Art Classes,
Workshops & Demonstrations
For ALL abilities

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

Welcome to The Sandpiper Studio

Coronavirus Update

Thank you to everyone who has been supporting and attending The Sandpiper Studio and all of our classes and workshops. In line with government directives we are temporarily closed and will open again as soon as we are told it is safe to do so. Unfortunately this means that our workshops have been suspended for the moment. I have spoken to each of our visiting artists and they are happy to come again in 2021 so as soon as we have arranged new dates I will put them on the website and contact again those of you who were already booked in. We are currently still accepting bookings for David Bellamy's workshop in October in the hopes we may be up and running again in the autumn.

I will continue to provide my classes with online tuition, feedback and support throughout the closure.

Keep painting everyone and continue to support the Wirral art community.



The Sandpiper Studio is the dedicated 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 twenty 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

Sandpiper Student's Online Gallery 2020

The Sandpiper Students have been very busy drawing, painting and creating from home and here is a selection of their fabulous work!











Gift Vouchers

The Sandpiper Studio gift vouchers are available for art classes with Julie or workshops and demonstrations by visiting artists. They come in the form of a greeting card or E Voucher and make an ideal birthday or Christmas gift for beginners or more experienced artists. They can be purchased for any amount and paid for by cash, cheque or bank transfer. Please contact Julie on 07788 412 480 or by email 

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