Teaching is a really important part of my practice. I taught Fine Art for several years in colleges, and now I teach on a freelance  basis, which allows me to balance my time between the classroom and studio. I'm a regular tutor with for York Learning, which is a  community-based adult education provider. 

I also  offer private tuition, from group workshops to bespoke lessons. I offer workshops for art groups, charities and clubs and cover all abilities from absolute beginners to advanced practice.  I'm happy to provide a quote (either an hourly rate or for a whole day) for charities and art clubs.

Drawing and Painting at my Studio

One-to-one and small group classes

I offer one-to-one and small groups classes (maximum 4 students)  from my studio at Holtby, York. Classes and workshop can be designed to meet your needs and are booked directly with myself. 

Further information and details about my studio classes is available here

Abstraction in Paint and Collage  

North Studio

starts 00|00|22  - 1 Day - Saturday - 10.00 - 14.00

A one day workshop working developing ideas of abstraction using both painting and collage techniques. We will work from a range of source materials to develop a series of abstract responses. You'll be encouraged to really  explore mark-making, colour, and texture in your work. This class is limited to four students. 

The Day: A busy day of creativity. Please bring your own snacks/lunch. 
Materials: Paper, acrylic paint, charcoal and pastels provided. 
Cost:  TBC 

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Colourful Still-Life Workshop 

North Studio

starts 00|00|22  - 1 Day - Saturday - 10.00 - 14.00

A one day workshop working directly from a colourful still-life. You'll develop your observational skills as well as explore colour, texture and mark-making in paint. You'll start by producing quick drawn responses and as the day develops, you'll work in colour producing a painted study.  This class is limited to four students. 

The Day: A busy day of creativity. Please bring your own snacks/lunch. 
Materials: Paper, acrylic paint, charcoal and pastels provided. 
Cost:  TBC 

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Private Tuition

North Studio

starts 00|00|22  - Hourly Rate - Various Days- 10.00 - 14.00

One-to-one sessions are totally bespoke and I design each session around you. Before you book we will chat about what your requirements are and what level of learning you think you are at. 

Suggested classes include:

  • An Introduction to Oil Painting
  • Get to know Drawing and Painting Materials 
  • Observational Drawing Skills
  • Abstract Painting
  • Portfolio Review and Coursework Building 

On The Day: A focussed session designed around you.  
Materials: General materials provided. Please see 'Further Information' for details.  
Cost:  TBC 

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York Learning

Courses are booked directly with York learning.

All the courses listed below are delivered via 'York Learning' the City of York Councils  community adult education provider. Please click on the course links which will take you to their website where you can see course fees, further details and how to book - some of the courses offer discounts if you are in receipt of a pension or certain benefits.

Oil Painting (all abilities)

Huntington Community Centre (York) 

starts 21|09|22  - 10 Week Course  - Wednesday - 10.00-12.00

I'll teach you all you need to know to get started in oils. Suitable for those who have never tried oils before, and those of you who may already be using them, but want to work through different techniques in a structured way. As you progress through the course you'll be able to experiment and try out your own ideas. 

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Painting and Drawing

Huntington Community Centre (York)

starts 21|09|22  - 10 weeks - Wednesday - 12.30-14.40

A general, mixed ability course for those of you wanting to develop your skills across a range of painting and drawing techniques and themes. You'll work in a range of materials, including acrylics, watercolour, pastel and charcoal with full guidance and support.  Classes will include demos and art talks. Suitable for intermediate to advanced learners. 

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Painting and Drawing 'Art Improvers'

Huntington Community Centre (York)

starts 22|09|22  - 10 weeks - Thursday - 10.00-12.00

A course for those wanting to develop their skills to the next level. You can work in a range of materials, including acrylics and oil paints with full guidance and support. You'll be introduced to new ideas and themes, and encouraged to develop your own personal responses. Classes will include demos, chat and art talks. Suitable for intermediate to advanced learners. 

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Beginners Painting and Drawing

Huntington Community Centre (York) 

starts 22|09|22  - 10 weeks - Thursday - 12.30-14.30

This course will begin with the very basics of drawing and painting, from drawing with a pencil to how to mix colours. You'll work through a range of exercises each week, building your skills and confidence as you go. We'll also look at artworks for inspiration and discuss materials and art equipment so you can make informed choices about what you want to buy and use in the future. This course is a true 'beginners' level class. 

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Life Drawing Workshops (York)

starts 11|11|22  - 1 Day Workshop  - Friday - 10.00-14.00 -Huntington Community Centre, York 

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starts 15|11|22 - 1 Day Workshop - Saturday - 10.30-14.30 - Huntington School, York

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These one day workshops are a great way to try life-drawing if you've never done it before as well as spending an extended period practicing you observational and drawing skills.  We will be drawing directly from a life model. I’ll provide full guidance and instruction throughout the day. We will work from a range of short and extended poses, using a range of materials. These workshop days are suitable for both beginners (having never attended a life class before) and more developed artists wishing to really hone their skills.