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, the classroom and workspace of artist and tutor Julie Mclean.

  It's great to be running full steam ahead again!

Our classes have returned to the full size of 10 students for each 3 hour session and we have even added an extra class on a Friday morning making a total of nine each week.

For more details see 'Art Classes'



Great news! the Wirral Open Studio Tour is back in action!

11th and 12th September 2021

10am to 5pm each day

Along with artists throughout Wirral Julie will be opening the studio doors to welcome you in.

There are paintings and art materials for sale plus an opportunity to browse through Julie's sketchbooks and class projects.

There is plenty of parking directly in front of the studio.  



Summer is still with us for a little while yet, tempting us with country walks, picnics and of course en plein air painting. 

Our painting days out and about on the Wirral have been very enjoyable for all student abilities, watch out for more to come in the autumn. 


'As artists we are inspired by many things, often by our emotions and by using our senses; sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. 

It may only be a small spark of inspiration but it is the start of a creative journey mixing ideas, observations and emotions with practical skills.

Your journey will be all the more enjoyable when you share it with others on the same path who may become lifelong friends.' JM  


We have some wonderful, inspiring artists leading workshops in 2021 which are suitable for all abilities.

See our 'Workshops and Demonstrations' page for more information.


If you need any further details regarding classes or workshops, please speak to Julie

07788 412 480 or




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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




    'Such a lovely place to come to paint each week'

    Barbara, Wirral

Outdoor Sketching Days

In 2021 we will be organising some outdoor sketching days, Julie will be taking small groups to a variety of locations in the Wirral and Chester area. There will be plenty of demonstrations to help you build confidence when drawing and painting 'plein air.' Julie will use a variety of media including pen and watercolour wash, graphite, charcoal and watercolour pencil. Students can use their own choice of media.

Further information and dates will be posted soon.


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