Programme for 2020 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 and biscuits are included along with a buffet lunch during a full day workshop.

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

Robert Brindley

Watercolour, Oil, Landscapes

Val Briggs

Watercolour, Wildlife

David Bellamy

Watercolour, Landscapes

Robert Dutton

Acrylic, Mixed Media, Landscapes, Seascapes

Jake Winkle

Watercolour Animals, Landscapes

Julie McLean

Watercolours and Mixed Media

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Julie McLean

Beginners Watercolour Workshop
20200201,20200208,

Saturday 1st February 2020, Saturday 8th February 2020

10am - 1pm

2 Half-day workshops £80 including all materials and refreshments

Artist and Tutor Julie McLean has been teaching adults in a variety of drawing and painting media for more than 20 years. She teaches regular art classes at The Sandpiper Studio for all abilities and is now starting a series of Saturday workshops for beginners in watercolour.

These 2 half-day workshops are from 10am to 1pm and include all art materials, refreshments, cake and biscuits.

Over the course of the 2 sessions Julie will introduce you to creative mark making and painting techniques in watercolours, including colour mixing, composition and hints and tips on landscape painting as you work towards a finished picture. She will also discuss mounting and framing your painting and a mount will be supplied. There will be plenty of demonstrations and one-to-one tuition.

The aim of the workshops is to build confidence with the medium and art materials enabling students to continue practicing watercolours at home or to join future classes or workshops.  

 

Robert Brindley

Watercolour Snow Scenes
20200424,

Friday 24th April 2020

9.30am - 4.30pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Robert will start with a full demonstration of a snow scene in watercolour before helping students create their own painting with plenty of one-to-one tuition and further demonstrations.

Students may bring their own photographs to work from or choose from the large selection Robert usually brings along. Robert is happy for students to use a different medium other than watercolour if they wish.

 

Robert Brindley

Watercolour Snow Scenes
20200425,

Saturday 25th April 2020

9.30am - 4.30pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Robert will start with a full demonstration of a snow scene in watercolour before helping students create  their own painting with plenty of one-to-one tuition and further demonstrations.

Students may bring their own photographs to work from or choose from the large selection Robert usually brings along. Robert is happy for students to use a different medium other than watercolour if they wish.

Robert Brindley

Rural Landscape in Watercolour
20201002,

Friday 2nd October 2020

9.30am - 4.30pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Robert will start with a full demonstration of a rural landscape in watercolour before helping students create their own painting with plenty of one-to-one tuition and further demonstrations.

Students may bring their own photographs to work from or choose from the large selection Robert usually brings along. Robert is happy for students to use a different medium other than watercolour if they wish.

 

Robert Brindley

Venice in Watercolour
20201003,

Saturday 3rd October 2020

9.30am - 4.30pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Robert will start with a full demonstration of a Venice scene in watercolour before helping students create their own painting with plenty of one-to-one tuition and further demonstrations.

Students may bring their own photographs to work from or choose from the large selection Robert usually brings along. Robert is happy for students to use a different medium other than watercolour if they wish.

David Bellamy

Waterfalls in Watercolour
20201016,

Friday 16th October 2020

10am - 4pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

David is a professional artist specialising in painting mountain and coastal scenes, he is also author and illustrator of seventeen books and eight DVDs on watercolour techniques. He has been one of our visiting artists at the Sandpiper Studio for many years providing fabulous demonstrations and workshops while also recounting exciting tales of his travels and painting adventures around the world.    

David will start with a demonstration of a waterfall in watercolour while describing his painting techniques and use of equipment. He will then help students create a painting of their own through one-to-one tuition and more demonstrations.

Students are welcome to use David's photographs or bring their own reference material to work from. 

Important Information

Workshops

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.

Demonstrations

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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