I have been working on this since just before the lockdown in early 2020. It has been slow in getting completed because of the difficulty of getting help toward on the renovation during the year of the pandemic. (It was full of machinery, sawdust and junk!) However, with the help of a few trusty and willing friends, and the one or two reliable tradesmen I have been lucky to find, it is now ready to welcome you.
My house and garden are located a 2 minute walk from Lockerbie rail station and High Street. In the heart of the town, yet with a secluded, and private sunny garden.
The studio is light, spacious and well equipped with inspirational objects and – tables, easels, drawing boards, water pots, drawing and painting materials and equipment , rags, tape and all the other stuff we need for making art.
For most classes you should bring your own, paints, brushes and paper….but no need to lug drawing boards or easels or any of the heavy stuff, or the sometimes useful things like cling film, masking tape or tracing paper. All you need will be available to borrow if you are short of anything.
If you are a complete beginner, there is the option to hire what you need for the day for a small extra charge. No need to buy any materials or equipment before you come to a class.
The groups will be small, with a maximum of six students. There will be demos and slide shows, and the stimulus of sharing in a group, with plenty of time for one to one tuition as well.
The price includes tuition, course notes to take away and coffee, tea and biscuits – bring your own sandwiches for lunch.
If you are coming from afar for a two day class, there are three good hotels in Lockerbie. One a two minute walk away, another about 5 minute walk and the other 5 minute drive. So there is plenty of choice, please get in touch and I can send you contact information.
And the mainline rail station is two minutes away bringing you from Edinburgh or Glasgow in under an hour and from London, about 4.5 hours.
2022 in the Garden Studio
Below are the proposed dates for classes and workshops for 2022. Themes and titles will be added to as I go along.
I am mainly offering one and two day classes every month at weekends and one midweek day.
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