Teaching & Mentoring

Introduction to watercolours and developing your creativity
Margeurita
watercolur
Starting watercolor painting doesn’t need to be daunting; watercolour is a versatile painting medium that’s been around even before the invention of watercolour sets in the 18th century or the influence of the English school that helped popularise the craft in continental Europe. With just a few simple art supplies and techniques, you’ll be on your way to creating stunning watercolour paintings in no time.
From beginners to more experienced art enthusiasts, my one to one class means that everyone can receive the guidance and help needed to improve their technique and skills.These classes build confidence with a personal and supportive approach.
Each lesson lasts two and a half hours , i would recommend at least two classes so we can take these newly acquired techniques and develop them into more more finished pictures.

All materials will be supplied at the class but please feel free to bring along that favourite brush you might have.The lessons will take place at my studio at the well known Coburg House Studios situated in Leith,Edinburgh .


Thank you so much for all your help and for your patience while I tried to work through the process of unwinding and figuring things out!
I loved the way you helped me think about painting and seeing things in this awesome new way Marguerite Beaty -Marguerites blog on the classes...

Each class lasts two and a half hours , i would recommend at least two classes so we can take these newly acquired techniques and develop them into more more finished pictures.

All materials will be supplied at the class but please feel free to bring along that favourite brush you might have.The lessons will take place at my studio at the well known Coburg House Studios situated in Leith,Edinburgh

Cost
£90 per lesson



Mentoring

I also offer a mentoring service for those struggling with motivation and self confidence.You may be finding difficulties coming up with ideas or even have an idea for a project but don't know where to begin .As an experienced fine artist , illustrator and teacher of 25 years, i can help you achieve your desired results. We can all find ourselves creatively stuck at times but with the help of another artists eye, knowledge and experience we can move the project in a positive direction. I will create a bespoke plan for you to follow, which is guided by your needs and will help you to develop your project and career.
As with the watercolour classes this will take place at my studio at Coburg House Leith

Cost
£35 per hour




Illustration Classes

With these one to one Illustration classes you will be introduced to the wide-ranging discipline of Illustration and gain an improved understanding of the possibilities of image-making. From publishing to book illustration both adult and childrens.
Through a series of workshops i will help you respond to a range of tasks that introduce the key skills necessary to set out in the pursuit to becoming an illustrator.
You will learn how to respond creatively to a brief and generate imaginative ideas through the process of visual problem solving. The relationship between image and text will be explored and you will begin to identify the key visual characteristics relative to your particular interests in the context of a personal style and language.

Topics Covered
Visual Problem Solving as Process
Interpreting a brief
Producing a selection of ideas and solutions
Storytelling and Sequence
Constructing a story and visual sequence
Finding your voice
You will begin to problem solve and generate ideas imaginatively, developing a personal visual language and identify future directions for your illustration practice. I encourage my students in every lesson to experiment and learn through a practical method conceived to gradually develop their skills and achieve their goals in a friendly environment . Each lesson lasts two and a half hours , i would recommend at least two classes so we can take these newly acquired techniques and develop them into more more finished illustrations.
All materials will be supplied at the class but please feel free to bring along that favourite pencil you might have.The lessons will take place in my studio at the well known Coburg House Studios situated in Leith,Edinburgh .
Suitable for both beginners , students and working professionals.

As an illustrator i have produced works for clients such as The Scotsman Newspaper,The Glasgow Herald, New Scientist, ,Macmillian Publishing, Adobe ,The Bank Of Scotland ,The Leith Agency, Theatrum Botanicum and taught illustration for a number of years at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Dundee.
In December 2017 i was awarded a Merit Award for my illustrations for the novel The Girl At The Edge Of The World at the i-jungle International Illustration Competition


'I have been hugely inspired by my classes with David. He’s helped me to see things through different eyes and capture movement, composition and characters in a totally new way. I always leave a class feeling enthused with lots of ideas bubbling away. I’ve seen my work improve with every class, learning new techniques and getting creative, encouraging feedback.'
Sandra Ogg


Cost
£90 per lesson


If you wish to contact me regarding any of the classes please use the contact form on this website .
Thank you