Opened in January 2011 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 over 15 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.

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 2017

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

Wednesday evening 7.30 – 9.30pm

19th, 26th April

3rd, 10th, (off 17th) 24th, 31st May

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

9 weeks - £72 


Thursday morning 9.30-11.30am

Thursday afternoon 12.30-2.30pm

20th, 27th April

4th, 11th, (off 18th) 25th May

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

10 weeks £80 


Friday morning 9.30 – 11.30am and

Friday afternoon 12noon – 2pm

21st, 28th April

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

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

9 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.

Summer 2017

Summer Printmaking Day

Monday 5th June, 10am-2.30pm. £40

This workshop will be similar to the last printmaking workshop I ran but with the emphasis on summer plant life and imagery. It is suitable for those new to printmaking and for those who would like to further develop what they learned last time.

This workshop is ideal for anyone who likes experimenting with new techniques and developing ideas as they work. We will be building up interesting surfaces with a combination of layers of collage and printing ink and then we will be using simple monoprint techniques to add images, interest and detail. This fast paced and fun technique is guaranteed to produce a different effect each time, making each piece unique. 


Sketchbook Day

Monday 12th June 10am-2.30pm. £40 (£35 for anyone returning who will bring the sketchbook they were given last time.)

Following the popularity of the last sketchbook day I have planned a second day at a different location. This time we will be sketching in Linlithgow. There are plenty of interesting locations around the town for us to work. Exact details will be given nearer the time.

Sketchbooks have been traditonally used by artists to gather information, ideas and source materials, which then may or may not be developed into paintings. They also make ideal travel journals with a mix of notes and sketches.With this in mind this workshop will introduce you to simple and quick methods of recording information and capturing scenes, therefore making working outside less daunting. 



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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