Coronavirus outbreak: as you would expect, all courses have been cancelled. David has been preparing a series of online, step-by-step exercises to tide us through the days of lock-down. He is also running online sessions. If you are interested, please get in touch:
For a taster demonstration, by the artist, of wet on wet and salt technique, click on the image below.
David regularly teaches at the following venues. He also offers private tuition (one to two students); for further information, please contact him at
Edinburgh Drawing School
Weekly course

Two autumn term classes are offered:
 - studio based: Expressive Watercolour Lanscapes runs from Thursday 24 September to 3 December 2020 (10am to 12:30pm)
 - online: Watercolour Landscapes runs from Wednesday 23 September to 2 December 2020 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
They may resume in the autumn.
Monday 9:30am - 12:30am: Expressive watercolour and landscape - Intermediate to Advanced
Monday 1:30pm - 4:30pm: Expressive watercolour and landscape - Beginners
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:
The Give-It-A-Go classes may resume in the autumn.
National Galleries of Scotland
There are no classes currently scheduled.
You can check the NGS programme here.