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


All the courses listed below are delivered via ‘York Learning’ the City of York Councils  community adult education provider. Please click on the links which will take you to their website where you can see course fees, further details and book – some of the courses offer discounts if you are in receipt of a pension or certain benefits. If you require any advice about my courses then please email me. 

Abstract and Expressive Landscapes FULLY BOOKED 


10|09|21 – 1 Day – Friday – 10.00 – 14.00

This one-day workshop will help you break down your process and develop the confidence to work in a freer, more expressive way. We’ll start the day by exploring mark-making & from this, we will develop a series of drawings and painted sketches based on landscapes, using a range of materials and collage. By the end of the day, you’ll have lots of ideas to take forward in your work (whether you normally work in oils, acrylic or watercolour) and feel more confident in developing abstract and expressive images.

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Simple Watercolours FULLY BOOKED 


starts 20|09|21 – 5 weeks – Monday’s – 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. Suitable for beginners to intermediate.

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Beginners Watercolours FULLY BOOKED 


starts 22|09|21 – 5 weeks – Wednesday’s – 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. Suitable for absolute beginners to refreshers.

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Painting and Drawing


starts 22|09|21 – 10 weeks – Wednesday’s – 12.30-14.30

This is a broad Drawing and Painting course covering a range of media, themes and methods. There will be a mix of group work, live demonstrations, art talks and chat. Zoom classes are supported by online pin-board where you can share your work and get feedback. Suitable for beginners and intermediate.

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Painting and Drawing ‘Art Improvers’ FULLY BOOKED 

Sorry, this course is fully booked. IN PERSON, YORK 

starts 23|09|21  – 10 weeks – Thursday’s – 10.00-12.00

For those of you wanting to develop your 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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Painting for Beginners ‘Watercolour & Acrylic’


starts 23|09|21 – 10 weeks – Thursday’s – 12.30-14.30

An introduction to the most popular water-based paints. We’ll spend 5 weeks exploring each media to give you a strong grounding and get you going on your painting and drawing journey. Classes will include demos with lots of practical advice and guidance.  Suitable for absolute beginners to refreshers.

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