RED LEAF STUDIO is a dedicated art space offering art classes and workshops to adults and children of all ages. It is also my working studio.

My aim is to encourage people to be creative and get involved in the arts by providing a relaxed and friendly teaching environment.

Bo'ness is within easy reach of Falkirk, South Queensferry, Edinburgh and West Lothian. Visitors will find ample free public parking available very close by on Seaview Place.

I have 20 years experience working as an art tutor with people of all ages and abilities. As well as organising and teaching my own classes I run classes and workshops for several other organisations including Artlink Central (specialising in working with adults and children with disabilities and mental health issues) and West Lothian Council.

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These classes are suitable for all abilities as I work with participants on an individual basis. As I teach most media and techniques my aim is to help you discover which ones you like to work with and help you develop as an individual.

All five weekly classes are now run from Red Leaf Studio in Bo'ness. Times are as follows.

Tuesday - see below

Wednesday 7.30 – 9.30pm 

Thursday 9.30-11.30am 

Thursday 12.30-2.30pm

Friday 9.30 – 11.30am

Friday 12 – 2pm


Class dates for 2018

Please contact me for availability of places.  Classes are bookable per term.

NEW CLASS October 2017. Tuesday evening 7.30-9.30pm. 

(Contact me for 2018 Tuesday information)

Wednesday evening 7.30 – 9.30pm

10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January

7th, 14th 21st, 28th February

7th, 14th 21st, 28th March

12 weeks - £108 


Thursday morning 9.30-11.30am

Thursday afternoon 12.30-2.30pm

11th, 18th, 25th January

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd February

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March

12 weeks £108


Friday morning 9.30 – 11.30am and

Friday afternoon 12noon – 2pm

12th, 19th, 26th January

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd February

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

12 weeks - £108


Each term I run a series of one off workshops at my studio. These are designed to give a more in-depth lesson in using specific media or techniques. Or sometimes I will concentrate on a particular subject.

Workshops are suitable for all abilities as I always start with a demonstration and then work with individuals to help them get the best from the session.

Tea, coffee and home baking are provided but please bring a packed lunch to the classes which run over lunchtime.

Booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Autumn 2017

Hedgerow Inspired Mixed Media - Additional Date

Monday 20th November, 10am-2.30pm. £40

This mixed media workshop will take inspiration from the abundance of interesting plant life, berries and seedheads in the hedgerows at this time of year. These all offer great structural shapes for creating art. As this is a mixed media workshop we will be using a wide variety of materials, allowing lots of experimentation with colour, texture and line. Materials will include charcoal pencils, ink, paint, pens and monoprint. 


Autumn Harvest in Pen and Wash

Tuesday 17th October. 10am-2.30pm. £40 FULL. Additional date added, Monday 23rd October 10am-2.30pm.

As autumn approaches I have developed this workshop to embrace the season, with it's abundance or fruits, leaves and beautiful colours. Ink pen allows us to look at the strong shapes of subjects, such as apples with their leaves still attached and watercolour wash allows us to study and add the lovely colours of autumn. 


Pastel Workshop - Mountain Landscapes

Sunday 5th November. 1-5pm. £40 - FULL

Living in Scotland we don't need to look far for inspiration for this workshop! So making the most of our mountainous landscape we will be developing skills in building up a painting in pastel. Images will be provided but feel free to bring your own if you have them. 



I am also available to provide tailor made workshops and tuition for Art Groups, Children’s Clubs and other community events. Please contact me for further details.


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