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Skill based Drawing and Painting

Blair's cat drawing
Exploring autumn with collage
selfportrait graphite Blair Thomson
Suibokuga outside Blair Thomson
Shogen Blair Thomson Suibokuga Silver Birch
Studio portrait copyright Blair Thomson
Exploring shells and pebbles at Destress drawing
Trees 3 photo copyright Blair Thomson
Relaxing and immersing ourselves in autumnal lines
Creative Time – celebrating midsummer

Inspiring One to One or Group art tutoring

One to one or group art tutoring with Blair Thomson, a friendly, professional and supportive artist, sessions customised to you with a range of possibilities.

Blair has a wide range of experience from curating public exhibitions of fine art, to running local community arts and crafts groups, and his background in meditation and charitable work mean he is a patient listener and genuinely interested in helping guide people.

We offer One to One Sessions with Blair on Zoom online, or contact us if you have a group for prices and more info.

Drawing and Painting

Do you want to learn a specific technique or how to use certain art materials or even master a particular style? Or get started with making some art for relaxation? Or do you need advice on your portfolio, discuss ideas and have demonstrations? 

We all need advice, encouragement and of course technical help at some point and we are there to be your studio pal, pro assistant, excellent tutor or arty accomplice as you need it!
Try our one to one or group sessions with a professional, friendly and supportive artist. 

Blair Thomson is a skilled and versatile artist who has exhibited widely (from U.K. to U.S. to Japan) and tutored many individuals and groups since graduation in 2002. At Glasgow School of Art he was traditionally trained in drawing and painting, before going on to study various approaches with other teachers. He has curated exhibitions and been part of public exhibition selection, so he has a wealth of experience to tap into.

Moreover Blair is a kind listener and always enjoys helping others with their artwork. You will feel safe to confide in him about your interests and any worries or uncertainty you have. Any questions you have or guidance you need, Blair will help you.

Testimonial

Drawing Trees day at Lenzie

“Enjoyed the starting small working up the large piece, great opportunity to work with range of mediums from charcoal through to acrylic & coloured inks. Inspired me to feel more confident & freer trying different materials, empowering!”

Catherine

Tree Drawing event, Glasgow

Edges, spikes and curves of leafy patterns

Here are some of the things Blair gives tutoring and support with:

  • drawing -traditional, observational – any materials
  • drawing -digital or experimental
  • painting – any media from water based to oil painting
  • portfolio preparation and development (physical or digital)
  • sketchbook development
  • mixed media and how to combine various art materials
  • demonstrations of techniques
  • materials preparation
  • landscape and nature related artwork
  • portraiture and figurative, life drawing
  • representational art
  • abstract art
  • illustration and design
  • Manga & Anime drawing
  • Japanese/ Chinese Suibokuga water ink painting
  • tutoring and support for people with any level of experience
  • complete beginners welcome
  • skills support for art graduates
  • tutoring for young people and with school curriculum

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.

Skill based drawing and painting online

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.

Skill based drawing and painting online

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.

Prefer to join Blair’s groups?

We hold regular groups especially online, such as our relaxing De-stress Doodling and Drawing Group on Zoom. Please have a look at our Events and Art groups page for more info and how to book.

Seal carving and blowing stone dust at the Japanese Garden at Cowden
Atmospheric tree painting night

Example artworks by Blair

About Blair

Blair Thomson is a skilled and versatile artist who has exhibited widely (from U.K. to U.S. to Japan) and tutored many individuals and groups since graduation in 2002. At Glasgow School of Art he was traditionally trained in drawing and painting, before going on to study various approaches with other teachers. He has curated exhibitions and been part of public exhibition selection, so he has a wealth of experience to tap into.

Moreover Blair is a kind listener and always enjoys helping others with their artwork. You will feel safe to confide in him about your interests and any worries or uncertainty you have. Any questions you have or guidance you need, Blair will help you.

Let's make a samurai helmet for Children's Day