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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Fabio Cembranelli

2 day watercolour workshop 'flowers'
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Monday 5th June 2017, Tuesday 6th June 2017

10am to 4pm

£240 including lunch and refreshments

We are pleased to welcome renowned Brazilian artist Fabio Cembranelli for his 3rd year of workshops at the Sandpiper Studio.

Fabio started painting at university where he studied architecture and after graduating continued his studies in drawing, sculpture and photography in his home town of Sao Paolo, Europe and the US. His paintings now feature in exhibitions and collections worldwide. Fabio's favourite medium is watercolour, '....the fluidity of the medium provides a unique sensation of unexpected colour mixing, particularly when I define only the masses and allow the unpredictable to happen on the rest of the paper.'

There will be plenty of demonstrations and one-to-one tuition throughout the two days, fresh flowers will be provided at the studio or students can bring their own. Photographs and students own sketches of flowers are also a good reference for painting.

 

 

 

Fabio Cembranelli

3 day watercolour workshop 'flowers and landscapes'
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Thursday 8th June 2017, Friday 9th June 2017, Saturday 10th June 2017

10am to 4pm

£360 including lunch and refreshments

We are pleased to welcome renowned Brazilian artist Fabio Cembranelli for his 3rd year of workshops at the Sandpiper Studio.

Fabio started painting at university where he studied architecture and after graduating continued his studies in drawing, sculpture and photography in his home town of Sao Paolo, Europe and the US. His paintings now feature in exhibitions and collections worldwide. Fabio's favourite medium is watercolour, '....the fluidity of the medium provides a unique sensation of unexpected colour mixing, particularly when I define only the masses and allow the unpredictable to happen on the rest of the paper.'

Fabio's unique style of painting has proved so popular that he is including demonstrations of 'Landscapes' as well as 'Flowers' in this three day workshop.

There will be plenty of demonstrations and one-to-one tuition throughout the three days. Fresh flowers will be provided at the studio or students can bring their own, photographs and students own sketches of flowers and landscapes are also a good reference for painting.

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

Robert Brindley

oil painting workshop 'farm buildings'
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Thursday 20th April 2017

9.30am to 4.30pm

£80 including lunch and refreshments

Robert is a member of the prestigious Royal Society of Marine Artists. His work can be seen at the Mall Galleries, London, at their annual exhibition and with other members throughout the country in marine related shows. He also exhibits with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and previously at the Carisbrook Gallery, London, with the Guild of Aviation Artists.

Working in watercolour, oil and pastel, Robert’s inspiration is the challenge of capturing light and atmosphere in a contemporary impressionistic style.

Robert will demonstrate how to paint a landscape with farm buildings in oils, employing the controlled wash method, which involves a 'wet-into-wet' initial wash followed by considered layering of colour from light to dark. The importance of tone, good drawing and composition will be discussed. Suitable for beginners and more experienced painters. 

Although Robert will be demonstrating a watercolour painting, students can work in either watercolour, oil or acrylic in this workshop as there is plenty of one-to-one tuition throughout the day. Students could also paint a different subject matter if they wish.

Robert Brindley

watercolour workshop 'farm buildings'
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Friday 21st April 2017

9.30am to 4.30pm

£80 including lunch and refreshments

Robert is a member of the prestigious Royal Society of Marine Artists. His work can be seen at the Mall Galleries, London, at their annual exhibition and with other members throughout the country in marine related shows. He also exhibits with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and previously at the Carisbrook Gallery, London, with the Guild of Aviation Artists.

Working in watercolour, oil and pastel, Robert’s inspiration is the challenge of capturing light and atmosphere in a contemporary impressionistic style.

Robert will demonstrate a landscape with farm buildings in watercolour, employing the controlled wash method, which involves a 'wet-into-wet' initial wash followed by considered layering of colour from light to dark. The importance of tone, good drawing and composition will be discussed. Suitable for beginners and more experienced painters. 

Although Robert will be demonstrating a watercolour painting, students can work in either watercolour, oil or acrylic in this workshop as there is plenty of one-to-one tuition throughout the day. Students could also paint a different subject matter if they wish.

Robert Brindley

watercolour workshop 'farm buildings'
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Saturday 22nd April 2017

9.30am to 4.30pm

£80 including lunch and refreshments

Robert is a member of the prestigious Royal Society of Marine Artists. His work can be seen at the Mall Galleries, London, at their annual exhibition and with other members throughout the country in marine related shows. He also exhibits with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and previously at the Carisbrook Gallery, London, with the Guild of Aviation Artists.

Working in watercolour, oil and pastel, Robert’s inspiration is the challenge of capturing light and atmosphere in a contemporary impressionistic style.

In this second watercolour workshop Robert will demonstrate how to paint a different landscape with farm buildings, employing the controlled wash method, which involves a 'wet-into-wet' initial wash followed by considered layering of colour from light to dark. The importance of tone, good drawing and composition will be discussed. Suitable for beginners and more experienced painters. 

Although Robert will be demonstrating a watercolour painting, students can work in either watercolour, oil or acrylic in this workshop as there is plenty of one-to-one tuition throughout the day. Students could also paint a different subject matter if they wish.

Robert Brindley

oil painting workshop 'street scenes'
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Thursday 20th July 2017

9.30am to 4.30pm

£80 including lunch and refreshments

Robert is a member of the prestigious Royal Society of Marine Artists. His work can be seen at the Mall Galleries, London, at their annual exhibition and with other members throughout the country in marine related shows. He also exhibits with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and previously at the Carisbrook Gallery, London, with the Guild of Aviation Artists.

Working in watercolour, oil and pastel, Robert’s inspiration is the challenge of capturing light and atmosphere in a contemporary impressionistic style.

Robert will demonstrate how to paint a street scene in oil colour, using a limited palette of no more than six colours and white. The importance of tone, good drawing and composition will be discussed. Suitable for beginners and more experienced painters.

Although Robert will be demonstrating an oil painting, students can work in either oil, watercolour or acrylic in this workshop as there is plenty of one-to-one tuition throughout the day.  Students could also paint a different subject matter if they wish.

Robert Brindley

watercolour workshop 'street scenes'
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Friday 21st July 2017

9.30am to 4.30pm

£80 including lunch and refreshments

Robert is a member of the prestigious Royal Society of Marine Artists. His work can be seen at the Mall Galleries, London, at their annual exhibition and with other members throughout the country in marine related shows. He also exhibits with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and previously at the Carisbrook Gallery, London, with the Guild of Aviation Artists.

Working in watercolour, oil and pastel, Robert’s inspiration is the challenge of capturing light and atmosphere in a contemporary impressionistic style.

Robert will demonstrate how to paint a street scene in watercolour, employing the controlled wash method, which involves a 'wet-into-wet' initial wash followed by considered layering of colour from light to dark. The importance of tone, good drawing and composition will be discussed. Suitable for beginners and more experienced painters. 

Although Robert will be demonstrating a watercolour painting, students can work in either watercolour, oil or acrylic in this workshop as there is plenty of one-to-one tuition throughout the day. Students could also paint a different subject matter if they wish.

Robert Brindley

watercolour workshop 'street scenes'
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Saturday 22nd July 2017

9.30am to 4.30pm

£80 including lunch and refreshments

Robert is a member of the prestigious Royal Society of Marine Artists. His work can be seen at the Mall Galleries, London, at their annual exhibition and with other members throughout the country in marine related shows. He also exhibits with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and previously at the Carisbrook Gallery, London, with the Guild of Aviation Artists.

 Working in watercolour, oil and pastel, Robert’s inspiration is the challenge of capturing light and atmosphere in a contemporary impressionistic style.

In this second watercolour workshop Robert will demonstrate a different street scene, employing the controlled wash method, which involves a 'wet-into-wet' initial wash followed by considered layering of colour from light to dark. The importance of tone, good drawing and composition will be discussed. Suitable for beginners and more experienced painters. 

Although Robert will be demonstrating a watercolour painting, students can work in either watercolour, oil or acrylic in this workshop as there is plenty of one-to-one tuition throughout the day. Students could also paint a different subject matter if they wish.

Val Briggs

Wildlife in Watercolour 2 Day Workshop 'Tiger Portrait'
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Friday 5th May 2017, Saturday 6th May 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 2 day workshop we will be painting a portrait of a tiger, working in fine detail layering colour and texture to create the softness of fur. Val will work closely with students to create a detailed drawing of a tiger's head then will give plenty of painting demonstrations and one-to-one tuition throughout the 2 days.

Val will provide some photographs of tigers but students are asked to collect as many images as possible. 

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.

Kitty Mulder

Watercolour Flowers Workshop
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Friday 12th May 2017

10am to 4pm

£80 including lunch and refreshments

Kitty is one of the most talented and popular painters in Holland, her work has taken her all over the world and can be found in many private collections. We are pleased to welcome her back exclusively to the Sandpiper Studio for a weekend of watercolour workshops. She will demonstrate her unique style of painting with a brush and cotton wool to achieve loose, soft focus images of watercolour flowers. Kitty uses fresh flowers, silk flowers and photographs as reference which will also be available for students.

Each demonstration Kitty does is very different so that students who attend both workshops will not be repeating an exercise.

Kitty Mulder

Watercolour Flowers Workshop
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Saturday 13th May 2017

10am to 4pm

£80 including lunch and refreshments

In this second workshop with Kitty, students will learn how to paint loose, soft focus images of watercolour flowers using a brush and cotton wool. Each demonstration that Kitty does is very different so that students who attend both workshops will not be repeating an exercise. Kitty uses fresh flowers, silk flowers and photographs as reference which will also be available for students. 

Bob Hughes

Landscapes in oils workshop
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Saturday 1st July 2017

10am to 4pm

£75 including lunch and refreshments

Robert is a professional artist and tutor using traditional and digital/new media. His studio is not only full of paints and brushes but also computers, monitors, tablets and printer. Above all, his favourite medium is oil paints and Robert will be using Maimeri Puro Oil Paints on primed Saunders Waterford, rough watercolour paper.

The initial sketch is drawn with a brush followed by an underpainting, Robert then uses broad brush strokes to achieve a large, vibrant landscape painting. There will be plenty of demonstrations and one-to-one tuition throughout the day, fantastic for students wanting to  develop creative ways with oil colour and a bold approach with brushwork. 

Hashim Akib

Acrylic workshop 'sunlit streams'
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Friday 7th July 2017

10am to 4pm

£80 including lunch and refreshments

Hashim worked as an illustrator in the UK for over 15 years during which time he gained valuable experience in developing a backbone of drawing, conceptual ideas and various painting techniques. He has won many awards, is represented by several galleries in the UK and worked with Daler Rowney in their relaunch of the System 3 Range of acrylics. He has had several art books published and is a regular contributor to art magazines.

 

‘This workshop will show how acrylics can create striking representations of sunlit streams and rivers. We will use big brushes to capture the expressive nature of the theme and vibrant colour to enhance contrasting effects. The session will include short demos and plenty of one to ones.’ HA

 

 

Hashim Akib

workshop 'Dynamic Portraits in Acrylic'
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Saturday 8th July 2017

10am to 4pm

£80 including lunch and refreshments

Hashim worked as an illustrator in the UK for over 15 years during which time he gained valuable experience in developing a backbone of drawing, conceptual ideas and various painting techniques. He has won many awards, is represented by several galleries in the UK and worked with Daler Rowney in their relaunch of the System 3 Range of acrylics. He has had several art books published and is a regular contributor to art magazines.

 

‘Discover painting dynamic portraits in acrylics while avoiding too much fussy detail. This workshop will cover the basic drawing techniques to the initial broad applications of paint, looking at tone to create depth and mixing a variety of skin tones to create a naturalistic impression. There will be two short demos showing a variety of techniques and plenty of one to ones.’ HA

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.

David Bellamy

Watercolour demonstration 'Atmospheric landscapes'
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Friday 28th July 2017

2pm to 4.30pm

£15 including cakes and refreshments

David has been coming to the Sandpiper Studio since we first opened in 2007, he will be giving plenty of hints and tips on his painting techniques while recounting some of his travel experiences and the trials and tribulations of 'plein air' painting. David will be painting an atmospheric landscape in watercolour, his demonstrations are very popular therefore early booking is advisable.

David Bellamy

Watercolour workshop 'atmospheric landscapes'
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Saturday 29th July 2017

10am to 4pm

£80 including lunch and refreshments

We are very pleased to have David with us for a Watercolour Workshop. He will start with a demonstration then help students create their own atmospheric painting with plenty of demonstration and one-to-one tuition.

Students are asked to bring their own landscape photographs and source material.

Billy Showell

'Leaf Painting' botanical watercolour workshop
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Friday 8th 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

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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