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Regular classes at Waldringfield Village Hall

I’ve now got some dates for a six week run of classes on Monday afternoons in Waldringfield:

8th, 15th and 22nd May, 5th, 12th, 19th June.

Beginners: 1.30 – 3.00pm     Improvers: 3.30 – 5.30pm

You can book up for the full six weeks at once and get a discount, or come when you can and pay as you go. Each class is £12 a session or £60 if you pay for all six up front.

Get in touch if you’re interested in joining these fun sessions. I’ve now divided the class into beginners and improvers to try and encourage a few more complete novices to come and have a go!

NEW FOR 2017 – PIN MILL PAINTING DAYS  I’ve teamed up with artist Christine Lester to run a series of one and two day workshops at the inspirational setting of Pin Mill studio owned by award winning photographer Anthony Cullen. Dates start in May 2017 – full details can be found at

Watercolour courses at Art Safari in Woodbridge: I’m running two one day workshops at the lovely Art Safari studio on Woodbridge Quay.  Full details here:

20th May Watercolour Sketchbook  – A one day workshop to give you the impetus to start your own watercolour sketchbook, exploring different techniques and creative ways to capture your year in a colourful visual record. I believe this course is now full, but contact Heidi at Art Safari ( to check availability.

17th June Introduction to Watercolours –   A one day workshop to guide you through the qualities and characteristics of watercolour paints, papers and brushes, before settling into experimenting with watercolour techniques.  Good for total beginners or those who’ve got stuck or lost confidence. To book, contact Heidi at

Talks and demonstrations: I give talks, demonstrations and workshops to art clubs and U3A groups on a variety of topics connected to sketching, drawing, watercolours or life as an artist afloat.

Private tuition: I’m available for small group and individual tuition if you want to get together round the kitchen table with a couple of friends, or have a one to one session for help on a particular aspect of your work. Sometimes you just need a few new techniques to get you unstuck and re-inspired.

Art afloat: I have been running art and sailing courses on board the lovely pilot cutter Eve of St Mawes run by Classic Sailing in Cornwall – the boat has now been sold so I’m looking for another berth!  At the other end of the scale I escape the British winter by teaching on board cruise ships.

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More information

Course content includes watercolour techniques, sketching, line and wash, composition, colour mixing, confidence building, developing an artist’s ‘eye’, drawing techniques, mixed media, and anything else that comes up. I specialise in watercolours and drawing, so can’t help you with oils or acrylics.

I do enjoy teaching as I believe that painting is for everyone, not just for those who have ‘talent’ – whatever that is.   Drawing and painting techniques can be taught – the language of line is a universal way of connecting and communicating. It’s very enjoyable to do and is very good for you!

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