David regularly teaches at the following venues. He also offers private tuition (one to two students); please contact him at
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.
Tuesday evenings, 19.00 - 21.00, ten weeks from 15 January 2020: Express yourself in watercolour
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.
Mondays, 13 January - 23 March 2020 and 27 April - 29 June 2020
Monday 9:30am - 12:30am: Expressive watercolour and landscape - Intermediate to Advanced
Monday 1:30pm - 4:30pm: Expressive watercolour and landscape - Beginners
Leith Academy (Edinburgh Council Adult Education)
13 January - 25 May 2020
Edinburgh Drawing School
Spring term-1 = 13 January - 29 March
Wednesday 6.30pm - 9.00pm: Fluid Acrylics
National Galleries of Scotland
There are no classes currently scheduled, as the education suite is being refurbished.
You can check the NGS programme here.