"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 am currently offering art workshops at the beautiful Cow Shed Venue in Steyning and Small Dole village Hall.

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.

All workshops are priced at £48 per person
Learners will need to provide their own table easel, painting surface, paint, brushes, drawing materials, 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 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 on request.
Workshop Dates. - bookings from 20th June

17 July
"Getting Creative with colour - 1" - Using vivid, bright colour in our Landscape paintings.
Venue - The Cow Shed, Steyning
An Acrylic Paint workshop
11am - 4pm
I love colour and have created a series of six workshops especially designed to look at different ways of using it.
During this workshop we will experiment with using colour straight out of the tube.
We will experiment in our sketch books learning about value and saturation and how we can change the colour of any object.
Working from our own reference materials we will concentrate on creating bright, bold and beautiful paintings with Acrylic paint.

28 August
"Painting on a coloured background"
Venue - The Cow Shed, Steyning
An Acrylic Paint workshop
11am - 4pm
There are lots of reasons for working on a coloured background - a coloured ground (one of them being that a white canvas can be very scary!)
During this workshop we'll discuss those reasons and experiment with the effects using different grounds can have.
Participants will use a ground of their choice to create either a landscape or simple still life painting using their own resources.

25 September
"Mixed media - Acrylic Paint, Charcoal and Pen"
Venue - The Cow Shed, Steyning
An Acrylic Paint, paint pen, permanent pen, charcoal and oil pastel workshop
11am - 4pm
Mixing media to create one image can be tricky but highly effective and great fun.
During this workshop we will experiment with acrylic paint, permanent pens, paint pens, charcoal and/or oil pastels.
We will create several small landscape or abstract images with layers of paint and then use our other media to add detail, line and drawing.

You can find the Cow Shed Studio at ...
Hammes Farm,
Washington Rd,
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 if their workshop space can not be resold.
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.