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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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. 

Robert Brindley

'The Lake District'
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Thursday 25th October 2018

9.30am - 4.30pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

We would like to welcome back Robert Brindley for 3 more workshops at The Sandpiper Studio.

Robert will be starting with a demonstration of the Lake District in oils, he will then help each student create a painting of their own. Students can work in oils, watercolours or pastels and from their own photographs or Robert's. Robert will give plenty of one-to-one tuition and students can work at their own pace making this workshop suitable for all abilities.

 

Robert Brindley

'The Lake District'
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Friday 26th October 2018

9.30am - 4.30pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Robert will start the workshop with a demonstration of the Lake District in watercolours, he will then help each student create a painting of their own.Students can work in watercolours, oils or pastels and from their own photographs or Robert's. He will give plenty of one-to-one tuition and students work at their own pace making this workshop suitable for all abilities.

Robert Brindley

'Figures in Urban Landscape'
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Saturday 27th October 2018

9.30am - 4.30pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Robert will be starting the workshop with a demonstration in watercolours, he will then help students create a painting of their own. Students can work in watercolours, oils or pastels and from their own photographs or Robert's. He will give plenty of one-to-one tuition and students work at their own pace making this workshop suitable for all abilities.

Robert Dutton

'Flowing Waters'
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Friday 9th November 2018

10am - 4pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Robert has planned 2 exciting workshops this weekend at the Sandpiper Studio, using watercolour, gouache, pastel and acrylic inks. You will explore a variety of techniques with mixed media and create paintings filled with plenty of expression.

'Flowing Waters' This mixed media workshop will take you through the exciting , multi layered painting stages from initial concept to conclusion to create a wonderful, vibrant and expressive painting of a river scene filled with shimmering reflections using a semi-abstract approach. RD

You will learn how to use big brush techniques with a bold approach and how to control large washes in multiple layers of colour. With regular demonstrations and one-to-one tuition the day, you will learn lots of different contemporary art techniques to help you develop as an artist.RD

Robert Dutton

'Big Skies and Foreground Textures'
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Saturday 10th November 2018

10am - 4pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Robert describes this as 'a flexible, open subject workshop' following the 'Big skies and Foreground textures' theme. Using mixed media for your chosen subject, learn how to create very different expressive marks and contrasts between a richly textured foreground with the more open, 'free space' of a dramatic sky. RD 

You will learn how to use big brush techniques with a bold approach and how to control large washes in multiple layers of colour. With regular demonstrations and one-to-one tuition throughout the day you will learn lots of different contemporary art techniques to help you develop as artists. RD 

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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