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Art Classes at Art on the Green

Moira Ferrier Art Workshop

Regular Art Classes, organised by Tolquhon Gallery, are held at Tolquhon Studio Workshop (Art on the Green) in Udny Green, a picturesque conservation village, 12 miles north of Aberdeen. The former Fleeman’s Shop on the village green has been transformed into an attractive, well equipped studio providing an ideal space for painting. When weather allows, classes also paint out of doors.

Classes are small and informal with no more than 11 people in each so the tutors can give everyone personal attention. Daytime and evening classes run for ten weeks at a time. There are courses in a range of media to suit all levels of experience including absolute beginners. Donald Murray's 'Watercolour - Come all Ye' classes attract beginners and improvers. Danny Ross welcomes all abilities to his classes on 'The Art of Painting' and Graham Fyfe leads enjoyable Saturday classes for all who are interested.


The art classes are taken by tutors Danny Ross, Donald Murray and Graham Fyfe.

Danny Ross

Danny RossDanny Ross opened TOLQUHON GALLERY 32 years ago and has continued to develop his own painting. A graduate of Gray’s School of Art, he is a successful artist who has won many awards and has exhibited widely. Keen to encourage creativity, he established the Tolquhon Studio in 1998. He is a knowledgeable and experienced tutor.

Donald Murray

Donald MurrayDonald Murray, a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, is a highly experienced teacher. His watercolours, featuring east and west coast landscapes, have been widely exhibited and his work is found in collections throughout the country. He is also one of Scotland’s leading calligraphers and has carried out many prestigious commissions.

Graham Fyfe

Graham Fyfe Tolquhon Studio tutorGraham Fyfe fulfilled a long-held ambition when he studied as a mature student at Gray’s School of Art, graduating with a first class degree in 1997, then a Master’s in 1998. He has a passion for art, which he enthusiastically conveys. He believes in encouraging every student to develop his or her individual skills.

Classes — January to March 2020

A new series of classes begins in January.

Click here for details. 

There are 10 classes in each course. Daytime art classes run for 2½ hours; evening classes run for 2 hours. The two hour evening classes cost £132 for a course; all other classes cost £157.

Members of classes bring their own materials with advice and recommendations being given by the tutors. Tea and coffee are provided and there are breaks during all classes giving a chance to mix and have a chat. Wine and home baked cakes have also been known to appear. All the tutors aim to make the classes enjoyable as well as instructive.

If you are interested in joining a class, please contact us and we shall send you further information. If the content of the courses or the times of the classes offered do not suit, it would be helpful if you could let us know what might interest you. This would help us plan future classes.

All courses are subject to sufficient numbers being enrolled and certain classes may be oversubscribed.