OCT/NOV WORKSHOPS - BOOKING NOW
Special EARLY BIRD PRICES until the end of September!
Workshops being held at the East Street Arts gallery on Bar Street, Scarborough. All classes are great for beginners and experienced artists alike. I take a different approach than a "step 1, 2, 3" class where everyone makes the same image - you can experiment with the images you want to try.! The exception to this approach is my colour theory and composition theory workshops. In these I'll lead exercises based on the teachings of Josef Alberts (colour) and Arthur Wesley Dow (drawing/composition).
 A minimum of 6 students required to run each workshop(maximum 8) Fees will be refunded in full if the workshop doesn't run. Basic materials will be provided but you are very welcome to bring along your favourites as well. Please note that on the drawing workshops colour materials are not used.
ABSTRACT DRAWING FROM THE LANDSCAPE
Methods to explore abstracting a landscape in line and tone
Friday 27 OCTOBER, 11am - 4pm with tea/snack break
£25 per person. Click to book now
ABSTRACT PAINTING FROM THE LANDSCAPE
Methods to explore abstracting a landscape in colour
Saturday 28 OCTOBER, 11am - 4pm with tea/snack break
£25 per person. Click to book now.
COMPOSITION
Experimenting with drawing exercises in image layout using line, constrast and balance..
Tuesday 31 OCTOBER, 1pm - 4pm
£20 per person. Click to book now.
ABSTRACT PAINTING FROM THE LANDSCAPE
Methods to explore abstracting a landscape in colour
Friday 3 NOVEMBER, 11am - 4pm with tea/snack break
SOLD OUT - places still available on October 28th class
ABSTRACT DRAWING FROM THE LANDSCAPE
Methods to explore abstracting a landscape in line and tone
Saturday 4 November, 11am - 4pm with tea/snack break
£25 per person.  Click to book now.
COLOUR THEORY
Experimenting with exercises in colour balance, tone and hue through collage.
Tuesday 7 November, 1pm - 4pm 
£20 per person. Click to book now.
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Below are images of student work from workshop days at Crescent Arts, Scarborough.

Art & Science talks
As you may have figured out by now, I'm more than a bit of a geek!
While creating paintings based on the sea and cliffs, and drawings based on geology and fossils, I also study science. For fun.
You see, once art became my profession I realised I needed a new pastime. So I went and studied physics, primarily astrophysics. (BSc) For fun. Then some years ago, as I was walking and cycling the coast for my paintings, I hit a sort of “this is amazing” threshold and realised I HAD to know more about the cliffs and shore I was seeing. So I studied some geology. (Undergraduate diploma). Now I'm working on my MSc in Space Science and Technology, again for fun.
So you can sort of see why mixed in with my art I have binoculars in the studio window, sketch star clusters, do geology field notes, collect fossils… even though I’m very much an amateur in all the science subjects, I tackle researching them with relish!
But I bring this passion into layman's level talks about art and science together. If you'd be interested in a local geology or astronomy themed talk just get in touch!

Talk and demo on geology and my drawings at the Scarborough Art Society.

Talk about colour in art and astronomy, for the Hubble Telescope 25th Anniversary celebrations at Thames Thurrock Essex Wildlife Trust.

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