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 on Tuesday evenings 7.30-9.30pm. Next block will be in Autumn, details to follow.

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

15th, 22nd, 29th August

5th (off 12th) 19th, 26th September

3rd, 10th October

8 weeks - £72


Thursday morning 9.30-11.30am

Thursday afternoon 12.30-2.30pm

16th, 23rd, 30th August

6th, (off 13th) 20th, 27th September

4th, 11th October

8 weeks £72


Friday morning 9.30 – 11.30am and

Friday afternoon 12noon – 2pm

17th, 24th, 31st August

7th (off 14th) 21st, 28th September

5th, 12th October

8 weeks - £72


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.

Spring/Summer 2018

Acrylic With Palette Knife - Big Bold Flowers

Monday 5th March, 10am-2.30pm. £50 (including all materials and a canvas)

This workshop will give you the  opportunity to learn to paint with acrylic and palette knife. Using thickbold strokes of colour we will be painting bold colourful flowers. We will be experimenting initially on thick paper then creating a final piece on canvas. 


'Spring Growth in Pen & Watercolour Wash

Sunday 22nd April, 1-5pm. £40 including materials - FULL

Using ink pen and watercolour wash we will be capturing the seasonal burst of new growth in flowers and foliage.


Sketchbook Day at South Queensferry

Monday 4th June, 10am-2.30pm £40 (£35 for anyone who came to a precious sketchbook day and is bringing their sketchbook)

A new location for the popular sketchbook days, South Queensferry offers lots of inspiration for drawing and capturing ideas. This workshop is aimed at helping you to gain confidence in drawing outside.



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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