Book a Landscape workshop: Loosen up your Landscapes 9th to 11th August 2023

Book a Landscape workshop: Loosen up your Landscapes 9th to 11th August 2023

I have launched a new workshop series this year exploring landscape painting. The series starts with a 2-day Interpreting the Landscape workshop and the workshops become more advanced as the year progresses. You can pick and choose between the different workshops, or even book them all for the full experience:

Interpreting the Landscape: Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June 2023

Coastal Landscapes: Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th July 2023

Loosen up your Landscapes: Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th August 2023

The third Landscape workshop in the series will take place Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th August 2023. This workshop will focus on simplifying elements of the landscape to enable individual interpretation and self expression. Ideal for representational painters who would like to loosen up their painting and venture towards more abstract work.

About the workshop

We will begin by going out into the landscape to gather reference material, ie making sketches/studies (en plein air), taking photos and collecting other found materials. Back in the studio we'll discuss ways of using these source materials creatively. You will also receive prompts to get you thinking differently about the subject and your entire approach to painting.

Working simultaneously on multiple paintings, we will build up a body of work that will give you practical ways to transform your landscape paintings and set you on the path to further developing your paintings in your own unique style.

NB: Moderate painting experience is needed for this workshop, not for complete beginners. If you are unsure about this please contact us to arrange a chat!


Workshop timetable

Itinerary for the 3 days

Arrive at 9.45am for coffee and chat

10am Start


  • Welcome and housekeeping 
  • Discussion about landscape elements and what visual information to look out for.
  • Trip out into the landscape to gather reference material (on day 1) or demonstrations / discussions and painting exercises (on days 2 and 3).

Break for lunch around 1pm

  • A light lunch is provided or bring you own if you prefer.
  • Tea and coffee available throughout the day


  • Painting time to develop the work from the morning exercises.
  • Individual feedback as you progress
  • Final group discussion

Pack up around 4.45 - 5pm

All materials and equipment are provided but if you have your own items you would particularly like to use, or a personal sketchbook, then feel free to bring them with you.


Workshop details

Wednesday 9th - Friday 11th August 2023

10am - 5pm (Lunch 30-40 mins starting at around 1 pm)

Max places = 8

£375 per person

Painting workshops take place with me in my spacious and well equipped studio on the Pembrokeshire coast. SJB Fine Art Studio is located just off the main road between Newgale Beach, and the village of Solva. 

All materials and equipment are provided, so all you need to do is turn up with a willingness to learn and have fun!

Complimentary refreshments are available throughout each session.

If you have any questions or special requirements please get in touch.

All class details and information will be sent via email after booking.


There's lots of different workshops available to experience at my studio this year. Take the next step on your creative journey with me and follow the link to find out more:


Improve your painting! New 3 week course. Saturday afternoons from 30th Sept 2023 SJB Fine Art


I run various workshops suitable for a range of abilities. These run throughout the warmer months.

Please check back soon for 2024 dates! or sign up to my studio news so you will be first to know!