As a practising artist I design and deliver workshops and courses in a variety of fine art disciplines. My teaching centres on drawing, painting and printmaking, with an emphasis on drawing from observation as a starting point and the facilitation of individual practice through group learning. My particular areas of interest are the natural world, drawing and painting 'en plein air', expressive drawing techniques, experimental printmaking processes, monotype printmaking and working with colour.
My experience covers a range of art tuition from one-to-one tutorials to group sessions tailored for adults and children.
Individual or small group sessions are offered from my studio in Leith, Edinburgh at the rate of £30 per hour. Sessions should be booked in blocks of four to ensure development. Participants are invited to bring work in progress to be discussed as a group or one-to-one. Guidance will be given to assist each student to reach their full potential and topics covered may include
keeping a successful sketchbook
translating observed sketches into finished works
how to develop studio work through materials and processes
formal development of drawings and paintings
researching and developing a line of enquiry
advice about exhibiting and other aspects of professional practice
Get in touch to book a session or for details about day rates and group rates.
All sessions will take place at Coburg House Art Studios, 15 Coburg Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6ET.
I am always interested in taking up opportunities to deliver workshops around Scotland and northern England. Specific areas of my teaching specialisms include the following:
expressive drawing techniques
experimental printmaking with and without a press
drawing and printmaking as processes for developing ideas in paint
exploring colour in the natural world
personal visual responses to the natural world
Please get in touch if you would like more information.