Programme for 2021 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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Robert Brindley

Watercolour Snow Scenes
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Friday 16th April 2021

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
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Saturday 17th April 2021

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
20211015,

Friday 15th October 2021

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
20211016,

Saturday 16th October 2021

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
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Friday 31st December 2021

10am - 4pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Please note, a new date for this workshop will be announced asap.

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. 

Robert Dutton

Rapeseed Fields in Mixed media
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Friday 14th May 2021, Saturday 15th May 2021

10am - 4pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Robert is a regular contributor to ‘The Artist' magazine and has been a popular tutor at The Sandpiper Studio for many years. 

‘As a mixed media specialist I will expertly guide you through a variety of exciting and creative painting techniques. Learn how to make strong compositions with bold use of colour, imply detail and expressively paint with loose gestural layering rather than struggle with over complicated detail. With regular demonstrations, group and individual tuition throughout each workshop, each student will be taught the necessary steps to create their very own paintings full of colour, movement and light. ’RD

Suitable for improvers and artists with some previous painting experience as well as artists who want to loosen up their style and be more free and expressive with a bold painting approach using LARGE brushes. Students can bring their own reference photos and/or sketches to work from.

 

 Yellow Rapeseed Fields with Mixed Media

‘Watercolour/Gouache, acrylic ink and soft pastel

There is plenty of multi layering and expressive mark making to give depth to your colourful landscape paintings celebrating the beautiful glorious rapeseed fields we all so admire.  Learn to balance dramatic rich dark shadows in contrast with sharp eye catching colour - the yellow rapeseed fields!’ RD

Robert Dutton

Woodland Waterfalls and Flowing Paint
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Saturday 15th May 2021

10am - 4pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

 Robert is a regular contributor to ‘The Artist’ magazine and has been a popular tutor at The Sandpiper Studio for many years.

 ‘As a mixed media specialist I will expertly guide you through a variety of exciting and creative painting techniques. Learn how to make strong compositions with bold use of colour, imply detail and expressively paint with loose gestural layering rather than struggle with over complicated detail. With regular demonstrations, group and individual tuition throughout each workshop, each student will be taught the necessary steps to create their very own paintings full of colour, movement and light. ’RD

 Suitable for improvers and artists with some previous painting experience as well as artists who want to loosen up their style and be more free and expressive with a bold painting approach using LARGE brushes. Students can bring their own reference photos and/or sketches to work from.

 

 Woodland Waterfalls and Flowing Paint! 

 ‘Watercolour/Gouache, acrylic ink and soft pastel

Learn how to use ‘big brush techniques’ with a focus on suggested detail, glazing and layering to create an exciting woodland waterfall painting full of energy, light and colour. Learn how to combine watercolour/gouache, acrylic ink and soft pastel together in an exciting layering process to make your paintings stand out from the crowd!’ RD

 

 

 

Jake Winkle

'Puffin' Going Wild in in Watercolour
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Friday 18th June 2021

10am - 4pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Jake Winkle is known for his dynamic wildlife and horse racing watercolours, his paintings are bold yet translucent, pushing the characteristics of the watercolour medium to their limits. His enthusiasm for watercolour painting is infectious and inspiring making his workshops very informative and enjoyable at the same time.   

Today he is demonstrating a Puffin in watercolour, carefully explaining his amazing techniques with a few exercises before we start the painting. There will be plenty of step-by-step demonstrations to the class and also individual tuition throughout the day. Some knowledge of the watercolour medium would be helpful for this workshop, it is not suitable for absolute beginners.    

Jake Winkle

'Old Timer' Going Wild in Watercolour
20210619,

Saturday 19th June 2021

10am - 4pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Jake Winkle is known for his dynamic wildlife and horse racing watercolours, his paintings are bold yet translucent, pushing the characteristics of the watercolour medium to their limits. His enthusiasm for watercolour painting is infectious and inspiring making his workshops very informative and enjoyable at the same time.

Today he is demonstrating 'Old Timer' a portrait of an elephant in watercolour, carefully explaining his amazing techniques with a few exercises before we start the painting. There will be plenty of step-by-step demonstrations to the class and also individual tuition throughout the day. Some knowledge of the watercolour medium would be helpful for this workshop, it is not suitable for absolute beginners.

     

Val Briggs

'Spring Lambs' 2 day Watercolour workshop
20211230,20211231,

Thursday 30th December 2021, Friday 31st December 2021

9.30am - 4.30pm

£140 including lunch and refreshments

Wildlife artist Valerie Briggs is a regular tutor at the Sandpiper Studio and very popular for her style of teaching and detailed research on each animal or bird we are studying and painting.

Val will help you create a portrait of a lamb (or lambs) and the lovely texture of a lamb's coat by using her own sketches and reference photographs. There will be plenty of group demonstrations and one-to-one tuition. With spring fast approaching students will hopefully be able to gather plenty of their own reference material and photos to use alongside Val's detailed observations.

An equipment list will be supplied.

Val Briggs

'Goldfinch on Thistle' 2 day watercolour workshop
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Friday 3rd September 2021, Saturday 4th September 2021

9.30am - 4.30pm

£140 including lunch and refreshments

Wildlife artist Valerie Briggs is a regular tutor at The Sandpiper Studio and very popular for her style of teaching and detailed research on each animal or bird we are studying and painting. 

The beautiful Goldfinch sitting on a thistle is the subject of this workshop. It is a step-by-step study of the bird and thistle in detail with the aim of eventually completing your own composition and painting. On the first day Val will guide you through the colour mixing process for the Goldfinch and how to create the pose and feather depiction. On the second day she will guide students through a painting of the thistle and give hints and tips on compositional studies for a completed painting.

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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