Programme for 2017 Workshops & Demos

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, debit card or bank transfer, more details and important information can be found at the end of the programme.

Participating Artists Include

Robert Brindley

Watercolour, Oil, Landscapes

Bob Hughes

Acrylic, Oil, Landscapes

Billy Showell

Watercolour, Botanical

Val Briggs

Watercolour, Wildlife

David Bellamy

Watercolour, Landscapes

Kitty Mulder

Watercolour, Flowers

Robert Dutton

Acrylic, Mixed Media, Landscapes, Seascapes

Rachel McNaughton

Watercolour, Brusho, Flowers, Landscapes

Hashim Akib

Acrylic, Landscapes, Portraits, Animals

Fabio Cembranelli

Watercolour, Flowers, Landscapes

soraya french

Acrylic, Ink, Watercolour, Pastel, Mixed Media, Flowers, Landscapes, Figures

Jem Bowden

Watercolour, Landscapes

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Robert Dutton

mixed media workshop 'coast and cliffs'
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Friday 17th November 2017

10am to 4pm

£75 including lunch and refreshments

The Sandpiper Studio is hosting two days of mixed media workshops with award winning artist Robert Dutton, students can attend just one or both days and the theme for this weekend is ‘Coast and Cliffs.’

Robert will be using watercolour, gouache, pastel and acrylic inks to demonstrate the range of mixed media techniques he uses when creating his wonderfully expressive paintings. Robert regularly paints outdoors and in all weathers but in the comfort of the studio you will gain a unique insight into how he combines ‘free flowing’ media with soft pastel to create atmosphere and drama in your paintings.

‘I will be using big brush techniques and a bold approach, controlling large washes and multiple layers of colour while employing creative freedom in mark making,’ RD

There will be regular demonstrations, group tuition and plenty of one-to-one tuition throughout the day. These workshops are suitable for artists with some painting experience, improvers and artists who want to loosen up their style to become more free and expressive.

Robert Dutton

Mixed Media workshop 'coast and cliffs'
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Saturday 18th November 2017

10am to 4pm

£75 including lunch and refreshments

The Sandpiper Studio is hosting two days of mixed media workshops with award winning artist Robert Dutton, students can attend just one or both days and the theme for this weekend is ‘Coast and cliffs.’

Robert will be using watercolour, gouache, pastel and acrylic inks to demonstrate the range of mixed media techniques he uses when creating his wonderfully expressive paintings. Robert regularly paints outdoors and in all weathers but in the comfort of the studio you will gain a unique insight into how he combines ‘free flowing’ media with soft pastel to create atmosphere and drama in your paintings.

‘I will be using big brush techniques and a bold approach, controlling large washes and multiple layers of colour while employing creative freedom in mark making,’ RD

There will be regular demonstrations, group tuition and plenty of one-to-one tuition throughout the day. These workshops are suitable for artists with some painting experience, improvers and artists who want to loosen up their style to become more free and expressive.

Jem Bowden

watercolour workshop 'landscapes' beginners level
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Friday 1st September 2017

10am to 4.30pm

£75 including lunch and refreshments

We are delighted to welcome Jem for the first time to the Sandpiper Studio for two workshops, one for beginners and another for intermediate level. As a professional artist and tutor, Jem runs regular art classes, provides private tuition and is a tutor for the Watercolour Diploma course at London Art College. He also writes for a variety of painting magazines.

‘I like to have variety in my workshops generally, so I tend to have a 'holistic' mix of demos, exercises, a little theory, showing examples of (and discussing) other artists' work, step-by-steps, and more full 'solo' paintings.’

 ‘Our landscape and the medium of watercolour together are forever occupying my mind. Inspired by the former and challenged by the latter, this is a consuming vocation which I expect to last my lifetime. The great watercolourists have shown that this medium is all I could need. In theory it can be simple, but watercolour has its own ideas…’

‘Thankfully the result is hugely rewarding when the artist and medium come together in harmony for the subject. With constant practise and the will to keep experimenting it’s possible to progress skills and develop as an artist.’ JB

Jem Bowden

watercolour workshop 'landscapes' intermediate level
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Saturday 2nd September 2017

10am to 4.30pm

£75 including lunch and refreshments

We are delighted to welcome Jem for the first time to the Sandpiper Studio for two workshops, one for beginners and another for intermediate level. As a professional artist and tutor, Jem runs regular art classes, provides private tuition and is a tutor for the Watercolour Diploma course at London Art College. He also writes for a variety of painting magazines.

‘I like to have variety in my workshops generally, so I tend to have a 'holistic' mix of demos, exercises, a little theory, showing examples of (and discussing) other artists' work, step-by-steps, and more full 'solo' paintings.’

 ‘Our landscape and the medium of watercolour together are forever occupying my mind. Inspired by the former and challenged by the latter, this is a consuming vocation which I expect to last my lifetime. The great watercolourists have shown that this medium is all I could need. In theory it can be simple, but watercolour has its own ideas…’

‘Thankfully the result is hugely rewarding when the artist and medium come together in harmony for the subject. With constant practise and the will to keep experimenting it’s possible to progress skills and develop as an artist.’ JB

Val Briggs

Wildlife in Watercolour 2 day workshop 'Long Tailed Tit'
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Friday 29th September 2017, Saturday 30th September 2017

9.30am to 4.30pm

£130 including lunch and refreshments

Val is a dedicated wildlife artist and has spent the last 30 years recording the wildlife, flora and fauna of the British countryside in the demanding and challenging medium of watercolour. She regularly works as artist in residence at ‘Nature in Art’ in Gloucestershire. As an international artist her work can be found in books, on greeting cards and on fabric and china designs.

In this workshop we will be creating a painting of Long Tailed Tits. Val will help students create a detailed drawing then give plenty of painting demonstrations and one-to-one tuition throughout the 2 days. She will provide some photographs but students are asked to bring as much source material as possible.

soraya french

Workshop 'flowers in mixed media'
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Thursday 21st September 2017

10am to 4pm

£80 including lunch and refreshments

International artist, author and tutor, Soraya works in watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics and mixed media. Light and colour are the two most important elements in her paintings and many of her subjects are travel based including people in everyday life situations such as café and market scenes.

 

This flower workshop is focusing on colour, pattern and texture therefore students can work from photographs of their favourite flowers rather than fresh flowers if preferred. Soraya will start with a talk about mediums, composition, colour etc followed by a demonstration then plenty of individual tuition while students create their own paintings.

soraya french

workshop 'market scene in mixed media'
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Friday 22nd September 2017

10am to 4pm

£80 including lunch and refreshments

International artist, author and tutor, Soraya works in watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics and mixed media. Light and colour are the two most important elements in her paintings and many of her subjects are travel based including people in everyday life situations such as café and market scenes.

 

This workshop is focusing on the hustle and bustle of a busy market scene full of colour and light.  Soraya will start with a talk about mediums, composition, colour etc followed by a demonstration then plenty of individual tuition while students create their own paintings. Students are asked to bring their own photographs to work from.

Billy Showell

'Rose Buds' botanical watercolour workshop
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Friday 8th September 2017

10am to 4pm

£80 including lunch and refreshments

(This workshop was initially advertised as Leaf Painting but has now been changed to 'Rose Buds')

Billy is a very popular Botanical artist and tutor so early booking for her workshops is advised. There will be plenty of step-by-step demonstrations, individual and group tuition, Billy will supply beautiful and suitable plant material for all students. ‘We all study the same subject but from different positions or angles, so you can be sure your painting is unique to you’ BS

Billy Showell

'Leaf Painting' Botanical watercolour workshop
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Saturday 9th September 2017

10am to 4pm

£80 including lunch and refreshments

Billy is a very popular Botanical artist and tutor so early booking for her workshops is advised. There will be plenty of step-by-step demonstrations and individual tuition, Billy will supply beautiful and suitable plant material for all students. ‘We all study the same subject but from different positions or angles, so you can be sure your painting is unique to you’ BS

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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