workshops and art classes
and workshops are available?
You can see a list of usual topics with a brief summary of each
on my Talks and Workshops page, or download
a brochure. Although I'm predominantly a wildlife artist, I
am happy to teach on a variety of subjects and media. I teach art
classes from a day to a week at various venues during the year,
such as Gloucestershire Arts & Crafts Group Summer School or
Nature In Art, Gloucestershire, and Aigas,
Scotland. I also take bookings for art groups and wildlife societies.
You can choose half day, whole day or evening classes. My range
of talks and workshops can be as interactive as you like, from an
illustrated slide presentation to teaching an art class.
I see a video of your illustrated talks?
Booking a new speaker is always a risk for the organiser! Hopefully
the following will reassure you... Here's a short preview
of my 'Focus on the Falklands' talk. Sorry,
it's a bit dark because the lights were down for people to see the
slides, but it will give you an idea of my presentation style and
what to expect if you book me for a talk. Here's some recent feedback
from organisers and attendees at one of my Art of Ancient Egypt
was fascinating and I think that everyone enjoyed the presentation.
I was glad I came along"
was so organised and calm. The images she had ready were really
beautiful. It was an excellent talk"
was something different. The speaker was very good, presented
well, and the talk was extremely enjoyable. Thank you"
it was a great success and we were delighted."
Can you customise
a talk for my art group or wildlife society?
I can easily tailor a class or a talk to a groups needs or
abilities, even where there are different abilities within the group.
Audiences have ranged from RSPB groups to Womens Institutes to art
clubs to Egyptology societies, and everything in between!
far will you travel to do a wildlife art talk?
Generally I work within Gloucestershire and the neighbouring counties.
However Im quite prepared to travel further afield, particularly
if it can be arranged to coincide with another event. Im often
in London so talks can easily be arranged there.
you teach individuals?
Sometimes that depends on my schedule at the time, and not
if it would conflict with time Id allocated to illustrating
or preparing for an exhibition. I sometimes teach individuals to
improve their drawing and painting skills but I dont coach
students to pass exams.