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One to One Sessions & Tutoring with Blair

Expression and relaxation - explore creatively through drawing and meditation
Drawing trees
Inspired by the examples of calligrapher Chie
Seal carving and blowing stone dust at the Japanese Garden at Cowden
Seal carving and blowing stone dust at the Japanese Garden at Cowden
Practicing intuitive wisdom with each small stroke
Creative time - delighting in autumn colours
Experiments outside with Suibokuga Japanese landscape painting with Margaret Kerr
Soothing sounds and flowing rhythms

Relax into creativity, express yourself & learn new skills

Creative One to One Tutoring or feedback with Blair Thomson, a friendly professional artist with a wealth of experience trained in the UK and Japan. Blair will help you settle into creativity, de-stress, or focus on learning new skills.

Blair will create a bespoke session or series of lessons based on your needs and interests, whether you are wanting to learn new art techniques or develop a folio, meditate, learn Japanese calligraphy or stamp making, you are a beginner to art, or you need feedback on your creative work.

Join Blair online on Zoom, or in person in Glasgow, Scotland.

1 hour Online Sessions

Creative Time - doodling ice cream cones and lollies

Skill based drawing and painting or Portfolio

£45

1 hour

Private zoom session

Creative time - looking up at the wide sky

Relaxing, Meditating, Creating

£45

1 hour

Private zoom session

Exploring autumn with collage

De-stress Drawing and Doodling

£45

1 hour

Private zoom session

Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden

Feedback from an Artist

£45

1 hour

Private zoom session

Shodo Calligraphy

£45

1 hour

Private zoom session

Shakyo Hannya Shingyo

Shakyo Sutra Tracing

£45

1 hour

Private zoom session

Exploring vast spaces through small stamp designs

Tenkoku Stamp Making

£45

1 hour

Private zoom session

Book a One to One Session

Are you interested in taking one to one private lessons from Blair, or booking a time slot for someone else? Here is our calendar for you to book a 1 hour online Zoom session, select your time below.
Booking for someone else without deciding a time – book on this page instead.

Online Zoom session

1hour: £45

Book below

How to book a session

  1. Book with Blair using the calendar – Please first click on a suitable day, then select a time and click confirm. Then enter your details with name and email address, and select which session you are taking.
  2. Please next pay for your session by clicking the Pay with PayPal button. Choose to either Pay with a Debit or Credit Card, or use a PayPal account if you have one.
  3. Lastly please click Schedule Event – that’s it, you’ve booked your session! A confirmation email with Zoom link will be sent (please check your spam if you don’t get it). If you don’t have the Zoom app click here to download. Looking forward to seeing you!
Payment Terms

Session by Zoom, price for one person. Non refundable but a session can be rearranged (once only) within 3 months, by contacting us with 24 hrs notice. Drawing and Painting Studio accepts no liability for injury or damage. Children must be supervised by an adult.

One to one sessions

Are you interested in taking one to one private lessons from Blair, or booking a time slot for someone else? Here is our calendar for you to book a 1 hour online Zoom session, select your time below.
Booking for someone else without deciding a time – book on this page instead.

Online Zoom session

1hour: £45

Book below

How to book a session

  1. Book with Blair using the calendar – Please first click on a suitable day, then select a time and click confirm. Then enter your details with name and email address, and select which session you are taking.
  2. Please next pay for your session by clicking the Pay with PayPal button. Choose to either Pay with a Debit or Credit Card, or use a PayPal account if you have one.
  3. Lastly please click Schedule Event – that’s it, you’ve booked your session! A confirmation email with Zoom link will be sent (please check your spam if you don’t get it). If you don’t have the Zoom app click here to download. Looking forward to seeing you!
Payment & Terms

Session by Zoom, price for one person. Non refundable but a session can be rearranged (once only) within 3 months, by contacting us with 24 hrs notice. Drawing and Painting Studio accepts no liability for injury or damage. Children must be supervised by an adult.

More about One to One

Any wide range of drawing and painting materials and techniques can be taught, such as oils, watercolours, portfolio development or self-portrait. Blair also offers tutoring in Japanese & Chinese calligraphy (Shodo) or stamp-making (Tenkoku), Shakyo Sutra Tracing. And we have relaxing meditation sessions which can be combined with creativity.

If you choose to meet Blair in Glasgow, all materials are provided, including paints, pens, charcoal and paper. If you meet Blair online on Zoom, he will suggest materials or a setup for you to use, or you can let him know what you want to work with.

D+P Studio One to One sessions have a duration of one hour, for both zoom online and also physical sessions.

One to One physical sessions are held at 7 Ashley Street, G3 6DR in the Woodlands area of Glasgow West End, which is also close to the city centre. Ages 16+, children below 16 must be accompanied please by their parent or guardian. Feel free to contact us for more information.

Children’s art tutoring

Do you see potential in your child’s artwork, or want them to learn art skills in a fun and motivating way? Blair has worked with children to draw, paint, illustrate, make craft, sculpt, using varied materials from graphite, pastels, paint pens, to paints.

Mindfulness based Wellbeing and art

Blair has combined art with practicing mindfulness based meditation and zen to nurture people to express creative potential and relax, helping people be creative by quietening stress and anxiety. Or just enjoy the creative process without an aim.

Portfolio Preparation

Great way to rapidly develop, or refine your portfolio. We create portfolio tasks and projects personal to your folio and course, so that all students will develop a folio that is totally individual to them and their interests in art and design.

Digital Portfolio Development

Advice and help to build a digital portfolio, such as for applying to a practice based art and design course such as for Foundation or BA (Hons), or for professionals.

Professional Development

Great for artists and designers who want to discuss works they have made, or techniques used, or need advice with projects they are working on.

FAQ

Yes, we are totally flexible, sessions can be at different times and intervals to suit you. Please choose a suitable time from our calendar.

This isn’t necessary, as you can show examples of your work, sketchbooks or images of the works, at the sessions where you can discuss these, usually at the start of the session. There is no pressure or expectation to have work to a certain standard – we don’t select students based on their folios.

We would be pleased to tutor children, either at Ashley Street KSD buidling or online on Zoom, if you or a guardian can please accompany the child during the session.

Blair will discuss first with you about your interests in art and architecture as well as as related things, which we could work on bringing into sketchbook practice to begin with. Developing this as well as figurative and landscape drawing in different styles, using varied mark making and techniques that are new for you, would be a great start to exploring new creative practice which could filter into your architecture work.

At the first session, we will talk with you about your interest in oils, then start with a demo by Blair, and start you making some artwork. We will talk through the basics of the medium, show you some examples and techniques. Depending on what pace you feel comfortable with we will start you working with oils in the first or second session, on a small scale to begin with, then continue from there.

If you want to focus on discussing your own works you have made, and don’t want to make work with Blair, but may need advice and possibly demos of techniques, this is all absolutely fine.

Yes we would be happy to help you, we have lots of experience helping folk that haven’t done much or any art at all. We will make you feel comfortable, have a chat and start off with some fun markmaking gradually with simple materials like pens on paper, then take it from there to help you develop your art skills and creativity.

Happy Artists ❤️ – Testimonials

Brushing Zen

“I loved watching Blair demonstrating the brushstrokes and although it was frustrating to find my attempts rather random it was still absorbing and satisfying with that example to work from. All the materials and whole setting were very appealing. My feedback is to say how kind and encouraging Blair was which overcame my initial nervousness and made the experience very positive.”

Anne

Calligraphy


G15 Youth Project - Art Group

“I enjoyed making the Long Forest with everybody because we used sticks and special brushes along with ink which was fun! The art group has helped me with my subject choices coming up! Thought it was fantastic and I have learned lots! ?”

Anna

Secondary level


“I enjoyed drawing friends, because I can practice drawing better. Blair listened to me and took on what I had to say.”

Amy

Secondary level