Susan Thomson


Susan Thomson Botanical Watercolour Workshop

Susan Trained in Graphic Design and Printing Technology before working in advertising. She went on to study Botanical Drawing and Watercolour at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Susan is now an accomplished botanical watercolour artist and an excellent tutor.

She has exhibited extensively in the UK, including the Royal Academy of Art’s Summer Exhibition.

The Workshops are open to all abilities as Susan works on a one to one basis with her pupils

Courses cost 350 Dirhams per day inclusive of materials

Dates and times are:

9am to 1pm with a break around 11

14th 15th 18th 19th 21st and 22nd January 2014

To Book a course for yourself, or gift one to a friend, contact us on

Tel 04 3536233

The Majlis Gallery, The first Fine Art Gallery the UAE, is situated in

The Al Fahedi Historic Neighbourhood in Bur Dubai

near The Museum and The Rulers Court

Please forward this information to your contacts and friends


Trevor Waugh

Spend a Morning or two Painting with Trevor Waugh

Born in London in 1952 Trevor studied at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1970 to 1974, amongst his tutors were Sir William Coldstream and David Hockney. He graduated with a BA in Fine Arts and then went on to study illustration under Ernest Jones at Croydon College of Art gaining a distinction.

Alison and Trevor first met in 1995 when he was tutoring an art group in Cornwall. He had just returned from a very exciting trip to the USA and had travel in his bones. He took to the Middle East straightaway and was out painting on his first morning in Dubai. Many visits have ensued since all producing an abundance of sketches watercolours and oils and more recently books.

Trevor has a strong following both here and in the UK, his peregrinations around the world have included Morocco, Turkey, Venice, Egypt, Florence, Oman and India. He always finds time to pass his knowledge and skill on to others and has produced a number of books and videos on the art of sketching drawing and painting. Never far from his guitar or his sketch books, Trevor is a man who relishes in all things visual and stimulating.

Trevors Courses cost 350 Dirhams per day inclusive of all materials

Dates and times are:

9am to 1pm with a break around 11

Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd February 2014

To Book a course, or 2 even, for yourself, or to gift one to a friend, contact us on

Tel 04 3536233

The Majlis Gallery, The first Fine Art Gallery the UAE, is situated in

The Al Fahedi Historic Neighbourhood in Bur Dubai

near The Museum and The Rulers Court

Please forward this information to your contacts and friends


Louis Jansen van Vuuren


More Workshops with Lynda Shephard


Louis Jansen van Vuuren – Mixed Media


Lynda Shephard – Water Colour beginners & intermediate















More Workshops with Lynda Shephard


Lynda’s October Workshops were so succesfull she has agreed to come back in November with more classes




Children love the spontaneity of watercolour and its creative character. During this one and a half hour workshop, children will complete a painting using a wet on wet technique and become familiar with many important aspects of colour theory. All materials and equipment are provided and included in the fee.




This four hour workshop will provide an exciting adventure into some of the most up to date, creative watercolour techniques and “tricks of the trade.” Students will learn how to develop highly creative and thought provoking effects. The workshop is suitable for total beginners as well as those with some painting experience. The materials and equipment for this workshop are provided and included in the fee except for watercolour paper. Students are requested to bring three or four sheets of cold pressed, textured 300gms watercolour paper and not smaller than A3 size, which is easily available from most art supply stores in Dubai.




This four hour workshop will focus on completing an architectural landscape drawn from the Dubai Creek area. The paper and the prepared drawing will be provided for this workshop but all students are requested to bring their own brushes and watercolour paints. The painting will involve both a wet on wet, loose technique combined with more detailed and technically skilful areas. Lynda will also be working on the same painting in order to provide a practical, step by step demonstration for all students.




This four hour workshop will result in the completion of the painting started in Intermediate Workshop Part 1. Attention to detail, the addition of textures and helpful, critical analysis are provided in the closing stages of the painting.




This four hour workshop is designed to familiarise students with the amazing qualities of watercolour and the unique tools and materials used by watercolourists. Every student will go home with a completed painting. The prepared drawing, materials and equipment will be provided and these are included in the fee. The painting subject will be an arrangement of bougainvillea. After a brief introduction to explain how the paints and equipment are used, students will be shown how to approach the painting with a wet on wet technique, working from light to dark and the colour theory involved when painting from nature.


June Bartlett – January 2013

Portrait Classes in January 2013

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th

Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23 rd

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th

Astrid Harrisson – Photography Workshops


On location with Astrid – March 2012


Astrid Harrisson gives you the opportunity to learn about  your camera and subjects in unique surroundings.


“A whinny on the breeze, thundering hooves and kicked up dust on a setting sun are truly emotive and sensual moments in nature; moments of magic within which nature communicates on a multi-layered level; moments that are born at the crossroads of inspiration, vision and awareness. Photography is a tool enabling us to encapsulate such moments so that we might share them with others.

We offer you a rare opportunity to go on a journey to this mythical address: join Horse Photographer Astrid Harrisson and Equus Coach Kelly Eide on a day photographing horses in nature. Not only will you develop a deeper understanding of the subtleties of animal communication and develop a better relationship with your camera and photographic equipment, but you will also learn to understand the importance of heightened awareness of the moment – a powerful tool that can help you capture a perfectly magical image before it even happens.

Following this spend a studio-based ‘post-production’ day at Dubai’s Majlis Gallery, allowing necessary time to explore your captured material by processing and transforming your most magical of moments into finished photographs”

Astrid Harrisson


It is advised that when booking these workshops that you choose  at least one location shoot and at least one post production day ( Total 800 AED).  In doing this you will benefit from spending a day learning how to get the best shots in a fabulous location, and allow the necessary time to explore your capture material by processing and transforming your images into finished pieces. It is the complete package for the budding photographer.

Sat 9th – LOCATION SHOOT afternoon/evening/sunset shoot at Forta Stud / Al Asayl

Sun 10th – LOCATION SHOOT early morning shoot at Forta Stud/Al Asayl


Wed 13th – LOCATION SHOOT – Al Ain Zoo (times TBC / early morning) 

Thursday 14th  POST PRODUCTION-  Day at  The Majlis Gallery (10am – 4pm)

Sunday 17th – A racing stables in Dubai, followed by a studio based workshop session at The Majlis Gallery

(Times for Sunday 17th ONLY

5.30am- 9am at Racing Stables followed by Brunch. Post-production at Gallery. Finish by 1pm.

600 AED )




Paul Wadsworth – February 2013

going out

  Mixed Media Workshops in February

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th

Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th