Painting Workshops with Kirstie Cohen

Kirstie offers workshops which include demonstrations, discussion and a unique opportunity to learn first hand from one of Scotland’s leading landscape painters. Suitable for amateur enthusiasts and professional artists.

Kirstie Cohen is one of Scotland’s leading landscape painters and runs classes in composition, perspective, line, structure, tone and colour. Taking sketches to another level by utilising colour theory and techniques for working with acrylic and oils. Learn how to transfer compositions onto canvas. Her painting workshops guide you through various processes for exploring techniques to realise your ideas.

Kirstie delivers workshops at the Studios in the Spring (April) and Autumn (October) each year. Please contact the Studios for further details.

2 Day
Mixed Media Workshop:
Landscape – Small Scale

Working in a series of small scale panels on board, the student will create as many images as possible in a variety of mixed media and oil paint if preferred, with an emphasis on colour and variety of mark making.

Kirstie will demonstrate the components that are needed to create a successful small scale art work and different ways of making effective and dramatic statements.

This will be an absorbing and fun filled weekend with an outcome of wonderful images from the imagination, and direct sources of reference, to enjoy and build from.

Painting class at Tantallon Studios North Berwick  – WEEKEND 22& 23 APRIL 2017

Cost: £120 (2 day workshop)   Max 6 per class

Accommodation can be arranged locally.

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE please e-mail us through our contact page and request a booking form.

You can find out more about Kirstie here


You will require

Sketch book
Glue stick
Acrylic paint – red, yellow, blue, white and black
Assortment of brushes, pallet knife
Lead pencil
Any coloured pastels, pencils, pens etc. you have.
Kitchen Roll
Water container
Pallet (any old piece of plastic or Perspex will do )

If you would like to work in – Oil Paint– suggested colours – just bring what you can – cadmium red, cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue, paynes grey, phthalo green, phthalo blue, alizarin crimson, large white (Winsor and Newton Griffin Alkyd quick dry oil paint is good)
Odour free solvent for example – Zest it – or Jacksons low odour
Soft cotton rags (old T shirts are good )

PRIMED smooth MOUNT BOARD ( NOT canvas board) household vinyl or silk white emulsion paint can be used to prime board.

Cut into 8 A4 sheets plus 2 sheets approx 70 x 50cm
It is recommended that you go to your local framers if you have one and ask them for any -small mount board off cuts -as they usually throw them away.

Assortment of photos, scrap magazine cuttings, collage materials e.g. tissue paper, coloured paper etc.