RED LEAF STUDIO is a dedicated art space offering art classes and workshops to adults and children of all ages.

It is run by artist Michele Mathieson, who aims to encourage people to be creative and get involved in the arts by providing a relaxed and friendly teaching environment.

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Classes are suitable for all abilities as I encourage participants to develop at their own pace. New class members are initially taught the basics of drawing before exploring other media and techniques. The aim is to teach you new techniques and help you discover what mediums you enjoy. Most terms classes work to a theme or focus on developing skills in a particular medium. 

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.

Tuesday evenings 7.30-9.30pm

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

Spring dates 

16th, 23rd, 30th April

7th, 14th May

5 weeks £45

This 5 week block of classes will focus 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

17th, 24th April

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

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th June

11 weeks - £99


Thursday morning 9.30-11.30am

Thursday afternoon 12.30-2.30pm

18th, 25th April

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

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th June

11 weeks £99


Friday morning 9.30 – 11.30am and

Friday afternoon 12.30 – 2.30pm 

19th, 26th, April

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st May

7th, 14th, 21st June

10 weeks - £90


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 the opportunity to concentrate on a particular subject, such as life drawing.

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

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

Booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Summer 2019

Life Drawing Workshop 1

Monday 29th April 10am-1pm. £40 including materials

This workshop will provide a good introduction to working from the figure. With the option to use a variety of drawing materials we will study various poses of different lengths. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided mid way through. 


Life Drawing Workshop 2

Sunday 12th May 10am-1pm. £40 including materials 

This will be a repeat of the above.


Sketchbook Day at The Helix/Kelpies

Tuesday 11th June 10am-2.30pm.

£40 including sketchbook. (£35 if you are bringing Sketchbook from previous workshop.)

Throughout the day we will be sketching at various locations around the Helix Park. This will include time inside one of the Kelpies to study and sketch the interior structure. These sketchbook day's are perfect for anyone who wishes to gain confidence in drawing outdoors. 



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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