Teaching is a really important part of my artistic practice. I taught drawing and painting full-time for several years in colleges, and now I teach on a freelance  basis, allowing me to balance my time between the classroom and studio. I currently teach regular courses for York Learning, which is a  community-based adult education provider. 

I also  teach private classes, from a single session to a blocks of lessons.  I offer workshops for art groups, charities and clubs and cover all abilities from absolute beginners to advanced practice. 

Do get in touch if you’d like to talk to me about workshops, visits, or courses. I’m happy to provide  you with a quote and ideas of what I can offer  –  email or call me here


Online Drawing and Painting Courses for York Learning  NEW FOR SUMMER 2021

All these courses are booked via York Learning, and delivered via Zoom. I support each course with online resources that are accessible throughout the course.  Please click on the links to see prices and further details – many of the courses offer discounts if you are in receipt of a pension or certain benefits. 



starts 24|02|21 – 5 weeks – Wednesday – 19.00-20.30

Designed for absolute beginners to oil painting – we cover the basics from materials and setting out your workspace to learning the fundamentals of this amazing medium. This 5 week course is suitable for absolute beginners and those wanting a really structured and information-filled course to get them on track. After this course you’ll know all you need to, to get going! 

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Painting and Drawing FULLY BOOKED 

starts 13|01|21 – 10 weeks – Wednesday – 12.30-14.30

This is a general Drawing and Painting course with students working in a range of media and covering a wide range of themes and methods. A mix of working at home, demonstrations, art talks and group chat. Suitable for beginners and intermediate.

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Painting and Drawing – Improvers FULLY BOOKED 

starts 15|01|21  – 10 weeks – Friday,  10.00-11.30

For those with some experience and wanting to develop there skills to the next level. Students can work in a range of materials and each week will be invited to share their work and discuss it with  the group. There will be demonstrations by me, chat and art talks.

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Beginners Watercolours FULLY BOOKED 

starts 27|01|21 – 5 weeks – Wednesday – 10.00-11.30

A step-by-step introductory-level  course suitable for absolute beginners. Each week we’ll tackle different images – learning how to mix colours and explore mark-making.  Suitable for beginners and those wanting a very structured painting session to hone their skills.

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starts 22|02|21 – 5 weeks – Monday – 19.00-20.30

Designed to build your skills and confidence in using watercolours. In this course I offer step-by-step painting tutorials that you can paint along with at home. Suitable for beginners and those of you wanting to practice and develop your skills in the company of a friendly group.

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