"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 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.

Saturday and Sunday Workshops run from 11am until 4pm at the Cow Shed Studio.
All workshops are priced at £48 per person
Learners will need to provide their own table easel, painting surface, paint, brushes, 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 payment details, 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 - 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.

Sunday October 10th
Painting an Atmospheric Landscape
This workshop is fully booked it is running again on the 28th November

Sunday October 11th
Inspired by Hockney
This workshop is fully booked

Sunday November 1st
Autumnal still life painting
An acrylic painting workshop.
We'll be working from our own resource materials during this workshop, you'll be asked to bring in autumnal inspired flowers or fruits as well as a selection of objects to create a small still life set up to work from. Think about collecting leaves, conkers, small pumpkins, gourds or seed heads before the workshop. Natural forms could be displayed with gardening tools, warm gloves, baskets or bowls to create an interesting display.
We'll consider at the basics of composition, mixing orange paint and create a warm painting for the cold months ahead.

This workshop is for a maximum of five participants
If this workshop is full and you would like to attend it Please let me know here

Saturday November 14th
Back to Basics - Mark making
This workshop is suitable for beginners and those wishing to expand their painting knowledge and skills.
Love expressive paintings with big bold marks? what about delicate, intricate marks?
During this workshop we will be exploring mark making and different painting implements; painting knives, brushes, sponges, rubbers and everyday household items.
After lunch we'll be creating large, expressive landscape paintings based on our own reference materials.
Large sheets of acrylic primed paper will be available to purchase at cost during this workshop.

This workshop is for a maximum of six participants

Saturday November 28th
Creating an atmospheric landscape
An acrylic painting workshop.
What creates "Atmosphere" in a painting? Is it all technique?
During this workshop we'll be learning to use colour as well as light and dark areas to create an atmospheric landscape painting which captures the viewers imagination and our emotional connection to a place.

This workshop is for a maximum of six participants

Sunday November 29th
Pen and wash Winter/Christmas inspired workshop
Enjoy a day off before the December madness begins!
We'll be looking at using pen, pattern and acrylic washes to create Christmas inspired works or art which can be kept or given as gifts. I'll be providing everyone with pre cut A3 mounts and wraps for artwork as well as mince pies and a glass of something very mildly alcoholic (one glass each if your driving!) This should be a fun, fun day. S xx

This workshop is for a maximum of six participants

Gift vouchers for Workshops

Workshop Vouchers are currently unavailable

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

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.