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 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
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.

31 July
"Where to put things in your Landscape painting"
Venue - The Cow Shed, Steyning
11am - 4pm
Knowing where to put things in our paintings can be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful creation.
During this Landscape painting workshop we will experiment with "The rule of Thirds" and empty space.
We will use what we have have learned and our own reference material to create a visually pleasing landscape painting.
You may work outside during this workshop if you want to but remember to bring sun protection!

14 August
"Drawing in the Woods"
Venue - Small Dole Village Hall and Tottington woods
10am - 3pm
Unfortunately we've missed the bluebells this year but we can still enjoy these ancient woodlands and spend time sketching in them.
We'll meet at the village hall before spending two hours in the woods working in sketch books with charcoal and pencil.
We will then move back into the hall to complete a larger, expressive charcoal drawing on paper.
Participants will have access to the hall for the duration of the workshop.

I have written a risk assessment for working in the woods and will do my utmost to keep everyone safe but accidents do happen - Participants accept responsibility for their own safety while taking part in this workshop.

28 August
"Painting on a coloured ground"
Venue - The Cow Shed, Steyning
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.

11 September
"Painting in the woods"
Venue - Small Dole Village Hall and Tottington woods
10am - 3pm
We'll meet at the village hall before spending two hours in the woods working in sketchbooks with your choice of watercolor pencils, pastel, pen or a mixture of your choice.
We'll be looking for colour, light, framing lines and pathways.
We will then move back into the hall to complete a larger, expressive painting on paper or canvas.
Participants will have access to the hall for the duration of the workshop.

I have written a risk assessment for working in the woods and will do my utmost to keep everyone safe but accidents do happen - Participants accept responsibility for their own safety while taking part in this workshop.

25 September
"Mixed media - Acrylic Paint and Pen"
Venue - The Cow Shed, Steyning
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 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.


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

You can find the Small Dole Village Hall at ...
Henfield Road,
Small Dole,
nr Henfield
BN5 9XE

I have started a small supportive facebook group for Artists in the Making. It's a safe place for you to share artwork, ideas and to ask arty questions. Everyone is welcome from those "who haven't picked up a paint brush since school" to those who regularly attend workshops or courses.
I'll be posting news about my Art Workshops, Pictures of my own art projects (especially the ones that go wrong!) and ideas to keep you all painting and drawing at home.
Find Our fun Facebook Group Here

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.