Teaching Involvements

imageEven though I was enjoying what I thought to be a very rewarding and stimulating career in art education in Yorkshire, we decided in the 1980's to move the family home to Cornwall. This allowed my wife Irene to take up new challenges in her career and enabled me to retire from full time teaching to spend more time on my own painting. As I still wanted to continue teaching in some capacity, I decided to run part-time courses in my studio at Poltesco where my wife and I lived.

In 1986 I also became a visiting tutor for the Centro d'Arte Verrocchio in Tuscany. This has led to very important personal as well as professional associations for both myself and my family with the Art Centre itself and the village of Casole d'Elsa where it is located and it was in the valley below the village that we were to discover the farmhouse Corbino.

My involvements with the Centro d'Arte and Corbino continue to this day and during recent years I have been very fortunate to have been invited to run courses here in the UK and abroad including the beautiful El Cachete in Spain and En Olivier in France as well as periodic workshops for Clare Inskip Art Courses.


Although I will only be doing three courses this summer I am delighted to be able to return once again to the three different locations, with their vastly contrasting landscapes and environments, that have offered me so many stimulating and memorable experiences over the years both as a tutor and as an artist.

Needless to say that I hope you will be tempted to join me on my travels again or for the first time.

July 3 - 16
Centro d'Arte Verrocchio, Tuscany

(Casole d'Elsa, between Florence and Siena)
Contact: 123 Maple Road, Bristol BS7 8RF
Tel: +44 (0)117 330 4973
Email: office@verrocchio.co.uk

September 2 - 11
Cortijo El Cachete, Southern Spain

(40 mins drive west of Granada)
50 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8AU
Tel: +44 (0)1892 547207
Email: jimcairns@clara.co.uk

September 22 - 30
En Olivier Art Courses, Algans, Nr. Toulouse, France

Contact: Olivier Art, PO Box 517,
Whitney, OX28 9JY
Tel: +44 (0)771 429 4485 or 0033 (0)563 753 730
Email: hermione@velvetbug.com

As well as the above courses I will be teaching a number of the very popular 3 day Art Workshops at the studio of Clare Inskip
Manor Farm, Little Somerford, Malmesbury,
Wilts SN15 5JW
Tel: +44 (0)1666 822140 Mobile: 07970 892344
Email: clareinskip@gmail.com

For further information/brochures and bookings you should contact each organisation directly, but if you would like a chat with me about any aspect of the courses please contact me at any time. contact