pencils
  • Staedtler rubber
  • 3 coloured pencils
  • Pastels, acrylics, watercolours or anything else you wish to learn

10% discount cards available at beginning of term.