I am still just as passionate about teaching as I was fourteen years ago when I held my first lesson.
Today I offer evening classes, workshops and weekend breaks and continue to put my heart and soul into ensuring that everyone who wants to learn is inspired to continue on their creative journey. I also enjoy bringing together like-minded painters as it enriches their life's experience in a wonderful and unique way.
Opportunities for tuition either in the classroom or on-site are available each month. Please join my mailing list, below, to receive regular updates.
Weekend Painting Break
8th and 9th June.
The beautiful city of Wells in Somerset will be the location of my next weekend, painting break.
Join me for two days of on-site painting where I will guide you in painting some absorbing and inspiring subjects. You will be in the company of a small group of like-minded students (max of 8) where you can enjoy a well planned, entertaining and fulfilling weekend.
I will organise a meal on the Saturday evening and supply you with the itinerary for the weekend. All you need to do is book a room for the night.
Tuition fee - £165
Evening Class - Landscapes in Watercolour for Improvers.
28th February - 18th April inc.
My evening classes have been established for fourteen years and are designed to improve your technical skills and stretch your creativity. A lively and varied class intended to improve your confidence in a relaxed and friendly group.
Location - Shrawley Village Hall.
Time - 7pm - 9pm.
Tuition fee - £136 for 8 weeks.
Friday 15th February.
Mixing greens will be on the agenda in my next oils workshop when we tackle a leafy subject.
I will guide you through the process of creating a well composed painting where drawing, colour mixing and technique will all be discussed and demonstrated.
Location - Wichenford Village Hall.
Time - 10am until 2pm.
Tuition fee - £65 (max of 4 students).
A materials list will be available at the time of booking.
Thanks for organising another excellent painting weekend in Hay-on- Wye.
I think we all benefited from your tuition and managed to produce some decent pictures in convivial company.
Thank you for organising the art trip to Hay on Wye.
When we arrived at the war memorial at 9 o'clock the atmosphere was dull and the subject of buildings looked daunting. With your encouragement and sketchbooks in hand we began to turn the subject into a lively scene, noting the relative heights of people to shop windows and doors, the various poses they took as they crossed the square, some with children and dogs in tow. As we transferred sketches to watercolour paper the sun came out.
We gathered for an enjoyable and lively evening meal where the various challenges of the day were discussed at length.
The subject for the following day was a scene of tranquility until we started to tackle the complex woodwork structure toll bridge at Whitney. The weather was on our side again and with sunhats on following your guidance on angles and simplification of the scene, the task in hand was very enjoyable.
A special weekend in Wales.
Thank you, once again, Robin for another of your well organised and rewarding weekend breaks.
You always manage to combine friendly and enthusiastic tuition with good humour and attention to all our needs so that we can relax and enjoy our weekend. Obviously a lot of hard work and thought goes into planning these weekends and I'm so pleased my painting trip to Hay was a huge success with lots of special memories to take away with me.
Looking forward to the next one!
2015 - 2017 Reviews
I have really enjoyed exploring the techniques of other Artists and finally getting the idea of individuality rather than slavishly copying. I very much appreciate your patience and gift of nurturing individual talent. I will be coming to the final sketching class in June. These have given me far more confidence.
I have really enjoyed my first evening class with you. Being a complete beginner I was nervous to begin with but soon relaxed and gained in confidence. I still have a long way to go and a lot to learn but with your encouragement and guidance I am looking forward to improving. I would certainly recommend your classes.
Thank you Robin for a great trip to Snowdonia.
The oportunity to paint "en plein air" in a relaxed and friendly way was throughly enjoyable and well planned.
Having experienced several painting weekends with you, l know I can always look forward to a friendly, instructive and helpful experience and would recommend that anyone considering it should give it a go in 2017.
I wanted to say thank you for a splendid and thoroughly enjoyable weekend. Thank you for all your hard work arranging it and finding such super locations. I have returned refreshed and renewed. We were nattering on the way back and saying that the trouble with modern life is that it does not feed the things of the spirit - something this weekend did in spades! Thanks for the super tuition - you are always so patient and encouraging - I have three paintings, all full of mistakes, but rich in learned experience! Will be in touch soon. Thanks again....."
Flexible Tuition Programmes
If you struggle to commit to regular tuition or you just prefer one-to-one classes then you may wish to consider my Flexible Tuition Programmes.
Consisting of monthly classes over a twelve month period, my Flexible Tuition Programmes are completely tailored to your needs and ability and are designed to fit around your lifestyle.
An ideal gift for all budding artists from the raw beginner to the more experienced painter.
The Gift of a Personal Paint Day
If you know someone who would like to celebrate a special occasion, by spending their day painting in the landscape with a
professional artist, then this may be for you. Transport to and from their home, refreshments and a pub lunch are all organised so that they can relax and
enjoy their experience. They will learn a great deal, have some lovely memories and create sketches and paintings to remember their day.
£300 including materials and equipment where required (for those living within a 20 mile radius of Worcester, otherwise traveling