WORKSHOPS

A whole day painting with heaps of tuition

It is so great to be back teaching small groups, in my face to face workshops. Everyone gains so much by working alongside other friendly and supportive artists, of all abilities. All workshops start with a demo and come with heaps of tuition and enthusiasm. Materials list will be sent out in advance, with easels and boards provided. With limited numbers, workshops do get booked quickly; Join the mailing list to be notified in advance of new dates. I hope you can join us!

group of students painting in workshop

I'll be teaching a small number of workshops this year in a gorgeous new venue at the historic Farnham Pottery, where there is plenty of space, light and ventilation, plus a lovely cafe on site where we can all relax for lunch or you can bring your own. We will be following the latest Covid guidelines. Places are limited.
Check availability and book here.

Historic Farnham Pottery building

Seascape painting

‘Gestural Seascapes’ workshop

Thursday 8th July or Thursday 12th August - NOW FULLY BOOKED
One day workshop, 10am – 4pm, £85 per person.

Let go of detail and enjoy painting using gestural and expressive marks. Working on a larger scale and understanding how to simplify your composition and layer your brushmarks to create an expressive representation of the seascape.

This is a popular subject and I will share lots of tips and techniques, helping you discover the secrets of how to use different acrylic mediums to create varied brushstrokes, glazes and effects. Using a limited palette of Acrylics with mixed media you will gain confidence and learn to progress from simplified studies on paper to a lively finished painting.

Venue: The Fancy Loft, Farnham Pottery, Wrecclesham, Farnham GU10 4ND. Please note there is a small flight of stairs to access the venue. 

‘Layering the Landscape’ workshop

Thursday 27th May, 10am – 4pm, £85 per person - NOW FULLY BOOKED.
A day to explore ideas, loosen up your brushstrokes and build confidence, enabling you to move from sketchbook ideas to an exciting painting without fear.

This dynamic approach to painting the landscape, incorporates painted collage, expressive mark-making, a better understanding of colour and composition. We will be painting with a limited palette of acrylics with mixed-media. Great for all abilities, to help you develop new painting ideas and techniques using expressive brushmarks and composition.

Venue: The Fancy Loft, Farnham Pottery, Wrecclesham, Farnham GU10 4ND Please note there is a small flight of stairs to access the venue.

 

landscape painting

I run drawing, painting and mixed media workshops for all abilities, with relaxed teaching and a friendly atmosphere, helping you to push your limits and explore your creativity. I am available to run occasional workshops for schools, art societies, galleries and corporate clients.

I am a qualified eductor for Golden Paints  and Silver Brush and I am able to share many new ideas and techniques for painting, using Acrylics, oils, QoR watercolours and mixed media. Tried and tested methods, from an enthusiastic working artist. 
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Examples of Workshops

‘Daily Painting Practice’ workshop,
Learn the artist’s habit of creating art on paper for daily practice, for pleasure and to develop ideas for paintings. Learn to paint from photos or life, using a range of simple materials and techniques, to free up your ideas and take away any pressure. Acrylics, mixed media and collage. 

‘Gestural Seascape Painting’ workshop
Let go of detail and paint using gestural and expressive marks. Working on a larger scale and understanding how to simplify your composition to create an expressive representation of the seascape. Acrylics & mixed media.

‘Painting Nature’ workshop, with Acrylics, Textures & Glazes.
This workshop will give you a greater understanding of the advantages of using different textures, pastes, gels and fluids with your acrylics, or adding found mixed media. Create an exciting landscape or seascape painting with impasto areas or transparent glazed colour and experiment with new materials and techniques.

‘Collaged Acrylic Landscapes’ workshop,
A dynamic approach to painting the landscape, incorporating painted collage, whilst working to improve mark-making, colour and composition. Great for all abilities, to help you develop a painting with expressive brushmarks and exciting composition.

‘Unlocking the Abstract’ workshop,
Learn to free up your painting using process-led abstract ideas. This will help you to create an exciting abstract painting, improve your understanding of mark-making, tone and composition, using acrylics, mixed media and collage.

Please email if you are interested in organising a workshop, for more information or to be added to a waiting list. [email protected]


Some of the lovely feedback I receive from my workshops..."I had the most amazing day yesterday - I can't remember anything so enjoyable for a long time. Thank you for all your guidance and patience." 

"Just to say thank you for yet another inspirational workshop.  I always leave your wonderful classes buzzing with ideas and determined to follow all the good advice you give us and all the fun things that can be done. You have a wonderful way of illustrating and showing us “how to” that inspires us all. Looking forward to the next one."

"Thank you for the wonderful art classes recently, I have really enjoyed them and have continued to learn more on each session."