Painting and pastel classes in Catus

Regular painting classes in Catus (lot).

During the autumn, winter and spring I run painting classes in my studio. (Please check the calender )

This year 2015-2016 I am offering classes in beginners painting, pastel and experienced oil. I also hope to put in place

life drawing sessions , please contact me if you are interested.

My teaching methods are traditional for the most part, looking at techniques and the essential building blocks necessary for personal creativity. We take inspiration from other artists and I hope to eventually guide you towards your own individual expression.


A new course that I am offering this year. I hope that the students who enrol will follow through the whole programme. The sessions are fortnightly on a Saturday afternoon, from 2 o’clock until 5 o’clock.

We will work through the basic techniques of drawing from observation, moving on to painting, colour mixing and brushwork.

During the first two sessions we will concentrate on drawing, line, tone and volume. Subjects will be variable, beginning with simple still lives and moving on to landscape and figures. I hope to be able to eventually encourage work from photographic supports and the imagination.

On the third session we will begin painting in oil, or acrylic if preferred.

I recommend five colours and white to begin.

A complete kit can be ordered if you wish, including brushes and canvases for around 60€. We will have the opportunity to discuss this during the first week.

Please enrol for this course by sending me an email (Contact page) or by phoning. The class is limited to nine students.

To book your place, please send a cheque of 40€ (The price of two classes) At the end of the first two sessions, if you wish to continue, I will ask a further 40€ to cover the remaining two weeks until Christmas,

If you would like to meet me, visit the studio or ask further questions before you book, you are very welcome to visit.

Please have a look on the page ‘testimonials‘ (most are in French but I frequently have English speaking students in my classes.)

Please check the calendar to know when the classes are running.