Programme for 2023 Workshops 

The Sandpiper Studio opened in 2007 and we are pleased to have had many renowned artists from the UK and abroad sharing their tips and techniques with our students. These visiting artists are specialists in their field and provide an exciting range of workshops and demonstrations to instruct and inspire.

They are usually held on Fridays and Saturdays and cover specific subjects and mediums. The workshops are suitable for all abilities unless otherwise stated, with the emphasis on having fun while learning. A selection of teas, coffee, cakes and biscuits are included and available throughout the day.

The studio can accommodate up to 14 students with a desk each in a workshop and approximately 30 students when watching a demonstration.

For students travelling long distances and in need of local accommodation, a wide range of hotels, guest houses and travel lodges can be found within a few minutes drive from the studio. Contact Julie for more information.

How to Book

Please fill out the enquiry form on your chosen workshop to contact Julie for availability and payment. A £20 deposit is required for each workshop and the full payment is required for a demonstration when booking. We accept cash, cheque or bank transfer as payment, more details and important information can be found at the end of the programme.

Participating Artists Include

Val Briggs

Watercolour, Wildlife

David Bellamy

Watercolour, Landscapes

Jake Winkle

Watercolour Animals, Landscapes

Julie McLean

Watercolours and Mixed Media

Rachel Davies

Mixed Media


Sorry no workshops happened during this month.

Important Information


A deposit of £20 is required for each workshop when booking with the balance due at least 6 weeks prior to the date of the workshop. Please note that reminders are not given and you may forfeit your place on the workshop if the balance is not received by the correct time.

Lunch and all refreshments are included, please advise us of any particular dietary requirements when booking.


The full cost of a demonstration is required when booking.

The images used in this programme represent the artist’s style of work and may not be the same painting used in the workshop or demonstration.

Payment Terms and Conditions

Payments can be made by cash, cheque (made payable to The Sandpiper Studio), debit card or bank transfer.
All payments are non-refundable or transferable.
Payments will only be refunded if The Sandpiper Studio has to cancel a workshop or demonstration.
We recommend that students take out their own cancellation insurance and personal accident cover. We cannot accept any responsibility for illness, damage to personal possessions or losses other than caused by our proven negligence. You are responsible and liable for any breakages or damages to the studio or its contents.

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Treat someone with our Gift Vouchers

Sandpiper Studio gift vouchers can be used for classes, workshops, demonstrations or to purchase Julie’s paintings. They are presented as a greeting card or can be downloaded via Email and would make an ideal birthday or Christmas present. Please contact Julie for more information.

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