Hello all art students,


I very much hope you and your loved ones had a good festive break despite restrictions and are keeping well. I want to wish you a good new year and hope for better times and freedom as the vaccine rolls out. 


I know several of you did very well to continue your creative endeavours at socially distanced meet ups and online. I look forward to seeing the results of your dedication someday - sooner rather than later - fingers crossed.


I thought I would offer an art class update. 


Of course, face-to-face classes still remain difficult to offer and commence at this time. We might see some council classes return in September all going well.  Nonetheless, many art tutors continue to keep busy adapting and developing a selection of courses to be delivered online. 


The University of Edinburgh's Centre for Open Learning (COL) have many such converted short courses open for booking now. I tutored their ten-week online Beginners Drawing course last term which went very well.  Online teaching was a first for me, so I was very pleased to discover it was possible and fun to create a virtual space for group interaction and stimulation. 


This term, I have adapted the Beginners Painting course online which starts on the 19th January also running for ten weeks. It will focus on the use of acrylic paint but other types can be substituted. The bookings for this course close this coming Monday 11th January. Apologies for the late notice. You can follow this link:



Please forward to anyone who might be interested.


We would all rather be seeing you again in person, but hope the courses on offer will be an inspiring compromise. I certainly will appreciate seeing some familiar faces and feeling the support of students either online or in the not-too-distant future.


I wish you all the very best of health.


Kind regards,