Courses

Coronavirus outbreak: all courses were for a time cancelled and I had been preparing a series of online, step-by-step exercises to tide us through the days of lock-down.
I am still running these classes while in-person and online classes resumed at the Edinburgh Drawing School (see below)
 
Step-by-Step classes
 
Over the past year I have developed a series of on line classes in landscape watercolour. Each will allow you to create a separate painting from a subject provided through a detailed step-by-step description. I'll be on hand (via email) to give advise on the work in progress, and for feedback on the finished piece.The classes cover all the basic techniques of traditional watercolour, with excursions into the more inventive or expressive realms if desired. They should be suitable for watercolourists of all abilities.
 
I am currently offering groups of ten lessons for £100.
For a step-by-step taster demonstration, by the artist, of wet on wet and salt technique, click on the image below.
 
 
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me here.
 
 
Edinburgh Drawing School
 
Two weekly studio courses are offered
 
 - studio based: Expressive Watercolour Landscapes runs for ten weeks, from Thursday 21 April 2022 to 21 June - 10am to 12:30pm
 
                        Fluid Acrylic Landscapes runs for ten weeks, from Friday 22 April 2021 to 24 June 2022 - 10am to 12:30pm
                            
 
 - online: Watercolour Landscapes runs for ten weeks from Wednesday 20 April 2022 to 22 June 2022 at 6:30pm.
 

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 
Explore the techniques, and expressive joys of landscape watercolour painting. This ten-week course will use artist demonstration and individual guidance to help each student to a more confident handling of this fascinating medium. Lessons will cover techniques in the studio, but where conditions are suitable the students will have the chance to work outside in the Garden.
You can find details in the Education Brochure page 23.
 
Weekly courses
All classes were suspended at the start of the pandemic; they may resume in 2022.
 
 
Edinburgh Academy
 
Starting with the basic elements of watercolour panting, colour mixing, wash techniques, texture, brushwork and so on, the course will move on to explore ways to achieve more dramatic effects through such techniques as spatter, wax resist and collage so as to realise the expressive potential of this most versatile of mediums.
 
Weekly course:
All the Give-It-A-Go classes were suspended at the start of the pandemic; they may resume in 2022.
 
 
National Galleries of Scotland
 
There are no classes currently scheduled.