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 2019

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

NEW CLASS on Tuesday evenings 7.30-9.30pm. 

Please note that unlike all other classes this class won't run all year around, but for 6 weeks in the Autumn and 6 weeks in Spring. Please contact me for further details. 

Spring dates TBC

6 weeks £54

6 week block of classes. Focusing on drawing for beginners and watercolour for those who have previously attended my drawing classes or have a little experience. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Wednesday evening 7.30 – 9.30pm

9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March

12 weeks - £108


Thursday morning 9.30-11.30am

Thursday afternoon 12.30-2.30pm

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

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th February

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th March

12 weeks £108


Friday morning 9.30 – 11.30am and

Friday afternoon 12.30 – 2.30pm

(note new time from Jan 2019)

11th, 18th, 25th January

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

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

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/Winter 2018/2019

Autumn Berries in Dip Pen & Ink Wash

Wednesday 26th September, 10am-2.30pm. £40 including materials

Using autumn berries, rosehips etc for inspiration this workshop will give you the opportunity to try traditional pen and wash, using dip pens and ink washes.


Coastlines in Pastel

Monday 12th November 10am-2.30pm. £40 including materials 

Pastel landscapes are always a favourite for workshops. On this occasion we will be taking inspiration from the point where land meets sea.


Mosaic Weekend

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th January 10am-4.30pm,

Tuesday 7.30-9pm (this allows us to grout the mosaics once they are dry. If you can't make this additional evening other arrangements can be made.)

£150 including all materials 

Over the weekend you will learn the whole process of creating beautiful mosaics. Using traditional vitreous glass mosaic tiles you will be taught cutting techniques, use of suitable materials, how to create an effective design, positioning tiles for maximum effect and how to grout your finished mosaic.


Mountain Tops in Ink & Charcoal

Tuesday 5th February, 10am-2.30pm. £40 including materials. Additional date added - Monday 18th February.

Using some of my images from the top of Scottish Mountains we will be using a mixed media technique, combining ink washes and charcoal.



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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