"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 or 9.45 - 12.45 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.

Payment for workshops 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.

9th November - "Drawing skills for the uninitiated" a half day workshop 9.45am - 12.45 £28
Everyone can draw but not everyone can draw with confidence or enjoy what they produce. This short workshop will help anyone who wants to improve their drawing skills and begin enjoying their drawing time. We'll start with the basics - do you know your HBs from your 2Bs? (they're just pencils) and work up to measuring and shading. We'll start experimenting in a sketch book and move onto working from a simple still life set up to practice what we've learned.

Drawing skills for the uninitiated, a drawing workshop

30th November - "Winter landscapes" a painting knife workshop 11am - 4pm £40
Using a painting knife is fun, expressive and easier than people think. We'll start this workshop with some quick experiments and a short demonstration (Demos scare me but i'll do it!) We will practice our knife handling skills and then move on to create our own wintery landscapes using reference materials such as photographs or sketchbooks bought from home.

7th December - "Christmas gifts" a Pen and Wash a half day workshop 9.45am - 12.45 £28
This workshop will include chocolate, cake and plenty of fun. We will spend a short time experimenting before using our imagination (or a photograph for reference if you wish) to create several small images which can be given as christmas gifts or turned into christmas cards for the people we love the most. I'll provide a mount (cardboard surround) which will fit into a shop bought frame and a biodegradable wrap for you to finish your favourite piece of work off with. Extra mounts and blank greeting cards will be available to purchase at a small cost. This workshop would be suitable for children over 12 years old.

Christmas gifts, a pen and wash workshop

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,
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 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 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.