Workshops

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 - 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.

29th September - Abstracted Landscapes 10.30am - 3.30pm
Learn how to produce an interesting abstraction of a landscape. Pick out the colours, shapes and lines which interest you the most and create something real but not real, beautiful and new. 
During this session we'll be looking at the differences between Abstract and Abstraction, we'll play with different paint applications and textures and we'll decide what factors are important when painting a landscape.

27th October - "Inspired by Matisse, Cut outs" 11am - 4pm
Pick your colours, choose a theme, paint your paper, draw with your scissors and produce a wonderful Matisse inspired collage. A fun session including some colour and composition theory. 
During this session we'll look at shades and tints, we'll generate interesting shapes using our own objects or photographs for reference, we will not touch a pencil and we'll hardly pick up a paint brush! A really fun session aimed at creating a "painting" in a different way.

24th November - "Landscape painting with a bit of colour theory on the side" 11am - 4pm
Learn how to create a range of soft neutral colours which can be used to make your landscape paintings more interesting and vital. Not every grey is dull and not every beige is boring. In this workshop we'll be learning how to mix beautiful, subtle neutral tones which you can use in your paintings to create areas of softness as well as areas of intense and vivid colour.
Bring your own reference material and spend a day at the Cow shed drinking tea, playing with paint and creating a painting to be proud of. 







New 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.