Monthly Archives: February 2020

TEASSES ESTATE, Fife – sketching and painting Sunday 1st March

Sketching & Painting at Teasses, Sunday 1st March 2020 10am-4pm. For adults at any level of experience (see flyer, below).

The grand aspects of Teasses Castle – set amidst glorious, extensive formal gardens and woodland – provide the perfect settings and scope for creative expression. We’ll start by freestyle sketching with graphite and charcoal to loosen up our mark making, then move on to using watercolour, and mixed media for painting. Don’t worry if you lack creative confidence – this will be supportive and fun through a mixture of demonstrations, instruction and positive feedback. Those more experienced may wish to focus on accurate observation skills, composition, perspective, tonal range, and effective use of colour.

£60 for the day – all creative equipment supplied – drawing and painting materials, papers, easels and boards – but bring your own favoured things if you’d like to use them. Teas and coffees etc., will be on hand, but you’ll need to bring a packed lunch, as this is not provided.

Please come dressed appropriately for the weather conditions, as we’ll be out in the elements for periods of time. If the weather is inclement on the day, we’ll work in the newly rebuilt extensive greenhouse, with its panoramic view of the gardens and wide array of exotic plants to use as subject matter, or from gathered natural materials found nearby. Please note, this will likely be an active day with changing levels of terrain and steps to negotiate.

Just contact me to book.


MY NEW STUDIO at The Steeple, Newburgh north Fife

Next week, I’ll be moving into my fantastic new studio space at The Steeple, in Newburgh, north Fife, which will be another base from where I’ll soon be widening my range of classes. As it’ll be my working studio, you may also be able to see one of my paintings in progress when you come along. Also, if you want like to suggest a particular style or technique you’d like to learn (day, evening or weekend) just let me know, and I’ll look at putting together a new class. I’ll be in touch soon with an update!