Programme for 2018 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

Val Briggs

Watercolour, Wildlife

David Bellamy

Watercolour, Landscapes

Kitty Mulder

Watercolour, Flowers

Robert Dutton

Acrylic, Mixed Media, Landscapes, Seascapes

Fabio Cembranelli

Watercolour, Flowers, Landscapes

Jem Bowden

Watercolour, Landscapes

Jake Winkle

Watercolour Animals, Landscapes

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Robert Brindley

Coastal Scenes
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Thursday 5th April 2018

9.30am - 4.30pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Robert will start with a demonstration of a coastal scene in Oils then help students create their own painting.

Students can work in Oils, Watercolour or Pastel. The theme for the weekend is coastal scenes but students may want to choose their own subject matter. Robert can provide some reference photographs or students can use their own sketches and/or photos. There will be plenty of demonstrations and one to one tuition throughout the day. 

Robert's workshops are suitable for students of all abilities, please speak to Julie if you need further details. 

 

Robert Brindley

coastal scenes
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Friday 6th April 2018

9.30am - 4.30pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Robert will start with a demonstration of a coastal scene in Watercolours then help students create their own painting.

Students can work in Watercolour, Oil or Pastel. The theme for the weekend is coastal scenes but students may want to choose their own subject matter. Robert can provide some reference photographs or students can use their own sketches and/or photos. There will be plenty of demonstrations and one to one tuition throughout the day.

Robert's workshops are suitable for students of all abilities, please speak to Julie if you need further details.

 

Robert Brindley

Coastal Scenes
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Saturday 7th April 2018

9.30am - 4.30pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Robert will start with a demonstration of a coastal scene in Watercolour then help students create their own painting.

Students can work in Watercolour, Oil or Pastel. The theme for the weekend is coastal scenes but students may want to choose their own subject matter. Robert can provide some reference photographs or students can use their own sketches and/or photos. There will be plenty of demonstrations and one to one tuition, throughout the day. 

Robert's workshops are suitable for all abilities, please speak to Julie if you need further details. 

Val Briggs

'Eyes In Focus' Wildlife Workshop
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Friday 20th April 2018, Saturday 21st April 2018

9.30am - 4.30pm

£130 including lunch and refreshments

Renowned wildlife artist Valerie Briggs will guide students through this 2 day workshop using watercolours, graphite and coloured pencil to capture the 'eyes in detail' of British wildlife. There will be plenty of group and one-to-one demonstrations and Val will provide handouts and a range of reference material.

Val will be returning in October 2018 for another wildlife workshop, 'Kingfisher in Watercolour.' 

David Bellamy

'Summer Landscapes in Watercolour'
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Friday 27th April 2018

10am - 4pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

David has been coming to The Sandpiper Studio since we first opened in 2007 and we are pleased to have him as a regular tutor for workshops and demonstrations. He will paint a 'Summer Landscape' while giving plenty of hints and tips on watercolour techniques and painting en plein air. David will then help students create their own summer landscape in watercolours with plenty of one-to-one tuition. 

David Bellamy

'Summer Landscapes in Watercolour'
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Saturday 28th April 2018

10am - 4pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

David will paint another 'Summer Landscape' in this second watercolour workshop. After the demonstration he will help students with their own paintings through plenty of one-to-one tuition. David's workshops are very popular so early booking is advised.  

Jake Winkle

'Going Wild in Watercolour'
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Friday 22nd June 2018

10am - 4pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

We are pleased to welcome Jake Winkle to The Sandpiper Studio for two days of 'Going Wild in Watercolour!.' Using vibrant colour and expressive brush strokes, learn to paint simple, bold animals in watercolour. Students will paint two pictures each day and Jake will bring all photo references. Jake will demonstrate at the start of each morning and afternoon session then help students create their own paintings. 

Jake Winkle

'Going Wild in Watercolour'
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Saturday 23rd June 2018

10am - 4pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Jake will guide students through two more paintings 'Going Wild in Watercolour.' Using vibrant colour and expressive brush strokes, learn to paint simple, bold animals in watercolour. Jake will bring all photo references. 

 

Kitty Mulder

Flowers in Watercolour
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Friday 11th May 2018

10am - 4pm

£80 including lunch and all 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 to The Sandpiper Studio for a weekend of watercolour workshops. She will demonstrate her unique style of painting with brush and cotton wool to achieve loose, soft focus images of watercolour flowers. Kitty uses fresh flowers, silk flowers and photographs as reference material which will also be available to students.

 

Kitty Mulder

Flowers in Watercolour
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Saturday 12th May 2018

10am - 4pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

In this second workshop with Kitty Mulder, students will learn how to paint loose, soft focus images of watercolour flowers using brush and cotton wool. Each demonstration that Kitty does will be unique 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 to students. 

Jem Bowden

'Light and Shadow in Watercolour Landscapes'
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Saturday 21st July 2018

10am - 4pm

£75 including lunch and refreshments

'This workshop will focus on how we can use light and shadow in our compositions to enhance atmosphere, depth, form and visual impact. Our subject will include buildings within a landscape scene. All reference material will be provided and a suggested materials list will be sent to participants in advance of the day.' JB

 

Val Briggs

'Iridescent Feathers, The Kingfisher'
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Friday 7th September 2018, Saturday 8th September 2018

9.30am - 4.30pm

£130 including lunch and refreshments

Wildlife artist Valerie Briggs is returning to the Sandpiper Studio to show students how to create the effect of iridescent feathers in watercolour. We will be painting a Kingfisher in detail. Although Val will provide some reference material, it would be advisable for students to collect some of their own. There will be plenty of one-to-one and group tuition throughout the 2 days. 

Fabio Cembranelli

'Watercolour Flowers'
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Monday 8th October 2018, Tuesday 9th October 2018

10am - 4pm

£240 including lunch and refreshments

We are pleased to welcome Brazilian artist Fabio Cembranelli back to The Sandpiper Studio for more watercolour workshops. 

After graduating in Architecture, Fabio 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.' FC

There will be plenty of group demonstrations and one-to-one tuition each day. Fresh flowers will be provided or students can bring their own (please also bring a vase.) Students can also use photographs or their own sketches as reference. 

 

Fabio Cembranelli

'Cockerel, Landscapes and Still Life with Flowers'
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Thursday 11th October 2018, Friday 12th October 2018, Saturday 13th October 2018

10am - 4pm

£360 including lunch and refreshments

In this second workshop with Fabio Cembranelli, we will paint a cockerel, landscapes and a still life, spending one day on each subject. There will be plenty of group demonstrations and one-to-one tuition throughout the three days. There will be fresh flowers at the studio for reference, it would be helpful for students to bring their own photographs of landscapes, cockerels and a vase for the still life. 

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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