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   Day to day information for students, and other news.

The Classes 

Please note that if you need to contact me in the morning before your class, an email is best, and please send before 9.00am, when I check my emails before leaving home.

I am currently running three classes at Writtle village hall:

Life Drawing class.

The next life drawing class will be Friday June 9th. The model will be John.

The dates for the Summer term will be: April 21st, May 5th, 12th, 26th, June 9th, 23rd.

Please note that June 30th has been cancelled, as this date was double booked by the village hall.

If you would like to join the life drawing class, please contact me - I currently have places available.  

I also run a 'drop in' list for people who would like to attend the odd class, and who I contact if any regular student is unable to attend a particular class.

Tuesday and Wednesday morning classes.

These are following my previous format, with a varied programme of short projects.

Following the half term break:

Tuesday June 6th

The new project will be: David Hockney's Trees. You may like to follow this link to look at a video on the subject:

Please bring your drawings or photos of trees that you would like to paint, and consider what aspect of David Hockney's paintings you would like to emulate. Medium of your choice.

Wednesday June 7th

You will be starting the new project: Looking at Henri Matisse's simple line drawings.

Please bring photographs of whatever subjects you would like to use for your drawings. The subject is up to you. This week we will start with charcoal on cartridge (drawing) paper. 

The dates for the Summer Term are as follows:

Tuesday:- April: 18th, 25th, May: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, June: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, July: 4th, 11th.

Wednesday:- April: 19th, 26th, May: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, June: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, July: 5th, 12th.

I offer three email watercolour courses:

Just One Brush, More Brushes, and No Brushes.

Each course comprises 8 pdf pages, packed with information, ideas and exercises, with plentiful coloured illustrations. 


The courses take the student through a series of steps, exploring the handling of brushes and other implements, and the nature of the paint itself, and encouraging a deeper understanding of the medium.

The exercises allow the student to practice and experiment with different techniques and concepts,

meanwhile growing in confidence as they build their skills.

They have been very well received by my students, so I am now happy to offer them more widely. 

They are designed to be worked on in order, but in fact each one can be studied on it's own.

Please get in touch if you would like to purchase any of the three courses.

£25.00 each.


I am not posting new challenges at present, but all the challenges can be found here.

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