Art Courses

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

Evening Classes - 8 Week Term - 135
Half Day Classes - 8 Week Term - 200

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. As this course is during the summer/spring we will aim to do landscape & architecture outside, weather permitting.

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
Evening Monday 7:00pm - 9:00pm 8 week course starting 24th April 2017
Thursday 7:00pm - 9:00pm 8 week course starting 27th April 2017
Half Day Wednesday 10:00am - 12:30pm 8 week course starting 26th April 2017

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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.

One-day Weekend Art Workshops

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

one day classes Landscape at Dr. Neil's Garden - 45
Dr Neil's Garden (also known as The Secret Garden) borders Duddingston loch, the location of Sir Henry Raeburn's, The Reverend Robert Walker skating on Duddingston Loch. The garden itself is noted in the Scotland Garden Scheme and is situated on the lower slopes of Arthur's Seat. As well as its historic setting, the garden provides spectacular views and an excellent opportunity to specialise intextures, colour, light and shade working outside.

All levels of ability are welcome.
I will supply and demonstrate pastel. All media taught.
Aged 14 years upwards.
Students would need to bring along their own materials, ideally A2 size or larger.

Date Day Time
3rd June 2017 Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm

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Full Weekend Art Workshops

Held at Coburg House Art Studios, Leith

evening and half day classes Working from a Ballet Dancer - 125
This workship focuses on the setting up of the dancer also drawing and painting or pastels.

We will start each morning drawing quick ballet positions to loosen up berfore going into the long pose. We will work from the same main pose for both days giving time for a more finished piece.

I will guide and encourage you with demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Date Day Time
13th May 2017 Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm
14th May 2017 Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm

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All-day Life Classes

Held at The English Speaking Union, 23, Atholl Crescent, EH3 8HQ

evening and half day classes All-day Life Class (Edinburgh) - 50
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.

Please contact me for more information.

Date Day Time
22nd April 2017 Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm

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My art classes are held at:

English Speaking Union
23 Atholl Crescent

My weekend workshops are held at:

Coburg House Art Studios
15 Coburg Street
Edinburgh EH6 6ET


For my Coburg House Weekend Workshops, all materials will be supplied.

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.