Workshops and Classes

The DRAWING and PAINTING courses in the Ben McLeod Studio are a great way for you to learn new skills, develop existing skills or rekindle a love and ability for art that may have sat dormant for some time. All classes are structured with a step-by-step hands-on approach and lots of personal instruction.

There are BEGINNERS classes on a Monday afternoon and a CONTINUATION class on a Wednesday evening - with an emphasis on furthering painterly expression. These classes are run on termly 10 week blocks and cost £150 - which works out at only £15 per session. An important feature is learning together which often leads to making new friends for mutual encouragement - as part of this in the winter we have had a Christmas Social and in the summer a Student Exhibition in the studio - with wine and nibbles and work for sale.

As well as these ongoing classes there are various workshops in the Summer - all of which can be booked in the SHOP section... by clicking HERE

I have been running DRAWING and PAINTING classes in the studio for a few years now and developed the studio from a disused and dilapidated barn specifically with this in mind. As well as an area for me to experiment and produce my own work - with a wood burning stove for those cold winter days - I also created a display area at one end and in between there is plenty of room for students to learn and develop their skills directly with the artist.

Be part of a group learning together or contact me if you require individual lessons...

...and do not hesitate to approach me with any questions.


  • "I really enjoyed the opportunity of going out to sketch"
  • "Having enjoyed the course at Dallam I wanted to continue to learn drawing techniques and oil painting with Ben's great teaching methods"
  • "I only wish it was longer"
  • "I enjoyed every part of it"
  • "More time would have been great"
  • "Getting to draw outside was a real highlight"