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 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.

Workshops run from 11am until 4pm at the Cow Shed Studio. All workshops include some basic materials including an A3 painting surface. Learners will need to provide their own paint, brushes, water container and palette. Tea, coffee and cake are included in the 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.

Cost for each session is £40 (oil painting workshops are charged at a higher rate due to the cost of materials supplied) - payment is due one week before the date of the workshop, 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.

26th January - Charcoal Drawing 11am - 4pm
Start the New year off with some messy, fun, charcoal drawing. Learn how to create interesting and expressive drawings. This versatile medium is a fantastic drawing tool which can be taken just about anywhere. We'll begin the session with some expressive mark making exercises (can you draw angry, peaceful, playful?) We'll follow on with a landscape drawing from your own reference material.

Januarys Charcoal Drawing workshop is now fully booked.

23rd February - "Landscape Painting" with some composition 11am - 4pm
Even the most proficient painters need to learn how to compose a painting to make it interesting. As well as creating our own landscape painting we'll spend a little bit of time looking at composition and colour choice during this workshop. Bring your own reference material such as photographs and sketches to this workshop.

Februarys Workshop is now fully booked.

30th March - "Pen and Wash" 11am - 4pm
Have fun creating a happy, splashy, washy landscape image with pen and acrylic paints. We'll be drawing our images, adding washes and splashes of colour over the top and learning how to use pattern and line in our work. Bring your own reference material such as photographs and sketches to this workshop.

Marchs Workshop is now fully booked (Quickest bookings I have ever had!) - If you missed out on this workshop please do come along to my April Workshop when I will be running through the Pen and Wash pointers and exercises again for those who want to have a go.


27th April - "Project Session" 11am - 4pm
Please note I will be running through the Pen and Wash exercises and pointers once again during this workshop for anyone who missed the previous session. 11am - 4pm
Started a new painting, want to start one, try a new way of working or just feeling stuck? this is the session for you. We'll spend all day working on your chosen project with plenty of one to one advice from me and your peers.  





Project Workshop


25th May - "Paint your own Van Gogh Irises" 11am - 4pm
During this workshop you'll be creating your very own Van Gogh style masterpiece to hang on the wall. We'll be painting in an impasto style (using thick paint = having fun) and looking at a little tiny bit of colour theory. This workshop is suitable for beginners, improvers and children 12 years and older (accompanied by a full paying adult)
I will be asking for a small donation of £2 per person during the workshop to help cover the cost of the flowers.





Paint your own Van Gogh Irises Workshop


29th June - "Painting knife workshop" (Palette knife) 11am - 4pm
Painting knife or Palette knife? come along to this workshop and find out the difference. We'll be practicing our knife handling skills (not as dangerous as it sounds) and working to create an energetic image with movement and imagination. Bring your own reference material such as photographs and sketches to this workshop.





Painting Knife Workshop


20th July and 27th July - "Oil painting for beginners" 11am - 4pm
Please note this is a two day workshop.
Oil painting can appear scary; there are lots of rules, lots of bottles of "stuff" and many strange smells....
During this two day workshop we'll learn the basics of oil painting: we will learn about water mixable oil paints (It's what I use) and be using non toxic (much less smelly) substances. We will be comparing natural brushes and synthetic brushes as well as learning about two different painting approaches.
We will not be aiming to complete a painting during this two day workshop (we can try though) rather we will be aiming to become confident in the use of this material so we can continue to use it at home.
We will be working from our own reference material - sketches and or photographs
I will be bringing a basic painting set and non toxic substances for mixing and cleaning for all participants to use (not to take home, sorry) Participants will not be allowed to use any other substances bought from home other than paint. I will also as usual be providing tea, coffee and the much needed cake.
Please do use my contact page to ask me any questions about this workshop.





Oil Painting for beginners two day workshop


More workshops coming soon

Gift vouchers for Workshops
You can now purchase a gift voucher to cover the cost of a workshop, perfect for birthdays, Christmas or just to show you care.
Once purchased you will receive a printed voucher in the post which you can personalise with your special persons name, you will also receive an email receipt containing the voucher just in case the original gets lost.




Name of voucher recipient




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

Refunds will be initiated if workshops are cancelled by me for circumstances beyond my control.
Workshop fees are due no later than one full week before the date of the workshop.
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 or may transfer to another workshop.
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.