Art Classes,
Workshops & Demonstrations
For ALL abilities

We provide a full programme of visiting artists from the UK and abroad

Welcome toThe Sandpiper Studio

The Sandpiper Studio is the dedicated art studio of Wirral artist and tutor Julie McLean BA Hons who has been teaching adults in a variety of drawing and painting media for more than fifteen years.

The Sandpiper Studio is set in a peaceful countryside location at Foxes Farm and Riding School on the Wirral Peninsular which is home to some of the finest parks, nature reserves and coastal scenery in Britain.

The large, bright studio provides the ideal space for painting with friends in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Small class sizes ensure individual learning needs can be met and all abilities from beginners to advanced level are welcome.

Julie teaches weekly art classes from Monday to Thursday during term time and visiting artists, from the UK and abroad, provide specialist tuition in workshops and demonstrations throughout the year.

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Julie Mclean

    'It's a real treat to go to a class or workshop at the Sandpiper Studio in its unique setting, the friendly atmosphere is matched with professional, inspirational demonstrations and tuition. Don't miss out!'

    Pam D, Cromer

Studio Open Weekend

The Sandpiper Studio will be open to visitors again in 2017 as part of the Wirral Open Studio Tour. Over 50 artists and craftspeople will be opening their workshops, homes and studios to the public for the 8th year running. It is a great opportunity to talk to artists first-hand and interesting to see the environment in which they work, gaining an insight into their practice.

Julie will be painting in the Sandpiper Studio all weekend and available to chat about her work, the classes she teaches and the visiting artists that come to do workshops and demonstrations. A display of paintings by Julie and some of the Sandpiper students will be available to purchase and there is a small shop at the studio selling discounted art materials. 

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Fabio Cembranelli

If you are interested in purchasing this painting or wish to make a query, please get in touch using our contact form or call Julie to discuss further details.

07788 412 480