Teaching Courses

I run teaching courses in my newly completed straw bale studio
(click here to see a photo).

Classes are small and friendly and aimed at all levels of ability for people who want to find out more about wildlife painting and illustration.

Places are limited to 6 for each session so early booking is essential.

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Please click the headings below for details.

Drawing and painting wildlife under the guidance of a professional wildlife artist and illustrator.

MARCH 2019   JUNE 2019   SEPTEMBER 2019   OCTOBER 2019  
Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd 10am - 4pm Sat 29th - Sun 30th 10am - 4pm Sat 7th - Sun 8th 10am - 4pm Sat 12th - Sun 13th 10am - 4pm

Sketching on locationThe course will consist of two days' instruction and various drawing and painting techniques will be demonstrated and discussed with particular emphasis on those most suitable for field observation.

Students will be encouraged to approach the subject with open eyes and "draw what they see not what they think they see."

Beginners are most welcome as this is a relaxed and enjoyable two days designed to bring out the best of your artistic potential.

Please bring basic sketching and painting materials along with plenty of enthusiasm!

Click here to download the 2019 Wildlife Art Courses booking form.

Course Timetable

The course will begin with an illustrated talk describing the history and development of wildlife painting with examples of many styles and media. This will be followed by a studio drawing session and field sketching in the afternoon.

Day two will build on this with "one on one" advice and instruction and the challenges of drawing living moving animals will be discussed – along with some solutions!

The price of the course is £170.00 per person for the two days and includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.

Booking will be accepted on a first come first served basis and student numbers will normally be limited to a maximum of six per class.

Please book by completing a printed copy of the downloadable 2017 booking form and returning it to us with a cheque for the appropriate amount.

Right-click here and select "Save Target As" (or similar depending on your browser) to download a PDF version of the form and save it to your computer.

(You will need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the form - most people already have it on their computers but you can download the latest version for free from the Adobe site.)

Please note that all payments should made by cheque and that we don't currently accept debit or credits cards. However, you can reserve places by phone or email although we do request that payment be made within 14 days of making the reservation. Unfortunately, because places are limited, if payment is not received within 14 days the reservation will be cancelled.

For further details please contact me at:




Landline: 01787 211162
Mobile: 07972 484974


Maple Cottage, 59 Barracks Road, Assington, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 5LP