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David Shevlino Studio Portrait & Figure Painting Workshop

Venue – Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

Monday 15th May to Friday 19th May 2023  –  CANCELLED

Unfortunately, this workshop is unable to proceed due to insufficient bookings

David Shevlino

We are delighted to have American oil painter, David Shevlino, visit us here in Scotland to conduct a workshop in May 2023. David is a highly respected tutor and we are very lucky to secure this five day studio based workshop in beautiful Fife, Scotland.

You will be painting alongside David using live models to complete both portrait and figure studies during your five days. Workshop places are limited and are sure to fill up very quickly.

Please be aware the workshop will include a nude model for part of the time.

Alla Prima Painting with David Shevlino: Figure and Portrait
Join American artist David Shevlino for this 5 day course and learn the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to your subject. There will be painting demonstrations and lots of class time for students to work from both a portrait model and a nude figure during the week.

You will be painting Alla Prima or wet into wet, enabling you to complete your painting quickly and cohesively, without waiting for paint layers to dry.

About David

David Shevlino was born in Jersey City, NJ in 1962. A graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania, he also studied at the Art Students’ League in New York.

Growing up near NYC, Shevlino was exposed to art as a teenager. He began making trips to art museums at age 15 and developed a love of traditional figurative painting. His early work was very traditional and classically inspired. However, after many years of experimenting, David began exploring a looser paint application which straddles the line between representational painting and abstraction.   This “in between” area is where the painter feels most comfortable and best able to express his artistic voice.  His paintings are characterized by broad brushstrokes, a sensuous application of paint and an obvious feel for tonal harmonies. At the same time, the artist demonstrates a firm sense of control, tightening up the composition through his deft modeling of the human form.

David Shevlino has exhibited work nationally in both solo and group exhibits over the past two decades and currently lives in NC.

Below are some examples of David’s work. You can see more and learn more about David on his website

The venue for David’s workshop is the classroom within the Fire Station Creative Art Hub in the centre of Dunfermline, a city in Fife, Scotland. This Art Deco building has been turned into artist studios, cafe and art gallery.

Find out more about the venue HERE

We have the classroom available to us Monday to Friday for the following times:

Monday 15th – 11:30 to 16:00 (4.5 hours)
Tuesday 16th – 11:00 to 17:00 (6 hours)
Wed 17th – 11:30 to 17:00 (5.5 hours)
Thurs 18th – 11:30 to 16:00 (4.5 hours)
Friday 19th – 11:00 to 17:00 (6 hours)

A light lunch will be included each day and tea/coffee will be available throughout the workshop whenever desired.

This workshop does not include accommodation but we can certainly offer assistance in making suitable arrangements if required.


Five painting days with tuition from David
All five days are classroom based in Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline – Monday to Friday

Live models for the duration of the workshop

Light lunch, teas and coffees all five days

Help and assistance in planning your journey to the venue.
Help arranging accommodation if required.


Accommodation – but we can help with suggestions regarding where to stay if required. 

Insurance – you are strongly advised to arrange adequate holiday travel insurance covering you for this type of holiday.  Travelling without insurance is not recommended.

Transport to and from the studio location in Dunfermline.

Art materials – students must supply their own equipment including paints, brushes and painting surfaces. A suggested materials list will be provided before the workshop.

Prices and how to book

The price of this workshop is £825 and places are, of course, limited

You can reserve your place on this workshop by clicking the button below to pay your deposit. 

The deposit is £105 and is non-refundable should you decide to cancel. Should this workshop have to be cancelled completely due to unforeseen circumstances you will receive a refund of £100 due to the charges imposed by PayPal.

Please read carefully what is, and is not, included before committing to this workshop to ensure it meets your needs. You can also review our general terms and conditions using the links at the bottom of any page on this website.

Additional Information

For those flying to the workshop the nearest airport is Edinburgh International, approximately 30 to 40 minutes from the venue, and the area is also served by very good road, rail and public transport links. Pick ups may be arranged at the local railway station (Dunfermline or Inverkeithing) for those not travelling by car, subject to your arrival times.

This will all be discussed with individual students well before travel time. We will endeavour to make your journey as easy as possible and offer suggestions regarding local transport, accommodation etc. We are here to help.

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