Workshops

"I hadn’t painted for quite some time... Sarah’s encouragement and advice helped me regain my confidence as well as reminding me how art is so deeply personal. Keeping the numbers low in the workshop means that Sarah has enough time to spend with everyone ..." C.Bateman workshop participant and artist in the making.

I have thought hard about my policies for making workshops safe for us all.
My Covid 19 policies and practices are new - this is a steep learning curve for us all please bear with me while I try to get things right.
You can read my full Covid 19 workshop policy here.

I offer art workshops at the beautiful Cow Shed Venue in Steyning.

Workshops are designed to be fun and to introduce participants to the exciting possibilities of creating their own art work.
Beginners can expect to learn about colour theory (colour is my thing) composition, drawing, basic painting techniques and equipment.
For the more advanced artist, workshops can be used to develop skills, learn more about the creative process, try something new and obtain feedback on work.

Saturday and Sunday Workshops run from 11am until 4pm at the Cow Shed Studio.
All workshops are priced at £48 per person
Learners will need to provide their own table easel, painting surface, paint, brushes, water container and palette.
Tea, coffee and cake are included in the workshop price but you will need a packed lunch.

Prior to a workshop all participants will receive an email containing payment details, a kit list and a rough guide to the workshop.

Payment is due at time of booking.
Payments can be made online either with a PayPal account or debit card by using the "Pay Now" buttons, alternatively participants may pay via a bank transfer - details for a bank transfer will be included on your workshop email.

Gift Vouchers for Art Workshops are now available please scroll to the bottom of the page for more details on how to buy.
Workshop Dates.

Saturday September 19th
Inspired by Hockney
An acrylic painting workshop inspired by the artist David Hockney. We'll be using our own resource material to create a colourful Hockney inspired masterpiece.
This workshop is for a maximum of five participants

INSPIRED BY HOCKNEY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED - This workshop will run again on SUNDAY 11TH OCTOBER


Sunday September 20th
Back to Basics
An acrylic painting workshop with a back to basics focus.
Great for beginners and those with more experience to solidify and expand painting knowledge - more knowledge means better painting.
During this workshop you will look at different types of paint and learn what the symbols on paint tubes really mean.
There will be time to try out different surfaces and different ways to apply our paint.
We'll conduct several experiments to help cement our learning and then create two small experimental paintings inspired by small posies of flowers.
This workshop is for a maximum of five participants

BACK TO BASICS IS NOW FULLY BOOKED - IF YOU'D LIKE TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP PLEASE LET ME KNOW HERE

Saturday October 10th
Creating an atmospheric landscape
An acrylic painting workshop.
What creates "Atmosphere" in a painting? Is it all technique?
During this workshop we'll be learning to use colour as well as light and dark areas to create an atmospheric landscape painting.
This workshop is for a maximum of five participants

CREATING AN ATMOSPHERIC LANDSCAPE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED IT WILL BE RUNNING AGAIN ON NOVEMBER 28TH SCROLL DOWN TO BOOK.

Sunday October 11th
Inspired by Hockney
An acrylic painting workshop inspired by the artist David Hockney.
We'll start with a short discussion about the landscape paintings of David Hockney.
Using our own reference materials we will create two sketches and then a colourful Hockney inspired masterpiece.

This workshop is for a maximum of five participants



Saturday October 31st
Soft pastel/chalk pastel landscapes
A chalk pastel or soft pastel workshop.
We'll be working from our own resource materials on paper to create a beautiful landscape. This workshop may get a little messy, if you like to smudge and keep clean hands please bring gloves or kitchen roll with you.
This workshop is for a maximum of five participants
If this workshop is full and you would like to attend it Please let me know here



Sunday November 1st
Autumnal still life painting
An acrylic painting workshop.
We'll be working from our own resource materials, you'll be asked to bring in autumnal inspired flowers or fruits as well as a selection of objects to create a small still life set up to work from. We'll look at the basics of composition and create a painting a warm painting for the cold months ahead.
This workshop is for a maximum of five participants
If this workshop is full and you would like to attend it Please let me know here



Saturday November 28th
Creating an atmospheric landscape
An acrylic painting workshop.
What creates "Atmosphere" in a painting? Is it all technique?
During this workshop we'll be learning to use colour as well as light and dark areas to create an atmospheric landscape painting which captures the viewers imagination and our emotional connection to a place.
This workshop is for a maximum of five participants







Saturday November 14th
To be announced

Sunday November 15th
To be announced

Sunday November 29th
To be announced

Gift vouchers for Workshops

Workshop Vouchers are currently unavailable

28/04/18 Group bookings can be arranged for Hen Dos, Birthdays, Team building, Art groups. If you would like to book a workshop for your group use my contact page to get in touch.

You can find the Cow Shed Studio at ...
Hammes Farm,
Washington Rd,
Steyning
BN44 3DA

Contact me for more information


Standard Cancellation Charge and Refunds

If COVID 19 restrictions mean workshops can not take place all participants will receive a full refund.

Refunds will be initiated if workshops are cancelled by me for circumstances beyond my control.
Workshop fees are due at the time of booking, spaces will not be reserved for unpaid sessions.
Fees paid are non refundable if the decision to withdraw from a workshop is that of the participants and one week or less notice is given.
Participants who give more than one weeks cancellation notice will be charged a cancellation fee of £20.
Please note that there may be circumstances in which there are insufficient fee paying students to allow the course to be run. In these instances I reserve the right to cancel the course. A full refund will be paid if this situation occurs.