Formerly a woodwork shed, I have worked on clearing and repurposing this during the long lockdown in 2020. It was slow in getting completed because of the difficulty of getting help at that time. 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 was lucky to find, it has been up and running since October 2021. It is ready to welcome you.
The 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, there are several good hotels in Lockerbie. One a two minute walk away, another about 5 minute drive and there are several Air b and b choices. You will find them all online or get in touch and I can send you some contact information. The mainline rail station is two minutes away bringing you from Edinburgh or Glasgow in under an hour and from London, about 4 hours.