To be an effective teacher you need to be actively working for yourself; the most basic exercises are found during life drawing sessions. For Ev these are her home base, if you like. She enjoys immensely the challenges of painting quickly and instinctively. The drawing and painting sessions hone your eye and hand so they are working as one. Ev does not teach these sessions. The constant practise reinforces the understanding that you can never learn all there is to know about painting, no matter how many decades you have been working.