Workshops are a great way to try your hand at something new like painting a portrait from life or sketching in the open air to cutting mounts in order to present your work. They can be three to six hours long and focus in on a specific medium (like pastels or watercolours), or particular subject (like painting animals, people or buildings). If you would like to dip your toe into something new, please fill in the form on the Contact Kate page and suggest your area of interest. The Summer Art Challenges aim to enjoy the Great British summer weather in beautiful settings where the challenge might be to paint a bed of flowers or draw an historic building in perspective whilst dodging the showers! The price includes entrance fees if applicable and times vary - more days are being planned at the Weald & Downland Museum and Borde Hill Garden for 2018. If you already go to an art group and would like some additional tuition, Kate can be booked for a day to come along and teach or demonstrate whatever subject your group would like. She is also gives talks on life as an artist and her process of taking on commissions.
Kate will advise you of what you may need to bring when workshops are advertised. You may need to pack sunscreen and sunglasses with your portable easel for the outdoor events (ever the optimist!) ...
Weald & Downland Workshop Days
Following some very enjoyable days at the Weald & Downland Museum in 2016, the Pen & Wash with Perspective Day will run again on Wed 17th May 2017, Paint in Soft Pastels is on Wed 21st June, Sketching Day is on Wed 12th July and Watercolour Day is on Thur 17th Aug. They run from 10-4pm, cost £60, include morning coffee and afternoon tea and we have an indoor space if the weather turns! Book with them direct or contact Kate for more details: www.wealddown.co.uk.
Rose Painting Day
Borde Hill Garden, near Haywards Heath, RH16 1XP, invited us to spend a day painting their roses and enjoying their gardens in June 2017. This is likely to run again next year so please contact Kate if you would like to reserve a place. Cost: £66 includes entrance fee and use of their events marquee. Food is sold on the premises or you are free to bring your own. Please bring all materials and a portable chair to use in the gardens. Finished paintings and drawings can be submitted for selection into the autumn Borde Hill Art Exhibition. Contact Kate if you are interested, look at photos of the gardens to inspire you by clicking the picture below or look at their website:
Life Drawing Sessions
This is a lovely opportunity to sketch the naked human form using charcoal and then your preferred medium for a longer pose. Please contact Kate if you are interested in a workshop.
Mount Cutting Workshop Day
Lynne Friel will teach the course and Kate will be there to assist (and provide cake of course!!). Mount cutters and practice card is provided, you just bring along some pictures that you would like mounted, and a packed lunch. Lynne gives loads of great step-by-step instruction on how best to crop and mount your work so that they are ready to slot into any standard sized frame. There will be conservation grade card (£5 per sheet) and mount-cutters available to buy if you 'get the bug' by the end of the day! It's a fun course and very satisfying when you see your work displayed professionally.
Art Class Gift Voucher
Treat someone you love. Available in any amount as whole or part payment towards any chosen course, class or workshop.
Student Galleries & Comments
Click on image or title to see a variety of work from each session