• Improve your skills in drawing and painting

  • Explore a variety of media and techniques.

  • Work in a professional artists’ studio

  • Up to four people at a time, or One to One.

  • All abilities welcome, inclluding complete beginners

Over the years, many budding artists have been disillusioned about their ability to draw and paint at a very early stage of their artistic development. Dave believes that this is probably due to the failings of our modern, exam driven, education system that has for too long apportioned too little time to the teaching of the drawing skills necessary to become a proficient artist. This has left so many children entirely disillusioned about their own drawing ability. 

If this scenario sounds familiar to you, then you are likely to be one of the many adults who currently think that there are only two kinds of people who can draw and paint: i.e. very young children; and naturally talented adults!  You are, therefore, likely to think that you are neither, so you’ve stopped trying!  However, just think about it; your enjoyment of drawing stopped whilst only a child simply because you stopped improving!  And you stopped improving because you had no idea that after a certain age, artistic skills could and should be consciously learned in order to improve!

Dave is a highly skilled professional artist and qualified tutor who firmly believes’ that anyone can be taught to draw and paint if only they are given the correct kind of tuition!  As a naturally intuitive tutor and trained teacher, Dave conveys artistic techniques in an easy to follow sequential method which is down to earth, and carefully tailored to the needs of each individual, all delivered with a dash of good old Yorkshire humour! 

Dave delivers this bespoke tuition in the comfort of his light-filled purpose-built studio, and is situated just on the outskirts of the historic town of Howden in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Dave believes anyone can learn drawing and painting techniques

Workshop Courses

For small groups (two to four persons)
These courses can be tailor made to those involved and can cover a range of mediums, from watercolour to oils.  Course dates, content and details currently offered can be found at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, contact Dave to arrange a mutually convenient date and time for your group.

Students are asked to bring their own equipment and a packed lunch. Liquid refreshments & biscuits will be provided. 
Fee payable at the time of booking.                            
Full Day Course : 10.00am to  4.00pm with a short break for lunch (6 hours). £80 per person per day.
Half Day Course : 10.00am to  1.00pm   (3 hours) £50 per person.

One – To – One

One to One Full Day or Half Day Courses can be planned according to an individual’s needs, level of experience and chosen medium. 
Each teaching session will be designed for your needs. You choose the medium, you choose the subject matter.
Fee payable at the time of booking.
Full Day: (6 hours) £150,
Full Day Tuition :  10.00am to  4.00pm with a short break for lunch,

Half Day Tuition : Half Day (3 hours) £80 per person. 10.00am to 1.00pm 

Dave offers tuition in the use of:

  • Graphite & Charcoal
  • Watercolour
  • Oils
  • Acrylic
  • Pastel
  • Silverpoint

Covering the following subjects:

  • Still Life
  • Landscapes
  • Seascapes
  • Animals
  • Portraits
  • Figures
  • Flowers
  • Buildings

Topics you might like to consider include:

  • Drawing techniques 
  • Painting techniques 
  • Mixing and understanding colour
  • Using colour; Dave’s tips, techniques and secrets
  • Composition Principles; Dave’s techniques 
  • Creating Depth
  • Creating Realism
  • Perspective Principles; techniques 
  • Drawing and painting figures; techniques
  • Creating Textures: Hair, Fur, Glass, Stone, Water etc.
  • Drawing and painting flowers; techniques 
  • Portrait techniques 
  • Presenting your art for exhibition shows etc.

Please inquire about availability first

Contact Dave on:

Telephone: 07729 151459,  
e-mail dave@artdw.co.uk, or the ‘Contact me‘ page 

To discuss your requirements and arrange a mutually convenient date.


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