Programme for 2019 Workshops 

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 or bank transfer as payment, 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

Jem Bowden

Watercolour, Landscapes

Jake Winkle

Watercolour Animals, Landscapes

Vivienne Cawson

Watercolour Flower paintings

Vivienne Cawson

Watercolour Flower Paintings

Fabio Cembranelli

Watercolour Flower paintings

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Robert Dutton

Acrylic Mixed Media Workshop 'Flowing Rivers and Reflections'
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Friday 1st November 2019

10am - 4pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

This workshop will give you an insight into how versatile acrylic paint can be. You will learn how to combine acrylic inks and acrylic paint in multiple layers to create a painting of 'River and Reflections' using expressive colours and mark making techniques.

'Using big brush techniques and a bold approach, this workshop will teach you how to control large washes of acrylic ink as glazes with thicker applications of acrylic colour. Creative freedom with all the marks you make is what this weekend is all about! With regular demonstrations and one-to-one tuition each day, you will learn lots of different contemporary techniques to help you develop as individual artists.' RD 

Robert Dutton

Acrylic Mixed Media Workshop 'Seascapes'
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Saturday 2nd November 2019

10am - 4pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Robert's second workshop this weekend will once again explore how versatile acrylic paint can be. You will learn how to create a visually exciting seascape painting with fluid acrylic inks and acrylic paint on a heavy weight 640gsm Not surface watercolour paper.

'A superb workshop which explores acrylic paint and inks on primed watercolour paper (shown in class) to give very different creative effects to that of canvas. Using brushes and palette knives, see how your painting quickly develops into an eye catching work of art full of colour and drama. Great to work big! Creative freedom with all the marks you make is what this weekend is all about! With regular demonstrations and one-to-one tuition each day, you will learn plenty of different contemporary techniques to help you develop as individual artists.' RD 

Val Briggs

'Peacock and Iridescent Feathers'
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Friday 27th September 2019, Saturday 28th September 2019

9.30am - 4.30pm

£140 including lunch and refreshments

Valerie Briggs is an award winning wildlife artist and popular tutor, providing excellent tuition alongside a thorough knowledge of her subject. In this 2 day workshop students will learn how to use layers of watercolour to create the iridescence of Peacock feathers and head portrait. Val will provide some photographs and worksheets but students can also use their own reference material.  

  

Robert Brindley

'Coastal Scenes'
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Friday 25th October 2019

9.30am - 4.30pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Robert Brindley is a regular visitor to The Sandpiper Studio and a very popular artist and tutor whose workshops fill very quickly. He will begin the workshop with a demonstration of a coastal scene in watercolour, he will then help students create their own paintings with hints and tips on composition, colour mixing and painting techniques. There will be plenty of one-to-one tuition and students can work at their own pace. Robert always has plenty of reference photographs or students can bring their own. He is quite happy for students to use a different medium other than watercolour. 

Robert Brindley

'Coastal Scenes'
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Saturday 26th October 2019

9.30am - 4.30pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Robert will begin the workshop with a demonstration of a coastal scene in watercolour, he will then help students create their own paintings with hints and tips on composition, colour mixing and painting techniques. There will be plenty of one-to-one tuition and students can work at their own pace. Robert always has plenty of reference photographs or students can bring their own. He is quite happy for students to use a different medium other than watercolour.

David Bellamy

'Atmospheric Seascapes'
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Friday 8th November 2019

10am - 4pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Skies and water are a popular choice for workshops and David Bellamy is an expert in creating atmospheric seascapes in watercolour. He will begin with a demonstration of a complete painting while discussing composition, colour mixing and special techniques. David will then help students create their own picture with plenty of one-to-one tuition.  Students are advised to bring their own photographs and/or sketches to work from. David's workshops are very popular and early booking is advised.  

David Bellamy

'Atmospheric Seascapes'
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Saturday 9th November 2019

10am - 4pm

£80 including lunch and all refreshments

Skies and water are a popular choice for workshops and David Bellamy is an expert in creating atmospheric seascapes in watercolour. He will begin with a demonstration of a complete painting while discussing composition, colour mixing and special techniques. David will then help students create their own picture with plenty of one-to-one tuition. Students are advised to bring their own photographs and/or sketches to work from. David's workshops are very popular and early booking is advised. 

Vivienne Cawson

Watercolour Flower Paintings
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Friday 18th October 2019

10am - 4pm

£95 including lunch and all refreshments

We would like to welcome Vivienne to The Sandpiper Studio for the first time, her vibrant floral compositions have evolved from her background in textile design and often incorporate beautiful patterns giving a strong contemporary feel. Unlike a botanical painter who may build up layers of watercolour, Vivienne places strong colours directly onto the white paper without a preliminary drawing leading to a fresh, considered approach. This workshop is limited to ten students giving plenty of opportunity for one-to-one tuition.

From Vivienne:-

'Inspiration for your painting will be taken from my photographs of flowers. This one day workshop is suitable for all abilities, if you have never picked up a paintbrush before, but have the desire to paint flowers in watercolour, here's your opportunity. Throughout the day I will demonstrate techniques and guide you through your painting. We will look at backgrounds and get inspiration from the fabrics and papers I will have on hand. During the day we will take time out for critiques which are an important part of the creative process.' VC 

 

Vivienne Cawson

Watercolour Flower Paintings
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Saturday 19th October 2019

10am - 4pm

£95 including lunch and all refreshments

We would like to welcome Vivienne to The Sandpiper Studio for her second workshop on watercolour flower painting. Her vibrant floral compositions have evolved from her background in textile design and often incorporate beautiful patterns giving a strong contemporary feel. Unlike a botanical painter who may build up layers of watercolour, Vivienne places strong colours directly onto the white paper without a preliminary drawing leading to a fresh, considered approach. This workshop is limited to ten students giving plenty of opportunity for one-to-one tuition.

From Vivienne:-

'Inspiration for your painting will be taken from my photographs of flowers. This one day workshop is suitable for all abilities, if you have never picked up a paintbrush before, but have the desire to paint flowers in watercolour, here's your opportunity. Throughout the day I will demonstrate techniques and guide you through your painting. We will look at backgrounds and get inspiration from the fabrics and papers I will have on hand. During the day we will take time out for critiques which are an important part of the creative process.' VC 

 

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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